Release Notes for Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller, Cisco IOS XE Bengaluru 17.4.x

Introduction to Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series comprises next-generation wireless controllers built for intent-based networking. The Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers are Cisco IOS XE-based and integrate the radio frequency (RF) capabilities from Cisco Aironet with the intent-based networking capabilities of Cisco IOS XE to create a best-in-class wireless experience for your organization.

The Catalyst 9800 wireless controllers are enterprise-ready to power your business-critical operations and transform end-customer experiences:

  • The controllers come with high availability (HA) and seamless software updates that are enabled by hot and cold patching. This keeps your clients and services on always, both during planned and unplanned events.

  • The controllers come with built-in security, including secure boot, run-time defenses, image signing, integrity verification, and hardware authenticity.

  • The controllers can be deployed anywhere to enable wireless connectivity, for example, on an on-premise device, on cloud (public or private), or embedded on a Cisco Catalyst switch or Catalyst AP.

  • The controllers can be managed using Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Center, Programmability interfaces (for example, NETCONF and YANG), web-based GUI, or CLI.

  • The controllers are built on a modular operating system. Open and programmable APIs enable the automation of your Day 0 ton network operations. Model-driven streaming telemetry provides deep insights into your network and client health.

The Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers are available in multiple form factors to cater to your deployment options:

  • Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller Appliance

  • Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller for Cloud

  • Catalyst 9800 Embedded Wireless Controller for Switch


Note

All of the IOS-XE programmability related topics on the Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller are supported by DevNet, either through community-based support or through DevNet developer support. For more information, go to https://developer.cisco.com.



Note

The documentation set for this product strives to use bias-free language. For purposes of this documentation set, bias-free is defined as language that does not imply discrimination based on age, disability, gender, racial identity, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality. Exceptions may be present in the documentation due to language that is hardcoded in the user interfaces of the product software, language used based on RFP documentation, or language that is used by a referenced third-party product.


What's New in Cisco IOS XE Bengaluru 17.4.1

Table 1. Software Features Introduced in Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller, Cisco IOS XE Bengaluru, 17.4.1

Feature Name

Description and Documentation Link

Access Point Memory Information

This feature allows you to view the AP memory type, the CPU type, and the memory size per AP, after the single sign-on authentication. The AP shares the memory information with the controller during the join phase.

For more information, see the Access Point Memory Information chapter.

Advanced Scheduling Request

This feature improves the effectiveness of estimating the uplink buffer status for clients, thereby enhancing the user experience for latency-sensitive applications.

The following commands were introduced:

  • scheduler asr

  • show interfaces dot11Radio asr-info

For more information, see the Advanced Scheduling Request chapter.

Antenna Disconnection Detection

This feature detects the signal strength delta across the antennas on the receiver. If the delta is more than the defined limit for a specific duration, the corresponding antenna is considered to have issues.

The following commands were introduced:

  • antenna monitoring

  • trapflags ap broken-antenna

For more information, see the Antenna Disconnection Detection chapter.

Boot Integrity Visibility

This feature allows the Cisco platform identity and software integrity information to be visible and actionable. Platform identity provides the manufacturing installed identity of the platform. Software integrity exposes boot integrity measurements that can be used to assess whether the platform has booted a trusted code.

For more information, see the Boot Integrity Visibility chapter.

Copying WebAuth Tar Bundle To Standby

From this release onwards, you can copy a WebAuth tar bundle to the standby controller, in an HA configuration.

For more information, see the High Availability chapter.

DHCP Client Option 12 support for AP

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Client Option12 feature specifies the hostname of the client. While acquiring an IP address for an interface from the DHCP server, if the AP receives the DHCP hostname option inside the response, the AP configures itself with that hostname.

For more information, see the DHCP Client Option12 section.

Gateway IP Check with Native IPv6

This feature supports Redundancy Management Interface (RMI) with IPv6 addresses. Also, the IPv6 default gateway is monitored for the RMI subnet.

This feature mimimizes the downtime on APs and clients when the gateway reachability is lost on the active controller.

For more information, see the Gateway Reachability Detection section in Redundancy Management Interface chapter.

Equivalent of show ap bundle CLI in AireOS

The show ap image file summary command is modified to display two new fields: Image File Size (in KB) and Supported AP models.

For more information, see the Software Maintenance Upgrade chapter.

OBSS-PD and Spatial Reuse

Overlapping BSS Packet Detect (OBSS-PD) is introduced in this release. OBSS-PD is a more aggressive Wi-Fi packet-detect threshold for inter-BSS packets, which can be higher than the typical or legacy -82 dBm. Inter-BSS packets are easily identified by comparing the BSS color in the HE PHY header of the packets received, with the BSS color of the device.

The following commands were introduced:

  • ap dot11 {24ghz | 5ghz} dot11ax spatial-reuse obss-pd

  • ap dot11 {24ghz | 5ghz} dot11ax spatial-reuse obss-pd non-srg-max

For more information, see the BSS Coloring chapter.

Overlapping Client IP Address in Flex Deployment

This feature offers overlapping IP address across various flex sites and provides all the functionalities that are supported in flex deployments.

For more information, see the Overlapping Client IP Address in Flex Deployment chapter.

RADIUS Call Station Identifier

The called station identifier allows a RADIUS server to specify the MAC addresses or networks that a client can connect to.

The following commands were modified:

  • radius-server attribute wireless accounting call-station-id

  • radius-server attribute wireless authentication call-station-id

For more information, see the RADIUS Call Station Identifier chapter.

Redundancy Manangement Interface or Default Gateway Enhancements

This feature enables faster detection of gateway reachability loss. The Redundancy Manangement Interface (RMI) interface status is monitored, and all the actions associated with the gateway reachability loss are triggered when the RMI goes down. This feature is supported only on Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 and 9800-80 wireless controller platforms.

For more information, see the Redundancy Management Interface chapter.

Redundant Root Access Point (RAP) Ethernet Daisy Chaining

The Root Access Point (RAP) Ethernet Daisy Chaining is a feature where RAPs are chained using wired Ethernet to avoid latency in backhaul link failure recovery.

This feature proposes a redundancy in the daisy chain, wherein, two switches act as a redundant Designated Port (DP), each connected to either end of the daisy chain. In case of a link failure, the link direction is reversed using a new STP root.

For more information, see the Redundant Root Access Point (RAP) Ethernet Daisy Chaining chapter.

Support for Accounting Session ID

Accounting Session ID is supported in the AAA access request while authenticating wireless client using IEEE 802.1x. Accounting ID is a unique identifier for a wireless client session. This ID helps to identify the accounting data of a client in the AAA server. An accounting session ID is generated by the corresponding AAA module.

