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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Documentation Roadmap, Release 3.x to 6.x

Available Features and Topics for Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Release 6.x

Available Features and Topics for Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Release 5.x

Available Features and Topics for Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Release 4.x

Available Features and Topics for Cisco MDS 9000 Family SAN-OS Release 3.x

Related Documentation

Release Notes

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

Compatibility Information

Hardware Installation

Software Installation and Upgrade

Cisco NX-OS Configuration Guides

Command-Line Interface

Intelligent Storage Networking Services Configuration Guides

Troubleshooting and Reference

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Documentation Roadmap, Release 3.x to 6.x

Updated: July 22, 2014

 

This document describes the Cisco MDS 9000 Family documentation that is available online; and includes the following sections:

Available Features and Topics for Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Release 6.x

This section lists available features and topics in Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release 6.x documentation. To find content about a specific topic online, use the links in this list.

Feature
New or Changed Topics
Changed in Release
Where Documented

Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director

The Cisco MDS 9706 (DS-C9706) supports up to 192 ports in a 6-slot modular chassis, with up to 768 ports in a single rack.

6.2(9)

Cisco MDS 9700 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9148S Multilayer Fabric Switch

The Cisco MDS 9148S Multilayer Fabric Switch (DS-C9148S48PK9) is the next generation of the highly reliable and flexible Cisco MDS 9100 Series switches. It combines high performance with exceptional flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

6.2(9)

Cisco MDS 9148S Multilayer Fabric Switch Hardware Installation Guide

Confirm Commit Device Alias

You can enable the display of the pending-diff and the subsequent confirmation on issuing a device-alias commit.

6.2(9)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fabric Configuration Guide

Confirm Commit Zone

You can enable the display of pending-diff and subsequent confirmation on issuing a zone commit in enhanced mode.

6.2(9)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fabric Configuration Guide

FCoE long-distance SAN Extension

After the long-distance feature is enabled, early pause frame is sent from ingress port when the IB is 33% full.

6.2(9)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Quality of Service Configuration Guide

Fibre Channel Common Transport (FC-CT) Management Security

With the FC-CT query management feature, an administrator can configure the network in such a manner that only a storage administrator or a network administrator can send queries to a switch and access information.

6.2(9)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide

Poweron Auto Provisioning (POAP)

PowerOn Auto Provisioning (POAP) automates the process of upgrading software images and installing configuration files on Cisco MDS 9148 and 9148S switches.

6.2(9)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide

Slow drain enhancements for hardware-based capabilities on Cisco MDS 9700 Series, MDS 9250i, and MDS 9148S

When the port does not have the credits for the configured period, no-credit timeout can be enabled on that port.

6.2(9)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide

Command Line Interface (CLI) Changes

confirm commit device alias (new)

confirm commit zone (new)

fc-management enable (new)

fc-management database vsan (new)

hardware ejector enable (new)

priority-flow-control long-distance (changed)

no-credit-drop (new)

show fc-management database (new)

show process creditmon credit-loss-events (new)

show process creditmon slowport-monitor-events (new)

show system internal eth-qos port-node interface (new)

show tech-support fc-management (new)

slow port monitor (new)

system timeout slowport-monitor mode E/F (new)

6.2(9)

Cisco MDS 9000 Command Reference

Cisco MDS 48-Port 10-Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet module

The Cisco MDS 48-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet module delivers integrated Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), simplifies the network infrastructure and helps reduce costs.

6.2(7)

Cisco MDS 9710 Hardware Installation Guide

Command Line Interface (CLI) Changes

Command-line interface (CLI) command changes, including the following:

fcns bulk-notify

rscn coalesce swrscn vsan

show fabric switch information vsan

switchport (added the max-npiv-limit and trunk-max-npiv-limit keyword.)

switchport fec

system port pacer mode F interface-login-threshold

6.2(7)

Cisco MDS 9000 Command Reference

FC Scale enhancements

Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(7) introduces Fibre Channel (FC) scale enhancements for zoning and device logins

6.2(7)

Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2 Configuration Limits

Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Switch

The Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch (DS-C9250I-K9) is an optimized platform for deploying high-performance SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services, and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for both open systems and mainframe environments.

