Cabling a switched cluster, unified network configuration

Management network, UTA2 data network, and management ports on the controllers are connected to switches. The cluster interconnect ports are cabled to the cluster interconnect switches.

Before you begin

You must have contacted your network administrator for information about connecting the system to the switches.

About this task

Be sure to check the illustration arrow for the proper cable connector pull-tab orientation.



Note: As you insert the connector, you should feel it click into place; if you do not feel it click, remove it, turn it around and try again.

Procedure

  1. You can use the animation or the step-by step instructions to complete the cabling between the controllers and the switches:
    Step Perform on each controller module

    Cable e0a and e0b to the cluster interconnect switches with the cluster interconnect cable:

    Use one of the following cable types to cable the UTA2 data ports to your host network:

    An FC host
    • 0c and 0d
    • or 0e and 0f
    A 10GbE
    • e0c and e0d
    • or e0e and e0f
    Note: You can connect one port pair as CNA and one port pair as FC, or you can connect both port pairs as CNA or both port pairs as FC.

    Cable the e0M ports to the management network switches with the RJ45 cables:

    DO NOT plug in the power cords at this point.
  2. To cable your storage, see Cabling controllers to drive shelves