Migrate from a two-node switchless cluster to a cluster with Cisco Nexus 3232C cluster switches

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You must be aware of certain configuration information, port connections, and cabling requirements when you migrate a two-node switchless cluster to a cluster with Cisco Nexus 3232C cluster switches.

The Cisco Ethernet Switches page has information about the ONTAP and NX-OS versions supported in this procedure.

You must have the following before you begin the migration process:

  • Available ports for node connections

    The cluster switches use the Inter-Switch Link (ISL) ports e1/31-32. -

  • Appropriate cables for cluster connections:

    • The nodes with 10 GbE cluster connections require QSFP optical modules with breakout fiber cables or QSFP to SFP+ copper breakout cables.

    • The nodes with 40/100 GbE cluster connections require supportedQSFP/ QSFP28 optical modules with fiber cables or QSFP/QSFP28 copper direct-attach cables.

    • The cluster switches require the appropriate ISL cabling: 2x QSFP28 fiber or copper direct-attach cables.

    Note

    See the Hardware Universe for further information on cabling systems with Nexus 3232C switches.