Cisco Industrial Network Director Data Sheet

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Built to manage industrial networks, the Cisco® Industrial Network Director (IND) is designed to help operations teams gain full visibility of network and automation devices for improved system availability and performance.

Built to manage industrial networks

Ethernet networks comprise an integral part of modern automation and control environments, and operations personnel are growing increasingly dependent on network monitoring to reduce unplanned downtime.

The Cisco IND provides operations-centric network management for industrial Ethernet networks. The system delivers an integrated topology map of automation and networking assets to provide a common framework for operations and plant IT personnel to manage and maintain the industrial network.

The system uses the full capabilities of the Cisco Industrial Ethernet product portfolio to make the network accessible to non-IT operations personnel. The simple user experience streamlines network monitoring and delivers rapid troubleshooting of common network problems found in industrial environments.

Feature highlights

Feature highlights

Cisco Smart Licensing

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Subscription offer structure

Table 1.        IND offer structure




Top level PID


Top level PID for CCW ordering

Product billing PIDs


IND Smart license for managing industrial Ethernet switches


IND traditional PAK license for managing industrial Ethernet switches

Service billing PIDs


IND basic support


IND solution support basic

The Cisco Industrial Network Director is licensed on a per-device, term subscription basis. Each customer is licensed fora certain number of devices through a termination date.

Licenses for managing Cisco Industrial Ethernet switches are ordered in increments of one unit device, with a subscription term of 1, 3, or 5 years.

Customers can choose a subscription billing model of either a monthly payment for the duration of the term or prepaid for the whole term.

Within the subscription term, the offer includes:

      License to manage a fixed count of Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches

      Cisco Industrial Network Director Software along with access to all maintenance, minor, and major system upgrades, and patches

Customers also have the option to purchase support services for the duration of the subscription term

Ordering information

For ordering information please refer to the Cisco Industrial Network Director ordering guide here.

Services and support

Cisco Industrial Network Director offers an optional Basic Tier Software Support Service (SWSS) with 24-hour access to the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as detailed in the SWSS Basic Tier description here.

Supported devices

Table 2.        Devices Cisco IND supports


Product family

Cisco System Inc.

  Cisco Industrial Ethernet 1000 Series Switches
  Cisco Industrial Ethernet 2000 Series Switches
  Cisco Industrial Ethernet 2000 IP67Series Switches
  Cisco Industrial Ethernet 2000U Series Switches
  Cisco Industrial Ethernet 3000 Series Switches
  Cisco Catalyst Industrial Ethernet 3200 Rugged Series
  Cisco Catalyst Industrial Ethernet 3300 Rugged Series
  Cisco Catalyst Industrial Ethernet 3400 Rugged Series
  Cisco Catalyst Industrial Ethernet 3400 Heavy Duty Series
  Cisco Industrial Ethernet 4000 Series Switches
  Cisco Industrial Ethernet 4010 Series Switches
  Cisco Industrial Ethernet 5000 Series Switches
  Cisco Industrial Ethernet 3010 Series Switches
  Cisco 2500 Series Connected Grid Switches

Rockwell automation/ Allen-Bradley

  Stratix 2500 Lightly Managed Switches
  Stratix 5700 Industrial Managed Ethernet Switches
  ArmorStratix 5700 Industrial Ethernet Switches
  Stratix 8300 Modular Managed Ethernet Switches
  Stratix 5400 Industrial Ethernet Switches
  Stratix 5410 Industrial Distribution Switches
  ControlLogix Control Systems
  CompactLogix Control Systems
  EtherNet/IP Tap

System requirements

Table 3.        Minimum system requirements, and lists client browser requirements

Minimum System Requirements

Windows Operating System (OS) 64-bit version

  Windows 7 Enterprise or Professional with Service Pack 2
  Windows 10
  Windows 2012 R2 Server
  Windows 2016 Server (64-bit version)


Quad-core 1.8 GHz


8 GB


50 GB

Client Browser Requirements


Chrome: Version 50.0.2661.102 or later

Firefox: Version 46.01 or later

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Sustainability topic


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