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Cabling the controllers to each other

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Each controller's FC-VI adapters must be cabled directly to its partner.

  1. Cable the FC-VI ports.

    mcc cabling fc vi controller to partner

    The above illustration is a typical representation of the required cabling. The specific FC-VI ports vary by controller module.

    • AFF A300 and FAS8200 controller modules can be ordered with one of two options for FC-VI connectivity:

      • Onboard ports 0e and 0f configured in FC-VI mode.

      • Ports 1a and 1b on an FC-VI card in slot 1.

    • AFF A700 and FAS9000 storage systems controller modules use four FC-VI ports each.