For more information, see the Support for Accounting Session ID chapter.

Support for Delimiter in DHCP Option 82 Remote ID Sub-Option

This feature supports all the valid Remote ID combinations separated with a colon (:) as the delimiter.

For more information, see the DHCP Option82 chapter.

Support PROFINET Traffic Passthrough with QoS

This feature implements the ability of transparent PROFINET RT traffic over wireless on the IW6300 and ESW6300 access points. The PROFINET frame with ether-type 0x8892 is encoded in an 802.1q trunk and Traffic is prioritized as high priority by setting the priority bits in the 802.1q header to 6 on Cisco switches.

For more information, see PROFINET Traffic Passthrough With QoS guide.

Support to Configure Multiple Ethernet LAN Ports of IW6300 and ESW6300

From this release onwards, you can enable or disable the LAN ports and configure the PoE status of the LAN ports on IW6300 and ESW6300 access points, using the following commands:

  • ap name cisco_ap_name lan port-id lan-port-id {enable|disable}

  • ap name cisco_ap_name lan port-id lan-port-id poe {enable|disable}

For more information, see the Configuring Ethernet LAN Ports section in the Cisco Catalyst IW6300 Heavy Duty Series and 6300 Series Embedded Services Access Point Software Configuration Guide.

Support to Print RFID at AP Level on IW6300 and ESW6300

From this release onwards, you can print radio frequency identification (RFID) on IW6300 and ESW6300 access points.

The following command was introduced:

  • debug client dump rfid

For more information, see the Printing RFID at AP Level section of the Cisco Catalyst IW6300 Heavy Duty Series and 6300 Series Embedded Services Access Point Software Configuration Guide.

WIPS: Configurable Threshold for Alarms

From this release onwards, you can use the Cisco DNA Center to change threshold values and push new signature file to the APs.

WIPS: Forensics Capture Support

From this release onwards, you can enable forensics for aWIPS alarms.

For more information, see the Advanced WIPS chapter.

USB Support for Cisco Catalyst Industrial Wireless 6300 Heavy Duty Series Access Points

USB support is added for Cisco Catalyst Industrial Wireless 6300 Heavy Duty series access points in this release.

Wireless Enabled Cisco Setup Command Facility

This feature introduces a Day 0 CLI wizard for Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller platforms.

For more information, see the Using the Cisco IOS-XE CLI - Cisco Setup Command Facility section in the following guides:

Wireless Telemetry Scale Improvements

From this release onwards, the following set of OpenConfig XPath expressions are supported on the controller.

  • /access-points/access-point/radios/radio/state

  • /access-points/access-point/radios/radio/

    neighbors/neighbor

  • /access-points/access-point/radios/radio/

    neighbors/neighbor/state

  • /access-points/access-point/ssids/ssid/bssids/bssid/

    state/counters

  • /access-points/access-point/ssids/ssid/clients/client/

    state/counters

  • /access-points/access-point/ssids/ssid/clients/client

    /client-rf/state

  • /access-points/access-point/ssids/ssid/clients/client

    /client-connection/state

  • /access-points/access-point/system/aaa/server-groups/

    server-group/servers/server/radius/state

  • /joined-aps/joined-ap/state/opstate

For more information, see the Model-Driven Telemetry chapter of the Programmability Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.4.x.

Table 2. GUI Features Introduced or Modified on Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

Feature Name

GUI Path

Advanced Scheduling Request

  • Configuration > Tags & Profiles > WLANs

  • Monitoring >Wireless > Clients

Antenna Disconnection Detection

  • Configuration > Tags & Profiles > AP Join

  • Administration > Management > SNMP

  • Monitoring > Wireless > AP Statistics

AP Reboot

  • Configuration > Wireless Setup > AP Provisioning

BLE Management

  • Configuration > Wireless > Wireless Global

  • Monitoring > Wireless > AP Statistics

BSS Coloring Support

  • Configuration > Radio Configurations > Parameters

  • Configuration > Tags & Profiles > RF

Clean Air: Persistent Device Avoidance

  • Configurations > Radio Configurations > RRM

  • Monitoring > Wireless > Radio Statistics

Copy Webauth Tar Bundle to Standby Bootflash

  • Administration > Management > Backup & Restore

Define Syslog Hosts on Controller by Hostname

  • Troubleshooting > Logs

Dynamic Protocol Pack Upgrade

  • Configuration > Services > Application Visibility

Ethernet VLAN Tag on AP

  • Configuration > Wireless > Access Points

Gateway IP Check with Native IPv6

  • Administration > Device

Multi- LAG and Load Balancing Based on VLAN and SSO

  • Configuration > Services > Multicast

OKC Disabling

  • Configuration > Tags & Profiles > WLANs > Add

OpenDNS Integration

  • Configuration > Security > Threat Defense > Cisco DNS Layer Security Integration

Overlapping Client IP Address in Flex Deployment

  • Configuration > Tags & Profiles > Flex

  • Monitoring > Wireless > Clients

Persistent Device Avoidance

  • Configurations > Radio Configurations > RRM

  • Monitoring > Wireless > Radio Statistics

Reboot APs by Groups

  • Configuration > Tags & Profiles > Tags > Site

RFID Tag Support

  • Configuration > Wireless > Advanced > RFID

  • Monitoring > RFID

RMI/Def Gateway Enhancements

  • Administration > Device

Web UI for Golden Monitor for Packet Drops

  • Monitoring > General > System > CPU Utilization

  • Monitor > General > Ports

WGB Support

  • Monitoring > Wireless > Clients

WIPS: Forensics Capture Support

  • Configuration > Tags & Profiles > AP Join

Wireless SNMP Traps

  • Administration > Management > SNMP

MLD Snooping Per VLAN

  • Configuration > Services > Multicast

Behavior Changes

  • The following APs are not supported from this release:

    • Cisco Aironet 800 Series Access Point

    • Cisco Aironet 1570 Series Access Point

    • Cisco Aironet 1700 Series Access Point

    • Cisco Aironet 2700 Series Access Point

    • Cisco Aironet 3700 Series Access Point

  • The Rogue Location Discovery Protocol (RLDP) feature is not supported from this release, and the following configuration, Privileged EXEC, and show commands are removed.

