Cabling storage on an HA pair with external drive shelves

You must cable the shelf-to-shelf connections, and then cable both controllers to the drive shelves.

About this task

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

Steps

  1. Cable the HA pair with external drive shelves:
    Note: The example uses DS224C. Cabling is similar with other supported drive shelves.
    Step Perform on each controller Ports used
    Cable the shelf-to-shelf ports.
    • Port 3 on IOM A to port 1 on the IOM A on the shelf directly below.
    • Port 3 on IOM B to port 1 on the IOM B on the shelf directly below.
    Connect each node to IOM A in the stack.
    • Controller 1 port 0b to IOM A port 3 on last drive shelf in the stack.
    • Controller 2 port 0a to IOM A port 1 on the first drive shelf in the stack.
    Connect each node to IOM B in the stack
    • Controller 1 port 0a to IOM B port 1 on first drive shelf in the stack.
    • Controller 2 port 0b to IOM B port 3 on the last drive shelf in the stack.
    If you have more than one drive shelf stack, see the Installation and Cabling Guide for your drive shelf type.

    Installing and cabling

  2. To complete setting up your system, see Completing system setup and configuration