Cisco DNCM, Release
10.0(1), includes the new features, enhancements, and hardware support that are
described in the following section:
From Release 10.0(1), Cisco DCNM appliances (OVA/ISO) allows you to
manage Switches with an Active-Standby DCNM pair. This new form of
high-availability mechanism leverages the replication capabilities of the
built-in PostgreSQL database. At any given time, the DCNM runs only on the
Active node. The Standby node synchronizes its database and file system at
regular intervals. When the Active node fails, the Standby node becomes active.
This HA mechanism also eliminates the external dependency on the Oracle
database for enterprise setups.
encapsulates and defines the properties of the Fabric, and binds all the
Leaf/Spine/Border Leaf/Edge Router and other entities that fall into the
purview of the Fabric. In Cisco DCNM Release 10.0(x), the multi-fabric feature
is enabled for fabrics of different encapsulation types, such as FabricPath and
VXLAN fabric. All the encapsulation types can exist together and the
fabric-level consistency can be validated.
Interface on HTML 5
10.0(1), Cisco DCNM adapted HTML 5 for the Web Client. It also enables
consolidated topology views and simplifies menus.
The new topology
allows you to arrange the menu bar dynamically
for Cisco Nexus
Cisco Nexus 5600
Series, Cisco 7000 Series and Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches (in standalone
mode) can be identified in a VxLAN topology by marking the VXLAN Tunnel End
Point (VTEP) with a different icon. VxLAN support allows you to perform the
of VxLAN topology. This is available for Cisco Nexus 5600 Series, Cisco 7000
Series and Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches (in standalone mode). The VTEPs are
marked with a different icon.
VTEP devices based on Visual Networking Index (VNI) or multicast address.
multicast address, mapped VLAN and VNI status in tabular format for a given VNI
or multicast address.
mismatch in multicast address configuration for a given VNI.
peers of VTEP for a given VNI.
VNIs, multicast addresses, VNI statuses, and mapped VLANs of a particular VTEP
in the switch inventory window.
From Cisco DCNM
Release 10.0(1), Multi-Site Manager (MSM) feature allows you to perform the
overall health of the switches (inside SAN and LAN Fabric) in each site
which DCNM Server (site) is managing a given switch
upstream LAN switch of a given host/virtual machine
which LAN switches have active VXLAN segment
10.0(1), Cisco DCNM allows you to access the following SAN features from the
Cisco DCNM Web Client.
From Cisco DCNM
Release 10.0(1), Cisco DCNM
Client > Configure > Backup > Switch Configuration > Archive Jobs
> Archive Jobs supports job scheduling for selected list of
devices. You can archive the device configuration in the file server. Cisco
DCNM allows you to copy and restore the configurations and supports Golden
management for MDS9000 Series SAN Switch and Fabric
Cisco DCNM Release
10.0(1) provides five templates to customize and save user-defined
policies—Normal, Aggressive, Most Aggressive, Default and Slowdrain. These
policies will be saved in the DCNM database. You can select the policy to push
to the selected fabric or switch with desired port type. The system-defined
templates cannot be modified. However, you can edit, save, and delete the
The virtual port
channel (vPC) feature enables you to view the links that are physically
connected to different devices as a single port channel. The Cisco DCNM Web
Client helps you to configure and identify the inconsistent vPCs, and resolve
the inconsistencies in each vPC.
From the Cisco
Client > Configure > Deploy > VPC to configure the vPC.
From the Cisco
Client > Monitor > LAN > VPC > vPC Consistency to view
the vPC consistency status.
10.0(1), Cisco DCNM allows you to manage the images on the switches through
Client > Configure > Image Management
You can perform
You can also
upload the images and save it on the Cisco DCNM
Client > Configure > Image Management > Repositories.
In addition to
the Java script functionality, Cisco DCNM Release 10.0(1) allows you to execute
a CLI on the Switch. The CLI output is parsed to aid in automation of the
common tasks such as:
IPv6 address- based on the allotted Ipv4 address range
search or matching
from within a template, append your custom java script function call to the
on the DCNM 10 Server in the template repository path under:
Templates for VXLAN and Fabricpath
From Cisco DCNM
Release 10.0(1), Cisco provides you a set of defined templates to aid in POAP
operations. You can download Cisco-defined templates from
on how to download and install POAP templates, refer to
Installation Guide, Release 10.0(x).
hardware are supported in Cisco DCNM Release 10.0(1).
92160YC-X—High performance 1RU box, 48 1/10/25-Gb host ports
9272Q—High-performance, 72-port\40-Gb fixed switching 2RU box.
With 5.76 Tbps of bandwidth
1/10-Gbps (SFP+) ports and 6 Quad SFP+ (QSFP+) uplink port, 1 RU box
100-Gigabit CFP2 I/O module
Ethernet uplink ports N9K-M4PC-CFP2