Cabling the new MetroCluster controllers to the existing FC fabrics

On each controller in the clustered ONTAP MetroCluster configuration, the FC-VI adapter and HBAs must be cabled to specific ports on the existing FC switches.

Procedure

  1. Cable the FC-VI and HBA ports according to the following table:
    Site A Site B
    Connect this Site A component and port... FC_switch_A_1 port... Connect this Site B component and port... FC_switch_B_1 port...
    controller_A_1 FC-VI port 1 32 controller_B_1 FC-VI port 1 32
    controller_A_1 HBA port 1 33 controller_B_1 HBA port 1 33
    controller_A_1 HBA port 2 34 controller_B_1 HBA port 2 34
    controller_A_2 FC-VI port 1 35 controller_B_2 FC-VI port 1 35
    controller_A_2 HBA 1 36 controller_B_2 HBA 1 36
    controller_A_2 HBA 2 37 controller_B_2 HBA 2 37
  2. Cable each FC-SAS bridge in the first switch fabric to the FC switches.
    The number of bridges varies depending on the number of SAS storage stacks.
    Site A Site B
    Cable this site A bridge... FC_switch_A_1 port... Cable this Site B bridge... FC_switch_B_1 port...
    bridge_A_1_38 38 bridge_B_1_38 38
    bridge_A_1_39 39 bridge_B_1_39 39
  3. Cable each bridge in the second switch fabric to the FC switches.
    The number of bridges varies depending on the number of SAS storage stacks.
    Site A Site B
    Cable this site A bridge... FC_switch_A_2 port... Cable this Site B bridge... FC_switch_B_2 port...
    bridge_A_2_38 38 bridge_B_2_38 38
    bridge_A_2_39 39 bridge_B_2_39 39