Cabling the shelves

You must cable the DS14mk4 FC disk shelf loops on Node A directly to the switches.

To cable SAS disk shelves and FibreBridge 6500N, see Configuring a MetroCluster system with SAS disk shelves and FibreBridge 6500N bridges on the NetApp Support Site.


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Note: You can cable a maximum of two disk shelves on each loop.
  1. Connect the Node A pool 0 disk shelves to the switches by completing the following substeps:
    1. Connect the Input port of the A module on disk shelf 1 to any available port on Switch 2 other than ports 0, 4, 8, and 12. In the example, switch port 3 is used.
    2. Connect the Input port of the B module on disk shelf 1 to the same port on Switch 1. In the example, switch port 3 is used.
    3. Connect disk shelf 1 to disk shelf 2 by connecting the Output ports of the module of disk shelf 1 to the Input ports of the corresponding module of the next disk shelf.
    4. If your disk shelf modules have terminate switches, set them to Off on all but the last disk shelf in the disk pool, and then set the terminate switches on the last disk shelf to On.
    Note: ESH4 modules are self-terminating and therefore do not have a terminate switch.
  2. Connect the Node B pool 1 disk shelves to the switches by completing the following substeps:
    1. Connect the Input port of the module Channel A on disk shelf 3 to any available port on Switch 2 other than ports 0, 4, 8, and 12. The example uses switch port 5.
    2. Connect the Input port of the module Channel B on disk shelf 3 to the same port on Switch 1. The example uses switch port 5.
    3. Connect disk shelf 3 to disk shelf 4 by connecting the Output ports of the module of disk shelf 3 to the Input ports of the corresponding module of the next disk shelf.
    4. If your disk shelf modules have terminate switches, set them to Off on all but the last disk shelf in the disk pool, then set the terminate switches on the last disk shelf to On.
  3. If you have more than one loop, connect the other loops in the same manner.
Proceed to cable the FC-VI adapter and interswitch connections.