Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is designed to help you efficiently implement and manage virtualized data centers. It includes a feature-rich, customizable dashboard that provides visibility and control through a single pane of glass to Cisco Nexus and MDS products.

Rules:

1. You must have a desktop manager installed
2. Run dcnm installer from GUI (double-click), not from terminal
update: in v6.x you need to run the script from terminal, the installer wizard will popup to your desktop

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Screenshot-DCNM-LAN Advanced Settings

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Done. Get the client from http://yourserver:8080/dcnm-client/index.html

Installation in CentOS:
DCNM will refuse to install in CentOS even though it share the same architecture with RHEL. Solution:

[[email protected] ~]# echo "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.8 (Tikanga)" > /etc/redhat-release 
[[email protected] ~]# 
[[email protected] ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.8 (Tikanga)

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