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Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

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Highlights

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches and Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are both LAN switches built by Cisco to support business networking.  Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are designed to support enterprise branches with simple implementation.  Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are built to support large enterprises, while providing support for fiber connectivity.  Both LAN switches are used most often by larger enterprises.

Features and Limitations

Because Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches and Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are enterprise solutions provided by the same vendor they share many features and limitations.  Notably, though they are both built for enterprises, the 9200 series is designed to fit into smaller branch offices, while 9300 is fully featured for large enterprises.  Additionally, the 9200 series is simple to use compared to the 9300 series, which is more complex, but offers features like 1g fiber connectivity.

Both LAN switches provide secure, and speedy connections for business devices, allowing businesses to feel less concerned about network attacks.  Additionally, the 9200 and 9300 series both allow business to manage connected users easily once the system has been implemented. Both are strong choices for businesses looking for enterprise ready LAN Switches, the key differentiator for most businesses should be size, with the 9200 series being preferred for smaller businesses.

The biggest limitation for both Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches and Cisco Catalyst 9300 Switches is price.  Both offer high end features, such as good security, but they are expensive compared to other LAN Switch options.

Pricing

Pricing for Cisco Switches depends on a number of factors such as number of ports, but users should expect to pay at least $1,000 for a 9200 Series switch, and at least $1,500 for a 9300 series switch.

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

95%
40 Ratings
8.8

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

88%
39 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

82%
5 Ratings

Usability

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

100%
3 Ratings

Availability

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

91%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

82%
1 Rating
9.5

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

95%
15 Ratings

In-Person Training

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

73%
1 Rating

Online Training

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

73%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

82%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

73%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

It's easy to start using Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches and even to provide an effective and secure network even the distribution of networks across the company through Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are amazing. The network performance is nice and it allows easy data monitoring and data sharing through secure data environment created through Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches functionalities and the reports are very clear.
Diana Alvarado | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

One of the best switch series available today from Cisco is the Catalyst 9300 Series [Switches]. They work as well as other Cisco enterprise products and are just as dependable. It's difficult to just turn these things on and forget about them with the new licensing model. After inserting the smart-licensing token into the switch, one of two options must be granted: internet access or no internet access. We will have to purchase three years of auto-renewing DNA licensing and licensing is a costly venture. Nonetheless, I have yet to encounter anything that I do not enjoy. Since the deployments, we've had a period of trouble-free operation.
Mst Rahima Khatun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

  • high forwarding // high forwarding
  • posee la capacidad de convertirse tambien en un WLC // Has the ability to become a WLC as well
  • posee puertos UPOE que pueden ser usados para varios dispositivos finales. // It has UPOE ports that can be used for multiple end user devices
  • capacidad de expansion con modulos adicionales // The ability to scale up/expand using additional modules
Miguel Maldonado | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

  • [Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches] provide[s] a stable, reliable switching platform. Typically I end up deploying these and once the configuration is dialed into what the need is I rarely ever have to bother with them again!
  • Multi-speed interfaces are handy if you are using newer Cisco APs.
  • StackPower cables give interesting power sharing options for 9300s living in the same space.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

  • Que los precios sean mejorados para ser mas competitivos // More competitive prices/cost
  • Generar mas marketing y promocion de los nuevos equipos // Create more marketing and promotional features about new equipment
  • Liberar de licencias obligatorias en los equipos // Release obligatory licenses for businesses
Mercedes Albuja | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

  • Ability to do routing network packets.
  • Servers, printer and PCs have been able to connect to the each other via the Cisco Switch.
  • The price a little bit high.
  • Strong security, advanced QoS, comprehensive IPv6 support, Layer 3 static routing, and true stacking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 8.2
Based on 5 answers
Catalyst isn't even the family, it's bigger than that. The current "family" is the catalyst 9000 series. And Cisco keeps pushing the edge of the envelope with each new family.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 10.0
Based on 3 answers
I love them
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 9.1
Based on 2 answers
If you install the C9300 as a switch stack, the availability is amazing. This can even be a power stack setup, where the chassis power supplies can provide power redundancy for the other member switch chassis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 9.1
Based on 2 answers
The C9300 is surfficiently spec'ed to support all the features it provides. We haven't yet experienced any hardware limitations, unless there's a loop in the network, which spanning-tree should take care of anyway
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 9.5
Based on 15 answers
Honestly it really depends on who is going to take your case. You may need to contact your Cisco account manager if you don't get good support from the TAC.
Lately the 3850 and 9300 switches are affected by several bugs and sometimes it is frustrating when it's faster if you research the problem by yourself instead of rely on Cisco support. On the other hand I found also some really talented people in the cisco support team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Cisco Networking Academy partners with many local Colleges and High Schools to provide great hands-on training. You do need to drive to learn the topic. The in-class session only go so far. You really need to apply this to the real world. Cisco makes it easy for business to connect via CLC or Cisco Learning Credits.
Justin McDermott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Our training for Cisco switches came from a third party instructor, e.g. CBT Nuggets. This was general training on switches and not in particular only the C9300 series. Nevertheless any hands-on experience from any other Cisco switching platform, will make you feel very acquainted with the C9300. The new switch platform just enables more perfomance and features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 8.2
Based on 2 answers
It's essential to spend a few weeks on a Proof of Concept/Value test, to ensure that the equipment is ready for production. It's extremely hard to revert back to older hardware later. This testing period will also be a great opportunity for hardware burn-in, which will reveal any potential hardware failure due to production defects, etc
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

The 9200 switches are a great switch for reliability and processing. We use our 9200's for Layer 2 only switching, as well as use some 9200's in routing cases as well. The 9200's is a model number we use as our primary model number for upgrading our other switches like the 2960's and 3850's.
Thomas Osborne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

We used HP ProCurves at our old office. They offered cheap switching, lots of ports, and lifetime warranties, but you realistically got what you paid for. They were often times confounding, and much more difficult to integrate together and with our firewalls. QoS was pretty much a lost cause on them. We also had many issues with dead ports. While they were covered under warranty, having to take an entire 48 port module offline to get the defective port replaced was quite cumbersome and caused some outages.The inability to push multiple VLAN's across a single port was also a huge impediment, necessitating two ports per cube, whereas we can accomplish the same thing with one port per desk with the Catalyst 9300's
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It seems like a very robust platform, which Cisco is constantly evolving with new features and possibilities. The standard network module gives the opportunity to customize the uplink interfaces, in both bandwidth and SFP type
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

  • We use NFR so not really an impact. Being a Cisco shop we dont have any serious problems with ROI
  • Customers love Cisco Catalyst switches as they perform great and capable of all fulfilling all customer needs. A single switch can perform as router/switch/poe/trunks/multicast (For overhead paging. school bell system etc.)
  • With frequent IOS upgrades always ready to support day 1/ 0 day equipment. ROI impact is very positive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

  • The list price of the switch is almost equivalent to the cost for the previous Catalyst Switch models, which is good for the business financial plan.
  • The dedicated management switch port is much easier for out-of-band management purposes.
  • Catalyst 9300 is not compatible with the old switch model, which is a bit challenging for migration in some situations.
Roger Qian | TrustRadius Reviewer

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