Monitoring and Troubleshooting Network Performance using Cisco DNA Center with Assurance (DNACAM)

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Network Performance using Cisco DNA Center with Assurance is a 3-day course which provides students with the skills to implement, monitor, troubleshoot, and remediate network infrastructure, applications, and devices using Cisco DNA Center Assurance tools and techniques.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the role of Cisco DNA Center Assurance, its key features, use cases, and how it supports intent-based networking
  • Configure Cisco DNA Center Assurance to collect network telemetry data and monitor the network devices, clients, and applications
  • Interpret health scores of network devices, clients, and applications and plan remediation actions
  • Use Cisco DNA Center Assurance to explore common troubleshooting issues of client onboarding and application QoS concerns

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • CCNP Level Routing
  • Understanding of Identity Services Engine
  • Practical network and LAN or WAN management experience.

Duration 

3 days

Module 1: Introduction to Cisco DNA Center Assurance

  • Introduction to DNA Center
  • System Architecture
  • Key Features and Use Cases
  • Getting Started
  • Navigating the GUI

Module 2: Assurance System Architecture and Data Analytics

  • DNAC Assurance Concepts
  • Assurance Data and Metrics
  • Assurance Health Scores
  • Assurance Time Stamps and Data Refresh Concepts

Module 3: Monitoring Device, Client, and Application Health

  • Monitoring Network Device Health and Performance
  • Monitoring Wired and Wireless Client Health and Performance
  • Monitoring Application Health and Performance

Module 4: Analyzing Issues using Cisco DNA Center Assurance

  • Detecting Issues
  • View and Mediate Issues

Module 5: Troubleshooting using Cisco DNA Center Assurance Tools

  • DNAC Assurance Troubleshooting Tools
  • Using Sensor Tests
  • Using Intelligent Capture

Lab Outline

  • Lab 1: Navigate the Cisco DNA Center GUI
  • Lab 2: Integrating ISE with Cisco DNA Center
  • Lab 3: DNA Center Network Design, Hierarchy, Discovery and Inventory (Integrate Collectors: SNMP, Syslog and CMX Server)
  • Lab 4: Discovering the Catalyst 9500 Seed Switch
  • Lab 5: Configuring the Catalyst 9500 Seed Switch for the DNA Center PnP Provisioning Process
  • Lab 6: DNA Center Automation: Day0 Network Provisioning using Plug and Play(PnP) Template Editor
  • Lab 7: Discover Pod CSR Router in Cisco DNA Center
  • Lab 8: Provisioning Devices and Assigning them to Site in Cisco DNA Center
  • Lab 9: Configuring DNA Center Assurance Telemetry Profiles
  • Lab 10: Configuring DNA Center Assurance Maximum Visibility Telemetry Profile For Application Visibility
  • Lab ¬†11: Connecting TFTP Server and TFTP Clients to the Network and Monitoring Application Traffic
  • Lab 12: Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Cisco DNA Center Assurance Network Health and Assurance Issues
  • Lab 13: DNA Center Assurance: Client Assurance, Health and Application Experience
  • Lab 14: DNA Center Assurance: Application Experience and Application Health
  • Lab 15: DNA Center Wireless Assurance