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FAS2750 and AFF-A400 with 40Gb Cisco 3132Q-V cluter switches interconnect

juanfproact

Hello,

We have to implement a cluster consisting of a FAS2750 and an AFF-A400.

 

Could someone validate the solution that I attach in the schem for me?

 

FAS2750_A400_3132Q-V.png

Could I use the 10Gb ports on the 3132Q-V switches? Or do I have to connect the FAS2750 with breakout cables to 40Gb ports?

 

I have checked the document "Technical Presentation: 40Gb Cluster Interconnect Configurations" (https://fieldportal.netapp.com/content/531465) but I don't see the specific connection for a cluster with FAS2750 and AFF-A400.

 

In Hardware Universe I have seen reference to breakout cables but I am not clear the solution.

 

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SpindleNinja

Either should be fine.  I think if they showed every single combo,  they have a lot of slides 🙂 

 If you use the breakout-out you'll just have some danglers.   

in HWU,  click the switch -> 4 10G ports -> and click one of the supported cables. 

 
 
 
 

 

X1983-1-R6 112-00210      - 1m SFP+ SFP+ Cable,Cu,Twinax,SFP+/SFP+,1m Ethernet: 10 Gbps

 

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SpindleNinja

Either should be fine.  I think if they showed every single combo,  they have a lot of slides 🙂 

 If you use the breakout-out you'll just have some danglers.   

in HWU,  click the switch -> 4 10G ports -> and click one of the supported cables. 

 
 
 
 

 

X1983-1-R6 112-00210      - 1m SFP+ SFP+ Cable,Cu,Twinax,SFP+/SFP+,1m Ethernet: 10 Gbps

 

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juanfproact

Hi @SpindleNinja ,

 

Thanks for the reply. I think that I will implement the connections making use of the 10GbE ports on the 3132Q-V without making use of the breakout cables.

 

From a technical point of view what would be the best mode of implementation?

 

Thanks.

SpindleNinja

No problem.   

 

As far as implementation?    This a net new cluster? 

juanfproact

Yes, is for a new cluster in a new implementation.

SpindleNinja

Something like this:  

 

Cable the Cluster Switches to each other.   

Configure mgmt, patch to the correct firmware / install the RCF files. 

 

Make sure the 2750 and A400 are on the same ontap version. 

Whichever pair is 01/02 is really up to you,  i would probably put the A400 as 01 02  and the 2750 as 03 04   

 

Connect the cluster ports/mgmt ports etc on the A400 as per the docs. 

Setup the cluster as per the docks.  

 

When the 2 node is healthy,  cable up and join the other pair to the cluster.    

 

After that, configure disks/aggrs/networking/etc.   

 

Run Active IQ config advisor

Lastly, test failover giveback on each HA pair before going prod. 

 

 

juanfproact

Thanks for your help @SpindleNinja  !!!

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