Required equipment for MetroCluster configurations
You should receive the required equipment, such as storage system, HA interconnect adapter, and so on, to install a MetroCluster configuration.
See the Hardware Universe at hwu.netapp.com to confirm your storage system type, storage capacity, and so on.
Note: For fabric-attached MetroCluster configurations, use the information in the Hardware Universe labeled for MetroCluster configurations. For stretch MetroCluster configurations, use the information in the Hardware Universe labeled “for HA Environments.”
|Required equipment||Stretch MetroCluster configuration||Fabric-attached MetroCluster configuration|
|Storage system||Two of the same type of storage systems|
|Storage||See the Hardware Universe at hwu.netapp.com.|
|FibreBridge 6500N bridges (if you are attaching SAS disk shelves)||Two FibreBridges are required for each stack of SAS disk shelves.|
|HA interconnect adapter|| InfiniBand adapter (Required only for systems that do not use an NVRAM5 or NVRAM6 adapter, which functions as the
HA interconnect adapter.)
FC-VI adapter (Required for the 31xx, 32xx, and 62xx dual-controller systems.)
Note: When the FC-VI adapter is installed in a 31xx, 32xx, or 62xx system, the internal InfiniBand interconnect is automatically deactivated.
|FC-AL or FC HBA (FC HBA for Disk) adapters||Two or four Fibre Channel HBAs
Note: The ports on the Fibre Channel HBAs are labeled 1 and 2. However, the software refers to them as A and B. You see these labeling conventions in the user interface and system messages displayed on the console.
|Fibre Channel switches||Stretch MetroCluster configurations with array LUNs require these switches.||Two pairs of Brocade or Cisco switches
Note: The Fibre Channel switches must be of the same type. A mixture of switch types (such as Brocade 300 and Brocade 5100 switches) is not allowed.
|SFP (Small Form Pluggable) modules||Not applicable||Two or four SFPs are required per fabric, depending on whether you are using single or dual inter-switch links. The type of SFP needed depends on the distance between sites. One short-distance for each switch port used.|
|NVRAM adapter media converter||Only if using fiber cabling||Not applicable|
|Cables (provided with shipment unless otherwise noted)||
Note: For information about required cables, see the Interoperability Matrix at support.netapp.com/matrix.