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Cisco Catalyst Center
Formerly Cisco DNA Center

Overview

What is Cisco Catalyst Center?

Cisco Catalyst Center (formerly Cisco DNA Center) is a network management system that leverages AI to connect, secure, and automate customer’s network operations. It harnesses the Catalyst family of switching and wireless through AI-enabled automation that simplifies the IT experience and streamlines complex…

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Cisco Catalyst Center

10 out of 10
February 12, 2024
Incentivized
Supporting customers to understand the benefits of what Cisco Catalyst Center can offer from automation through to device deployment, …
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Cisco Catalyst Center

10 out of 10
February 11, 2024
Incentivized
We check availability and compliance for our equipment, check users connectivity and upgrade os switches. Now we are ongoing to merge it …
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Lots of potential

7 out of 10
February 09, 2024
Incentivized
We use the Cisco Catalyst Center for the asset inventory. We have a big problem with the Cisco Catalyst Center that we can't configure the …
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Video Reviews

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A Cisco DNA Center Review: University of Cambridge relies on Cisco
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Cisco DNA Center Review
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What is Cisco Catalyst Center?

Cisco Catalyst Center (formerly Cisco DNA Center) is a network management system that leverages AI to connect, secure, and automate customer’s network operations. It harnesses the Catalyst family of switching and wireless through AI-enabled automation that simplifies the IT experience and…

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Product Details

What is Cisco Catalyst Center?

Cisco Catalyst Center (formerly Cisco DNA Center) is a network management system that leverages AI to connect, secure, and automate customer’s network operations.

It harnesses the Catalyst family of switching and wireless through AI-enabled automation that simplifies the IT experience and streamlines complex network operations.

Offering operational flexibility, Cisco Catalyst Center can be deployed on-premises on a physical appliance or in a VMware virtual environment, or in a public cloud service such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Whether scaling a network or simplifying IT operations, Cisco Catalyst Center helps to harness the full potential of the enterprise network—empowering IT teams to deliver unified experiences to users and measurable value to the organization.


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The most common users of Cisco Catalyst Center are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • SWIM - It's made easy and now when it's possible to choose which devices to upgrade in which order on a site, the upgrade does not fail as often.
  • Network inventory - It's easy to get a good overview of all network devices, and especially the EoS feature is nice.
  • ZTP - This takes a lot of time and effort to implement. Sometimes the templates are too long to run and you have to do several iterations.
  • WLC integration - It's a little flaky when you add the WLC to Cisco Catalyst Center. Sometimes after WLC failover or upgrade you have to remove and add it again.
February 12, 2024

Cisco Catalyst Center

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • Assurance to support troubleshooting
  • Device details
  • Version control
  • Timelining
  • Complicated menu options which makes finding things difficult
  • License management which has option to open sync’ed smart account
  • Device details require a lot of clicking through new windows to see everything
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Onboard switches and AP’s and apply standard policies
  • Visualize the network
  • Push out software updates
  • Provide monitoring on multiple aspects of the network function
  • Price
  • More integration with spaces
  • Easier to rename claimed devices
  • Easier to move devices between maps
  • Easier to move maps within the hierarchy as the hierarchy may not solely be defined by location
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Network Health dashboard
  • Everyday Inventory activities (after LAN Automation or PnP or Discovery)
  • Ability to manage and monitor infrastructure using Cisco Catalyst Center API
  • UI slowness
  • Task deployment failure troubleshooting
  • ISE integration (fails often, troubleshooting almost impossible)
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Zero touch provisioning
  • GUI configuration
  • Overview of templates and settings
  • Consistent configuration deployment
  • Some features are missing
  • Backup / restore has had issues
  • NFS share has caused the whole system to crash
  • Better SD-WAN integration
February 07, 2024

DNAC

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Config templating
  • Provisioning
  • Network mapping
  • Easier custom automation
  • Direct ap management for wlc managed aps
  • Searchable config backup database
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Very nice interface
  • The documentation is easy to understand
  • The inventory system with SWIM is very well made
  • Telemetry gives an overview
  • APIs, the rate limiting can be daunting
  • Multi-tenancy support could be nice
  • Option for third party devices, after the multivendor SDK was discontinued
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