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Release Notes for Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Release 3.1(1p)
Release Date: January 24, 2007
Text Part Number: OL-12562-01 B0
This document describes the caveats and limitations for Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Release 3.1(1p). Use this document in conjunction with documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.
Note Cisco Fabric Manager 3.1(1p) works in conjunction with Cisco MDS SAN-OS Releases 2.x and higher including Release 3.1(1). All release notes may have been updated with new information on restrictions and caveats. For the most recent information on your corresponding Cisco MDS SAN-OS release, refer to the following website: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/ps4159/ps4358/prod_release_notes_list.html
Table 1 shows the on-line change history for this document.
Table 1 Online History Change
Revision Date Description
Created release notes.
Added a note to the "Compact Flash Report" section.
This document includes the following sections:
The Cisco Fabric Manager provides an alternative to the command-line interface (CLI) for most switch configuration commands. Fabric Manager provides powerful Fibre Channel troubleshooting tools. These in-depth health and configuration analysis capabilities leverage unique MDS 9000 switch capabilities: Fibre Channel Ping and Traceroute.
The Cisco Fabric Manager includes these management applications:
•Fabric Manager (client and server)
•Fabric Manager Web Services
For detailed information on using Cisco Fabric Manager to configure a Cisco MDS 9000 Family switch, refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide. For information on using the CLI to configure a Cisco MDS 9000 Family switch, refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide or the Cisco MDS 9020 Switch Configuration Guide and Command Reference.
Upgrading Your Version of Cisco Fabric Manager
To upgrade your version of Cisco Fabric Manager, or install Fabric Manager for the first time, follow these steps:
Step 1 If you have installed a previous version of Cisco MDS Fabric Manager, uninstall the software before proceeding. To uninstall, go to Start > Programs > Cisco MDS 9000 > Uninstall.
Step 2 Download m9000-fm-3.1.1p.jar from the Software Center on Cisco.com (http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/mds-fm). You must have a CCO account to access the files on Software Center.
Note As of Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.1, Cisco Fabric Manager requires Java 1.5.
Step 3 Launch the Fabric Manager installation program by doing one of the following:
a. Navigate to the folder where you have downloaded the file and double-click it.
b. Open the file using Internet Explorer.
c. Enter java -jar m9000-fm-3.1.1p.jar on the Windows or UNIX command line.
Step 4 Select an installation folder for Fabric Manager on your workstation. The default location is C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\MDS 9000 for Windows. On a Solaris or Linux machine, the installation path name is /usr/local/cisco_mds9000 or $HOME/cisco_mds9000, depending on the permissions of the user performing the installation.
Note The Fabric Manager Server and the Fabric Manager Client must be able to communicate with each other at all times. They can be installed on different workstations or the same workstation.
Step 5 Check the Use Global Device Aliases in place of the FC Aliases check box if you want to use global device aliases or replace existing per VSAN FC aliases with global device aliases.
Step 6 Check the Don't install and run FM Server check box if you are installing just the Fabric Manager Client on a remote workstation.
Note For other methods and details on upgrading, downgrading, and uninstalling Cisco Fabric Manager, refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide and the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Quick Configuration Guide.
Step 7 Click Finish to complete the Cisco Fabric Manager installation.
New Feature in Cisco MDS Fabric Manager Release 3.1(1p)
This section describes the new feature introduced in Cisco Fabric Manager Release 3.1(1p).
Compact Flash Report
Cisco Fabric Manager 3.1(1p) includes a reporting feature that automatically scans your switch fabric and reports the status of Compact Flash on certain line cards.
Note The Compact Flash Check Utility described in this section was incorporated into Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.1(3), in May 2007, and was removed from the Software Center on Cisco.com.
The Compact Flash report can be used on switches running Cisco MDS 9000 SAN-OS Release 2.x and higher. Creating the report includes the following procedures:
•Upgrade to Cisco Fabric Manager Release 3.1(1p). See Upgrading Your Version of Cisco Fabric Manager.
•Download the Compact Flash Check Utility (m9000-lc1-gplug-mz.1.0.2.bin).
•Run the Compact Flash Report.
To download the Compact Flash Check Utility (m9000-lc1-gplug-mz.1.0.2.bin), follow these steps:
Step 1 Download m9000-lc1-gplug-mz.1.0.2.bin from the Software Center on Cisco.com (http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/mds-utilities). You must have a CCO account to access the files on Software Center.
Step 2 Save the Compact Flash Check Utility to a tftp server. You will need this tftp server address for Step 5 below.
To run the Compact Flash Report, follow these steps:
Step 3 Launch Cisco MDS Fabric Manager.
Step 4 Select the fabrics that you want to run the report for.
Step 5 Select Tools > Compact Flash Report. You will see the Compact Flash Report dialogue box with all switches selected and a suggested file name and location for the report. You must change the Flash Check Utility URL tftp:// location to the tftp server location from Step 2.
Step 6 Click OK to run the report.
The Compact Flash Report window will show Success: Finished Check when a switch has been checked.
Note A green indicator light showing Success: Finished Check indicates only that the switch was checked. You must examine the log file for Compact Flash status.
If you see Error: Failed to copy plugin file, please verify that the Flash Check Utility URL tftp:// location is accurate. If necessary, enter the correct location and Click OK to run the report again.
Step 7 Open the log file report for detailed information about Compact Flash status.
Limitations and Restrictions
There are no limitations and restrictions for Cisco Fabric Manager Release 3.1(1p).
There are no caveats for Cisco Fabric Manager Release 3.1(1p).
The documentation set for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family includes the following documents. To find a document online, use the Cisco MDS SAN-OS Documentation Locator at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/products_documentation_roadmap09186a00804500c1.html.
For information on IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller Storage Software for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family, refer to the IBM TotalStorage Support website: http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2062-2300/
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS SAN-OS Releases
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Storage Services Interface Images
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS SVC Releases
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS 9000 EPLD Images
•Cisco MDS 9000 SAN-OS Hardware and Software Compatibility Information
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Interoperability Support Matrix
•Cisco MDS Storage Services Module Interoperability Support Matrix
•Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for IBM SAN Volume Controller Software for Cisco MDS 9000
•Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for Storage Service Interface Images
Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information
•Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family
•Cisco MDS 9124 Multilayer Fabric Switch Quick Start Guide
•Cisco MDS 9500 Series Hardware Installation Guide
•Cisco MDS 9200 Series Hardware Installation Guide
•Cisco MDS 9100 Series Hardware Installation Guide
•Cisco MDS 9020 Fabric Switch Hardware Installation Guide
Cisco Fabric Manager
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Quick Configuration Guide
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide
•Cisco MDS 9000 Fabric Manager Online Help
•Cisco MDS 9000 Fabric Manager Web Services Online Help
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Database Schema
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Services Module Software Installation and Upgrade Guide
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Quick Configuration Guide
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Quick Command Reference
•Cisco MDS 9020 Fabric Switch Configuration Guide and Command Reference
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family SAN Volume Controller Configuration Guide
Troubleshooting and Reference
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Troubleshooting Guide
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family MIB Quick Reference
•Cisco MDS 9020 Fabric Switch MIB Quick Reference
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family SMI-S Programming Reference
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family System Messages Reference
•Cisco MDS 9020 Fabric Switch System Messages Reference
Installation and Configuration Note
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family SSM Configuration Note
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Port Analyzer Adapter Installation and Configuration Note
•Cisco 10-Gigabit Fibre Channel X2 Transceiver Module Installation Note
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