Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation
Significantly simplify virtual machine and physical server deployment. (5:21 min)
Reduce Network Complexity
Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation simplifies networking with flexibility and efficiency.
Automate Cloud Provisioning
Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation simplifies network management and operations.
Simplify Operations Through Superior Integration
Cisco is continuing to evolve its Unified Fabric portfolio, with the introduction of Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation innovations. These simplify fabric management, optimize fabric infrastructure, and automate provisioning across physical and virtual environments. You gain unsurpassed operational simplicities through superior integration. The new innovations offer:
Optimized Fabric Infrastructure for Enhanced Efficiency and Scale
Optimized spine-leaf topologies feature enhanced forwarding, distributed control plane, and integrated physical and virtual. They help enable any network anywhere, supporting transparent mobility for physical servers and virtual machines, plus network extensibility. You benefit from extensible resiliency, with smaller failure domains and multi-tenant scale.
Simplified Fabric Management with Open APIs for Ease of Operations
Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager 7.0 offers centralized fabric management across both physical servers and VMs. It provides automated network provisioning, common point of fabric access, and host, network, and tenant visibility. Open APIs allow for better integration with orchestration and automation tools, in addition to cloud platforms.
Automated Provisioning for Greater Agility
Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA) helps enable network automation and provisioning, to simplify both physical servers and virtual machine deployments and moves across the fabric. It uses network admin-defined profile templates for physical and VM projects.
When a server admin provisions VMs and physical servers, instances of network policies are automatically created and applied to the network leaf switch. As VMs move across the fabric, the network policy is automatically applied to the leaf switch.
Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation optimizes data centers through superior integration.View Infographic
Software Downloads, Release, and General Information
- Software Releases for Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation
- Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation 1.0 Release Notes
- Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 7.0
- Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation Solution Guide
Install and Upgrade Guides
- Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation Migration Guide
- Cisco DCNM 7.0 OVA Installation Guide
- Open Source Used In OpenStack for Cisco DFA 1.0
- OpenStack for Cisco DFA Install Guide for Using Pre-Built OpenStack for Cisco DFA Image
- OpenStack for Cisco DFA Install Guide for Using the Cisco OpenStack Installer
- Quick Start Guide for Clonezilla
- Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation Verified Scalability Guide
- Cisco DCNM 7.0 Fundamentals Guide
- Cisco Nexus 1000V DFA Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.2)
- Cisco Nexus 1000V VDP Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.2)
- Cisco DFA Application Programmer's Guide, Release 7.x
- Cisco DCNM REST API Guide, Release 7.x
- Cisco Prime Network Services Controller 3.2 User Guide