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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  • modern, very fast WebUI
  • very structured Menus, that make sense
  • ease of configuration
  • CLI Syntax that finally makes sense, especially when comparing to older non-Catalyst WLC models
  • 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"
January 18, 2022

simplify the WLC Config

Score 9 out of 10
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  • Simplify the configuration.
  • Easy Overview of the AP Config.
  • CLI configuration.
  • At the Monitoring/Wireless/AP Statistics to have a refresh button.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Stable 80 Gbps data bandwidth bandwidth.
  • Allows remote configuration.
  • The software is programmable for better performance.
  • Secure and also strong network.
  • Controlling wireless networks is easy.
  • Wi-Fi 6 support
  • Besides the high cost, everything else is amazing.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Better control and management of wireless networks[.]
  • Centralizes wireless networks making management easy[.]
  • Enhances network security[.]
  • Remote access makes configurations easy[.]
  • My experience with this software has been great.
Score 8 out of 10
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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
  • We had small issue with zero touch provisioning in version 17.3.3
  • I think there is a room to improve HA mechanism
  • I would like to see Cisco DNA space to be integral part of WLC, not an add on
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 10G Uplinks to improve the performance of network traffic.
  • Supports up to 5,000 connected clients.
  • Supports up to 250 access points.
  • Visibility of applications transmitted by users/groups in vlans.
  • 1x authentication portal with radius.
  • Compact 1RU.
  • To support more access points and customers to manage, it is necessary to purchase another performance license that we have not purchased.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Fast reliable data transfer. We have not experienced dropout.
  • Easy configuration and deployment. We were using the device in a few hours.
  • Management of the controller is user friendly and intuitive.
  • Price of the hardware and licensing usually has room for improvement.
December 11, 2020

The Controller with NoS

Score 9 out of 10
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  • Control Plan segregation
  • MultiSite Configuration
  • Programmability
  • On-prem stable solution, while others are going for cloud.
  • Security and support
  • Documentation
  • Analytics
  • Licensing model
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Cloud-based, no appliance needed, no hardware cost
  • Supports any x86 architectures, Cisco, HP, IBM any server to be used to deploy this controller virtually
  • Some open DDTS don't allow older access points
  • To use as a central controller, the previous image doesn't let you use overlapping IP space between different locations using a central controller