Cabling the controller

You must cable the Fibre Channel ports on the controller to the Brocade or Cisco switches.

The following illustration shows the cabling of the controller to the Brocade switches:
  1. Determine which Fibre Channel ports on your system that you want to use and create a list showing the order you want to use them.
    Note: The numbers in the example refer to the preferred order of usage, not the port ID. For example, Fibre Channel port 1 might be port 0a on the controller.
  2. Cable the first two Fibre Channel ports of Node A to the same numbered ports on Switch 1 and Switch 2, for example, port 1.
  3. Cable the second two Fibre Channel ports of Node A to the same numbered ports on Switch 1 and Switch 2, for example, port 2.
    Note: The switches in the example are 16-port switches.
Proceed to cable disk shelves to the switches.