Monday Mar 19, 2012

InfiniBand Enabled Diskless PXE Boot

If you ever need to bring up a computer with InfiniBand networking capabilities and diagnostic tools, without even going through any installation on its hard disk, then please read on. In this article, I am going to talk about how to boot a computer over the network using PXE and have IPoIB enabled. Of course, the computer must have a compatible InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter (HCA) installed and connected to your IB network already.

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You have connected here over internet and already using the technologies under the hood for Networking and may be wondering how things work ?

This blog space will present you with various topics related to Oracle's Products and their close association with Networking. My goal is not to overwhelm you and I will try my best to present information in simple way.
Stay tuned !


About Author: Hi, I am Neeraj Gupta at Oracle. I worked at Sun Microsystems for 11 years specializing in InfiniBand, Ethernet, Security, HA and Telecom Computing Platforms. Prior to joining Sun, I spent 5 years in Telecom industry focusing on Internet Services and GSM Cellular Networks.
At present, I am part of Oracle's Engineered Systems team focused on Networking and Maximum Availability Architectures.

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