Setting Up Cisco DNA Spaces to Work with Various Wireless Networks
To work with Cisco DNA Spaces, you must connect it with your wireless network. You can use Cisco DNA Spaces with Cisco AireOS (Catalyst) or Cisco Meraki. Cisco DNA Spaces provides instructions along with the required features to connect to various networks.
To connect Cisco DNA Spaces to a wireless network, perform the following steps:
In the Cisco DNA Spaces dashboard, choose.
In the Connect your wireless Network window, click Add New.
A window appears with the options Cisco AireOS/Catalyst and Cisco Meraki.
Click Select for your wireless network.
Displays different methods through which you can connect to your wireless network.
Click Select for the method through which you want to connect to Cisco DNA Spaces.
The prerequisites for connecting to the wireless network using the selected method is displayed. Ensure that the prerequisites are met.
Click Customize Setup.
The message Successfully saved the configuration is shown.
A bar corresponding to the wireless network configuration method selected appears in the Connect your wireless network window. For example, if you select Via Spaces Connector, a bar Connect via Spaces Connector appears.
To view the instructions, and configure the wireless network, click the drop-down button at the far right of the bar.
The instructions, and the features to connect to the particular network using the particular method is displayed.
Follow the instructions to add the wireless network.
Wireless Network Bars
Any of the following bars will be displayed for Cisco AireOS based on the connection method selected:
Connect via Spaces Connector: Displays step-by-step instructions to connect Cisco DNA Spaces to Cisco Wireless Controller using a Cisco DNA Spaces Connector. You can add connectors using the Create a new token option provided at Step 2. You can add Cisco Wireless Controllers using the Add Controllers option provided at Step 3. You can then import the added Cisco Wireless Controller to the Cisco DNA Spaces location hierarchy using the Import Controllers option at Step 4. You can view the Cisco DNA Spaces Connectors and Cisco Wireless Controllers added using View Connectors and View Controllers options respectively. You can view the location hierarchy using the View Location Hierarchy option. For the OpenRoaming app, you can configure the hotspots through the Add OpenRoaming Hotspot option provided at Step 2. You can also view the configurations for the OpenRoaming app for various controllers separately using the OpenRoaming Controller Configuration option provided at Step 2.
Connect WLC/ Catalyst 9800 Directly: Displays step-by-step instructions to connect Cisco DNA Spaces to Cisco AireOS Wireless Controller or Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller using Cisco Wireless Controller Direct Connect.
Connect via CMX Manual Upload: Displays step-by-step instructions to configure location hierarchy using a JSON file and to configure location updates for these locations for notifications and reports. You can upload the JSON file using the Upload Json option at Step 3.
Connect via CMX Tethering: Displays step-by-step instructions to configure location updates for a Cisco CMX node using CMX tethering with token. You can create the token using the Create New Token option at Step 2, and configure it in Cisco CMX. Then you can add the tethered Cisco CMX node to the location hierarchy using the Add CMXoption at Step 3.
Connect via CMX On-Prem Auto Sync: Displays step-by-step instructions to configure location updates for Cisco DNA Spaces by connecting to a Cisco CMX account using VPN. You can connect to Cisco CMX using Add CMX On-Prem provided at Step 2.
Any of the following tab will be displayed for Cisco Meraki based on your selection.
Connect via Meraki Login: Displays instructions to connect Cisco DNA Spaces to Cisco Meraki network using a Meraki account. You can connect to Cisco Meraki using the Connect option provided at Step 1. You can import a Meraki Organization and its child locations to the location hierarchy using the Import Networks option at Step 3.
Connect via Meraki API Key: Displays instructions to connect Cisco DNA Spaces to Cisco Meraki network using a Meraki API Key. You can import a Meraki Organization and its child locations to the location hierarchy using the Import Networks option at Step 3.
View Configuration Steps: Redirects to the documentation for the particular wireless network.
System Requirements: Provides the system requirements for Cisco DNA Spaces.
Frequently asked questions: Provides the link to the frequently asked questions for Cisco DNA Spaces.
Cisco AireOS/Catalyst: Displays instructions to import a CMX Node (CMX On-Prem) to the Location Hierarchy window.
Cisco Meraki: Displays instructions to import a Meraki Organization to the Location Hierarchy window.