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Cisco DNA Center Automation and Assurance v1.3.3 – Instant Demo

April 2020


Cisco DNA Center is the foundational controller and analytics platform at the heart of Cisco’s intent-based network. It supports the expression of intent for multiple use cases, including base automation capabilities, fabric provisioning, and policy-based segmentation in the enterprise network. Cisco DNA Center brings context to this journey through the introduction of Analytics and Assurance by providing end-to-end visibility into the network with full context through data and insights. Cisco DNA Center enables the network administrator to:

  • Design your network using intuitive workflows
  • Define user and device profiles that facilitate secure access and network segmentation based on business needs
  • Policy-based automation to deliver services to the network based on business priority and to simply device deployment
  • Assure network performance with real-time and historical data analytics, to provide actionable insights and detect problems before they happen along with Guided remediation actions for 100+ Insights
  • Design and Deploy Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) to simplifies delivery of consistent, highly secure, identity-based policy for users and devices across wired and wireless networks

This enables the network admin to have a simplified integrated user experience across the entire enterprise portfolio of products.

What’s New

  • Design
    • Network Hierarchy now includes Satellite view
    • Image Repository contains latest software versions:
      • 12.2t
      • 1.1
    • Network Profiles includes new workflow to edit NFVIS Network Profile
  • Policy
    • Virtual Network now allows multiple Guest VNs
  • Provision
    • New Fabric workflow
    • Auth Profile Enhancement in Fabric
    • Support SGT for Extended Node Port Assignment
    • New IE3400 device added to SJC06
    • Policy Extension for SDA: Old name was Secure Extension for IoT.
  • Assurance
    • Dashboard > Wireless Sensors – New UI
    • Dashboard > Rogue Management – Data updated
    • Dashboard > Issues > Open – now includes link for AI-Driven issues.
    • Top 10 issues
      • Updated the list of issues to include a “Layer 2 loop symptoms” issue
        • Can be used for Root Cause Analysis > Machine Reasoning use case
      • Trends and Insights > Network Insights now populated
      • Trends and Insights > Peer Comparison now populated
      • Manage > Sensor – Updated the sensor list
    • Manage > Health Score – Allow users to tweak the values

New user device: Added new Samsung device for user Grace Smith

NOTE: This release is for Cisco and Partners.