Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 4.2
Working with Inventory
Downloads: This chapterpdf (PDF - 224.0KB) The complete bookPDF (PDF - 7.85MB) | Feedback

Working with Inventory

Table Of Contents

Working with Inventory

Information About Inventory

Licensing Requirements for Inventory

Prerequisites for Inventory

Displaying the Chassis Information

Displaying the Chassis Summary Information

Displaying the Chassis Detail information

Displaying the Chassis Environmental Status

Displaying the Chassis CPU Utilization

Displaying the Chassis Memory Utilization

Displaying the Chassis Events

Displaying the Module Information

Displaying the Module Summary Information

Displaying the Module Detail Information

Displaying the Module Environmental Status

Displaying TCAM Statistics

Displaying the Module Events

Displaying the Power Supply Information

Displaying the Power Supply Summary Information

Displaying the Power Supply Detail Information

Displaying the Power Supply Events

Displaying the Fan Tray Information

Displaying the Fan Tray Summary Information

Displaying the Fan Tray Detail Information

Displaying the Fan Tray Events

Feature History for Inventory


Working with Inventory


This chapter describes how to use the Inventory feature in Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM).

This chapter has the following sections:

Information About Inventory

Licensing Requirements for Inventory

Prerequisites for Inventory

Displaying the Chassis Information

Displaying the Module Information

Displaying the Power Supply Information

Displaying the Fan Tray Information

Feature History for Inventory

Information About Inventory

The Inventory feature, shown in Figure 11-1, displays information about the chassis, modules, fan trays, and power supplies for managed devices. The Cisco DCNM client can display summary and detailed information for these device components.

Figure 11-1 Inventory Contents Pane

Licensing Requirements for Inventory

The following table shows the licensing requirements for this feature:

Product
License Requirement

Cisco DCNM

Inventory requires no license. Any feature not included in a license package is bundled with the Cisco DCNM and is provided at no charge to you. For information about obtaining and installing a Cisco DCNM LAN Enterprise license, see the "Installing Licenses" section on page 2-11.


Prerequisites for Inventory

The Inventory feature has the following prerequisite:

The physical device must be managed by Cisco DCNM.

Displaying the Chassis Information

Cisco DCNM displays summary, detail, environmental, and event information for the chassis.

This section includes the following topics:

Displaying the Chassis Summary Information

Displaying the Chassis Detail information

Displaying the Chassis Environmental Status

Displaying the Chassis CPU Utilization

Displaying the Chassis Memory Utilization

Displaying the Chassis Events

Displaying the Chassis Summary Information

Cisco DCNM displays the chassis summary information for each device it manages when you choose Inventory in the Feature Selector pane. The summary information includes the chassis description, product ID, serial number, hardware version, software version, status, temperature, and events.

DETAILED STEPS

To display the summary information for a chassis, from the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory. The summary pane displays summary information for each managed device.

Displaying the Chassis Detail information

Cisco DCNM displays the chassis detail information for the device that you choose in the Summary pane. This detail information includes hardware and software information. The hardware information includes the switch name, product ID, IP address, serial number, chassis description.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Summary chassis information for each managed device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, click the device.

Tabs appear in the Details pane. The Details tab shows the hardware and software information.


Displaying the Chassis Environmental Status

Cisco DCNM displays the chassis environmental status information for the device that you choose in the Summary pane. The environmental information includes power usage information and information about supervisor and power supply redundancy.

DETAILED STEPS

To display the environmental status for a chassis, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Summary information for each managed device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, click the device.

Tabs appear in the Details pane.

Step 3 From the Details pane, click the Environmental Status tab.

Power usage and redundancy information appears in the Details pane.


Displaying the Chassis CPU Utilization

Cisco DCNM displays the percentage of CPU utilization over time for the device that you choose in the Summary pane. You can customize the reporting of this utilization for types of utilization (user, kernel, or idle), specific thresholds, and time intervals.

DETAILED STEPS

To display the CPU utilization, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Summary information for each managed device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the summary pane, click the device.

Tabs appear in the Details pane.

Step 3 From the Details pane, click the CPU Utilization tab.

The CPU utilization table appears.

Step 4 (Optional) To display the percentage of utilization devoted to user or kernel functions, follow these steps:

a. Click Select Parameters.

A list of utilization types (user, kernel, and idle) appears.

b. Choose the utilization types that you need to see reported.

Step 5 (Optional) To display utilization within specific thresholds, follow these steps:

a. Click the Turn Thresholds On/Off tool.

The Adjust Threshold Limits slider tool appears on the toolbar next to the Turn Thresholds On/Off tool.

b. To set a minimum CPU utilization threshold, move the left slider to the desired utilization.

c. To set a maximum CPU utilization threshold, move the right slider to the desired utilization.

