Cisco SD-Access Wireless Lab (Pod 1)

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Solution Overview

DNA Center is the central management, automation and monitoring point for an intent-based Cisco campus network. Although it is often associated with software-defined access (SD-Access), it is a very compelling product for the management of traditional network technologies as well. Some of the benefits include:


  • Centralized device management.
  • Manage wired and/or wireless configurations.
  • Definition and configuration of common user policy everywhere using a single fabric across the wired and wireless infrastructure.
  • Image management (updating or patching).
  • Future proof – management of campus fabric (software-defined access).
  • Deploying QoS easily, standardizing configuration without templates.
  • Plug-and-play for zero-touch provisioning of new devices.


  • Health scores (network, end user and application).
  • Top issues.
  • Network assurance.
  • Insights – recommended actions for detected issues.
  • Automated sensors.

Goals & Objectives

Goals and objectives

This lab environment shows you step by step how to integrate wireless within the Cisco SD-Access solution. The lab walks you through design, policy and provision workflows to automate consistent configurations across the fabric for wireless clients. The environment leverages the Catalyst 9300 switches.

In this lab, you will learn how to:

  • Implement the standard workflow for automating the network from design to policy creation to provision, which is needed to integrate wireless within an SD-Access fabric.
  • Configure the different DNA Center features needed to integrate wireless infrastructure, including discovery, inventory, topology, fabric creation, etc.
  • How to build access policies and enforce those policies across the fabric for wireless clients.

** This capability can be reserved for a maximum of two days.

Hardware & Software


  • Cisco DNA Center Appliance
  • Cisco Catalyst 9300
  • Cisco WLC C9800
  • Cisco C9120AXI-B

Software Versions: 

  • Cisco DNA Center: 2.2.3
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine: 2.7  Patch 2
  • Catalyst IOS-XE: 17.06.01
  • Cisco C9800 WLC 17.06.01