Brocade port usage for AFF A900 controllers in a MetroCluster configuration running ONTAP 9.10.1 or later

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The following tables show port usage on Brocade switches. The tables show the maximum supported configuration, with eight controller modules in four DR groups. AFF A900 has eight FC-VI ports (a, b, c, and d for FC-VI-1 and FC-VI-2)

Configurations using FibreBridge 7500N or 7600N using both FC ports (FC1 and FC2)

MetroCluster 1 or DR Group 1

Component

Port

Brocade switch model

Connects to FC_switch…​

6510

6505, G610

G620, G620-1

G630, G630-1

G720

controller_x_1

FC-VI-1 port a

1

0

0

0

0

0

FC-VI-1 port b

2

0

0

0

0

0

FC-VI-1 port c

1

1

1

1

1

1

FC-VI-1 port d

2

1

1

1

1

1

FC-VI-2 port a

1

20

16

16

16

2

FC-VI-2 port b

2

20

16

16

16

2

FC-VI-2 port c

1

21

17

17

17

3

FC-VI-2 port d

2

21

17

17

17

3

HBA port a

1

2

2

2

2

8

HBA port b

2

2

2

2

2

8

HBA port c

1

3

3

3

3

9

HBA port d

2

3

3

3

3

9

controller_x_2

FC-VI-1 port a

1

4

4

4

4

4

FC-VI-1 port b

2

4

4

4

4

4

FC-VI-1 port c

1

5

5

5

5

5

FC-VI-1 port d

2

5

5

5

5

5

FC-VI-2 port a

1

22

18

20

20

6

FC-VI-2 port b

2

22

18

20

20

6

FC-VI-2 port c

1

23

19

21

21

7

FC-VI-2 port d

2

23

19

21

21

7

HBA port a

1

6

6

6

6

12

HBA port b

2

6

6

6

6

12

HBA port c

1

7

7

7

7

13

HBA port d

2

7

7

7

7

13

Stack 1

bridge_x_1a

FC1

1

8

8

8

8

10

FC2

2

8

8

8

8

10

bridge_x_1b

FC1

1

9

9

9

9

11

FC2

2

9

9

9

9

11

Stack 2

bridge_x_2a

FC1

1

10

10

10

10

14

FC2

2

10

10

10

10

14

bridge_x_2b

FC1

1

11

11

11

11

15

FC2

2

11

11

11

11

15

Stack 3

bridge_x_3a

FC1

1

12

12

12

12

16

FC2

2

12

12

12

12

16

bridge_x_3b

FC1

1

13

13

13

13

17

FC2

2

13

13

13

13

17

Stack y

bridge_x_ya

FC1

1

14

14

14

14

20

FC2

2

14

14

14

14

20

bridge_x_yb

FC1

1

15

15

15

15

21

FC2

2

15

15

15

15

21

Note Additional bridges can be cabled to ports 16-19 in 6510 switches.

Configurations using FibreBridge 7500N or 7600N using both FC ports (FC1 and FC2)

