Ethernet cabling for a management station

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You can connect your storage system to an Ethernet network for out-of-band storage array management. You must use Ethernet cables for all storage array management connections.

Direct topology

A direct topology connects your controller directly to an Ethernet network.

You must connect management port 1 on each controller for out-of-band management and leave port 2 available for access to the storage array by technical support.

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Figure 1. Direct storage management connections

Fabric topology

A fabric topology uses a switch to connect your controller to an Ethernet network.

You must connect management port 1 on each controller for out-of-band management and leave port 2 available for access to the storage array by technical support.

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Figure 2. Fabric storage management connections