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Cisco DCNM Web Client

Table Of Contents

Cisco DCNM Web Client

Information About Cisco DCNM Web Client

Summary dashboard

Host dashboard

Switch Dashboard

Summary and drill-down reports

Zero maintenance database for statistics storage

Navigating DCNM Web Client

Launching Cisco DCNM Web Client

Downloading Cisco DCNM-SAN Client

Adding a Security Exception

Cisco DCNM Web Client GUI

Viewing Dashboard Summary Information

Viewing Health Summary Information

Viewing Performance Summary Information

Viewing Inventory Summary Information

Viewing Switch Information

Cisco DCNM Web Search Engine

Using the Cisco DCNM Search Engine

Discovering Switches

Discovering a Cisco Device

Rediscovering a DeviceRediscovering a Device

Managing LAN Devices

Removing LAN Devices

Modifying LAN Devices

Moving LAN Devices

Licensing Advanced Features

Cisco DCNM-LAN Features

Cisco DCNM-SAN Features

Cisco DCNM Server-Based Licenses

Installing Cisco DCNM Licenses

Viewing Licenses Using the Cisco DCNM Wizard

Managing Licenses

Adding Cisco DCNM Licenses

Assigning Licenses

Unassigning Licenses to a Switch

Viewing Health Information

Viewing Accounting Information

Viewing Events Information

Viewing Performance Information

Viewing Switch CPU Information

Viewing Switch Memory Information

Viewing Switch Traffic and Errors Information

Viewing ISL Traffic and Errors Information

Viewing Performance Information on All the Ports

Viewing Performance Information on Host Ports

Viewing Performance Information on Storage Ports

Viewing Performance Information on Host Enclosures

Viewing Performance Information on Storage Enclosures

Viewing Performance Information on Port Groups

Viewing Performance Information for NPV Links

Viewing Performance Information for Flows

Viewing Performance Information for Ethernet Ports

Viewing Other Statistics

Viewing Performance Information for Virtual Port Channels

Viewing Inventory Information

Viewing Inventory Information for VSANs

Viewing Inventory Information for Switches

Viewing License Information

Viewing Inventory Information for Modules

Viewing Inventory Information for All Ports on End Devices

Viewing Inventory Information for Host Ports on End Devices

Viewing Inventory Information for Storage Ports on End Devices

Viewing Detailed Information for ISLs

Viewing Inventory Information for NPV Links

Viewing Inventory Information for Regular Zones

Viewing Inventory Information for IVR Zones

Port Mapping

Configuring Backups Using Cisco DCNM Web Client

Viewing a Configuration

Editing a Configuration

Deleting a Configuration

Copying a Configuration

Comparing Configurations

Configuring Templates

Creating Backups

Viewing Scheduled Jobs

Viewing and Creating Custom Reports

Creating a Custom Report Template

Viewing a Report Based on a Specific Template

Viewing a Reports by a Specific User

Deleting a Report Template

Generating a Report Based on a Template

Modifying a Custom Report Template

Deleting a Report

Viewing Scheduled Jobs Based on a Report Template

Administering Cisco DCNM Web Client

Adding, Editing, and Removing Managed Fabrics

Creating a SNMP User

Adding, Editing, and Removing VMware Servers

Managing a VMware Server

Removing a VMware Server

Modifying a VMware Server

Rediscovering a VMware Server

Starting, Restarting, and Stopping Services

Viewing Server Federation

Viewing a vPC

Resolving vPC Inconsistencies

Automatically Resolving vPC Inconsistencies

Searching for a Device

Viewing Log Information

Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Server Properties

Configuring SFTP Credentials

Viewing Events

Viewing Accounting Events

Viewing Events

Viewing Traps and Syslog Registration Information

Configuring Forwarding of Notifications for Events

Adding Notification Forwarding

Removing Notification Forwarding

Configuring EMC CallHome

Configuring AAA Properties

Adding and Removing Users

Removing a User

Configuring LDAP for Remote AAA Server

LDAP Configuration for a Remote AAA Server

Viewing and Disconnecting Clients

Creating, Editing, and Removing Performance Collections

Viewing the Performance Manager Collection

Configuring the RRD Database

Importing the RRD Statistics Index

Configuring Collection Thresholds

Configuring Other Statistics

Cisco DCNM Web Client Admin Group Scope

Adding Switch Groups

Adding a Member to a Group

Moving a Member

Renaming a Group

Deleting a Group or a Member of a Group

Viewing Hosts and Virtual Hosts Information

Viewing Host Enclosures

Viewing Hosts

Viewing the Host Summary

Viewing Storage

Using Cisco DCNM Web Client with SSL

Creating a Local Certificate

Creating a Certificate Request

Modifying Cisco DCNM Web Client to Use SSL

Viewing Hosts Information


Cisco DCNM Web Client


This chapter describes various Cisco MDS and Nexus family switch features such as performance and inventory that you can monitor from a remote location using a web browser. This chapter includes the following sections:Information About Cisco DCNM Web Client

Discovering Switches

Licensing Advanced Features, page 1-13

Viewing Health Information

Viewing Performance Information

Viewing Inventory Information

Configuring Backups Using Cisco DCNM Web Client

Administering Cisco DCNM Web Client

Information About Cisco DCNM Web Client

Using Cisco DCNM Web Client, you can monitor Cisco MDS and Nexus family switch events, performance, and inventory, and perform minor administrative tasks.

Cisco DCNM Web Client provides the following features:

Downloading Cisco DCNM-SAN Client.

Cisco DCNM Web Client GUI.

Discovering Switches.

Licensing Advanced Features.

Viewing Health Information.

Viewing Performance Information.

Viewing Inventory Information.

Configuring Backups Using Cisco DCNM Web Client.

Viewing and Creating Custom Reports.

Administering Cisco DCNM Web Client.

Using Cisco DCNM Web Client with SSL.

Summary dashboard

The summary dashboard provides a quick view of Inventory, Health, Daily Performance, Top Hosts, Top Storage, Federation and Topology in separate windows. It provides performance trading of switches with visibility into traffic fluctuations and helps to establish baseline traffic patterns. You can double-click the dashboard to expand a window for a detailed view of individual network components. The dashboard also summarizes the information needed to manage the virtual environment including performance charts, inventory information, events, and virtual machine, and VMware ESX utilization information. From the tooltips link, click the icon to view the 24-hour performance chart of the link.

Host dashboard

The host dashboard provides you with all the information related to the discovered SAN and LAN hosts. The host dashboard provides detailed information related to the network, such as I/O traffic, disk latency, CPU, memory statistics, topology, and events about each individual host and virtual machines that are configured on top of the virtual host. The host dashboard consists of four panels:

Host panel—List the hosts and their network attributes.

Chart panel—Provides the I/O statistics, CPU and memory information, and disk latency of individual hosts or virtual machines.

Topology panel—Provides end-to-end topology layout and path information between host enclosures and storage enclosures. The discovered virtual machines are displayed and when you select the virtual machine, the path to the SAN data source is displayed. You can toggle this view to list all data paths.

Event panel—Provides information about events of all of the switch ports that are configured with a specific host enclosure.

Switch Dashboard

The switch dashboard enables you to view the details of the switch including the system information, switch capacity, modules, interfaces, and licenses.

Summary and drill-down reports

The Performance Manager summary report provides a high-level view of your network performance. These reports list the average and peak throughput and provides links to additional performance graphs and tables with additional statistics. Both tabular and graphical reports are available for all interconnections monitored by Performance Manager. Performance Manager also analyzes daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly trends. You can also view the results for specific time intervals using the interactive zooming functionality. These reports are only available if you create a collection using Performance Manager and start the collector.

Zero maintenance database for statistics storage

No maintenance is required to maintain Performance Manager's round-robin database, because its size does not grow over time. At prescribed intervals, the oldest samples are averaged (rolled-up) and saved. By default, full two days of raw samples are saved for maximum resolution. The resolution gradually is reduced as groups of the oldest samples are rolled up together.

This section includes the following topics:

Navigating DCNM Web Client

Launching Cisco DCNM Web Client

Downloading Cisco DCNM-SAN Client

Cisco DCNM Web Client GUI

Viewing Dashboard Summary Information, page 1-5

Cisco DCNM Web Search Engine

Navigating DCNM Web Client

With most screens, DCNM Web Client has standardized certain navigation conventions.

Scope Menu

You can use the scope menu to filter network information as follows:

Choose SAN to view information for the contained fabrics.

You can organize your fabrics and LAN switches in the Admin > Groups page.

The features accessible from the tabs are limited to the areas that you choose in the filter tree.

Table Filtering and Navigation

You can filter the display of some tables to view subsets of the information. Either choose the filter menu or click Filter. An editable row at the top of the table appears. Enter values into the table cells and click Return to display matching rows.

Printing

Click Print to view the table in a printer-friendly format. You can then print the page from the browser.

Exporting to a File

An Export icon is in the lower right corner of some tables. Click this icon to export the data to Microsoft Excel.

Sorting Columns

On some table columns, you can click a column head to sort the information for that column.

Launching Cisco DCNM Web Client

Before you can use Cisco DCNM Web Client to monitor a switch, the service must be started on the server you are connecting through. The browser does not have to be on the same workstation where DCNM Web Client is installed.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSIf you are on the same workstation where you installed Cisco DCNM Web Client, open your browser and in the Location field, enter http://localhost:PORT. Enter your port number if you specified a different port during installation. You can omit the port number if you used port 80 by default.

If you are on a different workstation from where you installed Cisco DCNM Web Client, open your browser and in the Location field, enter http://yourServerAddress:PORT, where yourServerAddress is the address where you installed Cisco DCNM Web Client, and PORT is 80 by default. Enter your port number if you specified a different port during installation.


Tip On Microsoft windows, choose Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services to verify that Cisco DCNM Web Client has started. To start Cisco DCNM Web Client, use a browser to go to the location of the service.

You can also view this information by using the Admin > Status menu of Cisco DCNM Web Client.

On a UNIX workstation, enter the following command:

$ /usr/local/cisco_mds9000/bin/FMServer.sh status


You see the Cisco DCNM Web Client Login dialog box. The text field at the bottom shows the Message of the Day from the server that you logged into.

Step 2 Enter your username and password.

Step 3 Click Login.


Note If you have a new installation of Cisco DCNM-SAN, the default user ID and password is admin/password. We recommend that you change your password the first time that you use Cisco DCNM-SAN Server. If you do not have a new installation, you can use any existing passwords.


You see the Cisco DCNM Web Client window.



Note If you are using FireFox to access Cisco DCNM Web Client, you might receive a warning message indicating a problem with the security certificate of the website. To resolve this issue, you might need to add the security exception that is described in the next procedure.


Downloading Cisco DCNM-SAN Client

You must use Cisco DCNM Web Client to launch Cisco DCNM-SAN Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSLog on to Cisco DCNM Web Client.

Step 2 From the top right corner, choose Download.

Step 3 Click the link for Cisco DCNM-SAN client.

If you are launching Cisco DCNM-SAN Client for the first time, you see a message asking whether you want to create shortcuts for Cisco DCNM-SAN.

Step 4 Click Yes to create shortcuts for Cisco DCNM-SAN.


