Avid NEXIS® Network and Switch Guide December 2017

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Contents
Using This Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Symbols and Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
If You Need Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Accessing the Online Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Avid Training Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Chapter 1
Avid Network Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Qualified Switches for Avid NEXIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Supported Switch Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Connecting the Engine to a Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Flow Control in Avid Production Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Enabling Flow Control on the Dell S4048-ON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Configuring Switches for LACP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Configuring LACP (MLAG) on an Arista Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Configuring LACP (vPC) on a Cisco Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Configuring LACP (MLAG) on a Dell Networking S4810 Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Network Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Time Synchronization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Chapter 2
Supported Network Components and Cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Avid NEXIS Engine Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Supported Network Interface Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Supported Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Chapter 3
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Electrical Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Using This Guide
This document describes switch setup information for the Avid NEXIS® shared storage networks.
Your network might not contain certain topologies that are covered in the documentation. The Avid
network and switches are tuned for high-speed and high-capacity shared storage primarily for Avid
editing workstations and servers that manage media.
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Meaning or Action
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A warning describes an action that could cause you physical harm. Follow
the guidelines in this document or on the unit itself when handling electrical
equipment.
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This symbol indicates menu commands (and subcommands) in the order
you select them. For example, File > Import means to open the File menu
and then select the Import command.
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indicate that you perform one of the actions listed.
(Windows) or (Macintosh)
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Courier Bold font
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1. Retry the action, carefully following the instructions given for that task in this guide. It is
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Accessing the Online Documentation
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1 Avid Network Planning
This document provides Avid NEXIS Administrators with a single reference regarding the
implementation, configuration and troubleshooting of Avid® qualified Ethernet switches for use as
the Avid Production Network (APN) switch for the following Avid platforms:
•
Avid NEXIS | PRO (1 x 10GbE)
•
Avid NEXIS | E2 (2 x 10GbE per Controller)
•
Avid NEXIS | E2 SSD (2 x 40GbE per Controller)
•
Avid NEXIS | E4 (2 x 10GbE per Controller)
•
Avid NEXIS | E5 (2 x 40GbE per Controller)
•
Avid NEXIS | SDA (2 x 10GbE per Controller)
The switches covered in this documented have been qualified by Avid in the configurations
presented. Refer to the switch vendor’s documentation for specifics.
Qualified Switches for Avid NEXIS
Avid has tested or reviewed the following switches for use in an Avid NEXIS environment. All of the
listed switches support using the 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (802.1ax), which is
supported on any Avid NEXIS E-Series Engine and the Avid NEXIS | SDA running Avid NEXIS
v7.0 or higher. The Avid NEXIS | PRO does not support using LACP.
The switches are listed in alphabetical order.
n
You cannot mix an Avid NEXIS | PRO or an Avid NEXIS | E2 SSD in the same shared storage system
