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Oracle Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) and InfiniBand (IB) Support (For Linux x86 and x86-64 Platforms) (Doc ID 761804.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 28, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version and later
Oracle Exadata Hardware - Version and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Linux OS - Version Enterprise Linux 4.0 to Oracle Linux 5.5 [Release RHEL4 to OL5U5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Review currency on 13th.Apr 2015


This document explains the certification between Oracle Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) and InfiniBand (IB) Support for Linux x86 and x86-64 Platforms.

Note: On Oracle Linux 5.4 (kernel 2.6.18- & onwards) includes RDS 1.4.2-10, which is recommended by Oracle


For Oracle Linux 5.4 and earlier, in which only kernel-2.6.18 is available, Oracle Linux provided the RDS driver in the OFA package through ULN Channel el5_rds_x86_64_latest. The latest versions are:

For Oracle Linux 5.5+ and for  Oracle Linux 6.x, there are different types of kernels.

a) For kernel-2.6.18, the ofa driver is not provided
b) For Oracle UEK kernel-uek-2.6.32, the ofa driver (including RDS driver) package is provided through ULN Channel ol5_x86_64_latest and ol6_x86_64_latest.
c) For Oracle UEK2 kernel-uek-2.6.39, no separate ofa package is required or provided as the ofa driver (including RDS driver) modules are incorporated in the kernel package.


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