Re: Exadata V2 Compute Node 10GigE PCI card installation

  • From: Greg Rahn <greg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: vishal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 07:09:11 -0800

Options #1 and #2 are not allowed, so that leaves you with #3 and #4.

On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 2:47 AM, Vishal Gupta <vishal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> One of my client currently has Exadata V2 racks, which do not have 10GigE 
> card in them. We were thinking of provisioning Tier-2 storage via dNFS to a 
> NAS filer (read NetApp). Currently since V2 compute nodes have only 40Gb/s 
> infiniband and 1GigE cards in them, we can only connect over 1Gb/s speed to 
> NAS filer. Oracle is quoting ridiculous price (even thought of mention the 
> range makes me little unhappy) for their ZFS Storage appliance which have 
> infiniband connectivity.
> Following are the few options to get the decent enough performance for Tier-2 
> Storage on exadata racks.
> 1. Oracle installs a 10GigE PCI card in V2 compute nodes.
> 2. Customer install a 10GigE PCI card in V2 compute nodes. They do have a 
> empty PCI slot, so this is technically possible.
> 3. Customer uses Voltaire Grid Director 4036E bridge, a low latency QDR 
> Infiniband to 10Gig bridge.
> 4. Customer buys the Oracle/Sun ZFS Storage appliance to connect to NAS over 
> infiniband directly.
> My order of preference of choices above are 1,2,3,4 as listed above.
> My question to the list and Exadata community out there is, does Oracle allow 
> you to install 10GigE PCI card in V2 compute nodes?

Greg Rahn

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