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Cluster and storage switches

Overview of configuration process for NVIDIA SN2100 storage switches

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The NVIDIA SN2100 is a storage switch that allows you to route data between servers and storage arrays in a Storage Area Network (SAN).

Initial configuration overview

To configure a NVIDIA SN2100 switch on systems running ONTAP, follow these steps:

  1. Install the hardware for the NVIDIA SN2100 switch.

    Instructions are available in the NVIDIA Switch Installation Guide.

  2. Configure the switch.

    Instructions are available in the NVIDIA documentation.

  3. Review cabling and configuration considerations.

    Review requirements for optical connections, the QSA adapter, and the switchport speed.

  4. Cable NS224 shelves as switch-attached storage.

    Follow these procedures if you have a system in which the NS224 drive shelves need to be cabled as switch-attached storage (not direct-attached storage).

  5. Install Cumulus Linux in Cumulus mode or install Cumulus Linux in ONIE mode.

    You can install Cumulus Linux (CL) OS when the switch is running either Cumulus Linux or ONIE.

  6. Install the Reference Configuration File script.

    There are two RCF scripts available for Clustering and Storage applications.

  7. Configure SNMPv3 for switch log collection.

    This release includes support for SNMPv3 for switch log collection and for Switch Health Monitoring (SHM).

The procedures use Network Command Line Utility (NCLU), which is a command line interface that ensures Cumulus Linux is fully accessible to all. The net command is the wrapper utility you use to execute actions from a terminal.

Additional information

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