Connecting the Cisco N3K and N9K Ethernet cables

Installing an HCP SAIN System - Final On-Site Setup

Version
9.7.x
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Audience
anonymous
Part Number
MK-98ARC020-34

  1. Connect the switches.
    1. Locate two one-meter Twinax cables.
    2. Connect the first cable from port 1 on the switch in position U27 to port 1 on the switch in position U28.
    3. Connect the second cable from port 2 on the switch in position U27 to port 2 on the switch in position U28.
  2. Locate and separate the three-meter and five-meter Twinax cables.
    The three-meter cables are used to connect the switches in the base or appliance rack to the HCP G11 Nodes. If there are five-meter Twinax cables, they are used to connect nodes 17-44 in the Expansion racks to the back-end switches in the base rack.
  3. Locate the label sheets containing pairs of numbered decals.
  4. Label both ends of each Twinax cable.
    1. Starting at label 01 and proceeding sequentially, peel off the first of the pair and attach it to one end of the Twinax cable.
    2. Peel off the second of the pair and attach it to the other end of the Twinax cable.
  5. Connect the switch to the PRI port.
    1. Connect one end of the Twinax cable to the switch in rack position U27 using the port for the node with the corresponding cable number.
    2. Connect the other end of the Twinax cable to the blue PRI port corresponding node number in the appliance or base rack.
  6. Label both ends of each Twinax cable.
    1. Starting at label 01 and proceeding sequentially, peel off the first of the pair and attach it to one end of the Twinax cable.
    2. Peel off the second of the pair and attach it to the other end of the Twinax cable.
  7. Connect the switch to the SEC port.
    1. Connect one end of the Twinax cable to the switch in rack position U28 using the port for the node with the corresponding cable number.
    2. Connect the other end of the Twinax cable to the blue SEC port corresponding node number in the appliance or base rack.
  8. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for each of the nodes in the appliance or base rack.
  9. Neatly bundle and tie off the Twinax cables to the cable management attachments in the rear of the rack.
  10. If there are additional nodes in the system housed in Expansion racks, repeat steps 3 through 8 for each Expansion rack, adding 16 to the base node number.
    For all Expansion racks, ensure you are using the five-meter Twinax cables.