Initial installation of the Broadcom-supported BES-53248 cluster switch

You can use this procedure to perform the initial installation of the Broadcom-supported BES-53248 cluster switch.

About this task

You can download the applicable NetApp EFOS software for your cluster switches from the NetApp Support Site at mysupport.netapp.com:

mysupport.netapp.com

EFOS is a wide-ranging software set of advanced networking features and protocols necessary to develop a variety of Ethernet and IP infrastructure systems for data center applications. EFOS software is an architecture suitable for any network organizational device using leading-edge applications that require thorough packet inspection or separation.

This procedure provides a summary of the process to install your switches and get them running:

Steps

  1. Connect the serial port to the host or serial port of your choice.
  2. Connect the management port (the RJ-45 wrench port on the left side of the switch) to the same network where your TFTP server is located.
  3. At the console, set the host side serial settings:
    • 115200 baud
    • 8 data bits
    • 1 stop bit
    • parity: none
    • flow control: none
  4. Log in to the switch as admin and press enter when prompted for a password. The default switch name is routing. At the prompt, enable. This gives you access to Privileged EXEC mode for switch configuration.
    Example
    User:admin
    Password:
    (Routing)> enable
    Password:
    (Routing) # 
  5. Change the switch name to cs2:
    Example
    (Routing) # hostname cs2
    (cs2) #
  6. To set a static IP address, use the serviceport protocol, network protocol, and serviceport ip commands as shown in the example.
    The serviceport is set to use DHCP by default. The IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway address are assigned automatically.
    Example
    (cs2) # serviceport protocol none
    (cs2) # network protocol none
    (cs2) # serviceport ip ipaddr netmask gateway
  7. Verify the results using the command: show serviceport
    The following example shows IP information provided by DHCP server.
    Example
    (cs2) # show serviceport
    Interface Status............................... Up
    IP Address..................................... 172.19.2.2
    Subnet Mask.................................... 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway................................ 172.19.2.254
    IPv6 Administrative Mode....................... Enabled
    IPv6 Prefix is ................................ fe80::dac4:97ff:fe71:123c/64
    IPv6 Default Router............................ fe80::20b:45ff:fea9:5dc0
    Configured IPv4 Protocol....................... DHCP
    Configured IPv6 Protocol....................... None
    IPv6 AutoConfig Mode........................... Disabled
    Burned In MAC Address.......................... D8:C4:97:71:12:3C