Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series: 802.11ax APs to be excited about

The Catalyst 9100 platform is Cisco’s entry into the 802.11ax/Wi-Fi 6 Access Point realm. The platform currently includes 3 Access Point models of varying capabilities, which I will discuss below. The Elephant in the Room Catalyst? Why Catalyst? What happened to Aironet? In a word, marketing. However, the more I

Introducing the Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controllers

Catalyst 9800 – Cisco’s newest Wireless Controller Architecture The Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller is an exciting beast.  It is based on IOS-XE, rather than the traditional Cisco direction of releasing controllers running AireOS (from the Airespace acquisition almost 15 years ago!).  I know what you’re thinking…  The horrible 5760 was also

Rolling AP Upgrades with Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.3

Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.3 was released on November 22, 2017, and this new version brings a few notable feature improvements.  The feature I’m most excited about is called “Rolling AP Upgrade.”  Rolling AP Upgrade allows you to select groups of access points to upgrade in succession, while leaving other access