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Cabling the private cluster interconnect for NetApp CN1610 switches

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.

About this task

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.

Steps

  1. Using a supplied 10 GbE copper cable, connect port e1a of the first storage controller to port 1 of the top cluster switch.
  2. Connect port e2a of the first storage controller to port 1 of the bottom cluster switch.
  3. Repeat for the other storage controllers in the cluster.

    Connect the second controller to port 2 of each switch, the third controller to port 3, and so on.

Private cluster interconnect cabling for NetApp CN1610 switches

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.