HOW TO: Configure Infiniband Active-Active Network with Failover/Failback Suport Using RDS "active-bonding" Feature in Oracle Linux

(Doc ID 2135112.1)

Last updated on APRIL 17, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Goal

 This document will provide guidance on how to setup an Infiniband Active-Active Network with Failover/Failback Support using RDS bonding feature in Oracle Linux using UEK Kernel

 Recent kernel version v2.6.39-400.278.1 which contains all bugfixes which can affect RDS active-active operation is recommended.   Please refer to section  "5. Recommended kernel and HCAs for using RDS Active-Active configurations with Failover/Failback"

 Import to consider:

This document will not provide information about how RDS and infiniband works.   The purpose of the document is to help the user with its configuration provinding examples of configuration and results of testing.  

 

There will be a "caveat and limitation"  section at the end of the document that we recommend the Reader to review.

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