The private cluster interconnect enables the cluster nodes to communicate with each other and to move data within the cluster. The private cluster interconnect uses dedicated 10 GbE switches.
The private cluster interconnect uses 10 GbE copper cables. The required cables are supplied with the system.
Additional information about the CN1610 switches is available in the CN1601 and CN1610 Switch Setup and Configuration Guide.
Connect the second controller to port 2 of each switch, the third controller to port 3, and so on.
The following example shows six nodes. You connect the cluster interconnect the same way regardless of the number of nodes in the cluster. If you are installing an eight-node cluster, controller 7 connects to port 7, and controller 8 connects to port 8.