as an Avid NEXIS E-Series Engine or an Avid NEXIS | SDA.
Switch Model and Avid
Part Number if applicable
Avid NEXIS
Models
Minimum
Firmware or
Network OS a
Arista Networks 7048
E2, E4, PRO
4.8.6
Arista Networks 7150S-24
E2, E4, PRO
NA
E2, E4
NA
Description and
Approved Blades, and Avid Part
Number if applicable
NA
(10GbE only)
Arista Networks 7150S-52
(10GbE only)
Arista Networks 7280SE-64
Arista Networks 7280SR
E2, E4, PRO,
4.14.7M or 4.16.7M
4 QSFP+ ports for 16x10G
E5, E2 SSD
4 QSFP+ ports for 4 x 40G
E2, E4, PRO
48 x 10Gb plus 6 x 100Gb
Qualified Switches for Avid NEXIS
Switch Model and Avid
Part Number if applicable
Avid NEXIS
Models
Cisco Catalyst 4500-X
E2, E4, PRO
(Layers 2 and 3)
Minimum
Firmware or
Network OS a
Description and
Approved Blades, and Avid Part
Number if applicable
ROM: 15.0(1R)SG6
(and latera)
16 or 32 dual-speed 1 Gb (SFP) or 10Gb
(SFP+) ports
IOS: 03.04.02.SG
(and latera)
Cisco 32-port switch: Avid P/N
9935-65891-xx
Cisco 16-port switch: Avid P/N
9935-71898-xx
Cisco Catalyst 4900M
E2, E4, PRO
(Layers 2 and 3)
Avid P/N: 7010-30323-xx
Cisco Catalyst 4948E
IOS: 12.2 (46)SG
(and latera)
E2, E4, PRO
(Layers 2 and 3)
Avid P/N: 7010-30322-xx
Cisco Catalyst 4948-10GE
Rommon
12.2(44r)SG (and
latera)
Rommon:
12.2(44r)SG8 (and
latera)
20 x 1 Gb (RJ-45), WS-X4920-GB-RJ45
and/or
4 x 10 Gb (X2/SC)WS-X4904-10GE
8 x 10 Gb (X2/SC)
48 x 1 Gb (RJ45)
4 x 10 Gb (SFP+/LC)
IOS: 12.2 (54)SG
(and latera)
E2, E4, PRO
(Layers 2 and 3)
Rommon:
12.2(31r)SGA (and
latera)
48 x 1 Gb (RJ45)
2 x 10 Gb (X2/SC)
IOS: 12.2 (25) EWA8
(and latera)
Cisco Nexus 7000 seriesb
E2, E4, PRO
(Layers 2 and 3)
BIOS 3.19.0 (and
latera)
48 x 1 Gb module (copper) N7KM148GT-11
Kickstart 4.2(4) (and
latera)
32 x 10 Gb module (optical) N7KM132XP-12 (only 8 supported running
simultaneously due to 4 to 1 oversubscription)
System 4.2(4) (and
latera)
CMP BIOS 02.01.05
(and latera)
CMP Image 4.2(1)
(and latera)
N7K-M108x2
48 port 10 Gb/1 Gb module (optical)
N7K-F248XP-25E
24 port 10 Gb module (optical) N7KM224XP-23L
48 port 1 Gb copper N25-C2248TP-E1GE
Cisco Nexus 9372-PX and PXE E2, E4, E5,
(SFP+ based)
E2 SSD
7.0 (3) I1 (3)
Cisco Nexus 9372-TX (RJ-45
based)
Cisco Nexus 9372 (40GbE),
with the Cisco 40GBASE-CR4
Passive Copper cable (QSFPH40G-CU5M)
E5, E2 SSD
4
All 9372 switches have 6 x 40GbE
QSFP+ ports plus 48 x 1/10GbE ports
Qualified Switches for Avid NEXIS
Switch Model and Avid
Part Number if applicable
Avid NEXIS
Models
Minimum
Firmware or
Network OS a
Dell Networking N2024
E2, E4, PRO
6.3.0.18 and later
Avid P/N: 7080-30085-00
Dell Networking N3024
Description and
Approved Blades, and Avid Part
Number if applicable
24 x 1 Gb (RJ45)
2 x 10 Gb SFP+ ports
E2, E4, PRO
6.3.0.18 and later
Avid P/N: 9935-65890-xx
24 x 1 Gb (RJ45)
2 x 1 Gb SFP ports
2 x 10 Gb SFP+ ports
1 slot for 2-port 10 Gb SFP+ or
10GBASE-T module
Dell Networking N3048
E2, E4, PRO
6.3.0.18 and later
Avid P/N: 9935-65892-xx
Dell Networking N4032
E2, E4, PRO
48 x 1 Gb (RJ45),
2 x 1 Gb SFP ports,
2 x 10 Gb SFP+ ports
1 slot for 2-port 10 Gb SFP+ or
10GBASE-T module
24x 10GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/
1Gb/100Mb) fixed ports
1x hot swap expansion module bay
Dell Networking N4032F
E2, E4, PRO
24x 10GbE SFP+ (10Gb/1Gb) fixed
ports
1x hot swap expansion module bay
Dell Networking S4048-ON
E2, E4, PRO
9.8 or later
Avid P/N: 7080-35019-00
Use with any Dell 10GbE cable;
for example:
470-AAXG—Cable,40GbE
(QSFP+) to 4 x 10GbE SFP+
Passive Copper Breakout Cable,
3m
5
48 x 1Gb SFP or 10Gb SFP+
Qualified Switches for Avid NEXIS
Switch Model and Avid
Part Number if applicable
Avid NEXIS
Models
Minimum
Firmware or
Network OS a
Dell Networking S4048-ON,
with one of the following
components from Dell
Networking:
E5, E2 SSD
9.8 or later
•
Kit 407-BBOZ—
Transceiver, 40GE QSFP+
SR, 850nm Wavelength,
100m reach on OM3, or
150m reach on OM4
•
470-AAWN—Cable, QSFP+
to QSFP+, 40GbE Passive
Copper Direct Attach Cable,
3m
•
40GbE V492M Force 10
passive copper cable,
QSFP+, 40 Gb/s, 5m
•
470-AAXG—Cable,40GbE
(QSFP+) to 4 x 10GbE SFP+
Passive Copper Breakout
Cable, 3m
Description and
Approved Blades, and Avid Part
Number if applicable
6 x 40Gb QSFP+
n
The Dell S4048 switch supports a
mix of 10Gb SFP+ (optical) and
10GBASE-T (copper) connection
types. However there are minimum
firmware requirements and
restrictions on how many
10GBASE-T devices are
supported, and in which locations.
