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Common switch for client and server and dedicated switch for backplane

In this deployment, the clients and servers use different interfaces on the same switch to communicate with the Citrix ADC cluster. The cluster backplane uses a dedicated switch for inter-node communication.

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  • NS0 - nodeId: 0, NSIP: 10.102.29.60

  • NS1 - nodeId: 1, NSIP: 10.102.29.70

  • NS2 - nodeId: 2, NSIP: 10.102.29.80

    To deploy a cluster with the same switch for the clients and servers and a different switch for the cluster backplane

  1. Create a cluster of nodes NS0, NS1, and NS2.

    • Log on to the first node that you want to add to the cluster and do the following:</span>

       > create cluster instance 1
       > add cluster node 0 10.102.29.60 -state ACTIVE -backplane 0/1/1
       > enable cluster instance 1
       > add ns ip 10.102.29.61 255.255.255.255 -type CLIP
       > save ns config
       > reboot -warm
      
    • Log on to the cluster IP address and do the following:

       > add cluster node 1 10.102.29.70 -state ACTIVE -backplane 1/1/1
       > add cluster node 2 10.102.29.80 -state ACTIVE -backplane 2/1/1
      
    • Log on to the nodes 10.102.29.70 and 10.102.29.80 to join the nodes to the cluster.

       > join cluster -clip 10.102.29.61 -password nsroot
       > save ns config
       > reboot -warm
      

    As seen in the above commands the interfaces 0/1/1, 1/1/1, and 2/1/1 are configured as the backplane interfaces of the three cluster nodes.

  2. On the cluster IP address, create VLANs for the backplane, client, and server interfaces.

    //For the backplane interfaces

    > add vlan 10
    > bind vlan 10 0/1/1 1/1/1 2/1/1
    

    //For the client-side interfaces

    > add vlan 20
    > bind vlan 20 0/1/2 1/1/2 2/1/2
    

    //For the server-side interfaces

    > add vlan 30
    > bind vlan 30 0/1/3 1/1/3 2/1/3
    
  3. On the switch, create VLANs for the interfaces corresponding to the backplane interfaces and the client and server interfaces. The following sample configurations are provided for the Cisco® Nexus 7000 C7010 Release 5.2(1) switch. Similar configurations must be performed on other switches.

    //For the backplane interfaces. Repeat for each interface…

    > interface Ethernet2/47
    > switchport access vlan 100
    > switchport mode access
    > end
    

    //For the client interfaces. Repeat for each interface…

    > interface Ethernet2/48
    > switchport access vlan 200
    > switchport mode access
    > end
    

    //For the server interfaces. Repeat for each interface…

    > interface Ethernet2/49
    > switchport access vlan 300
    > switchport mode access
    > end
    

Common switch for client and server and dedicated switch for backplane

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