This is the first blog entry in a series I will be writing on Exalogic Networking. The entries will start with the low level basics and work their way up to architectural strategies for the partitioning and configuration an Exalogic Rack.
This first entry will look at the low level creation and
configuration of vNICs, vIPs, vLANs, BONDs and how we can leverage
scripting and the dcli command to configure all Exalogic Compute
Nodes at the same time. At this point in time the scripts with
documented within this page are designed from Oracle Enterprise
Linux but can be tweaked slightly for a Solaris Exalogic
installation. In addition we will focus on the external facing
10Gb network because the the 1Gb is management only and should be
on a private network whilst the internal InfiniBand network will
not be directly accessible to the outside world.