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Exalogic: Infiniband (IB Switches) Known Issues Related To Exalogic (Doc ID 2222206.1)

Last updated on APRIL 04, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version and later
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Linux x86-64
Oracle Virtual Server x86-64


This document provides detailed information on all network/infiniband related known issues for Exalogic.


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In this Document
 VNIC 10gb Bond Network Ethernet Link Failover
 Infiniband Drivers (openibd) load order issue during compute node reboot
 "showvnics" commands fails when using VLAN ID's greater than 999
 NM2GW firmware patching post upgrade steps missing in July 2011 PSU
 VNICs disappearing from IB GW Switches during SM Failover
 VNICs are lost when IB Switch is rebooted
 Stability issues with extended Infiniband fabric (interconnected multirack env) when subnet managers are on switches running older versions of firmware
 NM2-GW switch automatically reboots itself after a few days of uptime
 NM2-GW switch hangs and does not come up intermittently after reboot with "go bit not cleared" message in sys log
 "" Script Hangs and Compute Node Freezes while Patching an Exalogic Compute Node
 SDP Connection in inter-connected Exalogic and Exadata stopped working
 Exalogic: Incorrect Hostname On NM2-GW IB Switches
 IB Network (EoIB & IPoIB) Not Working With "ibstat" Command Failing With Error: "ibwarn: [16597] umad_init: can't read ABI version from /sys/class/infiniband_mad/abi_version (No such file or directory): is ib_umad module loaded?"
 EoIB Network Does Not Work On Exalogic Linux Physical Compute Nodes With Hardware Address Shown As Zero's
 Exalogic: Infiniband Gateway Switch Stays In Pre-boot Environment During Upgrade/Reboot
 Exalogic Virtual : Life Expectancy of InfiniBand Switch NM2-GW is Degrading at Rapid Rate (Doc ID 2139293.1)
 The NM2-GW Switch firmware upgrade fails, when the image is downloaded through "tftp"
 Cannot SSH Or Ping ILOM IP Of Exalogic Compute Node
 Exalogic Physical: IB Networks Not Working On Compute Nodes When One Of the Slaves Is Made Active Slave
 In Exalogic Physical Rack With LAG (Link Aggregation) Setup, No VNICs Are Shown On IB NM2-GW Switches After Upgrading IB NM2-GW Switches During PSU Upgrade
 Exalogic: Stability Issues With InfiniBand Switches With Firmware Versions 2.2.X Older Than 2.2.6-2
 Exalogic: Compute Node/Storage Nodes IB Ports State Shown As "Down" Along With Infiniband Switch Ports Status Showing "Switch Port <X> down (AutomaticHighErrorRate)" Message
 Exalogic: SM Status Of New Replaced Standby NM2-GW IB Switches (With Firmware Versions 2.2.7 Or Older) Shown As "DISCOVER" Instead Of "STANDBY"
 Exalogic: Compute Node IB Ports State Shown As "UP" Whereas Corresponding Infiniband Switch Port Status Shown As "DOWN" intermittently In "listlinkup"
 Exalogic: /var/log/lumain.log Growing Huge in Size On the IB Switches Causing /var/log Directory To Become Full (100%)
 Exalogic: Infiniband Switch Becomes Unbootable With NO Link Lights and Fans Spinning Full Speed After Upgrading To 2.2.X From 2.1.X
 Exalogic Virtual: Guest vServers EoIB Network Not Working & Unable To Ping EoIB Network Gateway From The vServer
 Exalogic Physical: Newly Created VNICs On the Replaced Infiniband Switch Are In WAIT-IOA State (Doc ID 2485334.1)
 Exalogic: IB Ports State Shown As "Initializing" Instead Of Active On Compute Nodes/Storage Heads (Doc ID 2511379.1)

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