Cabling a two node switchless cluster

The management, Fibre Channel, and data or host network ports on the controller modules are connected to switches. The cluster interconnect ports are cabled on both controller modules.

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.

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.


  1. You can used the animation or the step-by step instructions to complete the cabling between the controllers and to the switches:

    Step Perform on each controller

    Cable the cluster interconnect ports to each other with the 25GbE cluster interconnect cable:
    • e0c to e0c
    • e0d to e0d

    Cable the wrench ports to the management network switches with the RJ45 cables.

    DO NOT plug in the power cords at this point.
  2. To complete setting up your system, see Completing system setup and configuration