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Setting Up IBM Power Systems 10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports and AIX 6.1 EtherChannel for Oracle RAC Private Interconnectivity

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Executive Summary

The purpose of this white paper is to provide the setup and configuration of IBM Power Systems 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The environment used for the tests provied in this paper consist of the Oracle Database 11g with Real Application Clusters (RAC) software to configure nodes with private network intercommunication in the AIX operating system environment. Tests were run on a POWER6 processor-based Power 570 server. The 10 Gigabit Ethernet cards are an option for the Power 570. This document additionally covers the setup and configuration of AIX EtherChannel for Oracle RAC interconnectivity and the Ethernet switches.

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