Cabling HCP G11 Nodes to Fibre Channel switches

Installing an HCP SAIN System - Final On-Site Setup

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Follow the instructions outlined below to attach fiber optic jumper cables between the HCP G11 Nodes and the Fibre Channel switches. All of the HCP G11 Nodes in a given rack are connected to the Fibre Channel switches in the same rack. Each HCP rack contains two Fibre Channel switches.

  1. Select a three meter fiber optic jumper cable.
  2. Locate the label sheet containing pairs of numbered decals.
  3. Label both ends of the fiber optic cable.
    1. Starting at label 01 and proceeding sequentially, peel off the first of the pair and attach it to one end of the fiber optic cable.
    2. Peel off the second of the pair and attach it to the other end of the fiber optic cable.
  4. Attach one end of the fiber optic cable to a port on the Fibre Channel switch. Attach the other end of the cable to a port on one the HCP G11 Node according to the following list of port pairs.
    The pairs are defined as the port on the switch (rack position-port) and port on the HCP G11 Node (node#-port).
    Primary Secondary
    C0-P1A to N01-PRI C1-P2A to N01-SEC
    C0-P1B to N02-PRI C1-P2B to N02-SEC
    C0-P1C to N03-PRI C1-P2C to N03-SEC
    C0-P1D to N04-PRI C1-P2D to N04-SEC
    C0-P1E to N05-PRI C1-P2E to N05-SEC
    C0-P1F to N06-PRI C1-P2F to N06-SEC
    C0-P1G to N07-PRI C1-P2G to N07-SEC
    C0-P1H to N08-PRI C1-P2H to N08-SEC
  5. Repeat steps one through four for each cable to be connected between the Fibre Channel switches and the HCP G11 Nodes.
    The number of cables you connect is always an even number, but you might not use all of the ports. See the HCP system configuration sheet uploaded with the order for more information.
  6. If there are more than 16 nodes in the HCP system, proceed to the second rack and repeat the process in steps one through five for the next set of HCP G11 Nodes.
  7. Neatly organize the fiber optic cables and use Velcro to attach them to the cable organizer in the rack.
    Make sure the cables meet a minimum bend radius of four inches (100mm) and are not crimped when organized as this can damage the fiber optic cable.