Planning the fabric-attached MetroCluster installation

You must fill out the fabric-attached MetroCluster configuration worksheet to record specific cabling information about your fabric-attached MetroCluster configuration. You must identify several pieces of information that you use during configuration procedures. Recording this information can reduce configuration errors.

  1. Fill in the following tables.
    Each site has two Brocade Fibre Channel switches. Use the following table to record the configured names, IP addresses, and domain IDs of these switches.
    Switch number... At site... Is named... IP address... Domain ID...
    1 A      
    2 A      
    3 B      
    4 B      
    In addition to on-board ports, each site has an FC-VI adapter and two Fibre Channel HBAs that connect the node to the switches. Use the following table to record which switch port these adapters are connected to:
    This adapter... At site... Port 1 of this adapter is... Port 2 of this adapter is...
    Cabled to switch... Switch port... Cabled to switch... Switch port...
    FC-VI adapter A 1   2  
    B 3   4  
    FC HBA 1 A 1   2  
    B 3   4  
    FC HBA 2 A 1   2  
    B 3   4  
    Disk shelves or FibreBridge 6500N bridges (if you are using SAS disk shelves) at each site connect to the Fibre Channel switches. Use the following table to record which switch port the disk shelves or FibreBridge 6500N bridges are connected to.
    Note: If you are using SAS or SATA disk shelves, the FibreBridges connect to the disk shelves. Each FibreBridge 6500N bridge needs to be connected to only one switch through one of the FC ports on the FibreBridge bridge. For cabling examples, see Configuring a MetroCluster system with SAS disk shelves and FibreBridge 6500N bridges at the NetApp Support Site.
    Disk shelf or FibreBridge 6500N... At site... Belonging to... Connects to switches... On switch port...
    1 A Node A Pool 0 1 and 2  
    2  
    3 Node B Pool 1  
    4  
    5 B Node B Pool 0 3 and 4  
    6  
    7 Node A Pool 1  
    8