The Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager is a system designed to highly simplify and optimize the full lifecycle management of a switch fabric based on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches. The Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager provides point-and-click methods for performing fabric management tasks such as adding, removing, and configuring network components. The configurable network components include switchpools, switches, switch interfaces, foreign devices (such as hosts), virtual routing and forwarding topologies (VRFs), port channels and broadcast domains.
The Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager user interface leverages an intuitive Navigation menu to easily move between the main functions of the system. The main system functions include switchpools, profiles, faults, racks, VRFs, images, upgrades, and authentication.
The Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager also introduces Auto Fabric Provisioning (AFP), which enables the Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager to manage switches that have not yet received any configuration. Through AFP, you can specify the initial switch configuration using the desired management IP address, username, password, and Cisco NX-OS software release. Your initial configuration is automatically applied to the device before being imported into the switchpool.
For configuration information, see the Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager Configuration Guide, Release 1.1(1) .