The Cisco PDART (Cisco Prime Infrastructure Cisco DNA Center Assessment & Readiness Tool) analyzes a Cisco Prime Infrastructure deployment and assesses whether Cisco DNA Center supports the current deployment.
The PDART asseses the Cisco Prime Infrastructure from the following perspectives:
Use Cases - The tool is able to check over 150 use cases automatically. It checks whether these use cases are in use or have been used in the past. It then assesses each use case (in use / used only) against the Cisco DNA Center. It evaluates whether these use cases are currently supported, not supported or on the roadmap for the Cisco DNA Center. There are an additional 23 use cases that would require a manual verification and these use cases are listed in the report.
Scale Parameters - The tool is able to check 9 scale parameters automatically and compares the scale with the maximum values supported for the current deployment. It then compares these scale parameters with the recommended scale across various Cisco DNA Center form factors.
Reports - The tool is able to determine the used and scheduled reports. It compare these reports with those available with the Cisco DNA Center and evaluates whether these reports are currently supported, not supported or on the roadmap.
Device Compatibility - The tool is able to detect all the managed devices and maps each device to the supported device list of the Cisco DNA Center. It assesses each device based on it's hardware compatibility and software compatibility.
Platform Checks - The tool performs 6 checks and determines the current health of the Cisco Prime Infrastructure Appliance. (Validations is coming soon)
The PDART is an easy to use tool that is read-only and does not cause any impact. It does not capture any confidential information or send any information outside of the deployment.
The output of the tool is one TAR GZ file that contains,
a PDF file - a summary assessment of the current Cisco Prime Infrastructure deployment and the mapping with the Cisco DNA Center
a LOG file - contains the console run logs
a JSON file - contains the report in a JSON format
Built in collaboration with Cisco DNA Center Escalation Engineering, Sales and CX Centers TAC Engines team.
There are no specific requirements for this document.
The information in this document is based on Cisco DNA Center platform and Cisco Prime Infrastructure.
The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.
It is executed on the Cisco Prime Infrastructure and works with Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.5 version and above only
It assesses the deployment with respect to the 2.2.1.x release of the Cisco DNA Center
It must be executed as user 'root'
How to Execute the Tool
There are 2 ways to run the tool:
Option 1: Execute the PDART executable from CLI
Step 1. Copy the executable file 'pdart' from github to any directory on the Cisco Prime Infrastructure using a file transfer tool like Filezilla or WinSCP. The latest version of the pdart executable is available at the following location.
###### ## ## All Checks completed, building the PDF ... ##
## Summary page built, working on the pages with the details... ## Report built for - Device compatibility checks... ## Report built for - Scale checks... ## Report built for - Use Case checks... ## Report built for - Reporting checks... ## Report built for - Platform checks...
## ## Script End Time: 2021-04-22_16:41:03 ##
****** Cisco PDART Tool has successfully completed. PDF report, run logs and a json of the results can be found at:
Step 4. A single TAR GZ file is created by the tool and will be available at location '/localdisk/defaultRepo/pdart/'. The file can be copied out of Prime using Filezilla or WinSCP. The TAR GZ file can be untared before or after the copy.
The following command would untar the file on your Cisco Prime Infrastructure (an optional step).
[root@pi ~]# tar -xvf PDART_2021-04-22_16-38-47.tar.gz PDART_report_2021-04-22_16-38-47.pdf PDART_results_2021-04-22_16-38-47.json PDART_runlog_2021-04-22_16-38-47.log [root@pi ~]#
Option 2: Execute the PDART executable via Updated Bundle File (UBF package)
The image includes the first page of the report which is a summary of all the checks executed. Subsequent pages includes more details on the checks executed.