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Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management
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Cisco Prime NCS: Converged User, Access and Policy Management

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Learn how Cisco Prime NCS provides converged wired, wireless, and security policy management in a single solution for faster troubleshooting and more efficient network operations. Learn more: …

Learn how Cisco Prime NCS provides converged wired, wireless, and security policy management in a single solution for faster troubleshooting and more efficient network operations. Learn more: http://cisco.com/go/ncs

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  • Source: *Apple Inc. Quarterly Financial Report, ** The US PC Consumer Market in 2015 – Forrester Research
  • Based on Peggy Casey draft 3/22/11 v.8b (final)Fully ScriptedCisco Prime is a new strategy for innovative network management. Cisco Prime supports enterprise and service provider organizations. The strategy was announced in the Fall of 2010 for service providers and Cisco Prime for Enterprise will be announced in April 2011. The Cisco Prime portfolio ofmanagement products are based on a service-centric foundation and support integrated lifecycle management of Cisco architectures and technologies. Cisco Prime products are built on an intuitive workflow-oriented user experience. Benefits of Cisco Prime products include: Simplified and predictable network management through a set of common attributes that deliver operational advantages and control across architectures, networks and services Increased operations efficiencies through reduced network errors, faster troubleshooting, and improved delivery of services Lowered total cost of ownership by maximizing the value of the existing network investment and integration with existing operational systems and processesCisco Prime Websites:Internal CEC - NMTG: http://wwwin.cisco.com/nmtg/prime.shtml External Cisco.com (Live 4/19/11): http://www.cisco.com/go/prime
  • Here is a table of the Cisco Prime for Enterprise product features mapped to each product. Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) 1.0Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution (LMS) 4.1Cisco Prime Collaboration Manger (CM) 1.0. Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module (NAM) 5.1
  • A recent survey taken by Cisco users revealed that a majority of performance issues are caused at the endpoint [or user device].
  • Empower first-tier teams to resolve problems more often, without escalation, with intuitive workflows
  • Enable reliable and secure access to business services from anywhere with a single view of users, their devices and their access credentials
  • Unified and/or focused visibility of clients Detect wired and wireless endpoints connected to the networkView reports, lists and alarms associated Wired & wireless discovery and inventoryAdd / detect infrastructure devices such as switches, WLAN controllers and Access Points Comprehensive infrastructure reporting View the access infrastructure as a whole or as discrete technologies
  • Google Earth integration
  • Transcript

    • 1. Unified Management for Borderless Networks
      Cisco Prime Network Control System
    • 2. Disclaimer
      Many of the products and features described herein remain in varying stages of development and will be offered on a when-and-if-available basis. This roadmap is subject to change at the sole discretion of Cisco, and Cisco will have no liability for delay in the delivery or failure to deliver any of the products or features set forth in this document.
    • 3. Agenda
      Mobile devices created challenges when using focused tools
      Understanding Cisco Prime
      Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS)
      Addressing client access issues with Cisco Prime NCS
      Cisco Prime NCS v1.0 deep dive
      Comprehensive Wireless Lifecycle Management
      Scalability, Deployment Options and Services
      Summary
    • 4. Influx of Mobile Devices Creates IT Challenge
      IT Consumerization: Now a Reality
      Smartphone adoption is growing at 50%+ annually*
      By 2015, tablets will constitute 50% of laptop sales**
      ORGANIZATION
      TIME
    • 5. The User to Device Ratio Has Changed
      IT Resources Stay The Same
      Borderless User
      • Anytime, Anywhere access
      • 6. One user: Many devices
      Fixed User
      • Wired access
      • 7. One user: One device
      Mobile User
      • Wireless access
      • 8. One user: Local devices
      Access Evolution
      Early 90’s
      Today
      Late 90’s
      Effectively support users with box management
      Need for policy & control
      Need for operational efficiency
    • 9. What is Cisco Prime?
      Cisco Prime …..
      • Is a strategy for innovative management
      • 10. Supports enterprise and service providers
      • 11. Delivers service-centric foundation and set of common operational attributes
      Cisco Prime offers…..
