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Oracle® Servers X7-2 and X7-2L Installation Guide

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Updated: July 2020

Configure the Oracle Server X7-2 Network Media

The Oracle Server X7-2 provides three network ports, one i210 based Gigabit Ethernet copper port and two ports attached to the BCM onboard network controller, which use either two 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 copper ports or two 10/25-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+/SFP28 ports. Configure network media by selecting the media type for the Ethernet ports using either Oracle ILOM or the BIOS options for the BCM network controller.

When the Oracle ILOM auto_media_detection option is enabled (default), either plug an Ethernet cable into the RJ-45 port or connect an SFP+/SFP28 transceiver into an SFP port. The system automatically configures the active_media option. If both SPF and RJ-45 ports are plugged in, the system defaults to the SFP port, and the RJ-45 ports are not usable.

To manually change the network media selection, perform the following procedure.

  1. In Oracle ILOM, change the network media selection.

    For example, change active_media from SFP28 to RJ45. Then reset or power cycle the system to change current_active_media to RJ45.

    -> cd /HOST/network
    -> ls
             active_media = SFP28
             auto_media_detection = disabled
             current_active_media = SFP28
    -> show current_active_media
             current_active_media = SFP28
    -> set active_media=RJ45
    Set 'active_media' to 'RJ45'
  2. Reset or power cycle the system for the new media selection to take effect.