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Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Get complete automation, extensive visibility, and consistent operations for your data center.

Why choose Cisco DCNM for your data center?

Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is the network management platform for all NX-OS-enabled deployments, spanning new fabric architectures, IP Fabric for Media, and storage networking deployments. Cisco DCNM provides:

Accelerate provisioning from days to minutes, and simplify deployments.

Reduce troubleshooting cycles with graphical operational visibility for topology, network fabric, and infrastructure.

Eliminate configuration errors with templated deployment models and automatic compliance remediation.

Cisco DCNM solutions and features

Storage networking management

Single point of management for MDS 9000 fabrics, graphical control for SAN admin functions, insights telemetry, and slow-drain analysis.

IP Fabric for Media


Control for IP digital media; supports flow policy management, third-party integration, and workflow provisioning for IP media.

Automation and consistency


Dashboard for single point of management; automated fabric deployment; automatic remediation; device lifecycle management.

Monitoring and visibility (video 7:49)

Real-time health summary for fabric, devices, and topology, correlated visibility for fabric, and triggered alarms.

Nexus Dashboard

A single platform for full-lifecycle data center automation.

Multi-Site Orchestrator

Consistent network and policy orchestration across multiple data centers through a single pane of glass.

Analyst perspectives

Miercom Insights: What you need to know about data center network management

Gartner has named Cisco a Magic Quadrant Leader for Data Center and Cloud Networking 2020

Cisco is named a Customers' Choice in the 2020 Gartner Peer Insights 'Voice of the Customer'

Mac IaaS leader scales business on demand

We have about 650 Cisco Nexus 9000s total. They're extremely reliable, and they allow us to stretch L2 and L3 between data centers for multisite connectivity and configuration.

Khoa Tran, Network Architect, MacStadium

Improve results with our services

Cisco services help determine IT readiness, simplify operations, and reduce risk through expert guidance and centralized support.

Networking software subscriptions

Cisco Smart Licensing is a flexible and secure licensing model that provides you with an easier, faster, and more consistent way to purchase, activate, manage, renew, and upgrade software products across the Cisco portfolio and across your organization.

Networking Essentials

For single data centers. Includes both NX-OS or ACI management and operations capabilities.

Networking Advantage

For multiple data centers and/or clouds. Includes advanced capabilities on top of Networking Essentials.

Networking Premier

For multiple data centers and/or clouds. Get Networking Advantage plus Assurance and Insights Day 2 ops.


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