Initial installation of the Nexus 9336C-FX2 cluster switch

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You can use this procedure to perform the initial installation of the Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 switch.

You can download the applicable NetApp Cisco NX-OS software for your switches from the NetApp Support Site at mysupport.netapp.com

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.

This procedure provides a summary of the process to install your switches and get them running:

  1. Connect the serial port to the host or serial port of your choice.

  2. Connect the management port (on the non-port side of the switch) to the same network where your SFTP server is located.

  3. At the console, set the host side serial settings:

    • 9600 baud

    • 8 data bits

    • 1 stop bit

    • parity: none

    • flow control: none

  4. Booting for the first time or rebooting after erasing the running configuration, the Nexus 9336C-FX2 switch loops in a boot cycle. Interrupt this cycle by typing yes to abort Power on Auto Provisioning. You are then presented with the System Admin Account setup:

    $ VDC-1 %$ %POAP-2-POAP_INFO:   - Abort Power On Auto Provisioning [yes - continue with normal setup, skip - bypass password and basic configuration, no - continue with Power On Auto Provisioning] (yes/skip/no)[no]:
    **yes**
    Disabling POAP.......Disabling POAP
    2019 Apr 10 00:36:17 switch %$ VDC-1 %$ poap: Rolling back, please wait... (This may take 5-15 minutes)
    ---- System Admin Account Setup ----
    Do you want to enforce secure password standard (yes/no) [y]:
  5. Type y to enforce secure password standard:

    Do you want to enforce secure password standard (yes/no) [y]: **y**
  6. Enter and confirm the password for user admin:

    Enter the password for "admin":
    Confirm the password for "admin":
  7. Enter the Basic System Configuration dialog:

    This setup utility will guide you through the basic configuration of
    the system. Setup configures only enough connectivity for management
    of the system.
    
    Please register Cisco Nexus9000 Family devices promptly with your
    supplier. Failure to register may affect response times for initial
    service calls. Nexus9000 devices must be registered to receive
    entitled support services.
    
    Press Enter at anytime to skip a dialog. Use ctrl-c at anytime
    to skip the remaining dialogs.
    
    Would you like to enter the basic configuration dialog (yes/no):
  8. Create another login account:

    Create another login account (yes/no) [n]:
  9. Configure read-only and read-write SNMP community strings:

    Configure read-only SNMP community string (yes/no) [n]:
    
    Configure read-write SNMP community string (yes/no) [n]:
  10. Configure the cluster switch name:

    Enter the switch name : **cs2**
  11. Configure the out-of-band management interface:

    Continue with Out-of-band (mgmt0) management configuration? (yes/no) [y]: **y**
    
    Mgmt0 IPv4 address : 172.22.133.216
    
    Mgmt0 IPv4 netmask : 255.255.224.0
    
    Configure the default gateway? (yes/no) [y]: **y**
    
    IPv4 address of the default gateway : 172.22.128.1
  12. Configure advanced IP options:

    Configure advanced IP options? (yes/no) [n]: **n**
  13. Configure Telnet services:

    Enable the telnet service? (yes/no) [n]: **n**
  14. Configure SSH services and SSH keys:

    Enable the ssh service? (yes/no) [y]: **y**
    
           Type of ssh key you would like to generate (dsa/rsa) [rsa]: **rsa**
    
           Number of rsa key bits <1024-2048> [1024]: **2048**
  15. Configure other settings:

    Configure the ntp server? (yes/no) [n]: **n**
    
      Configure default interface layer (L3/L2) [L2]: **L2**
    
      Configure default switchport interface state (shut/noshut) [noshut]: **noshut**
    
      Configure CoPP system profile (strict/moderate/lenient/dense) [strict]: **strict**
  16. Confirm switch information and save the configuration:

    Would you like to edit the configuration? (yes/no) [n]: **n**
    
    Use this configuration and save it? (yes/no) [y]: **y**
    
    [########################################] 100%
    Copy complete, now saving to disk (please wait)...
    Copy complete.
  17. For ONTAP 9.8 and later, enable the Ethernet switch health monitor log collection feature for collecting switch-related log files, using the commands: system switch ethernet log setup-password``system switch ethernet log enable-collection

    cluster1::*> **system switch ethernet log setup-password**
    Enter the switch name: <return>
    The switch name entered is not recognized.
    Choose from the following list:
    cs1
    cs2
    
    cluster1::*> **system switch ethernet log setup-password**
    
    Enter the switch name: **cs1**
    RSA key fingerprint is e5:8b:c6:dc:e2:18:18:09:36:63:d9:63:dd:03:d9:cc
    Do you want to continue? {y|n}::[n] **y**
    
    Enter the password: <enter switch password>
    Enter the password again: <enter switch password>
    
    cluster1::*> **system switch ethernet log setup-password**
    
    Enter the switch name: **cs2**
    RSA key fingerprint is 57:49:86:a1:b9:80:6a:61:9a:86:8e:3c:e3:b7:1f:b1
    Do you want to continue? {y|n}:: [n] **y**
    
    Enter the password: <enter switch password>
    Enter the password again: <enter switch password>
    
    cluster1::*> **system  switch ethernet log enable-collection**
    
    Do you want to enable cluster log collection for all nodes in the cluster?
    {y|n}: [n] **y**
    
    Enabling cluster switch log collection.
    
    cluster1::*>
    Note If any of these commands return an error, contact NetApp support.
  18. For ONTAP releases 9.5P16, 9.6P12, and 9.7P10 and later patch releases, enable the Ethernet switch health monitor log collection feature for collecting switch-related log files, using the commands: system cluster-switch log setup-password``system cluster-switch log enable-collection

    cluster1::*> **system cluster-switch log setup-password**
    Enter the switch name: <return>
    The switch name entered is not recognized.
    Choose from the following list:
    cs1
    cs2
    
    cluster1::*> **system cluster-switch log setup-password**
    
    Enter the switch name: **cs1**
    RSA key fingerprint is e5:8b:c6:dc:e2:18:18:09:36:63:d9:63:dd:03:d9:cc
    Do you want to continue? {y|n}::[n] **y**
    
    Enter the password: <enter switch password>
    Enter the password again: <enter switch password>
    
    cluster1::*> **system cluster-switch log setup-password**
    
    Enter the switch name: **cs2**
    RSA key fingerprint is 57:49:86:a1:b9:80:6a:61:9a:86:8e:3c:e3:b7:1f:b1
    Do you want to continue? {y|n}:: [n] **y**
    
    Enter the password: <enter switch password>
    Enter the password again: <enter switch password>
    
    cluster1::*> **system cluster-switch log enable-collection**
    
    Do you want to enable cluster log collection for all nodes in the cluster?
    {y|n}: [n] **y**
    
    Enabling cluster switch log collection.
    
    cluster1::*>
    Note If any of these commands return an error, contact NetApp support.