6.2 (5)

Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Switch Installation Guide

Command Line Interface (CLI) Changes

Command-line interface (CLI) command changes, including the following:

Introduced the ioa-ping command.

Introduced the ability to display IOA engine utilization.

Introduced the ability to display hosts and targets by device alias in IOA.

6.2 (5)

Cisco MDS 9000 Command Reference

Command Line Interface (CLI) Changes

Command-line interface (CLI) command changes, including the following:

Introduced the ioa-ping command.

Introduced the ability to display IOA engine utilization.

Introduced the ability to display hosts and targets by device alias in IOA.

6.2 (5)

Cisco MDS 9000 Command Reference

Cisco MDS Data Mobility Manager (DMM).

Added support for logical unit numbers (LUN) sizes that are larger than 2 terabyte. The supported number of sessions per DMM job is more than 255

6.2(3) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Data Mobility Manager Configuration Guide.

FC-Redirect (FCR)

Added support for Cisco MDS 9710 Director

6.2(3) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family I/O Accelerator Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Media Encryption Configuration Guide.

Command Line Interface (CLI) Changes

Changed the CLI output for the show fcdomain vsan command.

Deprecated the show interface counters performance command.

6.2(3) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Command Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 48-Port, 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

The Cisco MDS 9000 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel switching module can be used in the Cisco MDS 9710 Director.

6.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9710 Hardware Installation Guide

Generic Online Diagnostic

The generic online diagnostics (GOLD) feature allows you to test and verify the hardware functionality of a device while the device is connected to a live network.

6.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 System Management Configuration Guide

LDAP/AD Users

This feature maps LDAP/AD users to Cisco NX-OS roles and allows both local and remote users to use SSH or Telnet.

6.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Security Configuration Guide

Command Line Interface (CLI) Changes

Enhance the clear snmp counters command.

Display ISL related information.

Display a warning messages for a shared port interface when you bring down the port.

Display throughput information for all ports on a line card or ISL or on a switch or chassis.

Provide an estimated time for DMM job completion.

Shorten the show dmm job job-id 50571379 session session_id (1-20) command

6.2(1) - (Revised)

Cisco MDS 9000 Command Reference

Available Features and Topics for Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Release 5.x

This section lists available features and topics in Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release 5.x documentation. To find content about a specific topic online, use the links in this list.

Feature
New or Changed Topics
Changed in Release
Where Documented

SME Disk

This is a new feature that encrypts the data contained in a disk.

5.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Media Encryption Configuration Guide - Chapter 6, "Configuring SME Disk Management"

Disk Key Replication (DKR) feature

Is used to manage crypto keys of disks involved in a replication relationship.

5.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Media Encryption Configuration Guide - Chapter 6, "Configuring SME Disk Management"

Call Home HTTP Proxy Server Support

Added the HTTP proxy server support details.

5.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide - Chapter 4, "Configuring Call Home"

AAM support

Added "Enabling AAM Support for IVR" section.

5.0(1a) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide - Chapter 2, "Advanced Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration"

Configuring FCIP

FCIP Compression

5.0(1a) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS IP Services Configuration Guide - FCIP Compression, page 34

Changes to SSH

Passwordless file copy and SSH

5.0(1a) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide - Chapter 3, "Configuring SSH Services."

Configuring TACACS+ Server Monitoring Parameters

Enabling CHAP Authentication

5.0(1a) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide - Chapter 4, "Configuring TACACS+ Server Monitoring Parameters."

Fabric Switches

Added information about different Fabric switches and how to configure them.

5.0(1a) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide - Chapter 4, "Configuring Interface Buffers"

FICON Tape Read Acceleration

Added "FICON Tape Acceleration" section.

5.0(1a) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fabric Configuration Guide - Chapter 11, "Configuring FICON"

IOA is supported with IVR

Added IVR flows support with IOA.

5.0(1a) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family I/O Accelerator Configuration Guide - Chapter 3, "Deployment Considerations"

IOA support

Updated "Enabling Advanced Fabric Services on IVR Flows" section.

