|Oracle® Exalogic Elastic Cloud Release Notes
Release EL X2-2 and EL X3-2
Part Number E18480-09
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The Oracle Linux operating system is pre-installed on the compute nodes of the Exalogic machine.
This chapter contains the following sections:
You can ignore the following messages that are displayed when you install or boot Oracle Linux:"
The following error message appears on each Oracle Linux boot:
Starting mlx4_vnic_confd: Configuration file does not exist: /etc/infiniband/mlx4_vnic.conf [[FAILED]|pages/createpage.action?spaceKey=JRPG&title=FAILED&linkCreation=true&fromPageId=15410642]
This error is benign.
grep: /sys/class/net/bond1/bonding/slaves: No such file or directory/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-eth: line 99: /sys/class/net/bond1/bonding/slaves: No such file or directory
Two instances of the above will occur each time
open-ib boots. These messages do not prevent the image from functioning.
The following error appears during Oracle Linux PXE install and is captured in the
Installing kernel-uek-2.6.32-200.21.1.el5uek.x86_64 WARNING: No module ehci-hcd found for kernel 2.6.32-200.21.1.el5uek, continuing anyway WARNING: No module ohci-hcd found for kernel 2.6.32-200.21.1.el5uek, continuing anyway WARNING: No module uhci-hcd found for kernel 2.6.32-200.21.1.el5uek, continuing anyway
This section describes general issues and workarounds for Oracle Linux:
On the Oracle Linux operating system, when you mount a shared drive with NFSv4 as the file system protocol on the client side, the ownership of any previously created files is shown as
nobody. To avoid this problem, use an NIS or LDAP Server to configure name services associated with the user on Exalogic compute nodes running Oracle Linux.
soft nofile parameter in the
/etc/security/limits.conf file on Oracle Linux contains a value of
XS65536, change the value to
65536 manually, save, and close.
When you use NFSv4, you are required to re-mount all file systems by running the
mount -a command on Oracle Linux each time you reboot the compute node.
To automatically re-mount the file systems rebooting a compute node running Oracle Linux, complete the following steps:
Log in to the compute node as a
Create a script named
/etc/init.d/ directory (Log in as
# vi /etc/init.d/ nfs4_automount_on_init.sh
Add the following to the script:
#!/bin/bash#chkconfig: 345 80 05 #description: NFSv4 Automount case "$1" in "start") mount -a ;; "stop") ;; esac
chkconfig: 345 80 05, the first number
345 indicates the runLevels. The second number
80 is the start priority, and the third number
05 is the stop priority. The second number and the third number should be unique among all registered services, so you may need to adjust the values for your environment, if you have installed any other services.
Set up executable permission on the script:
# chmod +x /etc/init.d/ nfs4_automount_on_init.sh
Run the following command to register the script:
# chkconfig --add /etc/init.d/nfs4_automount_on_init.sh
Optionally, run the following command to verify the registration of the script:
# chkconfig --list
Exalogic compute nodes are multi-homed. They have multiple network interfaces, each in a different LAN segment.
Upon IP configuration, these interfaces initiate a static route to their respective subnets. For all other networks, a default route is used. Multicasting also follows the system-wide routing table. By default, multicast packets are sent over the default route because it is a class D network.
If you want to enforce multicasting over a specific interface or network, you must add a route manually.
To multicast over the
IPoIB) interface, complete the following steps:
As a root user, run the following command on the command line:
route add -net 18.104.22.168 netmask 240.0.0.0 dev bond0
To make it persistent across reboots, create the
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/route-bond0 file with the following content:
22.214.171.124/4 dev bond0
To verify, you can use the
netstat command as follows:
Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface 192.168.10.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 bond0 10.204.80.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.254.0 U 0 0 0 eth0 126.96.36.199 0.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 bond0 0.0.0.0 10.204.80.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0