srvctl add havip

Adds highly available VIPs (HAVIPs) (used for highly available NFS exports) to a cluster.


This command is only available with Oracle Clusterware.

Syntax and Parameters

Use the srvctl add havip command with the following syntax:

srvctl add havip -id id -address {host_name | ip_address}
    [-netnum network_number] [-description text] [-skip] [-homenode node_name]

Table A-9 srvctl add havip Parameters

Parameter Description
-id havip_name

Specify a unique ID for the HAVIP resource.

-address {host_name |ip_address}

Specify either a host name or an IPv4 IP address for the HAVIP you are going to create.

Note: You must configure the IPv4 IP address with a non-DHCP, non-round robin DNS address.

-netnum network_number

Optionally, you can specify a network resource upon which the HAVIP depends. The default value for this parameter is 1.

-description text

Optionally, you can specify a text description of the HAVIP.


Optionally, you can specify this parameter to skip the reachability check for the IP address.

-homenode node_name

Optionally, you can specify a preferred node or an empty string to clear the home node.

Usage Notes

  • You must run this command as root user on Linux and UNIX platforms.

  • The address for the HAVIP must be in the same subnet as the network on which it is created.

  • Oracle does not support using IPv6 addresses.


An example of this command is:

# srvctl add havip -id myhavip -address -netnum 2 -description
    "My HA VIP" -skip -homenode myNode2