How to cable an EqualLogic array

How to cable an EqualLogic array


Applies to:


Platform - Applies to EqualLogic array PS4000,PS5000,PS5500,PS6000,PS6010,PS6500,PS6510


Problem:


How do I cable my EqualLogic storage array?


Solution:


In this article we will discuss how to cable one EqualLogic array to a cluster environment. The examples below will illustrate an iSCSI SAN-attached to a two node cluster.
NOTE: Use a CAT5e or CAT6 LAN cable with RJ-45 connectors to connect a Gigabit iSCSI port (server or array) to a Gigabit switch. Use a twinax or multi-mode optical cable with LC connector to connect a 10 Gigabit iSCSI port (server or array) to a 10 Gigabit switch.
  • Connect cluster node 1 to the iSCSI switches.
    • Connect a network cable from iSCSI NIC 0 (or NIC port 0) to the network switch 0 (sw0).
    • Connect a network cable from iSCSI NIC 1 (or NIC port 1) to the network switch 1 (sw1).
  • Repeat step 1 for each cluster node.
  • Connect the first Dell EqualLogic PS Series storage array to the iSCSI switches.
For Dell EqualLogic PS4000/PS6010/PS6510 storage arrays:
NOTE: See Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3 as applicable
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 0 (sw0) to Ethernet 0 on the control module 1.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 0 (sw0) to Ethernet 0 on the control module 0.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 1 (sw1) to Ethernet 1 on the control module 1.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 1 (sw1) to Ethernet 1 on the control module 0.
For Dell EqualLogic PS5000/PS5500 storage arrays:
NOTE: See Figure 4 and Figure 5 as applicable.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 0 (sw0) to Ethernet 0 on the control module 1.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 0 (sw0) to Ethernet 1 on the control module 1.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 1 (sw1) to Ethernet 2 on the control module 1.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 1 (sw1) to Ethernet 0 on the control module 0.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 1 (sw1) to Ethernet 1 on the control module 0.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 0 (sw0) to Ethernet 2 on the control module 0.
For Dell EqualLogic PS6000/PS6500 storage arrays:
NOTE: See Figure 6 and Figure 7 as applicable.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 0 (sw0) to Ethernet 0 on the control module 1.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 0 (sw0) to Ethernet 1 on the control module 1.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 1 (sw1) to Ethernet 2 on the control module 1.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 1 (sw1) to Ethernet 3 on the control module 1.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 1 (sw1) to Ethernet 0 on the control module 0.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 1 (sw1) to Ethernet 1 on the control module 0.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 0 (sw0) to Ethernet 2 on the control module 0.
  • Connect a network cable from the network switch 0 (sw0) to Ethernet 3 on the control module 0.
Connect the remaining Dell EqualLogic PS Series storage array(s) to the iSCSI switches by repeating step 3 for each additional storage array.

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Figure 1:
Cabling an iSCSI SAN-Attached Cluster to a Dell EqualLogic PS4000 Storage Array

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Figure 2: Cabling an iSCSI SAN-Attached Cluster to a Dell EqualLogic PS5000 Storage Array

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Figure 3:
Cabling an iSCSI SAN-attached cluster to a Dell EqualLogic PS5500 Storage Array

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Figure 4:
Cabling an iSCSI SAN-Attached Cluster to a Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Storage Array

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Figure 5: Cabling an iSCSI SAN-Attached Cluster to a Dell EqualLogic PS6010 Storage Array

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Figure 6:
Cabling an iSCSI SAN-Attached Cluster to a Dell EqualLogic PS6500 Storage Array


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Figure 7:
Cabling an iSCSI SAN-Attached Cluster to a Dell EqualLogic PS6510 Storage Array


Article ID: SLN310170

Last Date Modified: 08/20/2018 01:18 AM


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