Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Release Notes

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

Compatibility Information

Hardware Installation

Software Installation and Upgrade

Cisco Fabric Manager

Command-Line Interface

Intelligent Storage Networking Services Configuration Guides

Troubleshooting and Reference

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Configuration Guide. It also provides information on how to obtain related documentation.

Audience

This guide is for experienced network administrators who are responsible for configuring and maintaining the Cisco MDS 9000 Family of multilayer directors and fabric switches.

Organization

The Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide is organized as follows: :

Chapter
Title
Description

Chapter 1

Product Overview

Presents an overview of the Cisco MDS 9000 Family of multilayer switches and directors.

Chapter 2

Installing Cisco MDS NX-OS and Fabric Manager

Provides a brief overview of Fabric Manager components and capabilities, and information on installation and launching the applications.

Chapter 3

Fabric Manager Server

Provides in-depth descriptions of GUI and capabilities for the Fabric Manager Server.

Chapter 4

Authentication in Fabric Manager

Describes the authentication schemes between Fabric Manager components and fabric switches.

Chapter 5

Fabric Manager Client

Provides in-depth descriptions of GUI and capabilities for the Fabric Manager.

Chapter 6

Device Manager

Provides in-depth descriptions of GUI and capabilities for the Device Manager.

Chapter 7

Fabric Manager Web Client

Provides in-depth descriptions of GUI and capabilities for the Fabric Manager Web Client.

Chapter 8

Performance Manager

Provides overview of Performance Manager architecture.

Chapter 9

Cisco Traffic Analyzer

Describes installing and launching Cisco Traffic Analyzer from Performance Manager.

Chapter 10

Obtaining and Installing Licenses

Describes license types, procedure, installation, and management for the Cisco MDS NX-OS software.

Chapter 11

On-Demand Port Activation Licensing

Describes how to use the on-demand port activation licensing feature on the Cisco MDS 9124 Fabric Switch, the Cisco MDS 9134 Fabric Switch, the Cisco Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem, and the Cisco Fabric Switch for IBM BladeCenter.

Chapter 12

Initial Configuration

Provides initial switch configuration options and switch access information.

Chapter 13

Using the CFS Infrastructure

Explains the use of the Cisco Fabric Services (CFS) infrastructure to enable efficient database distribution.

Chapter 14

Configuring FlexAttach Virtual pWWN

FlexAttach virtual pWWN feature facilitates server and configuration management. In a SAN environment, the server installation or replacement, requires interaction and coordination among the SAN and server administrators.

Chapter 15

Software Images

Describes how to install and upgrade software images

Chapter 16

Managing Configuration Files

Describes the initial configuration of the switches using the configuration files so they can be accessed by other devices

Chapter 17

Configuring High Availability

Describes the high availability feature including switchover mechanisms.

Chapter 18

Managing System Hardware

Explains switch hardware inventory, power usage, power supply, module temperature, fan and clock modules, and environment information.

Chapter 19

Managing Modules

Explains how to display and analyze the status of each module and specifies the power on and power off process for modules.

Chapter 20

Configuring Interfaces

Explains Generation 1 and Generation 2 module port and operational state concepts in Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches and provides details on configuring ports and interfaces.

Chapter 21

Configuring N Port Virtualization

Provides an overview of N Port Virtualization and includes quidelines and requirements for configuring and verifying NPV.

Chapter 22

Configuring Generation 2 and Generation 3 Switching Modules

Explains configuration concepts for Generation 2 module ports and interfaces.

Chapter 23

Configuring PortChannels

Explains PortChannels and load balancing concepts and provides details on configuring PortChannels, adding ports to PortChannels, and deleting ports from PortChannels.

Chapter 24

Configuring TrunkingConfiguring Trunking

Explains TE ports and trunking concepts.

Chapter 25

Configuring Domain Parameters

Explains the Fibre Channel domain (fcdomain) feature, which includes principal switch selection, domain ID distribution, FC ID allocation, and fabric reconfiguration functions.

Chapter 26

Configuring and Managing VSANs

Describes how virtual SANs (VSANs) work, explains the concept of default VSANs, isolated VSANs, VSAN IDs, and attributes, and provides details on how to create, delete, and view VSANs.