      • A portfolio of enterprise and service provider products
      • 12. Integrated lifecycle management across Cisco architectures and technologies
      • 13. Intuitive workflow-oriented user experience
      Cisco Prime benefits…
      • Simplified and predictable network management
      • 14. Increased operations efficiencies
      • 15. Lowered total cost of ownership
      For more information visit Cisco Prime Websites
    • 16. Cisco Prime for Enterprise Product Feature Summary
      100% support
      Partial support
      1
      1
      2
      3
      1 Day-one support for selected products only
      2 Includes sub-set of Smart Interactions features
      3 In conjunction with Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
    • 17. Cisco Prime Network Control System
      Converged Access Management for Wired and Wireless Networks
      Wireless | Wired | Security Policy | Network Services
      Unified Management
      Operations
      Users
      Policy
      Improved Network Visibility  Faster Troubleshooting  Eliminate Configuration Errors
    • 18. Networks are Converging
      Wireless considered as an EQUAL MEANS of ACCESS
      Aligning to Today’s Operational Environment
      Teams are Converging
      Cost pressure requires a ”DO MORE WITH LESS” operational model
      Visibility Must Converge
      Focused solutions will deliver DIMINISHING RETURNS
    • 19. Aligning to Today’s Operational Environment
      One Network  One Team One Solution
    • 20. Client Devices: Top Contributor to Network Performance Problems
      A recent survey shows that respondents view client devices as the TOP contributor to wireless network performance problems
    • 21. From “Box Management” to “User-focused Management”
      Integrated Wired & Wireless Monitoring and Troubleshooting
      Any End-user Device
      Any Location
      Any Network
      Wired
      Access
      Wireless
      Access
      Remote
      Access
      UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE
      Extends to USERS and ENDPOINTS
    • 22. Evolving User Access Management
      Traditional Approach
      Cisco Prime NCS Approach
      Network
      Generalist
      Wired
      Expert
      Wireless
      Expert
      Security
      Expert
      Converged
      Access
      Visibility
      Wireless
      Management
      Security
      Policy
      Wired
      Devices
      • Less time and resources needed
      • 23. Single view of critical data
      • 24. Improves IT efficiency
      • 25. Consumes lots of time and resources
      • 26. Manual correlation of data
      • 27. Inefficient operational model
    • The Goal: Get Users Back On-line Faster
      Answer the who, what, when, where and how access related questions
    • 28. Optimize Network Operations
      Troubleshooting Laptop Connectivity Issues Example
      Traditional Approach
      Multiple teams/tools to provide resolution:
      Wireless NetOps – WCS with MSE
      Verify user credentials
      Confirm laptop associates to network
      Observe time laptop may connect
      Validate current location
      Wired NetOps – LMS
      Check port and connectivity
      Security Ops – NAC and ACS View
      Check laptop conforms to AUP
      Confirm access to VLAN for resource/application is permitted
      Where?
      LMS
      MSE
      ?
      ?
      How?
      ?
      ?
      Who?
      ?
      WCS
      NAC
      When?
      What?
      WCS
    • 29. Cisco Prime NCS Approach
      One platform with consolidated view for immediate resolution:
      • Account verified
      • 30. Connectivity confirmed
      • 31. Endpoint complies with AUP
      • 32. Permitted time of day
      • 33. Impermissible location for laptop
      • 34. Problem identified/Case closed
      How?
      Where?
      What?
      When?
      Who?
