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Configuration requirements for Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 storage switches

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For Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 switch installation and maintenance, be sure to review configuration and network requirements.

ONTAP support

From ONTAP 9.9.1, you can use Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 switches to combine storage and cluster functionality into a shared switch configuration.

If you want to build ONTAP clusters with more than two nodes, you need two supported network switches.

Configuration requirements

For configuration, you need the appropriate number and type of cables and cable connectors for your switches.

Depending on the type of switch you are initially configuring, you need to connect to the switch console port with the included console cable; you also need to provide specific network information.

Network requirements

You need the following network information for all switch configurations.

  • IP subnet for management network traffic

  • Host names and IP addresses for each of the storage system controllers and all applicable switches

  • Most storage system controllers are managed through the e0M interface by connecting to the Ethernet service port (wrench icon). On AFF A800 and AFF A700s systems, the e0M interface uses a dedicated Ethernet port.

  • Refer to the Hardware Universe for the latest information.

For more information about the initial configuration of your switch, see the following guide: Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 Installation and Upgrade Guide.