Cabling a switched cluster, unified network configuration

Management network, UTA2 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

See your network administrator for help connecting to the switches.


  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 UTA2 data ports to the data network switches.
    • e0c and e0d
    • or e0e 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