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This chapter describes various Cisco MDS 9000 Family and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switch events such as performance, and inventory that you can monitor from a remote location using a web browser. This chapter contains the following sections:
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Information About Cisco DCNM Web Client, page 2-5 Viewing Health Information, page 2-12 Viewing Performance Information, page 2-14 Viewing Inventory Information, page 2-22 Viewing and Creating Custom Reports, page 2-27 Administering DCNM Web Client, page 2-33 Cisco DCNM-SAN Web Search Engine, page 2-46 Configuring Backups Using DCNM Web Client, page 2-47 Viewing Hosts and Virtual Hosts Information, page 2-49 Viewing Dashboard Summary Information, page 2-51

Information About Cisco DCNM Web Client
With DCNM Web Client, you can monitor Cisco MDS 9000 Family, Cisco Nexus 7000 Series or Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switch events, performance, and inventory, and perform minor administrative tasks. DCNM Web Client provides the following features:


Summary dashboard—The summary dashboard provides a quick view of Inventory, Health, Daily Performance, Top Hosts, Top Storage, Federation and Topology in separate windows. It provides real-time monitoring of fabrics with visibility into traffic fluctations and helps establish baseline traffic patterns. You can double-click the dashboard to expand a specific window for a more detailed view of individual network components. The dashboard also displays all the information needed to manage the virtual environment including performance charts, inventory information, events, and virtual machine and VMware ESX utilization information.

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Host dashboard—The host dashboard provides you all the information related to all the SAN hosts and virtual hosts that are discovered. The host dashboard provides very detailed information related to the network, such as I/O traffic, disk latency, CPU, memory statistics, topology, and events about each individual host and virtual machines that are configured on top of the virtual host. The host dashboard consists of four panels:
– Host panel—Provides information about SAN hosts and the virtual hosts. – Chart panel—Provides the I/O statistics, CPU and memory information, and disk latency of

individual hosts or virtual machines.
– Topology panel—Provides end-to-end topology layout and path information between host

enclosures and storage enclosures. The virtual machine topology view shows all of the dependencies from the virtual machine out to the physical host, through the fabric, and to the storage array with easy access to a detailed view of the path attributes.
– Event panel—Provides information about events of all of the switch ports that are configured

with a specific host enclosure.


Summary and drill down reports—The Performance Manager summary report provides a high-level view of your network performance. These reports list the average and peak throughput and provides hot-links to additional performance graphs and tables with additional statistics. Both tabular and graphical reports are available for all interconnections monitored by Performance Manager. Performance Manager also analyzes daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly trends. You can also view the results for specific time intervals using the interactive zooming functionality. These reports are only available if you create a collection using Performance Manager and start the collector. To view historical performance reports, you need to install Adobe Flash Player 10 or later. Zero maintenance database for statistics storage—No maintenance is required to maintain Performance Manager’s round-robin database, because its size does not grow over time. At prescribed intervals the oldest samples are averaged (rolled-up) and saved. A full two days of raw samples are saved for maximum resolution. The resolution gradually is reduced as groups of the oldest samples are rolled up together. Downloading Cisco DCNM-SAN Client, page 2-6 Launching DCNM Web Client, page 2-7 Navigating DCNM Web Client, page 2-8 Using DCNM Web Client with SSL, page 2-9



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Downloading Cisco DCNM-SAN Client
You must use DCNM Web Client to launch Cisco DCNM-SAN Client.

Detailed Steps
To launch Cisco DCNM-SAN Client, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3

Log on to DCNM Web Client. From the top right corner, choose Download. Click the link for Cisco DCNM-SAN client.

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If you are launching Cisco DCNM-SAN Client for the first time, you see a message asking whether you want to create shortcuts for Cisco DCNM-SAN.
Step 4

Click Yes to create shortcuts for Cisco DCNM-SAN.

Note

This message only appears the first time you launch Cisco DCNM-SAN Client.

Launching DCNM Web Client
Before you can use DCNM Web Client to monitor a switch, the service must be started on the server you are connecting through. The browser does not have to be on the same workstation where DCNM Web Client is installed.

Detailed Steps
To launch DCNM Web Client, follow these steps:
Step 1

If you are on the same workstation where you installed DCNM Web Client, then open your browser and in the Location field enter http://localhost:PORT. Enter your port number if you specified a different port during installation. You can omit the port number if you used port 80 by default. If you are on a different workstation from where you installed Cisco DCNM Web Client, then open your browser and in the Location field enter http://<yourServerAddress>:PORT, where <yourServerAddress> is the address where you installed Cisco DCNM Web Client, and PORT is 80 by default. Enter your port number if you specified a different port during installation.

Tip

Choose Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services to verify that DCNM Web Client has started. To start Cisco DCNM Web Client, use a browser to go to the location of the service. You can also view this information using the Admin > Status menu of the Cisco DCNM Web Client. On a UNIX workstation, use the following command:
$ /usr/local/cisco_mds9000/bin/FMWebClient.sh status

You see the DCNM Web Client Login dialog box . The text field at the bottom shows the Message of the Day from the server you logged into. Enter your user name and password. Click Login.

Step 2 Step 3

Note

If you have a new installation of Cisco DCNM-SAN, the default user ID and password is admin/password. We recommend you change your password the first time you use Cisco DCNM-SAN Server. If you do not have a new installation, you can use any existing passwords.

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You see DCNM Web Client window .

Note

If you are using Firefox to access DCNM Web Client, you may receive a warning message indicating a problem with the security certificate of the website. To resolve this issue, you may need to add the security exception. To add the security exception, follow these steps:

Step 1 Step 2

On the warning page, click Or you can add an exception. Click Add Exception. The Add Security Exception dialog appears. Click Get Certificate. Read the text describing the problems with this site. Click Confirm Security Exception.

Step 3

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Navigating DCNM Web Client
With most screens, DCNM Web Client has standardized certain navigation conventions.

Navigation Tree
You can use the filter navigation tree in the left pane to access the areas you want as follows:
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Select SAN to view information for all fabrics and VSANs in the SAN. When you do this, a Fabric column is added as the first column of the tables. Click a fabric folder to view information for that specific fabric. Expand the fabric folders (by clicking the + or - icons in front of the folders) in some of the screens to see a list of VSANs in that fabric. Select a VSAN to view information for that VSAN.

The features accessible from the tabs are limited to the areas you select in the filter tree.

Table Filtering and Navigation
You can filter the display of some tables to view subsets of the information. At the top right of these tables are one or more drop-down lists. Select an item from these lists, and then click Filter to filter the table information on that item. You can change the number of rows displayed per page by selecting a number from the Rows per page drop-down list at the lower left corner of the table. Once you select a number, the table is updated with the new number of rows; you do not have to click a button. For tables with multiple pages of information, you can:


Go to the first or last page of the table by clicking the first page or last page icons (arrows with a bar in front of it)

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Go to the next page or previous page by clicking the next page or previous page icons (arrows) Go to a specific page by entering the page number in the Go to page field and clicking the Go button.

