Cisco Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller

Get complete automation, extensive visibility, and consistent operations for your hybrid cloud environment.

Why choose Cisco Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller?

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller (NDFC) is the network management platform for all NX-OS-enabled deployments. It spans new fabric architectures, storage network deployments, and IP Fabric for Media. NDFC 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.

Hybrid Cloud

Benefit from automated network connectivity, consistent network management, and simplified operations for hybrid cloud environments.

Solution capabilities

Fabric controller

Gain comprehensive management, control, monitoring, troubleshooting, and maintenance for LAN with automated multicloud connectivity and IP Fabric for Media (IPFM) .

SAN controller

Get consolidated management for MDS 9000 fabrics, control for SAN admin functions, insights, telemetry, and slow-drain analysis.

Fabric discovery

This solution provides discovery, inventory, and topology for LAN deployments. It also enables Day 2 operations capabilities.

Mac IaaS leader scales business on demand

We use Cisco DCNM to automate and orchestrate our top of rack switches. And we’re looking forward to using Cisco Nexus Dashboard, which unifies operational tools across all of our network fabrics and data centers.

Khoa Tran, Network Architect, MacStadium

Networking software subscriptions

Cisco Smart Licensing is a flexible and secure licensing model that provides 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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Starting with DCNM release 12.0, Cisco Data Center Network Manager is now Cisco Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller.

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