Cabling for a switch topology

A topology that uses switches to connect hosts to the controllers in your storage system must support the connection type used between the host and the controller. The host adapters in the hosts might be HBAs for Fibre Channel or Ethernet for iSCSI.

The following figure shows an example connection.

For Fibre Channel, make sure to use single-initiator, single-target zoning.

Two hosts and two switches

Connect each host adapter directly to the switch.

Connect each switch directly to the host ports on the controllers.