Cabling the ISLs in a MetroCluster configuration with array LUNs

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You must connect the FC switches across the sites through Inter-Switch Links (ISLs) to form switch fabrics in your MetroCluster configuration with array LUNs.

Steps
  1. Connect the switches at each site to the ISL or ISLs, using the cabling in the table that corresponds to your configuration and switch model.

    The switch port numbers that you can use for the FC ISLs are as follows:

    Switch model

    ISL port

    Switch port

    Brocade 6520

    ISL port 1

    23

    ISL port 2

    47

    ISL port 3

    71

    ISL port 4

    95

    Brocade 6505

    ISL port 1

    20

    ISL port 2

    21

    ISL port 3

    22

    ISL port 4

    23

    Brocade 6510 and Brocade DCX 8510-8

    ISL port 1

    40

    ISL port 2

    41

    ISL port 3

    42

    ISL port 4

    43

    ISL port 5

    44

    ISL port 6

    45

    ISL port 7

    46

    ISL port 8

    47

    Brocade 7810

    ISL port 1

    ge2 (10-Gbps)

    ISL port 2

    ge3(10-Gbps)

    ISL port 3

    ge4 (10-Gbps)

    ISL port 4

    ge5 (10-Gbps)

    ISL port 5

    ge6 (10-Gbps)

    ISL port 6

    ge7 (10-Gbps)

    Brocade 7840

    Note: The Brocade 7840 switch supports either two 40 Gbps VE-ports or up to four 10 Gbps VE-ports per switch for the creation of FCIP ISLs.

    ISL port 1

    ge0 (40-Gbps) or ge2 (10-Gbps)

    ISL port 2

    ge1 (40-Gbps) or ge3 (10-Gbps)

    ISL port 3

    ge10 (10-Gbps)

    ISL port 4

    ge11 (10-Gbps)

    Brocade G610

    ISL port 1

    20

    ISL port 2

    21

    ISL port 3

    22

    ISL port 4

    23

    Brocade G620, G620-1, G630, G630-1, G720

    ISL port 1

    40

    ISL port 2

    41

    ISL port 3

    42

    ISL port 4

    43

    ISL port 5

    44

    ISL port 6

    45

    ISL port 7

    46

    ISL port 8

    47

    Switch mode l

    ISL port

    Switch port

    Cisco 9396S

    ISL 1

    44

    ISL 2

    48

    ISL 3

    92

    ISL 4

    96

    Cisco 9250i with 24 port license

    ISL 1

    12

    ISL 2

    16

    ISL 3

    20

    ISL 4

    24

    Cisco 9148S

    ISL 1

    20

    ISL 2

    24

    ISL 3

    44

    ISL 4

    48

    Cisco 9132T

    ISL 1

    MDS module 1 port 13

    ISL 2

    MDS module 1 port 14

    ISL 3

    MDS module 1 port 15

    ISL 4

    MDS module 1 port 16

    * The Cisco 9250i switch uses the FCIP ports for the ISL. There are certain limitations and procedures for using the FCIP ports.

    Ports 40 through 48 are 10 GbE ports and are not used in the MetroCluster configuration.