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Exalogic: EoIB vNIC Is Not Enslaved By The Bond Upon Re-creation In OL7/UEK4 On Exalogic Physical (Doc ID 2400335.1)

Last updated on MAY 18, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version 2.0.6.4.0 to 2.0.6.4.0
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Following a switch reboot, or upon deletion and re-creation of a vNIC on a gateway switch, it is observed that the slave interface corresponding to the vNIC is not enslaved by the EoIB bond.

For instance, the following shows a healthy EoIB bond (bond1 in this example), with both slave interfaces enslaved and in UP status:

As can be observed in the output above, eth1290_2 is not enslaved by the EoIB bond upon re-creation.

Although the EoIB bond continues to function, a reboot of the other switch or deletion followed by re-creation of the other vNIC will result in a bond with no slaves, and hence no network connectivity over the bond.

Cause

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