Catalyst 9000 Series Switch

The world is fast changing and your network needs to keep up with it. As we enter the next era of networking, Cisco is evolving the legacy Catalyst platforms to the new Cisco Catalyst 9K switches.

These switches are designed to be the foundation of intent-based network architecture and revolutionary approach to the networking.

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series

Catalyst 9000 Series Switch Models

The new Cisco Catalyst 9200 series, empowers from IOS XE Lite, is designed to replace 2960-X and the Catalyst 2960-XR series switches fixed configuration switches, that provide enterprise class access for Campus and branch applications with up to 136 Gbps chassis, and to extend intent-based networking capability everywhere.

As foundational building blocks for the Cisco Digital Network Architecture, vSwitches help customers simplify flexibility and optimize IT with features including redundant power supply, MACSec, UADP ASIC technology and full flexible NETFLOW make it the most cost-effective entry-level solution.

 

Cisco Catalyst 9200 switch models differences

The Cisco Catalyst 9200 is available in two SKUs, the 9200 and the 9200L. these Series includes the switches listed below:

C9200L-24/48T Data-only switches

C9200L-24/48P PoE+ switches

C9200L-48PL Partial PoE+ switches

C9200L-24/48PXG Multigigabit Ethernet switches with PoE+

C9200-24/48T Data-only switches

C9200-24/48P PoE+ switches

C9200-24/48PB PoE+ switches with enhanced VRF capability

C9200-48PL Partial PoE+ switches

C9200-24/48PXG Multigigabit Ethernet switches with PoE+

Here are the key differences between 9200 and 9200L:

  • The 9200 supports Stackwise-160, while 9200L supports Stackwise-80.
  • The 9200 has larger lookup tables than the 9200L.
  • The 9200 supports field-replaceable fan units and modular uplinks, while the 9200L does not.
  • 9200L only supports one virtual network but 9200 supports up to 4 virtual networks.
  • Stacking bandwidth capacity for the 9200 is 160Gbps but for the 9300L is 80Gbps

 

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series

Cisco Catalyst 9300

Cisco Catalyst 9300 series is the evolution of the Cisco Catalyst 3K family. These switches are based on the revolutionary UADP ASIC and empowers from Cisco IOS XE.

They are the ideal access switches for business critical branch and Campus environments featuring container-based application hosting, flexible uplink options and Cisco StackPower intelligent power management technology.

Plus, they also are equipped with full SD-Access support and Encrypted traffic analytics (ETA) businesses can leverage the power of the machine learning to identify and take actions towards threats or anomalies in the network.

 

Cisco Catalyst 9300 switch models differences

The Cisco Catalyst 9300 is available in two SKUs, the 9300 and the 9300L. these Series includes the switches listed below:

C9300L-24/48T Data-only switches

C9300L-24/48P PoE+ switches

C9300L-24/48PF PoE+ switches with more AC power

C9300-24/48T Data-only switches

C9300-24/48P PoE+ switches

C9300-24/48U UPOE switches

C9300-24UX Multigigabit Cisco UPOE switches

C9300-48UXM 12xMultigigabit port Ethernet switches

C9300-48UN 48x5Gbps Ethernet switches with UPOE

C9300-24/48S SFP Downlink Port switches

Here are the key differences between 9200 and 9200L:

  • The 9300 supports StackPower
  • The 9300 supports UPoE+
  • The 9300 supports field-replaceable modular uplinks, while the 9300L does not
  • The 9300 supports 256 Virtual Networks and 9300L supports 64 Virtual Networks
  • Embedded WLC on the 9300 supports up to 200 Aps while on the 9300L supports 50
  • Stacking bandwidth capacity for the 9300 is 480Gbps but for the 9300L is 320Gbps

 

Cisco Catalyst 9200 vs Catalyst 9300

Cisco Catalyst 9200 vs Catalyst 9300

Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series

Cisco Catalyst 9400

The Catalyst 4500-E series is also being re-invented as the Catalyst 9400 series. The Cisco Catalyst 9400 series switches are modular enterprise switching access and distribution platform built for security, IoT and cloud.

Customers can benefit from its numerous capabilities such as next-gen high density modular access switch, state-of-the-art high availability, unparalleled performance and investment protection and unmatched high density POE delivery.

These switches are built for secure networks, applications, next-gen mobility and cloud adoption in this new era.

Catalyst 4500-E series

Compared with Catalyst 9200 and 9300, Cisco Catalyst 9400 supports more advanced features such as StackWise Virtual, BGP routing capabilities, MACSec-256, MPLS features and etc.

 

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series

Cisco Catalyst 9500

The Catalyst 4500-X and Catalyst 3850 fiber switches are consolidated and upgraded to Cisco Catalyst 9500 series. The Cisco Catalyst 9500 series provides up to 6.

4TBps in a compact high density form factor. They are also the first purpose-built 10/25/40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet line of switches, with unmatched table scale and buffering for enterprise applications. These switches also support critical services for placement in the campus core and foundational software, hardware and system high-availability capabilities. The Catalyst 9500 Series provide four platforms:

C9500-32C, C9500-32QC

  • 32 ports of 100G and 40G with rich campus features
  • QSFP+ Technology
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access
  • MPLS L2/L3 VPNs, MVPN
  • flexible design templates

C9500-24Y4C, C9500-48Y4C

  • 24 and 48 ports of 25 G with rich campus features
  • SFP28 Technology
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access
  • MPLS Level 2/3 VPNs, MVPN
  • flexible design templates

C9500-12Q, C9500-24Q

  • 32 ports of 40 G with rich campus features
  • QSFP+ Technology
  • 10/40 G uplinks
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access
  • MPLS Level 2/3 VPNs, MVPN
  • flexible design templates

C9500-16X, C9500-48X

  • 16 to 40 ports of 1/10 G with rich campus features
  • SFP/SFP+, 8 x 1/10 G or 2 x 40 G uplinks
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access
  • MPLS Level 2/3 VPNs, MVPN
  • flexible design templates

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series

Cisco Catalyst 9600

The Catalyst 9600 replaces the Catalyst 6800 series. The Cisco Catalyst 9600 is the answer to bring next-gen capabilities to Campus core.

These switches raise the bar with advanced UADP 3.0 ASIC. they are designed for maximum flexibility, powerful automation and advanced analytics.

They protect the integrity of the hardware, software and data. In addition, Cisco Catalyst 9600 also combine software and ASIC programmability for investment protection allowing businesses to grow at lowest total operational cost.

Catalyst 9600 replaces
Differences in the Catalyst 9000 Series Switch