Overview of DCNM-LAN
This chapter provides a brief overview of Cisco Data Center Network Manager for LAN (DCNM-LAN).
For information about the specific Cisco Nexus products supported by DCNM-LAN, see the Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 5.x.
This chapter includes the following sections:
•DCNM-LAN Client and Server
•Features in Cisco DCNM-LAN, Release 5.2
•Documentation About DCNM-LAN
DCNM-LAN Client and Server
DCNM-LAN is a Java-based client-server application. For Java requirements, server system requirements, and client system requirements, see the Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 5.x.
Figure 12-1 shows the DCNM-LAN client-server environment. The DCNM-LAN client communicates with the DCNM-LAN server only, never directly with managed Cisco NX-OS devices. The DCNM-LAN server uses the XML management interface of Cisco NX-OS devices to manage and monitor them. The XML management interface is a programmatic method based on the NETCONF protocol that complements the command-line interface (CLI) functionality. For more information, see the Cisco NX-OS XML Interface User Guide.
Figure 12-1 DCNM-LAN Client-Server Environment
Features in Cisco DCNM-LAN, Release 5.2
Cisco DCNM-LAN Release 5.2 supports the configuration and monitoring of the following Cisco NX-OS features:
–Physical and virtual ports
–Port channels and virtual port channels (vPCs)
–Loopback and management interfaces
–VLAN network interfaces (sometimes referred to as switched virtual interfaces or SVIs)
–VLANs and private VLANs (PVLAN)
–Spanning Tree Protocol, including Rapid Spanning Tree (RST) and Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MST)
–Serial Over LAN
–Chassis Internal Network
–Fibre-Channel-over-Ethernet Initiation Protocol (FIP) snooping
–Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP), object tracking, and keychain management
–Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
–Access control lists
–Authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA)
–Role-based access control
–Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping
–Dynamic Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) inspection
–IP Source Guard
–Traffic storm control
–Virtual Device Context
–Hardware resource utilization with Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM) statistics
–Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)
DCNM-LAN includes the following features for assistance with management of your network:
•Configuration Delivery Management
•Configuration Change Management
•Device OS Management
•Hardware and virtual switch inventory
DCNM-LAN includes the following administrative features:
•DCNM-LAN server user accounts
•Automatic synchronization with discovered devices
•Statistical data collection management
•DCNM-LAN server and client logging
•DCNM-LAN server cluster administration
DCNM-LAN supports the following platforms:
•Cisco Nexus 1000V switches
•Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders
•Cisco Nexus 3000 Series switches
•Cisco Nexus 4000 Series switches
•Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches
DCNM-LAN provides limited support for the Catalyst 6500 Series switches that runs classic IOS version 12.2(33)SXI or higher.
–DCNM-LAN supports the viewing of the current configuration attributes of the device.
–DCNM-LAN does not support changing the configuration of the device.
–DCNM-LAN supports the Firewall Service Module (FWSM) version 4.0 or higher for the Catalyst 6500 Series switches.
•Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switches
Documentation About DCNM-LAN
The documentation for DCNM-LAN includes several configuration guides and other documents. For more information about the DCNM-LAN documentation, see the "Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request" section.