Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Guide, Release 6.x
New and Changed Information
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New and Changed Information

New and Changed Information

The information in the new Cisco Fabric Manager Fundamentals Configuration Guide previously existed in Part 1:Getting Started, Part 8: Network and Switch Monitoring, and various Appendices of the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide.

Table 1 lists the New and Changed features for this guide.

Table 1 New and Changed Features for Cisco DCNM Release 6.x

Feature
New or Changed Topics
Changed in Release
Where Documented

Templates Configuration

Configuring vPC, FCoE and FIP templates

6.1(2)

Chapter 2, “”

Common LAN Discovery

Discover various Cisco devices from a sngle interface.

6.1(2)

Chapter 2, “”

Host Dashboard

Information about SAN and virtual hosts.

6.1(2)

Chapter 2, “”

Summary Dashboard

Details about Datacenter switches, selected SAN and LAN switches, or a group of LAN and SAN switches.

6.1(2)

Chapter 2, “”

Configuration Archive Web Client Page

Monitor MDS switch events, performance and memory from a remote location

6.1(1a)

Chapter 2, “”

Report Web Client Page

Generate the Web client page report

6.1(1a)

Chapter 2, “”

Enhanced Search Capabilty

Searching a LAN or SAN device by its name, IP address, world wide name (WWN), alias, or serial number.

6.1(1a)

Chapter 2, “”

Events and Syslogs

Viewing all events and syslogs on the Events window.

6.1(1a)

Chapter 2, “”

Groups

Configuring switch groups

6.1(1a)

Chapter 2, “”

Host Tracking and Host Screens

Tracking end hosts and screens

6.1(1a)

Chapter 2, “”

Improved Cisco Prime Look and Feel

Improved look and feel of Cisco DCNM Web Client

6.1(1a)

Chapter 2, “”

Performace Manager Collection

Viewing Performance Manager collections

6.1(1a)

Chapter 2, “”

Port Mapper

Viewing the port mapper

6.1(1a)

Chapter 2, “”

Remote AAA LDAP Configuration

Configuring LDAP for a remote AAA server

6.1(1a)

Chapter 2, “”

vPC Inconsistency

Resolving vPC inconsistency

6.1(1a)

Chapter 2, “”

vPC Utilization and Traffic Distribution

Viewing the relationship among vPCs

6.1(1a)

Chapter 2, “”

Device Discovery

Supports F2 module

5.2(2a)

Chapter 15, “Administering Device Discovery”

Summary Dashboard

Viewing Dashboard Summary Information

5.2(1a)

Chapter 2, “”

Hosts Dashboard

Viewing Hosts and Virtual Hosts Information

5.2(1a)

Chapter 2, “”

Integrating FM and DCNM

Integrating Fabric Manager and Data Center Network

5.0(1)

Chapter 5, “Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Client”

Search Engine

Fabric manager Webclient Search Engine

5.0(1)

Chapter 2, “”

Switch Configuration Management

Configuration Backups using Fabric Manager Webclient

5.0(1)

Chapter 2, “”

SAN Health Analyzer Tool

Analyzing SAN Health

5.0(1)

Chapter 8, “Monitoring Performance”

Software Upgrade Wizard Enhancement

Using the Software Install Wizard

5.0(1)

Chapter 9, “Software Images”

Web Client Report Enhancement

Reports

5.0(1)

Chapter 2, “”

Scoped Discovery

VSAN Scoped Discovery

5.0(1)

Chapter 5, “Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Client”

Federated Server

Server Federation

4.2(1)

Chapter 3, “Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Server”

Cisco Discovery Protocol - FM - DM Enhancements

Launching Fabric Manager Client

4.2(1)

Chapter 5, “Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Client”

FM Web Client: Report Enhancements

Viewing Custom Reports by Template.

Generating Custom Reports by Template.

4.2(1)

Chapter 2, “”

Fabric Manager Launch Pad

Launching Fabric Manager Client Using Launch Pad.

4.2(1)

Chapter 5, “Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Client”

Populate Device Alias to Device Description

Using Alias Names as Descriptions.

4.2(1)

Chapter 5, “Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Client”

FM Historical and Real Time Charts

Viewing Statics Using Fabric Manager

4.2(1)

Chapter 8, “Monitoring Performance”