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We are adding an extra interface on our nodes and we are going to bond these so the VIP interface will change from eth5 to bond3.

Can someone point on documentation on what to do to reconfigure the interface name in a RAC?

Or simply give a procedure to do so.

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I don't know RAC very well at all, but it doesn't sound right to me that RAC would even know about the interface name - surely routing IP traffic is handled at a lower level than RAC? My guess is that it will 'just work'. – Jack Douglas May 12 '12 at 20:23
More information required - Grid (11g) or ClusterWare(10g)? – Ohadi May 16 '12 at 13:59
No. RAC works at a very low level. Before you install your application, you install a layer called CRS (cluster software) on ever node. You will configure 3 IPs, a public, a private for interconnect info and a VIP to which your applications will connect. The VIPs can failover to the over node, that is if a server goes down, the IP become available to the other node. RAC achives this by bounding this IP to your public interface ethx like this: ethx:1 (essentially splitting your NIC in 2 streams). RAC is quite awesome. Just damn painful to manage. – ndefontenay Jul 16 '12 at 14:41
note: clusterware 10g. – ndefontenay Jul 16 '12 at 14:42

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