Configuring hardware for sharing a Brocade 6510 FC fabric during transition

If your 7-Mode fabric MetroCluster configuration uses Brocade 6510 switches, you can share the existing switch fabrics with the new clustered MetroCluster configuration. Shared switch fabrics means the new MetroCluster configuration does not require a new, separate switch fabric. This temporary configuration is only supported with the Brocade 6510 switch for transition purposes.

Before you begin

After you finish

After sharing the fabric and completing the MetroCluster configuration, you can transition data from the 7-Mode fabric MetroCluster configuration.

After transitioning the data, you can remove the 7-Mode fabric MetroCluster cabling and, if desired, move the clustered ONTAP MetroCluster cabling to the lower-numbered ports previously used for the 7-Mode MetroCluster cabling. The ports are shown in the section "Reviewing FC switch port assignments for a four node MetroCluster." You must adjust the zoning for the rearranged ports.

Port assignments for FC switches when using ONTAP 9.1 and later