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Cisco MDS management

ricky6
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We have a pretty small footprint of MDS9148S switches we are managing via command line only right now and are interested in some of the GUI based management options available. Would DCNM be a good fit for us? I see that Fabric Manager is also out there from Cisco but pretty old software (2011). Are there other options people use for small deployments like this that you'd recommend?

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Bhavin Yadav
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
Hi Ricky,
DCNM is getting end of sale cycle. If you want to manage your small fabric using few 9148S switches, please use Device manager, built within the switch. Yes, you will end up managing each switch individually, but your zoning config and other fabric level parameters can automatically propagate from the switch to fabric.
https://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/storage/san_switches/mds9000/sw/rel_2_x/fm/configuration/guide/dm.pdf
https://youtu.be/tWusDubVTJs

Yes, this is also a very old tool but it is still rock solid due to the way it is built.