Cabling the new MetroCluster controllers to the existing FC fabrics

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On each controller in the clustered ONTAP MetroCluster configuration, the FC-VI adapter and HBAs must be cabled to specific ports on the existing FC switches.

Steps
  1. Cable the FC-VI and HBA ports according to the following table:

    Site A Site B

    Connect this Site A component and port…​

    FC_switch_A_1 port…​

    Connect this Site B component and port…​

    FC_switch_B_1 port…​

    controller_A_1 FC-VI port 1

    32

    controller_B_1 FC-VI port 1

    32

    controller_A_1 HBA port 1

    33

    controller_B_1 HBA port 1

    33

    controller_A_1 HBA port 2

    34

    controller_B_1 HBA port 2

    34

    controller_A_2 FC-VI port 1

    35

    controller_B_2 FC-VI port 1

    35

    controller_A_2 HBA 1

    36

    controller_B_2 HBA 1

    36

    controller_A_2 HBA 2

    37

    controller_B_2 HBA 2

    37

  2. Cable each FC-SAS bridge in the first switch fabric to the FC switches.

    The number of bridges varies depending on the number of SAS storage stacks.

    Site A Site B

    Cable this site A bridge…​

    FC_switch_A_1 port…​

    Cable this Site B bridge…​

    FC_switch_B_1 port…​

    bridge_A_1_38

    38

    bridge_B_1_38

    38

    bridge_A_1_39

    39

    bridge_B_1_39

    39

  3. Cable each bridge in the second switch fabric to the FC switches.

    The number of bridges varies depending on the number of SAS storage stacks.

    Site A Site B

    Cable this site A bridge…​

    FC_switch_A_2 port…​

    Cable this Site B bridge…​

    FC_switch_B_2 port…​

    bridge_A_2_38

    38

    bridge_B_2_38

    38

    bridge_A_2_39

    39

    bridge_B_2_39

    39