Preparing for Network Connections
The Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnect provides the following types of ports:
RS-232 port—create a local management connection.
Ethernet ports, encrypted and unencrypted—to connect to a LAN.
Fibre Channel ports—connect to a SAN.
When preparing your site for network connections to the Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnect, consider the following for each type of interface, and gather all the required equipment before connecting the ports:
Cabling required for each interface type
Distance limitations for each signal type
Additional interface equipment required
You can save time and confusion when making cabling changes if you make copies of the Chassis and Module Information and keep them accurate to your current configuration.