Requirements for a shared-switches configuration

You must follow certain requirements when creating a shared-switches configuration.

  • Fabric-attached MetroCluster configuration
  • Brocade 5100 or 6510 switch
  • SAS disk shelves with FibreBridge 6500N

    To know how to install and configure FibreBridge 6500N as part of your MetroCluster configuration, see Configuring a MetroCluster system with SAS disk shelves and FibreBridge 6500N bridges on the NetApp Support Site at

  • A minimum of two ISLs per fabric with TI enabled.

    For more information about configuring a switch in a shared-switches configuration, see the Fabric-attached MetroCluster Systems Brocade Switch Configuration Guide on the NetApp Support Site at