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Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

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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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Great WLC

10 out of 10
June 29, 2023
Incentivized
We moved to two 9800 controllers about two years ago, replacing two 5520 WLCs. We are currently running two C9800s in high availability, …
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Product Details

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 highest, with a score of 8.1.

The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Sebastian Kozankiewicz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
HA SSO availability for the on-prem design. Hot patch does not need a system reload and clients and APs will not be affected. Cold patch requires a reload, but can be installed without bringing the network down with an SSO pair. Rolling AP Upgrade, - Upgrade AP has no effect for the clients.
June 29, 2023

Great WLC

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The one issue we have had is that in the rare event that you are in a failover situation, if the failed node maintains electrical connectivity, the backup node doesn't realize that it is down, and a failover doesn't occur. In that case a manual failover is necessay, which somewhat defeats the purpose.
Sergiu Campian | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The performance of the cisco 9800 wireless lan controller is quite good. One of the best features is that the network can keep running even if the cisco 9800 wireless lan controller is turned off. One of the downsides is that updates are a little bit complicated where in some instances you have to rebuild the VM where it's hosted
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We had some software issues with controllers crashing due to a memory leak. SSO worked as intended but both controllers crashed 3-4 times a day. After patching it and rearranging virtual port channels, controllers have been working perfectly without any issues for over a year.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Stellar performance, while setup is fairly manageable and once setup, just works. The CLI Syntax is coherent, which makes management over CLI possible for admins that aren't using Cisco products all day every day. In General, new WLC added some very good new features in the Software (e.g. new WebUI), while keeping the realiability of previous products
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