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Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

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Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.6

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

96%
45 Ratings
9.4

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

94%
9 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

82%
1 Rating
10.0

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

100%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

The Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are a good fit for access layer needs. Put them on the edge of your network and you will have what you need to connect a physical device to your network. I would not deploy them in places at the core of a network. They can be used in data centers as an edge connection device.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HPE Aruba Switches are a good cost-effective alternative to high-end switches. They offer management capabilities which allow the extra features that are necessary in a corporate environment in today's world. Depending on budget, they may still be too expensive for some users.
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Pros

Cisco

  • 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
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise

  • REST API capability
  • Wired & Wireless 802.1x configuration easiness
  • Wireless Access Points (APs) zero touch provisioning
  • Its high-end family (running the AOS-CX firmware) supports a virtualization technology called VSX (Virtual Switching Extension) which allows 2 switches to present itself as one virtualized switch under Layer 2, and as 2 separate routers under Layer 3; thereby providing high availability.
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Cons

Cisco

  • 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
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise

  • I have had issues finding monitoring software that natively supports Provision/Aruba OS. Most are designed primarily with Cisco in mind.
  • HPE/Aruba switches have historically had issues with corrupt flash. This seems to be less common in more recent models.
  • HPE/Aruba's switching portfolio can be confusing. Some models run on the Aruba OS while some others run on Comware. There is some overlap in these model lines so at times is can be tough to tell which switch is right.
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Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

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    HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      It is a very good product, has almost all the feature you can need to access switches, a simple web GUI management, but not all can be configured from the GUI interface.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      The functions on Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are very responsive and its notification functions are very active and reliable in producing effective new updates on any detected data threats across the entire network flow even the network speed reports are easily presented by its alert functionalities and data analytics are impressive.
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      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      I think it compares very favorably against Cisco and others because it is much cheaper and doesn't require continued support costs.
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • 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.
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      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      • Ease of deployment has cut back on labor hours.
      • Ease of management has allowed us to be more proactive to other potential issues that may occur on the network.
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