Virtual Device Context Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, 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

Cisco DCNM Release Notes

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

This chapter provides release-specific information for each new and changed feature in the Virtual Device Context Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 5.x. The latest version of this document is available at the following Cisco website:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9369/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

To check for additional information about Cisco DCNM Release 5.x, see the Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 5.x, available at the following Cisco website:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9369/prod_release_notes_list.html

summarizes the new and changed features for the Virtual Device Context Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, 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

Support for F2 module-type

Added F2 module-type support for creating a VDC wizard.

5.2(2a)

Chapter 3 "Creating VDCs with the VDC Setup Wizard" and Chapter 4 "Managing VDCs"

FCoE VDC enhancements

Added FCoE support for creating a VDC wizard.

5.2(1)

Chapter 4 "Managing VDCs"

Suspending and Resuming VDCs

Added support for suspending and resuming an active nondefault VDC.

5.2(1)

Chapter 3 "Creating VDCs with the VDC Setup Wizard"

Support for N7K-F132XP-15 module

Added support for the N7K-F132XP-15 module.

5.1(1)

Chapter 1 "Overview", Chapter 3 "Creating VDCs with the VDC Setup Wizard", and Chapter 4 "Managing VDCs"

Managing VDCs

Added the ability to save the VDC configuration of the physical device to the startup configuration or to a bootflash file.

5.1(1)

Chapter 4 "Managing VDCs"