Controller-to-stack cabling worksheets and cabling examples for platforms with internal storage - shelves with IOM12/IOM12B modules

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You can use the completed controller-to-stack cabling worksheets and cabling examples to cable platforms with internal storage, including FAS2600 series, AFF A200, FAS2700 series, AFF A220, and later.

Note This information does not apply to FAS25XX platforms.
  • If needed, you can refer to SAS cabling rules for information about supported configurations, shelf-to-shelf connectivity, and controller-to-shelf connectivity.

  • Cabling examples show controller-to-stack cables as solid or dashed to distinguish controller 0b port connections from controller 0a port connections.

    drw fas2600 controller to stack cable type key
  • Cabling examples show controller-to-stack connections and shelf-to-shelf connections in two different colors to distinguish connectivity through IOM A (domain A) and IOM B (domain B).

    drw fas2600 cable color key

Platforms with internal storage in a multipath HA configuration with one multi-shelf stack

The following worksheet and cabling example uses port pair 0a/0b:

drw fas2600 mpha worksheet
drw fas2600 mpha

FAS2600 series multipath configuration with one multi-shelf stack

The following worksheets and cabling examples use port pair 0a/0b.

In this example, the controller is installed in slot A of the chassis. When a controller is located in slot A of the chassis, its internal storage port (0b) is in domain A (IOM A); therefore, port 0b must connect to domain A (IOM A) in the stack.

drw fas2600 mp slot a worksheet
drw fas2600 mp slot a

In this example, the controller is installed in slot B of the chassis. When a controller is located in slot B of the chassis, its internal storage port (0b) is in domain B (IOM B); therefore, port 0b must connect to domain B (IOM B) in the stack.

drw fas2600 mp slot b worksheet
drw fas2600 mp slot b