Note This message appears only the first time that you launch Cisco DCNM-SAN Client.


Adding a Security Exception


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSOn the warning page, click Or you can add an exception.

Step 2 Click Add Exception.

The Add Security Exception dialog box appears.

Step 3 Click Get Certificate.

Read the text that describes the problems with this site.

Step 4 Click Confirm Security Exception.

Cisco DCNM Web Client GUI

Beginning with Cisco NX-OS Release 6.x, Cisco DCNM Web Client has a few graphical user interface (GUI)-related changes. The new Cisco DCNM Web Client is user experience (UX) 1.7 compliant. See Figure 2-1.

Figure 2-1 Cisco DCNM Web Client

Viewing Dashboard Summary Information

The Summary Dashboard displays a set of context-dependent pods. You can view the details about data center switches, selected SAN switches, selected LAN switches, a group of SAN switches or LAN switches, or a group of LAN and SAN switches.


Note The content in each pod depends upon the selected scope.


This section includes the following topics:

Viewing Health Summary Information

Viewing Performance Summary Information

Viewing Inventory Summary Information

Viewing Switch Information, page 1-6

Viewing Health Summary Information


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Dashboard > Summary and then double-click the Health Summary view.

You see the Summary window. In the left side of the window, you see a summary table of problems and in the right side of the window, you see a summary table of events for the last 24 hours .

Step 2 Click the warnings next to Switches, ISLs, Hosts, or Storage (other than 0) to see an inventory of switches, ISLs, or end devices for that fabric.

Step 3 Choose the number of events next to the event severity levels (Emergency, Alert, Critical, Error, Warning, Notice, Info, or Debug) to see a summary of events and descriptions for that fabric.

Viewing Performance Summary Information

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

To view performance information, you must activate performance collector.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Dashboard > Summary and then click Daily Performance view.

You see the Summary information.

Viewing Inventory Summary Information


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Dashboard > Summary.

Step 2 Double-click the Inventory summary pane.

You see the Summary window.


Viewing Switch Information

Cisco DCNM Web Client enables you to view the details of the switch including the system information, switch capacity, modules, interfaces, and licenses.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Dashboard > Switches.

Step 2 An inventory of all the switches that are discovered by Cisco DCNM Web Client appear. Click on a switch in the Name column.

The switch dashboard displays the details of the selected switch. The system information area includes the logical name of the switch, the group where the switch belongs,model number of the switch, serial number of the switch, the switch version, the location of the switch, IP address, model, world wide name (WWN), uptime, DCNM license, status of the switch, indicators to determine whether the switch is sending traps and syslog information, current central processor unit (CPU) and memory utilization.

Step 3 (Optional) Click ssh to access the switch through Secure Shell (SSH).

Step 4 (Optional) Click Device Manager to access the switch through Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for that switch.

Step 5 (Optional) Click Accounting to go to the Accounting page for that switch.

Step 6 (Optional) Click Backup to go to the Configuration view page.

Step 7 (Optional) Click Events to go to the Fabric Events page.


Note This physical port capacity feature is available for Cisco DCNM licensed switches only.


The physical port capacity area includes the available ports in each tier, such as 40G, 10G, 8G, 4G, 2G, and 1G and also the predicted number of days remaining to reach the maximum (100%) utilization.

Step 8 Click a number under the Days left column to view the capacity trend.

Step 9 Choose the Modules tab to display all the modules that are discovered on the switch.

Step 10 Choose the Interfaces tab to display all the interfaces that are discovered for the switch. Click the icon next to the interface name to view the 24-hour performance data of the interface. When you click on a link in the ConnectedTo column, you see the other end of where the the interface is connected. For example, if the other end of the interface is a switch interface, then it launches the Interfaces tab of the switch that the interface is connected. If the interface is connected to a end device, then it lauches the host or storage dashboard.

Step 11 If it is connectedto another switch interface, then it launches the Switch dashboard->Interfaces tab of the switch that it is connected to. If connected to end device then it launches the Host or Storage dashboard filtered by the connected Enclosure.

Step 12 Choose the Licenses tab to display all the licenses installed on the switch.

Step 13 Choose the Features tab to display a list of all the features installed on the switch.


Note The features tab is displayed only on Cisco DCNM-SAN switches.


Cisco DCNM Web Search Engine

The search engine helps you to locate records that match a specific criteria. The search entity is divided into two categories: inventory and performance. In the inventory type, you can search by the switch (name of the switch, IP address of the switch, and WWN), Endport (alias, IP address of the switch and WWN) and VSANs (name of the VSAN, IP address of the principal switch, and WWN). In the performance type, you can search by the end device (Endport alias, Endport WWN), MAC address, serial number, Flow (name of the flow), and ISLs (name of the ISL, and WWN of the ISL). You can also use wildcard characters in the search.

Using the Cisco DCNM Search Engine


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSClick Search box on the top-right corner of the main window.

You see the search text box.

Step 2 In the text box, enter the name to search.

Step 3 Click the search icon on the right side of the text box to start searching, and choose the appropriate radio button.

A window appears with your results.

Step 4 Click the entity type to see the details.

You see the details of the selected entity in the right pane.

Discovering Switches

This feature enables you to discover the various Cisco devices (Cisco MDS Family switches, Cisco NX-OS devices, and Catalyst switches) from a single interface. When a discovery task succeeds, Cisco DCNM retrieves the running configuration and status information of the discovered Cisco NX-OS devices.

Use this procedure for the following purposes:

To discover the Cisco LAN and SAN devices.

To view the task details for the common LAN discovery.

To discover devices that are not currently managed by Cisco DCNM. For example, you should use this procedure when Cisco DCNM has not yet discovered any devices, such as after a new installation.

To discover devices that you have added to your network without rediscovering devices that Cisco DCNM already has discovered.

To rediscover the topology when Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) links have changed, without rediscovering devices that Cisco DCNM has already discovered.

To move the discovered LAN task to a different Cisco DCNM server in the federation.


Note You must successfully discover a Cisco NX-OS device before you can use Cisco DCNM to configure the device.


This section includes the following topics:

Discovering a Cisco Device

Rediscovering a DeviceRediscovering a Device

Managing LAN Devices

Removing LAN Devices

Modifying LAN Devices

Moving LAN Devices

Discovering a Cisco Device

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Ensure that you have configured the Cisco NX-OS device so that the Cisco DCNM server can connect to it and successfully discover it.

Create an SNMP user.

Determine the IPv4 address of the device that you want Cisco DCNM to connect to when it starts the discovery task. This is the seed device for the discovery.

Determine whether you want to discover devices that are CDP neighbors of the seed device. If so, determine the maximum number of hops from the seed device that the discovery process can make.


Note The discovery process can perform a complete discovery of neighbors only if the neighboring devices are configured with the same credentials as the seed device.



Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the Feature Selector pane, choose Admin > General > Data Sources.

The discovery tasks appear in the Fabric and LAN panes.

Step 2 Discover the LAN devices, and click on the + icon on the top right corner.

The Add LAN Data Source window appears.

Step 3 In the Add LAN Data Source window, click Hops from seed switch in the Discovery Type field to set the common LAN discovery by hops, click Switch List to set the common LAN discovery by switch range, click FWSM to choose the firewall service module, or click FWSM to set the common LAN discovery for FireWall task.

Step 4 If you click the Hops from seed switch radio button, enter the seed switch IP in the Seed Switch field. If you click the Switch List radio button, enter the list of switch IP addresses or range in the Seed Switch field. For example, 172.22.31.111, 172.22.34.100-105.

Step 5 If you choose the Max Hops from Seed or Switch List, enter the user credentials with the option of SNMPV1 or SNMPV3. If you choose FWSM, choose the group.


Note For a deep discovery of DCNM-LAN devices, choose SNMPV3. To enable a deep discovery for individual LAN devices, use the Edit LAN Task dialog box.


Step 6 From the discovery timeout drop-down, choose the time in seconds, enter the user credentials, and choose Group.

Step 7 Click Next.

The Shallow LAN Discovery window appears.

Step 8 In the Shallow LAN Discovery window, choose one or more switches for LAN discovery.


Note Unknown, unsupported, unreachable, or failed authentication switches are displayed but you cannot choose them.


Step 9 (Optional) You can click Previous to run the discovery again with an increased timeout, or to increase or decrease the number of hops.

Step 10 Click Add. The selected switches are added to the new LAN discovery.

Step 11 Wait until the status for the task is Successful. This step might take several minutes.

After the status is Successful, you can use Cisco DCNM to configure and monitor the discovered devices. At this state, DCNM-SAN has completed the shallow discovery for the LAN devices.

You do not need to save your changes. The discovered switches are added to the group.

Step 12 View the added device under each switch by expanding the entry. The group for each Ethernet switch can be viewed and changed individually.

Step 13 View the status of the discovery tasks by choosing the Discovery Task and Device Credentials tab in the task pane.

RELATED TOPICS

Rediscovering a DeviceRediscovering a Device

You can rediscover one or more devices.


Note Rediscovery replaces any configuration data that Cisco DCNM has for a Cisco NX-OS device with new configuration data that is retrieved during the rediscovery. If you need to discover one or more devices without retrieving configuration and status information for already discovered devices, see the "Discovering a Cisco Device" section.


You must successfully discover a Cisco NX-OS device before you can use Cisco DCNM to configure the device.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Ensure that you have configured the Cisco NX-OS device so that the Cisco DCNM server can connect to it.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the Feature Selector pane, choose Admin > General > Data Sources.

The discovery tasks and their status appear in the Discovery Tasks area of the Discovery Tasks pane.

Step 2 Select the discovery task that needs to be rediscovered.

Step 3 Click Rerun to start the rediscovery process.

Managing LAN Devices

You can manage a LAN from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources.

You see the list of LANs (if any) that are managed by Cisco DCNM-SAN.

Step 2 Click Add.

You see the Add LAN CDP Seed dialog box.

Step 3 Enter the CDP seed switch IP address.

Step 4 (Optional) Check the SNMPV3 check box. If you check SNMPV3, the Community field changes to Username and Password. You must enter your username and password.

Step 5 Enter the username and password for this LAN.

Step 6 Click Add to begin managing this LAN.

Removing LAN Devices

You can remove a LAN from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources.

Step 2 Check the check box next to the LAN that you want to remove and click Remove to discontinue data collection for that LAN.

Modifying LAN Devices

You can modify a LAN from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources.

Step 2 Check the check box next to the LAN that you want to edit and click Edit.

You see the Edit LAN CDP Seed dialog box.

Step 3 Enter a new LAN name, username and password, privacy settings and specify how you want Cisco DCNM Web Client to manage the fabric by selecting one of the status options.

Step 4 Click Apply to save the changes.

Moving LAN Devices

You can move LAN devices to a different server using Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources.

Step 2 Choose the fabrics from the fabric table. Click Move Fabrics to another Federation Server or Move LAN Tasks to another DCNM Server.

Step 3 Choose the fabrics that need to be moved and click Move Fabric. In the Move Fabrics to another Federation server dialog box, choose the DCNM server where the fabrics will be moved. The server drop-down list will list only the active servers.

Step 4 In the Move LAN Tasks to another DCNM Server dialog box, enter the LAN tasks that need to be moved and specify the DCNM server.