You can search certain columns in the tables for information if a table column has a black icon next to the column head. Click the icon to display a Search dialog box.

Printing
There is a Print icon in the lower right corner of some tables. Click this icon to view the table in a printer-friendly format. You can then print the page from the browser.

Exporting to a File
There is an Export icon in the lower right corner of some tables. Click this icon to export the data to a .CSV file that can be read by programs such as Microsoft Excel.

Sorting Columns
On some screens, you can click a column head to sort the information for that column.

Using DCNM Web Client with SSL
DCNM Web Client uses TCP port 80 by default. If you want to install SSL certificates and use DCNM Web Client over HTTPS (using TCP port 443 or another custom port), you need a certificate for each external IP address that accepts secure connections. You can purchase these certificates from a well-known Certificate Authority (CA). To enable SSL, users must set up the keystore to use either a self-signed certificate or a certificate from a trusted third-party company such as Verisign.

Detailed Steps
To create a local certificate, follow these steps:
Step 1

Set up a keystore to use self-signed certificate (local certificate). From the command line, enter the following command:
%JAVA_HOME%/bin/keytool -genkey -alias tomcat -keyalg RSA -keystore "C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\MDS 9000\keystore"

Step 2

Enter your name, organization, state, and country. Enter changeit when prompted for a keystore password. If you prefer to use your own password, do not forget to change the keystorepass attribute in the server.xml file. When prompted for a key password, press Enter or use the same password as the keystore password.

Note

You can now follow the steps in the next section for modifying DCNM Web Client to use SSL.

In order to obtain a certificate from the Certificate Authority of your choice, you must create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR). The CSR is used by the certificate authority to create a certificate that identifies your website as secure.

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Detailed Steps
To create a CSR, follow these steps:
Step 1

Create a local certificate (as described in the previous section).

Note

You must enter the domain of your website in the field first and last name in order to create a working certificate.

Step 2

The CSR is then created with this command:
keytool -certreq -keyalg RSA -alias tomcat -file certreq.csr -keystore "C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\MDS 9000\keystore"

Now you have a file called certreq.csr. The file is encoded in PEM format. You can submit it to the certificate authority. You can find instructions for submitting the file on the Certificate Authority website. You will receive a certificate.
Step 3 Step 4

Once you have your certificate, you can import it into your local keystore. You must first import a Chain Certificate or Root Certificate into your keystore. You can then import your certificate. Download a Chain Certificate from the Certificate Authority where you obtained the certificate:


For Verisign.com commercial certificates, go to: http://www.verisign.com/support/install/intermediate.html



For Verisign.com trial certificates, go to: http://www.verisign.com/support/verisign-intermediate-ca/Trial_Secure_Server_Root/index.html



For Trustcenter.de, go to: http://www.trustcenter.de/certservices/cacerts/en/en.htm#server



For Thawte.com, go to: http://www.thawte.com/certs/trustmap.html



Import the Chain Certificate into your keystore by entering the following command: keytool -import -alias root -keystore "C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\MDS 9000\keystore" -trustcacerts -file filename_of_the_chain_certificate



Import the new certificate in X509 format: keytool -import -alias tomcat -keystore "C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\MDS 9000\keystore" -trustcacerts -file your_certificate_filename

To modify DCNM Web Client to use SSL, follow these steps:

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Stop DCNM Web ClientDCNM Web Client if you have already launched it. If you installed this on Windows, you can stop the service using Windows Services under Administrative Tools. Use a text editor to open \jboss\server\default\deploy\jboss-web.deployer\server.xml from the directory where DCNM Web Client is installed. You see the following lines in the beginning after some copyright information:
<Connector className="org.apache.catalina.connector.http.HttpConnector" port="80" minProcessors="5" maxProcessors="75" enableLookups="false" redirectPort="8443" acceptCount="10" debug="0" connectionTimeout="60000"/> <!-- Define an SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8443 --> <!-<Connector className="org.apache.catalina.connector.http.HttpConnector" port="8443" minProcessors="5" maxProcessors="75" enableLookups="true" acceptCount="10" debug="0" scheme="https" secure="true"> <Factory className="org.apache.catalina.net.SSLServerSocketFactory" clientAuth="false" protocol="TLS"/> </Connector> -->

Step 3

Comment the first <Connector> element and uncomment the second one. Note that the port changes from 8443 to 443 and keystore and keypass are added. Your file should look like the following example:
<!-<Connector className="org.apache.catalina.connector.http.HttpConnector" port="80" minProcessors="5" maxProcessors="75" enableLookups="false" redirectPort="8443" acceptCount="10" debug="0" connectionTimeout="60000"/> --> <!-- Define an SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8443 --> <Connector className="org.apache.catalina.connector.http.HttpConnector" port="443" minProcessors="5" maxProcessors="75" enableLookups="true" acceptCount="10" debug="0" scheme="https" secure="true"> <Factory className="org.apache.catalina.net.SSLServerSocketFactory" clientAuth="false" protocol="TLS" keystoreFile="C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\MDS 9000\keystore" keystorePass="changeit"/> </Connector>

Step 4 Step 5

Save this file. Restart DCNM Web Client.

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If you restart Cisco DCNM-SAN Server with SSL enabled, you must restart DCNM Web Client. If you want to stop and restart Cisco DCNM-SAN Server with SSL disabled, then you must restart DCNM Web Client. Viewing Hosts Information The hosts dashboard shows the details of the of the selected host such as topology, events and SAN traffic. You can export this information to an ASCII file in comma-separated value format that can be read by applications such as Microsoft Excel. The Filter drop-down list at the top left of the table view allows you to search.

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Viewing Health Information
The Health menu shows events and issues for the selected items, persistent across user sessions. The Health menu contains the following sub menus:
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Summary—Shows a summary of events and problems for all SANs, or a selected SAN, fabric, or switch. You can click any of the blue links for more information about that item. Accounting—Shows a list of accounting events. Events—Shows a detailed list of fabric events. You can filter these events by fabric scope, date, and type of event. Syslog—Shows a detailed list of system messages. You can filter these events by severity, date, and type of event. Syslog Archives—Shows archived list of system messages.

This section contains the following topics:
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Viewing Accounting Information, page 2-12 Viewing Events Information, page 2-12 Viewing Syslog Information, page 2-13 Viewing Syslog Archives Information, page 2-13

Viewing Accounting Information
Detailed Steps
To view accounting information, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Health > Accounting. You see the accounting window. Expand a fabric and choose one of the switches to display accounting information for that switch.

Step 2

Viewing Events Information
Detailed Steps
To view a detailed list of events and hardware or accounting, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Health > Events. You see the Events window as.

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Expand a fabric to display event information for that fabric.

Viewing Syslog Information
Detailed Steps
To view a detailed list of system messages, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Health > Syslog. You see the Syslog table. Select one of the fabrics to display a table of syslog information for that fabric. Expand a fabric and select one of the switches to display syslog information for that switch. If you have selected a fabric and one or more switches in that fabric have system messages, you see Events, Hardware, Accounting, and Link Incidents in the Files column. Click one of these message types to see system messages for the switches in that fabric filtered by the message type you clicked.

