Here is a copy of the document I produced for UKOUG delegates attending my presentation on Comparing ASM with ZFS document.
I’m also making available the slides I used, though be WARNED these are 25MB in total (for 22 slides) so think before downloading!
I think in the end I was more comfortable talking about ASM than I was on ZFS, and I did not really do the ZFS part justice. I’m not all that convinced that the actual talk works all that well. I ran over and even then did not cover everything about ZFS that I wanted to.
With that in mind, I have put in two other abstracts for the UKOUG Birmingham conference. I think splitting up the talk into two seperate talks is really the only way to tackle it. Maybe it was like comparing apples & oranges after all.
What ASM can do for you
This will give insight into how ASM works and an understanding of its features. You will gain an insight in the benefits and drawbacks of running a database on ASM. I will cover:
Introduction to ASM disk discovery diskgroups extents mirroring rebalancing metadata myths
and for ZFS:
What ZFS can do for you
This would give insight into how ZFS works and an understanding of its features. You will gain an insight in the benefits and drawbacks of running a database on ZFS. I would aim to cover:
Introduction to ZFS Data Integrity Creating a pool Snapshots & Cloning
Particularly with the ZFS talk I’d like to do a few demos so people can see just how easy administration with ZFS really is.