Cabling a switched cluster

Cluster interconnect and management network ports on the controllers are connected to switches while the HA interconnect ports are cabled on both controllers.

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 module
    Cable the HA interconnect ports:
    • e0b to e0b
    • e1b to e1b
    Cable the cluster interconnect ports to the 100 GbE cluster interconnect switches.
    • e0a
    • e1a
    Cable the management ports to the management network switches

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