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.

Steps
  1. Cable the FC-VI ports and HBA ports from each controller to the ports on alternate FC switches.

    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

    2+ 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*

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

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