5.0(1a) - (Enhanced)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide - Chapter 2, "Advanced Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration"

ISAPI enhancements

Added information about ISAPI enhancements.

5.0(1a) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family I/O Accelerator Configuration Guide - Chapter 4, "Configuring IOA Using the CLI"

Multiple SMTP Server Support

Added Multiple SMTP Server Support details. Added Verifying Callhome Transport Commands.

5.0(1a) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide - Chapter 4, "Configuring Call Home

OTP Authentication

One Time Password Support

5.0(1a) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide - Chapter 4, "Configuring TACACS+ Server Monitoring Parameters."

SFP Diagnostic Information

Added information on displaying SFP diagnostic information.

5.0(1a) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide - Chapter 3, "Configuring Fibre Channel Interfaces"

Available Features and Topics for Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Release 4.x

This section lists available features and topics in Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Release 4.x documentation. To find content about a specific topic online, use the links in this list.

Feature
New or Changed Topics
Changed in Release
Where Documented

Advanced IVR configuration

Reorganized advanced IVR configuration information.

4.2(1) - (Enhanced)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide - Chapter 2, "Advanced Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration"

Added "Working with Existing IVR Topologies" section.

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide - Working With Existing IVR Topologies, page 12

Added "Advanced Configuration Task List" section.

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide - Advanced IVR Configuration Task List, page 2

Added IVR Zone configuration guidelines.

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide - IVR Zone Configuration Guidelines

AAA enhancements

Added information on authentication and authorization.

4.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide - Chapter 4, "Configuring RADIUS and TACACS+"

Basic IVR configuration

Reorganized basic IVR configuration information.

4.2(1) - (Enhanced)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide - Chapter 1, "Basic Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration"

Call Home HTTPs support

Added Call Home HTTPs enhancement.

4.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide - Chapter 4, "Configuring Call Home"

Call Home

Added the HTTPS support for Call Home.

4.1(b) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 53, "Configuring Call Home"

CCP and IP Route

Added procedure to configure an IP Route using Fabric Manager.

4.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS IP Services Configuration Guide - Chapter 5, "Configuring IP Services."

Command history

Provides changes to the show cli history command.

4.2(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide - Understanding the Command-Line Interface

Command modes

Allows saving and restoring of command modes.

4.2(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide - Understanding the Command-Line Interface

Confirmation prompts

Allows enabling and disabling for command confirmation prompts.

4.2(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide - Understanding the Command-Line Interface

Command aliases

Can be used in show command searching and filtering. Allows command aliases for users sessions.

4.2(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide - Understanding the Command-Line Interface

Crossbar management with Fabric 2 modules

Updated crossbar management section for Generation 3 modules.

4.1(b) - (Enhanced)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 11, "Managing System Hardware"

diff utility

Allows comparison of command outputs.

4.2(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide - Understanding the Command-Line Interface

DPVM configuration

Added DPVM configuration commands and guidelines

4.1(b) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 22, "Creating Dynamic VSANs"

Embedded Event Manager (EEM)

New chapter on configuring Embedded Event Manager (EEM) has been added.

4.1(3) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 54, Configuring Embedded Event Manager

Feature configuration commands

feature { cimserver | cluster | crypto | dpvm | fabric-binding | fcip | fcrxbbcredit | fcsp | ficon | iscsi | ivr | npiv | port-security | port-track | san-ext-tuner | scheduler | sdv | sme | ssh | tacacs+ | telnet } command replaces the existing enable commands. For example, enable fcip is deprecated and replaced by feature fcip. All the other feature configuration commands are unchanged.

4.1(b) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 2, "Before You Begin" and related chapters

F Port Trunking

Added information about configuring F port trunking across the chapter including key concepts, guidelines and restritions, upgrade and downgrade considerations, trunking and channeling protocols, trunk modes, and allowed VSAN lists.

4.1(3) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 16, Configuring Trunking

F and TF PortChanneling

Added information about configuring F and TF PortChannels including guidelines and restrictions, interface addition, and compatibility check.

