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How to Buy: Cisco Nexus Dashboard and Cisco Data Center Day 2 Operations Solution Suite Ordering Guide

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Updated:27 January 2021

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This document covers the ordering of the Cisco Nexus® Dashboard, Cisco Nexus Insights, and Cisco Network Assurance Engine, as part of the Cisco Day 2 Operations (Day2Ops) solution.

Previously, the Cisco Day 2 Operations (Day2Ops) solution suite consisted of Network Assurance Engine (NAE), Network Insights Resources (NIR), and Network Insights Advisor (NIA), which were offered separately. Today, as a part of the unification journey, NIR and NIA are combined, called the Cisco Nexus Insights (NI). Day2Ops currently comprises of NI and NAE. The Cisco Nexus Dashboard will be the single place where the applications, Cisco Nexus Insights, Cisco Network Assurance Engine, and the Cisco Multi-Site Orchestrator will operate. In the future, third-party ecosystem applications will also run on the Cisco Nexus Dashboard. The physical compute will be known as the Cisco Nexus Dashboard Platform (previously known as the Cisco Application Services Engine, or CASE).

As part of the unification and license simplification, customers will only need to order Cisco Data Center Networking (DCN) Premier or Day2Ops add on license for each leaf switch, and Nexus Dashboard Platform for compute to utilize the full functionality of the Cisco Nexus Insights and Cisco Network Assurance Engine.

Ordering is made easy through two simple steps

Step 1: Choose either a Cisco DCN Premier license or a Cisco DCN Day 2 Operations solution suite.

Cisco DCN Premier license (for greenfield): Provides Cisco Nexus Dashboard, Cisco Nexus Insights (formerly Network Insights Resources and Network Insights Advisor) and Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE). Customers with an existing Essentials or Advantage subscription can transition to Premier and receive the Cisco Nexus Insights capabilities.

Cisco DCN Day 2 Operations or D2Ops solution suite (for brownfield): This is recommended for customers who already have a Cisco DCN Advantage or Essentials license. The bundle provides Cisco Nexus Dashboard and Cisco Nexus Insights and Network Assurance Engine.

Step 2: Cisco Nexus Dashboard Platform (previously known as the Cisco Application Services Engine):

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Platform (previously known as the Cisco Application Services Engine): The Cisco Nexus Dashboard Platform (SE-CL-L3) is a purpose-built appliance that is designed to run Cisco® applications seamlessly. Cisco Nexus Dashboard Platform offers high availability, lifecycle management, and network automation for the applications running on it. It is a cluster of three nodes and provides the necessary hardware performance and scale for applications such as Cisco Nexus Insights, Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE) and Cisco Multi-Site Orchestrator (MSO). More information.

Cisco DCN Premier and Day 2 Operations solution suite

Figure 1.               

Cisco DCN Premier and Day 2 Operations solution suite

Step 1: Leaf license

Option 1: Cisco DCN Premier License

Cisco DCN Premier license is available under “Subscription Licenses” when you order the appropriate hardware.

Cisco DCN Premier subscription license 3Y and 5Y as part of ordering hardware

Figure 2.               

Cisco DCN Premier subscription license 3Y and 5Y as part of ordering hardware

Option 2: Cisco Day 2 Operation Add-On License

This is available under C1-N9K-ADD-T top level PID

Day2Ops bundle: D2OPS-FXD for fixed switches, and D2OPS-MOD for modular switches

Figure 3.               

Day2Ops bundle: D2OPS-FXD for fixed switches, and D2OPS-MOD for modular switches

Step 2: Cisco Nexus Dashboard Platform

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Platform (SE-CL-L3)

Previously known as Cisco Application Services Engine, this is a purpose-built physical appliance that comes with 3 compute nodes and that is designed to run Cisco Multi-Site Orchestrator and Cisco Nexus Insights seamlessly. As customers’ needs increase, they have the flexibility to add additional nodes using SE-NODE-G2=. Please check the Cisco Nexus Insights scale information to determine the nodes required.

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Platform

Figure 4.               

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Platform

Other resources

     Cisco Nexus Insights

     Cisco Nexus Dashboard

     Network Assurance Engine

     DCN Software Subscriptions

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