Note the following:

This feature is available on the federation setup and the Move Fabric is displayed in the federation setup screen.

You can move the fabrics from a sever that is down to an active server. The management state remains the same.

Licensing Advanced Features

This section includes the following topics:

Cisco DCNM-LAN Features

Cisco DCNM-SAN Features

Cisco DCNM Server-Based Licenses

Installing Cisco DCNM Licenses, page 1-18

Viewing Licenses Using the Cisco DCNM Wizard

Managing Licenses, page 1-21

Cisco DCNM-LAN Features

Table 2-1 displays the Cisco DCNM-LAN features.

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Table 2-1 Cisco DCNM-LAN Features  

Feature
DCNM Essential Edition (Free)
DCNM Advanced Edition (Licensed)

Port/port channel

Static port pinning

Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)

VLAN 802.1q/P VLAN

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) (Multiple Spanning Tree (MST), Rapid per VLAN Spanning Tree (RPSVT)

Access control list (ACL) (MAC, IP, VLAN)

Port security

Traffic storm control

IGMP snooping

AAA

Environmental (HwRes Utilization with ternary content addressable memory (TCAM) statistics)

Module temperature

Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)

Discovery and inventory

Fault management (filtering, TCA, and actions)

Traffic statistics reports

Role-based Access Control (RBAC)

Port profile

Template center

Web services and Java API

Virtual port channels (vPCs)

 

802.1X

 

Gateway Load-Balancing Protocol (GLBP)

 

Object tracking

 

Keychain management

 

DHCP snooping

 

Dynamic ARP Inspection

 

ARP access control lists (ACLs)

 

IP Source Guard

 

Traffic storm control

 

Port security

 

IP tunnels

 

Virtual device contexts (VDCs)

 

Logical vPC view of the Topology feature

 

Display of historical statistical data

 

FabricPath

 

Host tracking

 



Note Cisco DCNM requires licenses only for Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and 3000 Series switches and do not require licenses for Cisco Nexus 4000, 1000V, and Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches.


To purchase licenses for all the advanced edition features, see Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 6.x.

Cisco DCNM-SAN Features

Table 2-2 displays the Cisco DCNM-SAN features that are free and licensed.

Table 2-2 Cisco DCNM-SAN Features 

Feature
DCNM Essential Edition (Free)
DCNM Advanced Edition (Licensed)

FC/FCoE/FICON/iSCSI topology view

Fabric, device, and summary views

Port, switch, and fabric-level configuration

MDS event and secuity management

Configuration wizards

MDS configuration analysis tool

Network diagnostic and troubleshooting tools

Real-time performance monitoring

Multiple fabric management (concurrently)

 

Centralized management server with discovery

 

Web Client for operational view

 

Continuous health and event monitoring

 

Historical performance monitoring and reporting

 

Event forwarding

 

Cisco DCNM proxy services

 

Cisco Fabric Analyzer integration

 

Roaming user profiles

 

VMpath analytics

 

Dashboards (Summary, host, switch, network)

 



Note Cisco DCNM requires licenses only for Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and 3000 Series switches and do not require licenses for Cisco Nexus 4000, 1000V, and Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches.


To purchase licenses for all the advanced edition features, see Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 6.x.

Cisco DCNM Server-Based Licenses

Table 2-3 displays the Cisco DCNM server-based licenses.

Table 2-3 Cisco DCNM Server-Based Licenses

Platform
Paper PIDs (comes in envelope)
eDelivery PIDs (email)
Services PIDs (yearly subscription)

MDS 9200

DCNM-SAN-M92-K9=

L-DCNM-S-M92-K9=

CON-SAU-SM92K9

MDS 9100

DCNM-SAN-M91-K9=

L-DCNM-S-M91-K9=

CON-SAU-SM91K9

MDS 9500

DCNM-SAN-M95-K9=

L-DCNM-S-M95-K9=

CON-SAU-SM95K9

Nexus 7000 SAN

DCNM-SAN-N7K-K9=

L-DCNM-S-N7K-K9=

CON-SAU-N7SDCNM

Nexus 5000 SAN

DCNM-SAN-N5K-K9=

L-DCNM-S-N5K-K9=

CON-SAU-N5SDCNM

Nexus 7000 LAN

DCNM-N7K-K9=

L-DCNM-N7K-K9=

CON-SAU-N7DCNM

Nexus 5000 L/S

DCNM-LS-N5K-K9=

L-DCNM-LS-N5K-K9=

CON-SAU-N5LSDCNM

Nexus 5000 LAN

DCNM-LAN-N5K-K9=

L-DCNM-L-N5K-K9=

CON-SAU-N5DCNM

Nexus 3000 LAN

DCNM-LAN-N3K-K9=

L-DCNM-L-N3K-K9=

CON-SAU-N5DCNM


Installing Cisco DCNM Licenses

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

You must have network administrator privileges to complete the following procedure.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSChoose Admin > License to start the license wizard.

Step 2 Choose the Server License Files tab (see Figure 2-2).

The valid Cisco DCNM-LAN and DCNM-SAN license files appears.


Note Ensure that the security agent is disabled when you load licenses.


Figure 2-2 Installing Cisco DCNM Licenses

Download the license pack file that you received from Cisco into a directory on the server system.

Step 3 Click Add License File.


Note Ensure that you do not edit the contents of the .lic file or the Cisco DCNM software ignores any features that are associated with that license file. The contents of the file are signed and must remain intact. When you accidentally copy, rename, or insert the license file multiple times, the duplicate files are ignored, but the original will be counted.


Viewing Licenses Using the Cisco DCNM Wizard

You can view the existing Cisco DCNM licenses.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSChoose Admin > License to start the license wizard.

Figure 2-3 displays the license information.

Figure 2-3 Cisco DCNM Licenses


Note By default, the Switch Licenses tab appears.


Table 2-4 displays the Cisco DCNM server license fields.

Table 2-4 Cisco DCNM Server License Files 

Field
Description

File Name

Name of the license file.

Feature

Describes the feature name specified in the license file. The following values are supported:

DCNM-LAN

DCNM-SAN

DCNM-SAN-LAN

LAN-ENT-N7K

PID

Describes the product ID found in the vendor string of the license file. For example, DCNM-N7K-K0 is an enterprise license for Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switches.

SAN (Free or Total)

Lists the number of SAN licenses used and that are available.

LAN (Free or Total)

Lists the number of LAN licenses used and that are available.

Eval Expiration

Displays the expiry date of the license.


Note Text in the eval expiration field will be in red for licenses that expire in seven days.



Table 2-5 displays the Cisco DCNM switch license fields.

Table 2-5 Cisco DCNM Switch Licenses  

Field
Description

Group

Displays if it is a fabric or a LAN group.

Switch Name

Displays the name of the switch.

Model

Displays the model of the device. For example, DS-C9124 or N5K-C5020P-BF.

License State

Displays the license state of the switch that can be one of the following:

Permanent

Eval

Unlicensed

License Not Supported

Expired

Invalid

License Type

Displays if the license is a switch-based embedded license or a server-based license.

Eval Expiration

Displays the expiry date of the license.


Note Text in the eval expiration field will be in Red for licenses that expires in seven days.




Managing Licenses

This section includes the following topics:

Adding Cisco DCNM Licenses

Assigning Licenses

Unassigning Licenses to a Switch

Adding Cisco DCNM Licenses

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

You must have network administrator privileges to complete the following procedure.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSChoose Admin > License to start the license wizard.

You see the licenses table.

Step 2 Click on the Server License File tab.

Step 3 Click Add License File.

Browse to the directory where you have stored the license file and add the license file. After the licenses are added, assign the licenses to existing switches. For switches that are yet to be discovered, licenses are automatically assigned.


Assigning Licenses

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

You must have network administrator privileges to complete the following procedure.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSChoose Admin > License to start the license wizard.

You see the licenses table.

Step 2 From the table, choose the switch that you want to assign the license to.

Step 3 Click Assign License.

Unassigning Licenses to a Switch

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

You must have network administrator privileges to complete the following procedure.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSChoose Admin > License to start the license wizard.

You see the licenses table.

Step 2 From the table, choose the switch that you want to unassign the license.

Step 3 Click Unassign License.

Viewing Health Information

The Health menu shows events and issues for the selected items that are persistent across user sessions. The Health menu contains the following submenus:

Events—Shows a detailed list of data center events. You can filter these events by scope, date, and type of event.

Accounting—Shows a list of accounting events.

Virtual Port Channels (LAN only)

This section includes the following topics:

Viewing Accounting Information

Viewing Events Information

Viewing Accounting Information


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Health > Accounting.

You see the accounting window.

Step 2 Expand a fabric and choose one of the switches to display accounting information for that switch.

Viewing Events Information


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Health > Events.

You see the Events window.

Step 2 Expand a fabric to display event information for that fabric.

Viewing Performance Information

The Performance option shows an overview of the average and peak throughput and link utilization of SAN components. The Filter drop-down list at the top right of the screen allows you to filter the data based on various periods of time.

The Performance menu contains the following submenus:

Switch—Shows the CPU, memory, and traffic information.

End Devices—Shows a detailed list of end devices (host or storage), port traffic, and errors.

ISLs—Shows a detailed list of ISL traffic and errors.

NPV Links— Shows a detailed list of traffic between NPV devices and ports.

Flows—Shows a detailed list of host-to-storage traffic.

Ethernet—Shows a detailed list of Ethernet interfaces.

Others—Shows a detailed list of other statistics.

Virtual Port Channels—Shows a list of vPC utilization.

This section includes the following topics:

Viewing Switch CPU Information

Viewing Switch Memory Information

Viewing Switch Traffic and Errors Information

Viewing ISL Traffic and Errors Information

Viewing Performance Information on All the Ports

Viewing Performance Information on Host Ports

Viewing Performance Information on Storage Ports

Viewing Performance Information on Host Enclosures

Viewing Performance Information on Storage Enclosures

Viewing Performance Information on Port Groups

Viewing Performance Information for NPV Links

Viewing Performance Information for Flows

Viewing Performance Information for Ethernet Ports

Viewing Other Statistics

Viewing Performance Information for Virtual Port Channels, page 1-30

Viewing Switch CPU Information


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > Switch > CPU.

You see the CPU pane. This pane displays the CPU information for the switches in that scope.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope tree on the top of the CPU pane.

Step 3 Click the chart icon in the Switch column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

Viewing Switch Memory Information


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > Switch > Memory.

You see the memory pane. This pane displays the memory information for the switches in that scope.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope tree on the top of the CPU pane.

Step 3 Click the chart icon in the Switch column to see a graph of the bandwidth information for the end devices in that VSAN.

Viewing Switch Traffic and Errors Information


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > Switch > Traffic.

You see the Switch Traffic and Errors pane. This pane displays the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

Viewing ISL Traffic and Errors Information


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > ISLs/Trunks.

You see the ISL Traffic and Errors pane. This pane displays the ISL information for the end devices in that scope. You can reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the the scope menu.

Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

You see the ISL traffic information window.


Note Notation NaN (Not a Number) in the data grid means that it is a negative value.



