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Old 07-21-2006
Merge NICs

Hi friends,
I installed oracle 10g (10.2.0.2) RAC on 2 IBM p5 570 servers running AIX 5.3ML04 and HACMP5.2 (used Raw devices, not used GPFS). Each server has 4 x 1Gbps ethernet cards (NICs), en0 and en1 for boot address, en2 and en3 for oracle interconnect.
Now i want to merge 2 NICs (en2 and en3) to increase the interconnect speed, but donot know how to do this.
Anybody help me.

Thanks in advanced.

Bong
# 2  
Old 07-24-2006
smit etherchannel

Creating an etherchannel from the two adapter ports will create a single logical concatinated port, en4.

This will involve some work for your network admin too. The switch ports will have to be placed in a port group so that the network switch treats them as one logical port at the switch.

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