Adding InfiniBand Switches
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This guide provides an end-to-end example for how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.
Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center supports the following types of network switches:
Sun Ethernet 10GbE Fabric switch
Sun Datacenter InfiniBand switch
Cisco Catalyst 4948 Ethernet Switch
This document describes the procedure for discovering one or more Sun Datacenter InfiniBand switches. You discover the switches in these situations:
A new switch is installed in an existing data center that is managed by Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center. You need to discover the switch so that it becomes a managed asset. You can use this procedure to submit a job that targets the asset at the specific IP address.
One or more switches are supporting a network in a data center when Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center is installed. You want to direct the product to discover all the switches. Because you know the subnet where the switches are attached, you can use this procedure to submit a job that targets any InfiniBand network switch on that subnet.
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You will need the following to deploy network switches:
A working network switch that a Proxy Controller can reach.
The credentials for the switch's management controller. If you have the Network Admin role, you can create new credentials.
The specific IP address of the switch or the range of IP addresses.
A Proxy Controller must be able to reach the switch:
To discover a new switch in an existing site, connect the switch to a subnet that has a Proxy Controller.
To discover the switches in a new installation, add a Proxy Controller to the same subnet where the switches are located.
When you manage a network switch, the operation identifies the switch, checks its configuration, and makes its fabrics available in the Default Network Domain. To manage a network switch, you create a discovery profile and then use the Add Assets action.
The discovery profile can include a specific IP address and credentials to manage a specific network switch. If this information is not included, you can provide the specific information each time you use the profile, allowing the profile to be used more than one time.
In the Navigation pane, click Plan Management.
In the Profiles and Policies section, click Discovery.
In the Actions pane, click Create Profile.
Enter a name for the discovery profile and select the Networking type of asset. For InfiniBand, select Magnum Family Switches.
You have the option of adding tags to identify the new assets, according to your site's policy. Click Next.
In the Add IP Ranges step, you define the target of the discovery operation, that is, the network switch:
If you are discovering a specific switch and you know its IP address or its host name, click Next to skip this step. You will provide the IP address or host name when you use the discovery profile. If you prefer to set the IP address in the discovery profile, you can complete this step and enter the IP address of the switch in the IP Ranges field.
If you are discovering a switch but do not know its IP address or host name, or you are discovering a set of switches that reside on a subnet, click the Add icon to display the Add IP Ranges window.
Add a name and description to identify the IP range, for example, a geography name.
In the Network list, select Automatic to route the job to the closest Proxy Controller.
Enter the IP range for the subnet that includes the network switches. During the discovery process, Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center searches the subnet for assets that are InfiniBand network switches. You can specify more than one subnet.
Click Add. When you are finished, click Next.
Authorize the discovery operation to probe the network switches using SSH and IPMI credentials.
If you are discovering a specific switch, click Next to skip this step. You will provide credentials when you use the discovery profile.
If you are discovering a set of switches, you can specify that the network switch's default system credentials are used by selecting the checkbox or you can provide credentials. To specify
ssh credentials, click New in the SSH row.
To specify IPMI credentials, click New in the IPMI row.
When you are finished, click Create to complete the new credentials and view the summary of the discovery profile. Click Finish to create the discovery profile.
The following is an example of a discovery profile for an InfiniBand network switch.
In the Navigation pane, select All Assets.
In the Actions pane, click Add Assets.
Select Add and Manage Various Types of Assets via Discovery Probes.
Select the new discovery profile, new_switch.
To change or add IP addresses defined in the discovery profile, enter them in the Hostname/IP Address field.
To use the credentials in the discovery profile, click Select. If you did not specify credentials in the profile, click New to provide them now. You can also use the New button to override the credentials in the profile.
Click Add Now to start the discovery job.
When the discovery job is complete, the switches are displayed as managed assets in a way similar to the following:
The tabbed windows in the center pane also contain information about the switches.
As part of becoming a managed network switch, any fabrics that existed on the network switch are also incorporated.
Hover the cursor over the fabric icon to see its details, similar to the following.
The fabrics are available in the Default Network Domain. To change the network domain, use the Assign Fabric action.
To maintain network switches, you will need to acquire updated firmware images and create a profile from the Update Firmware template. See Keeping Your Firmware Up-to-Date in the product
How To library.
The following chapters in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Feature Reference Guide contain more information:
For more information about these switches, see the product documentation:
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