Note There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can perform the following steps to view detailed information for ISLs:

To change the time range for this graph, select it from the drop-down list in the upper-right corner.

To view the detailed information for a specific period, drag the slider control to choose the time interval for which you need the information.

To view information in a grid format, click the grid icon in the bottom right corner.

To export the data into a spreadsheet, choose the grid format, and then click on the export to excel link.


Note By default, numbers are exported in raw, unformatted style. If you want to export numbers as displayed, set the export.unitless=false in the server.properties (or edit Admin > Server Properties) file. Restart the Cisco DCNM server after you export the numbers.


To view real-time information, choose Real Time from the drop-down list in the upper right corner. The real-time data is updated in every 10 seconds.

Viewing Performance Information on All the Ports


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > End Devices > All Ports.

You see the End Devices window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.

Step 3 Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

Viewing Performance Information on Host Ports


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > End Devices > Host Ports.

You see the End Devices window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.

Step 3 Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

Viewing Performance Information on Storage Ports


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > End Devices > Storage Ports.

You see the End Devices window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.

Step 3 Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

Viewing Performance Information on Host Enclosures


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > End Devices > Host Enclosure.

You see the End Devices window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.

Step 3 Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

Viewing Performance Information on Storage Enclosures


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > End Devices > Storage Enclosure.

You see the End Devices window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.

Step 3 Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

Viewing Performance Information on Port Groups


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > End Devices > Port Groups.

You see the End Devices window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.

Step 3 Click the name port group to see the members of that port group.


Note There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also perform the following steps to view detailed information for the port groups:

To change the time range for this graph, select it from the drop-down list in the upper right corner.

To view the detailed information for a specific period, drag the slider control to choose the time interval for which you need the information.

To view information in a grid format, click the grid icon in the bottom right corner.

To export the data into a spreadsheet, click the excel icon in the upper right corner and then click Save.

To view real-time information, choose Real Time from the drop-down list in the upper right corner. The real-time data is updated in every 10 seconds.

Viewing Performance Information for NPV Links


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > NPV Links.

You see the NPV Link and Traffic Errors window. This window displays the NPV links in that scope.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.

Step 3 Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a list of the traffic for the past 24 hours.


Note There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also perform the following steps to view detailed information for NPV links:

You can change the time range for this information by selecting it from the drop-down list in the upper-right corner.

To view the detailed information for a specific period, drag the slider control to choose the time interval for which you need the information.

To view information in a grid format, click the grid icon in the bottom-right corner.

To export the data into a spreadsheet, click the excel icon in the upper-right corner and then click Save.

To view real-time information, choose Real Time from the drop-down list in the upper right corner. The real-time data is updated in every 10 seconds.

Viewing Performance Information for Flows


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > Flows.

You see the Flows window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.

Step 3 Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a list of the traffic for the past 24 hours.


Note There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also perform the following steps to view detailed information for flows:

To change the time range for this graph, select it from the drop-down list in the upper right corner.

To view the detailed information for a specific period, drag the slider control to choose the time interval for which you need the information.

To view information in a grid format, click the grid icon in the bottom right corner.

To export the data into a spreadsheet, click the excel icon in the upper right corner and then click Save.

To view real-time information, choose Real Time from the drop-down list in the upper right corner. The real-time data is updated in every 10 seconds.

Viewing Performance Information for Ethernet Ports


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > Ethernet.

You see the Ethernet window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.


Note There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also perform the following steps:

Select the time range, and click Filter to filter the display.

Select the name of a Ethernet port from the Name column to see a graph of the traffic across that Ethernet port for the past 24 hours. You can change the time range for this graph by selecting it from the drop-down list in the upper right corner.

Viewing Other Statistics


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > Others.

You see the Others window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.


Note There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also do the following:

Select the time range, and click Filter to filter the display.

Select the IP address of a switch from the Name column to see a graph of the traffic across that switch for the past 24 hours. You can change the time range for this graph by selecting it from the drop-down list in the upper right corner.


Note To configure other statistics, follow the instructions described in the "Configuring Other Statistics" section.


Viewing Performance Information for Virtual Port Channels


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > Virutal Port Channel (vPC).

You see the vPC window. This window displays the vPC information.

Step 2 Click the print icon to print the vPC information of the selected device.

Step 3 Click the Excel icon to export the vPC information of the selected device to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Cisco DCNM Web Client enables you to view the relationship among virtual port channels (vPCs). You can view the statistics of all member interfaces and the aggregate of the statistics at the port channel level.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Performance > Virtual Port Channel (vPC).

The vPC performance statistics appears and the aggregated statistics of all vPCs are displayed in a tabular manner. See Figure 2-4.

Figure 2-4 Aggregated vPC Statistics View

Step 2 (Optional) Click the icon to print the vPC performance statistics.

Step 3 (Optional) Click the icon to export the vPC performance statistics to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Step 4 Click on a device name in the Primary vPC Peer or Secondary vPC peer column to view its member interfaces.

A popup window displays the member interfaces of the selected device. See Figure 2-5.

Figure 2-5

Member Interfaces Popup Window

Step 5 Click the icon of the corresponding interface to view its historical statistics.

The traffic distribution statistics appears at the bottom of the vPC window. By default, the Cisco DCNM Web Client displays the historical statistics for 24 hours. See Figure 2-6.

Figure 2-6 Traffic Utilization View

Step 6 From the drop-down list, choose a time period, 24 Hours, Week, Month, or Year to view the historical statistics of the selected interface.

Step 7 Click the icon to display the traffic data in the grid view.

Step 8 Click the icon to display the traffic statistics in the line-chart view.

Step 9 Click the icon to display the traffic statistics in the stacked-chart view.

Step 10 Click the icon to predict the traffic statistics.

Step 11 Click the icon to interpolate missing data.

Step 12 Click the icon to close the Traffic area of the selected interface.

Viewing Inventory Information

The Inventory menu shows an inventory of the selected SAN, fabric, or switch. You can export this information to Microsoft Excel.

The Inventory menu includes the following submenus:

VSANs—Shows details about VSANs.

Switches—Shows details about switches.

Licenses—Shows details about the licenses in use in the fabric.

Modules—Shows details for MDS switching and services modules, fans, and power supplies.

End Devices—Shows the host and storage ports.

ISLs—Shows the Inter-Switch Links.

NPV Links—Shows the links between NPV devices and ports.

Active Zones—Shows regular zones and IVR zones.


Note Beginning with Cisco DCNM release 6.x, you can view the inventory and the performance for both LAN and LAN switches by using the global Scope pane. You can select LAN, SAN, or both to view the inventory information. You can also export and print the inventory information.


This section includes the following topics:

Viewing Inventory Information for VSANs

Viewing Inventory Information for Switches

Viewing License Information

Viewing Inventory Information for Modules

Viewing Inventory Information for All Ports on End Devices

Viewing Inventory Information for Host Ports on End Devices

Viewing Inventory Information for Storage Ports on End Devices

Viewing Detailed Information for ISLs

Viewing Inventory Information for NPV Links

Viewing Inventory Information for Regular Zones

Viewing Inventory Information for IVR Zones

Viewing Information About Port Mapping, page 1-37

Viewing Inventory Information for VSANs


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Inventory > VSANs.

You see the VSAN window.

Step 2 Select one of the fabrics to display VSAN inventory information for that fabric.


Note There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also do the following:

Select the status level and then click Filter to filter the display to show all VSANs or only those with errors.

Viewing Inventory Information for Switches


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Inventory > Switches.

You see the Switches window.

Step 2 Do one of the following actions:

Select a SAN to display switch inventory information for all fabrics in the SAN.

Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.

Viewing License Information


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Inventory > Licenses.

You see the Switch Licenses window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.


Note There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also do the following:

Select the status level, and click Filter to filter the display to show all licenses or only those with licenses errors.


Viewing Inventory Information for Modules


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Inventory > Modules.

You see the Modules window.

Step 2 Do one of the following:

Select a SAN to display module inventory information for all fabrics in the SAN.

Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.

Viewing Inventory Information for All Ports on End Devices


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Inventory > End Devices > All Ports.

You see the End Devices window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.

Viewing Inventory Information for Host Ports on End Devices


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Inventory > End Devices > Host Ports.

You see the End Devices window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.

Viewing Inventory Information for Storage Ports on End Devices


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Inventory > End Devices > Storage Ports.

You see the End Devices window.

Step 2 You can reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.

Viewing Detailed Information for ISLs


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Inventory > ISLs.

You see the ISLs window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.


Note There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also perform the following step:

Select the status level, and click Filter to filter the display to show all ISLs or only those ISLs with errors.

Viewing Inventory Information for NPV Links


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Inventory > NPV Links.

You see the NPV Links window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.

Viewing Inventory Information for Regular Zones


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Inventory > Active Zones > Regular Zones.

You see the Regular Zones window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.


Note There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also do the following:

Select the status level, and click Filter to filter the display to show all zones or only those zones with errors.

Viewing Inventory Information for IVR Zones


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Inventory > Active Zones > IVR Zones.

You see the IVR Zones window.

Step 2 Reduce or expand the scope of what is displayed by using the scope menu.


Note There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also do the following:

Select the status level, and click Filter to filter the display to show all zones or only those with zones errors.

Port Mapping

Beginning with Cisco NX-OS Release 6.x, you can view information about all the logical and physical Ethernet interfaces of all the devices that are discovered by Cisco DCNM Web Client.

Viewing the Port MapperYou can view the Port Mapper report from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Inventory > Port Mapper.

You see the Port Mapper window. See Figure 2-7.

Figure 2-7 Port Mapper Window

In the Port Mapper window, you see the following details listed in Table 2-6.

Table 2-6 Port Mapper

Column
Description

Device

Name of the device to which the interface belongs to.

Interfaces

Name of the interface.

Type

Type of the port mode: switched or routed.

Admin Status

Single port channel that is connected to two single chassis vPC end points.

Operation status

Operational model for the port.

Speed

Speed for the interface. It is not the configured speed.

Duplex

Single port channel that is connected to two single chassis vPC end points.

STP Protocol

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) whether or not the Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST), Multiple Spanning Tree (MST), and rapid-PVST is configured.

Access/Allowed VLANs

Access VLAN if the port mode is access or displays allowed VLAN if the port mode is trunk.

Built-in MAC Address

MAC address for the port.

IP Address/Mask

IP address that is configured on the port and the IP mask.

SFP Serial Number

Serial number of the Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) if it is attached on the port.


Step 2 Click the filter icon to filter the port mapping report.

The filter options in the Device, Interface Name, Description, Access/Allowed VLANs, Built-in MAC Address, IP Address/Mask, and SFP Series Number column allows you to enter text inputs in the respective field and search. In addition, you can use the drop-down list in the Mode, Admin Status, Operation Status, Speed, Duplex, and STP Protocol column to limit the objects that appear in the report.

Step 3 Click the print icon to print the port mapping report of the selected device.

Step 4 Click the Excel icon to export the port mapping report of the selected device to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Step 5 Click on a cell in the STP Protocol column to view the STP status of the specific port of the VLAN.

A popup window displays the STP status of the port.

Configuring Backups Using Cisco DCNM Web Client

Using Cisco DCNM Web Client, you can periodically back up startup and running configurations of the switch. You can also view backed-up configurations, schedule configuration backups, compare two backed-up configurations, and restore a configuration onto a switch.


