Monday Aug 06, 2012

Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 and Oracle Solaris 11 Software Supported on Third Party Storage

Oracle Solaris Cluster software can be used with different storage
technologies such as FC, SCSI, iSCSI and NAS on Oracle storage and
third party storage. There is also support for highly available
Oracle Solaris ZFS, POSIX compliant cluster file system, raw disk
access to cluster-wide global devices and volume managers. Oracle
Solaris Cluster software provides the highest levels of data
integrity and availability using innovative fencing and quorum
technologies.  Oracle Solaris Cluster software has a validation tool
called OSCATE (Oracle Solaris Cluster Automated Test Environment)
that is used to verify that the storage under test meets all the
requirements for successful integration with the Oracle Solaris
Cluster product. It has a combination of functional, load tests and
real world fault injection scenarios to ensure end-to-end
availability of the entire stack all the way from applications to

Third party storage partners are diligently working towards becoming
certified with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 and Oracle Solaris 11
software.  Partners now certified are EMC, Hitachi Data Systems,
HP/3PAR, IBM and NEC.  Certification is essential prior to
deployment in a production environment.  Completing the stringent
set of test requirements dictated by OSCATE provides customers with
choices of supported third-party storage arrays and confidence that
should any issue arise, they will be supported by both parties.

Support for the Oracle Solaris ZFS file system with EMC SRDF, a
storage-based replication option, is also now available for use with
Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition. The following
configurations are supported on Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 with EMC

Geographic Edition

Geographic Edition + ZFS

Geographic Edition + campus cluster

Geographic Edition + campus cluster + ZFS

For all Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.x configurations where TimeFinder
or SRDF are being used, please refer to the white paper,
“Integration of EMC SRDF and TimeFinder with Oracle Solaris Cluster”
on EMC’s  PowerLink site.  You may also refer to the Oracle Solaris
Cluster 3.3 5/11 documentation:

Campus Cluster Data Replication:

Geographic Edition:

As other partner's
storage becomes certified, you will find support information
at: support


Friday Sep 04, 2009

Compellent now on board as a Solaris Cluster Third Party Storage

More options for customers to deploy Solaris Cluster!

We are pleased to announce that Compellent Technologies has partnered with Sun to offer Solaris Cluster certification on their Storage Center arrays. The interoperability matrix for Compellent is now listed at:

This new partnership continues to drive customer choice by offering a wider selection of supported storage arrays from leading vendors, like Compellent, for their Solaris Cluster deployments.

Irene Israel

Senior Program Manager, Solaris Cluster

Tuesday Aug 25, 2009

3PAR - New Third Party Storage Partner

3PAR is Solaris Cluster's newest enterprise class storage partner.  The InServ Storage Servers, which include the E-Class, F-Class, S-Class and T-Class models, are now now listed on the Solaris Cluster 3rd party storage matrix:

3PAR is a leading provider of utility storage a category of highly virtualized and dynamically tiered storage arrays. The inclusion of 3PAR
support on Solaris Cluster adds another dynamic storage option for Solaris Cluster customers to deploy.

Irene Israel

Senior Program Manager, Solaris Cluster

Wednesday Feb 06, 2008

Sun Cluster Open Storage announcements for January and February, 2008

January, 2008 is working out to a great start to the New Year!  We have the following updates in relation to Sun Cluster and 3rd party Storage offerings.

We've increased the NetApp NAS configuration from 32 to 48 nodes, effective this week. This is a significant step with the goal of ultimately supporting 62 nodes, which we hope to have support for in the future. We've also included the "M" Series high end servers to the NetApp matrix. The servers included are the M4000, M5000, M8000 and the M9000 Sun Sparc based OPL based platforms. They are "All" now supported on Sun Cluster 3.2.

We are also happy to report that we've included a "New" storage array in the product offerings from NEC; the D3 and D8 Arrays. More information can be found at

In February, 2008 we've included the following offerings on Sun Cluster 3.2: 


\*T5120 & T5220 

\* x4150 & 4450

\* Sun Blades 6220, 6250 & x8440 


 \*T5120 & T5220

\* x4150 & 4450

\* Sun Blades 6220, 6250 & x8440

Hitachi Data Systems:

 \*T5120 & T5220 across all HDS Storage Arrays

NEC Corporation:

\* NEC's 'New' iStorage D3 and D8 Arrays

\* T5120 & T5220 Servers

\* x4150 & 4450 Servers

\* Sun Blades 6300, 6320, 6220, 6250 & x8440

Until next time!


Roger Autrand
Sr. Manager, Sun Cluster Availability


Friday Feb 01, 2008

Solaris Cluster 3.2 now supports EMC Symmetrix and Clarion Storage

Solaris Cluster the premiere choice among Solaris Sparc and x64 users continues to roll out new configurations on 3rd party supported storage.

For those of you who may frequently or infrequently visit our blog, one of the highlights for 2008 is the support of ,"EMC storage on Sun Cluster 3.2".  This applies to both Symmetrix and Clarion storage devices. All the latest information relating to Solaris Cluster and EMC interoperability can be found at


Here you will find information pertaining to

\*  Solaris Cluster EMC Clarion Storage interoperability 

\*  Solairs Cluster EMC Symmetrix Storage interoperability

\*  Sun and EMC Partnership information 

\*  Software and Interoperability Data sheet

\*  Solaris Cluster Geographical Edition with EMC SRDF 


In January, the following Servers on Solaris Cluster  were announced to be interoperable with Symmetrix and Clarion Storage Arrays.

- T5120 & 5220

- M8000 & M9000

- Sun Blade T6300, T6220 & T6250

- x4150 server 

Feel free to post a question or provide feedback for any topics of discussion you'd like to learn about!


Roger Autrand
Sr. Manager, Sun Cluster Availability


Oracle Solaris Cluster Engineering Blog


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