Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 6.x
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Table of Contents

Preface

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Cisco DCNM Documentation

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Documentation

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Preface

This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of the Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 6.x . It also provides information on how to obtain related documentation.

This preface includes the following topics:

Audience

This publication is for experienced network administrators who plan to install Cisco Data Center Network Manager to configure, monitor, and maintain Cisco Nexus, Cisco MDS, and Cisco Unified Computing System products.

Document Organization

This document is organized into the following chapters:

 

Chapter
Description

Preparing to Install Cisco DCNM

Describes how to prepare for a Cisco DCNM installation.

Installing the Database for Cisco DCNM

Describes how to install the database for Cisco DCNM.

Installing Cisco DCNM Management Software

Describes how to Install Cisco DCNM.

Installing and Administering Cisco DCNM VSB on a Cisco Nexus 1010 Switch

Describes how to install Cisco DCNM Virtual Service Blade (VSB) on the Cisco Nexus 1010 switch.

Installing and Managing Licenses for Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Describes how to install and assign licenses to use Cisco DCNM.

Configuring Cisco DCNM Servers

Describes how to configure Cisco DCNM servers.

Upgrading Cisco DCNM Servers

Describes how to upgrade to the current version of Cisco DCNM.

Uninstalling Cisco DCNM

Describes how to uninstall Cisco DCNM.

Document Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

In this document, the following shortened names are used:

  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager for SAN is also referred to as Cisco DCNM-SAN.
  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager for LAN is also referred to as Cisco DCNM-LAN.

Related Documentation

This section contains information about the documentation available for Cisco DCNM and for the platforms that Cisco DCNM manages.

This section includes the following topics:

Cisco DCNM Documentation

The Cisco DCNM documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9369/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

The documentation set for Cisco DCNM includes the following documents:

Release Notes

Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 6.x

Installation and Licensing

Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 6.x

Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Guide

Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Guide, Release 6.x

Cisco DCNM for LAN Configuration Guides

FabricPath Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x

Interfaces Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x

Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x

Security Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x

System Management Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x

Unicast Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x

Virtual Device Context Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x

Virtual Device Context Quick Start, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x

Web Services API Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x

Cisco DCNM for SAN Configuration Guides

System Management Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 6.x

Interfaces Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 6.x

Fabric Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 6.x

Quality of Service Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 6.x

Security Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 6.x

IP Services Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 6.x

Intelligent Storage Services Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 6.x

High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 6.x

Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 6.x

SMI-S and Web Services Programming Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 6.x

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9902/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10110/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 3000 Series switch documentation is available at the following-URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11541/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10596/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9670/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9902/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation , which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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