Cabling the FC-VI adapter and Inter-Switch Link

You must cable the HA interconnect and Inter-Switch Link (ISL) on Node B.

The following illustration shows the cabling of the FC-VI HA interconnect and Inter-Switch Links to the Brocade switches:

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  1. Connect one port of the FC-VI adapter to another port that you have reserved for the FC-VI and ISL connections. In the example, port 0 on switch 1 and port 0 on switch 2 is used.
    Note: There should be one FC-VI adapter connection for each switch. Make sure that you have the FC-VI adapter in the correct slot for your system, as shown in the Hardware Universe at the NetApp Support Site.
  2. Connect an inter-switch link cable to a port on each switch. The example uses port 8 and port 12 on switch 1 and switch 2 for the ISLs.
    Note: If using dual ISLs, traffic isolation must be configured on the switches.
  3. Verify that the status of the FC-VI links are UP and collect the node's FC Port Name (WWPN) for each FC-VI adapter port by entering the following command on both the nodes:sysconfig -v adapter_slot
  4. Verify that the FC-VI adapter connection is correct and the FC-VI adapter port is able to communicate to its peer FC-VI adapter port on the partner node by entering the following command on both the nodes:fcvi ping adapter address

    where adapter is the fcvi adapter port of the local node that is used to send the ping request.

    address corresponds to FC Port Name (WWPN) of the peer FC-VI adapter port on the partner node.

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