Configuring a new Broadcom-supported BES-53248 cluster switch

You can configure a new BES-53248 cluster switch by completing the steps detailed in this chapter.

About this task

Installing the Broadcom-supported BES-53248 cluster switch on systems running ONTAP starts with setting up an IP address and configuration to allow the switch to communicate through the management interface. Then you can install the Ethernet Fabric OS (EFOS) software, reference configuration file (RCF), and other licenses as needed. This procedure is intended for preparing the BES-53248 switch before controllers are added. In addition, you might need to install the required configuration file to support the Cluster Switch Health Monitor (CSHM) for the BES-53248 cluster switches. See Installing the Cluster Switch Health Monitor (CSHM) configuration file for more details.
The examples in this procedure use the following switch and node nomenclature:
  • The NetApp switch names are cs1 and cs2.
  • The example used in this procedure starts the upgrade on the second switch, cs2.
  • The cluster LIF names are node1_clus1 and node1_clus2 for node1, and node2_clus1 and node2_clus2 for node2.
  • The IPspace name is Cluster.
  • The cluster1::> prompt indicates the name of the cluster.
  • The cluster ports on each node are named e0a and e0b.

    See the Hardware Universe for the actual cluster ports supported on your platform.

    NetApp Hardware Universe

  • The Inter-Switch Links (ISLs) supported for the NetApp switches are ports 0/55 and 0/56.
  • The node connections supported for the NetApp switches are ports 0/1 through 0/16 with default licensing.
  • The examples in this procedure use two nodes, but you can have up to 24 nodes in a cluster.