Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Guide, Release 6.x
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Table of Contents

Preface

Audience

Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Cisco DCNM Documentation

Cisco DCNM

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

Additional Related Documentation for Cisco MDS 9000

Release Notes

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

Compatibility Information

Hardware Installation

Software Installation and Upgrade

Cisco NX-OS

Command-Line Interface

Intelligent Storage Networking Services Configuration Guides

Troubleshooting and Reference

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Preface

This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of the Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Configuration Guide . It also provides information on how to obtain related documentation.

Audience

This guide is for experienced network administrators who are responsible for configuring and maintaining the Cisco MDS 9000 Family of multilayer directors and fabric switches.

Organization

This guide is organized as follows:

Chapter
Title
Description

Part 1

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Provides information about Cisco DCNM.

Chapter 1

Introduction to Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Provides a brief overview of Cisco DCNM Fundamentals.

Chapter 1

Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Overview

Provides a brief overview of Cisco DCNM-SAN.

Chapter 2

Provides in-depth descriptions of GUI and capabilities of Cisco DCNM Web Client.

Part 1

Cisco DCNM for SAN

Provides information about Cisco DCNM for SAN.

Chapter 3

Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Server

Provides in-depth descriptions of GUI and capabilities of Cisco DCNM-SAN Server.

Chapter 4

Configuring Authentication in Cisco DCNM-SAN

Describes the authentication schemes between Cisco DCNM-SAN components and fabric switches.

Chapter 5

Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Client

Provides in-depth descriptions of GUI and capabilities of Cisco DCNM-SAN.

Chapter 6

Device Manager

Provides in-depth descriptions of GUI and capabilities of Device Manager.

Chapter 7

Configuring Performance Manager

Provides overview of the Performance Manager architecture.

Chapter 7

Monitoring the Network

Provides details on monitoring the network.

Chapter 8

Monitoring Performance

Provides details on using Performance Manager.

Chapter 9

Software Images

Provides details on installing and upgrading software on switches.

Chapter 10

Management Software FAQ

Provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Cisco Fabric Manager and Device Manager.

Part 3

Cisco DCNM for LAN

Provides information about Cisco DCNM for LAN.

Chapter 11

Overview of DCNM-LAN

Provides an overview of what you need to do to start using Cisco Data Center Network Manager for LAN (DCNM-LAN).

Chapter 12

Installing and Launching the Cisco DCNM-LAN Client

Describes how to install and set up the Cisco DCNM-LAN client.

Chapter 13

Using the Cisco DCNM-LAN Client

Introduces the Cisco DCNM-LAN client and explains how to use it.

Chapter 14

Administering DCNM-LAN Authentication Settings

Describes how to administer the Cisco DCNM-LAN server user accounts.

Chapter 15

Administering Device Discovery

Describes how to use the Device Discovery feature.

Chapter 16

Administering Devices and Credentials

Describes how to use the Devices and Credentials feature.

Chapter 17

Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Describes how to use the DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices feature.

Chapter 18

Working with Topology

Describes how to use the Topology feature.

Chapter 19

Configuring Network Servers

Describes how to use the Network Servers feature.

Chapter 20

Configuring Device Groups

Describes how to use the Device Groups feature.

Chapter 21

Working with Cluster Administration

Describes how to use the Cluster Administration feature.

Chapter 22

Administering Auto-Synchronization with Devices

Describes how to use the Auto-Synchronization with Devices feature.

Chapter 23

Working With Threshold Rules

Describes how to configure threshold rules.

Chapter 24

Administering Statistical Data Collection

Describes how to control statistical data collection.

Chapter 25

Working with Network Analysis

Describes how to track and monitor the latency between two specified switches.

Chapter 26

Administering DCNM-LAN Server Log Settings

Describes how to control Cisco DCNM-LAN server logs.

Chapter 27

Starting and Stopping Cisco DCNM-LAN Servers

Describes how to start and stop the Cisco DCNM-LAN server.

Chapter 28

Maintaining the Cisco DCNM-LAN Database

Describes how to maintain the Cisco DCNM-LAN database.

Chapter 29

Troubleshooting DCNM-LAN

Explains how to resolve problems that you might encounter with Cisco DCNM-LAN.

Part 1

Appendices

Setting the Seed Switch in Cisco SAN-OS Releases 3.1(1) to 3.2(1)

Launching Fabric Manager in Cisco SAN-OS Releases Prior to 3.2(1)

Provides instructions for launching Fabric Manager Client in Cisco SAN-OS releases prior to 3.2(1).

Cisco DCNM Unsupported Feature List

Provides a list of features and functions not supported by Cisco Fabric Manager or Device Manager.

Interface Nonoperational Reason Codes

Provides the nonoperational reason codes for why an interface is up and the operational state is down.

Managing Cisco FabricWare

Provides information on the Cisco FabricWare software running on the MDS 9020 Switch which offers Fibre Channel switching services that realize maximum performance.

Document Conventions

Command descriptions use these conventions:

boldface font

Commands and keywords are in boldface.

italic font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italics.

[ ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

[ x | y | z ]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.

Screen examples use these conventions:

screen font

Terminal sessions and information the switch displays are in screen font.

boldface screen font

Information you must enter is in boldface screen font.

italic screen font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic screen font.

< >

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords, are in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.

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

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

Cisco DCNM

The following 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 Fundamentals Guide, Release 6.x
  • Cisco DCNM Installation Guide, Release 6.x

Cisco DCNM for LAN Configuration Guides

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtual Device Context Quick Start, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 5.x

Web Services API Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, 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

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

Additional Related Documentation for Cisco MDS 9000

The documentation set for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family includes the following documents. To find a document online, use the Cisco MDS NX-OS Documentation Locator at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/storage/san_switches/mds9000/roadmaps/doclocater.htm

Release Notes

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS NX-OS Releases
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for MDS SAN-OS Releases
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS 9000 EPLD Images

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

  • Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family

Compatibility Information

  • Cisco Data Center Interoperability Support Matrix
  • Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Hardware and Software Compatibility Information and Feature Lists
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Switch-to-Switch Interoperability Configuration Guide

Hardware Installation

  • Cisco MDS 9500 Series Hardware Installation Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9200 Series Hardware Installation Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9100 Series Hardware Installation Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9124 and Cisco MDS 9134 Multilayer Fabric Switch Quick Start Guide

Software Installation and Upgrade

  • Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide

Cisco NX-OS

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Licensing Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fabric Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Quality of Service Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS IP Services Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Intelligent Storage Services Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Cookbook for Cisco MDS SAN-OS

Command-Line Interface

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference

Intelligent Storage Networking Services Configuration Guides

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family I/O Acceleration Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family SANTap Deployment Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Data Mobility Manager Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Media Encryption Configuration Guide

Troubleshooting and Reference

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family and Nexus 7000 Series System Messages Reference
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family SAN-OS Troubleshooting Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS MIB Quick Reference
  • Cisco DCNM for SAN Database Schema Reference

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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