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jlafuent
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Cisco DNA Center Version 2.3.3 offers major usability benefits across all use cases.  With the enhancements to AI Operations, Network Operations, DevOps, and SecOps, Cisco DNA Center provides the digital agility to drive network insights, automation, and security!

Together with EN Customer Success Specialist Kuba Zabiega, we have put together the table below to give you a quick look at the key features of this release.

Feel free to ask me any Cisco DNA Center Software upgrade question using the comment.png button below the post. 

If you want to stay up to date with our Software Compliance and key feature articles make sure to subscribe to the label 'Software Upgrades'!

Start planning your upgrade here: https://cutt.ly/DNAC233C2LP

 

Feature Description How does it compare to previous versions?
Inventory Visibility – Gain enhanced visibility into the lifecycle of your devices.  Track End of Life dates for both hardware & software of your wired network devices, automatically updated every week!

Previously, the only way to track end of support was to manually investigate all End of Support notifications from Cisco.  Now, Cisco DNA Center can generate EoS reports automatically for you.

Assurance – Get more value out of your existing 3D maps with the ability to view AP interference from adjacent floors.  Additionally, you can see endpoint locations in 3D using DNA Spaces.

Previously, 3D maps were limited to visualizing the AP heatmaps per floor.  Now, the additional context allows for considerably more accurate site planning and issue detection.

Security – Improve threat detection by letting Cisco DNA Center cross-check your network activity against TALOS's list of disreputable websites, allowing you to quickly target potentially compromised endpoints and automatically quarantine them.

Previously, Cisco DNA Center was able to identify potentially compromised endpoints by how they acted.  Now, you gain an extra layer of defense with TALOS, and quarantining using Cisco ISE limits the damage a compromised endpoint can cause.

Integrations – Monitor every aspect of your network by combining Splunk's visualization capabilities with all the power of Cisco DNA Center.

Previously, there was no way to automatically pull data from Cisco DNA Center and display it within Splunk. Now, using the new Cisco DNA Center app on a Splunk Enterprise Server gives you ten fully customizable dashboards of Cisco DNA Centers' data within Splunk.

 

The new EoX report allows you to track every stage of the lifecycle of your devices' hardware and software.  From the original End of Sale announcement, all the way through End of Support, as shown in image 1 below.

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With the enhancements to 3D maps that was introduced in version 2.2.2 of Cisco DNA Center, you can now view how the floors above and below your current floor impact RF Interference by seeing the contribution from neighboring floors.  Take a look at image 2 below to see how it looks in practice.

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Trust scores have become even more accurate as Cisco DNA Center can now compare endpoint activity against TALOS's repository of low reputation sites (image 3) and update the trust score automatically based on the results.  This update can be dynamically pushed to Cisco ISE to allow for automatic quarantine based on Cisco DNA Center's Trust Score (image 4).

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With the new Splunk integration you can now monitor nearly every aspect of your network all within Splunk by leveraging the existing data stored within Cisco DNA Center.  You are given 10 fully customizable dashboards from the start which allow you to tune the views to exactly the information you are interested in.  Image 5 shows one of the available dashboards.

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For a full list of changes, please take a look at the 2.3.3 Release Notes.

To experience these and all new networking capabilities, visit the Cisco DNA Center Upgrade Page and start planning your software upgrade to the 2.3.3 version.

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Remember to use the comment.png button below the post to ask me any questions you may have about upgrading to 2.3.3.x of Cisco DNA Center.

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jlafuent
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
If you are able I hope you can attend the webinar on this same topic next Wednesday: Cisco Event: What's new with Cisco DNA Center 2.3.3<>. We will be spending about an hour going over the features live.
jlafuent
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
The Cisco Learning Network hosts regular webinars on various topics: Event List (cisco.com)<>. There is actually a webinar next Wednesday on Cisco DNA Center 2.3.3 directly which I recommend.
jlafuent
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any. What exact technologies are you looking for integration information with, I may be able to connect you with some resources if I have more information.
jlafuent
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
I would say most of these features really shine at scale. For a smaller business case Cisco DNA Center may be more overhead than its worth, but this will definitely vary depending on your exact network requirements. I would really recommend reaching out to a member of your account team or a sales representative. They could work with you directly to determine if Cisco DNA Center would be a good fit in your exact network.
jlafuent
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
It is being explored. Especially with an SD-Access network there are major benefits to being able to integrate with APIC to ensure the segmentation is maintained throughout. As of now, there is no ETA as to when this integration will be released.
Ausietks
Beginner
Beginner

We have been using Cisco DNA center for the last year and is very satified with it, and great to see that the produkts involves with new features.

jlafuent
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
If possible I'd recommend you attend the Webinar next Wednesday: Cisco Event: What's new with Cisco DNA Center 2.3.3<> we will be demonstrating some of the new features live during that session.
jlafuent
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
At this time Cisco DNA Center is a physical appliance only, this means if you would like to try it out you will need to reach out to your account team to see if that is a possibility.
jlafuent
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
I'm glad you have been enjoying Cisco DNA Center this past year, if possible you should attend the webinar next Wednesday to learn more about the new features if you haven't already started using them: Cisco Event: What's new with Cisco DNA Center 2.3.3<>
luigidavino
Beginner
Beginner

Very useful and interesting! Thanks for sharing!

Pierce Vasale
Beginner
Beginner

I have been waiting for the EoS Reporting and the improvement to the 3D maps! What's next?

jlafuent
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
Stay Tuned! 2.3.4 has some really cool enhancements that I'm really excited about. Assurance especially will be getting a bunch of improvements that I'm looking forward to.
niroulabhaa
Beginner
Beginner

I am excited about the feature enhancements with Talos, DNA, and ISE integration.

dkelcher
Beginner
Beginner

I know there have been many rumors about a DNAC virtual appliance, and I've seen a roadmap with on-prem GA targeted for July 2023. Any chance you know if there will be a lab/simulation version similar to what UCS and ACI have? Perhaps getting it added into CML (running DNAC with nested virtualization should be fine, right? ). I'd love to be able to stand up DNAC in a lab environment and play around with it. I know there's the DevNet sandbox, but, at least for me, running things in a local lab environment is a far better experience.

jlafuent
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
Unfortunately, I do not know if there will be a lab/simulation version of the virtual appliance.
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