Note Beginning with Cisco DCNM Release 6.x, the backup for the LAN configuration are also supported and the backup is skipped for the all the switches where there are no configuration changes.


This section includes the following topics:

Viewing a Configuration

Editing a Configuration

Deleting a Configuration

Copying a Configuration, page 1-40

Comparing Configurations

Creating Backups

Viewing Scheduled Jobs

Viewing a Configuration


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Config> View.

You see the configuration information.

Step 2 Choose a fabric name from the Scope pane.


Note The scope pane displays the global view with SAN, LAN, and Default LAN groups. Depending upon the value selected in the Scope pane, the switches and their configurations are listed.


Step 3 From the Switch drop-down list, select a switch.

Step 4 From the Configuration file drop-down list, select a configuration filename.

Step 5 Check the Show All checkbox to display all the configurations present, irrespective of the options selected in the global Scope pane.

Step 6 Click View.

Editing a Configuration


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Config > View.

Step 2 From the Scope pane, select a fabric name.

Step 3 From the Switch drop-down list, select a switch.

Step 4 From the Configuration file drop-down list, select a configuration filename.

Step 5 Click View to view the configuration file.

Step 6 Check the Edit checkbox to edit the configuration file.

Step 7 Click Save to Local file to save the modified configuration file on your computer.

Deleting a Configuration


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Config > View.


Note The Scope pane displays the global view with SAN, LAN, and Default LAN groups. Depending upon the value that you select in the Scope pane, the switches and their configurations are listed.


Step 2 From the Scope pane, select a fabric name.

Step 3 From the Switch drop-down list, select a switch.

Step 4 From the Configuration file drop-down list, select a configuration filename.

Step 5 Click Delete.

Copying a Configuration


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Config > copy.


Note The Groups pane displays the global view with SAN, LAN, and Default LAN groups. Depending upon the value that you select in the Scope pane, the switches and their configurations are listed.


Step 2 From the Groups pane, select a fabric name.

Step 3 From the Eligible Switch(es) drop-down list, select a switch.

Step 4 From the Configuration file drop-down list, select a configuration file name.

Step 5 Click Copy.

Comparing Configurations


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Backup > Compare.

You see the compare configuration information.

Step 2 From the Scope drop-down list, select a fabric name.

Step 3 From the Switch drop-down list, select a switch.

Step 4 (Optional) Click the Archive, Running, or Startup radio button.

Step 5 Click Compare.

Configuring Templates


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Config > Templates.

You see the name of the template along with its description, Platforms and Tags.

Step 2 Use the checkbox to select an existing template.

Step 3 You can also Add a new template or Import an existing template.

Step 4 Enter a Template Name, Description, Tags and select the Supported Platforms.

Step 5 Click Save to save the template.

Creating Backups

Prerequisites

You must make sure that the bootflash has enough unused space to accommodate configuration backup jobs.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Backup > Create.

You see the backup options page.

Step 2 From the Fabric drop-down list, select a fabric name.

Step 3 Click to select the frequency (Once, Daily, Weekly, Monthly) at which you want to perform backup.

Step 4 Click the calendar icon to select a start date.

Step 5 Click the calendar icon to select a end date.

Step 6 Enter the start time.

Step 7 Click to select a configuration type (Archive, Running, Startup).

Step 8 Click Create to save this backup schedule.

Viewing Scheduled Jobs


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Config > Jobs.

You see the scheduled jobs information.

Step 2 Double-click one of the listed jobs to view them.

Viewing and Creating Custom Reports

The Reports menu allows you to create customized reports based on historical performance, events, and inventory information gathered by Cisco DCNM. You can create aggregate reports with summary and detailed views. You can also view previously saved reports.


Note Beginning with Cisco DCNM Release 6.x versions, reports can be generated for SAN and LAN. The global view Scope pane will contain SAN, LAN, and Default LAN configurations. You can select any one of these configurations, and generate reports.


The Report menu includes the following submenus:

View—Displays previously saved reports.

Generate—Generates a custom report based on the selected report template.

Custom—Creates a custom report template, which allows you to select any combination of events, performance categories, and inventory. The reports contain memory information for all the selected switches.

Jobs—Displays scheduled jobs based on the selected report template.

This section includes the following topics:

Creating a Custom Report Template

Viewing a Report Based on a Specific Template

Viewing a Reports by a Specific User

Deleting a Report Template

Generating a Report Based on a Template

Modifying a Custom Report Template

Deleting a Report

Viewing Scheduled Jobs Based on a Report Template

Creating a Custom Report Template

You can create custom reports from all or any subset of information obtained by Cisco DCNM-SAN. You create a report template by selecting events, performance, and inventory statistics that you want in your report and set the desired SAN, fabrics or VSAN to limit the scope of the template. You can generate and schedule a report of your fabric based on this template immediately or at a later time. DCNM Web Client saves each report based on the report template used and the time you generate the report.

As of Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 5.0, the report template design has changed to resolve the limitations of the earlier versions. With the new design model, you can perform add, delete, and modify functionalities in a single page. You can choose multiple fabrics and VSANs using the new navigation system, which will allow you to add new items and categories in the future.

The new design model has three panels:

Customs panel

Configuration panel

User selection panel

The Customs panel allows you to add new templates, modify existing templates and delete existing templates.

The Configuration panel allows you to configure a new template when it is added and modify an existing template. The options in the configuration panel are disabled until you either add a new template or select an existing template. The upper portion of the configuration panel contains many categories that you can choose and configure.

The User Selection panel displays your configuration options in real time. While the configuration panel can display information pertaining to one category at a time, the User Selection panel displays all of your selections or configurations.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Report > Create SAN User Defined.

You see the Report Configuration window.

Step 2 Click CLICK TO ADD NEW CUSTOM in the Customs panel to create a new name for your report.

Step 3 Click Scope in the Configuration panel to define the scope. The global Scope panel will have SAN, LAN, and Default LAN configurations.

Step 4 Indicate the information you want in the report by navigating to each category such as Health, Performance, and Inventory in the Configuration panel.

Step 5 (Optional) Choose Severity for events, Status for inventory information, or Type of end devices for performance information and inventory information.

Step 6 Click Save to save this report template.

Viewing a Report Based on a Specific Template


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Reports > View.

You see the Report table window.

Step 2 In the left pane, expand Templates.

Step 3 Select the report that you want to view. You can view the report in the main screen or you can view the report in a new browser window if you click the report in the report table.

Step 4 To delete a specific report, check the check box and then click Remove.

Step 5 To delete all reports, check the check box in the header, and then click Remove.

Viewing a Reports by a Specific User


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Reports > View.

You see the Report Table window.

Step 2 In the left pane, click to expand Users.

Step 3 Double-click the username.

Step 4 Select the report that you want to view. You can view the report in the main window or you can view the report in a new browser window if you click the report in the report table.

Step 5 To delete a specific report, check the check box and then click Remove.

Step 6 To delete all reports, check the check box in the header and then click Remove.

Deleting a Report Template


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSIn the Template panel, click the report template that you want to delete.

Step 2 Drag the selected report template to the trash at the right-bottom corner of the Template panel.

Step 3 Click Yes to delete the template.

Generating a Report Based on a Template

You can generate reports based on a selected template or you can schedule the report to run at a specified time.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSSelect a SAN, fabric, or VSAN on which to base the report.

Step 2 From the menu bar, choose Reports > Generate.

You see the Generate Custom Report window.

Step 3 Click Scope in the configuration panel to define the scope. The global Scope panel has SAN, LAN, and Default LAN configurations.

Step 4 Choose a report template from the available drop-down list.

Step 5 (Optional) Change the name of the report. By default, report names are based on the date and time generated.

Step 6 (Optional) Check the Report is only visible to the Owner check box to change the attribute of the report. If selected, the report can be viewed only by the specific user and network administrator.

Step 7 (Optional) Check the Export to CSV check box to export the report in text.

Step 8 (Optional) In the Email Report option, do one of the following actions:

Choose No to not to receive an e-mail notification.

Choose Link Only to receive the link in an e-mail.

Choose Contents to receive an e-mail notification.

Step 9 (Optional) In the user selection option, check the Embed Charts in Reports checkbox to view the reports weekly.

Step 10 Click Create to generate a report based on this template.

You see the report results in a new browser window. Alternatively, you can view the report by choosing Report > View and selecting the report name from the report template that you used in the navigation pane.

Step 11 Click Schedule to schedule a report based on this template. You see the schedule panel.

You see the Generate Custom Report window.

Step 12 In the Schedule panel, specify the scheduled run time and how often you want the report to run.

Step 13 Click the calendar next to Start Date or End Date to modify the date settings.

Step 14 Choose the Start Time or End Time drop-down list to modify time settings.

Step 15 Select the frequency at which you need the report to be generated.

Step 16 Enter a name for the report in the Job Name field and click Create to save the report.

You can view the scheduled reports on the Jobs page but once the scheduled jobs have started running, they are removed from the Scheduled Job table.


Note The End Date must be at least five minutes earlier than the Start Date.


Modifying a Custom Report Template


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Reports > Create SAN User Defined.

You see the Customs, Configuration and User Selection panels.

Step 2 Double-click to select a report from the customs panel.

You see the current information about this report in the Configuration panel.

Step 3 Indicate the information that you want to gather in the report by clicking the Health, Performance, and Inventory tabs in the Configuration panel.

Step 4 (Optional) Select a severity level for events, status for inventory information, or type of end device for performance information and inventory information.

Step 5 Click Save to save this report template.


Note You cannot change the SAN, fabric, or VSAN that the report is based on. Generate a new report for a new SAN, fabric, or VSAN.


Deleting a Report

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Reports you generate are saved by DCNM Web Client. To delete a custom report, you need to first select the report that you want to delete.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Reports > View.

Step 2 In the left pane, expand By User.

Step 3 Double-click the username.

Step 4 In the right pane, select the report that you want to delete, and then click Remove.

Viewing Scheduled Jobs Based on a Report Template


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Reports > Jobs.

You see the Scheduled Jobs Table window.

Step 2 Click a report template in the navigation pane to view the scheduled jobs based on the selected template.

Administering Cisco DCNM Web Client

The Admin options allows you to perform minor administrative and configuration tasks on the Cisco DCNM-SAN Server.

The Admin options contains the following submenus:

Status—Displays the status of the Database Server and allows you to start and stop Performance Collector services on your server. You should restart services only if something is not working properly or if too large a percentage of system resources are being consumed.


Note You cannot start or stop the Database Server services using DCNM Web Client. If you are using the Microsoft Windows operating system, you need to use Microsoft Management Console to stop, start, or restart the Database Server.


Logs—Allows you to view all the logs from the various services running on the Cisco DCNM-SAN Server.

Data Sources—Allows you to view all the data sources such as Fabric, LAN, VMware, and so on.

Clients—Allows you to view all the clients connected to the Cisco DCNM-SAN Server

Server Properties—Allows you to view all the fields defined in the server properties config file.

SFTP Credentials—Allows you to view the SFTP credentials.


Note If you see a database file lock error in the database log, you can fix it by shutting down and restarting the database server using the Web Client.



