Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance Data Sheet

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Product overview

The Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance is a telemetry sensor platform that is used to generate telemetry from mirrored IP network traffic and share it with Cisco DNA Center for application and endpoint analytics. Network traffic is received from switches and routers via Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) mirroring and fed into the Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance mirroring interfaces. The appliance analyzes the received traffic to produce a telemetry stream for Cisco DNA Center that is sent via the appliance’s network interface.

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance Overview

Figure 1.            

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance Overview

The platform supports 20-Gbps sustained forwarding data traffic through the chassis and comes in a 1-Rack-Unit (1RU) form factor. The appliance has six built-in 1-Gbps Small Form Factor (SFP)-only interfaces (these do not support SFP+), and two built-in 10-Gbps Enhanced SFP (SFP+) interfaces (these support only the 10-Gbps rate) that support Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE). The device comes with one copper Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps network management port and supports storage extension through the network interface module (NIM) slot.

Features and benefits

The Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance complements endpoint and application analytics solutions on Cisco DNA Center. The fixed, 1RU form factor and Cisco IOS® XE software-based device management make it an easy fit into existing network deployments. Cisco DNA Center manages the appliance in a manner similar to the way it manages network devices such as switches and wireless devices.

Cisco AI Endpoint Analytics

Cisco® AI Endpoint Analytics aggregates data from a variety of sources in the network, collates and analyzes it to build a detailed endpoint profile, and groups similar endpoints by applying artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) techniques. The Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance performs deep packet inspection (DPI) on mirrored network traffic using the Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR) feature, and shares the endpoint telemetry with Cisco DNA Center for recognizing and profiling endpoints. For more information on Cisco AI Endpoint Analytics, please refer to: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/collateral/enterprise-networks/software-defined-access/nb-06-ai-endpoint-analytics-wp-cte-en.html.

Cisco DNA Application Assurance

Cisco DNA Application Assurance enables network administrators to monitor application performance and troubleshoot issues related to application experience using the Cisco DNA Center. Cisco DNA Center automates the Application Telemetry configuration on the Telemetry Appliance via “Enable Application Telemetry” workflow in the Inventory, enabling optimized application performance monitoring on the Telemetry appliance. Cisco DNA Center receives Qualitative Application performance metrics from the Telemetry appliance. It can calculate Application health for business-critical applications and visualize essential metrics such as delay, jitter, and packet loss to isolate and troubleshoot Application performance issues effectively.

Detailed feature description

Table 1.        Features and benefits

Feature

Description and benefits

Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR)

NBAR-based protocol inspection and endpoint attribute extraction.

Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) inspection

CAPWAP protocol traffic decapsulation and inspection.

Promiscuous interface mode

Reception and processing of each data packet seen on the wire, including packets not destined for the MAC address of the appliance or any of its interfaces.

Scalable capacity and throughput

20-Gbps ingress throughput support.

AI Endpoint Analytics

  NBAR-based protocol inspection and endpoint attribute extraction.
  Support for 40,000 endpoints.

Application Assurance

  NBAR for application and protocol identification.
  Quantitative analytics for each application flow in the network.
  Qualitative analytics including packet loss, latency, jitter, and application response times per flow.
  NetFlow/IPFIX export to Cisco DNA Center.

Automation via Cisco DNA Center

The main Assurance dashboard gives a high-level overview of the health of every network device and client on the network, wired and wireless. It provides the top 10 global issues and allows the administrator to expand views by geographical site, device list, client list, or topology.

Product model overview

The Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance comes in one model. The appliance is a 1RU box that supports 20-Gbps throughput. The model uses the innovative and powerful Cisco Flow Processor and supports purpose-built capabilities based on the Cisco IOS XE operating system.

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance

Figure 2.            

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance

Software licensing

The Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance supports software-based subscription using Cisco DNA based licensing. Unlike the other Cisco campus platforms, the appliance is available with only one Cisco DNA based software subscription license: Cisco DNA Advantage. The Cisco DNA license is supported for the appliance using Cisco DNA Center, the controller and analytics platform at the heart of Cisco’s intent-based network. For more information on Cisco DNA Center and supported platforms, please refer to https://www.cisco.com/site/us/en/products/networking/dna-center-platform/index.html.

The Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance runs on Cisco IOS XE 17.3.1 or later. The appliance supports only one operating system and does not require a feature license (such as IP Base or Advanced IP Services) or a perpetual licensing package (such as Network Essentials or Network Advantage). The Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance requires one of the following four packages:

      Cisco DN-APL-TTA IOS XE UNIVERSAL

      Cisco DN-APL-TTA IOS XE UNIVERSAL WITHOUT Lawful Intercept

      Cisco DN-APL-TTA IOS XE UNIVERSAL - NO PAYLOAD ENCRYPTION

      Cisco DN-APL-TTA IOS XE UNIVERSAL - NO PAYLOAD ENCRYPTION WITHOUT Lawful Intercept

Scale and hardware specifications

The following table lists the scale and hardware performance specification for the Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance.

Table 2.        Scale and hardware specifications

DN-APL-TTA-M

Hardware description

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance

Number of Endpoints (For Endpoint Analytics)

40,000

Throughput

20Gbps

Number of TTA supported by Cisco DNA Center

25

Physical specifications

The Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance is available in one form factor and comes with the Cisco IOS XE image preloaded on it and ready for installation.

