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Oracle Exadata Expert’s Handbook by Tariq Farooq

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7. Exadata Networking: Management and Administration

Oracle Exadata Database Machine is shipped with three major preconfigured hardware components: storage servers (cell), database servers (compute), and ultrafast InfiniBand storage network. The network configuration in Exadata plays a significant role, and the prerequisites are far more complex and larger than for any non-Exadata setup. The goal of this chapter is to present you with a broad picture of the fundamentals of the network layer and its functionality in Exadata Database Machine. The chapter also outlines the prerequisites and essential requirements and explains the role played by the InfiniBand network. You will also learn how to manage and troubleshoot the IB switches using command-line ...

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