Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.2 Hardware Administration Manual

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Updated: July 2014, E39726–01

Requirements and Restrictions When Using Sun InfiniBand from Oracle in the Cluster Interconnect

    The following requirements and guidelines apply to Oracle Solaris Cluster configurations that use Sun InfiniBand adapters from Oracle:

  • A two-node cluster must use InfiniBand switches. You cannot directly connect the InfiniBand adapters to each other.

  • If only one InfiniBand adapter is installed on a cluster node, each of its two ports must be connected to a different InfiniBand switch.

  • If two InfiniBand adapters are installed in a cluster node, leave the second port on each adapter unused for interconnect purposes. For example, connect port 1 on HCA 1 to switch 1 and connect port 1 on HCA 2 to switch 2 when using these connections as a cluster interconnect.