Cabling switched cluster, unified configuration

UTA2 ports and management ports on the controller modules are connected to switches. The cluster interconnect ports are cabled to the cluster interconnect switches.

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.
Note: If connecting to an optical switch, insert the SFP into the controller port before cabling to the port.


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

    Step Perform on each controller module

    Cable e0a and e0b to the cluster interconnect switches with the cluster interconnect cable:

    Use one of the following cable types to cable the e0c/0c and e0d/0d or e0e/0e and e0f/0f data ports to your host network:

    Cable the e0M 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