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SuperCluster- Best Practices for creating 8503 infiniband storage network IPMP interface in Solaris 11 local zones (Doc ID 1630341.1)

Last updated on JUNE 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Half Rack - Version All Versions and later
Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Full Rack - Version All Versions and later
SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 Full Rack - Version All Versions and later
Oracle SuperCluster M7 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Background: The Oracle SuperCluster uses a partitioned infiniband fabric in order to segregate traffic . All database and exadata traffic utilize the default partition key (PKEY) of FFFF and the ZFSSA access is over what we refer to as "the storage network" on PKEY 8503.

Goal

This note will assist you in setting in configuring the proper components in the global zone that will then support creating the storage network IPMP group in the Solaris 11 local zones on Oracle SuperCluster.

Solution

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Goal
 This note will assist you in setting in configuring the proper components in the global zone that will then support creating the storage network IPMP group in the Solaris 11 local zones on Oracle SuperCluster.
Solution
 This document assumes you have reviewed the contents of the SuperCluster Supported Versions document for your hardware type as well as the SuperCluster Critical Issues document.
 Oracle SuperCluster Supported Software Versions - All Hardware Types <Document 1567979.1>
 SuperCluster Critical Issues <Document 1452277.1>
 1) Determine the nets in the global zone (LDom) of the links that are configured on the 8503 storage network.
 2) Edit the zone configuration to add anets to the zone 
 3) Attach if necessary, boot and log into the local zone and create the active/passive IPMP group and give it an IP address. 
 4) Test an operation to the on board ZFSSA (7320/ZS3-ES). 
 5) Duplicate the process for all of your Solaris 11 local zones that require access on the infiniband 8503 storage network.


 

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