I need to upgrade from Oracle VM 3.0.3 due to stability issues, however my QLogic 8242 adapter is not being recognized on either Oracle VM 3.1.1 or Oracle VM 3.2.1. These are industry standard CNA adapters which are compatible with all platforms, including Oracle Linux 5.x/6.x series. Has anybody had success in using the QLE8242 adpater with Oracle VM 3.1/3.2 successfully?
Thank you for the link. I already read that. I don't understand why it doesn't work. However, let me perhaps rephrase my question to help me complete my upgrade project.
Is anybody using 10g converged adapters with Oracle VM 3.1.1 or 3.2.x? If so, what adapters are you using? Our fiber infrastructure is old and we have invested a great deal on converged infrastructure. Has anybody had success with any of the adapters below?
o QLogic 8152-CU adapter
o QLogic 8362-CU adapter
o Emulex OneConnect OCe11102-FX adapter
o Emulex OneConnect OCe10102-FX adapter
I run a few. I would recommend you use a Oracle Branded adapter like the following
Thus, you care guaranteed support.
So just want to confirm, you are running Oracle VM 3.1.1 or Oracle VM 3.2.1 using the Sun cobranded qlogic adapter such as SG-XPCIEFCOE2-Q-TA (twinax copper) connector? If so, I will try to get myself a couple test units from my sales rep. Did you have to do anything special with the configuration? Or with the firmware version?
Greatly appreciate it, thanks
I do run the Oracle Intel based cards using the "Intel 82599" chip. With Cisco Nexus 5000 series switches.
I thought you might specifically want a Qlogic card. I personally like the Oracle Branded Intel cards better. The Oracle Intel cards have SFP+ connections and you can buy twinax SFP+ cables to match. They work good over short runs. I have cabling up to 5 meters with the SFP+ twinax cables.
Nothing special with the configuration
I appreciate the feedback on the Intel based adapters. I checked the specs and have a question regarding FCoE. I think Intel does some sort of software based FCoE driver. Are you using the FCoE on the Intel adapter for your storage? Or are you perhaps just using iSCSI? What version of Oracle VM are you running?