Step 2 Step 3 Step 4

Note

To sort the system messages, click the filter icon on the top-right corner of the window, select the message type and interval, and then click Filter.

Viewing Syslog Archives Information
Detailed Steps
To view a detailed list of syslog archives, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Health > Syslog Archives. You see the Syslog Archives pane. Select one of the fabrics to display a table of syslog archives information for that fabric. Expand a fabric and select one of the switches to display syslog archives information for that switch. If you have selected a fabric, you see switch name, registration information and link incidents in the Files column.

Step 2 Step 3 Step 4

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To view MDS configuration changes, choose accountingX.log under Files. To view the configuration changes of a switch using Device Manager, choose Logs > DCNM-SAN Server > Accounting > Current.

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Viewing Performance Information
The Performance option shows an overview of the average throughput and link utilization of SAN components. You see pie charts for the throughput and utilization. You can click a pie chart to view a table of the data. In these tables, clicking a blue link displays a graph of that data, if applicable. The Filter drop-down list at the top right of the screen allows you to filter the data based on various periods of time. The Performance menu contains the following submenus:
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Switch—Shows the CPU, memory and bandwidth information. End Devices—Shows a detailed list of end devices (host or storage), port traffic, and errors. ISLs—Shows a detailed list of ISL traffic and errors. NPV Links— Shows a detailed list of traffic between NPV devices and ports. Flows—Shows a detailed list of host-to-storage traffic. Ethernet—Shows a detailed list of Gigabit Ethernet ports and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Ethernet ports and Ethernet port channels. Others—Shows a detailed list of other statistics. Switch Bandwidth—Shows total bandwidth for a switch. Viewing Switch CPU Information, page 2-14 Viewing Switch Memory Information, page 2-15 Viewing Switch Bandwidth and Errors Information, page 2-15 Viewing ISL Traffic and Errors Information, page 2-15 Viewing Performance Information on All the Ports, page 2-16 Viewing Performance Information on Host Ports, page 2-17 Viewing Performance Information on Storage Ports, page 2-17 Viewing Performance Information on Host Enclosure, page 2-17 Viewing Performance Information on Storage Enclosure, page 2-18 Viewing Performance Information on Port Groups, page 2-18 Viewing Performance Information for ISLs, page 2-19 Viewing Performance Information for NPV Links, page 2-19 Viewing Performance Information for Flows, page 2-20 Viewing Performance Information for Gigabit Ethernet and Ethernet Ports, page 2-21 Viewing Other Statistics, page 2-21

This section contains the following topics:
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Viewing Switch CPU Information
Detailed Steps
To view switch CPU information, follow these steps:

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From the menu bar, choose Performance > Switch > CPU. You see the CPU pane. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display the CPU information for the end devices in that VSAN. Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

Step 2 Step 3

Viewing Switch Memory Information
Detailed Steps
To view switch memory information, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Performance > Switch > Memory. You see the memory pane. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display the memory information for the end devices in that VSAN. Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

Step 2 Step 3

Viewing Switch Bandwidth and Errors Information
Detailed Steps
To view switch bandwidth and errors information, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Performance > Switch > Bandwidth. You see the memory pane. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display the bandwidth information for the end devices in that VSAN.

Step 2

Viewing ISL Traffic and Errors Information
Detailed Steps
To view ISL traffic and errors information, follow these steps:

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From the menu bar, choose Performance > ISLs. You see the memory pane. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display the ISL information for the end devices in that VSAN. Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours. You see the ISL traffic information window.

Step 2

Note

Notation NaN (Not a Number) in the data grid means it is a negative value.

Note

There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can perform the following steps to view detailed information for ISLs:
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To change the time range for this graph, select it from the drop-down list in the upper-right corner. To view the detailed information for specific period, drag the slider control to choose the time interval for which you need the information. To view information in grid format, click the grid icon in the bottom right corner. To export the data into a spreadsheet, choose grid format, and then click on the export to excel link. To view real time information, select Real Time from the drop-down list in the upper right corner. Real time data is updated in every 10 seconds.

Viewing Performance Information on All the Ports
Detailed Steps
To view traffic and errors on all the ports, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose, Performance > End Devices > All Ports. You see the End Devices window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display performance information for all the ports on end devices in that VSAN. Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

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Viewing Performance Information on Host Ports
Detailed Steps
To view traffic and errors on all the ports, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose, Performance > End Devices > Host Ports. You see the End Devices window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display performance information for all the ports on end devices in that VSAN. Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

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Viewing Performance Information on Storage Ports
Detailed Steps
To view traffic and errors on storage ports, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose, Performance > End Devices > Storage Ports. You see the End Devices window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display performance information for the storage ports on end devices in that VSAN. Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

Step 2 Step 3

Viewing Performance Information on Host Enclosure
Detailed Steps
To view traffic and errors on host enclosures, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose, Performance > End Devices > Host Enclosure. You see the End Devices window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display performance information for the host enclosures on end devices in that VSAN. Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

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Viewing Performance Information on Storage Enclosure
Detailed Steps
To view traffic and errors on storage enclosures, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose, Performance > End Devices > Storage Enclosure. You see the End Devices window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display performance information for the storage enclosures on end devices in that VSAN. Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic on that device for the past 24 hours.

Step 2 Step 3

Viewing Performance Information on Port Groups
Detailed Steps
To view traffic and errors on storage enclosures, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose, Performance > End Devices > Port Groups. You see the End Devices window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display performance information for the port groups on end devices in that VSAN. Click the name port group to see the members of that port group.

Step 2 Step 3

Note

There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also perform the following steps to view detailed information for the end devices:
• • • • •

To change the time range for this graph, select it from the drop-down list in the upper right corner. To view the detailed information for specific period, drag the slider control to choose the time interval for which you need the information. To view information in grid format, click the grid icon in the bottom right corner. To export the data into a spreadsheet, click the excel icon in the upper right corner and then click Save. To view real time information, select Real Time from the drop-down list in the upper right corner. Real time data is updated in every 10 seconds.

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Viewing Performance Information for ISLs
Detailed Steps
To view ISL traffic and errors, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Performance > ISLs. You see the ISLs window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display performance information for the ISLs in that VSAN. Click the icon in the Name column to see a graph of the traffic across that ISL for the past 24 hours.

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Viewing Performance Information for NPV Links
Detailed Steps
To view traffic between NPV devices and ports, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Performance > ISLs. You see the NPV Links window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display performance information for the NPV Links in that VSAN. Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a list of the traffic for the past 24 hours.

