Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 4.2
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This chapter provides release-specific information for each new and changed feature in the Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 4.x. The latest version of this document is available at the following Cisco website:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9369/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

To check for additional information about Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) Release 4.2, see the Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 4.x.

summarizes the new and changed features for the Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 4.x and tells you where they are documented.

Table 1 New and Changed Features for Release 4.x 

Feature
Description
Changed in Release
Where Documented

NX-OS device configuration requirements

Contains revised information for how to configure an NX-OS device to enable discovery, management, and monitoring by DCNM.

4.0(3)

Chapter 1, "Overview"

Server installation

Support was added for Oracle 10g and 11g databases.

Support was added for installing Cisco DCNM on a shared server with Cisco Fabric Manager.

4.2(1)

Chapter 2, "Installing and Launching the Cisco DCNM Server"

Server installation

You can specify the following during installation:

DCNM server IP address

DCNM server port number

DCNM web server port number

A folder to be used as an archive directory

4.1(2)

Chapter 2, "Installing and Launching the Cisco DCNM Server"

Upgrading the DCNM Server Software

Explains how to upgrade the DCNM server software and PostgreSQL database.

4.0(2)

Chapter 2, "Installing and Launching the Cisco DCNM Server"

Windows Service

Describes how the DCNM server is run as a service in the Windows Server 2003 operating system.

4.0(2)

Chapter 2, "Installing and Launching the Cisco DCNM Server"

Cisco DCNM client

Support was added for exporting the summary table.

Deployment of configuration changes was clarified, to indicate that deployment is sometimes automatic and sometimes manual.

4.2(1)

Chapter 4, "Using the Cisco DCNM Client"

Global Preferences dialog box

Explains the purpose of the fields in the Global Preferences dialog box in the DCNM client and how to configure the fields.

4.0(3)

Chapter 4, "Using the Cisco DCNM Client"

Cisco DCNM server authentication settings

Support was added for RADIUS and TACACS+ authentication of Cisco DCNM server users.

4.2(1)

Chapter 5, "Administering DCNM Authentication Settings"

DCNM Licensed Devices

Controls which devices you can use with licensed DCNM features.

4.0(2)

Chapter 8, "Administering DCNM Licensed Devices"

Topology

Support for hierarchical and grid layouts was removed.

4.2(1)

Chapter 9, "Working with Topology"

Topology

The topology map has new views and includes support for virtual port channels.

4.1(2)

Chapter 9, "Working with Topology"

Event Browser

When you apply an event filter, it is shown in a new tab.

4.1(2)

Chapter 10, "Managing Events"

Event Filter

Filters events by date, time, and severity.

4.0(2)

Chapter 10, "Managing Events"

Device OS Management

A new feature, it allows you to schedule and monitor the installation of operating system software on managed devices.

4.1(2)

Chapter 13, "Managing Device Operating Systems"

Configuration Change

A new feature, it allows you to archive the configurations of managed devices. You can also roll back the configuration on a managed device to an earlier, archived version.

4.1(2)

Chapter 14, "Working with Configuration Change Management"

Auto-Synchronization with Devices

Support was added for automatic purging based on severity of events.

4.2(1)

Chapter 15, "Administering Auto-Synchronization with Devices"

Auto-Synchronization with Devices

Updates to this feature allow you to schedule the deletion of old event data from the database.

4.1(2)

Chapter 15, "Administering Auto-Synchronization with Devices"

Statistical Data Collection

Updates to this feature allow you to schedule the deletion of old statistical data from the database.

4.1(2)

Chapter 16, "Administering Statistical Data Collection"

Cisco DCNM database maintenance

Support was added for scripts to perform database backup, restore, and cleaning.

4.2(1)

Chapter 18, "Maintaining the Cisco DCNM Database"

Cisco DCNM database maintenance

New chapter that describes how to maintain the DCNM database.

4.1(2)

Chapter 18, "Maintaining the Cisco DCNM Database"

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting information was added for PostgreSQL and Oracle databases.

4.2(1)

Chapter 19, "Troubleshooting Cisco DCNM"