Cisco Catalyst 2960 cabling worksheet for management switches

If you are using management switches, use the completed sample cabling worksheets as a guide to record information on the blank cabling worksheet that is provided.

Sample cabling worksheet

Except for AFF A800 and AFF A700 systems controllers do not require port assignments for the BMC. If you are using cluster switches with such platforms, the port usage is defined as Reserved.

The sample port definition on each pair of switches is as follows:

Management switch A Management switch B
Switch port Node/port usage Switch port Node/port usage
AFF A800/ AFF A700 All other systems AFF A800/ AFF A700 All other systems
1 Node 1 management Node 1 management 1 Node 2 management Node 2 management
2 Node 3 management Node 3 management 2 Node 4 management Node 4 management
3 Node 5 management Node 5 management 3 Node 6 management Node 6 management
4 Node 7 management Node 7 management 4 Node 8 management Node 8 management
5 Node 9 management Node 9 management 5 Node 10 management Node 10 management
6 Node 11 management Node 11 management 6 Node 12 management Node 12 management
7 Node 13 management Node 13 management 7 Node 14 management Node 14 management
8 Node 15 management Node 15 management 8 Node 16 management Node 16 management
9 Node 17 management Node 17 management 9 Node 18 management Node 18 management
10 Node 19 management Node 19 management 10 Node 20 management Node 20 management
11 Node 21 management Node 21 management 11 Node 22 management Node 22 management
12 Node 2 BMC Node 23 management 12 Node 2 BMC Node 24 management
13 Node 4 BMC Reserved 13 Node 4 BMC Reserved
14 Node 6 BMC Reserved 14 Node 6 BMC Reserved
15 Node 8 BMC Reserved 15 Node 8 BMC Reserved
16 Node 10 BMC Reserved 16 Node 10 BMC Reserved
17 Node 12 BMC Reserved 17 Node 12 BMC Reserved
18 Node 14 BMC Reserved 18 Node 14 BMC Reserved
19 Node 16 BMC Reserved 19 Node 16 BMC Reserved
20 Node 18 BMC Reserved 20 Node 18 BMC Reserved
21 Node 20 BMC Reserved 21 Node 20 BMC Reserved
22 Node 22 BMC Reserved 22 Node 22 BMC Reserved
23 Reserved Reserved 23 Reserved Reserved
24 Cluster switch A management port 24 Cluster switch B management port
GbE1 To customer LAN GbE1 To customer LAN
GbE2 ISL to management switch B GbE2 ISL to management switch A

Blank cabling worksheet

You can use the blank cabling worksheet to document the platforms that are supported as nodes in a cluster. The Ethernet port usage section of the Hardware Universe defines the management port for supported platforms as nodes in a cluster.

Management switch A Management switch B
Switch port Node/port usage Switch port Node/port usage
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6
7 7
8 8
9 9
10 10
11 11
12 12
13 13
14 14
15 15
16 16
17 17
18 18
19 19
20 20
21 21
22 22
23 Reserved 23 Reserved
24 Cluster switch A management port 24 Cluster switch B management port
GbE1 To customer LAN GbE1 To customer LAN
GbE2 ISL to management switch B GbE2 ISL to management switch A