Step 2 Step 3

Note

There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also perform the following steps to view detailed information for NPV Links:
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You can change the time range for this information by selecting it from the drop-down list in the upper-right corner. To view the detailed information for specific period, drag the slider control to choose the time interval for which you need the information. To view information in grid format, click the grid icon in the bottom-right corner. To export the data into a spreadsheet, click the excel icon in the upper-right corner and then click Save. To view real time information, select Real Time from the drop-down list in the upper right corner. Real time data is updated in every 10 seconds.

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Viewing Performance Information for Flows
Detailed Steps
To view host and storage traffic, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Performance > Flows. You see the Flows window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display performance information for the flows in that VSAN. Click the chart icon in the Name column to see a list of the traffic for the past 24 hours.

Step 2 Step 3

Note

There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also perform the following steps to view detailed information for Flows:
• • • • •

To change the time range for this graph, select it from the drop-down list in the upper right corner. To view the detailed information for specific period, drag the slider control to choose the time interval for which you need the information. To view information in grid format, click the grid icon in the bottom right corner. To export the data into a spreadsheet, click the excel icon in the upper right corner and then click Save. To view real time information, select Real Time from the drop-down list in the upper right corner. Real time data is updated in every 10 seconds.

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Viewing Performance Information for Gigabit Ethernet and Ethernet Ports
Detailed Steps
To view Gigabit Ethernet ports and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Ethernet ports and Ethernet PortChannel, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Performance > Ethernet. You see the Ethernet window. Expand a fabric and choose one of the VSANs to display the Gigabit Ethernet ports and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Ethernet ports and PortChannel in that VSAN.

Step 2

Note

There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also perform the following steps:
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Select the time range, and click Filter to filter the display. Select the name of a Gigabit Ethernet port from the Name column to see a graph of the traffic across that Gigabit Ethernet port for the past 24 hours. You can change the time range for this graph by selecting it from the drop-down list in the upper right corner.

Viewing Other Statistics
Detailed Steps
To view other statistics, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Performance > Others. You see the Others window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display the other statistics in that VSAN.

Step 2

Note

There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also:
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Select the time range, and click Filter to filter the display. Select the IP address of a switch from the Name column to see a graph of the traffic across that switch for the past 24 hours. You can change the time range for this graph by selecting it from the drop-down list in the upper right corner.

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To configure Other Statistics, follow the instructions described in the “Configuring Other Statistics” section on page 2-45.

Viewing Inventory Information
The Inventory menu shows an inventory of the selected SAN, fabric, or switch. You can export this information to an ASCII file in comma-separated value format that can be read by applications such as Microsoft Excel. You can set the number of rows and columns per page. The Inventory menu includes the following submenus:
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VSANs—Shows details about VSANs. Switches—Shows details about switches. Licenses—Shows details about the licenses in use in the fabric. Modules—Shows details for MDS switching and services modules, fans, and power supplies. End Devices—Shows the host and storage ports. ISLs—Shows the Inter-Switch Links. NPV Links—Shows the links between NPV devices and ports. Active Zones—Shows regular zones and IVR zones.

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Viewing Inventory Information for VSANs
Detailed Steps
To view detailed inventory information about VSANs, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Inventory > VSANs. You see the VSAN window. Select one of the fabrics to display VSAN inventory information for that fabric.

Step 2

Note

There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also:


Select the status level, then click Filter to filter the display to show all VSANs or only those with errors.

Viewing Inventory Information for Switches
Detailed Steps
To view inventory information about switches, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Inventory > Switches. You see the Switches window. Do one of the following actions:
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Step 2

Select a SAN to display switch inventory information for all fabrics in the SAN. Select one of the fabrics to display switch inventory information for that fabric. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display switch inventory information for that VSAN.

Note

(u-a-t) indicates the number of used (u), available (a) and total (t) Fibre Channel ports.

Viewing License Information
Detailed Steps
To view license information for switches, follow these steps:

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From the menu bar, choose Inventory > Licenses. You see the Switch Licenses window. Select one of the fabrics to display license information for switches in that fabric.

Step 2

Note

There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also:


Select the status level, and click Filter to filter the display to show all licenses or only those with errors.

Viewing Inventory Information for Modules
Detailed Steps
To view detailed inventory information about modules, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Inventory > Modules. You see the Modules window. Do one of the following:
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Step 2

Select a SAN to display module inventory information for all fabrics in the SAN. Select one of the fabrics to display module inventory information for that fabric. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display module inventory information for that VSAN.

Viewing Inventory Information for All Ports on End Devices
Detailed Steps
To view detailed inventory information about end devices, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Inventory > End Devices > All Ports. You see the End Devices window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display end device inventory information for that VSAN.

Step 2

Note

If you filter by hosts or enclosures, you can click a host in the resulting table to see host enclosure performance, a list of hosts, a list of hosts to which your device is connected, and the connection paths. This allows you to see performance statistics for hosts and enclosures.

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You can also filter by end devices or by port groups to view aggregate information for those port groups, such as peak and average usage.

Viewing Inventory Information for Host Ports on End Devices
Detailed Steps
To view inventory information about host ports on end devices, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Inventory > End Devices > Host Ports. You see the End Devices window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display end device inventory information for that VSAN.

Step 2

Note

If you filter by hosts or enclosures, you can click a host in the resulting table to see host enclosure performance, a list of hosts, a list of hosts to which your device is connected, and the connection paths. This allows you to see performance statistics for hosts and enclosures. You can also filter by end devices or by port groups to view aggregate information for those port groups, such as peak and average usage.

Viewing Inventory Information for Storage Ports on End Devices
Detailed Steps
To view detailed inventory information about storage, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Inventory > End Devices > Storage Ports. You see the End Devices window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display end device inventory information for that VSAN.

Step 2

Note

If you filter by hosts or enclosures, you can click a host in the resulting table to see host enclosure performance, a list of hosts, a list of hosts to which your device is connected, and the connection paths. This allows you to see performance statistics for hosts and enclosures. You can also filter by end devices or by port groups to view aggregate information for those port groups, such as peak and average usage.

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Viewing Detailed Information for ISLs
Detailed Steps
To view detailed inventory information about ISLs, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Inventory > ISLs. You see the ISLs window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display ISL inventory information for that VSAN.

Step 2

Note

There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also perform the following step:


Select the status level, and click Filter to filter the display to show all ISLs or only those with errors.

Viewing Inventory Information for NPV Links
Detailed Steps
To view detailed inventory information about NPV links, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Inventory > NPV Links. You see the NPV Links window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display NPV links information for that VSAN.

Step 2

Viewing Inventory Information for Regular Zones
Detailed Steps
To view detailed inventory information about regular zones, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Inventory > Active Zones > Regular Zones. You see the Regular Zones window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display zone inventory information for that VSAN.

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There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also:


Select the status level, and click Filter to filter the display to show all zones or only those with errors.

Viewing Inventory Information for IVR Zones
Detailed Steps
To view detailed inventory information about IVR zones, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Inventory > Active Zones > IVR Zones. You see the IVR Zones window. Expand a fabric and select one of the VSANs to display zone inventory information for that VSAN.