Consult your Dell documentation
for more information.
Dell S4048T-ON
Edge/client
switch
9.8(0.0P5)
48 x 10Gb/1Gb/100Mb (RJ45) plus 6 x
40Gb QSFP+
Dell S4810
E2, E4, PRO
FTOS 8.3.7.0 (and
later)
48 x 1Gb SFP or 10 Gb SFP+
E5
Dell 4820T
Dell S60
4 x 40Gb
E2, E4, PRO
48 100Mbps/1Gbps/10Gbps (RJ45)
E5
4 x 40Gb
E2, E4, PRO,
SDA
FTOS 8.3.3.4 (and
later)
48 1 Gb (RJ-45)
Two slots for 10 Gb SFP+ or 24 Gb
stacking modules
Two 10 Gb SFP+ ports per module
(SFP+/LC)
NETGEAR XS712T
PRO
6.1.0.34 or later
12 x 1/10Gb RJ45 (Copper)
or
2 x 10Gb SFP+ plus 10 x 1/10Gb RJ45
(ports 11 and 12 are dual-purpose; can be
used either as SFP+ or RJ45)
NETGEAR XS716T
PRO, E2, E4
6.6.1.7
16 x 10GBase-T + 2 x shared 10 Gigabit
SFP+
a. Later firmware/operating system versions should be acceptable but are not tested by Avid.
b. The Cisco Nexus 7000 series can be configured to meet a wide variety of combinations of 1, 10, and 40 Gb Ethernet
connections. Depending on the base unit, there are from 4 to 18 slots that allow for supervisor modules and up to 16 I/O
modules offering a variety of ports (including SFP+ with XL option).
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Supported Switch Options
Supported Switch Options
When purchased through Avid, many switches come with Avid-supported components such as NICs
and transceivers. The following table lists the components preinstalled in switches purchased through
Avid, and the options you can purchase separately for your switches.
Vendor/Model
Model/Description/Avid-Supplied Options
Avid Part Number
Cisco C4500-X
1000Base-T SFP+
7070-30589-00
8 port 10GigE module
7030-65533-00
20 port 1GbE copper module, p/n WS-X4920-GB-RJ45
7020-30052-01
4 X 10 GbE port add-in module for 4900M base unit
7020-30051-01
10GBASE-SR 850nm X2 Module/Single Transceiver, Cisco p/n X2-10GBSR
7070-03329-01
Cisco C4900M
10GBASE-LR 1310nm X2 Module/Single Transceiver, Cisco p/n X2-10GB- 7070-03509-01
LR
Cisco 4948E,
C4500-X
10 GbE optical SFP+ 850 nm laser compatible with 50 micron MMF cable;
300 meters maximum distance. Cisco p/n SFP-10G-SR=
7070-30329-01
SC connector
X2 = Cisco X2-10GB-SR for MMF
X2 = Cisco X2-10GB-LR for SMF
n
Dell Networking
S4048
The minimum cable length for -LR and -SR transceivers is 2 meters.
GP-SFP2-1T single 1GigE RJ45 Copper transceiver (407-BBTS)
7070-35076-00
Dell Networking
10GigE, SFP+, single, transceiver, SR, 850nm
N2024, N3024,
N3048, S4048-ON
7070-30026-01
Dell Networking
10GigE, SFP+. single transceiver, LR, 1310nm
N2024, N3024,
N3048, S4048-ON
7070-30331-01
Dell Networking
N3024/3048
SFP 1000Base-Sx 850nm. 1GbE optical transceiver
7070-30584-00
SFP+ (SR) 850 nm
7070-30582-00
SFP+ (LR) 1300 nm
7070-30583-00
Dell Networking
S4048-ON
QSFP+ SR Optic, 40GbE (100-150m)
7070-35041-00
Dell Networking
N3000
Spare SFP+ 2-port 10GbE module (spare, no optics, no cables)
7030-65530-00
NETGEAR
XS712T, XS716T
AXM761-10000S: 10GBase-SR short-range SFP+ LC transceiver module
AXC761-10000S: 10GSFP+ Cu (passive) cable with SFP+ connectors on
both ends, 1m (3.3 ft)
AXC763-10000S: 10GSFP+ Cu (passive) cable with SFP+ connectors on
both ends, 3m (9.8 ft)
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Connecting the Engine to a Switch
Connecting the Engine to a Switch
To connect the Avid NEXIS to a switch, you will need one or two transceivers or direct attach
(Twinax) cables per Controller (if using redundant Controllers), depending on whether you are using
link aggregation.
