C98WF6 - Configuring Cisco Catalyst 9800 and Intro to WIFI6

Configuring Cisco Catalyst 9800 and Intro to WIFI6 is a course designed to help students understand how the Catalyst 9800 Series wireless controllers combine the best of RF excellence with IOS XE benefits. This course begins with a description of the Cisco Catalyst 9800 and its benefits while introducing the learner to WIFI6. The configuration, migration, and troubleshooting will also be covered in this instructor-led course.

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The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:
Understanding of Wi-Fi technologies (CCNA Level)

Detailed Class Syllabus


Cisco Catalyst 9800 Overview
Intent Based Networking (IBN)
Cisco Catalyst Next Gen Wireless Architecture
Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless – Platform Support

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller Appliances

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller Series: C9800-80-K9
Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller Series: C9800-40-K9
Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller Cloud Series: C9800-CL-K9

Cisco Catalyst 9800 use in Private and Public Cloud Environments


What is WiFi 6 and Why do we need it?

Use Cases – how WiFi 6 will change Business and Industry
WIFI6 technical – a leap from previous WiFi technologies
Design Considerations
Cisco WiFi6 Portfolio and Interoperability
Configure WiFi6 on Cat 9800

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Embedded Controller for SDA

SD-Access Everywhere
Wireless Assurance with DNA Center
Catalyst 9800 SD-Access Wireless
Catalyst 9800 SD-Access Embedded Wireless Controllers

High Availability

Software Updates
Rolling Upgrades
Wireless Controller SMU
Rolling AP Update
Image Upgrade

Programmability and Telemetry

Flexible management options with Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controllers
Wireless Programmability “Stack”
Config vs Operational YANG data models
Model Driven Telemetry
Security and Threat Detection
Intent-based wireless networks Security
Security and Threat Mitigation

Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller Configuration Model

New Configuration Model
AireOS vs. Catalyst 9800 Config Model
Catalyst 9800 Config Model

Wireless Basic Setup

Wireless Basic Configuration Model
Adding Local Site
Adding Remote Site
Provisioning APs to Site
Day 0

Wireless Advanced

Guided UI Configuration Workflow
WLAN Profile
Policy Profile
AP Join profile
RF Profile
Static and Rule-Based AP Tagging


AireOS Config Translator
Using the Tool
Migration using Prime
AireOS Config Translator on PI 3.5


IOS-XE logging architecture
Packet tracing and packet captures
Embedded Packet Capture web interface
Useful commands and tools

Lab Outline:

Configure Windows 10 Client Access
Configure Centralized WLAN Deployment with Catalyst 9800
Configure Security in Centralized WLAN Deployment with Catalyst 9800 using ISE
Configuring Guest Access using Catalyst 9800 and Anchor AirOS
Implement Flex-Connect WLAN Deployment with Catalyst 9800
High Availability SSO with Catalyst 9800
Migrating Configuration from AireOS to Catalyst 9800 WLC using WebUI and Prime Infrastructure
Catalyst 9800 Software Upgrade