10/25 gigabit cluster ethernet interconnect ports

Virtual Storage Platform One File 34 and File 38 Hardware Reference

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The 10/25 gigabit per second Ethernet (10/25 GbE) cluster ports allow you to connect cluster nodes together. The cluster ports are used only in a cluster configuration. The 10/25 GbE ports operate at speeds of ten 10/25 gigabits per second. The VSP One File 34 and VSP One File 38 10/25 GbE cluster ports use a small form factor pluggable (SFP28) optical connector.

Do not use the 10/25 GbE cluster interconnect ports to connect to the customer data network (also known as the public data network).

When connecting the cluster ports (ICC) to a network switch running at 25GbE, please be aware that the switch must be configured with a compatible FEC setting. Ports may need to have Forward Error Correction (FEC) disabled at both ends.

If the network switch only supports 10GbE, then the VSP One File ports must be configured to 10GbE speed. Please see the CLI man page, ethernet-link-config or refer to the ICC Network Switch Reference guide for more details.

Figure. 10/25 GbE cluster interconnect ports 10/25 GbE cluster interconnect ports

Once connected, each 10/25 GbE port has two indicator LEDs; one green and one amber. These LEDs provide link status and network activity status information as follows:

Table. Status and activity per port
Status/Activity (per port) Meaning
Status Green (solid) 25 Gbps link present.
Amber (solid) 10 Gbps link present.
Green/Amber off No link.
Activity Amber (flashing) 10/25 GbE cluster port activity.