      Optimize Network Operations
      Troubleshooting Laptop Connectivity Issues Example
      Unified Management
    • 35. Cisco Prime Network Control System v1.0
    • 36. Enhanced User Experience
      Information architecture: Seamless navigation and workflows align to tasks
      Modern interaction behavior: Maintains context while performing network management tasks
      Smart tables & advanced filtering: Quickly view additional information without leaving the workflow
      Ever-present alarm views & browser: Always-on visibility to potential end-user problems to speed remediation
      Designed to Work With How IT Approaches Problems
      Empower first-tier support teams to solve more problems
      Release upper-tier teams to focus on strategic projects
    • 37. Single Integrated User and Access Dashboard
      High-level View of Key Metrics with Contextual Drill-down to Detailed Data
      • Flexible platform: Accommodates new and experienced IT administrators
      • 38. Simple, intuitive user interface: Eliminates complexity
      • 39. User-defined customization: Display the the most relevant information
      19
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      Lumos Features DRAFT
      Cisco Confidential
    • 40. Unified User and Endpoint Services
      Correlated and focused wired / wireless client visibility
      Client health metrics
      Client posture & profile
      Client troubleshooting
      Client Reporting
      Unknown device ID input
      Clear view of the end-user
      landscape
      Who is connecting
      Using which device
      Are they authorized
    • 41. Integrated Access Infrastructure Visibility
      Wired & wireless discovery and inventory
      Add / detect infrastructure devices such as switches, WLAN controllers and access points
      Comprehensive access infrastructure reporting
      View the access infrastructure as a whole or as discrete technologies
      Stolen asset notification
      Track when devices presumed stolen come back online
      21
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      Lumos Features DRAFT
      Cisco Confidential
    • 42. Spatial Maps
      Provides Context as to Where the Wired Endpoint Resides
      Associate access wired infrastructure and clients with a floor or building
    • 43. Identity Services Engine Integration
      Converged Security and Policy Monitoring and Troubleshooting
      Streamline
      Service
      Operations
      Enhance
      Infrastructure
      Security
      Enforce Compliance
      Shows where security & policy problems exist
      Retrieves information directly from clients: Wired, wireless - authenticated, unauthenticated
      Reduces the time to troubleshoot security & policy problems
      Client posture status and client profiled views
      Drill deeper into security & policy issue details
      Direct linkage from Cisco NCS to Cisco ISE with contextual filtering
    • 44. Comprehensive Wireless Lifecycle Management
      Full Range of Lifecycle Capabilities
    • 45. PlanningRF Prediction Tools Assist in Designing Optimal WLANs
      Instant Access to Tools
      Easily Visualize the Ideal RF Environment
      Hierarchical Maps
      Integrated Planning Tool
      • Import floor plans from 3rd-party tools
      • 46. Configure access point placement, coverage, and other variables
      • 47. Generate equipment proposal
      Hierarchical Maps
      • Design multiple buildings, floors, regions
      Location and Voice Readiness Tools
      • View performance and coverage estimates
      Planning Tool
      • Eliminate improper RF designs and coverage problems
      • 48. Built-in tools perform site-surveys, RF reassessments and RF readiness evaluation
    • DeploymentFlexible Configuration Templates Streamline Operations
      Instant Additional Info.
      Industry’s Broadest Array of Integrated Configuration Templates
      Customizable Templates
      Apply common configurations across one or more controllers and access points
      Role-based access control and partitioning
      Standalone access point monitoring and migration
      Control power consumption with energy wise integration
      Controlled wireless guest access
      Easily Define Configuration Parameters
      Fast creation and maintenance of configurations for WLAN controllers, APs, and MSE
      Maximizes uptime and improves operational efficiency
      Deploy large, multi-site networks and managed-service alike
    • 49. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Quickly Access the Information You Need – When You Need IT
      Coverage Visualization
      Centralized Monitoring of the entire WLAN and LAN
      Identify and diagnose RF Interference events, air quality and interference security threats with Cisco CleanAir
      Robust fault event and alarm management
      Guided step-by-step client troubleshooting tools
      Ever-present search for cross network historical information
      Cisco ISE and ACS views for additional endpoint data
      Color-Coded Icons
      Ever-present Alarm Summary
      Efficiently assess, prioritize and manage RF interference issues
