Generating and applying RCFs to the new IP switches

If you are using new IP switches for the MetroCluster IP configuration, you must configure the switches with a custom RCF file.

About this task

This task is required if you are using new switches.

If you are using existing switches, proceed to Moving the local cluster connections.

Procedure

  1. Install and rack the new IP switches.
  2. Prepare the IP switches for the application of the new RCF files.
    Follow the steps in the section for your switch vendor from the MetroCluster IP Installation and Configuration guide.

    MetroCluster IP installation and configuration

  3. Update the firmware on the switch to a supported version, if necessary.
  4. Use the RCF generator tool to create the RCF file depending on your switch vendor and the platform models, and then update the switches with the file.

    Follow the steps in the section for your switch vendor from the MetroCluster IP Installation and Configuration guide.

    MetroCluster IP installation and configuration