How to Replace Infiniband Card in Oracle SuperCluster Compute / DB nodes

(Doc ID 2044499.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

Applies to:

SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 Half Rack - Version All Versions and later
Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Full Rack - Version All Versions and later
Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Half Rack - Version All Versions and later
SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 Full Rack - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
SPARC

Goal

 

Replacement of HCA IB network port cards in SuperCluster requires additional steps to ensure the new component has the correct firmware installed and to reconfigure the HCA port GUID's in the Infiniband Fabric. Failure to do so leaves the system in a dysfunctional state and causes further downtime for the customer. This document describes how to replace a faulty Infiniband card in SuperCluster Compute and Database Nodes and ensure that the FW is updated and the port GUID's are correct.

Solution

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