1.2 Notable New Features

This release of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel includes the following new functionality:

  • The following InfiniBand hardware is supported with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel:

    • Mellanox ConnectX-2 InfiniBand Host Channel Adapters

    • Sun InfiniBand QDR Host Channel Adapter PCIe #375-3696

  • InfiniBand support via the rdma package. To start the rdma service, and enable it to load all the required modules automatically when you reboot the system, run the following commands as root:

    # service rdma start
    # chkconfig --level 2345 rdma on

    To stop or restart the rdma service, use the following commands:

    # service rdma stop
    # service rdma restart

    To configure which upper-layer modules the rdma service should load, edit /etc/rdma/rdma.conf.

  • The Linux Containers template script for Oracle Linux (lxc-oracle) supports the creation of containers for Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, Oracle Linux 5, and Oracle Linux 6, downloading and installing the release RPMs from the Oracle Yum Server repository.