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Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager

Easily Manage the Fabric Lifecycle

Simplify the process of building and managing your data center fabric lifecycle with a point-and-click web interface. Once switches are cabled in a leaf-spine topology, the Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager builds and self-manages a virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN)-based fabric, dynamically configuring switches based on their roles and user-based actions.

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Simplified Fabric Management

Learn how Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager automates fabric deployment and management. (3:12 min.)

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Features and Capabilities

Automate the time-consuming tasks of creating, installing, and maintaining appropriate fabric-wide switch configurations with our new fabric manager. Because it is fabric-aware, Nexus Fabric Manager understands the topology and fabric state, and can autonomously maintain fabric health throughout its lifecycle.

Users can focus on delivering business applications and leave the complexities of data-center fabric lifecycle management to the Nexus Fabric Manager.

Key Benefits

  • Simplifies fabric management using a point-and-click user interface
  • Automates fabric bring-up and ongoing fabric management tasks through a scalable engine
  • Manages the fabric as one entity, without need for switch-by-switch command-line interface (CLI) actions
  • A live, actionable topology view allows users to complete management workflows without focusing on network protocols
  • Seamlessly add new switches in the fabric, as well as replace switches

Key Features

  • Auto Fabric provisioning of switches using Cisco NX-OS Power-On Auto-Provisioning
  • Automated snapshots and rollback of switch and fabric configurations
  • Fully creates and manages a VXLAN–based topology using a standards-based Border Gateway Protocol-Ethernet VPN (BGP-EVPN) control plane
  • Detects and repairs fabric faults using a fabric-aware control engine

Specifications at a Glance

  • Simplifies fabric management using a point-and-click web interface
  • Supports Cisco Nexus 9500, 9300, and 9200 Series Switches in Cisco NX-OS mode
  • Easy to install and distributed in a Cisco Open Virtual Appliance
  • Uses a standards-based VXLAN with Border Gateway Protocol-Ethernet VPN (BGP-EVPN) to manage the fabric
  • Seamlessly scales fabric
  • Automates configuration snapshots, rollbacks, and Cisco NX-OS image upgrades
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Manage Fabric Lifecycles in a Click

Build a VXLAN-based fabric with just three quick mouse clicks.

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