MetroCluster 2 or DR Group 2

Component

Port

Brocade switch model

Connects to FC_switch…​

6510

6505, G610

G620, G620-1

G630, G630-1

G720

controller_x_3

FC-VI-1 port a

1

24

-

18

18

18

FC-VI-1 port b

2

24

-

18

18

18

FC-VI-1 port c

1

25

-

19

19

19

FC-VI-1 port d

2

25

-

19

19

19

FC-VI-2 port a

1

36

-

36

36

24

FC-VI-2 port b

2

36

-

36

36

24

FC-VI-2 port c

1

37

-

37

37

25

FC-VI-2 port d

2

37

-

37

37

25

HBA port a

1

26

-

24

24

26

HBA port b

2

26

-

24

24

26

HBA port c

1

27

-

25

25

27

HBA port d

2

27

-

25

25

27

controller_x_4

FC-VI-1 port a

1

28

-

22

22

22

FC-VI-1 port b

2

28

-

22

22

22

FC-VI-1 port c

1

29

-

23

23

23

FC-VI-1 port d

2

29

-

23

23

23

FC-VI-2 port a

1

38

-

38

38

28

FC-VI-2 port b

2

38

-

38

38

28

FC-VI-2 port c

1

39

-

39

39

29

FC-VI-2 port d

2

39

-

39

39

29

HBA port a

1

30

-

28

28

30

HBA port b

2

30

-

28

28

30

HBA port c

1

31

-

29

29

31

HBA port d

2

31

-

29

29

31

Stack 1

bridge_x_51a

FC1

1

32

-

26

26

32

FC2

2

32

-

26

26

32

bridge_x_51b

FC1

1

33

-

27

27

33

FC2

2

33

-

27

27

33

Stack 2

bridge_x_52a

FC1

1

34

-

30

30

34

FC2

2

34

-

30

30

34

bridge_x_52b

FC1

1

35

-

31

31

35

FC2

2

35

-

31

31

35

Stack 3

bridge_x_53a

FC1

1

-

-

32

32

36

FC2

2

-

-

32

32

36

bridge_x_53b

FC1

1

-

-

33

33

37

FC2

2

-

-

33

33

37

Stack y

bridge_x_5ya

FC1

1

-

-

34

34

38

FC2

2

-

-

34

34

38

bridge_x_5yb

FC1

1

-

-

35

35

39

FC2

2

-

-

35

35

39

Note MetroCluster 2 or DR 2 only supports two (2) bridge stacks with 6510 switches.
Note MetroCluster 2 or DR 2 is not supported with 6505, G610 switches.

Configurations using FibreBridge 7500N or 7600N using both FC ports (FC1 and FC2)

MetroCluster 3 or DR Group 3

Component

Port

Brocade switch model

Connects to FC_switch…​

G630, G630-1

controller_x_5

FC-VI-1 port a

1

48

FC-VI-1 port b

2

48

FC-VI-1 port c

1

49

FC-VI-1 port d

2

49

FC-VI-2 port a

1

64

FC-VI-2 port b

2

64

FC-VI-2 port c

1

65

FC-VI-2 port d

2

65

HBA port a

1

50

HBA port b

2

50

HBA port c

1

51

HBA port d

2

51

controller_x_6

FC-VI-1 port a

1

52

FC-VI-1 port b

2

52

FC-VI-1 port c

1

53

FC-VI-1 port d

2

53

FC-VI-2 port a

1

68

FC-VI-2 port b

2

68

FC-VI-2 port c

1

69

FC-VI-2 port d

2

69

HBA port a

1

54

HBA port b

2

54

HBA port c

1

55

HBA port d

2

55

Stack 1

bridge_x_1a

FC1

1

56

FC2

2

56

bridge_x_1b

FC1

1

57

FC2

2

57

Stack 2

bridge_x_2a

FC1

1

58

FC2

2

58

bridge_x_2b

FC1

1

59

FC2

2

59

Stack 3

bridge_x_3a

FC1

1

60

FC2

2

60

bridge_x_3b

FC1

1

61

FC2

2

61

Stack y

bridge_x_ya

FC1

1

62

FC2

2

62

bridge_x_yb

FC1

1

63

FC2

2

63

Configurations using FibreBridge 7500N or 7600N using both FC ports (FC1 and FC2)

MetroCluster 4 or DR Group 4

Component

Port

Brocade switch model

Connects to FC_switch…​

G630, G630-1

controller_x_7

FC-VI-1 port a

1

66

FC-VI-1 port b

2

66

FC-VI-1 port c

1

67

FC-VI-1 port d

2

67

FC-VI-2 port a

1

84

FC-VI-2 port b

2

84

FC-VI-2 port c

1

85

FC-VI-2 port d

2

85

HBA port a

1

72

HBA port b

2

72

HBA port c

1

73

HBA port d

2

73

controller_x_8

FC-VI-1 port a

1

70

FC-VI-1 port b

2

70

FC-VI-1 port c

1

71

FC-VI-1 port d

2

71

FC-VI-2 port a

1

86

FC-VI-2 port b

2

86

FC-VI-2 port c

1

87

FC-VI-2 port d

2

87

HBA port a

1

76

HBA port b

2

76

HBA port c

1

77

HBA port d

2

77

Stack 1

bridge_x_51a

FC1

1

74

FC2

2

74

bridge_x_51b

FC1

1

75

FC2

2

75

Stack 2

bridge_x_52a

FC1

1

78

FC2

2

78

bridge_x_52b

FC1

1

79

FC2

2

79

Stack 3

bridge_x_53a

FC1

1

80

FC2

2

80

bridge_x_53b

FC1

1

81

FC2

2

81

Stack y

bridge_x_5ya

FC1

1

82

FC2

2

82

bridge_x_5yb

FC1

1

83

FC2

2

83