Advanced Configuration Lab

Enterprise Campus Network Management with Cisco DNA Center

Advanced Configuration Lab

Solution overview

Cisco's SD-Access is a move towards a fully automated, centrally managed, intent-based network. SD-Access is one component of the overall DNA Architecture framework from Cisco. This solution adopts a fabric based network similar to what has gained significant adoption in the data center and central management using DNA Center. 

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 (SDA), it is a very compelling product for management of traditional network technologies as well.  Some of the benefits include: 

Automation 

  • Centralized Device Management
  • Manage wired and/or wireless configurations
  • Definition and configuration of common user policy everywhere using a single fabric across 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-n-Play for zero touch provisioning of new devices

Assurance

  • Health Scores (Network, End User and Application)
  • Top Issues
  • Network Assurance
  • Insights – recommended actions for detected issues
  • Automated Sensors

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