Migrate from a Cisco switch to a Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 cluster switch

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You must be aware of certain configuration information, port connections and cabling requirements when you are replacing some older Cisco Nexus cluster switches with Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 cluster switches.

  • The following cluster switches are supported:

    • Nexus 9336C-FX2

    • Nexus 92300YC

    • Nexus 5596UP

    • Nexus 5020

    • Nexus 5010

  • The cluster switches use the following ports for connections to nodes:

    • Nexus 9336C-FX2:

      • Ports 1- 3: Breakout mode (4x10G) Intra-Cluster Ports, int e1/1/1-4, e1/2/1-4, e1/3/1-4

      • Ports 4- 6: Breakout mode (4x25G) Intra-Cluster/HA Ports, int e1/4/1-4, e1/5/1-4, e1/6/1-4

      • Ports 7-34: 40/100GbE Intra-Cluster/HA Ports, int e1/7-34

    • Nexus 92300YC:

      • Ports e1/1-48 (10/25 GbE) e1/49-64 (40/100 GbE)

    • Nexus 5596UP:

      • Ports e1/1-40 (10 GbE)

    • Nexus 5020:

      • Ports e1/1-32 (10 GbE)

    • Nexus 5010 with expansion:

      • Ports e1/1-12, e2/1-6 (10 GbE)

  • The cluster switches use the following Inter-Switch Link (ISL) ports:

    • Ports int e1/35-36: Nexus 9336C-FX2

    • Ports e1/65-66 (100 GbE): Nexus 92300YC

    • Ports e1/41-48 (10 GbE): Nexus 5596UP

    • Ports e1/33-40 (10 GbE): Nexus 5020

    • Ports e1/13-20 (10 GbE): Nexus 5010

  • The Hardware Universe contains information about supported cabling for all cluster switches.

  • You have configured some of the ports on Nexus 9336C-FX2 switches to run at 10 GbE or 40 GbE.

  • You have planned, migrated, and documented 10 GbE and 40 GbE connectivity from nodes to Nexus 9336C-FX2 cluster switches.

  • The ONTAP and NX-OS versions supported in this procedure are on the Cisco Ethernet Switches page.