Step 2

Note

There are variations to this procedure. In addition to these basic steps, you can also:


Select the status level, and click Filter to filter the display to show all zones or only those with errors.

Viewing and Creating Custom Reports
The Reports menu allows you to create customized reports based on historical performance, events, and inventory information gathered by the Cisco DCNM-SAN. You can create aggregate reports with summary and detailed views. You can also view previously saved reports. The Report menu contains the following sub menus:
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View—Displays previously saved reports. Generate—Generates a custom report based on the selected report template. Custom—Creates a custom report template, allowing you to select any combination of events, performance categories, and inventory. Jobs—Displays scheduled jobs based on the selected report template. Creating a Custom Report Template, page 2-28 Viewing Custom Reports by Template, page 2-30 Viewing Custom Reports by Users, page 2-30 Delete a Report Template, page 2-30

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Creating a Custom Report Template
You can create custom reports from all or any subset of information obtained by Cisco DCNM-SAN. You create a report template by selecting events, performance, and inventory statistics that you want in your report and set the desired SAN, fabric or VSAN to limit the scope of the template. You can generate and schedule a report of your fabric based on this template immediately or at a later time. DCNM Web Client saves each report based on the report template used and the time you generate the report. As of Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 5.0, the report template design has changed to resolve the limitations of the earlier versions. With the new design model, you can perform add, delete, and modify functionalities in a single page. You can choose multiple fabrics and VSANs using the new navigation system and it has good scalability to add new items and categories in future. The new design model has three panels:
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Customs panel Configuration panel User selection panel

The Customs panel allows you to add new templates, modify existing templates and delete existing templates. The Configuration panel allows you to configure a new template when it is added and modify an existing template. The options in the configuration panel are disabled until you either add a new template or select an existing template. The upper portion of the configuration panel contains many categories that you can choose and configure. The User Selection panel displays your configuration options in real time. While the configuration panel can display information pertaining to one category at a time, User Selection panel displays all of your selections or configurations.

Detailed Steps
To create a custom report template, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Report > Configuration. You see the Report Configuration window. Click CLICK TO ADD NEW CUSTOM in the Customs panel to create a new name for your report. Click Scope in the configuration panel to define the scope. Indicate the information you want in the report by navigating to each category such as Health, Performance, and Inventory in the Configuration panel. (Optional) Select Severity for events, Status for inventory information, or Type of end devices for performance information and inventory information.

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Click Save to save this report template.

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Viewing Custom Reports by Template
Detailed Steps
To view a custom report based on a specific template, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Reports > View. You see the Report table window.

Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5

In the left pane expand Templates. Select the report that you want to view. You can view the report in the main screen or you can view the report in a new browser window if you click the report in the report table. To delete a specific report, check the check box and then click Remove. To delete all the reports check the check box in the header, and then click Remove.

Viewing Custom Reports by Users
Detailed Steps
To view a custom report based on a specific user, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Reports > View. You see the report table window.

Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

In the left pane, click to expand Users. Double-click the user name. Select the report that you want to view. You can view the report in the main screen or you can view the report in a new browser window if you click the report in the report table. To delete a specific report, check the check box, and then click Remove. To delete all reports check the check box in the header, and then click Remove.

Delete a Report Template
Detailed Steps
To delete a custom report, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2

In the Template panel, click to select the report template that you want to delete. Drag the selected report template to the trash at the right-bottom corner of the Template panel.

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Click Yes to delete the template.

Generating Custom Reports by Template
You can generate reports based on a selected template or you can schedule the report to run at a specified time.

Detailed Steps
To generate a report or to schedule a report, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2

Select a SAN, fabric, or VSAN on which to base the report. From the menu bar, choose Reports > Generate. You see the Generate Custom Report window.

Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7

Choose a report template from the Available drop-down list. (Optional) Change the name of the report. By default, report names are based on the date and time generated. (Optional) Check the Report is only visible to the Owner check box to change the attribute of the report. If selected, the report can be viewed only by the specific user and network administrator. (Optional) Check the Export to CSV check box to export the report in text. (Optional) In the Email Report option, do one of the following actions:
• • •

Choose No to not to receive an e-mail notification. Choose Link Only to receive the link in an e-mail. Choose Contents to receive an e-mail notification.

Step 8

Click Create to generate a report based on this template. You see the report results in a new browser window. Alternatively, you can view the report by clicking Report > View and selecting the report name from the report template you used in the navigation pane.

Step 9

Click Schedule to schedule a report based on this template. You see the schedule panel. You see the Generate Custom Report window. In the schedule panel, specify the scheduled run time and how often you want the report to run. Click the calendar next to Start Date or End Date to modify the date settings. Select the Start Time or End Time drop-down list to modify time settings. Select the frequency at which you need the report to be generated. Enter a name for the report in the Job Name field and click Create to save the report. You can view the scheduled reports on the Jobs page but once the scheduled jobs have started running, they are removed from the Scheduled Job table.

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The End Date must be at least five minutes earlier than the Start Date.

Modifying a Custom Report Template
Detailed Steps
To edit a custom report template, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Reports > Configuration. You see the Customs, Configuration and User Selection panels. Double-click to select a report from the customs panel. You see the current information about this report in the Configuration panel. Indicate the information that you want to gather in the report by clicking the Health, Performance, and Inventory tabs in the configuration panel. (Optional) Select a severity level for events, status for inventory information, or type of end device for performance information and inventory information. Click Save to save this report template.

Step 2

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Note

You cannot change the SAN, fabrics or VSAN the report that is based on. Generate a new report for a new SAN, fabrics, or VSAN.

Deleting Custom Reports
Prerequisites
Reports you generate are saved by DCNM Web Client. To delete a custom report, you need to first select the report you want to delete.

Detailed Steps
To delete a custom report based on a specific user, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4

From the menu bar, choose Reports > View. In the left pane, expand By User. Double-click the user name. In the right pane, select the report that you want to delete, and then click Remove.

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Viewing Scheduled Jobs by Report Template
Detailed Steps
To view scheduled jobs by report template, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Reports > Jobs. You see the scheduled jobs table window. Click a report template in the left navigation pane to view the scheduled jobs based on the selected template.

Step 2

Administering DCNM Web Client
The Admin options allows you to perform minor administrative and configuration tasks on the Cisco DCNM-SAN Server sending data to your web client. The Admin options contains the following submenus:


Status—Displays the status of the Database Server, and allows you to start and stop Performance Collector services on your server. You should to restart services only if something is not working properly, or if too large a percentage of system resources are being consumed.

Note

You cannot start or stop the Database Server services using DCNM WebClient. If you are using Microsoft Windows operating system, you need to use Microsoft Management Console to stop, start, or restart the Database Server. Logs—Allows you to view all the logs from the various services running on the Cisco DCNM-SAN Server. Data Sources—Allows you to view all the data sources such as Fabric, LAN, VM Ware etc. Clients—Allows you to view all the clients connected to the Cisco DCNM-SAN Server Server Properties—Allows you to view all the fields defined in the servcer properties config file. SFTP Credentials—Allows you to view the SFTP credentials.

