Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

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Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

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January 08, 2019
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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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  • High-availability options i.e. redundant fans, power supplies and supervisor modules.
  • Flexible line card options.
  • High-performance.
  • Offers up to 11.4 Tb/s VSS capability.
  • Modular switch with various slot options.
  • Cisco no longer offers the WISM module and you need to use a wireless controller.
  • The ACE module is no longer available for this product.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Full routing functionality.
  • Ability to accommodate multiple kind of expansion cards.
  • Support for legacy components.
  • Ability to support multiple generation Supervisors.
  • 6800 line could have chassis supporting more slots.
  • More flexible port mix on 9200 switches.
  • Always desired simpler licensing.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • In general Cisco Catalyst Switches are a nice piece of kit both in hardware and software.
  • You can keep these guys running for years without nary a reboot necessary.
  • Even if you have to reboot you have multiple fail overs and redundancies.
  • In a perfect work all bugs will be gone, but until then, even these guys have some.
  • If we could get a better system for firmware updates that would be super.
  • Faster access to support without going through the TAC call process.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Industry standard for security.
  • Hardware is always nicely built and sturdy.
  • Software updates are regular and fixes bugs fast.
  • Less complexity for non-Cisco users.
  • More accessories included vs having to buy.
  • Less proprietary hardware for ease of replacements.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Well made hardware
  • Great back plain and interconnects
  • Top notch support from Cisco TAC
  • Cost - Cisco is a top tier company and commands top tier prices
  • Confusing licensing even with "Smart" licensing
  • Large footprint for your server room
November 22, 2019

Fast and Convergent

Score 9 out of 10
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  • Performance increase
  • They offer higher line card capacity.
  • They updated the technology platform.
  • The 6509E and 4507E switches were replaced.
  • The support of recent technical characteristics.
  • In the core in Enterprise Solutions
  • In the data center
  • In layered distribution
Score 10 out of 10
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  • A high-performance platform.
  • A new and improved version of the resilient cat6500 series.
  • Highly adaptable for meeting today's ever-changing business demands.
  • Hitless patching.
  • Less susceptible to vulnerabilities.
  • DNA center integration.
Bryan Valverde Piedra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Access switches
  • Colapse Core switch
  • Many redundancy functions, depending on the model, there are stacks, VSS, even working separately provide L3 redundancy with HSRP for example
  • Maybe interference speed, the highest I have seen is 10Gbps. Nexus is working in 40 Gbps and even 100 Gbps
Greg Fuller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Command line configuration is very easy to mass deploy config changes and base configurations.
  • 1x authentication
  • Segmentation
  • All bugs publically available and not hidden behind Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for "internal" bug id
  • Longevity of recent IOS software releases
  • Adding new features to older stable tested trusted software code
Tim Lillis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Centrally managed configuration and IOS via the attached 6880 catalyst pair.
  • POE+ support for newer Access Points and speaker requirements
  • Firmware rollout is very smooth and simple using upgrades to the 6880 "core"
  • There are some known bugs that cause interface errors and are listed as "cosmetic" and they do not plan to address them. This makes troubleshooting very difficult to determine what are real errors and what are cosmetic.
  • We have had a few batches that get stuck in random reboots.
  • Cisco foolishly has discontinued R&D for this line of Catalyst when they were finally showing some innovation that set them apart from other vendors.
March 07, 2017

CISCO Catalyst Series

Ivan Tushev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Fast switching.
  • Rapid Spanning Tree.
  • MVR - Multicast Vlan Registration.
  • More comprehensive statistics and debuging tools in the IGMP and IGMP snooping area.
  • Better ways to apply logging filters (messages you want to ommit being logged in the system) - based on regex.