To connect the Storage Controller(s) to one or more switches:
1. Insert a supported transceiver module or cable into the left port on each Controller if not using
LACP, or both ports, if using LACP.
2. Insert the appropriate cables into the modules.
3. Connect the other end of the cables to the appropriate ports on your switch or switches.
Flow Control in Avid Production Networks
If you are experiencing poor read performance even when using tools like Avid PathDiag or Avid
Benchmark Utility, check the switch port to see if the client is sending a large number of Pause
frames. These are usually reported as “Throttles” in the input statistics for the interface on most
switches, but can also be reported as “802.3x Pause Frames.”
If this occurs, check whether the switch port is configured to honor Rx Flow Control (make sure
FlowControl Rx is enabled). If not, enable Rx Flow Control and reset the port or client to see if the
issues persist. If they do, contact Avid.
Flow control is enabled by default on all the currently supported switches (except Dell S4048-ON).
Enabling Flow Control on the Dell S4048-ON
By default, Flow Control is disabled on the Dell Networking switch S4048-ON. To use this switch in
an Avid NEXIS environment, you must enable Flow Control. Consult the Dell Networking switch
documentation for information on how to log into the switch, then enter these commands:
To enable Flow Control on the Dell S4048-ON:
1. S4048#configure
2. S4048(conf)#int range tengigabitethernet 1/1 - 1/48
3. S4048(conf-if-range-te-1/1-1/48)#flowcontrol rx on tx off
4. S4048(conf-if-range-te-1/1-1/48)#exit
5. S4048(conf)#int range fortyGigE 1/49 - 1/54
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Configuring Switches for LACP
6. S4048(conf-if-range-fo-1/49-1/54)#flowcontrol rx on tx off
7. S4048(conf-if-range-fo-1/49-1/54)#exit
8. S4048(conf)#exit
9. S4048#exit
Configuring Switches for LACP
In Avid NEXIS v7.0 and higher, the Engines and Avid NEXIS | SDA support enabling LACP on the
Ethernet ports on the Controllers. See the Avid NEXIS Administration Guide for more information on
enabling LACP on the Controllers.
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Before enabling LACP on the Engines or Avid NEXIS | SDA, make sure both Ethernet ports on
the Controllers are connected to one or more switches that support using link aggregation
groups (LAGs).
Switch vendors refer to this feature using different terminology:
Vendor
Terminology
Arista, Dell N-Series
Multi-chassis link aggregation (MLAG)
Dell S-Series
Virtual Link Trunking (VLT)
Cisco Nexus
Virtual PortChannel (vPC)
Cisco Catalyst
Virtual Switching System (VSS)
NETGEAR
Not supported
Consult your switch vendor documentation for steps on how to enable or configure link aggregation
on your switches.
Configuring LACP (MLAG) on an Arista Switch
The following instructions apply to an Arista switch that has no other link aggregation or VLAN
settings configured, and is provided for reference only. For more detailed information, consult your
Arista documentation.
To configure LACP (MLAG) on an Arista switch:
1. Create a port channel:
<switchhostname>(config)# int port-Channel <port-Channel number>
2. Add the port channel to the correct VLAN:
<switchhostname>(config)#switchport access <vlan number>
3. Add the ports for the port channel to the correct VLAN:
<switchhostname>(config)#int Ethernet <port number>
<switchhostname>(config)#switchport access <vlan number>
4. Assign the ports that belong to the port channel:
<switchhostname>(config)#int Ethernet <port number>
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Configuring Switches for LACP
<switchhostname>(config)#channel-group <port-Channel #> mode active
5. Set LACP to fast rate:
<switchhostname>(config)#int Ethernet <port number>
<switchhostname>(config)# lacp rate fast
Configuring LACP (vPC) on a Cisco Switch
The following instructions apply to a Cisco switch that has no other link aggregation or VLAN
settings configured, and is provided for reference only. For more detailed information, consult your
Cisco documentation.
To configure LACP (vPC) on a Cisco switch:
1. Create a port channel:
<switchhostname>(config)# int port-Channel <port-Channel number>
2. Add the port channel to the correct VLAN:
<switchhostname>(config)#switchport access <vlan number>
3. Add the ports for the port channel to the correct VLAN:
<switchhostname>(config)#int Ethernet 1/<port number>
<switchhostname>(config)#switchport access <vlan number>
4. Assign the ports that belong to the port channel:
<switchhostname>(config)#int Ethernet 1/<port number>
<switchhostname>(config)#channel-group <port-Channel #> mode active
5. Set LACP to fast rate:
<switchhostname>(config)#int Ethernet 1/<port number>
<switchhostname>(config)# lacp rate fast
Configuring LACP (MLAG) on a Dell Networking S4810 Switch
This procedure describes how to group links into port channels and use the port channel interface to
send and receive traffic from the Avid NEXIS. If the Engine or Avid NEXIS | SDA has two
Controllers, the ports on each Controller must be in a separate port channel.
