IBM System Storage Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) is a comprehensive network management application that enables end-to-end management of data centre fabrics. DCFM manages and secures the flow of data across multiple fabrics - empowering IT organisations to achieve their SLA, security and compliance goals while containing operational expenses. It provides exceptional scalability and performance that helps maximise data availability. In addition, DCFM features easy-to-use administrative tools that streamline and automate repetitive tasks so organisations can achieve new levels of productivity and efficiency.
DCFM is a key component of IBM's New Enterprise Data Center (NEDC) architecture and supports and complements Brocade's Data Centre Fabric architecture. DCFM is designed for unified management of data centre fabrics - from ports on storage devices all the way to the Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) in physical or virtualised servers. It can be used to configure IBM System Storage SAN768B and Brocade DCX backbone directors along with other SAN products manufactured by Brocade.