Chapter 27

SAN Device Virtualization

Describes how to configure virtual devices to represent physical end devices for switches running Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.1(2) and NX-OS Release 4.1(3).

Chapter 28

Creating Dynamic VSANs

Defines the Dynamic Port VSAN Membership (DPVM) feature that is used to maintain fabric topology when a host or storage device connection is moved between two Cisco MDS switches.

Chapter 29

Configuring Inter-VSAN Routing

Provides details on sharing resources across VSANs using the inter-VSAN Routing (IVR) feature.

Chapter 29

Configuring and Managing Zones

Defines various zoning concepts and provides details on configuring a zone set and zone management features.

Chapter 30

Distributing Device Alias Services

Describes the use of the Distributed Device Alias Services (device alias) to distribute device alias names on a fabric-wide basis.

Chapter 31

Configuring Fibre Channel Routing Services and Protocols

Provides details and configuration information on Fibre Channel routing services and protocols.

Chapter 32

Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing

Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) multiplexes multiple optical carrier signals on a single optical fiber. DWDM uses different wavelengths to carry various signals.

Chapter 33

Managing FLOGI, Name Server, FDMI, and RSCN Databases

Provides name server and fabric login details required to manage storage devices and display registered state change notification (RSCN) databases.

Chapter 34

Discovering SCSI Targets

Describes how the SCSI LUN discovery feature is started and displayed.

Chapter 35

Configuring FICON

Provides details on the FI-bre CON-nection (FICON) interface, fabric binding, and the Registered Link Incident Report (RLIR) capabilities in Cisco MDS switches.

Chapter 35

Advanced Features and Concepts

Describes the advanced configuration features—time out values, fctrace, fabric analyzer, world wide names, flat FC IDs, loop monitoring, and interoperating switches.

Chapter 36

Configuring FIPS

Describes the configuration guidelines for FIPS and also how to enable FIPS mode and how to conduct FIPS self-tests.

Chapter 37

Configuring Users and Common Roles

Describes how to configure users and common roles.

Chapter 38

Configuring SNMP

Provides details on how you can use SNMP to modify a role that was created using CLI.

Chapter 39

Configuring RADIUS and TACACS+

Discusses the AAA parameters, user profiles, and RADIUS authentication security options provided in all switches in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family and provides configuration information for these options.

Chapter 40

Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Access Control Lists

Describes the IPv4 static routing feature and its use to route traffic between VSANs.

Chapter 41

Configuring Certificate Authorities and Digital Certificates

Describes how to interoperate with Certificate Authorities (CAs) and use digital certificates for secure, scalable communication.

Chapter 42

Configuring IPsec Network Security

Provides details on the digital certificates, IP Security Protocol (IPsec) open standards, and the Internet Key Exchange (IKE) protocol that it uses to handle protocol and algorithm negotiation.

Chapter 43

Configuring FC-SP and DHCHAP

Describes the DHCHAP protocol, an FC-SP protocol, that provides authentication between Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches and other devices.

Chapter 44

Configuring Port Security

Provides details on port security features that can prevent unauthorized access to a switch port in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family.

Chapter 45

Configuring Fabric Binding

Describes the fabric binding security feature for VSANs, which ensures that ISLs are only enabled between specific switches.

Chapter 46

Configuring FCIP

Describes how the switch allows IP hosts to access Fibre Channel storage using the iSCSI protocol.

Chapter 47

Configuring the SAN Extension Tuner

Explains the SAN extension tuner (SET) feature that optimizes FCIP performance.

Chapter 48

Configuring iSCSI

Describes the iSCSI feature that is specific to the IPS module and is available in the Cisco MDS 9200 Switches or Cisco MDS 9500 Directors.

Chapter 49

Configuring IP Services

Provides details on IP over Fibre Channel (IPFC) services and provides configuring IPFC, virtual router, and DNS server configuration information.

Chapter 50

Configuring IP Storage

Provides details on extending the reach of Fibre Channel SANs by connecting separated SAN islands together through IP networks using FCIP, and allowing IP hosts to access FC storage using the iSCSI protocol.

Chapter 51

Configuring IPv4 for Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

Describes the IPv4 protocol support provided by Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches.

Chapter 52

Configuring IPv6 for Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

Describes the IPv6 protocol support provided by Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches.

