Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 4.2
Administering DCNM Licensed Devices
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Administering DCNM Licensed Devices

Table Of Contents

Administering DCNM Licensed Devices

Information About DCNM Licensed Devices

Licensing Requirements for Administering DCNM Licensed Devices

Prerequisites for Administering DCNM Licensed Devices

Guidelines and Limitations for Administering DCNM Licensed Devices

Configuring DCNM Licensed Devices

Adding Devices to the Licensed Devices List

Removing Devices from the Licensed Devices List

Viewing DCNM Licensed Devices

Field Descriptions for DCNM Licensed Devices

DCNM Licensed Devices Content Pane

Additional References

Related Documents

Standards

Feature History for DCNM Licensed Devices


Administering DCNM Licensed Devices


This chapter describes how to use the DCNM Licensed Devices feature.

This chapter includes the following topics:

Information About DCNM Licensed Devices

Licensing Requirements for Administering DCNM Licensed Devices

Prerequisites for Administering DCNM Licensed Devices

Guidelines and Limitations for Administering DCNM Licensed Devices

Configuring DCNM Licensed Devices

Viewing DCNM Licensed Devices

Field Descriptions for DCNM Licensed Devices

Additional References

Feature History for DCNM Licensed Devices

Information About DCNM Licensed Devices

The DCNM Licensed Devices feature allows you to control which physical devices you can manage with licensed Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) features. The feature maintains a list of licensed devices. If a device is on this list, you can manage licensed Cisco DCNM features on the device.

You can add as many devices to licenses as your licenses support. For example, if you install two LAN Enterprise licenses that each support 5 devices, you can add a total of 10 devices to the list of licensed devices.

You can also remove devices from the list of licensed devices and replace them with other devices.

When you try to use a Cisco DCNM licensed feature to configure a device that you have not added to the list of licensed devices, the Cisco DCNM client does not allow you to use the feature to configure the unlicensed device.

Licensing Requirements for Administering DCNM Licensed Devices

The following table shows the licensing requirements for this feature:

Product
License Requirement

Cisco DCNM

DCNM Licensed Devices requires an Enterprise LAN license. For information about obtaining and installing a Cisco DCNM LAN Enterprise license, see the "Installing Licenses" section on page 2-11.


Prerequisites for Administering DCNM Licensed Devices

Administering DCNM Licensed Devices has the following prerequisites:

You must install one or more LAN Enterprise licenses. For more information, see the "Installing Licenses" section on page 2-11.

You must discover the devices that you want to add to the list of Cisco DCNM-licensed devices. For more information, see the "Discovering Devices" section on page 6-4.

Guidelines and Limitations for Administering DCNM Licensed Devices

Administering DCNM Licensed Devices has the following configuration guidelines and limitations:

You can add only managed devices to the list of licensed devices.

You can add to the list of licensed devices only as many devices as permitted by all of the LAN Enterprise licenses that you have installed.

When you remove a device from the list of licensed devices, the device is removed from Cisco DCNM. If the physical device supports VDCs, all the VDCs on the device are removed from Cisco DCNM. To continue managing the device, you must discover the device. For more information, see the "Discovering Devices" section on page 6-4.

Configuring DCNM Licensed Devices

Figure 8-1 shows the DCNM Licensed Devices content pane.

Figure 8-1 DCNM Licensed Devices Content Pane

This section includes the following topics:

Adding Devices to the Licensed Devices List

Removing Devices from the Licensed Devices List

Adding Devices to the Licensed Devices List

You can add managed devices to the list of Cisco DCNM-licensed devices.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

You must have installed at least one Cisco DCNM Enterprise LAN license. For more information, see the "Installing Licenses" section on page 2-11.

If you have already added as many devices as the maximum number of devices allowed by your licenses, you must remove one or more devices from the list of licensed devices before you can add other devices to the list. For more information, see the "Removing Devices from the Licensed Devices List" section.

DETAILED STEPS

To add a device to the list of licensed devices, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose DCNM Server Administration > DCNM Licensed Devices.

The Contents pane displays the list of licensed devices.

Step 2 From the menu bar, choose Actions > New.

The Cisco DCNM client adds a row to the list and the Available Devices dialog box lists available and selected physical devices.

Step 3 From the Available Devices list, choose the physical devices that you want to add to the license and then click Add.

Step 4 Click OK.

The Contents pane displays a list of licensed devices, including the devices that you added.

Step 5 From the menu bar, choose File > Deploy to apply your changes to the Cisco DCNM server.

You can begin using licensed Cisco DCNM features when you manage the device.


Removing Devices from the Licensed Devices List

You can remove one or more physical devices from the list of Cisco DCNM-licensed devices when you no longer need to use licensed Cisco DCNM features to manage the devices.


Note When you remove a physical device from the list of licensed devices, the device and all of its VDCs are removed from Cisco DCNM. To continue managing the device, you must discover the device. For more information, see the "Discovering Devices" section on page 6-4.


DETAILED STEPS

To remove devices from the list of licensed devices, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose DCNM Server Administration > DCNM Licensed Devices.

The Contents pane displays the list of licensed devices.

Step 2 For each device that you want to remove from the list of licensed devices, follow these steps:

a. Choose the device that you want to remove from the list of licensed devices.

b. From the menu bar, choose Actions > Delete.

The Cisco DCNM client displays a confirmation dialog box.

c. Click Yes.

The Cisco DCNM client removes the device from the list of licensed devices.


Note Devices that you remove from the list of licensed devices are no longer managed by Cisco DCNM.


Step 3 (Optional) To continue managing devices that you removed from the list of licensed devices, discover the devices. For more information, see the "Discovering Devices" section on page 6-4.


Viewing DCNM Licensed Devices

To view the list of Cisco DCNM-licensed devices, from the Feature Selector pane, choose DCNM Server Administration > DCNM Licensed Devices.

The list of Cisco DCNM-licensed devices appears in the Contents pane. For information about the fields that appear, see the "Field Descriptions for DCNM Licensed Devices" section.

Field Descriptions for DCNM Licensed Devices

This section includes the following field descriptions for DCNM Licensed Devices:

DCNM Licensed Devices Content Pane

DCNM Licensed Devices Content Pane

Table 8-1 DCNM Licensed Devices Content Pane 

Field
Description

Number of Devices Licensed

Display only. Sum of devices licensed by all Cisco DCNM Enterprise LAN licenses installed. For example, if you installed two licenses that each support 5 devices, this field would display 10.

Switch Name

Display only. Name of a licensed physical device. You can use licensed Cisco DCNM features on the device.

Virtual Devices

Display only. Each virtual device context (VDC) that is configured on the physical device. If the physical device does not support VDCs, this field is empty.


Additional References

For additional information related to administering DCNM Licensed Devices, see the following sections:

Related Documents

Standards

Related Documents

Related Topic
Document Title

Installing a Cisco DCNM Enterprise LAN license

Installing Licenses, page 2-11


Standards

Standards
Title

No new or modified standards are supported by this feature, and support for existing standards has not been modified by this feature.


Feature History for DCNM Licensed Devices

Table 8-2 lists the release history for this feature.

Table 8-2 Feature History for DCNM Licensed Devices

Feature Name
Releases
Feature Information

DCNM Licensed Devices

4.2(1)

No change from Release 4.1

DCNM Licensed Devices

4.1(2)

No change from Release 4.0