Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 5.x
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Cisco DCNM Documentation

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Documentation

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of the Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 5.x. It also provides information on how to obtain related documentation.

This preface includes the following topics:

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Audience

This publication is for experienced network administrators who plan to install Cisco Data Center Network Manager for SAN (DCNM-SAN) and/or Cisco Data Center Network Manager for LAN (DCNM-LAN) to configure, monitor, and maintain Cisco Nexus, Cisco MDS, and Cisco Unified Computing System products.

Document Organization

This document is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter
Description

Part 1
Cisco Data Center Network Manager for SAN

Proviudes installation information for DCNM-SAN.

Chapter 1 "Preparing for Installing Cisco DCNM-SAN Client"

Describes how to prepare for a Cisco DCNM-SAN installation.

Chapter 3 "Installing Cisco DCNM-SAN Management Software"

Describes how to install the Cisco DCNM-SAN management software.

Chapter 4 "Maintaining Cisco DCNM-SAN"

Describes how to maintain a Cisco DCNM-SAN installation.

Chapter 5 "Uninstalling Cisco MDS NX-OS and DCNM-SAN"

Describes how to uninstall the Cisco DCNM-SAN server software.

Part 2
Cisco Data Center Network Manager for LAN

Provides installation information for DCNM-LAN.

Chapter 7 "Deploying Cisco DCNM-LAN"

Provides an overview of how to begin using Cisco DCNM-LAN.

Chapter 8 "Preparing a Database for DCNM-LAN"

Describes how to prepare a database for a successful Cisco DCNM-LAN installation.

Chapter 9 "Installing Cisco DCNM-LAN Servers"

Describes how to install the Cisco DCNM-LAN server software.

Chapter 10 "Licensing a Cisco DCNM-LAN Deployment"

Describes Cisco DCNM-LAN licensing, how to acquire licenses, and how to install licenses.

Chapter 11 "Upgrading Cisco DCNM-LAN Servers"

Describes how to upgrade the Cisco DCNM-LAN server software.

Chapter 12 "Configuring Cisco DCNM-LAN Servers"

Describes how to configure Cisco DCNM-LAN servers.

Chapter 13 "Uninstalling Cisco DCNM-LAN Servers"

Describes how to uninstall the Cisco DCNM-LAN server software.

Chapter 15 "Troubleshooting the Cisco DCNM-LAN Server Installation"

Describes how to identify and resolve common issues with the installation of Cisco DCNM-LAN servers.


Document Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

In this document, the following shortened names are used:

Cisco Data Center Network Manager for SAN is also referred to as DCNM-SAN.

Cisco Data Center Network Manager for LAN is also referred to as DCNM-LAN.

Related Documentation

This section contains information about the documentation available for Cisco DCNM and for the platforms that Cisco DCNM manages.

This section includes the following topics:

Cisco DCNM Documentation

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Documentation

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco DCNM Documentation

The Cisco DCNM documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9369/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

The documentation set for Cisco DCNM includes the following documents:

Release Notes

Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 5.x

Installation and Licensing

Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Guide

Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM for LAN Configuration Guides

FabricPath Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM Interfaces Configuration Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM Security Configuration Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM System Management Configuration Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM Unicast Routing Configuration Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM Virtual Device Context Configuration Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM Getting Started with Virtual Device Contexts, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM Web Services API Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM for SAN Configuration Guides

System Management Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

Interfaces Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

Fabric Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

Quality of Service Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

Security Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

IP Services Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

Intelligent Storage Services Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

SMI-S and Web Services Programming Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

SME Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9902/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10110/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 3000 Series switch documentation is available at the followingURL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11541/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10596/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9670/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9902/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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