Hi. Working on plan to upgrade from 5508/2504 controllers, prime and MSE.
The features we used prime/MSE for are:
2. Coverage Maps
4. Locating clients and rogue APs on maps.
I'm trying to figure out what I have to buy to cover these functions. Since Prime is dead, I know I have to buy a DNA Center appliance. But I'm still unclear re DNA Spaces and CMX on-prem.
After reading this
and talking to a Cisco rep, I'm more confused than when I started. It seems to say CMX on-prem is required for some things but not others, but I'm not clear what those things are. Also, the data sheet seems to say when using CMX on-prem it's just an intermediate connection to DNA Spaces, but the rep told me you could just use CMX on-prem and skip DNA Spaces.
My questions are, for the 4 functions listed above:
1. Is connection to the DNA Spaces cloud required, or optional?
2. Is CMX on-prem required, or optional?
Thanks for any clues.
DNA-Space is to replace CMX/MSE in the long run. Another thing is DNA-Space is always cloud offering. In that context
1. If you get DNA-Space, then your WLC required to send location data to DNA-Space (direct or via connector)
2. CMX on-prem is not required, if you already have it then you can use it to communicate with DNA-Space
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Thanks, that makes sense and was my original understanding.
What's making me seek clarification is this statement from the Data Sheet:
6. Integration with Cisco DNA Center or Prime Infrastructure: To provide location data to Cisco DNA Center or Prime Infrastructure, an on-premise Cisco CMX server is currently required.
That sounds to me like if you want to locate clients and rogue APs on a map in DNA center you need CMX on-prem. Can you explain the seeming contradiction?
Also in Table 4 it seems to say CMX on-prem is required for Cisco DNA Center integration? Can you (or anyone) explain this?
I must say the whole migration from Prime/MSE/CMX to DNA Center/DNA Spaces has been one big tangled mess. Even my Cisco rep is confused.