Cisco 9800 Foundation Lab

Solution Overview

Immersive experiences on mobile are becoming the new normal. Add the explosion of IoT and mobile devices, and not only does your network need to be secure, it must be fast and reliable. With access points and wireless controllers that support the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard, Cisco provides an intent-based architecture to meet customer expectations and scale for growing business demand. 

This lab will cover a variety of topics and provide the foundational knowledge, skills and practical experience required to set up and configure a basic Cisco WLAN utilizing the IOS-XE architecture and features. The goal will be to achieve a technical understanding and hands-on experience of configuring a pair of Cisco 9800 Controllers in redundancy mode, with an AP Cisco WLAN that will show network connectivity and management.

Goals & Objectives

  • Initial WLC Setup
  • Switch Configuration
  • WLC Interface Configuration
  • WLC Port Channels
  • Traditional (No LACP) Mode on
  • LACP – Mode Active
  • PaGP – Mode Desirable
  • WLAN Creation
  • WLAN IDs
  • High Availability Configuration
  • SSO
  • Redundancy Management Interface
  • Gateway Reachability Check
  • HA Monitoring
  • HA Validation and Testing
  • DHCP Scope
  • AP Association and AP Uptime

Hardware & Software

  • (1) 9300 Cisco Switch
  • (2) 9800-L Wireless Lan Controllers
  • (2) 9120 Wireless Access Points
  • (1) Windows 10 Workstation
  • Putty
  • TFTD64
  • Wireshark
  • WLC Configuration Analyzer