Use this procedure to install Ethernet or InfiniBand transport cables and transport junctions (switches).
If not already installed, install transport adapters in your cluster nodes.
For the procedure about how to install transport adapters, see the documentation that shipped with your host adapters and node hardware.
Install the transport cables. If necessary, install transport junctions.
(Ethernet Only) As Figure 3–1 shows, a cluster with only two nodes can use a point-to-point connection, requiring no transport junctions.
(Ethernet Only) For a point-to-point connection, you can use either UTP or fibre. With fibre, use a standard patch cable. A crossover cable is unnecessary. With UTP, see your network interface card documentation to determine whether you need a crossover cable.
(Ethernet Only) You can optionally use transport junctions in a two-node cluster. If you use a transport junction in a two-node cluster, you can more easily add additional nodes later. Anytime you use a transport junction, you must have two transport junctions.
As Figure 3–2 shows, cluster with more than two nodes and all clusters using InfiniBand on the interconnect require transport junctions. These transport junctions are Ethernet or InfiniBand switches (customer-supplied).
To install the Sun Cluster software and configure the Sun Cluster software with the new interconnect, see Chapter 2, Installing and Configuring Sun Cluster Software, in Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS.