Apply RCF files and recable the switches

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You must apply the appropriate reference configuration files (RCFs) to reconfigure your switches to accommodate the new nodes. After you apply the RCFs, you can recable the switches.

Before you begin

The FC switch port usage must match the usage described in the Fabric-attached MetroCluster Installation and Configuration content so that the RCFs can be used. Go to References to link to the Fabric-attached MetroCluster Installation and Configuration content.

Steps
  1. Go to the MetroCluster RCF downloads page and select the RCFs for your switch configuration.

    You must use the RCFs that match your switch models.

  2. Install the FC switch RCFs by selecting the procedure that matches your switch models and following the installation instructions:

  3. Verify that the switch configuration is saved.

  4. Cable both of the FC-to-SAS bridges to the FC switches, using the cabling layout you created in Determine the new cabling layout.

  5. Verify that the ports are online:

    • For Brocade switches, use the switchshow command.

    • For Cisco switches, use the show interface brief command.

  6. Cable the FC-VI ports from the controllers to the switches.

  7. From the existing nodes, verify that the FC-VI ports are online:

    metrocluster interconnect adapter show

    metrocluster interconnect mirror show