Table 3.        Physical specifications

Physical Specifications

Model

Part number for ordering

DN-APL-TTA-M

Hardware series

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliances

Minimum Cisco IOS XE Software release

Release 17.3.1

Physical dimensions (H x W x D)

Height: 1.71 in. (43.43 mm)

Width: 17.3 in. (439.42 mm)

Depth: 18.17 in. (461.5 mm)

Weight:

  25 lb (11.35 kg) fully loaded

Default Memory

16-GB DRAM

Processor

Integrated in the chassis: Intel 1.8GHz Quad Core Processor

Network and management I/O

Supported connectors:

One RJ-45 10/100/1000 management Ethernet port

One RJ-45/RS-232 compatible console port

One Mini-USB serial console port

One RJ-45/RS-232 compatible auxiliary port

Two USB 2.0 connectors

Gigabit Ethernet ports

Yes: Six 1G SFP ports

10 Gigabit Ethernet port

Yes: Two 10G SFP+ ports

Note: Built-in 10G ports cannot be reduced to 1G speed.

Network interface module

Yes, Only for SSD cards

Rack-mounting

Yes: 19-inch

Wall-mounting

No

External USB flash memory

1-GB USB flash-memory support

Redundant power supply

Yes: Dual power supplies by default; option of either AC or DC power supply

Note: A mix of one AC and one DC power supply is not supported.

Power input

Worldwide ranging AC input range (85 to 264 VAC)

Worldwide ranging DC (-40 to -72V; 48V nominal)

Power consumption

  Maximum (DC): 242W
  Maximum (AC): 250W
  Maximum (out): 250W

Airflow

Front to back

Operating temperature (nominal)

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Operating temperature (short-term)

32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)

Operating humidity (nominal) (relative humidity)

10% to 85%

Operating humidity (short-term)

5% to 90%

Storage temperature

-40° to 150°F

(-40° to 70°C)

Storage humidity (relative humidity)

5% to 95%

Operating altitude

-500 to 10,000 feet (-152 to 3048 meters)

Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)

GR-1089 and GR-63

EMC standards

  FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A
  VCCI Class A
  AS/NSZ Class A
  CES-003 Class A
  EN55022/CISPR 22 Information Technology Equipment (Emissions)
  EN55024/CISPR 24 Information Technology Equipment (Immunity)
  EN300 386 Telecommunications Network Equipment (EMC)
  EN50082-1/EN61000-6-1 Generic Immunity Standard

Safety Standard

  UL60950-1
  CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03
  EN 60950-1
  IEC 60950-1
  AS/NZS 60950.1

Ordering information

Table 3 lists ordering information for the Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance. To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering homepage at https://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/or13/or8/order_customer_help_how_to_order_listing.html

Table 4.        Ordering information

Product Number

Product Description

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance chassis

DN-APL-TTA-M

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance

DN-APL-TTA-M=

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance Spare

DN-APL-TTA-ACS

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance Accessory Kit

DN-APL-TTA-ACS=

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance Accessory Kit Spare

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance Memory

M-DN-APL-TTA-16GB

Cisco DN-APL-TTA-M 16GB DRAM

M-DN-APL-TTA-16GB=

Cisco DN-APL-TTA-M 16GB DRAM Spare

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance Power Supply Options

ASR1001-X-PWR-AC

Cisco ASR1001-X AC Power Supply

ASR1001-X-PWR-AC=

Cisco ASR1001-X AC Power Supply Spare

ASR1001-X-PWR-DC

Cisco ASR1001-X DC Power Supply

ASR1001-X-PWR-DC=

Cisco ASR1001-X DC Power Supply

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance Software

SCISEUK9-173

Cisco DN-APL-TTA XE 17.3 UNIVERSAL

SCISENPE-173

Cisco DN-APL-TTA XE 17.3 UNIVERSAL W/O LI

SCISEUNLK9-173

Cisco DN-APL-TTA XE 17.3 UNIVERSAL - NO PAYLOAD ENCRYPTION

SCISENELK9-173

Cisco DN-APL-TTA XE 17.3 UNIVERSAL - NO PAYLOAD ENCRYPTION W/O LI

Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance Subscription

DNA-APL-TTA-M-A

Cisco TTA DNA Advantage Term Licenses

DNA-APL-TTA-M-A=

Cisco TTA DNA Advantage Term Licenses Spare

DN-APL-TTA-M-A-1Y

Cisco TTA DNA Adv 1 Year Term License

DN-APL-TTA-M-A-3Y

Cisco TTA DNA Adv 3 Year Term License

DN-APL-TTA-M-A-5Y

Cisco TTA DNA Adv 5 Year Term License

DN-APL-TTA-M-A-7Y

Cisco TTA DNA Adv 7 Year Term License

DN-APL-TTA-M-FED

Cisco TTA DNA Advantage Term Federal Licenses

DN-APL-TTA-M-FED=

Cisco TTA DNA Advantage Term Federal Licenses

DNA-APL-TTA-M-A-R=

Cisco TTA DNA Advantage Term Licenses Spare, Renewal only

The Cisco ASR 1001-X Router power supply units are compatible with the Cisco DNA Traffic Telemetry Appliance

Cisco environmental sustainability

Information about Cisco’s environmental sustainability policies and initiatives for our products, solutions, operations, and extended operations or supply chain is provided in the “Environment Sustainability” section of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

Reference links to information about key environmental sustainability topics (mentioned in the “Environment Sustainability Approach” section of the CSR Report) are provided in the following table:

Sustainability topic

Reference

Information on product material content laws and regulations

Materials

Information on electronic waste laws and regulations, including products, batteries, and packaging

WEEE compliance

Reference links to product-specific environmental sustainability information that is mentioned in relevant sections of this data sheet are provided in the following table:

Sustainability topic

Reference

General

Product compliance

Safety and compliance information

Power

Power supply

Power supplies, typical and maximum power specifications

Material

Dimensions

Physical dimensions

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