4.1(3) - (Enhanced)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 17, Configuring PortChannels

Generation 3 48-Port, 24-Port, and 4/44-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel modules configuration

Added configuration guidelines that includes port groups, port rate modes, BB_credit buffer allocation, port speed configuration, over-subscription ratio restrictions, combining with earlier generation modules, upgrade and downgrade considerations, crossbar management, port channel interface configuration, example configurations, and default settings.

4.1(b) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 15, "Configuring Generation 2 and Generation 3 Switching Modules"

I/O module commands

Allows sending commands directly to a module from the supervisor module session.

4.2(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide - Understanding the Command-Line Interface

Initial Setup Routine

Updated initial switch bootup configuration steps.

4.1(b) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 5, "Initial Configuration"

IP Static Peers for CFS over IP

Added IP static peers configuration steps for CFS distribution over IP.

4.1(b) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 7, "Using the CFS Infrastructure"

IPv6 support on GigE ports

Added IPv6 support on GigE ports of MS 18+4 and 9222i for FCIP and ISCSI.

4.1(b) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 47, "Configuring IPv6 for Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces"

IPv4 and IPv6 Access Control Lists

Added a section on applying an IP-ACL to mgmt0.

4.1(b) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 35, "Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Access Control Lists"

MSCHAPv2

Added information on MSCHAP version 2 for authentication on a RADIUS server.

4.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide - Chapter 4, "Configuring RADIUS and TACACS+"

MSM 18+4 and MDS 9222i support

Added SSI support on MSM 18+4, and MDS 9222i.

4.1(b) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 12, "Managing Modules"

Per-command authorization with TACACS+ without roles support

Added information for user authorization on a TACACS+ server.

4.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide - Chapter 4, "Configuring RADIUS and TACACS+"

Port Group Monitor

Added information about configuring policies and monitoring port groups.

4.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide - Chapter 2, "Configuring Interfaces"

Port Guard

Added port guard configuration guidelines for multiple types of port failure causes.

4.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide - Chapter 2, "Configuring Interfaces"

Port Guard and Port Owner

Added port guard and port owner configuration procedures.

4.1(3) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 13, Configuring Interfaces

SNMP Central Infra feature

Added the new SNMP Central Infra feature details.

4.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide - Chapter 9, "Configuring SNMP"

Software change

As of Release 4.1(1b) and later, the MDS SAN-OS software is changed to MDS NX-OS software. The earlier releases are unchanged and all references are retained.

4.1(b) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide.

(All Chapters)

SSM (SSI) Upgrade Delay

Added a topic on SSI upgrade delay timer configuration for SSMs and MSMs.

4.1(b) - (Enhanced)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 12, "Managing Modules"

Scheduler Job Configuration

Updated the scheduler job configuration command syntax and guidelines.

4.1(b) - (Enhanced)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 19, "Scheduling Maintenance Jobs"

SAN Device Virtualization

Updated with automatic failover and fallback configuration information.

4.1(b) - (Enhanced)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide - Chapter 21, "SAN Device Virtualization"

SANTap support on MSM 18+4 and MDS 9222i

Added the SANTap support on Cisco MDS 9000 Family 18/4-Port Multiservice Module (MSM-18/4).

4.1(b) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family SANTap Deployment Guide

show command output redirection

You can change the format of the show command output when you redirect it to a file. The format can be ASCII or zipped.

4.2(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide - Using the Device File Systems, Directories, and Files

Streaming secure copy (sscp)

Allows redirection of command outupt to SSH sessions on remote servers.

4.2(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide - Understanding the Command-Line Interface

Terminal colors

Allows changes to the colors used for CLI elements in the terminal display.

4.2(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide - Understanding the Command-Line Interface

TrustSec FC LE

Added information for the link-level encryption between MDS switches.

4.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide - Chapter 4, "Configuring RADIUS and TACACS+"

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide - Chapter 8, "Configuring FC-SP and DHCHAP"

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide - Chapter 11, "Configuring Cisco TrustSec Fibre Channel Link Encryption"

X2 DWDM

Added information about configuring X2 DWDM transceiver frequency.

