Updates in Cisco DNA Center

Updates in Cisco DNA Center

There is a new release announced by Cisco on Cisco DNA Center with new features and updates/enhancements.

Cisco DNA Center

Cisco DNA Center is a complete management and control platform for your network, designed, created, and implemented by Cisco. 

This single, extensible software platform includes integrated tools for network management, automation, virtualization, analytics and assurance, security, and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and can also interface with your business-critical tools.

Cisco DNA Center offers a single dashboard for every core function in your network. With this platform, IT can become more nimble and respond to changes and challenges faster and more intelligently.

DNA center
Fig 1.1- DNA Center

Cisco DNA Center is the network management system, foundational controller, and analytics platform at the heart of Cisco’s intent-based network. Beyond device management and configuration

Cisco DNA Center Release

There are some other enhancements with the release of Cisco DNA Center Some of the major updates are as below.

  • Access point profiles combine AP authentication, aWIPS, rogue management, and mesh settings. You may manage and provision APs using AP profiles. For Cisco IOS XE and Cisco AireOS devices, Cisco DNA Centre provides a default AP profile. Custom AP profiles may be created for Cisco IOS XE and Cisco AireOS devices.
  • Cisco Wireless Controllers running Cisco IOS XE Release 17.10.1 and later, may build AP power profiles. By linking it to an AP profile, you may allocate the AP power profile to APs. For the AP power profile, you may set many rules and select their ordering. When defining SSIDs for business and guest wireless networks, Cisco IOS XE devices allow you to set the client rate limit.
  • You can set up a list of permitted APs. Using an AP's MAC address, serial number, or both, you may set up local and AAA authorization. The Site Analytics Health Dashboard window's KPIs are broken down into smaller data pieces. Both onboarding attempts and onboarding time are now displayed in onboarding. Roaming displays both the length and the number of tries.
  • You can utilize the same AP group and flex group across sites (buildings or floors) within an area when defining a network profile for wireless.
  • You may see a list of onboarding, roaming, and connection difficulties for a specific client in the Summary dashboard on the Client-360 window. You may discover more information about the problems the customer encountered at particular locations by clicking the hyperlinked issues.
  • When creating wireless SSIDs for fabric sites in Cisco DNA Center, you have the option of selecting the wireless IP address pools that are specified for Layer 2 segments.
  • A breakdown of DHCP errors, including DHCP refusal and DHCP Negative Acknowledgment (NACK), is available. Additionally, these errors are shown in the Client-360 window's Event Viewer.
  • On a network with many fabric sites linked to an SD-Access transit, SD-Access Native Multicast can be configured. Multicast on border nodes and SD-Access transit may be enabled using Cisco DNA Center. Only fabric sites with a LISP Pub/Sub control plane node are supported for this capability.
  • Multiple IP address wired endpoints are supported by Cisco SD-Access fabric. A single MAC address can be linked to many IPv4 addresses.

There are other updates as well as we covered the major ones here. You can check this on the below release notes.
Release Notes for Cisco DNA Center, Release - Cisco

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