Cabling the FC-VI and HBA ports in an eight-node fabric-attached MetroCluster configuration with array LUNs

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If you are setting up an eight-node fabric-attached MetroCluster configuration with array LUNs, you must cable the FC-VI ports and the HBA ports to the switch ports.

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Step
  1. Cable the FC-VI ports and HBA ports from each controller to the ports on alternate FC switches. Refer to the following tables:

Cabling configurations for FibreBridge 7500N or 7600N using both FC ports

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

MetroCluster 1 or DR Group 1

Component

Port

Brocade switch models 6505, 6510, 6520, 7810, 7840, G610, G620, G620-1, G630, G630-1, and DCX 8510-8

Brocade switch G720

Connects to FC_switch…​

Connects to switch port…​

Connects to switch port…​

controller_x_1

FC-VI port a

1

0

0

FC-VI port b

2

0

0

FC-VI port c

1

1

1

FC-VI port d

2

1

1

HBA port a

1

2

8

HBA port b

2

2

8

HBA port c

1

3

9

HBA port d

2

3

9

controller_x_2

FC-VI port a

1

4

4

FC-VI port b

2

4

4

FC-VI port c

1

5

5

FC-VI port d

2

5

5

HBA port a

1

6

12

HBA port b

2

6

12

HBA port c

1

7

13

HBA port d

2

7

13

Stack 1

bridge_x_1a

FC1

1

8

10

FC2

2

8

10

bridge_x_1B

FC1

1

9

11

FC2

2

9

11

Stack 2

bridge_x_2a

FC1

1

10

14

FC2

2

10

14

bridge_x_2B

FC1

1

11

15

FC2

2

11

15

Stack 3

bridge_x_3a

FC1

1

12*

16

FC2

2

12*

16

bridge_x_3B

FC1

1

13*

17

FC2

2

13*

17

Stack y

bridge_x_ya

FC1

1

14*

20

FC2

2

14*

20

bridge_x_yb

FC1

1

15*

21

FC2

2

15*

21

* Ports 12 through 15 are reserved for the second MetroCluster or DR group on the Brocade 7840 switch.

Note: Additional bridges can be cabled to ports 16, 17, 20 and 21 in G620, G630, G620-1 and G630-1 switches.

After you finish

You should cable the ISLs between the FC switches across the MetroCluster sites.

Cabling configurations for Cisco 9250i

Cisco 9250i*

Component

Port

Switch 1

Switch 2

controller_x_1

FC-VI port a

1

-

FC-VI port b

-

1

HBA port a

2

-

HBA port b

-

2

HBA port c

3

-

HBA port d

-

3

controller_x_2

FC-VI port a

4

-

FC-VI port b

-

4

HBA port a

5

-

HBA port b

-

5

HBA port c

6

-

HBA port d

-

6

controller_x_3

FC-VI port a

7

-

FC-VI port b

-

7

HBA port a

8

-

HBA port b

-

8

HBA port c

9

-

HBA port d

-

9

controller_x_4

FC-VI port a

10

-

FC-VI port b

-

10

HBA port a

11

-

HBA port b

-

11

HBA port c

13

-

HBA port d

-

13

After you finish

You should cable the ISLs between the FC switches across the MetroCluster sites.