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Overview of installation and configuration for Cisco Nexus 92300YC switches

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Before configuring Cisco Nexus 92300YC switches, review the procedure overview.

To initially configure a Cisco Nexus 92300YC switch on systems running ONTAP, follow these steps:

  1. Complete Cisco Nexus 92300YC cabling worksheet. The sample cabling worksheet provides examples of recommended port assignments from the switches to the controllers. The blank worksheet provides a template that you can use in setting up your cluster.

  2. Configure the Cisco Nexus 92300YC switch. Set up and configure the Cisco Nexus 92300YC switch.

  3. Prepare to install NX-OS software and Reference Configuration File (RCF). Prepare for installing the NX-OS software and the Reference Configuration File (RCF).

  4. Install the NX-OS software. Install the NX-OS software on the Nexus 92300YC switch. NX-OS is a network operating system for the Nexus series of Ethernet switches and MDS series of Fibre Channel (FC) storage area network switches provided by Cisco Systems.

  5. Install the Reference Configuration File (RCF). Install the RCF after setting up the Nexus 92300YC switch for the first time. You can also use this procedure to upgrade your RCF version.

  6. Install the Cluster Switch Health Monitor (CSHM) configuration file. Install the applicable configuration file for cluster switch health monitoring of Nexus 92300YC cluster switches.

Additional information

Before you begin installation or maintenance, be sure to review the following: