4 Cluster Cabling and Setup
Setup Cluster Hardware
Non-racked clusters - Follow the Site Preparation guidelines provided in the Planning Guide under Plan on
the HP NetServers Clustering Solutions web site.
Racked clusters - Follow the Road Map supplied with the system and instructions in the shared storage
supplement. In addition you should have rack layouts of your system printed from the HP NetServers Rack
Assistant program. If not, see HP NetServers web site to download this program.
Connect the LAN Adapters
Two sets of LAN adapters need to be connected. One set allows the cluster to communicate node-to-node
over what is typically called the intra-cluster LAN. The second set allows the cluster to communicate with
external clients over what is typically called the client LAN.
See the Configuration Guide for your cluster for the PCI slots to be used for the intra-
cluster and client LANs.
To connect the cluster's LAN adapters:
Connect the intra-cluster LAN adapter in one node to the intra-cluster LAN adapter in the other node
using a crossover cable.
Connect the client LAN adapter in each node to the client LAN using Ethernet cables.
Connect Shared Storage & Cable the Cluster
part "4 Cluster Cabling and Setup" in the Shared Storage Supplement
HP NetServer Installation Guide