• • • • •

Note

If you see a database file lock error in the database log, you can fix it by shutting down and restarting the database server using the Web Client.

Note

Only network administrators can access the DCNM Web Client Admin options. Network operators cannot view the Admin options.

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Starting, Restarting, and Stopping Services
Detailed Steps
To start, restart, or stop services, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Status. You see a table of services per server and the status of each. Select the services you want to start, restart, or stop. Click Start or Stop. The selected services are started, restarted, or stopped.

Step 2 Step 3

Adding, Editing, and Removing Managed Fabrics
DCNM Web Client reports information obtained by the Cisco DCNM-SAN on any fabric known to the Cisco DCNM-SAN.

Detailed Steps
To start managing a fabric from the DCNM Web Client, follow these steps:

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From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources. You see the list of fabrics (if any) managed by Cisco DCNM-SAN in the Opened column. Click Add. You see the Add Fabric dialog box. Enter the seed switch IP address for this fabric. Enter the user name and password for this fabric. (Optional) Check the SNMPV3 check box. If you check SNMPV3, the fields Read Community and Write Community change to User Name and Password. You must enter your user name and password. Select the privacy settings from the Auth-Privacy drop-down list. Click Add to begin managing this fabric.

Step 2

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Detailed Steps
To remove a fabric from DCNM Web Client, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2

From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources. Check the check box next to the fabric that you want to remove and click Remove to discontinue data collection for that fabric.

Detailed Steps
To edit a fabric from DCNM Web Client, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2

From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources. Check the check box next to the fabric that you want to edit and click Edit. You see the Edit Fabric dialog box. Enter a new fabric name, user name and password, privacy and specify how you want DCNM Web Client to manage the fabric by selecting one of the status options. (Optional) Check the SNMPV3 check box. If you check SNMPV3, the Community field change to User Name and Password. You must enter your user name and password. Click Apply to save the changes.

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Adding, Editing, and Removing LAN
Detailed Steps
To start managing LAN from the DCNM Web Client, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources. You see the list of LAN (if any) that are managed by Cisco DCNM-SAN in the table. Click Add. You see the Add LAN CDP Seed dialog box. Enter the CDP seed switch IP address. (Optional) Check the SNMPV3 check box. If you check SNMPV3, the Community field change to User Name and Password. You must enter your user name and password. Enter the user name and password for this LAN. Click Add to begin managing this LAN.

Step 2

Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

Detailed Steps
To remove a LAN from DCNM Web Client, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2

From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources. Check the check box next to the LAN that you want to remove and click Remove to discontinue data collection for that LAN.

Detailed Steps
To edit a LAN from DCNM Web Client, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2

From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources. Check the check box next to the LAN that you want to edit and click Edit. You see the Edit LAN CDP Seed dialog box. Enter a new LAN name, user name and password, privacy and specify how you want DCNM Web Client to manage the fabric by selecting one of the status options. Click Apply to save the changes.

Step 3 Step 4

Adding, Editing, and Removing VMWare Servers
DCNM Web Client reports information gathered by the Cisco DCNM-SAN on any VMWare Servers supported by the Cisco DCNM-SAN.

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Detailed Steps
To start managing a VMWare Server from the DCNM Web Client, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources. You see the list of VMWare servers (if any) that are managed by Cisco DCNM-SAN in the table. Click Add. You see the Add VMWare dialog box. Enter the seed switch IP address for this VMWare server. Enter the user name and password for this VMWare server. Click Add to begin managing this VMWare server.

Step 2

Step 3 Step 4 Step 5

Detailed Steps
To remove a VMWare server from Cisco DCNM-SAN, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2

From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources. Check the check box next to the VMWare Server that you want to remove and click Remove to discontinue data collection for that VMWare.

Detailed Steps
To edit a VMWare from DCNM Web Client, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2

From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources. Check the check box next to the VMWare that you want to edit and click Edit. You see the Edit VMWare dialog box. Enter a new VMWare name, user name and password, privacy and specify how you want DCNM Web Client to manage the fabric by selecting one of the status options. Click Apply to save the changes.

Step 3 Step 4

Rediscovering VMWare Server
Detailed Steps
To rediscover a VMWare, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2

From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources. Check the check box next to the VMWare that you want to rediscover.

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Click Rediscover.

Adding and Removing Communities
You can use DCNM Web Client to add and remove communities.

Detailed Steps
To add a community fabric, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2

From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources. Click Add in the Communities panel. You see the Add Community dialog box. Enter the IP mask or address of the community in the IP Mask/Address field.

Step 3

Note Step 4 Step 5

The IP mask can contain wildcards (0s) you can use to assign communities to subnets.

Enter the name of the community in the Community field. Click Add to add the community.

To remove a community, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3

From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Data Sources. Click Remove in the Communities panel. Check the check box next to the community that you want to remove and then click Remove.

Note

Cisco Fabric Manager Release 3.0(1) does not require you to make changes to the communities.properties file even if you are using a Cisco MDS 9020 switch or any third-party devices.

Viewing Log Information
You may occasionally want to view logs such as the DCNM Web Client log. These processes have no corresponding GUI to allow you to view information about these log files. If you see errors, preserve these two files for viewing.

Detailed Steps
To view log information, follow these steps:

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From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Logs. You see a list of viewable logs in the left column. Click a log file to view it.

Step 2

Configuring Cisco DCNM-SAN Server Properties
To configure Cisco DCNM-SAN Server properties, from the menu bar, choose Admin > General > Server Properties. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Configuring SFTP Credentials
Detailed Steps
To configure SFTP credentials, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Admin > General > SFTP Credentials. You see the SFTP credentials page. Enter the user name in the SFTP Username field. Enter the password in the SFTP Password field. Enter the root directory path in the Root Directory field. Select the switch from the Verification Switch field. Click Apply to apply the configuration. Click Apply and Verify to apply and verify the configuration.

Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7

Viewing Traps and Syslog Registration Information
Detailed Steps
To view traps and syslog registration information from DCNM Web Client, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2

From the menu bar, choose Admin > Events > Registration. Select a fabric to display registration information for that fabric. You see the Registration screen showing the registration information for the selected fabric. (Optional) Click the Print icon or the Export Report icon for a copy of the information.

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Configuring Forwarding of Notifications for Events
Detailed Steps
You can use DCNM Web Client to add and remove notification forwards for system messages.

Note

DCNM Web Client forwards fabric events via e-mail or SNMPv1 traps. To add a notification forward, follow these steps:

Step 1 Step 2

From the menu bar, choose Admin > Events > Forwarding. Click Add. You see the Add Notification dialog box . In the Forwarding Method, choose either E-Mail or Trap. If you choose Trap, a Port field is added to the dialog box. Enter the IP address in the Address field. From the Scope drop-down list, choose the fabric for notification. In the VSAN Scope, choose either All or List. From the Event Type drop-down list Check the Storage Ports Only check box to select storage ports only. From the Minimum Severity drop-down list, select the severity level of the messages to receive. Click Add to add the notification.

Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10

Note

Minimum Severity option is available only if the Event Type is set to All.

Note

The traps sent by Cisco DCNM-SAN correspond to the severity type followed by a text description:
trap type(s) = 40990 (emergency) 40991 (alert) 40992 (critical) 40993 (error) 40994 (warning) 40995 (notice) 40996 (info) 40997 (debug)textDescriptionOid = 1, 3, 6, 1, 4, 1, 9, 9, 40999, 1, 1, 3, 0

Detailed Steps
To remove a notification forward, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3

From the menu bar, choose Admin > Events > Forwarding. Check the check box in front of the notification that you want to remove. Click Remove.

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Configuring EMC CallHome
To configure EMC Callhome, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

From the menu bar, choose Admin > Events > EMC CallHome. Check the Enable checkbox to enable this feature. Check the checkbox(s) to select the fabrics next to the fabric you want to select. Enter the general e-mail information Click the Apply to update the e-mail options. Click the Apply and Test to update the e-mail options and test the results.

Configuring AAA Properties
To configure AAA properties, from the menu bar, choose Admin > Management Users > Remote AAA Properties. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Adding and Removing Users
You can use DCNM Web Client to add and remove Web Client users.

Detailed Steps
To add a user, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Admin > Management Users > Local. You see the Local Database page . Click Add. You see the Add User dialog box . Enter the user name in the User Name field.

Step 2

Step 3

Note

The user name guest is a reserved name (case insensitive). The guest user can only view reports. The guest user cannot change the guest password, or access the Admin options in DCNM Web Client.

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Select a role for the user from the Role drop-down list. Enter the password in the Password field. Enter the password again in the Confirm Password field. Click Add to add the user to the database.

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Repeat Steps 3 through 7 to continue adding users.

Detailed Steps
To remove a user, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2

From the menu bar, choose Admin > Management Users > Local. Check the check box next to the user(s) that you want to remove and click Remove.

Adding and Removing Roles
You can use DCNM Web Client to add and remove Web Client roles.

Detailed Steps
To add a role, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Admin > Management Users > Local. You see the Local Roles page . Click Add. You see the Add Role dialog box. Enter the role name in the Role Name field. Select fabrics that the role can access from the Select Group(s) column. Click Add to add the role to the database. Repeat Steps 3 through 5 to add additional roles.

Step 2

Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

To remove a role, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2

From the menu bar, choose Admin > Management Users > Local. Click the radio button next to the role you want to remove and then click Remove.

Viewing and Disconnecting Clients
Detailed Steps
To view or disconnect clients from the DCNM Web Client Server, follow these steps:

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From the menu bar, choose Admin > Management Users > Clients. You see the Clients page. Check the check box next to the client that you want to disconnect. Click Disconnect.

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Creating, Editing, and Removing Performance Collections
If you are managing your fabrics with Performance Manager, you need to set up an initial set of flows and collections on the fabric. You can use DCNM Web Client to add and remove performance collections. The fabric has to be licensed and in the Managed Continuously state before a collection for the fabric can be created.

Note

You cannot manage performance collections for multiple devices through a single port interface. Because only one set of statistics exists per interface, DCNM Web Client can manage performance collections for only one visible FL or iSCSI device through an interface.

Detailed Steps
To add a collection, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Admin > Performance > Collections. You see the Collections page . Click Add. You see the Create Collection dialog box . Select a fabric for which to collect performance data from the Scope drop-down list. Either check the VSAN check box to receive notifications for all VSANs, or enter the VSAN IDs in the ID List field to limit the VSANs for which you want to collect performance data. Check the check boxes for the type(s) of entities for which you want to collect performance data. Check the check boxes for the type(s) of thresholds you want to enable. Click Save to add the collection and add it to the table. Repeat Steps 3 through 8 to continue adding roles.

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Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8

Note

Performance Manager shows statistics for fabrics that you have configured collections for using the Collection Wizard. To remove a collection, follow these steps:

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From the menu bar, choose Admin > Performance > Collections. Check the check box next to the collection you want to remove and click Remove.

Configuring the RRD Database
Configuring the RRD database allows you to set the intervals at which data samples are collected. After applying the configuration, the database storage format is converted to a new format at those intervals. Since database formats are incompatible with each other, you must copy the old data (before the conversion) to the $INSTALLDIR/pm directory. See“Importing the RRD Statistics Index” section on page 2-45.

Detailed Steps
To configure the RRD database, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Admin > Performance > Databases. You see the Performance Database (collection interval) page. Enter the number of days to collect samples at 5-minute intervals in the top row of the Days column. Enter the number of days to collect samples at 30-minute intervals in the second row of the Days column. Enter the number of days to collect samples at 2-hour intervals in the third row of the Days column. Enter the number of days to collect samples at 1-day intervals in the bottom row of the Days column.

Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5

Note

As of Cisco SAN-OS Release 3.1(1) and later, you can configure the sampling interval for ISLs. Select a sampling interval from the ISLs drop-down list.

Step 6

Click Apply to apply your changes, or click Defaults to reset the file sizes to the default values. If you are applying new values, or if the current values are not the default values, you see a message indicating that conversion of the RRD files will take a certain amount of time and that the database will be unavailable until then. The time it takes depends on the difference between the old and new values.

Note

The system allows you to convert data, one process at a time. When you start converting the data, the Apply and Default buttons change to Refresh and Cancel so that another process cannot be inadvertently started. The display is the same for all browsers accessing the server during this time. Click Refresh to view the latest progress. Click Cancel to cancel the process of converting the data. If the job is successfully canceled, you see the Apply and Default buttons again. If the cancel job is not successful, you see a message indicating that the cancellation has failed. If you want to perform this procedure, perform it before collecting a lot of data because data conversion can take a long time.

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Importing the RRD Statistics Index
Detailed Steps
To manually import the RRD statistics index, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4

Stop Cisco DCNM-SAN Server. Copy the original RRD file into $INSTALLDIR/pm/db. Run $INSTALLDIR/bin/pm.bat s. Restart Cisco DCNM-SAN and add the fabric.

Configuring Collection Thresholds
Detailed Steps
To configure collection thresholds, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Admin > Performance > Thresholds. You see the Thresholds page . Follow these steps to configure thresholds using absolute values:
a.

Step 2

To configure conditions for sending Critical notifications, check the Generate Critical check box. In the “...when traffic exceeds” field, enter a number (from 5 to 95) to indicate the percentage at which the Critical notification is sent. For example, entering 10 causes a notification to be sent when traffic at any given time exceeds 10% of capacity. To configure conditions for sending Warning notifications, check the Generate Warning check box. In the “...when traffic exceeds” field, enter a number (from 5 to 95) to indicate the percentage at which the Warning notification is sent. For example, entering 9 causes a notification to be sent when traffic at any given time exceeds 9% of capacity.

b.

Step 3

Click Apply.

