IOS-XE 16.10.1 is the first release of software that officially supports 9800 SKUs (Appliances: 9800-40, 9800-80; 9800 on private/public cloud 9800-CL as well as 9800 software on Catalyst 9300 Switches). IOS-XE 16.10.1e is the first release to support Cisco DNA Center integration with 9800.
This is short-lived release with no MRs planned. For any deployment, TAC recommends 16.12 build.
Note for SDA
Always refer to the SDA Compatibility Matrix for code combination that works best for SDA. It lists specific combination of code on Cisco DNACenter, Identity Service Engine (ISE), switch, router and Wireless LAN Controller code that has been tested by SDA Solution Test team in Cisco.
Inter Release Controller Mobility (IRCM)
For Inter-Release Controller Mobility (IRCM) compatibility with AireOS WLCs, TAC recommends 184.108.40.206 or above. For customers who have older WLC or Access Points in their environment and cannot upgrade past 8.5, contact TAC for an "8.5 IRCM" special image for 5508/8510/5520/8540/3504, or send mail to email@example.com.