Cabling a two-node switchless cluster

The optional data ports, optional NIC cards, and management ports on the controller modules are connected to switches. The cluster interconnect and HA 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 direction of the cable pull-tabs when inserting the cables in the ports. Cable pull-tabs are up for all onboard ports and down for expansion (NIC) cards.

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. Use the animation to complete the cabling between the controllers and to the switches:

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