RE: Dell-Oracle-Linux: Anyone else run this...because its not working for us!

OK, time to demonstate some network ignorance. Our SA says we have straight
through ethernet cables, not crossover (switch has been ordered, just not
here yet). From what I can tell, crossover cables are needed to connect same
devices so the transmit pin from one connects to the receive pin of the
other device. If so, shouldn't server to server direct connections use
crossover? Would straight through work at all? If they both worked, I am
assuming the network flakiness would be observed in either direct connect
and a switch would always be necessary. Correct?

Henry


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Subject: RE: Dell-Oracle-Linux: Anyone else run this...because its not
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Yep, as you found out the hard way crossover cables aren't supported.  Too
many problems that magically disappear when you switch to a switch (if you
get what I mean!)

 
Pete
 
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On Behalf Of Yechiel Adar
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Subject: Re: Dell-Oracle-Linux: Anyone else run this...because its not
working for us!

We had a two servers rac that went down.
The tar result was: Use switch for interconnet and do not use cross-over
network cable.

Adar Yechiel
Rechovot, Israel



Mark Brinsmead wrote:

> I've never experience this myself, but I do know that running a
> two-node cluster with ethernet cross-over cables for the interconnect
> network can cause the entire cluster to fail when one node crashes.
> You must use a hub/switch for the interconnect networks (in production
> anyway).  And of course, to avoid single-points-of-failure, you should
> use a separate switch for each network.
>
>

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