Configuring Other Statistics
Detailed Steps
To configue other statistics, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Admin > Performance > Others. You see the Others page . Click Add.

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You see the Add OID dialog box .
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Select a fabric for which you want to add other statistics from the Fabric drop-down list. Select the OID from the Other OID drop-down list. Enter a new name in the Display Name box. Check the All check box to select all the switches in the fabric. Select the type from the Type drop-down list. Click Add to add this statistic.

Cisco DCNM-SAN Web Search Engine
The search engine helps you locate records that match a specific criteria. The search entity is divided into two categories: inventory and performance. In the inventory type, you can search by the switch (name of the switch, IP address of the switch and WWN), Endport (alias, IP address of the switch and WWN) and VSANs (name of the VSAN, IP address of the principle switch, and WWN). In the performance type, you can search by end device (Endport alias, Endport WWN), Flow (name of the flow), and ISLs (name of the ISL, and WWN of the ISL). You can also use wildcard characters in the search.

Using the Cisco DCNM-SAN Search Engine
Detailed Steps
To conduct a search, follow these steps:
Step 1

Click Search box on the top-right corner of the main window. You see the search box . Enter the name to search in the text box. Select the appropriate radio button from the list box and then click the search icon on the right side of the text box to start searching. A window appears with your results. Click the entity type to see the details. You see the details of the selected entity in the right pane .

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Configuring Backups Using DCNM Web Client
Using DCNM Web Client, you can periodically backup startup and running configurations of the switch. You can also view backed-up configurations, schedule configuration backups, compare two backed-up configurations, and restore a configuration onto a switch. This section contains the following topics:
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Viewing a Configuration
Detailed Steps
To view a configuration, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Backup > View. You see the configuration information . Select a fabric name from the Scope drop-down list. Select a switch from the Switch drop-down list. Select a configuration file name from the Configuration file drop-down list. Click View.

Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5

Editing a Configuration
Detailed Steps
To edit a configuration file, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

From the menu bar, choose Backup > View. Select a fabric name from the Scope drop-down list. Select a switch from the Switch drop-down list. Select a configuration file name from the Configuration file drop-down list. Click View to view the configuration file. Check the Edit checkbox to edit the configuration file.

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Click Save to Local file to save the modified configuration file on your computer.

Deleting a Configuration
Detailed Steps
To remove a configuration file, from DCNM Web Client, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5

From the menu bar, choose Backup > View. Select a fabric name from the Scope drop-down list. Select a switch from the Switch drop-down list. Select a configuration file name from the Configuration file drop-down list. Click Delete.

Copying a Configuration
Detailed Steps
To copy a local configuration file to the database, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5

From the menu bar, choose Backup > View. Select a fabric name from the Scope drop-down list. Select a switch from the Switch drop-down list. Select a configuration file name from the Configuration file drop-down list. Click Copy Local file to DB.

Comparing Configurations
Detailed Steps
To compare configurations, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Backup > Compare. You see the compare configuration information . Select a fabric name from the Scope drop-down list. Select a switch from the Switch drop-down list. (Optional) Click the Archive, Running or Startup radio button.

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Click Compare.

Creating Backups
Prerequisites
You must make sure that the bootflash has enough unused space to accommodate configuration backup jobs.

Detailed Steps
To create a backup of the configuration, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Backup > Create. You see the backup options page . Select a fabric name from the Fabric drop-down list. Click to select the frequency (Once, Daily, Weekly, Monthly) at which you want to perform backup. Click the calendar icon to select a start date. Click the calendar icon to select a end date. Enter the start time. Click to select a configuration type (Archive, Running, Startup). Click Create to save this backup schedule.

Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8

Viewing Scheduled Jobs
Detailed Steps
To view the scheduled backup, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Backup > Jobs. You see the scheduled jobs information .

Step 2

Double-click one of the listed jobs to view them.

Viewing Hosts and Virtual Hosts Information
This section contains the following topics:


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Viewing Host Enclosures
Detailed Steps
To view the host enclosures, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Dashboard > Hosts. You see the list of hosts in the host enclosures table. Click the show details icon next to the host enclosure to view more details. You see details such as topology, SAN traffic and events information in the dashboard.

Step 2

Viewing Virtual Hosts
Detailed Steps
To view the virtual hosts, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Dashboard > VHosts. You see the list of virtual hosts in the virtual hosts table. Click the chart icon next to the virtual host to view more details. You see details such as topology, CPU and memory, and events information in the dashboard.

Step 2

Viewing Virtual Machines
Detailed Steps
To view the virtual machines under the virtual hosts, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Dashboard > VHosts. You see the list of virtual hosts in the virtual hosts table. Click the chart icon next to the virtual host to view more details. You see details such as topology, CPU and memory, and events information in the dashboard. Click the link in the #VM column in the virtual hosts table.

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You see the list of virtual machines under that virtual host in a separate window.

Viewing CPU and Memory Information of the Virtual Machines
To view the CPU and Memory information of the virtual machines, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Dashboard > VHosts. You see the list of virtual hosts in the virtual hosts table. Click the chart icon next to the virtual host to view more details. You see details such as topology, CPU and memory, and events information in the dashboard. Click the link in the #VM column in the virtual hosts table. You see the list of virtual machines under that virtual host in a separate window. Click the chart icon next to the virtual machine to view the CPU and memory information.

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Viewing Disc I/O Information of the Virtual Machines
To view the CPU and Memory information of the virtual machines, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Dashboard > VHosts. You see the list of virtual hosts in the virtual hosts table. Click the chart icon next to the virtual host to view more details. You see details such as topology, CPU and memory, and events information in the dashboard. Click the link in the #VM column in the virtual hosts table. You see the list of virtual machines under that virtual host in a separate window. Click the disc icon next to the virtual machine to view the disc I/O information.

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

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This section contains the following topics:
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Viewing Health Summary Information
Detailed Steps
To view a summary of events and problems, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Dashboard > Summary and then double-click the Health Summary view. You see the Summary window. In the left side you see a summary table of problems and in the right side, a summary table of events for the last 24 hours .

Step 2 Step 3

Click the warnings next to Switches, ISLs, Hosts, or Storage (other than 0) to see an inventory of switches, ISLs, or end devices for that fabric. Choose the number of events next to the event severity levels (Emergency, Alert, Critical, Error, Warning, Notice, Info, or Debug) to see a table of events and descriptions for that fabric.

Viewing Performance Summary Information
Prerequisites
To view performance information, you must activate performance collector.

Detailed Steps
To view total utilization and throughput in summary form, follow these steps:
Step 1

From the menu bar, choose Dashboard > Summary and then click Daily Performance view. You see the Summary information. Click a pie chart (Hosts, Storage, or ISLs) to get more information.

Step 2

Viewing Inventory Summary Information
Detailed Steps
To view a summary of VSANs, switches, ISLs, ports, and end devices, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2

From the menu bar, choose Dashboard > Summary. Double-click Inventory summary pane. You see the Summary window.

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