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INFINIBAND: SubnetManager Status Of New Replaced Standby Infiniband Switches (With Firmware Versions 2.2.7 Or Older) Shown As "DISCOVER" Instead Of "STANDBY" (Doc ID 2408792.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 14, 2022

Applies to:

Sun Network QDR InfiniBand Gateway Switch - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Linux x86-64
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
This Note Applies to All Oracle Engineered Systems such as Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Exadata Storage Server Software, SuperCluster, Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) which use Infiniband Fabric


On Infiniband Switches with Firmware versions 2.2.7 or older, Issue of SubnetManager status of newly replaced standby IB Switch showing as "DISCOVER" state instead of "STANDBY" state is noticed.

The issue can be confirmed by running "getmaster" command. Below is output of "getmaster" command as an example. As seen from below output, el01gw01 is the SM Master. SM status of el01gw02 should be STANBY. But instead the status is shown as DISCOVER.



Old Switch replaced with New Switch (pre-installed with FW version 2.2.9) and then downgraded to 2.2.7 and earlier versions in an attempt to match the other older FW switches, as part of Switch replacement process.


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