Overview of DCNM-LAN
This chapter provides a brief overview of Cisco Data Center Network Manager for LAN (DCNM-LAN).
For information about the specific Cisco Nexus products supported by DCNM-LAN, see the Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 7.1.x.
This chapter includes the following sections:
DCNM-LAN Client and Server
DCNM-LAN is a Java-based client-server application. For Java requirements, server system requirements, and client system requirements, see the Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 7.1.x.
Figure 12-1 shows the DCNM-LAN client-server environment. The DCNM-LAN client communicates with the DCNM-LAN server only, never directly with managed Cisco NX-OS devices. The DCNM-LAN server uses the XML management interface of Cisco NX-OS devices to manage and monitor them. The XML management interface is a programmatic method based on the NETCONF protocol that complements the command-line interface (CLI) functionality. For more information, see the Cisco NX-OS XML Interface User Guide.
Figure 12-1 DCNM-LAN Client-Server Environment
Features in Cisco DCNM-LAN, Release 5.2
Cisco DCNM-LAN Release 7.1.x supports the configuration and monitoring of the following Cisco NX-OS features:
– Physical and virtual ports
– Port channels and virtual port channels (vPCs)
– Loopback and management interfaces
– VLAN network interfaces (sometimes referred to as switched virtual interfaces or SVIs)
– VLANs and private VLANs (PVLAN)
– Spanning Tree Protocol, including Rapid Spanning Tree (RST) and Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MST)
– Fabric Extender
– Link-state tracking
– Serial Over LAN
– Chassis Internal Network
– Fibre-Channel-over-Ethernet Initiation Protocol (FIP) snooping
– Port profiles
– Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP), object tracking, and keychain management
– Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
– Access control lists
– IEEE 802.1X
– Authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA)
– Role-based access control
– Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping
– Dynamic Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) inspection
– IP Source Guard
– Traffic storm control
– Port security
– Virtual Device Context
– Hardware resource utilization with Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM) statistics
– Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)
DCNM-LAN includes the following features for assistance with management of your network:
- Topology viewer
- Network servers
- Device groups
- Event browser
- Configuration Delivery Management
- Configuration Change Management
- Device OS Management
- Hardware and virtual switch inventory
DCNM-LAN includes the following administrative features:
- DCNM-LAN server user accounts
- Device discovery
- Automatic synchronization with discovered devices
- Statistical data collection management
- DCNM-LAN server and client logging
DCNM-LAN supports the following platforms:
- Cisco Nexus 1000V switches
- Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders
- Cisco Nexus 3000 Series switches
- Cisco Nexus 4000 Series switches
- Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches
- Cisco Nexus 6000 Series switches
– DCNM-LAN supports both fixed and removable expansion modules.
– In DCNM-LAN, the interface breakout feature can be configured through configuring the delivery feature, and not as a part of configuring an Ethernet interface.
DCNM-LAN provides limited support for the Catalyst 6500 Series switches that runs classic IOS version 12.2(33)SXI or higher.
– DCNM-LAN supports the viewing of the current configuration attributes of the device.
– DCNM-LAN does not support changing the configuration of the device.
– DCNM-LAN supports the Firewall Service Module (FWSM) version 4.0 or higher for the Catalyst 6500 Series switches.
- Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switches
Documentation About DCNM-LAN
The documentation for DCNM-LAN includes several configuration guides and other documents. For more information about the DCNM-LAN documentation, see the “$paratext>” section.