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This article provides a sample configuration example on how to add, manage, and provision non-fabric Catalyst 9800 Wireless LAN Controllers via Cisco DNA-Center.
Basic knowledge of Catalyst 9800 and DNA-Center configuration
Refer software compatibility matrix for solution compatibility requirements on Catalyst 9800 WLC and Cisco DNA-Center.
9800-CL on 16.12.4a release.
Cisco DNA-Center on 22.214.171.124 release.
Note: You can alternatively discover your C9800 device using the "Inventory" menu.
Scroll down to enable the CLI/SNMP/HTTP/HTTPS credentials:
NOTE: The username/password/SSHv2 needs to be configured on the device first.
To enable NETCONF on the Discovery page:
NOTE: The default NETCONF port on C9800 is port 830.
Then press the "Discover" button and press the "Start" button:
NOTE: You can schedule the Discovery process for a different time and date.
If everything got configured correctly on Cisco DNA Center and on the 9800 WLC, then the Discovery should end up looking similar to this:
Make sure to validate that the device is in a "Managed" state in the "Inventory" page:
C9800 is now added to Cisco DNA-C.
A site map and floor plan has already been added to the Network Hierarchy tab.
Scroll down to access security settings and configure PSK password.
Clicking the “Next” tab brings you to the “Wireless Profiles” tab where you will configure your wireless profile to be assigned to the specific site.
Clicking the “Finish” button should add both the WLAN and Wireless Policy profiles you just created.
Now that the WLAN and profiles have been designed, we can provision them to the respective WLC’s. For this, click on the “Provision” tab on the top of Cisco DNA-C
Validate if the provisioning was successful:
You have now successfully provisioned WLC/AP via Cisco DNA-C
From Cisco DNA-C "sudo rca" from the CLI of "each" Cisco DNAC in the cluster;
From C9800 CLI:
debug snmp requestsdebug snmp packetsdebug netconf-yang level debug
show platform software yang-management process
Verifies whether all the processes are running.
If netconf-yang is running, all the processes except gnmib should be UP state