Step 6 (Optional) To change the monitoring frequency, follow these steps:

a. Click in the Select Frequency tool drop-down list.

Time intervals appear for you to choose.

b. Choose the appropriate time interval.

Step 7 Click the Start Monitoring tool to begin monitoring CPU utilization.

Step 8 (Optional) To stop monitoring the CPU utilization, click the Stop Monitoring tool.

Step 9 (Optional) To display how the CPU utilization compares over days or months, follow these steps:

a. Click Show Overview Chart.

b. (Optional) To see the latest or real-time utilization data, click RT.

c. (Optional) To compare utilization data over days or months, click the appropriate button for the amount of time desired (1d shows one day, 2d shows two days, and so on).


Displaying the Chassis Memory Utilization

Cisco DCNM displays the percentage of memory utilization over time for the device that you choose in the Summary pane. You can customize the reporting of this utilization for specific thresholds and time intervals.

DETAILED STEPS

To display the memory utilization, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Summary information for each managed device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, click the device.

Tabs appear in the Details pane.

Step 3 From the Details pane, click the Memory Utilization tab.

The Memory Utilization table appears.

Step 4 (Optional) To display utilization within specific thresholds, follow these steps:

a. Click the Turn Thresholds On/Off tool.

The Adjust Threshold Limits slider tool appears on the toolbar next to the Turn Thresholds On/Off tool.

b. To set a minimum utilization threshold, move the left slider to the desired utilization.

c. To set a maximum utilization threshold, move the right slider to the desired utilization.

Step 5 (Optional) To change the monitoring frequency, follow these steps:

a. Click in the Select Frequency tool drop-down list.

Time intervals appear for you to choose.

b. Choose the appropriate time interval.

Step 6 Click the Start Monitoring tool to begin monitoring utilization.

Step 7 (Optional) To stop monitoring the utilization, click the Stop Monitoring tool.

Step 8 (Optional) To display how the utilization compares over days or months, follow these steps:

a. Click Show Overview Chart.

b. (Optional) To see the latest or real-time utilization data, click RT.

c. (Optional To compare utilization data over days or months, click the appropriate button for the amount of time desired (1d shows one day, 2d shows two days, and so on).


Displaying the Chassis Events

Cisco DCNM displays the chassis events, which includes the source, time, severity, message, and status of the event. You can display additional details for an event.

DETAILED STEPS

To display the chassis events, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Summary information for each managed device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, click the device.

Tabs appear in the Details pane.

Step 3 From the Details pane, click the Memory Utilization tab.

The Memory Utilization table appears.

Step 4 (Optional) To see details for the event, select the event in the Details pane and click the up arrow at the bottom of the details pane.


Displaying the Module Information

Cisco DCNM displays summary, detail, environmental, and event information for the supervisor modules, I/O modules, and fabric modules.

This section includes the following topics:

Displaying the Module Summary Information

Displaying the Module Detail Information

Displaying the Module Environmental Status

Displaying TCAM Statistics

Displaying the Module Events

Displaying the Module Summary Information

Cisco DCNM displays the module summary information for each device it manages when you expand the device listing in the Summary pane. The summary information includes the module description, product ID, serial number, hardware version, software version, status, temperature, and events.

DETAILED STEPS

To display the summary information for a module, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Chassis summary information for the device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, expand the device with the modules that you are interested in viewing.

A list of modules, power supplies, and fan trays appears under the device in the Summary pane. Each line includes summary information for the component.


Displaying the Module Detail Information

Cisco DCNM displays the module detail information for the device that you choose in the Summary pane. This detail information includes general identification information and special information that applies to the the module type.

DETAILED STEPS

To display module detail information, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Summary chassis information for each managed device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, click the device.

Step 3 Expand the device.

The device listing expands to include a summary of each module, power supply, and fan tray in the chassis.

Step 4 Click the module.

Tabs appear in the Details pane. General details appear in the Details tab.


Displaying the Module Environmental Status

Cisco DCNM displays the module environmental status information for the supervisor module, I/O module, or fabric module that you choose in the Summary pane. The environmental information includes power usage and temperature information.

DETAILED STEPS

To display the environmental status for a module, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Summary chassis information for each managed device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, click the device.

Step 3 Expand the device.

The device listing expands to include a summary of each module, power supply, and fan tray in the chassis.

Step 4 Click the module.

Step 5 From the Details pane, click the Environmental Status tab.

Power supply and temperature sections appear in the Details pane. The Power Supply section is expanded and the two temperature sections are not expanded

Step 6 (Optional) To see textual temperature information, expand the Temperature Status Table section.

Step 7 (Optional) To see graphical temperature information, expand the Temperature Status Thermometer section.


Displaying TCAM Statistics

The following window appears in the TCAM Statistics tab:

TCAM Statistics Chart—Information about TCAM usage on the module.