      Analyze problems and misconfigurations for all client devices across all connection media
      Troubleshoot large-scale LAN and WLAN environments with minimal IT staffing
      Quickly discover events occurring outside baseline parameters
    • 50. Ever-Present Search
      Simplified Customization of Display
      Mapping HierarchyandIcons
      (Expandable)
      Easily Monitor Each Location
      Quick Access To Tools
      Ever-Present Alarm Summary(Expandable)
      Heat Map of Each Location
    • 51. Remediation Returning the Network to Optimal Performance
      Streamlined Workflows
      1
      Integrated workflows and tools:
      Receive performance degradation notices
      Quickly asses service disruptions
      Research resolution
      Take action
      CleanAir alerts summaries and reports identify where poor air quality and interferers exist
      Security dashboard and index show current security status
      Voice Tools for customized queries to address VoWLAN problems
      2
      3
      Security Dashboard
      Diagnose the RF environment and mitigate interference from Wi-Fi and non-WiFi sources
      Quickly assess and understand ways to improve the security index of the network
      Quickly discover events occurring outside baseline parameters
    • 52. OptimizeContinuous Improvement
      Long term historical reporting and trend analysis
      Extensive on-demand and automatic reporting
      Fully customizable
      Focused compliance reporting
      Alarm and event forwarding to 3rd-party solutions
      Output to CSV of PDF
      Effectively plan for future capacity, while properly controlling costs
      Align the reporting structure to your business or operational environment
      Understand common trends and top users of resources to right-size the network environment
    • 53. Services Management and Integration
    • 54. Unprecedented Scalability
      Complete lifecycle management of hundreds of wireless LAN controllers from a centralized location
      Rich monitoring and troubleshooting for Cisco Catalyst Switches
      Visibility into key performance metrics – interface ports, endpoints and users and switch inventory
    • 55. Virtual Appliance
      Physical Appliance
      Appliance Delivery Models
      Physical and Virtual
      Application & Components
      Application & Components
      Cisco Provided
      Cisco Provided
      OS
      OS
      Customer Provided
      Cisco-branded Hardware
      (1RU)
      Virtual Infrastructure
      Discontinuation of software binaries
      - Replaced by new Complete Appliance Model -
    • 56. Cisco WCS to Cisco Prime NCS Migration
      34
      Cisco Prime NCS
      Cisco WCS 7.0.X
      Licenses
      Multi-tier License Model
      Singlei-tier License Model
      WCS Base License
      (Examples: WCS-APBASE-X or WCS-WLSE-APB-X)
      Prime NCS License
      (Example: L-NCS-1.0-X)
      WCS Plus License
      (Examples: WCS-Plus-X or WCS-WLSE-Plus-X)
      Database*
      Must be on WCS 7.0.164.0 or 7.0.164.3
      1:1 Upgrade
      *Note: WCS 7.X is the last release running on CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine (WLSE)
      © 2011 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
      Lumos Features DRAFT
      Cisco Confidential
    • 57. Mission Critical Wireless
      Wireless LAN Services Converged Management of Borderless Networks
      Plan
      Identify mobility solutions that align to your business strategy
      • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Readiness Assessment
      Optimize mobile connectivity with enhanced performance, security and reliability
      • Wireless LAN Network Assessment
      Ensure the architecture can support the solutions
      • Wireless LAN Architecture Design
      Build
      Design a secure, high performance network for mobile collaboration
      • Wireless LAN Planning and Design
      Accelerate ROI with efficient migration and implementation
      • Wireless LAN Implementation
      Run
      Lower TCO with out-tasked management and monitoring
      • Wireless LAN Remote Management Services
      Improve efficiency and performance with network intelligence
      • Wireless LAN Optimization
      Enable the Architecture
      Enable Business Solutions
      Enable a Smart Network
    • 58. One Network - One Solution
      Converged Access Management for Borderless Networks
      Improve IT Productivity
      Enable the Workforce
      Single Unified View
      • Provide reliable access to network services
      • 59. Visibility at the access layer as networks become borderless
      • 60. Address problems where most issues occur - The endpoint
      • 61. Single viewpoint for wired, wireless, security& policy management
      • 62. Unprecedented visibility and control
      • 63. Direct access to Cisco support and services
      • 64. Empower first-tier to address issues without escalation
      • 65. Resolve problems faster with logical workflows
      • 66. Improve resource productivity, lower TCO

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