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How to Configure Solaris Link-based IPMP for Oracle VIP (Doc ID 730732.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Purpose

This note will give an example configuration for Link-based failure detection mode for IPMP which is introduced in Sun Solaris 10 platform. Please note, this note is only applicable to Solaris 10 platform. For IPMP configuration on Solaris 11, please refer to <Note 1529573.1> Example How To Setup Grid Infrastructure With Solaris 11 IPMP.

Before Sun Solaris 10, there is only Probe-based failure detection IPMP configuration that you can find the example in <Note 283107.1>

The main different between Probe-based IPMP and Link-based IPMP
- In Probe-based IPMP, beside the host's Physical IP address you also need to assign a test IP address for each NIC card. And one target system, normally default gateway, where multipathing daemon used for ICMP probe message.

- In Link-based IPMP, only the host's Physical IP address is required.

Scope

By default, link-based failure detection is always enabled in Solaris 10, provided that the driver for the interface supports this type of failure detection. The following Sun network drivers are supported in the current release

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Network Requirement
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There is no different for Probe-based and Link-based in term of hardware requirement.

It is only one Physical IP address required per cluster node. The following is list of NIC Card and IP addresses that will be used in the following example.
- Public Interface: ce0 and ce1
- Physical IP: 130.35.100.123
- Oracle RAC VIP: 130.35.100.124

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