It contains the following topics:
The ECU enables you to perform the initial configuration of an Exalogic machine and to connect the machine to your existing network. The ECU does not perform all of the initial configuration steps. For more information, see Section 5.4, "Initial Network Configuration of Exalogic Machine."
The ECU verifies the current state of your Exalogic machine before performing any initial configuration.
During manufacturing, an Exalogic machine is configured with the following default network topology:
Compute nodes and storage heads with
BOND0 (IPoIB) interfaces
Sun Network QDR InfiniBand Gateway Switches with the
Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36, which is included in Exalogic full- and half-rack machines, is not connected or configured, by default. This switch is used in multirack configuration scenarios only. For more information, see Chapter 13, "Using Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36 in Multirack Configurations".
In addition, the Cisco Ethernet management switch is not configured, by default.
For information about configuring VNICs for Ethernet connectivity, see Chapter 10, "Configuring Ethernet Over InfiniBand".
Before using the ECU to configure the Exalogic machine, keep the following points in mind:
Ensure that you have connected a laptop to the Exalogic machine
For information about connecting a laptop to your Exalogic machine, see Section 3.4, "Connecting a Laptop to Exalogic Machine".
Validate the desired network configuration
Review Section 5.1, "Default State of the Exalogic Machine Network Configuration" and Chapter 6, "Understanding Network Requirements and Configuration" to identify the desired network topology of your Exalogic machine. In addition, review the network topology with your network administrator.
Ensure that all required network parameters are available
After determining the desired network configuration, you should determine a full set of network parameters, such as gateway addresses, netmask, IP addresses for
BOND1 (if needed), ILOMs, and so on. You are required to enter them in the configurator spreadsheet, which is used as input by Exalogic Configuration Utility.
Ensure that all the required cabling is completed
You must have connected your Exalogic machine to the data center's Ethernet device, such as a switch. For more information, see Section 6.6.6, "Connectivity Between Exalogic Machine and External LAN Through Sun Network QDR InfiniBand Gateway Switch".
Set up VNICs, as necessary, for Ethernet over InfiniBand (EoIB) connectivity. For more information, see Chapter 10, "Configuring Ethernet Over InfiniBand".
Oracle recommends strongly that the configuration tasks using ECU be performed by fully trained, qualified Oracle personnel or by formally accredited Oracle partners. For more information, contact Oracle Advanced Customer Support (ACS):