High Performance Installation without 9332 Switches (Step 1)

When you have completed these steps, go to Cabling Compute Servers to the Nexus 93180 Switches (Step 2) to complete your installation.

Required Cables

Cables are NOT provided with your Cisco Metacloud Controller hardware. The table below provides guidance on the required cables.

From To Cable Type Quantity
ISR Both Nexus 9K & Both ASRs High Density 8-port EIA-232 Async Cable Included with ISR
ISR Customer’s OOB Internet access RJ45/ Cat6 Ethernet 1
ISR Both N9K Mgmt RJ45/ Cat6 Ethernet (1G) 2
ISR Both N9K Data RJ45/ Cat6 Ethernet (1G) 2
ISR Both ASRs (mgmt.) RJ45/ Cat6 Ethernet (1G) 2
1st Nexus 93180YC-EX 1st Customer Router ^Multi-mode Fiber with LC connector 2
2nd Nexus 93180YC-EX 2nd Customer Router ^Multi-mode Fiber with LC connector 2
1st Nexus 93180YC-EX 1st ASR Multi-mode Fiber with LC connector 2
2nd Nexus 93180YC-EX 2nd ASR Multi-mode Fiber with LC connector 2
1st Nexus 93180YC-EX 2nd Nexus 93180YC-EX Multi-mode Fiber with LC connector 4
Three UCS Control servers BOTH Nexus 9K switches Twinax cable eg: SFP-H10GB-CU2M= 6
+Each Compute Server BOTH Nexus 9K switches ++Twinax cable eg: SFP-H10GB-CU3M= Compute Servers x2

+If non-Cisco UCS servers are used as compute servers that connect to the ISR, then each of their console ports must connect to a Catalyst 2960.
++This cable could vary for non-UCS compute servers and may require RJ45 SFP cable in Nexus 9K switches.
^Fiber Optic connection is recommended to customer routers. If you are using SMF or Copper connections replace SFP-10G-SR in N9K BOM.

Installing Cisco 1002-X Series Aggregation Services Routers – 20G Throughput

Accessories for each (1) ASR1002-X router (2x10GB, 6x1GE ports and 36G IPBase License):

  • One Cisco ASR1000 Series 4GB DRAM
  • One Cisco ASR1000 Series IOS XE UNIVERSAL
  • Two 10GBASE-SR Module and XFP Transceivers

Cisco 1002-X Series Aggregation Services Router

To install the Cisco 1002-X series routers:

  1. Insert two 10G Shared Port Adapters (SPA) into slots 1 and 2 of each ASR1002-X.
  2. Insert a single XFP 10G transceiver into each SPA.
  3. Repeat for the second ASR1002-X router.
  4. Mount the two ASR1002-X routers into the rack.

Cisco Nexus 93180YC-EX Switches with M12PQ Modules

Accessories for each (1) Nexus 93180YC-EX switch.

  • One Nexus 9300 Accessory Kit
  • Four 10GBASE-SR SFP Module
  • One 1000BASE-T SFP
  • Four QSFP40G BiDi Short-reach Transceiver
  • One 12-port 40G Uplink Module

Nexus 93180YC-EX Switch

To install the Nexus 93180YC-EX switches:

  1. Insert four 40G QSFP+ BiDi transceivers into 40G ports 51 to 54 of the uplink module.
  2. Insert four10GBASE-SR SFPs into ports 45 to 48 of the base module.
  3. Insert one 1000BASE-T SFP into port 44 of the base module.
  4. Repeat for the 2nd Nexus 93180YC-EX switch.
  5. Mount the two Nexus 93180YC-EX switches in the rack.

Cabling for High Performance Configuration

Cabling for High Performance

To connect the ASR1002-X routers and Nexus 93180YC-EX switches:

  1. Connect the two 10G interfaces on slots 1 and 2 of each ASR1002-X Series router to the 10G ports 47 and 48 of each corresponding Nexus 93180YC-EX switch.
  2. Connect the router’s 10G connections to port 45 and 46 of each corresponding Nexus 93180YC-EX switch.
  3. Cross-connect the four 40G connections on ports 51 to 54 between the two Nexus 93180YC-EX switches.

Port Map for Physical Connections

The physical cabling for above-mentioned connections are listed in this table:

Source Hostname Source Model Source Slot-Port Destination Hostname Destination Model Destination Slot-Port
Customer Router-1     Nexus93180YC-EX -1 Nexus 93180YC-EX 45
Customer Router-1     Nexus93180YC-EX -1 Nexus 93180YC-EX 46
Customer Router-2     Nexus93180YC-EX -2 Nexus 93180YC-EX 45
Customer Router-2     Nexus93180YC-EX -2 Nexus 93180YC-EX 46
ASR1002X-1 ASR1000 Series 0/1/0 Nexus93180YC-EX -1 Nexus 93180YC-EX 47
ASR1002X-1 ASR1000 Series 0/2/0 Nexus93180YC-EX -1 Nexus 93180YC-EX 48
ASR1002X-2 ASR1000 Series 0/1/0 Nexus93180YC-EX -2 Nexus 93180YC-EX 47
ASR1002X-2 ASR1000 Series 0/2/0 Nexus93180YC-EX -2 Nexus 93180YC-EX 48
Nexus93180YC-EX -1 Nexus 93180YC-EX 51 Nexus93180YC-EX -2 Nexus 93180YC-EX 51
Nexus93180YC-EX -1 Nexus 93180YC-EX 52 Nexus93180YC-EX -2 Nexus 93180YC-EX 52
Nexus93180YC-EX -1 Nexus 93180YC-EX 53 Nexus93180YC-EX -2 Nexus 93180YC-EX 53
Nexus93180YC-EX -1 Nexus 93180YC-EX 54 Nexus93180YC-EX -2 Nexus 93180YC-EX 54

Important
When you have completed these steps, see Cabling Compute Servers to the Nexus 93180 Switches (Step 2) to complete your installation.