There are some great opportunities to try out some of our great software features in the MDS portfolio. Both Cisco® Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and the SAN Analytics software products can be deployed and utilized with full product capabilities for up to 120 days. This will allow customers to test drive these amazing technologies in their environments to get a feel for their capabilities before they purchase.
1. Cisco MDS SAN Analytics
2. Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Explore Cisco’s data center networking MDS SAN Analytics for up to 120 days for free. Simply activate the feature on your Cisco MDS 32Gbps portfolio products and quickly start to learn about and see end-to-end metrics within your Cisco MDS SAN fabrics. This capability will provide the detailed information needed to truthfully understand what is happening and where in your Cisco MDS SAN fabric. This trial provides the full product capability and allows you to see and troubleshoot up to 40,000Fibre Channel flows per direct class switch and 20,000 per fixed switch. Amazing capability built right into the hardware.
Requirements for the trial: 32Gbps Cisco MDS product with a minimum level of code to support SAN Analytics on that product. Please see the specific release notes to ensure capability.
More information can be found here about the Cisco SAN Analytics offering.
Check out the SAN Analytics configuration guide.
Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is a modern network management application that brings your MDS SAN fabric to life. DCNM provides capabilities from initial switch configuration to comprehensive SAN Analytics visualization, and everything in between. This trial provides the full product capability and allows you see and manage up to 500 MDS and Cisco Nexus® switches for up to 60 days. See trends, make changes, and fully understand end-to-end fabric latency all in a single pane of glass.
Requirements for the trial: Any Cisco MDS or Cisco Nexus product (that supports storage traffic).
More information can be found here about the Cisco Data Center Network Manager.
To activate the DCNM trial, all you have to do is download DCNM (for free) from www.cisco.com and install the product. After installation is complete, the 60-day trial starts.