Cisco DNA Center is not only getting a name change to Cisco Catalyst Center, it also offers lots of new features, and add-ons in the API documentation. Let me tell about some of them.

Version selection menu

The first improvement I want to mention is the API documentation version selection drop down menu. You’ll find it in the upper left-hand corner of the page. When you navigate to the API documentation website, by default you land on the latest version of the documentation as you can see in the following image:

DNA Center doc

You can easily switch between different versions of the API documentation from that drop down menu. Older versions of the API will still be named and referenced as Cisco DNA Center while new and upcoming versions will reflect the new name, Cisco Catalyst Center.

Event catalog

The second addition to the documentation that I want to mention is the event catalog. We’ve had several requests from our customers and partners to have the event catalog for each version of Catalyst Center published and publicly available. I am happy to report that we have done just that. You can see in the following image a snippet of the event catalog that can be found under the Guides section of the documentation.

DNA Center doc

Not only is there a list of all the events generated by Catalyst Center, but for each event we have general information, tags, channels, model schema, and REST schema as you can see in the following images:

DNA Center doc


DNA Center doc

List of available reports

Another popular request was to have a list of available reports generated by Catalyst Center published and easily referenced in the documentation. Under the Guides section you can now also find the Reports link that contains a list of all available reports including the report name, description and supported formats. By clicking on the View Name link you can also see samples for each of the reports.

DNA Center doc

OpenAPI specification in JSON format

These are all nice extra features and add-ons. However, my favorite one must be the fact that you can now download the Catalyst Center OpenAPI specification in JSON format! This one has been a long time coming and I’m happy to announce that we finally have it. You can find the download link under the API Reference section.

DNA Center doc

DNA Center doc

Net Promoter Score

We have also enabled NPS (Net Promoter Score) on the Catalyst Center API documentation site. As you navigate the website, a window will pop up in the lower right-hand corner of the page asking you to rate our docs.

DNA Center doc

Your feedback is most welcome

Please do take time to give us feedback on the documentation and tell us what you liked or what we can improve on.

DNA Center doc

Lots of new improvements have been made to the documentation pages mostly driven by our community. If you would like to see any additions or features as part of our website, let us know through NPS or on https://developer.cisco.com/feedback.

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Adrian Iliesiu

Technical Leader

Cisco DevNet