Viewing Network Telemetry from the Catalyst 9800 with Grafana

In this guide, I’m going to cover the process of creating a Linux server to visualize a lot of the network telemetry (statistics) that the Cisco Catalyst 9800 offers. Network telemetry can include client statistics, access-point statistics, network statistics and controller statistics. All of these tools are open source, and free for personal use. The

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 Catalyst Access Points.” The name

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 based on IOS-XE!  Fear not,

Wireless Assurance with Cisco DNA Center

Introduction to Wireless Assurance with Cisco DNA Center If you haven’t worked with Cisco DNA Center before, you may be wondering about its capabilities when it comes to wireless networks and wireless clients.  Cisco is still at the early stages of integrating wireless features into DNA Center, but some of the work they have done