Cabling a switched cluster, Ethernet network configuration; FAS2700 systems only

Management network, Ethernet data network, and management ports on the controllers are connected to switches. The cluster interconnect ports are cabled to the cluster interconnect switches.

Before you begin

You must have contacted your network administrator for information about connecting the system to the switches.

About this task

Be sure to check the illustration arrow for the proper cable connector pull-tab orientation.


  1. Cable your system using the following steps:
    Note: As you insert the connector, you should feel it click into place; if you do not feel it click, remove it, turn it around and try again.
    Step Perform on each controller Ports used
    Cable the cluster interconnect ports to the cluster interconnect switches.
    • e0a
    • e0b
    Cable the Ethernet data ports to the data network switches.
    • e0c and e0e
    • or e0d and e0f
    Cable the management ports to the management network switches.
    • e0M
    DO NOT the plug power cords in at this point. Not applicable.
  2. To cable your storage, see Cabling controllers to drive shelves