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 used with remote ISL ports of different speeds (for example, a 25 Gbps port connected to a 10 Gbps ISL port).

Notes for the tables below:
  1. For some platforms, you can use ports 49 - 54 for MetroCluster ISLs or MetroCluster interface connections.

    These ports require an additional license.

  2. Only a single four-node MetroCluster using A320 systems can be connected to the switch.

    Features that require a switched cluster are not supported in this configuration, including MetroCluster FC to IP transition and tech refresh procedures.

  3. 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)

  4. If you connect two MetroCluster configurations and both use the same controller type, then you must use MetroCluster port groups 3 and 4. If the controllers are different, then you must use either MetroCluster port groups 3 and 4 for one type and MetroCluster port groups 1 and 2 for the other.

    • For example, if you connect:

      • Two MetroCluster configurations consisting of FAS2750/AFF A220 only, or FAS500f/AFF A250 only, you must select MetroCluster port groups 3 and 4.

      • Two MetroCluster configurations where one MetroCluster is type FAS2750/AFF A220 and the other is FAS500f/AFF A250, you must select port groups 3 and 4 for one, and port groups 1 and 2 for the other. In the RcfFileGenerator for MetroCluster IP, drop-down fields 1 and 2 only populate with the supported platform after you select platforms in drop-down fields 3 and 4. Refer to Using the port tables with the RcfFileGenerator tool or multiple MetroCluster configurations for more information on how to use the port tables.

Switch port usage for AFF A220 or FAS2750 systems

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Switch port usage for AFF A250 or FAS500f systems

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Switch port usage for combined use of AFF A250 or FAS500f and AFF A220 or FAS2750 systems

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Switch port usage for AFF A300 or FAS8200 systems

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mcc ip cabling a aff a320 to a broadcom bes 53248 switch

Switch port usage for AFF A400, FAS8300 or FAS8700 systems

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