What is the Nexus Dashboard?
The Nexus dashboard is a single pane of glass console that streamlines data center network operations and management!
It is designed to sit at the very top of the management stack to provide a single dashboard to view the health of the network, a single UI to consume app services.
It provides proactive notifications, configuration compliance, realtime telemetry, secure cluster and app management.
It is based on Atomix OS and at present is only available as a hardware device. It has to deployed as a cluster of 3.
A virtual version is supposed to be available by the end of 2021.
Nexus Dashboard Licensing
When you order the Nexus dashboard you have two options, 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.
The DCN premier license is available under Subscription licenses when you order the appropriate hardware.
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.