In this example, ports 0/28 and 0/34 are connected to the 10GbE ports on the Controller in the Avid
NEXIS Engine.
To configure LACP (MLAG) on a Dell S4810:
1. Identify an unused port channel. (The Dell S4810 supports up to 128 port channels).
S4810>show interfaces port-channel brief
Codes: L - LACP Port-channel
L
LAG
Mode
Status
Uptime
Ports
1
L3
down
00:00:00
2
L3
down
00:00:00
103
L2L3
up
1d14h34m
Te 0/43
Ports channels 1, 2, and 103 are being used, but 102 is available.
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(Up)
Configuring Switches for LACP
2. Enter the switch’s global configuration mode and check whether the port has a VLAN
configured:
S4810>enable
S4810#show vlan
Codes: * - Default VLAN, G - GVRP VLANs, R - Remote Port Mirroring VLANs, P
- Primary, C - Community, I - Isolated
O - Openflow
Q: U - Untagged, T - Tagged
x - Dot1x untagged, X - Dot1x tagged
o - OpenFlow untagged, O - OpenFlow tagged
G - GVRP tagged, M - Vlan-stack, H - VSN tagged
i - Internal untagged, I - Internal tagged, v - VLT untagged, V - VLT
tagged
*
NUM
Status
Description
Q Ports
1
Inactive
U Fo 0/60
10
Active
U Po11(Te 0/42,44)
U Te 0/19,21,26
11
Active
U Po22()
U Te 0/46
20
Active
U Po21(Te 0/43,45)
21
Active
U Te 0/47
42
Active
18,20,22-25,27-41
U Te 0/0-6,8-9,12U Fo 0/48,52
43
Inactive
U Te 0/10-11
U Fo 0/56
3647
Active
U Te 0/7
S4810#configure
S4810(conf)#
3. Determine whether the port has a VLAN configuration:
4. If the port has a VLAN configuration, remove it:
S4810(conf)#interface vlan 169
S4810(conf-if-vl-169)#no untagged tengigabitethernet 0/28
S4810(conf-if-vl-169)#exit
S4810(conf)#
5. If the port is in another LAG, unconfigure it:
S4810(conf)#interface tengigabitethernet 0/28
S4810(conf-if-te-0/28)#port-channel-protocol lacp
S4810(conf-if-te-0/28-lacp)#no port-channel
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Configuring Switches for LACP
S4810(conf-if-te-0/28-lacp)#exit
S4810(conf-if-te-0/28)#exit
S4810(conf)#
6. Unconfigure the port and enable LACP on it:
S4810(conf)#interface tengigabitethernet 0/28
S4810(conf-if-te-0/28)#no shutdown
S4810(conf-if-te-0/28)#no spanning-tree 0 portfast
S4810(conf-if-te-0/28)#no spanning-tree
S4810(conf-if-te-0/28)#no switchport
S4810(conf-if-te-0/28)#show config
S4810(conf-if-te-0/28)#port-channel-protocol lacp
S4810(conf-if-te-0/28-lacp)#port-channel 102 mode active
S4810(conf-if-te-0/28-lacp)#exit
S4810(conf-if-te-0/28)#exit
7. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for the second port.
