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Networking Tools Knowledge Base


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Networking Tools Making a Network Engineer's life easier. Work smarter.



  • Networking 101 - Learn coding basics for Networking.
  • EN Networking - Build Apps with Cisco DNA Center Platform Solutions.
  • DC Networking - Explore Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) programmability options and explore data center APIs.



  • Networking Dev Center - Learn how you can integrate with the network through full system management solutions in the cloud, utilize automation platforms and controllers, or directly interact with devices with APIs and Interfaces.

IDEs - an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is a software package available for download and use that can help simplify the development process. IDEs integrate many of the common tasks in software development to enable rapid application development.

  • PyCharm - an IDE with full support for Python, as well as for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js and more.
  • Komodo - another IDE with full support for Python, as well as Go, Perl, Ruby and more.

SDKsa software development kit (SDK) differs fundamentally from an IDE. An SDK is a set of functions, packages, documentation and programs required for development on a specific platform or technology, whereas an IDE can be thought of as providing tools for application development using a specific language or technology.

Sandboxes - Cisco and Networking are practically synonymous! The Sandbox offers many networking labs with SDN controllers or API driven network gear!


Learning Labs - just like our Sandboxes, the Learning Labs on Cisco DevNet are FREE to use!


Cisco Modeling Labs - Cisco Modeling Labs (CML) is our premier platform for network simulation. With an easy-to-use HTML5 UI and a comprehensive API, Cisco Modeling Labs makes it fun to design, test, troubleshoot, and learn.


Postman - Postman can be utilized to build and test APIs. In the context of network programmability where an API is already constructed and ready to be followed, administrators and developers can utilize Postman to debug code and test REST calls that need to be made. Postman also offers a browser extension for Google Chrome, available within the Chrome Web Store. There are similar easy-to-use tools like Insomnia and Paw that are popular as well.


Cisco Active Advisor - Cisco Active Advisor simplifies network discovery and finds security alerts that apply to your devices. It also analyzes contract coverage and end-of-life status, and can compare your network against Cisco Validated Designs. Best of all, it's free.


Cisco Network Assistant - Cisco Network Assistant is a PC-based network management application optimized for wired and wireless networks for growing Small-Medium sized businesses. Cisco Network Assistant provides a centralized network view with a user-friendly GUI that simplifies configuration, management, and troubleshooting.

  • Cisco Network Assistant - Using Cisco Network Assistant, network administrators can easily apply common services, generate inventory reports and synchronize passwords across Cisco switches, routers, wireless LAN controllers, and access points.

Cisco Bug Search Tool - The Cisco bug tracking system maintains a comprehensive list of defects and vulnerabilities in Cisco products and software. 

  • Cisco Bug Search Tool - Bug Search is a web-based tool that acts as a gateway to the bug tracking system and provides you with detailed defect information about your products and software.

Cisco Internetworking Troubleshooting Tools

  • Troubleshooting Tools - information about the wide variety of tools available to assist you in troubleshooting your internetwork. This includes information on using router diagnostic commands, Cisco network management tools, and third-party troubleshooting tools.
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