Setting up IBM Power Systems 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports and AIX 6.1 EtherChannel for Oracle RAC private interconnectivity

The purpose of this white paper is to document the setup and configuration of IBM Power Systems™10 Gigabit Ethernet ports.

The environment used for the tests documented in this paper consist ofthe Oracle Database 11g with Real Application Clusters (RAC) software to configure nodes withprivate network intercommunication in the AIX® operating system environment. Tests were run on aPOWER6™ processor-based Power® 570 server.

The 10 Gigabit Ethernet cards are an option forthe Power 570.


This document additionally covers the setup and configuration of AIX EtherChannel for Oracle RACinterconnectivity and the Ethernet switches.

This document does not cover the installation of the Virtual IO server (VIOS), Logical Partition(LPAR) creation, installation of the AIX operating system and various Oracle RAC components.

See link below…

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