Manually reboot an Infiniband Switch

The base on the requirement this will be a DBMA Task

  • Do NOT reboot both Exadata Switches at the same time — you’ll get into lots of trouble
  • An IB Switch ILOM is embedded within the Switch itself and has to be accessed using the ILOM shell with the “spsh” command and then use the “reset /SP” command to reboot the Switch as shown below
# ssh myclustersw-ib3
# spsh
-> reset /SP
Are you sure you want to reset /SP (y/n)? y
[root@myclusterdb01 ~]# ssh myclustersw-ib3

Last login: Wed Dec 20 17:58:46 2017 from
You are now logged in to the root shell.
It is recommended to use ILOM shell instead of root shell.
All usage should be restricted to documented commands and documented
config files.
To view the list of documented commands, use "help" at linux prompt.

[root@myclustersw-ib3 ~]# spsh

Oracle(R) Integrated Lights Out Manager
Version ILOM 3.0 r47111
Copyright (c) 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

->  reset /SYS
Are you sure you want to reset /SP (y/n)? y

Performing reset on /SP Broadcast message from root (Sun Jan 28 20:14:42 2018):
The system is going down for reboot NOW!
-> Connection to myclustersw-ib3 closed by remote host.
Connection to myclustersw-ib3 closed.

[root@myclusterdb01 ~]#

Thank you Oracle ACE Fred Denis for sharing his experience

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