Installing the Iscsi Switch | Procedure to Install Fiber Channel Switch

Procedure to Install Fiber Channel Switch 

Brief Introduction


The client will contact the FC SAN Switch vendor to procure a new switch into his IT environment with the specifications. 

Once the Switch delivered to the Data Center place, we have to do the BOM (Bill of Material) verification. 

After that Switch vendor will assign an Engineer to install it, if not we can do ourselves like this.

Let us assume we are going to install a CISCO MDS 9148 Switch.

The Cisco MDS 9148 Multilayer Fabric Switch has 48 Fibre Channel ports with speeds of 8, 4, 2, and 1 Gbps. 

The Cisco MDS 9148 Switch is a top-of-rack (TOR) Fibre Channel switch based on System-on-a-Chip (SOC) technology, which is a Cisco innovation. 

The Cisco MDS 9148 Multilayer Fabric Switch has these features:

·         16, 32, or 48 default licensed ports and an 8-port on-demand license.

·         8, 4, 2, 1 Gbps full line rates.

·         128 buffers available as a shared pool to each port group: 32 buffers per Fibre Channel (FC) port. A maximum of 125 buffers per port in a port group.

·         Fair bandwidth arbiters.

·         Device Manager Quick Config Wizard for the Cisco MDS 9148 Switch. 

·         Redundant power supplies and fans.


Enterprise class features such as In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU), Virtual SANs (VSANs), security features, and quality of service (QoS).


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Front view
Back_view_of_a_switch
Back view

Verifying Your Shipping Contents


Verify that you have received all items, including the following:

•         Rack-mount kit

•         ESD wrist strap

•         Cables and connectors


•        Any optional items ordered

Installing the Switch

Install the switch in one of the following enclosures:

·         An open EIA rack

·         A perforated or solid-walled EIA cabinet

·         A two-post Telco rack




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Racking the Switch in the cabinet


Installing the SFPs (Small factor pluggable)

Install one of the following SFPs in each empty port:

·         A Fibre Channel Shortwave 1, 2, 4 or 8 Gbps SFP transceiver, part number DS-SFP-FC8G-SW

·         A Fibre Channel Long wavelength 1, 2, 4 or 8 Gbps SFP transceiver, part number DS-SFP-FC8G-LW

·         A Fibre Channel Short wavelength 1, 2, 4 Gbps SFP transceiver, part number DS-SFP-FC4G-SW



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Installing SFP


Powering Up the Switch

To power up the switch, follow these steps:


·         Ground the switch

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Switch Ground
·         Connect the power cable to the AC power receptacle.

·         The Cisco MDS 9148 Switch supports only AC power supply. The power supply status is indicated on front panel LED.

·         The Cisco MDS 9148 Switch includes a front panel reset button that resets the switch without cycling the power.


·         Power up the switch.

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Power On/Off and Power receptacle

Setting up a Network

To set up a network, follow these steps:

·         Ensure that the Mgmt0 port is connected to the management network.


·         Ensure that the console port is connected to the PC serial port (or to a terminal server). For example, on a Windows PC used as a terminal emulator, you can use HyperTerminal. The default baud rate on the console port is 9600.

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Connection to the terminal

·         Use the switch setup utility that appears on the console connection.

·         Use the switch setup utility to do the following:

a)   Set the admin password for the switch

b)   Assign an IP address and a net mask to the switch

IP Address Step in the Setup Utility

Continue with Out-of-band (mgmt0) management configuration? {yes/no]: yes

 Mgmt0 IPV4 address: 209.165.200.225

Mgmt0 IPV4 netmask: 255.255.255.224

c)   Set up the default gateway.


 Note: The switch is now ready to be managed via the Mgmt port using Telnet or Device Manager or Fabric Manager









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Anonymous
March 1, 2016 at 7:26 PM delete

why u removed Switch Initial Configuration

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Anonymous
March 1, 2016 at 7:28 PM delete

why u removed Cisco Virtual Storage Area Network

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