Switches supported by ONTAP

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If you want to build ONTAP clusters with more than two nodes, you need two supported cluster network switches. You can use additional management switches, which are optional.

You can install the Cisco Nexus 92300YC switch (X190003/R) in a NetApp system cabinet or third-party cabinet with the standard brackets that are included with the switch.

The following table lists the part number and description for the 92300YC switch, fans, and power supplies:

Part number Description

190003

Cisco 92300YC, CLSW, 48Pt10/25GB, 18Pt100G, PTSX (PTSX = Port Side Exhaust)

190003R

Cisco 92300YC, CLSW, 48Pt10/25GB, 18Pt100G, PSIN (PSIN = Port Side Intake)

X-NXA-FAN-35CFM-B

Fan, Cisco N9K port side intake airflow

X-NXA-FAN-35CFM-F

Fan, Cisco N9K port side exhaust airflow

X-NXA-PAC-650W-B

Power supply, Cisco 650W - port side intake

X-NXA-PAC-650W-F

Power supply, Cisco 650W - port side exhaust

Cisco Nexus 92300YC switch airflow details:

  • Port-side exhaust airflow (standard air) --Cool air enters the chassis through the fan and power supply modules in the cold aisle and exhausts through the port end of the chassis in the hot aisle. Port-side exhaust airflow with blue coloring.

  • Port-side intake airflow (reverse air) --Cool air enters the chassis through the port end in the cold aisle and exhausts through the fan and power supply modules in the hot aisle. Port-side intake airflow with burgundy coloring.

Other supported Switches

  • Nexus 3232C

    You can install the Cisco Nexus 3232C switch (X190100) NetApp system cabinet with the custom brackets that come with the switch, or you can install it in a rack with the standard brackets that are also included with the switch.

  • Nexus 3132Q-V

    You can install the Cisco Nexus 3132Q-V switch (X190001) in a NetApp system cabinet or third-party cabinet with the standard brackets that are included with the switch.

The following cluster switches are no longer available from NetApp, but will be supported by Cisco for a limited time:

  • Nexus 5596UP/5596T

    You can install the Cisco Nexus 5596UP switch (X1967-R6) or 5596T (X1989-R6) in a NetApp system cabinet with the custom brackets that come with the switch, or you can install it in a rack with the standard brackets that are also included with the switch.

    The Nexus 5596UP switch also supports one or two 16-port expansion modules (X1988-R6).

    The Nexus 5596T switch is only supported as a cluster interconnect switch for the FAS2520 and is intended to be used for performing nondisruptive hardware upgrades.