8. Configure the port channel:
S4810(conf)#interface port-channel 102
S4810(conf-if-po-102)#switchport
S4810 (conf-if-po-102)#lacp long-timeout
S4810(conf-if-po-102)#exit
9. If there was a VLAN previously, add the port channel to the VLAN:
S4810(conf)#interface vlan 169
S4810(conf-if-vl-169)#untagged port-channel 169
S4810(conf-if-vl-169)#exit
10. To configure LACP for another Controller, create a new port channel.
11. Verify that links 0/28 and 0/34 are now part of a port channel with LACP enabled (note the L in
the first column of output):
S4810>show interfaces port-channel brief
Codes: L - LACP Port-channel
L
L
LAG
Mode
Status
Uptime
1
L3
down
00:00:00
2
L3
down
00:00:00
102
L2L3
up
1d16h27m
103
L2L3
up
Ports
1d16h27m
12. Verify that the VLAN now has PO102:
12
Te 0/28
(Up)
Te 0/34
(Up)
Te 0/43
(Up)
Network Considerations
S4810>show vlan id 1
Codes: * - Default VLAN, G - GVRP VLANs, R - Remote Port Mirroring VLANs,
P - Primary, C - Community, I - Isolated
O - Openflow
Q: U - Untagged, T - Tagged
x - Dot1x untagged, X - Dot1x tagged
o - OpenFlow untagged, O - OpenFlow tagged
G - GVRP tagged, M - Vlan-stack
i - Internal untagged, I - Internal tagged, v - VLT untagged,
V - VLT tagged
*
NUM
Status
1
Active
Description
Q Ports
U Po10()
U Po43()
U Po48()
U Po66(Te 1/1-1/2)
U Po77()
Network Considerations
Carefully plan for space, environmental, and power requirements for your Avid hardware. This
section contains topics related to setting up your Avid network environment.
Computer Names
A hostname must comply with RFC 952 and RFC 1123 standards. For example, you cannot use an
underscore in a hostname. For more information, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article “Naming
Conventions in Active Directory for Computers, Domains, Sites, and OUs.”
Verify Entries on the DNS Server
Make sure that you correct any errors in DNS entries for name to IP resolution. The Avid network
can become sluggish and unstable if there are incorrect entries in the DNS server for any of the
computers in the Interplay environment. Symptoms include excessive CPU usage by the Interplay
Framework Lookup service and Interplay Diagnostics. The tree view in the Interplay Service
Configuration or Health Monitor may also fail to populate if there are incorrect DNS entries.
Configure the DNS Server to Support Reverse Lookup
Make sure that the DNS server is configured to support Reverse Lookups. If not, Interplay
Framework cannot resolve IP addresses to host names. Symptoms include; tree views fail to populate
in the Interplay Service Configuration, Interplay Diagnostics, and Health Monitor.
Non-DNS Environments
In a non-DNS environment you must configure a host file on all systems, including Avid Low Res
Encode systems. This is necessary so that the Interplay Framework can list the systems in its client
applications such as the Interplay Service Configuration or Health Monitor.
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Network Considerations
Computers with Multiple Network Interfaces
Computers that have multiple network interfaces in use must be entered in DNS so that all
IP addresses have the same hostname.
If you have multiple network interfaces on a computer and one is not used, use the Device Manager
to disable the interface. Otherwise, the computer might have problems communicating with the
Interplay Framework. If multiple network interfaces are used, adjust the binding order and local
specific routes to ensure the intended operation. Use the Advance setting in the Network adapter
properties to change the priority order on the network interfaces.
Configuring an Avid Shared Storage System
On an Avid Production Network, to support clients that are not routed, you must configure a Layer 3
switch to route between subnetworks.
Know Where Your Subnets Are on the Network
Create a system diagram that identifies the subnets on your Avid network environment. Avid
recommends you use Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) IP ranges of contiguous addresses
instead of non-contiguous ranges VLAN 16, 17, 18, 19.
Time Synchronization
If you already have a system in place to maintain Time Sync on your network, you can continue to
use that system. Avid Interplay provides the Interplay Framework Time Synchronization service to
perform the same task. Avid has created a detailed guide on synchronizing many Avid products.
Search for “A Guide to Time Synchronisation for Avid Interplay Systems” posted on the Avid
Knowledge Base at www.avid.com/US/support.
The Avid Time Synchronization Service enables time synchronization between different machines in
a workgroup. The Time Synchronization Service can operate in either Master mode or Slave mode.
In Master mode, the service retrieves a reference time from a configured time source and
redistributes it to the Slave services within the workgroup. The time source can be the local PC clock,
an NTP server, or a timecode card installed in a server, such as the CaptureManager server. In Slave
mode, the Time Synchronization Service listens for time notifications from the workgroup and
(optionally) sets the local PC clock to match.
It is important to use only one time synchronism mechanism to set the local PC clocks in the
Interplay environment. If a Time Synchronization Slave service is configured to set the local PC
clock and it detects that some other mechanism (such as Windows 32 Time Services) changes the
local clock, then the Time Sync Slave service will disable itself to avoid the local clock from jumping
back and forth. The Time Sync slave will also post a Warning in the Health Monitor.
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2 Supported Network Components and
Cables
The cables and components described in this section pertain to Avid Engines and switches used in the
Avid workgroup environments. Use these cable guidelines when connecting your clients and
workstations to the workgroup.
Avid NEXIS Engine Options
Avid NEXIS Engines come with one of the following supported transceivers or cables, depending on
your network requirements and ordering specifications.
