Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

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Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

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What is Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches?

Cisco offers the Catalyst 6800 series of campus LAN switches.

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What is Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches?

Cisco offers the Catalyst 6800 series of campus LAN switches.

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Cisco offers the Catalyst 6800 series of campus LAN switches.

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The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Government Administration industry.

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Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The Catalyst 6800 switch is ideal to build a performing network backbone as this switch can provide the required performance and ports typically required by large campus networks. I have worked with the 6807 model which can be configured with dual supervisor modules increase system availability in event of a supervisor card failure. It also offers the Virtual Switching System (VSS) capability where two 6800 switches can be configured to be seen as a single switch. The 6807 chassis module can scale to 4 power supplies allowing you to expand the 6807 switch as the environment grows.
Steven Tom | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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These are well suited for normal network traffic throughout a campus. They can handle the bigger workloads but can also be used for medium-sized ones as well. We have about 20 switches and routers hooked into it, as well as around 300 end-user devices that all aggregate at these switches and have never had any issues. I don't think they would be appropriate for the smaller scale business with fewer than 100 end-user devices
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Catalyst [6800 Series] Switches provide good selection of models with various port densities and capabilities. We use Catalyst switches in most location in various functional setups. Chassis switches in Data Centers, stacks of multiple switches at many locations within campus, 24-48 port models at larger branches for routing and switching.
Score 10 out of 10
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This is an easy one. Someone looking at this category of switches is obviously going to have heard of Cisco already. And if they're looking in this tier then they already know the costs. Past that, what you can expect is a super product that is stable and a great support team to back it up.
Score 10 out of 10
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Besides maybe hardware costs and licensing prices, there's not a whole lot of reasons to go with others. Would recommend it to anyone who needs a large centralized switch, as their main backbone to the network and connects fiber switches off that. Unless the business doesn't need a switch this size, this is the first one you should consider.
Score 9 out of 10
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It would be easy to recommend almost any product made by Cisco if you're in the market for something. Besides their security cameras and home tier hardware, they make among the best. The [Cisco Catalyst] 6800 Series Switches are no exception and we have recommended them many times over to our colleagues and local entities.
Score 10 out of 10
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Well suited where stability is more important than graphical interfaces. It is less appropriate when personnel is not well trained or at least network understanding is not clear since it lacks an easy to use graphic interface. The configuration mode does not help novice users.
Tim Lillis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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These are excellent in a large environment that does not have a nice central software to roll out firmware automatically. With the 6880 paired with the 6800ia switches, you can configure all the ports centrally from the MDF switch. Not a good place would be an environment that already has a large-scale rollout of 2960x switches with Prime for management.
March 07, 2017

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Ivan Tushev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The Catalyst family can be adopted to serve in almost any scenario required by small/medium businesses. We are using it in the office; we are using it in our CATV IP platform. We are using it at the backbone. Well, anyone would agree that using a Catalyst switch as a BGPv4 router is not the greatest idea, but hey - if you are not running the full prefix table, I don't see why not.