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File transfer using HTTPS and SCP failed

Hi all!

Trying to update switches OS from DNA UI and receiving this pre-check error:

File transfer using HTTPS and SCP failed
Expected : Device need to have https/scp reachability to Controller
Action : Verify HTTPS/SCP configurations, DNAC certificates on device and protocol reachability


This is switch config:


aaa new-model
aaa authentication login default local
aaa authorization exec default local

hostname DNA-SW-01

ip domain name

ip http secure-server

ip ssh version 2

ip scp server enable

interface Vlan1
ip address


DNA ip address is There is no security devices between them. 

I can ping switch from DNA CLI, transfer files manually and ssh to switch from DNA.


$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=254 time=0.544 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=254 time=0.437 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=254 time=0.456 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=254 time=0.475 ms
--- ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3000ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.437/0.478/0.544/0.040 ms



$ ssh admin@

Connection to closed by remote host



$ scp
The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is SHA256:0Va4kQYFYOMmAYiNW89T9Z86llDvXGaLmS9FA8mo69g.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added '' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
Password: 100% 159KB 158.8KB/s 00:00
Connection to closed by remote host.


How to fix update error in DNA UI?

Cisco Employee

Re: File transfer using HTTPS and SCP failed

what's the DNA center version , Also can you check if the DNA Center certificate is been installed on Network device on which you are trying installation "show running | sec crypto"

Re: File transfer using HTTPS and SCP failed

DNAC Version 1.2.8


Command output from switch below


crypto pki certificate chain DNAC-CA
certificate ca 00E99FCCE66D61F2AA
308202F7 308201DF A0030201 02020900 E99FCCE6 6D61F2AA 300D0609 2A864886 ....


It's quite strange but after two days it started to work. With no changes at all.

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