Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

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Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

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simplify the WLC Config

9 out of 10
January 18, 2022
We use two 9800-80 SSO Clusters as a replacement for the WLC8540. We are at the moment in the migration phase. In the end, there will be …
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What is Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers?

The Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 is a modular wireless controller with optional 100 Gigabit Ethernet (G) modular uplinks boasting seamless software updates for large enterprises and campuses, and security with ETA and SD-Access.

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What is Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers?

The vendor presents their solution as built from the ground up for intent-based networking and Cisco DNA, and state the Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers are Cisco IOS XE based and integrate the RF excellence of Cisco Aironet access points, creating a best-in-class wireless experience for your evolving and growing organization. The 9800 Series is built on an open and programmable architecture with built-in security, streaming telemetry, and rich analytics.

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The Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 is a modular wireless controller with optional 100 Gigabit Ethernet (G) modular uplinks boasting seamless software updates for large enterprises and campuses, and security with ETA and SD-Access.

Ubiquiti WLAN and Fortinet Wireless LAN are common alternatives for Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers.

Reviewers rate Availability and Performance highest, with a score of 8.8.

The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Telecommunications industry.

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Score 10 out of 10
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When it comes to integration between WLC and Catalyst switches, unified IOS allows for reusing of scripts between platforms. Access points are managed by WLC so well that all that has to be done is tag the correct switch interface. Flex connect allows for reliable WiFi setup in remote sites.
Score 10 out of 10
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Having all these Cisco products in the same network has helped us a lot to have an approved, perfectly monitored, and managed WiFi network. We have control of all aspects of the WiFi network. In addition, you have complete visibility of the health of our wireless networks, heat maps, etc.
Score 10 out of 10
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Very easy to understand the CLI syntax, since syntax of other Catalyst products like Switches has been adopted. Seamless integration into new/current Cisco Catalyst APs. Very easy setup, even for remote sites using FlexConnect. Migration from old infrastructure worked without a problem, creating a mobility Group with old WLC and new Catalyst 9800 allowed Clients to roam freely between new and old WLAN infrastructure, without users even noticing. This allowed enough time for a smooth phase-out of the old WLAN infrastructure
January 18, 2022

simplify the WLC Config

Score 9 out of 10
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That the C9800 and the Cat 9k Switches share the same IOS is helpful. So you have nearly the same Software Version running over all the different Platforms. The Commands for troubleshooting are nearly the same.
Score 9 out of 10
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We have been deploying Cisco 9800-80 wireless controller with others Cisco Catalyst 9300 switches, and it has been working like a charm. The 9800-80 is covering a major part of our wireless needs and the catalyst 9300 switches are doing the rest of their "usual" task, distribution, and access switching.
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Score 10 out of 10
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The Cisco Catalyst 9120 access points are an integral part of the overall wireless infrastructure as they are what allows our end-users to connect to the wireless controllers. Without these, we would be limited to older WiFi standards like AC11. These new wireless access points provide the WiFi 6 network access to our end-user community.
Score 8 out of 10
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We are using Cisco Catalyst 9000 series switch along with Cisco ISE for policy enforcement. It was very easy to understand IOS-XE in [Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller] since its using the same IOS system as the Catalyst 9000 switch, and it's very easy to integrate with other Cisco products since it's in the same ecosystem.
Score 8 out of 10
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Having Cisco across the LAN allows for a consistent experience when installing, administering, and supporting the solution. Having one LAN vendor makes it much easier when support is required. There will be TAC teams that work with the full stack of Cisco solutions which [makes] it easier for finding a resolution to any problems.
Score 10 out of 10
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Since we have all other products in the same Cisco brands like AP's and firewalls, it became easy for us to configure this in our network. It is easily suited without any compatibility issues. The Cisco support team helped us to configure this device easily in our network and improve our network security.
Score 9 out of 10
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December 11, 2020

The Controller with NoS

Score 9 out of 10
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This is the new wireless family they are introducing, in the next couple of years everything will go EoS, and the catalyst will remain. As we own a large wireless network, having the access points to be the same would benefit us in operation and HW failure since we are in the testing stage of the 9800. I guess if it is not going to improve the network it will be able to equally operate it as the 8510.
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco UCS is a great product to implement the 9800-CL on. Very easy to manage the controller remotely. Currently, my environment is an all-Cisco shop, which helps significantly. The 9800-CL allows CLI-based configuration and GUI as well. CLI is very similar to IOS XE. As long as you are familiar with Cisco CLI, this is very easy.