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Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

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Score 9.2 out of 100

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    8.7

    Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

    87%
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    8.8

    Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

    88%
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    8.9

    Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

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    9.1

    Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

    91%
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    Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers seems very suited for all current Cisco WiFi installations, as it finally introduces the same commands and syntax that are already well known from the Catalyst switch series. Especially in multi-site deployments, the 9800 makes a lot of sense. Once all policies, VLANs, SSIDs etc are setup once, they can be rolled out, no matter the physical Location, in a matter of seconds. This makes management of global WiFi Installations much easier and much more hassle free
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    Pros

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    • Tag system in iOS XE make it easier to use than AireOS
    • ISSU feature made upgrade to minimize downtime when upgrade
    • Flex connect mode to control access point remotely and switch the traffic in branch locally
    • Easy integration with other Cisco service like Umbrella
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    Cons

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    • add more sub-genres to the main menu
    • make the product easier for people to use, that aren't working with it all day
    • make the initial setup menu, where policies can be attached to Tags etc. more accessible
    • When selecting APs from the Landing Page, make it possible to rename them immediately without having to switch to "Configuration" -> "Access Points"
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        No setup fee

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        Reliability and Availability

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        The system has full uptime availability, no issues with slowness or outages. The system is well tested for 7x24 use and has been running without any issues. If HA is required, the solution fully supports a backup solution set to ease any concerns of having a WiFi controller out of service.
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        We prioritize a scenario in high availability and redundancy with an active WLC and the secondary standby in order to prevent the wireless network from being inoperable. Our second redundancy in addition to the equipment is the internet links where we also have two. With two WLCs we have a secure and always available network.
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        Great contact to Wireless Innovate Program Team and TAC to solve our problems.
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        Alternatives Considered

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        We original worked with a Linksys based wireless system. Cisco improved our network reliability and speed which were the key reasons we upgraded our hardware in the first place. It appears that Cisco is better suited in a Business environment than its competitors are. I look forward to completing the network and to see it fully functional.
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        • The controller has brought a positive impact to our clients since they can now take advantage of and sometimes monetize their WiFi networks.
        • Another plus point is the fact that you can implement advertising on your Splash Pages with the help of DNA Spaces.
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