Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.2 Hardware Administration Manual

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Updated: July 2014, E39726–01

Cluster Interconnect Technologies

The following table lists example node-to-node link technologies and their limitations.

Table 7-2  Campus Cluster Interconnect Technologies and Distance Limits
Link Technology
Maximum Distance
100 Mbps Ethernet
100 meters per segment
Unshielded twisted pair (UTP)
1000 Mbps Ethernet
100 meters per segment
1000 Mbps Ethernet
260 meters per segment
62.5/125 micron multimode fiber (MMF)
1000 Mbps Ethernet
550 meters per segment
50/125 micron MMF
1000 Mbps Ethernet (FC)
10 kilometers at 1 Gbps
9/125 micron single-mode fiber (SMF)
200 kilometers and up
Consult your Oracle representative

Always check your vendor documentation for technology-specific requirements and limitations.