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C98WF6 – Configuring Cisco Catalyst 9800 and Intro to WIFI6


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Upcoming Dates

Jul 28 - Jul 30, 2021
09:00 - 17:00

C98WF6 – Configuring Cisco Catalyst 9800 and Intro to WIFI6
3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Wireless Courses

Course Details

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.


After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Describe Cisco Catalyst 9800
  • Understand the Benefits for Catalyst 9800
  • Configure Catalyst 9800
  • Migrate to the Catalyst 9800
  • Troubleshoot the Catalyst 9800
  • Understand and Discuss WIFI6



  • 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

  • Private
  • Public
  • Hybrid

What is WiFi 6 and Why do we need it?

  • Use Cases – how WiFi 6 will change Buisness 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

  • Reducing downtime for Upgrades and Unplanned Events
  • High Availability (Client SSO)
  • High Availability (AP & Client SSO)

Software Updates

  • Software Updates
  • SSO
  • Patching
  • 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
  • AP PnP

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

Target Audience

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cisco Partners and customers interested in the Catalyst 9800 wireless controller


The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Understanding of Wi-Fi technologies (CCNA Level)