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Highly Available IP (HAIP) FAQ for Release 11.2 (Doc ID 1664291.1)

Last updated on JUNE 11, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Covers release 11.2


The purpose of this note is to supplement the HAIP information available in Grid Infrastructure Redundant Interconnect and ora.cluster_interconnect.haip <Note 1210883.1>



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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 1. What does HAIP stand for?
 2. What clusterware version was HAIP introduced in?
 3. What is the purpose of HAIP?  
 4. How does HAIP create a layer of transparency between the cluster interconnect NICs on a given node and the RDBMS/ASM instances?
 5. How does HAIP obtain an IP address for use in the virtual link?
 6. How can I check if the HAIP is in use?
 7. Which Oracle clusterware log shows the failover or failback of a HAIP?
 8. What happens to the HAIP if a physical NIC fails or is disabled?
 9. What happens to the HAIP if the failed or disabled physical NIC is brought back up?
 10. Does HAIP require NIC bonding or teaming?
 11. Can OS bonding or teaming still be used with HAIP?
 12 . Is the HAIP active even if there is only one NIC per node for the cluster interconnect?
 13. Is there any limit to how many redundant interconnect NICs that can be used by clusterware?
 14. With HAIP, are all the interconnect NICs active concurrently?
 15. Can I manually failover or failback HAIP?
 16. Is HAIP supported with pre- databases?
 17. What is the recommendation regarding using OS level NIC virtualization with HAIP?
 18. Can HAIP feature be disabled manually?
 19. Can RDS be used with HAIP?

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