You need two cluster network switches and two management network switches for a Cluster-Mode configuration.
The following cluster network switches are supported:
• Cisco NX5010 You can install the Cisco NX5010 switch in a NetApp system cabinet with the custom brackets that come with the switch, or you can install it in a rack.
• Cisco NX5020 You must install the Cisco NX5020 switch in a rack.
The following management network switch is supported:
• 24-port Cisco Catalyst 2960 You can install the Cisco Catalyst 2960 switch in a NetApp system cabinet with brackets (X1965- R6) you purchase from NetApp or you can install it in a rack.
Note: Use of the 2960 management network switch is optional. You can use your own switches for cluster network management.