Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fabric Configuration Guide
New and Changed Information
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New and Changed Information

New and Changed Information

As of Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 5.2, software configuration information is available in new feature-specific configuration guides for the following information:

System management



Quality of service


IP services

High availability and redundancy

The information in these new guides previously existed in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide and in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide. Those configuration guides remain available on and should be used for all software releases prior to MDS NX-OS Release 4.2(1). Each guide addresses the features introduced in or available in a particular release. Select and view the configuration guide that pertains to the software installed in your switch.

For a complete list of document titles, see the list of Related Documentation in the "Preface."

To find additional information about Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 5.2(6), see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes available at the following Cisco Systems website:

About this Guide

The information in the new Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Fabric Configuration Guide previously existed in Part 4: Fabric of the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide.

Table 1 lists the New and Changed features for this guide, starting with MDS NX-OS Release 5.0(1a).

Table 1-1 New and Changed Features for Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 5.0(1a) 

New and Change Topics
Changed in Release
Where Documented

Smart Zoning

Added the Smart Zoning section


Chapter 3 "Configuring and Managing Zones"

FICON Tape Read Acceleration

Added "FICON Tape Acceleration" section.


Chapter 10 "Configuring FICON"