Required cluster configuration information

To configure your cluster, you need the appropriate number and type of cables and cable connectors for your switches. Depending on the type of switch you are initially configuring, you need to connect to the switch console port with the included console cable; you also need to provide specific network information.

Required network information for all switches

You need the following network information for all switch configurations:

Refer to the Hardware Universe for latest information.

Hardware Universe

Required network information for Cisco Nexus 92300YC, 3232C, 3132Q-V, and 5596UP/5596T switches

For the Cisco Nexus 92300YC, 3232C, 3132Q-V, and 5596UP/5596T switches, you need to provide applicable responses to the following initial setup questions when you first boot the switch. Your site's security policy defines the responses and services to enable.

Required network information for Cisco Catalyst 2960 switches

Prior to setup, you must identify any Spanning Tree or Physical Ethernet topologies. If your management network uses multiple spanning tree (MST), do not connect both the management network switches to your management network. Contact technical support for instructions to modify the NetApp reference configuration file (RCF) for your environment. Failure to do so might result in a looped Ethernet network, which degrades the performance to the point of denying access to the nodes' management ports and might potentially impact other network devices.

Note: By default, the cluster setup provides for one node-management logical interface (LIF) per node, which resides on a single port on a node and uses a single port on a switch. It is not redundant.

The 2960 switch is no longer available and might not be supported. This switch has now reached its software End-of-life (EOL).

For more information, refer to the Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches page.

Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches

For Cisco Catalyst 2960 switches, you must provide applicable responses to the following initial setup questions upon first boot of the switch:

After completing the initial startup process, you must set an IP address. For example, to set the IP address 10.99.200.1/24 on the vlan1 interface, enter these commands:

mgtsw1> enable
mgtsw1# conf t (configure terminal)

Enter the following configuration commands as shown, and then press Ctrl-Z:

mgtsw1(config)# interface vlan1
mgtsw1(config-if)#ip address 10.99.200.1 255.255.255.0
mgtsw1(config-if)#no shutdown
mgtsw1(config-if)#end
mgtsw1# copy running-config startup-config
startup-config