    RLDP Configuration Commands

    • wireless wps rogue ap rldp alarm-only

    • wireless wps rogue ap rldp alarm-only monitor-ap-only

    • wireless wps rogue ap rldp auto-contain

    • wireless wps rogue ap rldp auto-contain monitor-ap-only

    • wireless wps rogue ap rldp retries

    • wireless wps rogue ap rldp schedule

    • wireless wps rogue ap rldp schedule day

    RLDP Privileged EXEC Command

    • wireless wps rogue ap mac-address rldp initiate

    RLDP show Commands

    • show wireless wps rogue ap rldp detailed

    • show wireless wps rogue ap rldp in-progress

    • show wireless wps rogue ap rldp summary

  • Disk space has been increased to 16 GB for QCOW2.

  • From this release, you can reset all the APs associated to a site tag, in one click.

  • You can use show awips wlc-alarm command to get information about the alarms detected by AWIPS, such as KRACK (WPA2 key reinstallation attack).

  • You can disable 802.11ax Overlapping BSS Packet Detect (OBSS-PD) spatial reuse globally on a specific band and RF profile.

  • If you configure 802.1x with session timeout between 0 and 299, Pairwise Master Key (PMK) cache is created with a timer of 1 day 84600 seconds.

  • You can use the parameter-map type umbrella custom_pmap command to configure a customized Umbrella Parameter Map.

  • The controller acts as a remote member when Cisco DNA Center is configured as the remote leader.

  • Support is added for the syslog server configuration using the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN).

  • The request for converting an EWC noncapable device to EWC mode is rejected if the access point cannot be converted.

  • Information about Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE) and WPA3 Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE) is included in the rogue encryption description and in the show wireless wps rogue ap detailed command output, if WPA3 rogue is detected.

  • Support is added for the Cisco Persistent Device Avoidance feature in the GUI.

  • ACLs that are longer than 32 characters under the WLAN and policy profile may cause issues when you upgrade to Cisco IOS XE Bengaluru 17.4.x or later using ISSU. To avoid this, you should explicitly unconfigure ACLs that are longer than 32 characters from the corresponding WLAN and the policy profile before the upgrade.

  • We recommend that you use CLIs to upgrade embedded wireless on a Catalyst 9000 switch because wireless upgrade through GUI is not supported.

  • From Cisco IOS XE Bengaluru Release 17.4.1 onwards, the AP name will be appended to the AP Cisco Discovery Protocol neighbor information for an upstream switch.

  • Gateway monitoring is disabled when the Redundancy Management Interface (RMI) is administratively shut down. If the underlying Layer 2 or port channel interfaces are administratively shutdown while the RMI is still up, gateway monitoring continues. In such a scenario, all the actions associated with gateway reachability loss are triggered.

  • In releases prior to Cisco IOS XE Bengaluru Release 17.4.1, when the factory reset command was executed on the controller in install mode resulted in controller booting up in ROMMON prompt, as backup of the current image was not taken. From Cisco IOS XE Bengaluru Release 17.4.1 onwards, the factory reset command on the controller takes the backup of the current image (in install as well as bundle mode) if the image is stored locally. If the image is not stored locally (booted through tftpboot/netboot) then the administrator needs to take the backup of the image before executing the factory reset command.

  • From Cisco IOS XE Bengaluru Release 17.4.1 onwards, adaptive fast transition is supported only with WPA2 or WPA3 SSID. If you have an open SSID, ensure that you disable adaptive fast transition before the upgrade.

    In case, adaptive fast transition is not disabled before the upgrade, you can enable open SSID by performing the following steps:

    1. Disable adaptive fast transition (no security ft adaptive)

    2. Disable WPA (no security wpa)

    3. Disable WPA2 (no security wpa wpa2)

    4. Disable WPA3 (no security wpa wpa3)

    5. Enable the SSID (no shutdown)

MIBs

The following MIBs are modified:

  • CISCO-LWAPP-AP-MIB.my

  • CISCO-LWAPP-RF-MIB.my

  • CISCO-LWAPP-RRM-MIB.my

  • CISCO-LWAPP-DOT11-CLIENT-MIB.my

  • CISCO-LWAPP-DOT11-MIB.my

  • CISCO-WIRELESS-HOTSPOT-MIB.my

  • CISCO-LWAPP-REAP-MIB.my

  • CISCO-LWAPP-MOBILITY-EXT-MIB.my

  • CISCO-LWAPP-MOBILITY-MIB.my

  • CISCO-LWAPP-HA-MIB.my

Supported Hardware

The following table lists the supported virtual and hardware platforms. (See Table 3 for the list of supported modules.)

Table 3. Supported Virtual and Hardware Platforms

Platform

Description

Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 Wireless Controller

A modular wireless controller with up to 100-GE modular uplinks and seamless software updates.

The controller occupies 2-rack unit space and supports multiple module uplinks.

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

A fixed wireless controller with seamless software updates for mid-size to large enterprises.

The controller occupies 1-rack unit space and provides four 1-GE or 10-GE uplink ports.

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller for Cloud

A virtual form factor of the Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller that can be deployed in a private cloud (supports ESXi, KVM, Microsoft Hyper-V, and NFVIS on ENCS hypervisors), or in the public cloud as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in AWS and GCP marketplace.

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Embedded Wireless Controller for Switch

The Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller software for the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switches bring the wired and wireless infrastructure together with consistent policy and management.

This deployment model supports only SD Access, which is a highly secure solution for small campuses and distributed branches.

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

The Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller is the first low-end controller that provides a significant boost in performance and features.

The following table lists the host environments supported for private and public cloud.

Table 4. Supported Host Environments for Public and Private Cloud

Host Environment

Software Version

VMware ESXi

  • VMware ESXi vSphere 6.0, 6.7, and 7.0

  • VMware ESXi vCenter 6.0, 6.5, 6.7 and 7.0

KVM

  • Linux KVM based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 and 7.2

  • Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS

AWS

AWS EC2 platform

NFVIS

ENCS 3.8.1 and 3.9.1

GCP

GCP marketplace

Microsoft Hyper-V

Windows 2019 Server and Windows Server 2016 (Version 1607) with Hyper-V Manager (Version 10.0.14393)

The following table lists the supported Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller hardware models.

The Base PIDs are the model numbers of the controller.

The Bundled PIDs indicate the orderable part numbers for the Base PIDs that are bundled with a particular network module. Running the show version , show module or show inventory command on such a controller (bundled PID) displays its Base PID.

Note that unsupported SFPs will bring down a port. Only Cisco-supported SFPs (GLC-LH-SMD and GLC-SX-MMD) should be used on the RP port of C9800-80-K9 and C9800-40-K9.

Table 5. Supported PIDs and Ports

Controller Model

Description

C9800-CL-K9

Cisco Catalyst Wireless Controller as an infrastructure for Cloud.

