Cabling a two-node switchless cluster

Management network, data network, and FC ports on the controllers are connected to switches. The HA interconnect and cluster interconnect ports are cabled on both controllers.

Before you begin

See your network administrator for help connecting to the switches.


  1. Cable your system by following the tabulated steps:
    Note: Steps 4 and 5 are optional and configuration dependent.
    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 HA interconnect ports.
    • e0b to e0b
    • e1b to e1b
    Cable the cluster interconnect ports.
    • e0a to e0a
    • e1a to e1a
    Cable the management ports to the management network switches.
    • e0M
    • BMC
    Cable the data ports to the data network switches.
    • e2a through e2d
    • e3a through e3d
    Cable the Fibre Channel ports to the FC switches.
    • 4a through 4d
    • 5a through 5d
    DO NOT plug the power cords in at this point. Not applicable.
  2. To complete setting up your system, see Completing system setup and configuration