5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 27, 2012 6:44 AM by Billy~Verreynne

    virtual ip problem


      When I am trying to login (via putty) to the primary production server 2 using virtual IP [X.X.X.38],by default it is going to the production server 1 [X.X.X.37]. Can anyone tell me the probable reason and necessery action to be taken?

        • 1. Re: virtual ip problem
          What reason do you have for using a virtual IP to ssh into? It can reside on ANY server in that cluster.

          Use the static IP (hostname) for the server you want to ssh into.
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          • 2. Re: virtual ip problem
            Hi Saikat,

            Check if VIP services are up & Ruuning on node 2
            Use ,
            crs_stat -t | grep -i vip

            There are possible chances that VIP has got failed over to node 1, re-directing you connection to node1

            Ajay More
            • 3. Re: virtual ip problem
              what version RAC? SCAN?

              crs_stat -t |grep vip
              • 4. Re: virtual ip problem
                Hi Saikat,

                Virtual IP's are used as interconnect by RAC. If your cluster is up, oracle will manage the connection to server by its own i.e. if your cluster services are up and running, RAC will generate its own VIP to manage cluster.

                In your case when you give VIP to connect to putty, ORACLE on basis of load, performance will take you too the best node out of the two. As a test case, you may shutdown your cluster and then try connecting to your node through VIP's, it will work as desired.

                Nikhil Mehta.
                • 5. Re: virtual ip problem
                  It is a bad idea to use ssh on VIPs as the host signature can differ each time around, depending on the physical server owning that VIP at the time. Which means getting ssh "+man in the middle attack+" warnings and having to delete and update your known_hosts file each time around.

                  This is just silly IMO.

                  You want to admin a server? Use its static IP. Not VIP.
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