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Oracle® Exadata Database Server X8-8 Service Manual

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Updated: June 2020
 
 

Networking Subsystem

Use the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) Networking page to view networking information, including the status of Ethernet Controllers and InfiniBand Controllers.

The server networking subsystem consists of the following:

  • Ethernet Controllers for network ports:

    SMOD0 System A NET0-3 10 GbE Network ports labeled NET0, NET1, NET2, and NET3

    SMOD1 System B NET0-3 10 GbE Network ports labeled NET0, NET1, NET2, and NET3

  • InfiniBand Controllers in PCIe slots:

    Installation Rules:

    Oracle Dual Port QDR InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter M3 InfiniBand card PCIe slot number order: 5, 7, 9, and 11

  • Two 10/100/1000 GbE Network Ethernet ports, one NET MGT port each in SMOD0 and SMOD1

    Ethernet ports enable you to connect the system to the network. The Ethernet ports use RJ-45 cables for 10/100/1000BASE-T connections.

Ethernet Port Status Indicators are two status indicators (LEDs) that are visible from the back of the server.

Status Indicator Name
Location and Color
State and Meaning
Activity
Top left Green
  • ON – Link up. Lights when the Network (NET) 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) NET0 port is active. Indicates a live network.

  • Off– No activity. No link. Not operational.

  • FLASHING – Packet activity. Blinks with network traffic.

Link speed
Top right Bi-colored: Amber/Green
  • Off – 10BASE-T link (if link up) (10 Gigabit Ethernet 10GBASE-T)

  • Amber ON – 100BASE-T link (Fast Ethernet 100 BASE-TX)

  • Green ON – 1000BASE-T link (Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T)

See Back Panel Connector Locations.

I/O Subsystem

The server Input/Output (I/O) subsystem consists of the following:

  • 8 or 16 PCIe Gen3 I/O slots (up to eight 16-lane and eight 8-lane)

  • Two 10/100/1000 GbE Network Ethernet ports, one SER MGT port each in SMOD0 and SMOD1

  • 4 USB 3.0 ports (2 external, one each in SMOD0 and SMOD1, 2 internal, one each in SMOD0 and SMOD1)


    Note -  Internal USB ports are not used.