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Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices
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Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Table Of Contents

Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Information About DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Licensing Requirements for Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Prerequisites for Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Guidelines and Limitations for Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Configuring DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Adding Devices to the Licensed Devices List

Removing Devices from the Licensed Devices List

Viewing DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Field Descriptions for DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices Content Pane

Additional References

Related Documents

Standards

Feature History for DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices


Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices


This chapter describes how to use the Cisco Data Center Network Manager for LAN (DCNM-LAN) Licensed Devices feature.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Information About DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Licensing Requirements for Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Prerequisites for Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Guidelines and Limitations for Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Configuring DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Viewing DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Field Descriptions for DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Additional References

Feature History for DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Information About DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

The DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices feature allows you to control which physical devices you can manage with licensed DCNM-LAN features. The feature maintains a list of licensed devices. If a device is on this list, you can manage licensed DCNM-LAN features on the device.

You can add as many devices to licenses as your licenses support. For example, if you install two LAN Enterprise licenses that each support five devices, you can add a total of ten devices to the list of licensed devices.

You can also remove devices from the list of licensed devices and replace them with other devices.

When you try to use a DCNM-LAN licensed feature to configure a device that you have not added to the list of licensed devices, the DCNM-LAN client does not allow you to use the feature to configure the unlicensed device.

Licensing Requirements for Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

The following table shows the licensing requirements for this feature:

Product
License Requirement

Cisco DCNM-LAN

DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices requires an Enterprise LAN license. For information about obtaining and installing a Cisco DCNM LAN Enterprise license, see the Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 5.x.


Prerequisites for Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices has the following prerequisites:

You must install one or more LAN Enterprise licenses. For more information, see the Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 5.x.

You must discover the devices that you want to add to the list of DCNM-LAN-licensed devices. For more information, see the "Discovering Devices" section.

Guidelines and Limitations for Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices has the following configuration guidelines and limitations:

You can add only managed devices to the list of licensed devices.

You can add to the list of licensed devices only as many devices as permitted by all of the LAN Enterprise licenses that you have installed.

When you remove a device from the list of licensed devices, the device is removed from DCNM-LAN. If the physical device supports virtual device contexts (VDCs), all the VDCs on the device are removed from DCNM-LAN. To continue managing the device, you must discover the device. For more information, see the "Discovering Devices" section.

Configuring DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

This section includes the following topics:

Adding Devices to the Licensed Devices List

Removing Devices from the Licensed Devices List

Adding Devices to the Licensed Devices List

You can add managed devices to the list of DCNM-LAN-licensed devices.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

You must have installed at least one Cisco DCNM Enterprise LAN license. For more information, see the Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 5.x.

If you have already added as many devices as the maximum number of devices allowed by your licenses, you must remove one or more devices from the list of licensed devices before you can add other devices to the list. For more information, see the "Removing Devices from the Licensed Devices List" section.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose DCNM Server Administration > DCNM Licensed Devices.

The Contents pane displays the list of licensed devices.

Step 2 From the menu bar, choose Actions > New.

The DCNM-LAN client adds a row to the list and the Available Devices dialog box lists available and selected physical devices.

Step 3 From the Available Devices list, choose the physical devices that you want to add to the license and then click Add.

Step 4 Click OK.

The Contents pane displays a list of licensed devices, including the devices that you added.

Step 5 From the menu bar, choose File > Deploy to apply your changes to the DCNM-LAN server.

You can begin using licensed DCNM-LAN features when you manage the device.


Removing Devices from the Licensed Devices List

You can remove one or more physical devices from the list of DCNM-LAN licensed devices when you no longer need to use licensed DCNM-LAN features to manage the devices.


Note When you remove a physical device from the list of licensed devices, the device and all of its VDCs are removed from DCNM-LAN. To continue managing the device, you must discover the device. For more information, see the "Discovering Devices" section.


DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose DCNM Server Administration > DCNM Licensed Devices.

The Contents pane displays the list of licensed devices.

Step 2 For each device that you want to remove from the list of licensed devices, follow these steps:

a. Choose the device that you want to remove from the list of licensed devices.

b. From the menu bar, choose Actions > Delete.

The DCNM-LAN client displays a confirmation dialog box.

c. Click Yes.

The DCNM-LAN client removes the device from the list of licensed devices.


Note Devices that you remove from the list of licensed devices are no longer managed by DCNM-LAN.


Step 3 (Optional) To continue managing devices that you removed from the list of licensed devices, discover the devices. For more information, see the "Discovering Devices" section.


Viewing DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

To view the list of DCNM-LAN licensed devices, from the Feature Selector pane, choose DCNM Server Administration > DCNM Licensed Devices.

The list of DCNM-LAN licensed devices appears in the Contents pane. For information about the fields that appear, see the "Field Descriptions for DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices" section.

Field Descriptions for DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

This section includes the following field descriptions for DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices:

DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices Content Pane

DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices Content Pane

Table 18-1 DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices Content Pane 

Field
Description

Total License Count

Display only. Sum of devices licensed by all Cisco DCNM Enterprise LAN licenses installed. For example, if you installed two licenses that each support 5 devices, this field would display 10.

Total N7K Permanent License Count

Display only. Sum of Nexus 7000 devices licensed (permanent license) by all Cisco DCNM Enterprise LAN licenses installed.

Total N7K Trial License Count

Display only. Sum of Nexus 7000 devices licensed (trial license) by all Cisco DCNM Enterprise LAN licenses installed.

Total N5K, N4K, N3K, N1K License Count

Display only. Sum of Nexus 5000, Nexus 4000, Nexus 3000, and Nexus 1000 devices licensed by all Cisco DCNM Enterprise LAN licenses installed.

Total Remaining License Count

Display only. Sum of remaining licenses

Total Remaining N7K License Count

Display only. Sum of remaining Nexus 7000 device licenses.

Total Remaining N5K, N4K, N3K, N1K License Count

Display only. Sum of remaining Nexus 5000, Nexus 4000, Nexus 3000, and Nexus 1000 device licenses.

Switch Name

Display only. Name of a licensed physical device. You can use licensed DCNM-LAN features on the device.

Virtual Devices

Display only. Each virtual device context (VDC) that is configured on the physical device. If the physical device does not support VDCs, this field is empty.


Additional References

For additional information related to administering DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices, see the following sections:

Related Documents

Standards

Related Documents

Related Topic
Document Title

Installing a Cisco DCNM Enterprise LAN license

Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 5.x


Standards

Standards
Title

No new or modified standards are supported by this feature, and support for existing standards has not been modified by this feature.


Feature History for DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Table 18-2 lists the release history for this feature.

Table 18-2 Feature History for DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

Feature Name
Releases
Feature Information

DCNM-LAN Licensed Devices

5.0(2)

No change from Release 4.2.