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C98WF6: Configuring Cisco Catalyst 9800 and Intro to WIFI6


Course Overview:

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. The course qualifies for 24 Cisco Continuing Education Credits (CE).


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

Who Should Attend:

The primary audience for this course is as follows: • Cisco Partners and customers interested in the Catalyst 9800 wireless controller

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives: • 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

Course Outline:

Module 1: Course Introduction

• Cisco Catalyst 9800 Overview

• Intent Based Networking (IBN)

• Cisco Catalyst Next Gen Wireless Architecture

• Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless – Platform Support

Module 2: 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

Module 3: Cisco Catalyst 9800 use in Private and Public Cloud Environments

• Private

• Public

• Hybrid

Module 4: What is Wi-Fi 6 and Why do we need it?

• Use Cases – how Wi-Fi 6 will change Business and Industry

• WIFI6 technical – a leap from previous Wi-Fi technologies

• Design Considerations

• Cisco WiFi6 Portfolio and Interoperability

• Configure WiFi6 on Cat 9800

Module 5: 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

Module 6: High Availability • Reducing downtime for Upgrades and Unplanned Events

• High Availability (Client SSO)

• High Availability (AP & Client SSO)

Module 7: Software Updates

• Software Updates


• Patching

• Rolling Upgrades

• Wireless Controller SMU

• Rolling AP Update

• Image Upgrade

Module 8: 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

Module 9: Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller Configuration Model

• New Configuration Model

• AireOS vs. Catalyst 9800 Config Model

• Catalyst 9800 Config Model

Module 10: Wireless Basic Setup

• Wireless Basic Configuration Model

• Adding Local Site

• Adding Remote Site

• Provisioning APs to Site

• Day 0

• AP PnP

Module 11: Wireless Advanced

• Guided UI Configuration Workflow

• WLAN Profile

• Policy Profile

• AP Join profile

• RF Profile

• Static and Rule-Based AP Tagging

Module 12: Migration

• AireOS Config Translator

• Using the Tool

• Migration using Prime

• AireOS Config Translator on PI 3.5

Module 13: Troubleshooting

• IOS-XE logging architecture

• Packet tracing and packet captures

• Embedded Packet Capture web interface

• Useful commands and tools

Lab Outline: 

Lab 1: Configure Windows 10 Client Access

Lab 2: Configure Centralized WLAN Deployment with Catalyst 9800

Lab 3: Configure Security in Centralized WLAN Deployment with Catalyst 9800 using ISE

Lab 4: Configuring Guest Access using Catalyst 9800 and Anchor AirOS

Lab 5: Implement Flex-Connect WLAN Deployment with Catalyst 9800

Lab 6: High Availability SSO with Catalyst 9800

Lab 7: Migrating Configuration from AireOS to Catalyst 9800 WLC using WebUI and Prime Infrastructure

Lab 8: Catalyst 9800 Software Upgrade

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