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Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller on Catalyst Access Points

Overview You may have noticed when the Catalyst 9100 Access Points were initially released, they didn’t support Mobility Express (AP as a controller) functionality. That’s because Cisco has been cooking up something much better. The Catalyst 9100 Access Points now support what Cisco is calling “Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller on

Building a Catalyst 9800-CL Lab with an Intel NUC

This guide is intended to walk you through the process of installing VMware ESXi on an Intel NUC, so that you can install multiple Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Virtual Machines for Lab/Training/Testing use. The Intel NUC is a fantastic platform to install the Catalyst 9800-CL because of the very small form

Deploying and Configuring the Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL in VMware – a Detailed Guide

The intent of this post is to get your Catalyst 9800-CL online with a trunked network interface. I will be writing another post to cover configuring WLANs, go over the new configuration model, and best practices. First off, don’t let the length of this post scare you. I promise it

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