Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

CiscoWorks and MDS Fabric Manager Over the Same Internet Browser

Document ID: 43240

Updated: Oct 28, 2005



PCs running both software management applications over MS Internet Explore (IE) need to change the Java setting on the browser to allow both applications to run without any issues. Otherwise, the Fabric Manager will run and CiscoWorks will not. This is due to the fact that Cisco's storage application Fabric Manager supports Java applets JVM 1.4.0, and CiscoWorks uses Java JVM 1.3.0.

To get both application to function on the same machine, you need to uncheck the box labeled Use Java 2 v1.4.1_02 for applet; this requires a restart. After rebooting the PC, both applications function properly over the same browser.



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Components Used

This document uses these hardware and software versions:

  • PCs running windows and using IE as their browser

  • Fabric Manager

  • CiscoWorks2000

The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.


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Complete these steps to adjust the IE browser settings:

  1. Open IE.

  2. Choose Tools > Internet Options.

  3. Under Internet Options, select the Advance tab.

  4. Scroll down the listing.

  5. Under the Java (Sun) heading, uncheck the Use Java 2 v1.4.1_02 for applet box.

  6. Reboot the PC.

Related Information

Updated: Oct 28, 2005
Document ID: 43240