Migrating to a two-node switched cluster with Broadcom-supported BES-53248 cluster switches

If you have a two-node switchless cluster, you can migrate, non-disruptively, to a two-node switched cluster that includes Broadcom-supported BES-53248 cluster switches. The documented process works for all cluster node ports using optical or Twinax ports but is not supported on this switch if nodes are using onboard 10GBASE-T RJ45 ports for the cluster network ports.

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Most systems require two dedicated cluster-network ports on each controller.

Ensure that the BES-53248 cluster switch is set up as described in the Switch Setup and Configuration Guide for Broadcom-supported BES-53248 switches guide before starting this migration process.

Note: After your migration completes, you might need to install the required configuration file to support the Cluster Switch Health Monitor (CSHM) for BES-53248 cluster switches.

See Installing the Cluster Switch Health Monitor (CSHM) configuration file in the Switch Setup and Configuration Guide for Broadcom-supported BES-53248 switches guide.

Also, see Configuring the cluster switch log collection feature in the Switch Setup and Configuration Guide for Broadcom-supported BES-53248 switches for the steps required to enable cluster health switch log collection used for collecting switch-related log files.