C9800-80-K9

Eight 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP or SFP+ ports and two power supply slots.

The following SFPs are supported:

  • GLC-BX-D

  • GLC-BX-U

  • GLC-LH-SMD

  • GLC-SX-MMD

  • GLC-ZX-SMD

  • GLC-TE

The following enhanced SFPs are supported:

  • SFP-10G-SR

  • SFP-10G-SR-S

  • SFP-10G-SR-X

  • SFP-10G-LR

  • SFP-10G-LRM

  • SFP-10G-LR-X

  • SFP-10G-ER

  • SFP-10G-ZR

  • SFP-H10GB-ACU7M

  • SFP-H10GB-ACU10M

  • DWDM-SFP10G-30.33 - DWDM-SFP10G-61.41

The following QSFP+s are supported:

  • QSFP-40G-SR4

  • QSFP-40G-LR4

  • QSFP-40GE-LR4

  • QSFP-40G-ER4

  • QSFP-40G-SR4-S

  • QSFP-40G-LR4-S

  • QSFP-40G-SR-BD

  • QSFP-40G-BD-RX

  • QSFP-100G-SR4-S

  • QSFP-100G-LR4-S

C9800-40-K9

Four 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP or SFP+ ports and two power supply slots

The following SFPs are supported:

  • GLC-BX-D

  • GLC-BX-U

  • GLC-LH-SMD

  • GLC-SX-MMD

  • GLC-ZX-SMD

  • GLC-TE

The following enhanced SFPs are supported:

  • SFP-10G-SR

  • SFP-10G-SR-S

  • SFP-10G-SR-X

  • SFP-10G-LR

  • SFP-10G-LRM

  • SFP-10G-LR-X

  • SFP-10G-ER

  • SFP-10G-ZR

  • SFP-H10GB-ACU7M

  • SFP-H10GB-ACU10M

  • DWDM-SFP10G-30.33 - DWDM-SFP10G-61.41

C9800-L-C-K9

  • 4x2.5/2-Gigabit ports

  • 2x10/5/2.5/1-Gigabit ports

The following SFPs are supported:

  • GLC-BX-D

  • GLC-BX-U

  • GLC-LH-SMD

  • GLC-SX-MMD

  • GLC-ZX-SMD

  • GLC-TE

C9800-L-F-K9

  • 4x2.5/2-Gigabit ports

  • 2x10/1-Gigabit ports

The following SFPs are supported:

  • GLC-BX-D

  • GLC-BX-U

  • GLC-SX-MMD

  • GLC-ZX-SMD

  • GLC-TE

  • SFP-10G-SR

  • SFP-10G-SR-X

  • SFP-H10GB-ACU7M

  • SFP-H10GB-ACU10M

Optics Modules

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller supports a wide range of optics. The list of supported optics is updated on a regular basis. See the tables at the following location for the latest transceiver module compatibility information:

https://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps5455/products_device_support_tables_list.html

Supported APs

The following Cisco APs are supported in this release:

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series Access Points

  • Cisco Catalyst 9105AX Access Points

  • Cisco Catalyst 9115AX Access Points

  • Cisco Catalyst 9117AX Access Points

  • Cisco Catalyst 9120AX Access Points

  • Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Access Points

Indoor Access Points

  • Cisco Aironet 1800 Series Access Points

  • Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

  • Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

  • Cisco Aironet 4800 Series Access Points

Outdoor Access Points

  • Cisco Aironet 1540 Series Access Points

  • Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points

  • Cisco Industrial Wireless 3700 Series Access Points

  • Cisco Catalyst Industrial Wireless 6300 Heavy Duty Series Access Point

  • Cisco 6300 Series Embedded Services Access Point

Integrated Access Points

  • Integrated Access Point on Cisco 1100 ISR

For information about Cisco Wireless software releases that support specific Cisco AP modules, see the "Software Release Support for Specific Access Point Modules" section in the Cisco Wireless Solutions Software Compatibility Matrix document.

Compatibility Matrix

The following table provides software compatibility information.

Table 6. Compatibility Information

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller Software

Cisco Identity Services Engine

Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Cisco AireOS-IRCM Interoperability

Cisco DNA Center

Cisco DNA Spaces - Connector

Cisco DNA Spaces - On Premise

Bengaluru 17.4.x

3.0

2.7

2.6 P6

2.4

3.9

8.10.142.0

8.10.130.0

8.8.130.0

8.5.164.0 (IRCM)

2.2.1

2.1.2.x

2.3

2.2

10.6.3

GUI System Requirements

The following subsections list the hardware and software required to access the GUI:

Table 7. Hardware Requirements

Processor Speed

DRAM

Number of Colors

Resolution

Font Size

233 MHz minimum1

512 MB2

256

1280 x 800 or higher

Small

1 We recommend 1 GHz.
2 We recommend 1-GB DRAM.

Software Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7 or later

  • Mac OS X 10.11 or later

Browsers:

  • Google Chrome: Version 59 or later (on Windows and Mac)

  • Microsoft Edge: Version 40 or later (on Windows)

  • Safari: Version 10 or later (on Mac)

  • Mozilla Firefox: Version 60 or later (on Windows and Mac)


Note

Firefox Version 63.x is not supported.


To configure VLAN through the GUI, you must change the Virtual Terminal (VTY) lines to 50. At times, when multiple connections are open, the default VTY lines of 15 set by the device gets exhausted.


Note

To increase the VTY lines in a device, run the following commands:

Device# configure terminal
Device(config)# service tcp-keepalives in
Device(config)# service tcp-keepalives out
Device(config)# line vty 16-50

Read Before You Upgrade

  • While upgrading to Cisco IOS XE 17.3.x, if the ip http active-session-modules none command is enabled, you will not be able to access GUI using HTTPS. To access GUI using HTTPS, run the following commands:

    • ip http session-module-list pkilist OPENRESTY_PKI

    • ip http active-session-modules pkilist

  • The Cisco Aironet 1810 Series OfficeExtend Access Points (1810T, 1815T, and 1810) will be in Local mode when they are connected to the controller. However, when the APs are functioning as standalone APs, they will be in FlexConnect mode.

  • If you have configured FIPS mode, ensure that you remove the security wpa wpa1 cipher tkip command configuration from WLANs before upgrading to Cisco IOS XE, Amsterdam ,17.3.x from an earlier version. Failure to do so will set the WLAN security to TKIP, which is not supported in FIPS mode. After the upgrade, you may have to reconfigure WLAN with AES.

  • The Cisco Catalyst 9800 devices running Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.1 will either support the BLE solution with Cisco DNA Spaces or the Network Assurance solution with Cisco DNA Center. The Network Assurance (including iCAP) and BLE solution are mutually exclusive. That is, if network assurance or iCAP needs to be enabled on the device then the BLE solution cannot be deployed. In the same way, if BLE solution needs to be enabled on the device then network assurance and iCAP cannot be deployed.

  • The Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller may fail to respond to BREAK signals received on its console port during boot time preventing the user from getting to the ROMMON. This problem is observed on the controllers manufactured till November 2019, with the default config-register setting of 0x2102. This problem can be avoided if you set the config-register to 0x2002. This problem is fixed in the 16.12(3r) ROMMON for Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller. For steps on how to upgrade the ROMMON, see the Upgrading ROMMON for Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controllers section of Upgrading Field Programmable Hardware Devices for Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers.

  • By default, the controller uses a TFTP block size value of 512, which is the lowest possible value. This default setting is used to ensure interoperability with legacy TFTP servers. However, you can manually change the block size value to 8192 K using the ip tftp blocksize command in global configuration mode to speed up the transfer process.

  • We recommend that you configure the password encryption aes and the key config-key password-encrypt key commands to encrypt your password.

  • The features and functions that work on IPv4 networks with IPv4 addresses also works on IPv6 networks with IPv6 addresses. For a list of unsupported features, see the Unsupported Features section of the Native IPv6 feature.

  • If you encounter ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH error from the GUI after a reboot or system crash, we recommend that you regenerate the trustpoint certificate.

    The procedure to generate a new self-signed trustpoint is as follows:

    configure terminal
    no crypto pki trustpoint <trustpoint_name>
    no ip http server
    no ip http secure-server
    ip http server
    ip http secure-server
    ip http authentication <local/aaa>
    ! use local or aaa as applicable.
    
    
  • The Cisco Aironet 1810 Series OfficeExtend Access Points (1810T, 1815T and 1810) will be in Local mode when they are connected to the controller. However, when the APs are functioning as standalone APs, they will be in FlexConnect mode.

  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)v3 is not supported on Cisco Aironet Wave 2 APs.

  • Do not deploy OVA files directly to VMware ESXi 6.5. We recommend that you use an OVF tool to deploy the OVA files.

  • Ensure that you remove the controller from Cisco Prime before disabling or enabling Netconf-YANG. Otherwise, the system may reload unexpectedly.

  • Unidirectional Link Detection (UDLD) protocol is not supported.

  • SIP media session snooping is not supported on FlexConnect local switching deployments.

  • Rolling AP upgrade that is part of ISSU feature is not supported for Mesh APs.

  • The Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers (C9800-CL, C9800-L, C9800-40, and C9800-80) support a maximum of 14,000 leases with internal DHCP scope.

  • Configuring mobility MAC address (wireless mobility mac-address) is mandatory for both High-Availability and 802.11r.

  • From Cisco IOS XE Gibraltar 16.12.2s onwards, automatic WLAN mapping to the default policy profile under the default policy tag has been removed. If you are upgrading from a release earlier than Cisco IOS XE Gibraltar 16.12.2s, and if your wireless network uses default policy tag, it will go down due to the default mapping change. To restore the network operation, add the required WLAN to policy mappings under the default policy tag.

  • If you have Cisco Catalyst 9120E/I/P and Cisco Catalyst 9130E APs in your network and you want downgrade to an earlier version, we recommend that you use only Cisco IOS XE Gibraltar 16.12.1t. Do not downgrade to Cisco IOS XE Gibraltar 16.12.1s.

  • The following SNMP variables are not supported:

    • CISCO-LWAPP-WLAN-MIB: cLWlanMdnsMode

    • CISCO-LWAPP-AP-MIB.my: cLApDot11IfRptncPresent, cLApDot11IfDartPresent

  • If you are upgrading from Cisco IOS XE Gibraltar 16.11.x or an earlier release, ensure that you unconfigure the advipservices boot level licenses on both the active and standby controllers using the no license boot level advipservices command before the upgrade. Note that the license boot level advipservices command is not available in Cisco IOS XE Gibraltar 16.12.1s and 16.12.2s.

  • The following protocols and features are supported through the management port of the controller:

    • Cisco DNA-Centre

    • Cisco Smart Software Manager (CSSM)

    • Netconf

    • Netflow

    • Prime Infrastructure

    • Secure Shell (SSH)

    • Telnet

    • Web UI

  • The Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller has a service port, which is referred to as GigabitEthernet 0 port. You cannot use this port for RADIUS, SNMP, DNAC Telemetry, and other communications.

    The service port only supports the following IP protocols:

    • HTTP

    • HTTPS

    • SSH

    • Licensing for Smart Licensing feature to communicate with CSSM

  • During device upgrade using web UI, if a switchover occurs, the session will expire and the upgrade process gets terminated. As a result, the web UI will not be able to display the upgrade state or status.

  • From Cisco IOS XE Bengaluru Release 17.4.1 onwards, telemetry solution provides name for receiver address instead of the IP address for telemetry data. This is an additional option introduced on the latest version.

  • During the WLC downgrade and subsequent upgrade, there will be an issue. The upgrade version uses the newly named receivers which are not understood in the downgrade. The new configuration gets rejected and fails in the subsequent upgrade. The configuration loss can be avoided when the upgrade or downgrade is performed from Cisco DNAC.

Upgrading the Controller Software

For information on the upgrade process and the methods to upgrade the Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller software, see the Upgrading the Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller Software chapter of the Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller Software Configuration Guide.

Finding the Software Version

The package files for the Cisco IOS XE software are stored on the system board flash device (flash:).

Use the show version privileged EXEC command to see the software version that is running on your controller.


Note

Although the show version output always shows the software image running on the controller, the model name shown at the end of this output is the factory configuration, and does not change if you upgrade the software license.

Use the show install summary privileged EXEC command to see the information about the active package.

You can also use the dir filesystem: privileged EXEC command to see the directory names of other software images that you might have stored in flash memory.

Software Images

  • Release: Cisco IOS XE Bengaluru 17.4.x

  • Image Names:

    • C9800-CL-universalk9_kvm.17.04.01.run

    • C9800-CL-universalk9_esxi.17.04.01.run

    • C9800-CL-universalk9_nfvis.17.04.01.run

Software Installation Commands

Cisco IOS XE, Bengaluru, 17.4.x

To install and activate a specified file, and to commit changes to be persistent across reloads, run the following command:

Device# install add file filename [ activate| commit]

To separately install, activate, commit, abort, or remove the installation file, run the following command:

Device#install ?

Note 

We recommend that you use the GUI for installation.

add file tftp: filename

Copies the install file package from a remote location to a device, and performs a compatibility check for the platform and image versions.

activate[ auto-abort-timer]

Activates the file and reloads the device. The auto-abort-timer keyword automatically rolls back image activation.

commit

Makes changes that are persistent over reloads.

rollback to committed

Rolls back the update to the last committed version.

abort

Cancels file activation, and rolls back to the version that was running before the current installation procedure started.

remove

Deletes all unused and inactive software installation files.

Licensing

Smart Licensing Using Policy is automatically enabled on the controller. This is also the case when you upgrade to this release. By default, your Smart Account and Virtual Account in CSSM is enabled for Smart Licensing Using Policy. For more information, see the Smart Licensing Using Policy chapter of the Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller Software Configuration Guide.

Interoperability with Clients

This section describes the interoperability of the controller software with client devices.

The following table describes the configurations used for testing client devices.

Table 8. Test Configuration for Interoperability

Hardware or Software Parameter

Hardware or Software Type

Release

Cisco IOS XE, Bengaluru, 17.4.x

Cisco Wireless Controller

See Supported Hardware.

Access Points

See Supported APs.

Radio

  • 802.11ax

  • 802.11ac

  • 802.11a

  • 802.11g

  • 802.11n (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz)

Security

Open, PSK (WPA2-AES), 802.1X (WPA2-AES) (EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS)

802.11ax

RADIUS

See Compatibility Matrix.

Types of tests

Connectivity, traffic (ICMP), and roaming between two APs

The following table lists the client types on which the tests were conducted. Client types included laptops, hand-held devices, phones, and printers.

Table 9. Client Types

Client Type and Name

Driver / Software Version

Wi-Fi 6 Devices (Mobile Phone and Laptop)

Apple iPhone 11 iOS 14.1

Apple iPhone SE 2020

iOS 14.1
Dell Intel AX1650w Windows 10 ( 21.90.2.1)
DELL LATITUDE 5491 (Intel AX200) Windows 10 Pro (21.40.2)
Samsung S20 Android 10
Samsung S10 (SM-G973U1) Android 9.0 (One UI 1.1)
Samsung S10e (SM-G970U1) Android 9.0 (One UI 1.1)
Samsung Galaxy S10+ Android 9.0

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2

Android 10

Samsung Galaxy Flip Z

Android 10

Samsung Note 20

Android 10

Laptops

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573-3870 (Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377) Windows 10 Pro (12.0.0.832)
Apple Macbook Air 11 inch OS Sierra 10.12.6
Apple Macbook Air 13 inch OS Catalina 10.15.4
Apple Macbook Air 13 inch OS High Sierra 10.13.4
Macbook Pro Retina OS Mojave 10.14.3
Macbook Pro Retina 13 inch early 2015 OS Mojave 10.14.3

Dell Inspiron 2020 Chromebook

Chrome OS 75.0.3770.129

Google Pixelbook Go

Chrome OS 84.0.4147.136

HP chromebook 11a

Chrome OS 76.0.3809.136

Samsung Chromebook 4+

Chrome OS 77.0.3865.105

DELL Latitude 3480  (Qualcomm DELL wireless 1820) Win 10 Pro (12.0.0.242)
DELL Inspiron 15-7569 (Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165) Windows 10 Home (18.32.0.5)
DELL Latitude E5540 (Intel Dual Band Wireless AC7260) Windows 7 Professional (21.10.1)
DELL XPS 12 v9250 (Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8260 ) Windows 10 (19.50.1.6)
DELL Latitude 5491 (Intel AX200) Windows 10 Pro (21.40.2)
DELL XPS Latitude12 9250 (Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8260) Windows 10 Home (21.40.0)

Lenovo Yoga C630 Snapdragon 850 (Qualcomm AC 2x2 Svc)

Windows 10(1.0.10440.0)

Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 460 (Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9260) Windows 10 Pro ( 21.40.0)
Note 
For clients using Intel wireless cards, we recommend you to update to the latest Intel wireless drivers if advertised SSIDs are not visible.

Tablets

Apple iPad Pro iOS 13.5
Apple iPad Air2 MGLW2LL/A iOS 12.4.1
Apple iPad Mini 4 9.0.1 MK872LL/A iOS 11.4.1
Apple iPad Mini 2 ME279LL/A iOS 12.0
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – 11ac Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – 11ax Intel AX201 chipset. Driver v21.40.1.3
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 11ax Intel Wi-Fi chip (HarrisonPeak AX201) (11ax, WPA3)
Microsoft Surface Pro X – 11ac & WPA3 WCN3998 Wi-Fi Chip (11ac, WPA3)

Mobile Phones

Apple iPhone 5 iOS 12.4.1
Apple iPhone 6s iOS 13.5
Apple iPhone 8 iOS 13.5
Apple iPhone X MQA52LL/A iOS 13.5
Apple iPhone 11 iOS 14.1
Apple iPhone SE MLY12LL/A iOS 11.3
ASCOM SH1 Myco2 Build 2.1
ASCOM SH1 Myco2 Build 4.5
ASCOM Myco 3 v1.2.3 Android 8.1
Drager Delta VG9.0.2
Drager M300.3 VG2.4
Drager M300.4 VG2.4
Drager M540 DG6.0.2 (1.2.6)
Google Pixel 2 Android 10
Google Pixel 3 Android 11

Google Pixel 3a

Android 11

Google Pixel 4 Android 11
Huawei Mate 20 pro Android 9.0
Huawei P20 Pro Android 9.0

Huawei P40

Android 10

LG v40 ThinQ Android 9.0

One Plus 8

Android 10

Oppo Find X2

Android 10

Redmi K20 Pro

Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S7 Andriod 6.0.1
Samsung Galaxy S7 SM - G930F Android 8.0
Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0
Samsung Galaxy S9+ - G965U1 Android 9.0
Samsung Galaxy SM - G950U Android 7.0

Sony Experia 1 ii

Android 10

Sony Experia xz3 Android 9.0

Xiaomi Mi10

Android 10

Spectralink 8744 Android 5.1.1
Spectralink Versity Phones 9540 Android 8.1
Vocera Badges B3000n 4.3.2.5
Vocera Smart Badges V5000 5.0.4.30
Zebra MC40 Android 5.0
Zebra MC40N0 Android Ver: 4.1.1
Zebra MC92N0 Android Ver:  4.4.4
Zebra TC51 Android 7.1.2
Zebra TC52 Android 8.1.0
Zebra TC55 Android 8.1.0
Zebra TC57 Android 8.1.0
Zebra TC70 Android 6.1
Zebra TC75 Android 6.1.1
Printers
Zebra QLn320 Printer LINK OS 6.3
Zebra ZT230 Printer LINK OS 6.3
Zebra ZQ310 Printer LINK OS 6.3
Zebra ZD410 Printer LINK OS 6.3
Zebra ZT410 Printer LINK OS 6.3
Zebra ZQ610 Printer LINK OS 6.3
Zebra ZQ620 Printer LINK OS 6.3

Wireless Module

Intel 11ax 200

Driver v22.20.0

Intel AC 9260

Driver v21.40.0

Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8260

Driver v19.50.1.6

Caveats

Caveats describe unexpected behavior in Cisco IOS releases. Caveats that are listed as Open in a prior release are carried forward to the next release as either Open or Resolved.


Note

All incremental releases will cover fixes from the current release.


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The Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST) allows partners and customers to search for software bugs based on product, release, and keyword, and aggregates key data such as bug details, product, and version. The BST is designed to improve the effectiveness in network risk management and device troubleshooting. The tool has a provision to filter bugs based on credentials to provide external and internal bug views for the search input.

To view the details of a caveat, click the corresponding identifier.

Open Caveats for Cisco IOS XE, Bengaluru, 17.4.1

Caveat ID

Description

CSCvr16233

Cisco Aironet 2802 AP beacon loss issue.

CSCvs77557

Cisco Aironet 3802 AP fails to acknowledge EAP frames.

CSCvv40240

AP is sending large invalid field_count and template id that causes memory leak in the controller.

CSCvv52618

Cisco Aironet 2800 and 3800 APs exhibit choppiness during the multicast voice call.

CSCvv78264

MESH: Cisco Aironet 1542 Outdoor AP does not converge to Cisco Aironet 1572 Outdoor AP.

CSCvv78719

Certain APs (2800/3800/4800/1560/6300) fails to transmit data frame to the client from the radio interface.

CSCvv79700

Fault tolerance is broken in FlexConnect APs due to vendor_set_ccx_elements.

CSCvv81814

Cisco Aironet 1852 and 1832 APs are facing firmware assert with 0x00942D74/0x00942D79 on 2.4 or 5-Ghz radio.

CSCvv95733

Some commands are not applied while using iosxe_config.txt to load configuration to Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller using Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM).

CSCvv97156

Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series APs are dropping some uplink packets from macbooks.

CSCvv99213

Cisco Catalyst 9130AXE AP is not taking RF tag power settings on slot 2.

CSCvv99765

Cisco Catalyst 9120 AP stops forwarding client traffic after random roam events.

CSCvw00891

FlexConnect APs are experiencing radio reset during fault tolerance scenario.

CSCvw01612

Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series AP is not sending M1 over the air.

CSCvw02981

Cisco Aironet 2802 AP shows sudden drop in TX power level.

CSCvw08044

Cisco Aironet 2802 and 3802 APs are crashing due to watchdog reset.

CSCvw15298

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller for an AP is not forwarding downstream traffic after active AP failover.

CSCvw16307

Cisco OfficeExtend access point (OEAP) crashes after running network diagnostics.

CSCvw19820

Controller is unable to push SSIDs while doing a configuration change on policy profile.

CSCvw20363

Cisco Aironet 2800 and 3800 APs: Workgroup bridge (WGB) fails to connect through Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP) if client certificate is not installed.

CSCvw21621

Controller ignores DHCP offer for client.

CSCvw25812

AP is not sending ADD Traffic Stream (ADDTS) response frame when Protected Management Frame (PMF) is enabled.

CSCvw27910

Cisco Aironet 2800 AP shows slowness while downloading image from the controller.

CSCvw30043

Cisco Aironet 3800 AP is randomly not sending traffic to client queue 0 after dot1x session-timeout.

CSCvw30197

Cisco Aironet 2802 AP radio is crashing due to firmware exception.

CSCvw31938

WNCD_DB is stuck with tbl_bssid_dms when 11v Directed Multicast Service (DMS) is enabled.

CSCvw32098

Cisco switches connected to Wave2 APs generate CDP-4-DUPLEX_MISMATCH.

CSCvw32970

Wave 2 AP crash due to FIQ/NMI reset.

CSCvw33498

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller: High Availability is suddenly broken and the secondary controller fails to come up.

CSCvw33504

Cisco Catalyst 9117 AP: Kernel Panic NSS firmware crash is observed.

CSCvw35589

Controller displays incorrect antenna gain.

CSCvw35611

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L-C Wireless Controller is crashing due to IntelResetRequest.

CSCvw35698

Cisco Aironet 3700 series APs fail to join controller.

CSCvw36167

Implement legitimate debugs to troubleshoot multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output (MU-MIMO) transmission failures.

CSCvw37503

Cisco Catalyst 9120 and 9115 APs are not processing protected Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) from other AP models except for NDP tx by Cisco Catalyst 9115 AP.

CSCvw39267

Cisco Aironet 2800 AP is crashing due to FIQ/NMI reset.

CSCvw40346

AP is not responding to probe requests.

CSCvw44971

Cisco Aironet 1832 AP unexpectedly reloads due to kernel panic.

CSCvw47518

SNMP OID gives incorrect client count.

CSCvw48334

Cisco Aironet 3802 AP: "Object read info failed status = TAM_LIB_ERR_READ_FAILURE" causing DTLS failures.

CSCvw67128

Smart Liensing Policy: Purchase information should be protected and shouldn't be able to erase.

Resolved Caveats for Cisco IOS XE, Bengaluru, 17.4.1

Caveat ID

Description

CSCvr03516

Need show mac address-table tree command.

CSCvs03712

Data rates should be updated when the client moves from one AP to another.

CSCvs48567

Unable to delete a client using SNMP OID bsnMobileStationDeleteAction.

CSCvs65189

AP Ethernet PHY interop issue when using IEEE Fast Retrain when connected at mGig speeds.

CSCvt19736

IEEE 802.11ax feature is enabled automatically after upgrading from 16.12.2s to 17.1.1s.

CSCvt55572

Client 360 Assurance: Client RX packets reported on Cisco DNA-C is wrong.

CSCvt63940

Authentication fails for some clients, when local authentication is configured in the policy profile..

CSCvt75852

Brand new AP joins the anchor controller with a different mobility group name.

CSCvt79712

Client is deleted due to the reason code: "CO_CLIENT_DELETE_REASON_NOOP".

CSCvt83553

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller: Stale FMAP-FP/CPP tunnel issue is observed.

CSCvt83796

APs do not apply client QoS policy in FlexConnect local-switching and local-auth.

