Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Guide, Release 5.x
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As of Cisco DCNM Release 5.2, Cisco Fabric Manager and Cisco Data Center Network Manager for LAN are merged into one unified product called Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) that can manage both LAN and SAN environments. As a part of this product merger, the name Cisco DCNM for SAN replaces the name Cisco Fabric Manager.

The following documentation changes support the merged Cisco DCNM product:

Cisco DCNM product documentation for Cisco DCNM Release 5.2 is retitled with the name Cisco DCNM for LAN.

Cisco Fabric Manager product documentation for Cisco DCNM Release 5.2 is retitled with the name Cisco DCNM for SAN.

Cisco DCNM for SAN product documentation is now published to the Data Center Network Manager listing page on Cisco.com: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9369/tsd_products_support_configure.html

This URL is also the listing page for Cisco DCNM for LAN product documentation.

Cisco Fabric Manager documentation for software releases earlier than Cisco DCNM Release 5.2, retains the name Cisco Fabric Manager and remains available at its current Cisco.com listing page:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10495/tsd_products_support_configure.html

You should continue to use the Cisco Fabric Manager documentation if you are using a release of Cisco Fabric Manager software that is earlier than Cisco DCNM Release 5.2.

The name DCNM-SAN is used in place of Cisco DCNM for SAN in the user interface of Cisco Data Center Network Manager; likewise, the name DCNM-LAN is used in place of Cisco DCNM for LAN in the user interface. To match the user interface, the product documentation also uses the names DCNM-SAN and DCNM-LAN.

The following new publications support both Cisco DCNM for LAN and DCNM for SAN, and address the new licensing model, the new installation process, and the new features of Cisco DCNM:

Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide

Cisco DCNM Release Notes

For a complete list of Cisco DCNM documentation, see the "Related Documentation" section in the Preface.

As of Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.2(1), software configuration information is available in new feature-specific configuration guides for the following information:

System management

Interfaces

Fabric

Quality of service

Security

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 Cisco.com 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.

To find additional information about Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.2(x), see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes available at the following Cisco Systems website:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/prod_release_notes_list.htm

About this Guide

The information in the new Cisco Fabric Manager Fundamentals Configuration Guide previously existed in Part 1:Getting Started, Part 8: Network and Switch Monitoring, and various Appendices of the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide.

Table 1 lists the New and Changed features for this guide.

Table 1 New and Changed Features for Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 5.0(0) 

Feature
New or Changed Topics
Changed in Release
Where Documented

Device Discovery

Supports F2 module

5.2(2a)

Chapter 16 "Administering Device Discovery"

Summary Dashboard

Viewing Dashboard Summary Information

5.2(1a)

Chapter 2 "Cisco DCNM Web Client"

Hosts Dashboard

Viewing Hosts and Virtual Hosts Information

5.2(1a)

Chapter 2 "Cisco DCNM Web Client"

Integrating FM and DCNM

Integrating Fabric Manager and Data Center Network

5.0(1)

Chapter 5 "Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Client"

Search Engine 

Fabric manager Webclient Search Engine

5.0(1)

Chapter 2 "Cisco DCNM Web Client"

Switch Configuration Management

Configuration Backups using Fabric Manager Webclient

5.0(1)

Chapter 2 "Cisco DCNM Web Client"

SAN Health Analyzer Tool

Analyzing SAN Health

5.0(1)

Chapter 9 "Monitoring Performance"

Software Upgrade Wizard Enhancement

Using the Software Install Wizard

5.0(1)

Chapter 10 "Software Images"

Web Client Report Enhancement

Reports

5.0(1)

Chapter 2 "Cisco DCNM Web Client"

Scoped Discovery

VSAN Scoped Discovery

5.0(1)

Chapter 5 "Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Client"

Federated Server

Server Federation

4.2(1)

Chapter 3 "Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Server"

Cisco Discovery Protocol - FM - DM Enhancements

Launching Fabric Manager Client

4.2(1)

Chapter 5 "Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Client"

FM Web Client: Report Enhancements

Viewing Custom Reports by Template.

Generating Custom Reports by Template.

4.2(1)

Chapter 2 "Cisco DCNM Web Client"

Fabric Manager Launch Pad

Launching Fabric Manager Client Using Launch Pad.

4.2(1)

Chapter 5 "Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Client"

Populate Device Alias to Device Description

Using Alias Names as Descriptions.

4.2(1)

Chapter 5 "Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Client"

FM Historical and Real Time Charts

Viewing Statics Using Fabric Manager

4.2(1)

Chapter 9 "Monitoring Performance"