Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing 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, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 5.x

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

The following describes the release-specific information for each new and changed feature in the Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 5.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 for LAN (DCNM-LAN) or Cisco Data Center Network Manager for SAN (DCNM-SAN), see the Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 5.x.

summarizes the new and changed features for the Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 5.x, and tells you where they are documented.

Table 1 New and Changed Features for Release 5.x 

Feature
Description
Changed in Release
Where Documented

DCN M License on a Cisco Nexus 1010 Switch

Support to install a Cisco DCNM license on a Virtual Service Blade (VSB)

5.2(2a)

Chapter 14 "Installing and Administering Cisco DCNM VSB"

Windows 2008 Support

DCNM-SAN Supported Software

5.0(1)

Chapter 3 "Installing Cisco DCNM-SAN Management Software"

Server installation

Support was added for setting up a DCNM-LAN clustered-server environment.

Support was added for secondary server DCNM-LAN installation.

5.0(2)

Chapter 7 "Deploying Cisco DCNM-LAN"

Chapter 9 "Installing Cisco DCNM-LAN Servers"

Chapter 10 "Licensing a Cisco DCNM-LAN Deployment"

Chapter 11 "Upgrading Cisco DCNM-LAN Servers"

Secure client communications

Support was added for DCNM-LAN TLS encryption of client-server communications.

5.0(2)

Chapter 12 "Configuring Cisco DCNM-LAN Servers"

Install Manager

Support was added for DCNM-LAN Install Manager tool.

5.1

Chapter 9 "Installing Cisco DCNM-LAN Servers"

Chapter 10 "Licensing a Cisco DCNM-LAN Deployment"

Chapter 11 "Upgrading Cisco DCNM-LAN Servers"

Chapter 13 "Uninstalling Cisco DCNM-LAN Servers"

Common Installer

Support was added to install DCNM-LAN and DCNM-SAN.

5.2(0)

Chapter 3 "Installing Cisco DCNM-SAN Management Software"

Chapter 9 "Installing Cisco DCNM-LAN Servers"