See the "Working with Statistics and Charts" section on page 4-9 for more information on collecting statistics for this feature.

Displaying the Module Events

Cisco DCNM displays the module event information for the supervisor module, I/O module, or fabric module that you choose in the Summary pane. The events information includes source, time, severity, message, and status information for the event. You can display details for each event.

DETAILED STEPS

To display the events for a module, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Summary chassis information for each managed device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, click the device.

Step 3 Expand the device.

The device listing expands to include a summary listing of each module, power supply, and fan tray in the chassis.

Step 4 Click the module.

Step 5 From the Details pane, click the Events tab.

An events listing appears in the Details pane.

Step 6 (Optional) To see details for an event, click on the event and click the up arrow button at the bottom of the pane.


Displaying the Power Supply Information

Cisco DCNM displays summary information, general details, and events for power supplies.

This section includes the following topics:

Displaying the Power Supply Summary Information

Displaying the Power Supply Detail Information

Displaying the Power Supply Events

Displaying the Power Supply Summary Information

Cisco DCNM displays the power supply summary information for each device it manages when you expand the device listing in the Summary pane. The summary information includes the module description, product ID, serial number, hardware version, software version, status, temperature, and events.

DETAILED STEPS

To display the summary information for a power supply, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Chassis summary information for the device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, click the device.

Step 3 Expand the device with the modules that you are interested in viewing.

A list of modules, power supplies, and fan trays appears under the device in the Summary pane. Each line includes summary information for the component.


Displaying the Power Supply Detail Information

Cisco DCNM displays the power supply detail information for the device that you choose in the Summary pane. This detail information includes general identification information, power (watts), and current (Amps).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Summary chassis information for each managed device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, click the device.

Step 3 Expand the device.

The device listing expands to include a summary of each module, power supply, and fan tray in the chassis.

Step 4 Click the power supply.

Tabs appear in the Details pane. General details appear in the Details tab.


Displaying the Power Supply Events

Cisco DCNM displays the event information for the power supply that you choose in the Summary pane. The events information includes source, time, severity, message, and status information for the events. You can display details for each event.

DETAILED STEPS

To display the events for a power supply, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Summary chassis information for each managed device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, click the device.

Step 3 Expand the device.

The device listing expands to include a summary listing of each module, power supply, and fan tray in the chassis.

Step 4 Click the power supply.

Step 5 From the Details pane, click the Events tab.

An events listing appears in the Details pane.

Step 6 (Optional) To see details for an event, click on the event and click the up arrow button at the bottom of the pane.

A field opens to display detailed event information.


Displaying the Fan Tray Information

Cisco DCNM displays summary information, general details, and events for fan trays.

This section includes the following topics:

Displaying the Fan Tray Summary Information

Displaying the Fan Tray Detail Information

Displaying the Fan Tray Events

Displaying the Fan Tray Summary Information

Cisco DCNM displays the fan tray summary information for each device it manages when you expand the device listing in the Summary pane. The summary information includes the fan identification and status information.

DETAILED STEPS

To display the summary information for a fan tray, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Chassis summary information for the device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, click the device.

Step 3 Expand the device with the fan tray that you are interested in viewing.

A list of modules, power supplies, and fan trays appears under the device in the Summary pane. Each line includes summary information for the component.


Displaying the Fan Tray Detail Information

Cisco DCNM displays the fan tray detail information for the device that you choose in the Summary pane. This detail information includes descriptive information and status for the fan tray.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Summary chassis information for each managed device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, click the device.

Step 3 Expand the device.

The device listing expands to include a summary of each module, power supply, and fan tray in the chassis.

Step 4 Click the fan tray.

Tabs appear in the Details pane. General details appear in the Details tab.


Displaying the Fan Tray Events

Cisco DCNM displays the event information for the fan tray that you choose in the Summary pane. The events information includes source, time, severity, message, and status information for the event. You can display details for each event.

DETAILED STEPS

To display the events for a fan tray, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Inventory.

Summary chassis information for each managed device appears in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, click the device.

Step 3 Expand the device.

The device listing expands to include a summary listing of each module, power supply, and fan tray in the chassis.

Step 4 Click the fan tray.

Step 5 From the Details pane, click the Events tab.

An events listing appears in the Details pane.

Step 6 (Optional) To see details for an event, click on the event and click the up arrow button at the bottom of the pane.


Feature History for Inventory

Table 11-1 lists the release history for this feature.

Table 11-1 Feature History for Inventory 

Feature Name
Releases
Feature Information

Inventory

4.2(3)

Support was added for Nexus 4000 Series switches.

Inventory

4.2(1)

Support was added for Nexus 5000 Series switches and Nexus 2000 Series fabric extenders.

Inventory

4.1(2)

No change from Release 4.0