Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.0 v1

Overview

Part of the Cisco Prime for IT solution portfolio, Cisco Prime Infrastructure provides a single integrated solution for comprehensive lifecycle management and application performance visibility that helps enable network managers to maintain, operate, and deliver applications and services that meet the demands for a quality end-user experience.

Prime Infrastructure consolidates different technologies such as NBAR2, Flexible NetFlow, Medianet, and AVC and simplifies their enablement.

This demonstration allows Cisco Field and Channel Partners to show how Cisco Prime Infrastructure integrates lifecycle management with application visibility and enables network managers to maintain, operate, and deliver applications and services.

What’s New

  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure Pro version 3.0
  • Gambit Communications – MIMIC® Simulator Suite

Scenarios

  • Scenario 1: Dashboard
  • Scenario 2: Visualizing the Network
  • Scenario 3: Ensuring Services
  • Scenario 4: Configuration
  • Scenario 5: Reports
  • Scenario 6: The 360 Experience

Requirements

Required Optional
  • Laptop or Mobile Device
  • Cisco AnyConnect®
  • 819W router, registered and configured for dCloud Supported Endpoint Router/AP
  • Router, registered and configured for dCloud
  • Cisco Aironet Series Access Point (3000, 2000, 1000 series)
  • Tablet / Smartphone / Laptop

Components

  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure (PI) 3.0
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 1.3
  • Cisco Virtual Wireless LAN Controller (vWLC) 8.1.102.0
  • Cisco Prime Virtual Network Analysis Module (vNAM) 7.6
  • Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) v03.13.00.S.154-3.S
  • Microsoft Active Directory-Windows 2008 R2
  • Workstation (Windows 7)

Features

Gambit Communications – MIMIC® Simulator Suite
  • Creates a real world environment in Prime Infrastructure, with 100 Cisco devices including routers, switches, controllers, access points and other devices
Prime Infrastructure 3.0 – New User interface
  • Menu has been replaced with global navigation panel
  • A quick guide opens when you launch the Prime Infrastructure application
  • All system level settings are accessed through the Settings menu
  • Dashboard supports PDF and CSV export options
  • Charts are enhanced to support new color themes
Performance Routing (PfR) Monitoring
  • Allows you to run Cisco PSIRT security and EOX obsolete-device compliance reports
  • Establish baseline device configuration standards, and then audit field configurations against these standards to identify devices that are non-compliant and how their configuration differs from the standards
Compliance Services
  • Contextual dashboards and 360-degree User and Device views display only the most relevant information for fast and efficient troubleshooting and remediation
  • Network availability and device performance monitoring allow operators to improve network operations
  • AVC monitoring helps to identify potential issues that can affect committed service levels and the user experience
Reporting Enhancements
  • Allows you to determine if any devices in your network have security vulnerabilities as defined by the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT)
  • View documentation about the specific vulnerability that describes the impact of a vulnerability and any potential steps needed to protect your environment
  • EoX reports help you determine product upgrade and substitution options by identifying any Cisco device hardware or software in your network that has reached its end of life (EOX)
  • Create composite reports from a pre-defined list of supported reports by combining two or more reports, and filtering information based on requirements
Customized Alarms and Events for Traps
  • Recognize additional traps and to customize how Prime Infrastructure creates events and alarms for these traps
  • Specify trap notification name, syslog message identifier, event severity, or category
Converged Access Workflow
  • Simplifies, automates and optimizes deployment of the controller-less single-switch deployment model, the controller-less large wireless deployment model, the controller-based large wireless deployment model and the centralized wireless campus deployment model

 Topology

Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.0 topology showing Global locations and 100 devices (when fully expanded)

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dCloud Topology

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Resources

US East

EMEAR

APJC

China