Note Only network administrators can access the DCNM Web Client Admin options. Network operators cannot view the Admin options.


This section includes the following topics:

Adding, Editing, and Removing Managed Fabrics

Adding, Editing, and Removing VMware Servers

Starting, Restarting, and Stopping Services

Viewing a vPC

Resolving vPC Inconsistencies

Searching for a Device

Viewing Log Information

Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Server Properties

Configuring SFTP Credentials

Viewing Events

Adding, Editing, and Removing Managed Fabrics

Cisco DCNM Web Client reports information obtained by the Cisco DCNM-SAN on any fabric known to the Cisco DCNM-SAN.

Creating a SNMP User

You can discover new fabric and start managing a fabric from Cisco DCNM Web Client. Before you discover a new fabric, ensure you create a SNMP user on the switch first.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources.

You see the list of fabrics (if any) managed by Cisco DCNM-SAN in the Opened column.

Step 2 Click Add.

You see the Add Fabric dialog box.

Step 3 Enter the seed switch IP address for this fabric.

Step 4 Enter the SNMP username and password for this fabric.

Step 5 (Optional) Check the SNMPV3 check box. If you check SNMPV3, the fields Read Community and Write Community change to Username and Password. You must enter your username and password.

Step 6 Select the privacy settings from the Auth-Privacy drop-down list.

Step 7 (Optional) Check the Limit Discovery by VSAN checkbox to specify the included VSAN list or excluded VSAN list from the VSANs provided to discover a new fabric.

Step 8 (Optional) Check the Enable NPV Discovery in all Fabrics check box. If you check enable NPV discovery in all fabrics, the changes are applied to all the fabrics that are previously discovered.

Step 9 Click Add to begin managing this fabric.

Removing FabricsYou can remove single or multiple fabrics from the Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources.

Step 2 Check the check box next to the fabric that you want to remove and click Remove to discontinue data collection for that fabric.

Editing a Fabric You can edit a fabric from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources.

Step 2 Check the check box next to the fabric that you want to edit and click Edit.

You see the Edit Fabric dialog box.

Step 3 Enter a new fabric name, username and password, privacy and specify how you want DCNM Web Client to manage the fabric by selecting one of the status options.

Step 4 (Optional) Check the SNMPV3 check box. If you check SNMPV3, the Community field change to Username and Password. You must enter your username and password.

Step 5 Change the fabric management state to Managed, Unmanaged, or Managed Continuously.

Step 6 Click Apply to save the changes.


Note You can edit only one fabric at a time.


Moving a FabricYou can move a fabric from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources.

Step 2 Select the fabrics from the fabric table. Click Move Fabrics to another Federation Server or Move LAN Tasks to another DCNM Server.

Step 3 Select the fabrics that need to be moved and click Move Fabric. In the Move Fabrics to another Federation server dialog box, select the DCNM server where the fabrics will be moved. The server drop-down list will list only the active servers.

Step 4 In the Move LAN Tasks to another DCNM Server dialog box, enter the LAN tasks that need to be moved and specify the DCNM server.

Note the following:

This feature is only available on the federation setup and the Move Fabric is only displayed in the federation setup screen.

You can move the fabrics from a sever that is down to an active server. The management state will remains the same.

Adding, Editing, and Removing VMware Servers

DCNM Web Client reports information gathered by Cisco DCNM-SAN on any VMware servers supported by Cisco DCNM-SAN.

Managing a VMware Server

You can managing a VMware server from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources.

You see the list of VMware servers (if any) that are managed by Cisco DCNM-SAN in the table.

Step 2 Click Add.

You see the Add VMware dialog box.

Step 3 Enter the seed switch IP address for this VMware server.

Step 4 Enter the username and password for this VMware server.

Step 5 Click Add to begin managing this VMware server.

Removing a VMware Server

You can remove a VMware server from the Cisco DCNM Web Client.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources.

Step 2 Check the check box next to the VMware server that you want to remove and click Remove to discontinue data collection for that VMware server.

Modifying a VMware Server

You can modify a VMware server from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources.

Step 2 Check the check box next to the VMware server that you want to edit and click Edit.

You see the Edit VMware dialog box.

Step 3 Enter a new VMware name, username and password, privacy and specify how you want DCNM Web Client to manage the fabric by selecting one of the status options.

Step 4 Click Apply to save the changes.

Rediscovering a VMware Server

You can rediscover a VMware server from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources.

Step 2 Check the check box next to the VMware that you want to rediscover.

Step 3 Click Rediscover.

Starting, Restarting, and Stopping Services


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Status.

You see a table of services per server and the status of each.

Step 2 Select the services that you want to start, restart, or stop.

Step 3 Click Start or Stop.

The selected services are started, restarted, or stopped.

Viewing Server Federation

From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Federation. The list of Servers along with the Status, Local Time and Data Sources are displayed.

Viewing a vPC

The virtual port channel (vPC) feature enables you to view the links that are physically connected to different devices as a single port channel. A vPC is an extended form of a port channel. A vPC allows you to create redundancy and increase bisectional bandwidth by enabling multiple parallel paths between nodes and allowing load balancing traffic. Traffic is distributed among two single device vPC end points. If there is an inconsistency in the vPC configurations, the vPC does not function correctly.

The Cisco DCNM Web Client helps you to identify the inconsistent vPCs and resolve the inconsistencies in each vPC or in all vPCs.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Health> Virtual Port Channels (vPC).

Cisco DCNM Web Client displays both the consistent and inconsistent vPCs.


Note The vPC inconsistency page displays inconsistencies only for the devices that have required Cisco DCNM licenses installed on them. The devices that do not have Cisco DCNM LAN license installed on them do not appear on this page.


Table 2-7 displays the following vPC configuration details in the data grid view.

Table 2-7 vPC Configuration Details

Column
Description

vPC ID

vPC ID. You can view all the multichassis vPC end points and corresponding peer switches for each vPC ID.

Domain ID

Domain ID of the vPC peer switches.

Multi-chassis vPC End- Point Device

Details of the corresponding to peer single chassis primary vPC end point.

Port Channel ID

Single port channel that is connected to two single chassis vPC end points.

Primary vPC peer link Device

Details of the corresponding multichassis vPC end points.

Port Channel ID

Single port channel that is connected to two single chassis vPC end point.

Device Name

Hostname of the vPC peer switches.

Secondary vPC peer link Device

Details that correspond to the peer single chassis secondary vPC end points.

Consistency

Configuration consistency between vPC peer port channels and vPC port channels. The valid values are Consistent and Inconsistent.

Global

Configuration consistency between vPC peer switches that form a peer link.

vPC

Configuration consistency between vPC peer port channels.


You can view the vPC inconsistencies from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Health > Virtual Port Channels (vPC).

Step 2 Click on the specific cell to view the global or vPC inconsistencies.

A popup window displays the inconsistencies between the parameters.

All the conflicts in the configuration for the vPC primary device and the secondary device are displayed in red.

Resolving vPC Inconsistencies

You can resolve vPC inconsistencies from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSClick Resolve All Conflicts on the top right.

Step 2 Click Print to print the page.

Step 3 Click Excel to export the data to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.


Automatically Resolving vPC Inconsistencies

Cisco DCNM Web Client enables you to automatically resolve all vPC inconsistencies.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Health > Virtual Port Channels (vPC).

Step 2 Click on the specific cell to view the global or vPC inconsistencies.

Step 3 Click Auto Resolve Conflicts.

The configuration parameters on the secondary device are synchronized with the primary vPC device.

Searching for a Device

You can search for a device by using Cisco DCNM Web Client. Cisco DCNM Web Client enables you to search either a LAN or SAN device by name, IP address, world wide name (WWN), alias, or serial number.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSIn the Search field, click the down arrow icon to display the

drop-down list for search options. See Figure 2-8.

Figure 2-8 Search Options

Step 2 Choose a search option by clicking on an option.

By default, Cisco DCNM Web Client searches for a device by name.


Note The Search Indexer automatically runs every two hours. If you discover a new device by using Cisco DCNM, the newly discovered device is reflected in the search result only after two hours from the time of discovery.

To manually run the Search Indexer, go to Admin > General > Status and click the (Re) start Service icon in the Actions column.

Step 3 Enter a keyword and click the right arrow or press Enter.

The Search window appears. See Figure 2-9.

Figure 2-9 Search Window

Search results are of two types: Inventory and Performance. For more information about the search types, see Table 2-8.

Table 2-8 Search Types

Search Result Category
Search Result Entity Type
Search Landing Page

Inventory

Switch: SAN/LAN

Switch Dashboard (a SAN or LAN Switch)

Inventory

Switch module: SAN/LAN

Switch Dashboard

Inventory

Inter-Switch Link (ISL)

Inventory ISL Page

Inventory

Enclosure: host

Host Dashboard

Inventory

Enclosure: storage

Storage Dashboard

Inventory

VSAN

Inventory VSAN page

Inventory

Zone

Inventory Zone Page

Inventory

End device

Inventory End Device Page

Inventory

Virtual machine (VM)

Host Dashboard

Performance

ISL

Performance ISL Page

Performance

End device

Performance End Device Page

Performance

Flow

Performance Flow Page


Step 4 From the Search window, click on the device that you want to view.

The Cisco DCNM Web Client navigates you to the corresponding page.

If you click the Performance button, and choose an item, Cisco DCNM Web Client navigates you to the Performance page.

Viewing Log Information

You may occasionally want to view logs such as the Cisco DCNM Web Client log. These processes have no corresponding GUI to allow you to view information about these log files. If you see errors, preserve these two files for viewing.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Logs.

You see a list of viewable logs in the left column.

Step 2 Click a log file to view it.

Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Server Properties

To configure Cisco DCNM-SAN Server properties, from the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Server Properties. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Configuring SFTP Credentials


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > SFTP Credentials.

You see the SFTP credentials page.

Step 2 In the SFTP Username field, enter the username.

Step 3 In the SFTP Password field, enter the password.

Step 4 In the Root Directory field, enter the root directory path.

Step 5 From the Verification Switch field, select the switch.

Step 6 Click Apply to apply the configuration.

Step 7 Click Apply and Verify to apply and verify the configuration.

Viewing Events

Beginning with Cisco NX-OS Release 6.x, you can view the events and syslogs in Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Note Beginning with Cisco NX-OS Release 6.x, all events and syslogs are displayed on the events page.


Viewing Accounting Events

You can view the accounting events from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Health > Accounting.


Viewing Events

You can view the events and syslog from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Health > Events.

The Count column displays the number of times that the same event has occurred during the time period that is shown in the Last Seen column.

If you click on a switch name that is displayed in the Switch column, Cisco DCNM Web Client displays the switch dashboard.

If you click on the IP address that is displayed in the Description column, the search feature displays all search results that pertains to the device. From here, you can choose the results that you wish to view. For more information, see Table 2-9.

Table 2-9 Event Table

Icon
Description

Mark selected row(s) as Acknowledged.

Mark selected row(s) as Unacknowledged.

Delete selected row(s).

Show or Hide column search filters.

Prints selected row(s).

Exports selected row(s)


To delete all events from the server database, right-click on the event table and choose Delete All Events from the menu.

