Connecting HCP G11 Nodes to Fibre Channel switches or storage arrays

Installing an HCP SAIN System - Final On-Site Setup

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An HCP G11 system can use Fibre Channel switches when you need to connect more than eight server nodes to a single storage array or when you need to connect nodes to external storage arrays contained in separate racks. If the ordered HCP system has Fibre Channel switches included with the order, the switches need to be installed in positions U25 and U26 for every HCP G11 rack.

Two types of Fibre Channel switches are offered with the HCP G11 system, each with forty eight 16Gbps ports, the Brocade 6510 and the Cisco MDS 9148S. Follow the installation steps for the switch type included in the order and mount them in all applicable racks. When finished, proceed to the fiber optic cabling section to connect the switches to the HCP G11 Nodes and the storage arrays.

An HCP G11 system can also have the HCP G11 Nodes directly connected to the storage arrays without the use of Fibre Channel switches.

Connecting the FC switch to the storage

Table. Two-channel boards with CBSS/CBSL or DBL
Primary Secondary
Storage array port 1A to U27-P17 Storage array port 2A to U28-P17
Storage array port 3A to U27-P18 Storage array port 4A to U28-P18
Storage array port 5A to U27-P19 Storage array port 6A to U28-P19
Storage array port 7A to U27-P20 Storage array port 8A to U28-P20
Table. Four-channel boards with CBSS/CBSL or DBL
Primary Secondary
Storage array port 1A to U27-P17 Storage array port 2A to U28-P17
Storage array port 3A to U27-P18 Storage array port 4A to U28-P18
Storage array port 5A to U27-P19 Storage array port 6A to U28-P19
Storage array port 7A to U27-P20 Storage array port 8A to U28-P20
Storage array port 1B to U27-P21 Storage array port 2B to U28-P21
Storage array port 3B to U27-P22 Storage array port 4B to U28-P22
Storage array port 5B to U27-P23 Storage array port 6B to U28-P23
Storage array port 7B to U27-P24 Storage array port 8B to U28-P24 Storage array port 8B to U28-P24

Cabling HCP G11 nodes to Fibre Channel switches

Use the following table to connect the nodes to the switches.

Table. Cabling HCP G11 nodes to Fibre Channel switches
Primary Secondary
U27-P01 to N01-PRI U28-P01 to N01-SEC
U27-P02 to N02-PRI U28-P02 to N02-SEC
U27-P03 to N03-PRI U28-P03 to N03-SEC
U27-P04 to N04-PRI U28-P04 to N04-SEC
U27-P05 to N05-PRI U28-P05 to N05-SEC
U27-P06 to N06-PRI U28-P06 to N06-SEC
U27-P07 to N07-PRI U28-P07 to N07-SEC
U27-P08 to N08-PRI U28-P08 to N08-SEC
U27-P09 to N09-PRI U28-P09 to N09-SEC
U27-P10 to N10-PRI U28-P10 to N10-SEC
U27-P11 to N11-PRI U28-P11 to N11-SEC
U27-P12 to N12-PRI U28-P12 to N12-SEC
U27-P13 to N13-PRI U28-P13 to N13-SEC
U27-P14 to N14-PRI U28-P14 to N14-SEC
U27-P15 to N15-PRI U28-P15 to N15-SEC
U27-P16 to N16-PRI U28-P16 to N16-SEC