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Campus Network Segmentation with Cisco DNA Center

Get the most out of your intent-based networking solution

Your Cisco DNA Center Journey for Campus Network Segmentation

The resources on this page will walk you through the steps required for campus network segmentation.

Use the steps below to begin setup, starting with Onboard. And don’t worry: Your journey doesn’t end with the Use phase. Stay tuned for additional resources to help you engage, adopt, and optimize your Cisco DNA Center.



To begin the first phase of your setup, follow the actions below. Click each step for a list of resources to guide you through the suggested actions.

Plan your Cisco DNA Center and SD-Access project

Get to know Cisco DNA Center

Get to know Cisco Smart Accounts

Get started with Cisco DNA Center

  • Fast-start use case: SD-Access - See firsthand the value of Cisco DNA Center, using a specific combination of equipment, OS version, and configuration.
  • SD-Access design guide - Discover key solution components, requirements, and considerations for SD-Access design.


Ready to build upon your initial setup? The actions in this phase will help you design and provision your network. Click each step for associated resources.

Install and integrate Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) nodes

Configure Cisco DNA Center for designing network and device discovery

  • SD-Access deployment guide - Learn how to use Cisco DNA Center for initial network design, services configuration, device discovery, and definition of IP address pools.

Prepare the network for SD-Access deployment

  • SD-Access deployment guide - Learn how to prepare the network for automation, provision the SD-Access underlay network, and discover devices.

Provision an SD-Access overlay network


To complete the next phase of your setup, follow the steps below. Each one is accompanied by resources to guide you through the necessary actions.

Create segmentation and policy for SD-Access

  • SD-Access deployment guide - Learn how to create segmentation and policy for the SD-Access network, including the addition of an overlay virtual network and microsegmentation via scalable group tags.

Scale your network infrastructure

Validate your Cisco DNA Center appliance software version

Ask the Experts

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