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Administering an Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.4 Configuration

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Updated: November 2019
Chapter 7

Administering Cluster Interconnects and Public Networks

This chapter provides the software procedures for administering the Oracle Solaris Cluster interconnects and public networks.

Administering the cluster interconnects and public networks consists of both hardware and software procedures. Typically, you configure the cluster interconnects and public networks, including all the public network management (PNM) objects, when you initially install and configure the cluster.

PNM objects include the Internet Protocol network multipathing (IPMP) groups, trunk and datalink multipathing (DLMP) link aggregations, and VNICs that are directly backed by link aggregations. Multipathing is installed automatically with the Oracle Solaris OS, and you must enable it to use it. If you later need to alter a cluster interconnect network configuration, you can use the software procedures in this chapter.

For information about configuring IP Network Multipathing groups in a cluster, see the section Administering the Public Network. For information about IPMP, see Chapter 3, Administering IPMP in Administering TCP/IP Networks, IPMP, and IP Tunnels in Oracle Solaris 11.4. For information about link aggregations, see Chapter 2, Configuring High Availability by Using Link Aggregations in Managing Network Datalinks in Oracle Solaris 11.4.

This chapter provides information and procedures for the following topics.

For a high-level description of the related procedures in this chapter, see Table 11, Task List: Administering the Cluster Interconnect.

Refer to the Concepts for Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4 for background and overview information about the cluster interconnects and public networks.