In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, network health is a top priority for businesses seeking a competitive edge. However, managing network health can be challenging, and it takes time and effort to identify potential issues before they occur. Fortunately, Cisco DNA offers a variety of tools and capabilities to help businesses stay ahead of network health issues and proactively manage their networks.
We asked Erik Albritton, Senior Network Engineer at Logista Solutions to share how Cisco DNA can help companies stay ahead of potential network health issues and improve their overall network performance.
How does Cisco DNA facilitate network health management and streamline access to critical network data?
Erik’s response: When it comes to network health we want to be in front of the problem and be as proactive as possible. The network health feature of Cisco DNA gives us a comprehensive view of the network, enabling us to see things we typically want to look at like port errors, dropped packets, VLAN mismatches, and duplex mismatches. With Cisco DNA, accessing this information is effortless, and all the necessary data is readily available.
Every engineer and technician wants to be able to get in front of a problem before the customer notices it. Cisco DNA gives you health scores on all your devices and everything is digital and easy to read. It’s easy to drill down into the switch, into the ports, to get in-depth information about what’s going on.– Erik Albritton, Senior Network Engineer at Logista Solutions
How can Cisco DNA help network managers adopt a proactive approach to network health?
Erik’s response: Cisco DNA can trigger alerts to notify you of potential issues that require your attention. Cisco DNA’s advanced machine learning and AI capabilities can proactively monitor your network and identify potential issues such as port bandwidth going above its usual levels. By detecting issues like this early, Cisco DNA can alert you of the situation and allow you to investigate and prevent potential performance issues before they impact users. Every engineer and technician wants to be able to get in front of a problem before the customer notices it. Cisco DNA gives you health scores on all your devices and everything is digital and easy to read. It’s easy to drill down into the switch, into the ports, to get in-depth information about what’s going on.
How can Cisco DNA’s alert feature help prevent configuration loss?
Erik’s response: A very helpful feature is that Cisco DNA can generate alerts to detect when the running configuration on a device has not been saved. This prevents potential configuration loss and issues when rebooting. DNA ensures that this essential information is easily visible and accessible, providing a significant advantage to engineers and customers who work with switches, giving them a heads-up when making changes or diagnosing issues.
About Logista Solutions
Logista Solutions is a nationally recognized leader in a broad range of technology management solutions. As one of the largest technology support providers in the U.S., Logista provides innovative and holistic solutions to help companies take control of their IT infrastructure and achieve better business outcomes. Popular services include Managed IT as a Service, VoIP and Unified Communications, Managed Print, Cloud Services and Asset Disposition.