Cabling a fabric-attached MetroCluster configuration with disks
You cable the fabric-attached MetroCluster configuration so that the controller and the disk shelves at each site are connected to Brocade or Cisco switches. In turn, the switches at one site are connected through inter-switch links to the switches at the other site.
- To cable a fabric-attached MetroCluster configuration, you must be familiar with HA configuration, the Brocade or Cisco command-line interface, and synchronous mirroring.
- You must also be familiar with the characteristics of fabric-attached MetroCluster configurations.
- You must also have the following information:
- Correct Brocade or Cisco licenses for each switch
- Unique domain IDs for each of the switches
Note: You can use the switch numbers (1, 2, 3, and 4) as the switch Domain ID.
- Ethernet IP address for both the switches and nodes
Note: The switches ship with a default IP address (10.77.77.77), which you can use if the switches are not attached to a network.
- Ethernet subnetmask
- Gateway address
The following illustration shows a fabric-attached MetroCluster configuration: