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Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

Cisco [Catalyst 9200 Series] Switches work great. Most enterprises use cisco office equipment (Phones, Cameras etc. ), and switches work seamlessly with these products. Always full throughput on all ports, rarely any STP issues. Not well suited for small businesses (Costly) or in scenarios where network devices are not uniform/ multi vendor
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches are enterprise-class network core switches. They are not meant for small to medium size companies or satellite offices. These switches are useful to provide a highly available network backbone where all of your firewalls, edge routers, top-of-rack switches, and fabric interconnects can terminate on a scalable and secure network.
Mark McCully | 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 9400 Series Switches

  • Offer a large concentration of high speed ports, even supporting PoE.
  • Very robust switches that have a large MTBF.
  • Support all of the enterprise software requirements.
Bart Verbaandert | 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 9400 Series Switches

  • Software needs improvement, where features are added (Stack wise) or removed (GLBP) without solicitation from a wider audience or depreciation, respectively
  • Software bugs recently in basic features like AAA
  • Ability to turn off all unused services or features to reduce the attack surface
  • Cisco CoPP functionality is not like it was on the Cat 6k platform - users cannot create custom policies for use at the control-plane interface
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches 4.5
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I don't think very soon we'll renew our use of Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches because most of them are now used for access switch purposes for end-users.Even if we have a stack with a distribution switch (to use Uplink and to connect access points), the global LAN design can't be changed for now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches

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Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches 7.3
Based on 2 answers
As usual, the Cisco documentation can be exhaustive, and it's not so easy to find the appropriate information on the website. However, when you are a bit used to it, the search can be possible and not so difficult.The first white paper that was comparing the 2960X with the 9200 equivalent was nice and saved us a lot of time and energy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches

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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 9400 Series Switches

We ran a proof of concept for HPE and Cisco switches. Cisco won out due to the following:
  • Cisco's positive track record of previous Catalyst switch platforms we've had experience with (2900, 4500, 6500).
  • Large TCAM space to support large ACLs used to lock down endpoint access.
  • Cisco's community is large so it's typically easy to find answers online to questions we have about design, installation, or troubleshooting.
  • Catalyst 9000 is a newer platform than Aruba's switches that were perceived as re-branded HP Procurve switches, which have been around longer. While we can't say for sure this will amount to better ROI, we certainly felt like we'd get more life out of the Cisco 9000s.
  • ROI for Aruba Mobility Access Switches was low due to an unexpected EoS/EoL announcement, affecting our campus access switch deployment. This forced us to replace Aruba MAS switches sooner than expected, leaving a bad taste in our mouth.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

  • Considering their scalability and future-proof nature, ROI is there (no replacement is required)
  • Due to cost, the ROI will be longer
  • Security and reliability of the switches are very important for efficient working, which Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are providing
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches

  • Don't need to buy services - lifetime warranty
  • Stability - even 10 year old devices are still running and doing the job
  • Sometimes lines of products are on the market for a very short time (eg. 6800 instant access) - it is hard to buy equipment to make the network bigger.
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

Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches

General

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

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