OCFS2 support for Linux on SLES

Recently there has been quite some discussion around the support for OCFS2. SUSE has published their support statements in two blog entries:

So the good news is that there will be continued support for a shared file system integrated in the SUSE distribution. SUSE support will require the installation of the High Availability Extensions (HAE) that are included for Linux on System z and POWER.

So it’s best to view OCFS2 as a cluster file system that has been created by Oracle. Don’t get confused with the Oracle DB itself. If Oracle RAC is a requirement, you are not dependent on OCFS2 – Oracle ASM is in my opinion better integrated with the Oracle DB and should be used.

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