- (v. 6.1)
- 1 switch
Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) combines management of both Ethernet and storage networks in a single dashboard. The dashboard enables network and storage administrators to troubleshoot health and performance across the whole range of Cisco NX-OS Software platforms, including the Cisco Nexus and Cisco MDS 9000 Families, regardless of protocol type such as Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Ethernet, IBM Fibre Connection (FICON), and Small Computer System over IP (iSCSI). By using Cisco DCNM, IT administrators can identify available port capacity, reclaim orphaned ports, and maintain inventory of logical and physical switch components. Cisco DCNM also simplifies deployment SAN and LAN components by providing wizard- and template-based provisioning and configuration. Role-based access control (RBAC) helps separate configuration of LAN and SAN networks on converged network switches. DCNM supports TACACS+, RADIUS, and now Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) remote authentication protocols to help manage user access to switching infrastructure.