To copy row(s) from the event table, right-click on the event table row and choose Copy Row Selection from the menu.

To copy a cell from the event table row, right-click on the cell and choose Copy Current Cell from the the menu.

To display the column filters of the event page, click the Show Filter icon. You can view events by the acknowledgment, switch, severity, facility, type, first-last seen, and descriptive text.

Any new or updated events are displayed as a message in the Events panel. Refresh the page to view the new or updated event.

Viewing Traps and Syslog Registration Information


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > Events > Registration.

Step 2 Select a fabric to display registration information for that fabric.

You see the Registration window showing the registration information for the selected fabric.

Step 3 (Optional) Click the Print icon or the Export Report icon for a copy of the information.

Configuring Forwarding of Notifications for Events

This section includes the following topics:

Adding Notification Forwarding

Removing Notification Forwarding

Adding Notification Forwarding

You can use Cisco DCNM Web Client to add and remove notification forwarding for system messages.


Note DETAILED STEPSCisco DCNM Web Client forwards fabric events through e-mail or SNMPv1 traps.



Step 1 From the menu bar, choose Admin > Events > Forwarding.

Step 2 Click Add.

You see the Add Notification dialog box .

Step 3 In the Forwarding Method, choose either E-Mail or Trap. If you choose Trap, a Port field is added to the dialog box.

Step 4 In the Address field, enter the IP address.

Step 5 From the Scope drop-down list, choose the fabric or LAN group for notification.

Step 6 In the VSAN Scope, choose either All or List.

Step 7 From the Event Type drop-down list, choose an event type or choose Syslog Facility and Type.

Step 8 Check the Storage Ports Only check box to select storage ports only.

Step 9 From the Minimum Severity drop-down list, select the severity level of the messages to receive.

Step 10 Click Add to add the notification.


Note The minimum Severity option is available only if the Event Type is set to All.



Note The traps sent by Cisco DCNM correspond to the severity type followed by a text description:

trap type(s) = 40990 (emergency) 40991 (alert) 40992 (critical) 40993 (error) 40994 
(warning) 40995 (notice) 40996 (info) 40997 (debug)textDescriptionOid = 1, 3, 6, 1, 4, 1, 
9, 9, 40999, 1, 1, 3, 0

Removing Notification Forwarding

You can remove notification forwarding.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > Events > Forwarding.

Step 2 Check the check box in front of the notification that you want to remove.

Step 3 Click Remove.


Configuring EMC CallHome

You can configure EMC Callhome from the Cisco DCNM Web Client for EMC supported SAN switches.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > Events > EMC CallHome.

Step 2 Check the Enable check box to enable this feature.

Step 3 Check the check box to select the fabrics next to the fabric you want to select.

Step 4 Enter the general e-mail information.

Step 5 Click the Apply to update the e-mail options.

Step 6 Click Apply and Test to update the e-mail options and test the results.

Configuring AAA Properties

To configure AAA properties, from the menu bar, choose Admin > Management Users > Remote AAA Properties. Follow the instructions that appear in the window.

Adding and Removing Users

You can use Cisco DCNM Web Client to add and remove Web Client users.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > Management Users > Local.

You see the Local Database page.

Step 2 Click Add.

You see the Add User dialog box.

Step 3 Enter the username in the Username field.


Note The username guest is a reserved name (case insensitive). The guest user can only view reports. The guest user cannot change the guest password, or access the Admin options in DCNM Web Client.


Step 4 From the Role drop-down list, select a role for the user.

Step 5 In the Password field, enter the password.

Step 6 In the Confirm Password field, enter the password again.

Step 7 Click Add to add the user to the database.

Step 8 Repeat Steps 3 through 7 to continue adding users.

Removing a User


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > Management Users > Local.

Step 2 Check the check box next to the user(s) that you want to remove and click Remove.

Configuring LDAP for Remote AAA Server

Beginning with Cisco NX-OS Release 6.x, Cisco DCNM Web Client provides an option for configuring the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) for a remote AAA server.

LDAP Configuration for a Remote AAA Server

You can configure the LDAP for a remote AAA server from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > Management Users> Remote AAA.

The AAA properties configuration page appears. See Figure 2-10.

Figure 2-10 LDAP Configuration for the Remote AAA

Step 2 Click LDAP from the options that are given for the Auth Mode.

Step 3 In the Host field, enter the DNS address of the host.

Step 4 Click Test to test the AAA server.

A dialog box prompts you to enter your username and password. See Figure 2-11.

Figure 2-11 Test AAA Server Authentication

Step 5 Enter a valid username and password and then click Test.

Step 6 Click Close to cancel the test.

The dialog box appears if the AAA server test is successful. See Figure 2-12.

Figure 2-12 AAA Server Test Successful

The LDAP Authentication Failed dialog box appears if the AAA server test fails. See Figure 2-13.

Figure 2-13 LDAP Authentication Failure

Step 7 In the Port field, enter a port number.

Step 8 (Optional) Check the SSL Enabled check box.

Step 9 In the Base DN field, enter the base domain name (DN).

Step 10 In the Filter field, enter filters.

Step 11 Choose an option for determination of role by either Attribute or Admin Group Name to determine a role.

Step 12 In the Role Admin Group field, enter the name of the role.

Step 13 In the Map To DCNM Role field, enter the name of role that is be mapped.

Step 14 Click Apply to apply the LDAP configuration.

Viewing and Disconnecting Clients


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > Management Users > Clients.

You see the Clients page.

Step 2 Check the check box next to the client that you want to disconnect.

Step 3 Click Disconnect.

Creating, Editing, and Removing Performance Collections

If you are managing your fabrics with Performance Manager, you must set up an initial set of flows and collections on the fabric. You can use Cisco DCNM Web Client to add and remove performance collections. The fabric has to be licensed and in the Managed Continuously state before a collection for the fabric can be created.

Viewing the Performance Manager Collection

Beginning with Cisco NX-OS Release 6.x, by using the Cisco DCNM Web Client, you can view the Performance Manager (PM) Collection page for SAN and LAN in a single window and globally apply the same settings to both SAN and LAN. You can view the PM Collection page from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the main menu bar, choose Admin > Performance > Collection.

The PM Collection page appears. See Figure 2-14.

Figure 2-14 Performance Collection

You can globally turn on or off the threshold and change the threshold from this page.

In addition, from the performance collection page, you can do the following:

Enable or disable the threshold. By default, the threshold is disabled.

Enable or disable the threshold ISL-only flag. By default, the threshold ISL is enabled.

Change the critical and warning threshold.

Add or remove the SAN fabric information.

Change the SAN performance collection policy for each fabric. By default, ISLs, hosts and storage are enabled.

Add or remove the LAN switches into or from the collection.

Change the LAN PM collection policy. By default, trunks are enabled.

SAN Collection

For the LAN, click the Check All check box to add all fabrics.

When you select a fabric, the default settings of the fabric are displayed. In the default view, ISLs, hosts storage, FC Flows, and FC Ethernet are displayed. You can select a fabric and modify the settings.

LAN Collection

For the LAN, you can change the LAN PM policy for all DCNM licensed Ethernet switches.

Click on a group node to select all Ethernet switches.

Fabric Extender

If a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series switch is attached to a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switch or Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switch as a Fabric Extender (FEX) and the attached switch is DCNM licensed, the PM collects tx, rx, and error discard information for all FEX interfaces that are functional. Figure 2-15 displays how the PM collects information about a FEX interface.

Figure 2-15 The FEX Interface

For more information on Cisco DCNM Licensing, see the Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 6.x.

Configuring the RRD Database

Configuring the Round Robin Database (RRD) allows you to set the intervals at which data samples are collected. After applying the configuration, the database storage format is converted to a new format at those intervals. Because database formats are incompatible with each other, you must copy the old data (before the conversion) to the $INSTALLDIR/pm directory. See the "Importing the RRD Statistics Index" section.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > Performance > Databases.

You see the Performance Database (collection interval) page.

Step 2 In the top row of the Days column, enter the number of days to collect samples at 5-minute intervals.

Step 3 In the second row of the Days column, enter the number of days to collect samples at 30-minute intervals.

Step 4 In the third row of the Days column, enter the number of days to collect samples at 2-hour intervals.

Step 5 In the bottom row of the Days column, enter the number of days to collect samples at 1-day intervals.


Note As of Cisco SAN-OS Release 3.1(1) and later releases, you can configure the sampling interval for ISLs. Select a sampling interval from the ISLs drop-down list.


Step 6 Click Apply to apply your changes, or click Defaults to reset the file sizes to the default values.

If you are applying new values, or if the current values are not the default values, you see a message indicating that the conversion of the RRD files take a certain amount of time and that the database is unavailable until then. The time that it takes depends on the difference between the old and new values.


Note The system allows you to convert data, one process at a time. When you start converting the data, the Apply and Default buttons change to Refresh and Cancel so that another process cannot be inadvertently started. The display is the same for all browsers that access the server during this time. Click Refresh to view the latest progress. Click Cancel to cancel the process of converting the data. If the job is successfully canceled, you see the Apply and Default buttons again. If the cancel job is not successful, you see a message indicating that the cancellation has failed.

If you want to perform this procedure, perform it before collecting a lot of data because data conversion can take a long time.


Importing the RRD Statistics Index


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSStop Cisco DCNM-SAN Server.

Step 2 Copy the original RRD file into $INSTALLDIR/pm/db.

Step 3 Run $INSTALLDIR/bin/pm.bat s.

Step 4 Restart Cisco DCNM-SAN and add the fabric.

Configuring Collection Thresholds


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > Performance > Thresholds.

You see the Thresholds page .

Step 2 Follow these steps to configure thresholds using absolute values:

a. To configure conditions for sending Critical notifications, check the Generate Critical check box. In the ...when traffic exceeds field, enter a number (from 5 to 95) to indicate the percentage at which the Critical notification is sent. For example, entering 10 causes a notification to be sent when traffic at any given time exceeds 10 percent of the capacity.

b. To configure conditions for sending Warning notifications, check the Generate Warning check box. In the ...when traffic exceeds field, enter a number (from 5 to 95) to indicate the percentage at which the Warning notification is sent. For example, entering 9 causes a notification to be sent when traffic at any given time exceeds 9 percent of the capacity.

Step 3 Click Apply.

Configuring Other Statistics


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > Performance > Others.

You see the Others page.

Step 2 Click Add.

You see the Add SNMP Statistic dialog box.

Step 3 From the Switch table, select the switch for which you want to add other statistics.

Step 4 From the SNMP OID drop-down list, select the OID.

Step 5 In the Display Name box, enter a new name.

Step 6 From the Type drop-down list, select the type.

Step 7 Click Add to add this statistic.

Cisco DCNM Web Client Admin Group Scope

Beginning with Cisco NX-OS Release 6.x, a new drop-down list called Scope is added to Cisco DCNM Web Client that applies to all pages except the Admin pages.

When you choose a group from the Scope drop-down list, different devices appear when you choose Inventory > Switches. See Figure 2-16.

