Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 Wireless Controller
It is being used by the whole department. The main business problem it addresses is Wi-Fi 6 compatibility.
- Wi-Fi 6 support
- New deployment strategy is more complicated than traditional deployments.
HA is of main concern for large enterprise deployments and the 9800 satisfy the needs for redundancy and no downtime.
As long as HA is configured and deployed no such issues for availability occurs. Standalone controller design is not advised for availability.
Yes, compared to traditional controllers the new 9800 controllers provide a wide range of options and policies you can create for specific AP's as well as SSID's. It gives a wider range of policy to be mapped to multiple AP's making security policy management easier without the need for NAC.