Platform port assignments for Broadcom supported BES-53248 IP switches
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The port usage in a MetroCluster IP configuration depends on the switch model and platform type.
The switches cannot be configured with ports of different speeds (for example, a mix of 25 Gbps ports and 10 Gbps ports).
For some platforms, you can use ports 49 - 54 for MetroCluster ISLs or MetroCluster interface connections.
These ports require an additional license.
Only a single AFF A320 system can be connected to the switch and no other platform can be connected at the same time.
Features that require a switched cluster are not supported in this configuration, including MetroCluster FC to IP transition and tech refresh procedures.
AFF A320 systems configured with Broadcom BES-53248 switches might not support all features.
Any configuration or feature that requires that the local cluster connections are connected to a switch is not supported. For example, the following configurations and procedures are not supported:
Eight-node MetroCluster configurations
Transitioning from MetroCluster FC to MetroCluster IP configurations
Refreshing a four-node MetroCluster IP configuration (ONTAP 9.8 and later)