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

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The tables show the maximum supported configurations, with eight AFF A900 controller modules in a DR group.

Note
  • The following table shows systems with eight FC-VI ports. AFF A900 has eight FC-VI ports (a, b, c, and d for FC-VI-1 and FC-VI-2).

  • MetroCluster 2 or DR 2 is not supported with 9132T switches.

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

MetroCluster 1 or DR Group 1

Component

Port

Cisco switch model

Connects to FC_switch…​

9132T (1x LEM)

9132T (2x LEM)

controller_x_1

FC-VI-1 port a

1

LEM1-1

LEM1-1

FC-VI-1 port b

2

LEM1-1

LEM1-1

FC-VI-1 port c

1

LEM1-2

LEM1-2

FC-VI-1 port d

2

LEM1-2

LEM1-2

FC-VI-2 port a

1

LEM1-3

LEM1-3

FC-VI-2 port b

2

LEM1-3

LEM1-3

FC-VI-2 port c

1

LEM1-4

LEM1-4

FC-VI-2 port d

2

LEM1-4

LEM1-4

HBA port a

1

LEM1-5

LEM1-5

HBA port b

2

LEM1-5

LEM1-5

HBA port c

1

LEM1-6

LEM1-6

HBA port d

2

LEM1-6

LEM1-6

controller_x_2

FC-VI-1 port a

1

LEM1-7

LEM1-7

FC-VI-1 port b

2

LEM1-7

LEM1-7

FC-VI-1 port c

1

LEM1-8

LEM1-8

FC-VI-1 port d

2

LEM1-8

LEM1-8

FC-VI-2 port a

1

LEM1-9

LEM1-9

FC-VI-2 port b

2

LEM1-9

LEM1-9

FC-VI-2 port c

1

LEM1-10

LEM1-10

FC-VI-2 port d

2

LEM1-10

LEM1-10

HBA port a

1

LEM1-11

LEM1-11

HBA port b

2

LEM1-11

LEM1-11

HBA port c

1

LEM1-12

LEM1-12

HBA port d

2

LEM1-12

LEM1-12

Stack 1

bridge_x_1a

FC1

1

LEM1-13

LEM1-13

FC2

2

LEM1-13

LEM1-13

bridge_x_1b

FC1

1

LEM1-14

LEM1-14

FC2

2

LEM1-14

LEM1-14

Stack 2

bridge_x_2a

FC1

1

-

LEM1-15

FC2

2

-

LEM1-15  

bridge_x_2b

FC1

1

-

LEM1-16

FC2

2

-

LEM1-16

Stack 3

bridge_x_3a

FC1

1

-

LEM2-1

FC2

2

-

LEM2-1

bridge_x_3b

FC1

1

-

LEM2-2

FC2

2

-

LEM2-2

Stack y

bridge_x_ya

FC1

1

-

LEM2-3

FC2

2

-

LEM2-3

bridge_x_yb

FC1

1

-

LEM2-4

FC2

2

-

LEM2-4

Note
  • Additional bridges can be cabled to ports LEM2-5 through LEM2-8 in 9132T switches with 2x LEM Modules.

  • Only one (1) bridge stack is supported using 9132T switches with 1x LEM Module.