4.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fabric Configuration Guide - Chapter 8, "Configuring Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing"

XRC Acceleration

Added information about configuring XRC Acceleration.

4.2(1) - (New)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fabric Configuration Guide - Chapter 11, "Configuring FICON"

Available Features and Topics for Cisco MDS 9000 Family SAN-OS Release 3.x

This section lists available features and topics in Cisco MDS 9000 Family SAN-OS Release 3.x documentation. To find content about a specific topic online, use the links in this list.

Feature
New or Changed Topics
Changed in Release
Where Documented

About SAN Ext Tuner

Added a note on SAN support for Multiservice Module (MSM) and the Multiservice Modular Switch.

3.3(1a)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 42, Configuring the SAN Extension Tuner

Configuring Generation 2 Switches and Modules

Updated table Bandwidth and Port Groups for Generation 2 FC Modules and Fabric Switches in Port Groups section.

3.3(1a)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 15, "Configuring Generation 2 Switches and Modules"

Configuring Inter-VSAN Routing

Updated for no IVR support on MDS 9134 Fabric Switch.

3.3(1a)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 23, "Configuring Inter-VSAN Routing" s

Configuring SNMP Users from the CLI

Removed des from the command snmp-server user user1 role1 auth md5 0xab0211gh priv 0x45abf342 localizedkey in to create or modify passwords for SNMP users from the CLI.

3.3(1a)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 33, Configuring SNMP

Common Information Model

Added commands for displaying Common Information Model.

3.3(1a)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 60, Monitoring System Processes and Logs

Configuring iSCSI

Added the enable and disable command for modules in the iSCSI feature.

3.2(2b)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 43, "Configuring iSCSI"

CFS enhancements

Support for CFS regions.

3.2(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 7, "Using the CFS Infrastructure"

Cisco MDS 9134 Multilayer Fabric Switch

Added updates about support or non-support of the switch throughout the book.

3.2(1)

Chapter 3, "Obtaining and Installing Licenses"

Chapter 8, "Software Images"

Chapter 15, "Configuring Generation 2 Switches and Modules"

Cisco CompactFlash CRC Checksum Test

Enables users to run the CompactFlash CRC Checksum test and update CompactFlash firmware.

3.1(3)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 11, "Managing System Hardware"

Cisco 32-port switching module

Added a new guideline for copying a saved configuration that contains the no system default switchport shutdown command, and the effect that has on E-port configuration.

3.1(3)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 17, "Configuring PortChannels"

Cisco Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem and Cisco Fabric Switch for IBM BladeCenter

Added updates about support or non-support of the switches throughout the book.

3.1(2)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 4, "On-Demand Port Activation Licensing"

Chapter 8, "Software Images"

Cisco MDS 9124 Fabric Switch support

Updates throughout the book to reflect support of the Cisco MDS 9124 Fabric Switch.

3.1(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 1, "Product Overview"

Command scheduler remote user support

Allows remote users to configure command scheduler jobs.

3.0(3)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 19, "Scheduling Maintenance Jobs"

Distributing Device Alias Services

Updated the second bullet in Database Merge Guidelines.

3.3(1a)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 25, "Distributing Device Alias Services"

EMC Email Home

EMC Email Home configuration information was added to the CallHome chapter.

3.3(3)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 55, Configuring Call Home

Enable/disable up/down link

Allows users to enable or disable SNMP link-state traps on specific interfaces.

3.1(2)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 33, "Configuring SNMP"

Enabling the Buffer-to-Buffer State Change Number

Added information on BB_SCN on ISLs.

3.3(1a)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 15, "Configuring Generation 2 Switches and Modules"

First and Last Core

Added updates on First and Last core commands and Verification.

3.3(1a)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 30, Advanced Features and Concepts

FlexAttach Virtual pWWN

Added new chapter for this new feature.

3.3(1a)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 6, Configuring FlexAttach Virtual pWWN

FICON Tape Acceleartion

Provides acceleration for FICON tape write operations over FCIP for the IBM Virtual Tape Server (VTS) and tape libraries that support the 3490 command set.