Chapter 53

Configuring SCSI Flow Services and Statistics

Describes the SCSI flow services and SCSI flow statistics, the Intelligent Storage Services.

Chapter 54

Configuring Fibre Channel Write Acceleration

Describes Fibre Channel Write Acceleration support and configuration.

Chapter 55

Network Monitoring

Describes how to use Fabric Manager monitoring features.

Chapter 56

Performance Monitoring

Provides details on using Performance Manager.

Chapter 57

Configuring RMON

Provides details on using RMONs to configure alarms and events.

Chapter 58

Monitoring Network Traffic Using SPAN

Describes the Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), SPAN sources, filters, SPAN sessions, SD port characteristics, and configuration details.

Chapter 59

Configuring System Message Logging

Describes how system message logging is configured and displayed.

Chapter 60

Configuring Call Home

Provides details on the Call Home service and includes information on Call Home, event triggers, contact information, destination profiles, and e-mail options.

Chapter 61

Configuring Fabric Configuration Servers

Describes how the fabric configuration server (FCS) feature is configured and displayed.

Chapter 62

Configuring Fabric Congestion Control and QoS

Provides details on the quality of service (QoS) and Fibre Channel Congestion Control (FCC) features.

Chapter 63

Configuring Port Tracking

Provides information about a port tracking feature that provides a faster recovery from link failures.

Chapter 64

Troubleshooting Your Fabric

Describes basic troubleshooting methods used to resolve issues with switches.

Chapter 65

Management Software FAQ

Provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Cisco Fabric Manager and Device Manager.

Chapter 66

Monitoring System Processes and Logs

Provides information on displaying system processes and status. It also provides information on configuring core and log files, HA policy, heartbeat and watchdog checks, and upgrade resets.

Chapter 67

Fabric Manager Web Services

Provides a list of features and functions supported by Fabric Manager Web Services (FMWS) application program interface (API).

Appendix A

Launching Fabric Manager in Cisco SAN-OS Releases Prior to 3.2(1)

Provides instructions for launching Fabric Manager Client in Cisco SAN-OS releases prior to 3.2(1).

Appendix B

Cisco Fabric Manager Unsupported Feature List

Provides a list of features and functions not supported by Cisco Fabric Manager or Device Manager.

Appendix C

Interface Nonoperational Reason Codes

Provides the nonoperational reason codes for why an interface is up and the operational state is down.

Appendix D

Managing Cisco FabricWare

Provides information on the Cisco FabricWare software running on the MDS 9020 Switch which offers Fibre Channel switching services that realize maximum performance.


Document Conventions

Command descriptions use these conventions:

boldface font

Commands and keywords are in boldface.

italic font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italics.

[ ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

[ x | y | z ]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.


Screen examples use these conventions:

screen font

Terminal sessions and information the switch displays are in screen font.

boldface screen font

Information you must enter is in boldface screen font.

italic screen font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic screen font.

< >

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords, are in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.


This document uses the following conventions:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Related Documentation

The documentation set for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family includes the following documents. To find a document online, use the Cisco MDS NX-OS Documentation Locator at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/storage/san_switches/mds9000/roadmaps/doclocater.htm

Release Notes

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS NX-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 MDS 9000 NX-OS Hardware and Software Compatibility Information

Cisco MDS NX-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for Storage Service Interface Images

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Interoperability Support Matrix

Cisco MDS NX-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for IBM SAN Volume Controller Software for Cisco MDS 9000

Hardware Installation

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9200 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Software Installation and Upgrade

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide -
For Cisco NX-OS

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Services Interface Image Install and Upgrade Guide -
For Cisco NX-OS

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Port Analyzer Adapter Installation and Configuration Note

Cisco Fabric Manager

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Installation and Upgrade Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Fabric Manager Online Help

Cisco MDS 9000 Fabric Manager Web Services Online Help

Command-Line Interface

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family SAN Volume Controller Configuration Guide

Intelligent Storage Networking Services Configuration Guides

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

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Secure Erase Configuration Guide - For Cisco MDS 9500 and 9200 Series

Troubleshooting and Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Troubleshooting Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family MIB Quick Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family SMI-S Programming Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family System Messages 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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