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Overview of installation and configuration for Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 shared switches

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The Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 shared switch is part of the Cisco Nexus 9000 platform and can be installed in a NetApp system cabinet. Shared switches allow you to combine cluster and storage functionality into a shared switch configuration, by supporting the use of shared cluster and storage Reference Configuration Files.

Initial configuration overview

To initially configure a Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 switch on systems running ONTAP, follow these steps:

  1. Complete cabling worksheet.

    Use the cabling images to complete the cabling between the controllers and the switches.

  2. Install the switch.

  3. Configure the switch.

  4. Install switch in NetApp cabinet.

    Depending on your configuration, you can install the Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 switch and pass-through panel in a NetApp cabinet with the standard brackets that are included with the switch.

  5. Prepare to install NX-OS and RCF.

  6. Install the NX-OS software.

  7. Install the RCF config file.

    Install the RCF after setting up the Nexus 9336C-FX2 switch for the first time. You can also use this procedure to upgrade your RCF version.

Additional information

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