3.1(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 29, "Configuring FICON"

IP Network Simulator

Added a note on IP Network Simulator support for Multiservice Module (MSM) and the Multiservice Modular Switch.

3.3(1a)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 59, Troubleshooting Your Fabric

IP Network Simulator

Allows users to simulate network conditions to test the impact of network latency for FCIP or iSCSI.

3.1(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 59, "Troubleshooting Your Fabric"

Migrating from Supervisor-1 Modules to Supervisor-2 Modules

Updated the steps for migrating from Supervisor-1 modules to Supervisor-2 modules on a Cisco MDS 9509 or 9506 switch.

3.3(1a)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 8, "Software Images"

NPV Traffic Management

Added inforamton on NPV Traffic Managment throughtout the NPV chapter.

3.3(1a)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 14, Configuring N Port Virtualization

Non-disruptive upgrades on the Cisco MDS 9124 Fabric Switch

Describes non-disruptive upgrades on the Cisco MDS 9124 Fabric Switch.

3.1(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 8, "Software Images"

Obtaining and Installing Licenses

Removed the prefix "VDH=" from HostID serial number.

3.2(2b)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 3, "Obtaining and Installing Licenses"

On-Demand Port Activation Licensing

Added port naming conventions f and switch behavior of Cisco Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem and Cisco Fabric Switch for IBM BladeCenter.

3.1(2)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 4, "On-Demand Port Activation Licensing"

On-demand port activation licensing

Allows users to buy additional licenses for ports in the Cisco MDS 9124 Fabric Switch, and to also move licenses among ports.

3.1(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 4, "On-Demand Port Activation Licensing"

Running the CompactFlash Report

Enables users to run the CompactFlash Check utility to generate a report that shows the status of CompactFlash on certain line cards.

3.1(2)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 11, "Managing System Hardware"

SANTap enhancements

Provides for 32-bit support and dynamic LUNs.

3.2(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 50, "Configuring SANTap"

System default port mode F

Added information about the system default switchport mode F feature and command.

3.1(3)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 5, "Initial Configuration"

Chapter 13, "Configuring Interfaces"

SAN device virtualization

Allows you to create virtual devices that represent physical end devices when configuring switches.

3.1(2)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 21, "SAN Device Virtualization"

TACACS+ password expiry notification

Password aging notification is initiated when the TACACS+ server authenticates access to the switch through Telnet or SSH.

3.2(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 34, "Configuring RADIUS and TACACS+"

Removal of restrictions on oversubscription ratios

Allows users to remove any restrictions on maximum oversubscription ratios.

3.1(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 15, "Configuring Generation 2 Switches and Modules"

Generation 2 switching modules

Provides default support for Fibre Channel ACL adjacency sharing on Generation 2 switching modules.

3.0(3)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 15, "Configuring Generation 2 Switches and Modules"

IVR zones and zone members

Increases the limits for IVR zones to 8000 and for IVR zone members to 20,000

3.0(3)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 23, "Configuring Inter-VSAN Routing"

show tech-support command

Allows you to specify new options for the show tech-support command for specific features.

3.0(3)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 59, "Troubleshooting Your Fabric"

RLIR messages

Allows you to specify a server to receive Registered Link Incident Report (RLIR) frames.

3.0(3)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 29, "Configuring FICON"

User configuration limit

Sets the maximum number of users on a switch to 256.

3.0(3)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 39, "Configuring Users and Common Roles"

Domain manager fast restart

Allows the domain manager to quickly recover from a principal link failure when a backup link is available.

3.0(2)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 18, "Configuring Domain Parameters"

FICON port prohibiting default

Allows you to change the default setting for port prohibiting.

