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How To Configure NIS Master, Slave And Client Configuration On Compute Nodes In Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.x Physical Environment (Doc ID 1470844.1)

Last updated on MAY 24, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version and later
Exalogic Elastic Cloud X3-2 Hardware
Linux x86-64


This document provides a step-by-step illustration of how to setup and configure compute nodes within an Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software (EECS) 2.x environment to provide an NIS environment comprised of MASTER/SLAVE servers and NIS CLIENTS. The note can be followed to setup a NIS environment that provides Naming Services within a rack to meet ID mapping requirements that need to be observed when mounting remote file-systems via the Network File System (NFS) Version 4 protocol (NFSv4).


The configuration steps provided within this note apply to Exalogic environments where a default, out-of-the-box, networking configuration implemented by Exalogic Configuration Utility (ECU) is present. The NIS configuration provided here is intended to be used to create a private NIS configuration used solely within a specific Exalogic rack by the compute nodes and ZFS Storage applicance components present within that rack. To meet this requirement, while also observing additional security considerations, it is therefore intended that NIS servers, both MASTER and SLAVES, bind to the private (IPoIB) addresses that are used solely for inter-component configuration within the rack and that NIS related network traffic takes place across the IPoIB network that is accessible within the confines of the Exalogic rack.


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