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Cisco Nexus 9504
Switch Configuration Guide for Dell SC Series SANs
Dell Storage Engineering
June 2016

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  • Page 1 Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch Configuration Guide for Dell SC Series SANs Dell Storage Engineering June 2016...
  • Page 2: Revisions

    © 2016 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Dell and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. SCG3252 | Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch Configuration Guide for Dell SC Series SANs...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Enable link level flow control (802.3x) ........................9 Configure portfast on edge ports ..........................9 Enable switch ports ..............................10 2.10 Save configuration ................................ 10 Additional resources ................................. 11 SCG3252 | Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch Configuration Guide for Dell SC Series SANs...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction This document illustrates how to configure a Cisco® Nexus 9504 chassis for use with Dell™ SC Series storage using Dell best practices. The recommended configuration when using a single chassis is to configure two I/O modules. Dell Storage Compatibility...
  • Page 5: Cabling Diagram

    Cabling diagram The cabling diagram shown below represents the Dell recommend method for deploying your servers and SC Series arrays. Figure 1 Cabling diagram SCG3252 | Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch Configuration Guide for Dell SC Series SANs...
  • Page 6: Dell Recommended Switch Configuration

    Dell recommended switch configuration These steps show you how to configure a single Cisco Nexus 9504 chassis with two linecard modules that are installed in Slot 1 and Slot 2. Note: The configuration steps in this section are only recommended when the switch is used as a dedicated SAN for iSCSI traffic (not shared with LAN traffic).
  • Page 7: Running The Basic System Configuration

    Configure the ntp server? (yes/no) [n]: n Configure default interface layer (L3/L2) [L2]: L2 Configure default switchport interface state (shut/noshut) [shut]: shut Configure CoPP system profile (strict/moderate/lenient/dense/skip) [strict]:skip SCG3252 | Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch Configuration Guide for Dell SC Series SANs...
  • Page 8: Enabling Jumbo Frames

    Enabling LLDP switch(config)#feature lldp switch(config)#interface ethernet 1/1-48 , ethernet 2/1-48 switch(config-if-range)# lldp receive switch(config-if-range)# lldp transmit switch(config-if-range)#exit switch(config)#exit SCG3252 | Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch Configuration Guide for Dell SC Series SANs...
  • Page 9: Disabling Data Center Bridging (Dcb)

    Note: The above steps are needed due to Cisco Bug Number “CSCuo63486 LLDP - link err-disabled upon reload when dcbx tlv is disabled”. Enable link level flow control (802.3x) You must perform this step for each individual port that is connected to a storage controller or a host server interface port, or you can specify a range of ports to configure.
  • Page 10: Enable Switch Ports

    The following example enables a range of ports. If preferred, you may enable individual ports as needed. switch(config)# interface ethernet 1/1-48 , ethernet 2/1-48 switch(config-if-range)# shutdown switch(config-if-range)# no shutdown switch (config-if-range)# exit 2.10 Save configuration switch#copy running-config startup-config switch#reload SCG3252 | Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch Configuration Guide for Dell SC Series SANs...
  • Page 11: Additional Resources

    Dell Storage Compatibility Matrix: http://en.community.dell.com/dell-groups/dtcmedia/m/mediagallery/20438558.aspx For Dell Storage best practices white papers, reference architectures, and sizing guidelines for enterprise applications and SANs, refer to Dell TechCenter technical publications at: Dell.com/StorageResources. SCG3252 | Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch Configuration Guide for Dell SC Series SANs...