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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As mentioned above, in the implementations that we have carried out with this controller, we always use a high availability scheme. We always have a reliable network and have had no availability issues.There have been outages in the service, but they are always due to other factors, such as failures with the internet provider, for example.
Score 10 out of 10
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No outages so far, perfect uptime. Product has been used only for ~6 months so far, so no opinion can be given on the uptime/availability on a long-term perspective of things. Usually for Cisco products, this has not been an issue in the past, so I am expecting the same for the new Catalyst WLAN Controllers
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 Wireless Controller is always available. As a matter of fact, I haven't experienced application errors. However, I give it 9 stars because I have experienced two incidences of unplanned outages.
David Peck | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Single controllers are highly on their own due to Cisco's relentless dedication to high-end engineering. Now take two controllers and separate them geographically into a wireless controller cluster environment. Well, now you have created an always-on, always-available wireless infrastructure that your end users will use and enjoy for years to come. It becomes a lot like the AC in the wall, always there, always available.
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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As previously mentioned, we have no problems with inoperative WLC because we have two units in an active/standby scenario. The WLAN network is not essential for the company because many use notebooks and smartphones on the corporate network and need access to the internet at all times.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I can not say much more about its availability and reliability. We have not seen any downtime or interruptions due to the controller. I am happy with our purchase and it is performing above my expectations. I will be adding additional hardware to the network and I anticipate it being a Cisco product.
Score 9 out of 10
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The device allows for a high range of control and evaluation processes that generate a positive impact on the quality and clarity of the communications. Lack of repetitive errors is another aspect that it is highly valued by the IT experts when compared with similar products of the market.
December 11, 2020

The Controller with NoS

Score 9 out of 10
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The only problem I had when I got this WLC is the upgrade, as the documentation was not clear enough on how to do the upgrade and the modes it had. Like the older platforms, I did not wait enough time, and reloaded the WLC, which bricked it to ROMMON mode. Believe me, for a first impression, this was bad. I was willing to give up on this platform and call it the same as the old ones of the 3560. Luckily the Cisco team jumped to help and restored it, which was easy. It shows that the hardware is reliable enough for such big issues. The software and documenation on the other hand needs improvement which is something expected.
Score 9 out of 10
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In my use of 9800-CL in the past two years, I have not had any availability issue, except for planned outages to perform an upgrade on the controller, which was done by moving the access points to the backup controller to bring down the primary controller to do an upgrade on.