3.0(2)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 29, "Configuring FICON"

install ssi command

Copies the SSI boot image file to the SSM modflash:

3.0(2)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 12, "Managing Modules"

AAA server enhancements

Includes the following AAA server enhancements:

  • Monitoring and validating the availability of remote AAA servers.
  • Allowing users to specify a remote AAA server name at login.
  • Displaying AAA server statistics.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 34, "Configuring RADIUS and TACACS+"

Auto port mode support change

Disallows configuring auto port mode on Storage Services Module (SSM) Fibre Channel interfaces.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 13, "Configuring Interfaces"

boot auto-copy command enabled by default

Changes the default state for the boot auto-copy command to enabled.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 10, "Configuring High Availability"

Call Home enhancement

Allows customization of alert group messages.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 55, "Configuring Call Home"

CFS over IP

Allows CFS distributions over IP connections.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 7, "Using the CFS Infrastructure"

CFS support for allowed domain ID lists

Allows the allowed domain ID lists to be distributed in the fabric using the CFS infrastructure.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 18, "Configuring Domain Parameters"

Certificate authorities and digital certificates

Describes interoperating with certificate authorities and using digital certificates for secure communication with peers.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 36, "Configuring Certificate Authorities and Digital Certificates"

CFS support for RCSN

Allows the RSCN timer value to be distributed in the fabric using the CFS infrastructure.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 27, "Managing FLOGI, Name Server, FDMI, and RSCN Databases"

Change to show ip access-list command

Deprecates the usage option.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 35, "Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Access Control Lists"

CLI enhancements

Includes the following CLI enhancements:

  • User-defined command variables.
  • User-defined aliases for common commands.
  • The pwc command displays the list of commands entered to reach a command submode.
  • Command variable support in the run-script command.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 2, "Before You Begin"

Configuration check

Describes the changes to the show incompatibility system command that indicate the commands to use to disable features before downgrading to an earlier release of the system image.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 8, "Software Images"

Configuration format change

Describes the multiple entry format for displaying interface configuration information in the show running-config and show startup-config command outputs.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 2, "Before You Begin"

Chapter 13, "Configuring Interfaces"

Crossbar removal procedures

Provides the recommended procedures to prepare to remove crossbars from Cisco MDS 9500 Series Directors.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 11, "Managing System Hardware"

Device alias rename

Allows existing device aliases to be renamed.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 25, "Distributing Device Alias Services"

Dynamic initiator modes

Allows configuration of dynamic initiator modes iSCSI, iSLB, and deny log in to the MDS switch.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 43, "Configuring iSCSI"

Fabric binding for Fibre Channel

Supports fabric binding for Fibre Channel VSANs as well as FICON VSANs.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 40, "Configuring Fabric Binding"

fcid-last-byte command deprecated

Does not support the fcid-last-byte command.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 29, "Configuring FICON"

FCIP read tape acceleration

Supports tape read acceleration over FCIP interfaces as well as tape write acceleration.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 41, "Configuring FCIP"

FICON port numbering

Provides information on the changed default port numbering scheme for Generation 2 hardware and how to assign port numbers when a switch has more than 255 ports.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 29, "Configuring FICON"

FICON port swapping

Provides the ability to port swap using the interface identifier when there are duplicate port numbers on a switch.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 29, "Configuring FICON"

Generation 2 switching module support

Describes how to configure interfaces on the Generation 2 Fibre Channel switching modules.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 15, "Configuring Generation 2 Switches and Modules"

IKE digital certificate support

Allows IKE to use digital certificates for authentication instead of using preshared keys.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 37, "Configuring IPsec Network Security"

IKE fully qualified domain name (FQDN)

Includes using FQDNs, as well as IPv4 addresses, for the following IKE features:

  • Preshared keys
  • Identity mode

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 37, "Configuring IPsec Network Security"

In-order-delivery enhancement

Ensures that frames are delivered in order within the switch latency drop period.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 26, "Configuring Fibre Channel Routing Services and Protocols"

Increased zone limit per VSAN

Increases the maximum number of zones per VSAN from 2000 to 8000.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 24, "Configuring and Managing Zones"

IPv6

Provides support for IP version 6 (IPv6).

