FabricPath Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x
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This chapter provides release-specific information for each new and changed feature in the FabricPath Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x. The latest version of this document is available at the following Cisco website:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/sw/6_x/dcnm/fabricpath/configuration/guide/fp_dcnm_Book.html

As of Cisco DCNM Release 5.2, Cisco Fabric Manager and Cisco Data Center Network Manager are merged into one unified product called Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) that can manage both LANand SAN environments. As a part of this product merger, the name Cisco DCNM for SAN replaces the nameCisco 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 look and feel of Cisco DCNM:

Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 6.x

Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 6.x

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

To check for additional information about Cisco DCNM see the Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 6.x available at the following Cisco website:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9402/prod_release_notes_list.html

summarizes the new and changed features for the FabricPath Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x.

Table 1 New and Changed Features 

Feature
Description
Changed in Release

There are no changes since Release 5.1(3).

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Configuring FabricPath Tunings

Allows you to optionally configure some of the FabricPath timers.

5.1(3)

New default MAC learning address method for mixed chassis

Created new default method for learning MAC addresses in a chassis containing an F Series and an M Series module.

5.2(1)