Migrate CN1610 cluster switches to Broadcom-supported BES-53248 cluster switches

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You must be aware of certain configuration information, port connections, and cabling requirements when you migrate CN1610 cluster switches to Broadcom-supported BES-53248 cluster switches.

  • The following cluster switches are supported:

    • CN1610

    • BES-53248

  • The cluster switches support the following node connections:

    • NetApp CN1610: ports 0/1 through 0/12 (10 GbE)

    • BES-53248: ports 0/1-0/16 (10/25 GbE)

      Note Additional ports can be activated by purchasing port licenses.
  • The cluster switches use the following inter-switch link (ISL) ports:

    • NetApp CN1610: ports 0/13 through 0/16 (10 GbE)

    • BES-53248: ports 0/55-0/56 (100 GbE)

  • The Hardware Universe contains information about ONTAP compatibility, supported EFOS firmware, and cabling to BES-53248 cluster switches.

  • The appropriate ISL cabling is as follows:

    • Beginning: For CN1610 to CN1610 (SFP+ to SFP+), four SFP+ optical fiber or copper direct-attach cables.

    • Interim: For CN1610 to BES-53248 (SFP+ to SFP28), four 10G SFP+ optical transceiver/fiber or copper direct-attach cables.

    • Final: For BES-53248 to BES-53248 (QSFP28 to QSFP28), two QSFP28 optical transceivers/fiber or copper direct-attach cables.

Note After your migration completes, you might need to install the required configuration file to support the Cluster Switch Health Monitor (CSHM) for BES-53248 cluster switches.

See Installing the Cluster Switch Health Monitor (CSHM) configuration file in the Switch Setup and Configuration Guide for Broadcom-supported BES-53248 switches guide.

See Configuring the cluster switch log collection feature in the Switch Setup and Configuration Guide for Broadcom-supported BES-53248 switches for the steps required to enable cluster health switch log collection used for collecting switch-related log files.