Avid Part
Number
Avid NEXIS Engine Type
Component Description
Avid NEXIS | PRO,
Mellanox SFP+ 10 GbE SR optical transceiver.
10GbE Ethernet SFP+ LC 300m range, SR 850nm
wavelength
9900-65632-00
Avid NEXIS | SDA
Mellanox SFP+ 10 GbE LR optical 10Gbps
transceiver. 10GbE Ethernet SFP+ LC 10km range,
LR 1310nm wavelength
9900-65652-00
Avid NEXIS | E5,
Avid NEXIS | E2 SSD
Avid NEXIS 40GbE QSFP Optic SR (Short Range)
(Mellanox MC2210411-SR4)
7070-35070-00
Avid NEXIS | E2,
Avid NEXIS | E4,
Avid NEXIS 40GbE QSFP passive copper cable, 3m 7070-35071-03
(Mellanox MC2210128-003)
Avid NEXIS 40GbE QSFP passive copper cable, 5m 7070-35071-05
(Mellanox MC2210126-005)
Supported Network Interface Cards
Avid sells the following network interface cards (NICs) for use in client systems that will connect to
an avid NEXIS system.
Description
Avid Part Number
ATTO TLNS 2102 D01 Thunderbolt 2 to 10Gb Ethernet (SFP LC Optical) w/(2) SFP module, LP 7030-72023-00
Desktop
ATTO TLNT 2102 D01 Thunderbolt 2 to 10Gb Ethernet (RJ45 Copper), Desktop, LP
7030-72024-00
ATTO TLNS 2101 D00 Thunderbolt(tm) 2 (2-port) to 10GbE (1-Port, Optical)
7030-72028-00
Intel Pro 1000 PT Gigabit Ethernet card
7030-20139-01
Supported Cables
Description
Avid Part Number
INTEL QUAD PORT Ethernet NIC i340 for ISIS 5500 direct attach clients
7030-30346-01
10GB SFP+ LR TRANSCEIVER, 1310 NM for Myricom 10G NIC
7070-30007-01
MYRICOM 10G-PCIE-8B-S+E 10GBE NIC, with 850nM Short Range (SR) optical transceiver 7010-30241-01
Supported Cables
When planning your cable routes, make sure your cables cannot be damaged by traffic or moving
objects. Avid supports the following cable types and lengths when connecting Avid components and
workgroups.
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If you need run your cables greater distances, call Avid Customer Support for supported cable and
accessory information. For cable connections, see the Avid Setup Guide for your product.
Avid Part
Number
Purpose
3 meter copper Cat5-E Gigabit
Ethernet cable, RJ-45
connectors
7070-03056-01
Connects:
Up to 100 Meters maximum,
subject to EIA/TIA
recommendations and
limitations.
5 meter copper Cat5-E Gigabit
Ethernet cable, RJ-45
connectors
7070-03056-15
The minimum 1 Gb cable
length for Avid network
products is 6 feet or 2 meters.
8 meter copper Cat5-E Gigabit
Ethernet cable, RJ-45
connectors
7070-03056-25
Connection Type
Description
Gigabit Ethernet (Cat5-E)
RJ45 connector
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•
Avid NEXIS management
port to a laptop
•
Clients to 1 or 10 Gb ports
•
Avid Interplay servers to
shared storage networks
•
Avid AirSpeed capture and
playback servers to shared
storage networks
Supported Cables
Avid Part
Number
Connection Type
Description
Optical for 10GbE
Optical multi-mode cable for 10 3m, LC/LC:
Gigabit Ethernet, LC
7070-03117-01
connectors
5m, LC/LC:
The maximum length for
7070-03117-05
optical Ethernet cables is
10m, LC/LC:
limited by the core diameter
7070-03117-10
(measured in microns) and
3m, SC/LC:
modal bandwidth (in units of
7070-03104-01
MHz*km).
Avid supports multi-mode fiber
(MMF) cable using 850 nm
transceivers (1000BASE-SX
short distances). For
specifications see the ISO
11801 structured cabling
document.
•
•
•
•
Purpose
Connects:
•
1 Gb switch port to 1 Gb
client
-
Windows – Intel Pro
1000 PF
-
Macintosh – Small
Tree PEG2F
•
10 Gb port of switch to
optical 10 Gb port on the
Avid NEXIS Engine.
