Common switch for client, server, and backplane

In this deployment, the client, server, and backplane use dedicated interfaces on the same switch to communicate with the NetScaler cluster.

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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 a common switch for the client, server, and backplane

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

    2. Log on to the first node that you want to add to the cluster and do the following:

      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
      
    3. 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
      
    4. 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.

  1. 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
    
  2. 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, server, and backplane

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