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Configure the 9336C-FX2 cluster switch

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Follow this procedure to configure the Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 switch.

What you'll need
  • Access to an HTTP, FTP, or TFTP server at the installation site to download the applicable NX-OS and Reference Configuration File (RCF) releases.

  • Applicable NX-OS version, downloaded from the Cisco software download page.

  • Applicable licenses, network and configuration information, and cables.

  • Completed cabling worksheets.

  • Applicable NetApp cluster network and management network RCFs downloaded from the NetApp Support Site at All Cisco cluster network and management network switches arrive with the standard Cisco factory-default configuration. These switches also have the current version of the NX-OS software but do not have the RCFs loaded.

  • Required switch and ONTAP documentation.

  1. Perform an initial configuration of the cluster network switches.

    Provide applicable responses to the following initial setup questions when you first boot the switch. Your site's security policy defines the responses and services to enable.

    Prompt Response

    Abort Auto Provisioning and continue with normal setup? (yes/no)

    Respond with yes. The default is no.

    Do you want to enforce secure password standard? (yes/no)

    Respond with yes. The default is yes.

    Enter the password for admin.

    The default password is “admin”; you must create a new, strong password. A weak password can be rejected.

    Would you like to enter the basic configuration dialog? (yes/no)

    Respond with yes at the initial configuration of the switch.

    Create another login account? (yes/no)

    Your answer depends on your site's policies on alternate administrators. The default is no.

    Configure read-only SNMP community string? (yes/no)

    Respond with no. The default is no.

    Configure read-write SNMP community string? (yes/no)

    Respond with no. The default is no.

    Enter the switch name.

    Enter the switch name, which is limited to 63 alphanumeric characters.

    Continue with Out-of-band (mgmt0) management configuration? (yes/no)

    Respond with yes (the default) at that prompt. At the mgmt0 IPv4 address: prompt, enter your IP address: ip_address.

    Configure the default-gateway? (yes/no)

    Respond with yes. At the IPv4 address of the default-gateway: prompt, enter your default_gateway.

    Configure advanced IP options? (yes/no)

    Respond with no. The default is no.

    Enable the telnet service? (yes/no)

    Respond with no. The default is no.

    Enabled SSH service? (yes/no)

    Respond with yes. The default is yes.

    Note SSH is recommended when using Cluster Switch Health Monitor (CSHM) for its log collection features. SSHv2 is also recommended for enhanced security.

    Enter the type of SSH key you want to generate (dsa/rsa/rsa1).

    The default is rsa.

    Enter the number of key bits (1024-2048).

    Enter the number of key bits from 1024 to 2048.

    Configure the NTP server? (yes/no)

    Respond with no. The default is no.

    Configure default interface layer (L3/L2)

    Respond with L2. The default is L2.

    Configure default switch port interface state (shut/noshut)

    Respond with noshut. The default is noshut.

    Configure CoPP system profile (strict/moderate/lenient/dense)

    Respond with strict. The default is strict.

    Would you like to edit the configuration? (yes/no)

    You should see the new configuration at this point. Review and make any necessary changes to the configuration you just entered. Respond with no at the prompt if you are satisfied with the configuration. Respond with yes if you want to edit your configuration settings.

    Use this configuration and save it? (yes/no)

    Respond with yes to save the configuration. This automatically updates the kickstart and system images.

    Note If you do not save the configuration at this stage, none of the changes will be in effect the next time you reboot the switch.
  2. Verify the configuration choices you made in the display that appears at the end of the setup, and make sure that you save the configuration.

  3. Check the version on the cluster network switches, and if necessary, download the NetApp-supported version of the software to the switches from the Cisco software download page.