Figure 2-16 Scope

Drop-Down List

This section includes the following topics:

Adding Switch Groups, page 1-67

Adding a Member to a Group

Moving a Member

Renaming a Group

Deleting a Group or a Member of a Group

Adding Switch Groups

Beginning with Cisco NX-OS Release 6.x, you can configure switch groups by using Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Switch Groups. See Figure 2-17.

Figure 2-17 Admin > General >

Switch Groups


Step 1

Step 2 Click the Add Group icon or press the Insert key.

A field appears that allows you to enter the name for the switch group. See Figure 2-18.

Figure 2-18 Naming a Switch Group Field


Note The Insert key does not work unless you highlight the group table first.


Step 3 Enter the name of the switch group and click outside the text field or press the Return key to complete adding the switch group. Press the Esc key to discard the text input and exit.


NoteThe switch group name validation and the maximum tree depth is 10.

If you do not choose a parent group before adding a new switch group, the new group is added on the top of the hierarchy.

Adding a Member to a Group

You can add members to an existing group from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Note In the Add Member dialog, all fabrics and the Ethernet switches are displayed under SAN and LAN radio buttons. You can select a range or multiple devices by pressing the Ctrl-Click or Shift-Click.



Step 1 DETAILED STEPSChoose the switch group to which you want to add the selected members and then click the Move Switch/Fabric to Selected Groupicon.

The Add Member to..dialog box appears. See Figure 2-19.

Figure 2-19 The Add Member to... Dialog Box


Note The members listed in the Add Member to... dialog box depends on the type of the group that you select. For example, if a LAN domain is selected, the dialog box lists the Ethernet switches only.


Step 2 Choose the members from the Default_LAN or the Default_SAN and click Add.

Selected members are added to the group.

Step 3 Highlight the switch group to which you want to add the selected members to and click Apply.

The selected member(s) are added to the group.

Step 4 Click Close to exit from the Move (LAN/SAN) Member dialog box.

Moving a Member

You can move the fabrics or Ethernet switches from one switch group to another from the Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSChoose the members that you want to move out of a group and click the Move Selected Switch/Fabric to group icon.

The Move LAN/SAN Member dialog box appears.


NoteYou must select members from the same domains. For example, LAN domains. If you select members from different domains, the Move Selected Switch/Fabric to group icon remains grayed out.

You can move the members from different groups to only one target group at a time.

Step 2 Highlight the target group that you want the members to move in to and click Apply.

Renaming a Group

You can rename a switch group from Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSDouble-click on the switch group name that you want to rename.

Step 2 Enter a new name to rename the group.


Note The name of the group cannot contain any of these special characters: ()<>,;:\\\[]`~!#$% *=}|/?.


Step 3 Press the Return key to apply changes or press the Esc key to discard the modification.

Deleting a Group or a Member of a Group

You can delete a group(s) and/or a member(s) of a group from the Cisco DCNM Web Client. When you delete a group, the associated group(s) is deleted and the fabrics or Ethernet switches of the deleted group are moved back to the default SAN or default LAN.


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSChoose the switch group or a member of a group that you want to remove.

Step 2 Click the Delete icon or press the Delete key.

A dialog box prompts you to confirm the deletion of the switch group or the member of the group. See Figure 2-20.

Figure 2-20 Deleting Switch Group Dialog Box

Step 3 Click Yes to delete or No to cancel the action.


Viewing Hosts and Virtual Hosts Information

This section contains the following topics:

Viewing Host Enclosures

Viewing Hosts

Viewing the Host Summary

Viewing Host Enclosures


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Dashboard > Hosts.

You see the list of hosts in the host enclosures table.

Step 2 Click the show details icon next to the host enclosure to view more details.

You see details such as topology, SAN traffic, and events information in the dashboard.

Viewing Hosts

Beginning with Cisco NX-OS Release 6.x, you can view and search the network servers that are connected to the Cisco NX-OS devices. Cisco DCNM extends the fabric visibility up to the server and allows you to discover and search the end devices that are attached to the network.


Note Beginning with Cisco NX-OS Release 6.x, Server Credentials, Servers, and Static Server-Adapter Mapping are no longer available.


Viewing the Host Summary


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Dashboard > Hosts.

You see the list of hosts in the host enclosures table.

Step 2 Create or modify the device alias names for host ports in any fabric. After you make the changes, click the commit icon to see the changes.


Note If you filter by hosts or enclosures, you can click a host in the resulting table to see host enclosure performance, a list of hosts, a list of hosts to which your device is connected, and the connection paths. This action allows you to see performance statistics for hosts and enclosures.

You can also filter by end devices or by port groups to view aggregate information for those port groups, such as peak and average usage.


Viewing Storage


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSFrom the menu bar, choose Dashboard > Storage.

You see the storage enclosures table.

Step 2 Click the show details icon next to the storage name to view more details.

Step 3 Click the events icon next to the storage name to view the topology and event details.

Using Cisco DCNM Web Client with SSL

By default, Cisco DCNM Web Client uses HTTP. If you want to install SSL certificates and use Cisco DCNM Web Client over HTTPS (using TCP port 443 or another custom port), you need a certificate for each external IP address that accepts secure connections. You can purchase these certificates from a well-known Certificate Authority (CA).

To enable SSL, you must set up the keystore to use either a self-signed certificate or a certificate from a trusted third-party company such as VeriSign.

This section includes the following topics:

Creating a Local Certificate

Creating a Certificate Request

Modifying Cisco DCNM Web Client to Use SSL

Creating a Local Certificate


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSSet up a keystore to use a self-signed certificate (local certificate). From the command line, enter the following command:

%JAVA_HOME%/bin/keytool -genkey -alias tomcat -keyalg RSA -keystore "C:\Program 
Files\Cisco Systems\dcm\jboss-4.2.2.GA\server\fm\conf\fmserver.jks"
 
   

Step 2 Enter your name, organization, state, and country. Enter change it when prompted for a keystore password. If you prefer to use your own password, do not forget to change the keystorepass attribute in the server.xml file. When prompted for a key password, press Enter or use the same password as the keystore password.


Note You can now follow the steps in the next section for modifying DCNM Web Client to use SSL.


To obtain a certificate from the Certificate Authority of your choice, you must create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR). The CSR is used by the certificate authority to create a certificate that identifies your website as secure.

Creating a Certificate Request


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSCreate a local certificate (as described in the previous section).


Note You must enter the domain of your website in the field first and last name in order to create a working certificate.


Step 2 Create the CSR with this command:

keytool -certreq -keyalg RSA -alias tomcat -file certreq.csr -keystore " C:\Program 
Files\Cisco Systems\dcm\jboss-4.2.2.GA\server\fm\conf\fmserver.jks"
 
   

Now you have a file called certreq.csr. The file is encoded in PEM format. You can submit it to the certificate authority. You can find instructions for submitting the file on the Certificate Authority website. You will receive a certificate.

Step 3 After you have your certificate, you can import it into your local keystore. You must first import a Chain Certificate or Root Certificate into your keystore. You can then import your certificate.

Step 4 Download a Chain Certificate from the Certificate Authority where you obtained the certificate:

For Verisign.com commercial certificates, go to this URL:

http://www.verisign.com/support/install/intermediate.html

 
   

For Verisign.com trial certificates, go to this URL:

http://www.verisign.com/support/verisign-intermediate-ca/Trial_Secure_Server_Root/index.html

 
   

For Trustcenter.de, go to this URL:

http://www.trustcenter.de/certservices/cacerts/en/en.htm#server

 
   

For Thawte.com, go to this URL:

http://www.thawte.com/certs/trustmap.html

 
   

Import the Chain Certificate into your keystore by entering the keytool -import -alias root -keystore " C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\dcm\jboss-4.2.2.GA\server\fm\conf\fmserver.jks" -trustcacerts -file filename_of_the_chain_certificate command.

Import the new certificate in X509 format by entering the keytool -import -alias tomcat -keystore " C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\dcm\jboss-4.2.2.GA\server\fm\conf\fmserver.jks" -trustcacerts -file your_certificate_filename command.

Modifying Cisco DCNM Web Client to Use SSL


Step 1 DETAILED STEPSStop Cisco DCNM Web Client if you have already launched it. If you have installed the Cisco DCNM Web Client on Windows, you can stop the service using Windows Services under Administrative Tools.

Step 2 Use a text editor to open \jboss-4.2.2.GA\server\fm\deploy\jboss-web.deployer\server.xml from the directory where DCNM Web Client is installed. You see the following lines in the beginning after some copyright information:

    <Connector className="org.apache.catalina.connector.http.HttpConnector"
               port="80" minProcessors="5" maxProcessors="75"
               enableLookups="false" redirectPort="8443"
               acceptCount="10" debug="0" connectionTimeout="60000"/>
    <!-- Define an SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8443 -->
    <!--
    <Connector className="org.apache.catalina.connector.http.HttpConnector"
               port="8443" minProcessors="5" maxProcessors="75"
               enableLookups="true"
               acceptCount="10" debug="0" scheme="https" secure="true">
      <Factory className="org.apache.catalina.net.SSLServerSocketFactory"
               clientAuth="false" protocol="TLS"/>
    </Connector>
    -->
 
   

Step 3 Comment the first <Connector> element and uncomment the second one. Note that the port changes from 8443 to 443 and keystore and keypass are added. Your file should look like the following example:

<!-- A HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8080 
      <Connector port="80" 
         maxThreads="250" protocol="HTTP/1.1" strategy="ms" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192"
         emptySessionPath="true"
         server="Apache" 
         enableLookups="false" redirectPort="8443" acceptCount="100"
         connectionTimeout="20000" disableUploadTimeout="true" allowTrace="false"/>
 
   
      -->
 
   
      <!-- Add this option to the connector to avoid problems with 
          .NET clients that don't implement HTTP/1.1 correctly 
         restrictedUserAgents="^.*MS Web Services Client Protocol 1.1.4322.*$"
      -->
                
      <!-- A AJP 1.3 Connector on port 9009 -->
      <Connector port="9009" 
         emptySessionPath="true" enableLookups="false" redirectPort="8443" 
         protocol="AJP/1.3"/>
 
   
      <!-- SSL/TLS Connector configuration using the admin devl guide keystore  -->
      <Connector port="443" 
               protocol="HTTP/1.1" SSLEnabled="true"
           maxThreads="100" strategy="ms" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192"
           emptySessionPath="true"
                     server="Apache" 
           scheme="https" secure="true" clientAuth="false" sslProtocol = "TLS" 
           securityDomain="java:/jaas/encrypt-keystore-password"
           SSLImplementation="org.jboss.net.ssl.JBossImplementation" allowTrace="false"/>
 
   

Step 4 Save this file.

Step 5 Create a keyword password from the command line by navigating to C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\dcm\fm\bin, entering Encrypter.bat ssl, and then entering changeit as the password.

Step 6 Restart Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Note If you restart Cisco DCNM-SAN Server with SSL enabled, you must restart Cisco DCNM Web Client. If you want to stop and restart Cisco DCNM-SAN Server with SSL disabled, you must restart Cisco DCNM Web Client.


Viewing Hosts Information

The hosts dashboard shows the details of the selected host such as topology, events, and SAN traffic. You can export this information to an ASCII file in a comma-separated value format that can be read by applications such as Microsoft Excel. The Filter drop-down list at the top left of the table view allows you to search for hosts.