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Exalogic: How To Restore Infiniband Switch Configuration After Switch Replacement In Exalogic Racks Running with January 2018 PSU 2.0.6.3.180116 (Doc ID 2482924.1)

Last updated on JULY 30, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version 2.0.6.3.180116 to 2.0.6.3.180116
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Linux x86-64
Oracle Virtual Server x86-64

Goal

January 2018 PSU racks have Infiniband Switch firmware version 2.2.8-2. There is following known Bug with ILOM service in Infiniband switch firmware.

    <BUG 27561099> - SPSH hang after updating IB switch firmware to 2.2.8

Due to above Bug Infiniband Development have removed the 2.2.8-2 firmware version bits from MOS. So 2.2.8-2 firmware version cannot be downloaded and installed on any new replacement switches. So for any Infiniband switches which have to replaced in January 2018 PSU rack, Firmware version 2.2.9-3 has to be installed instead of 2.2.8-2.

Following are the high level steps which needs to be done for replacing the Infiniband Switch with firmware 2.2.8-2 in Exalogic January 2018 PSU rack.

  1. Oracle Field team will install the Firmware version 2.2.9-3 on the new replacement switches for Exalogic January 2018 PSU racks.

  2. Configuration of the newly replaced Infiniband switch with firmware 2.2.9-3 has been restored. Since the exabr backup of failed switch in January 2018 PSU rack was taken when it had firmware 2.2.8 and since the firmware after the replacement is 2.2.9-3 the exabr restore may not work to restore the switch configuration. So the Switch configuration has to be manually restored.

  3. After the replacement switch configuration is restored the firmware version of the other Infiniband switches in Exalogic rack will also have to be upgraded to firmware 2.2.9-3.

This MOS Note provides detailed step by step instructions on how to proceed with replacement switch configuration restoration manually and upgrading the firmware version on other Infiniband switches in the rack to 2.2.9-3.

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 PRE-REQUISITES
 MANUALLY RESTORE NEWLY REPLACED SWITCH CONFIGURATION
 UPGRADING FIRMWARE VERSION TO 2.2.9-3 ON OTHER INFINIBAND SWITCHES IN EXALOGIC RACK WITH JANUARY 2018 PSU
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