Web Tools is an easy to use browser based application for switch management and

Web tools is an easy to use browser based application

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Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. Web Tools is an easy-to-use, browser-based application for switch management, and is included with all Connectrix B-series products. Web Tools simplifies switch management by enabling administrators to configure, monitor, and manage switch and fabric parameters from a single online access point. A SAN administrator uses a browser to access the Web tools application on an individual Connectrix B- Series switch. Connectrix Fundamentals
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61 Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. Connectrix Manager Converged Network Edition (CMCNE) is a software product, widely used for the management of the Connectrix B-series switches and directors. CMCNE manages multiple switches and directors from a single server . An example of the home screen is shown here. CMCNE is run on a Windows host that accesses the Connectrix switches through a management network. Both, a server and a client, are required to use this application. CMCNE is used to securely discover devices, map and highlight connections, and manage zoning. CMCNE is available in three editions: CMCNE Professional Edition, CMCNE Professional Plus Edition, and CMCNE Enterprise Edition. Connectrix Fundamentals
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62 Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. Connectrix MDS-series switches have vendor-specific management software developed by Cisco . These tools include an NX-OS command line interface, and two GUIs: Device Manager and Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager for SAN ( DCNM-SAN ). These tools are used to install, maintain, configure, monitor, and manage multiple switches and fabrics in a Connectrix MDS-series environment. Note: Not all functions available through the CLI are available through the GUI. Connectrix Fundamentals
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63 Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. NX-OS CLI commands are one option for monitoring and managing Connectrix MDS-series switches. They can also be used in scripts to automate some operations. Example: show module and show environment commands are shown here. Connectrix Fundamentals
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64 Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. Device Manager is a tool used to manage the Connectrix MDS-Series switches. Device Manager is used to manage individual switches in the fabric . It simplifies the management of MDS-series switches and fabrics with user friendly point and click interface. Device Manager does not require a license for single switch management. Connectrix Fundamentals
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65 Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is the key tool for managing MDS-series fabrics. It is a server- based tool that can be accessed from multiple clients. There are two different interfaces. The Java interface for DCNM-SAN is the traditional way to manage your MDS-Series fabric, but beginning with DCNM 10.0 it is being phased out. The Web User Interface for DNCM is a tool that is suited to data center virtualization. It has been revised in DCNM version 10 with a fresh new look and simplified menu navigation. Going forward, this Web User Interface should become the major tool used for configuration, management, and reporting. It includes dashboards, topology views, health and performance monitoring, configuration of zoning, and administration.
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