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BDA/Exadata Multirack Switch Configuration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (Doc ID 2262707.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 09, 2022

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance X5-2 Starter Rack - Version All Versions and later
Linux x86-64


BDA/Exadata multirack switch configuration FAQ.

Questions and Answers

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Questions and Answers
 What firmware versions can be used on BDA NM2-GW and NM2-36P switches?
 Where should the subnet managers run in a groups of interconnected racks which includes BDA racks?
 Should BDA be treated similarly to Exalogic for the purposes of IB cabling to Exadata?
 On the BDA can the Subnet Manager (opensm) run on a BDA spine switch?
 Does the Subnet Manager always need to run the same or newer firmware than the other switches in the IB fabric?
 What is the best practice for IB switch patching of the BDA IB switches in a topology with multiple spine switches and multiple leaf switches which include at least one BDA?
 What is summary of the best practices for BDA/Exadata multiracked switch configuration?

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