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 44, "Configuring IP Services"

Chapter 47, "Configuring IPv6 for Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces"

IPv6 access control lists (IPv6-ACLs)

Describes the support for IPv6-ACLs.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 35, "Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Access Control Lists"

iSCSI server load balancing (iSLB)

Provides information on how to easily configure large iSCSI deployments.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 43, "Configuring iSCSI"

iSNS cloud discovery

Provides information to iSNS on the various interfaces reachable from an initiator by partitioning the interfaces on a switch into disjointed IP clouds.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 43, "Configuring iSCSI"

IVR enhancements

Includes the following IVR enhancements:

  • Allowing more than one active IVR service group.
  • Renaming IVR zones (IVZs).
  • Renaming IVR zone sets (IVZSs).
  • Copying the active IVZS to the full IVZS to be edited and reactivated.
  • Copying the active IVR topology to the manually configured IVR topology.
  • Copying the active IVR service group database to the configured IVR service group database.
  • Clearing the configured IVR service group database.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 23, "Configuring Inter-VSAN Routing"

MSCHAP

Provides support for the Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (MSCHAP).

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 34, "Configuring RADIUS and TACACS+"

N-port identifier virtualization (NPIV)

Provides support for multiple N port identifiers to support multiple applications on a server accessing an MDS switch.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 13, "Configuring Interfaces"

SAN extension tuner enhancement

Describes how to assign tape read and write commands to N ports.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 42, "Configuring the SAN Extension Tuner"

SFP diagnostic information

Describes the show interface transceiver command change to display SFP diagnostic information on Generation 2 modules.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 15, "Configuring Generation 2 Switches and Modules"

SSH authentication enhancement

Provides digital certificate support for host authentication.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 39, "Configuring Users and Common Roles"

Supervisor-2 module support

Includes support for the following Supervisor-2 module features:

  • Configuring modem parameters on the console port and COM1 port.
  • Allowing 1000 Mbps speed on the management port

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 5, "Initial Configuration"

Supervisor module management procedures

Includes the following recommended supervisor module management procedures:

  • Preparing to remove supervisor modules from Cisco MDS 9500 Series Directors containing both Generation 1 and Generation 2 switching modules.
  • Migrating from Supervisor-1 modules to Supervisor-2 modules in the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Directors.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 8, "Software Images"

RMON high capacity alarms

Provides the show rmon high capacity alarms command to display RMON high capacity alarm values.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 52, "Configuring RMON"

RSCN timer configuration

Allows the RSCN timer value to be configured.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 27, "Managing FLOGI, Name Server, FDMI, and RSCN Databases"

QoS behavior

Provides information about the behavior of QoS with different combinations of Generation 1 and Generation 2 switching modules.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 57, "Configuring Fabric Congestion Control and QoS"

Zone analysis

Provides a means to analyze zone characteristics using the show zone analysis command.

3.0(1)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Chapter 24, "Configuring and Managing Zones"

Related Documentation

The documentation set for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family includes the documents listed in this section. To find a document online, access the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

The documentation set for Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager is available from the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9369/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Release Notes

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS NX-OS Releases
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for MDS SAN-OS Releases
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Storage Services Interface Images
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS 9000 EPLD Images

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

  • Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family

Compatibility Information

  • Cisco Data Center Interoperability Support Matrix
  • Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Hardware and Software Compatibility Information and Feature Lists
  • Cisco MDS NX-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for Storage Service Interface Images
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Switch-to-Switch Interoperability Configuration Guide

Hardware Installation

  • Cisco MDS 9710 Director Hardware Installation Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9500 Series Hardware Installation Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2A Tech Note
  • Cisco MDS 9200 Series Hardware Installation Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9100 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Software Installation and Upgrade

  • Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide

Cisco NX-OS Configuration Guides

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Licensing Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fabric Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Quality of Service Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS IP Services Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Intelligent Storage Services Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide

Command-Line Interface

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference

Intelligent Storage Networking Services Configuration Guides

  • Cisco MDS 9000 I/O Acceleration Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family SANTap Deployment Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Data Mobility Manager Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Media Encryption Configuration Guide

Troubleshooting and Reference

  • Cisco NX-OS System Messages Reference
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Troubleshooting Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS MIB Quick Reference
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS SMI-S Programming Reference

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation , which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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