Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide
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This document provides release-specific information for each new and changed feature in Cisco MDS Fabric Manager Release 4.x software. The Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide is updated to address each new and changed feature. The latest version of this document is available at the Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Configuration Guides website.


Tip The configuration guides created for earlier releases are also listed at the aforementioned website. Each guide addresses the features introduced or available in those releases. Select and view the configuration guide pertinent to the software installed in your switch.


To check for additional information about this release, refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes available at the Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Release Notes website.

Table 1 summarizes the new and changed features for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide, and tells you where they are documented. The table includes a brief description of each new feature and the release in which the change occurred.

Table 1 New and Changed Features for Cisco MDS Fabric Manager Release 4.x  

Feature
GUI Change
Description
Changed in Release
Where Documented

Port Guard and Port Owner

New Interface Port Guard tab and updated General tab.

Added port guard and port owner configuration procedures.

4.1(3)

Chapter 20, "Configuring Interfaces"

F Port Trunking

Trunking GUI accepts F ports and NP ports.

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)

Chapter 24, "Configuring Trunking"

F and TF PortChanneling

Channel creation dialogs accept F ports and NP ports.

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

4.1(3)

Chapter 23, "Configuring PortChannels"

SAN virtual device automatic failover and fallback

Create Virtual Device Dialog

Added information about automatic failover and fallback configuration.

4.1(3)

Chapter 27, "SAN Device Virtualization"

Table menu enhancements

Table menu enhancements

Added information on changes in Switch Table, ISL Table and End Devices menu options.

4.1(3)

Chapter 5, "Fabric Manager Client"

Edit Full Zone Database

Backup and Restore operations

Added information on changes in backup and restore operations.

4.1(3)

Chapter 30, "Configuring and Managing Zones"

Flow Configuration Wizard Enhancement

Flow Configuration Wizard Enhancement

Added new screen in the Flow Configuration Wizard.

4.1(3)

Chapter 8, "Performance Manager"

Web Client enhancements

Interactive Performance Manager charts display and realtime status.

Changes in charts display and realtime status information.

4.1(3)

Chapter 7, "Fabric Manager Web Client"

NX-OS Software

 

As of Release 4.1(1a) and later, the MDS SAN-OS software name is changed to MDS NX-OS software. The earlier release names are unchanged and all refrerences are retained.

4.1(1a)

All chapters

Supported Platforms Information and FM Express Install

Installation options and screens

The server platforms supported for Cisco Fabric Manager have been revised in this release.

4.1(1a)

Chapter 2, "Installing Cisco MDS NX-OS and Fabric Manager"

Server Admin Tool

A perspective view filters out menu items, buttons, tabs, tables, and configuration options that are not relevant to the server admin.

The Server Admin perspective view limits the scope of Fabric Manager to FlexAttach configuration and relevant data

4.1(1a)

Chapter 5, "Fabric Manager Client"

Inventory Report Enhancements

SAN Health Report and Template

The FMS inventory switch detail report has been enhanced to include a number of summary statistics useful for creating a more comprehensive "SAN health report".

4.1(1a)

Chapter 7, "Fabric Manager Web Client"

FlexAttach Configuration by Server Administrators

New FlexAttach Pre-Configure Server, Move Server, and Replace Server wizards

Procedures to use the FlexAttach wizards for pre-configuring all or selected ports, moving a server to a different port or switch, and replacing a server in the same or different port or switch.

4.1(1a)

Chapter 14, "Configuring FlexAttach Virtual pWWN"

IP Static Peers for CFS over IP

New NPV CFS Setup wizard

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

4.1(1a)

Chapter 13, "Using the CFS Infrastructure"

SSM Global Upgrade Delay

New SSM Globals tab

Added SSM global upgrade delay timer configuration details.

4.1(1a)

Chapter 19, "Managing Modules"

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

New Quick Bandwidth Reservation Configuration window in Device Manager for 8-Gbps modules and the Port Rate Mode Configuration window in Fabric Manager supports 8-Gbps speed modes.

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(1a)

Chapter 22, "Configuring Generation 2 and Generation 3 Switching Modules"

DPVM Wizard

DPVM Wizard

New screens added.

4.1(1a)

Chapter 28, "Creating Dynamic VSANs"

Call Home

Delayed Traps for EMC Call Home configuration window in Fabric Manager.

Added the delayed traps enhancements for EMC Call Home.

4.1(1a)

Chapter 62, "Configuring Call Home"

Performance Manager

Flow Creation Wizard in Fabric Manager.

Added the flow creation wizard for performance manager.

4.1(1a)

Chapter 8, "Performance Manager"

Configuring NPV Traffic Management

NPV Traffic Map tab, Load Balance tab, and NPV Setup Wizard

New tabs and setup wizard steps are added to map external interfaces to the server interface and to enable disruptive load balancing.

4.1(1a)

Chapter 21, "Configuring N Port Virtualization"

Configuring SANTap DVT MSM

SANTap DVT MSM tab

New tabs are added to configure SANTap DVT MSM 18+4 and 9222i.

4.1(1a)

Cisco MDS 9000 Family SANTap Deployment Guide

Configuring RMON 32 and 64 bit Alarm

RMON 32 and 64 bit Alarm tab

New tabs are added to configure RMON 32 and 64 bit alarm.

4.1(1a)

Chapter 59, "Configuring RMON"

Inventory Summary Detail ReportS

Report tab. An additional option to see detailed reports in the summary section.

Inventory switch detail report has been enhanced to include a number of summary statistics useful for creating a more comprehensive SAN health reports

4.1(1a)

Chapter 7, "Fabric Manager Web Client"