CSCvt96686

Controller is showing the following message during client join or re-association: "SWPORT-4-MAC_CONFLICT: Dynamic mac conflict with WlClient:.

CSCvt96968

The default run-time constraint leads to abort or crash of processes.

CSCvu03389

Controller is remarking client Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) packets to zero when voice Call Admission Control (CAC) is configured.

CSCvu03863

RF profile max clients configuration is not working.

CSCvu06366

The show ap name tag detail command output is not displaying WLAN profile name.

CSCvu12784

The output of the show ap location details command does not show AP MAC addresses in a contiguous manner.

CSCvu14009

CAPWAPv6 APMGR is not sending AP name and updates the load balancer with default-policy-tag.

CSCvu14381

Controller reloads unexpectedly.

CSCvu15936

FlexConnect local-sw client is not assigned to VLAN1 when VLAN assigment is done through AAA.

CSCvu16348

Flexconnect RLAN-VLAN tag is not working when used with a named VLAN.

CSCvu17521

Interface speed for the AP is showing as None in Cisco Prime.

CSCvu17670

In an HA RP based pairing, configuring RMI (IPv4) on the primary or active controller crashes the standby controller.

CSCvu19000

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller goes administratively down after running reload command following a factory reset.

CSCvu19379

Do not present "host mode" configuration options when the RLAN profile is set to open.

CSCvu19436

CWA + Dot1x is not working.

CSCvu19988

Disabilng High Availability is not erasing the configuration on the standby controller, which results in network conflict.

CSCvu20686

EWC Day0: Internal AP doesn't accept address from IOSd DHCP server, when powered from switch.

CSCvu22410

The dot11n and dot11ac are disabled and configuration is saved. When the controller reloads, they are enabled again.

CSCvu23655

Traffic drop is observed when Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) response is sent from wired client to wireless client.

CSCvu23990

Show command output displays that 802.11ac is not supported on XOR radios of APs.

CSCvu25924

When vlan-id1 is applied to policy profile, FlexConnect profile has native X VLAN clients assigned to X.

CSCvu29653

Web UI is not updating the correct TX power of AP while configuring custom RF profile.

CSCvu30088

WNCD kernel process memory leak.

CSCvu31306

Central Web Authentication (CWA) access control lists (ACLs) is removed from the existing FlexConnect AP, when a new FlexConnect profile is created with the same ACL.

CSCvu34813

AP operating in EG and BH country code allows to configure incorrect channels.

CSCvu37330

Client is getting deleted due to DOT11_STATUS_DENIED_RATES.

CSCvu37389

When AP's interface operational status goes down, an SNMP trap is sent, and the device reloads.

CSCvu38894

AP power is changing even when it is configured as static; the value of Tx power is not changing.

CSCvu38986

Memory leak is observed under wncd_x due to CAPWAP messaging.

CSCvu42093

Controller tag assigment using filters is working correctly up to 102 filters, new filters are causing the previous ones to fail.

CSCvu44330

Memory leak is observed under process SACRcvWQWrk2 when Smart Licensing feature is enabled.

CSCvu47560

The client goes into exclusionlist even if client exclusion is disabled.

CSCvu47855

DHCP Behaviour change feature.

CSCvu50579

AP coverage hole with 0 clients.

CSCvu53318

Controller is not sending off channel scan defer attributes.

CSCvu53459

Controller reboots unexpectedly in WNCD process.

CSCvu54413

AIRESPACE-WIRELESS-MIB RFID OID support is required.

CSCvu54641

Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 Wireless Controller: High Availability is not working after upgrading to 17.x from 16.2.3

CSCvu57730

Controller reboots unexpectedly in CPP (data path).

CSCvu58564

AP is using non-allowed channel on dual radio when the setting is changed to 5-Ghz.

CSCvu58782

License level doesn't show up in prompt level.

CSCvu60464

Deletion and creation of second control plane IP fails due to RPC ordering.

CSCvu60723

Several pp-qos errors are observed in cpp logs, which is bloating the tracelogs space.

CSCvu64805

Stale entries are shown in the show wireless device-tracking database ip command output.

CSCvu64811

AP disjoins over public IP during upgrade and downgrade.

CSCvu65380

Cisco Aironet 2700 AP is unable to join the controller, as max radio is reported as zero.

CSCvu66388

WNCD crash is observed in WTP event LED brightness payload processing.

CSCvu71187

AID leak is observed with RLANs.

CSCvu71871

Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 Wireless Controller crashes with SIGSEGV while removing timer RB tree color.

CSCvu71908

The ledflash indefinite configuration under the ap-profile should not be enabled by default.

CSCvu73277

WNCD crash is observed after AP join.

CSCvu73873

Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 Wireless Controller is sending client traffic out of AP manager interface.

CSCvu74722

APs are getting mapped to default site tag after stateful switchover (SSO).

CSCvu78070

Controller crash is observed on WNCD process.

CSCvu78124

Client join SNMP notifications are showing incorrect and missing values.

CSCvu78679

Cisco Aironet 2800 is dropping off from the controller due to malformed inactive_client_payload.

CSCvu92898

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller: WNCD crash due to process rrm_client_chd assertion failed.

CSCvu95504

Controller reloads unexpectedly while doing MAC comparison.

CSCvv00474

MESH: Changing BH bandwidth requires reboot of AP in order to get good throughput for ethernet client.

CSCvv02670

Controller is showing incorrect AP CDP information.

CSCvv22536

Client moves to RUN state without Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP).

CSCvv34749

Controller sends its private IP in discovery response even when it is not supposed to.

CSCvv39859

The site tag name is not sent in the remote id, instead AP MAC is sent.

Related Documentation

Information about Cisco IOS XE is available at:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/ios-nx-os-software/ios-xe/index.html

Cisco Validated Designs documents are available at:

https://www.cisco.com/go/designzone

To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco IOS releases, and feature sets, use the Cisco MIB Locator found at:

http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs

Cisco Wireless Controller

For more information about the Cisco Wireless Controllers, lightweight APs, and mesh APs, see these documents:

The installation guide for your controller is available at:

For all Cisco Wireless Controller software-related documentation, see:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/wireless/catalyst-9800-series-wireless-controllers/tsd-products-support-series-home.html

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller Data Sheets

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller on Catalyst Access Points

For more information about the Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller on Catalyst Access Points, see:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/wireless/embedded-wireless-controller-catalyst-access-points/tsd-products-support-series-home.html

Wireless Products Comparison

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Cisco Prime Infrastructure Documentation

Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences

Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences Documentation

Cisco DNA Center

Cisco DNA Center Documentation

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