5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2013 4:34 PM by 983913 RSS

    Sun Trunking 1.3

    983913
      I have not been able to locate any documentation regarding Sun Trunking 1.3 policy=0 (Solaris 9). All documentation indicates that there are only 4 valid policies (1-4). Although, I believe policy=0 is a valid option. Can anyone point me to the documentation that captures the policy=0? Thanks.
        • 1. Re: Sun Trunking 1.3
          bobthesungeek76036
          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19342-01/817-3374-11/817-3374-11.pdf
          • 2. Re: Sun Trunking 1.3
            983913
            Thank you for the link with the pdf. Although, this is the documentation that I was referring to, which I have already reviewed. It only lists 4 policies.

            Trunking Policies
            The four supported trunking policies used in the Sun Trunking 1.3 software are MAC, Round Robin, IP Destination, and IP Source+Destination. With these policies, if a link fails, the traffic fails over to the next available link. The policies are defined below.

            1 (MAC ADDRESS)
            2 (ROUND ROBIN)
            3 (IP DESTINATION ADDRESS)
            4 (IP SOURCE and IP DESTINATION ADDRESSES)

            But there is a fifth policy option "0", which I can't find documentation on, which is PASS THROUGH. Seems to be pretty self explanatory, but it is no where in any of the documentation for SUN Trunking 1.3.

            Thanks again.
            • 3. Re: Sun Trunking 1.3
              bobthesungeek76036
              Did you read this:

              <i>The <b>four supported</b> trunking policies used in the Sun Trunking 1.3 software are MAC, Round Robin, IP Destination, and IP Source+Destination.</i>

              You will have to find someone within Oracle to look at internal documentation since it's not a supported option...
              • 4. Re: Sun Trunking 1.3
                Ml Starkey-Oracle
                I supported the Trunking product for several years.
                If there was an undocumented "0" option, I would have
                heard of it, but it's news to me.
                • 5. Re: Sun Trunking 1.3
                  983913
                  Thanks. Interesting that you have not heard of it. Below is the output when you execute the following command as root - "/etc/opt/SUNWconn/trunking/bin/nettr -policy"

                  DEV Name Policy Type
                  ce
                  0 (PASS THROUGH)
                  1 (MAC ADDRESS)
                  2 (ROUND ROBIN)
                  3 (IP DESTINATION ADDRESS)
                  4 (IP SOURCE and IP DESTINATION ADDRESSES)

                  Additionally, I do not get an error message (not within supported range (1-4), using default Policy 1) when the policy is set to "0" in the nettr.sh file.

                  nettr -setup 1 device=ce members=1,2 policy=0

                  Per the previous reply, I'll probably need to see if there is any international documentation that is available via an Oracle representative. Thanks again.