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For the most part I really like DNA and am willing to keep working with it to get it setup and do the things it is advertised to do. The software upgrade feature has worked very well for me and after I am able to get a golden image setup, it seems to work very well.
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As I said before, not only for Spectrum, but for any monitoring tool, you need to know what is critical in your environment and think about how exactly you should monitor and treat it. If you have done that, everything will work just fine.
Well Suited - Networking Monitoring Less Appropriate - When you need to customize some monitoring and to update the version Read full review Pros Ease of automation and configuration templates make the future you very glad you did it! The PnP for switches that allow to boot up and contact the network with a pre-configuration is so amazing. Makes life easy! Integrates well with our ISE platform, they have really made it well worth the cost to have everything with the name CISCO on your equipment. All of their devices work so well with this software. Read full review Polling and traps can be configured to take heartbeats at specified intervals and notify on an event in real-time, respectively. Topology of devices gives a high-level overview of network architecture. Discovery of devices is simple and secure with the use of community strings. Details can be added per device or alarm type for actions to be taken to make troubleshooting easier. Read full review Cons The configuration template (Cisco Prime User created templates were much easier) The Location based scheme (not all industries can go based on location for buildout) An easier home dashboard to add a new device, instead of having to search through the menus Read full review Read full review Usability
Cisco DNA Center is going to help us in security, simplicity and ease of administration. Cisco DNA Center is complete management and control platform that simplifies and streamlines network operations. 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.
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El soporte de CISCO DNA Center es muy bueno, responden a mis dudas pero no he tenido oportunidad de reportar un incidente o determinar un tiempo de respuesta critico. The support of CISCO DNA Center is very good, they answer my questions, but I have not had the opportunity to report an incident or determine a critical response time.
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Meraki does what should be expected at it's price point, but it is geared to SMB. When it comes to enterprise networks, DNA Center is the clear path forward. It allows for more devices than just the ones it configures, it provides more customization and on boarding options, and the control stays within the organization. The DNA Center telemetry provides a more robust reporting than the Meraki dashboard, and again, the data stays on site. I see both being important in their own ways, but Meraki falls short in larger enterprises, and that is where DNA Center shines the most.
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Other tools I have used are more server/application-centric. CA Spectrum seems to work effectively and efficiently for network devices. Notification delays can be set to grant grace periods in case of network blips or false positives, which occur ALL the time. Other monitoring tools send event notifications immediately and would clear instantly, which while on-call can wake a technician for no reason.
Read full review Return on Investment Efficient time spent elsewhere. I can spend my time troubleshooting other portions of the network instead of housekeeping current gear. Assistance with inventory; it keeps an inventory of all the devices you add to it, so it can serve as an inventory of equipment if that's what you'd like from it. Visibility; we can see more of the status of our gear, if it's unreachable, or if things are misbehaving the dashboard shows that there are irregularities. Read full review Proactive monitoring for networking To many times to plan an update Read full review ScreenShots