Configuring the IP switches (MetroCluster IP configurations)

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You must configure any IP switches that were replaced.

About this task

This task applies to MetroCluster IP configurations only.

This must be done on both switches. Verify after configuring the first switch that storage access on the surviving site is not impacted.

You must not proceed with the second switch if storage access on the surviving site is impacted.
Steps
  1. Refer to MetroCluster IP installation and configuration for procedures for cabling and configuring a replacement switch.

    You can use the procedures in the following sections:

    • Cabling the IP switches

    • Configuring the IP switches

  2. If the ISLs were disabled at the surviving site, enable the ISLs and verify that the ISLs are online.

    1. Enable the ISL interfaces on the first switch:

      no shutdown

      The following examples show the commands for a Broadcom IP switch or a Cisco IP switch.

      Switch vendor Commands

      Broadcom

      (IP_Switch_A_1)> enable
      (IP_switch_A_1)# configure
      (IP_switch_A_1)(Config)# interface 0/13-0/16
      (IP_switch_A_1)(Interface 0/13-0/16 )# no shutdown
      (IP_switch_A_1)(Interface 0/13-0/16 )# exit
      (IP_switch_A_1)(Config)# exit

      Cisco

      IP_switch_A_1# conf t
      IP_switch_A_1(config)# int eth1/15-eth1/20
      IP_switch_A_1(config)# no shutdown
      IP_switch_A_1(config)# copy running startup
      IP_switch_A_1(config)# show interface brief
    2. Enable the ISL interfaces on the partner switch:

      no shutdown

      The following examples show the commands for a Broadcom IP switch or a Cisco IP switch.

      Switch vendor Commands

      Broadcom

      (IP_Switch_A_2)> enable
      (IP_switch_A_2)# configure
      (IP_switch_A_2)(Config)# interface 0/13-0/16
      (IP_switch_A_2)(Interface 0/13-0/16 )# no shutdown
      (IP_switch_A_2)(Interface 0/13-0/16 )# exit
      (IP_switch_A_2)(Config)# exit

      Cisco

      IP_switch_A_2# conf t
      IP_switch_A_2(config)# int eth1/15-eth1/20
      IP_switch_A_2(config)# no shutdown
      IP_switch_A_2(config)# copy running startup
      IP_switch_A_2(config)# show interface brief
    3. Verify that the interfaces are enabled:

      show interface brief

      The following example shows the output for a Cisco switch.

      IP_switch_A_2(config)# show interface brief
      
      --------------------------------------------------------
      Port VRF Status IP Address Speed MTU
      --------------------------------------------------------
      mt0 -- up 10.10.99.10 100 1500
      --------------------------------------------------------
      Ethernet    VLAN Type Mode    Status Reason Speed   Port
      Interface                                           Ch
      #
      --------------------------------------------------------
      .
      .
      .
      Eth1/15    10   eth   access  up     none   40G(D)  --
      Eth1/16    10   eth   access  up     none   40G(D)  --
      Eth1/17    10   eth   access  down   none   auto(D) --
      Eth1/18    10   eth   access  down   none   auto(D) --
      Eth1/19    10   eth   access  down   none   auto(D) --
      Eth1/20    10   eth   access  down   none   auto(D) --
      .
      .
      .
      IP_switch_A_2#