10m, SC/LC:
7070-03104-10
•
10 Gb Client to 10 Gb
Switch port
3m, SC/SC: 707003055-01
•
10 Gb Ethernet switch to 10
Gb Ethernet Switch
5m, SC/LC:
7070-03104-05
OM1 (62.5/125) —
-
1 Gb Ethernet, 275
meters (SX)
-
10 Gb Ethernet, 33
meters (SR)
OM2 (50/125) —
-
1 Gb Ethernet, 550
meters (SX)
-
10 Gb Ethernet, 82
meters (SR)
OM3 (50/125) —
-
1 Gb Ethernet, 550
meters (SX)
-
10 Gb Ethernet, 300
meters (SR)
OM4 (50/125) —
-
1 Gb Ethernet, 1000
meters (SX)
-
10 Gb Ethernet, 400
meters (SR)
Avid supports single-mode
fiber cable using 1310 nm
transceivers (long distances)
connecting to the 10 Gb port, make sure that:
c When
– The cable has the required modal bandwidth for the distance of the run.
– All multimode cables between a switch port and the other end of the cable run are of the same diameter
(for example, 50/125 um or 62.5/125 um).
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Supported Cables
Connection Type
Description
Avid Part
Number
Purpose
mode transceivers are a Class 1 laser product per IEC 60825-1 Amendment 2(2001) and IEC 60825-2
w Single
1997. Operating this product in a manner inconsistent with intended usage and specification may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
Twinax for 10GbE
40GbE
Dell Direct Attach 10G Cable.
Copper 10GbE SFP+ twinax
cable, 1 meter
7070-30615-01
Dell Direct Attach 10G Cable.
Copper 10GbE SFP+ twinax
cable, 3 meter
7070-30615-03
Cisco 10G SFP+ direct attach
cable (twinax) 1 meter
7070-30358-01
Cisco 10G SFP+ direct attach
cable (twinax) 3 meter
7070-30358-03
Cisco 10G SFP+ direct attach
cable (twinax) 5 meter
7070-30358-05
Dell 40G QSFP+ Direct Attach 7070-35040-03
Cable 3m
Cisco 93xx: QSFP-4SFP10GCU (0.5m, 1m, 2m, 3m, 4m,
5m)
N/A
Dell 40G QSFP+ Direct Attach 7070-35040-03
Cable 3m
Dell 40G QSFP+ Direct Attach 7070-35040-05
Cable 5m
Interswitch connection
(stacking)
Dell N3000 Stacking cable
0.5m
7070-30581-00
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For use with Avid NEXIS | E5,
Avid NEXIS E2 | SSD
3 Requirements
The Avid hardware components are fully rack-mountable. They are compatible with any standard 19inch video racks using either NEMA or EIA mounting-hole layouts.
Electrical Requirements
Consider installing a separately derived power system for your Avid shared storage hardware. This
ensures that you can control the hardware grounding, with all grounds brought to a single point, and
that uncontrolled equipment, such as coffee makers or floor polishers, cannot be plugged into the
same power source as the Avid shared storage hardware.
If you do not create a separately derived power system, make sure the power outlets are from the
same distribution panel. This helps prevent the occurrence of ground loops that can be caused by
plugging equipment into power sources with different ground potentials.
If you run more than one power line because you have more than one UPS, make sure the power
lines come from the same distribution panel.
w
Have all the electrical work at your site done by a licensed electrician. All the electrical changes
must meet country, state, and local electrical codes.
As you choose the location for your Avid shared storage hardware, keep these electrical requirements
in mind:
•
n
Make sure there is adequate, dedicated power for the UPSs that are part of your Avid shared
storage workgroup.
Avid recommends the use of UPSs, appropriately sized for your Avid shared storage workgroup, or
conditioned power in your computer room environment. This provides protection against sudden
power surges or losses that could cause you to lose files or experience data corruption.
•
Make sure your location is away from major electrical equipment such as motors, air
conditioners, or elevators.
•
Make sure the location is not subject to electrostatic buildup.
•
Plug only your Avid hardware into the power strips. Do not plug in coffee makers, radios, lights,
or other non-Avid devices.
The following table shows the electrical specifications for the Avid qualified and approved switches.
Make sure your site meets these specifications.
Environmental Requirements
Environmental Requirements
The Avid NEXIS and Interplay hardware and switches are intended for use computer-room
environments. They are not intended for use on top of desks or in open office environments. When
you select a location, make sure that the location meets the following requirements:
•
A sturdy, level floor, not subject to vibration.
•
Away from high-traffic areas.
•
Clean and free from dust, smoke, or other airborne contaminants.
•
No significant temperature changes. Choose a location where the temperature does not vary
more than 18°F (7.78°C) per hour.
•
No significant humidity changes. A location with approximately 40 percent humidity can
prevent problems stemming from electrostatic discharge.
•
Adequate space in front of and behind the rack. You must be able to connect cables and service
parts of your hardware. It also needs adequate airflow for cooling.
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