Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

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Just a switch!

7 out of 10
June 04, 2021
This switch is being used at the homes in our campus, each home gets a switch that is directly uplinked to an aggregator. They are …
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What is Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches?

The Cisco Catalyst family of switches includes enterprise LAN access, distribution, and core switches. The vendor says the switches are designed for an entirely new era of intent-based networking, deliver stellar performance and functionality, and prepares a network for the future with breakthrough innovations for security, mobility, IoT, and the cloud.

Cisco Catalyst switches offer advanced security capabilities, scale for IoT, and cloud readiness.

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What is Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches?

Cisco offers the Catalyst 9200 series of campus LAN switches.

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The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 9 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
Cisco Catalyst 9200 switches are used as access layer switches in our organization as they replace previous 2960X models. They are robust and performant devices that support all features needed at the access layer. We also benefit from their compatibility with the Digital Network Architecture solution as they are integrated into the Cisco DNA Center platform.
  • DHCP Snooping
  • ARP Inspection
  • Network Access Control
  • SNMPv3
  • Traffic counters
The typical scenario in which Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are well suited is an access-layer usage. They support all the needed features to ensure fast connectivity as well as enhanced security for end-users/end-points. I think that they would not be suited in a backbone layer or WAN layer scenario as there are other series that would be more relevant.
In a large-scale environment that operates dozens of network switches, automation can make the difference. This allows a tailored template to be massively deployed on every new switch as well as on every switch that needs to be replaced; whether a standalone or a stack member. Once out of the box, a brand new device can be implemented both easily and quickly, which is a key factor for the exploitation phase of a network.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 2960 X/XR Series
  • Catalyst 3850 Series
  • Catalyst 9300 Series
  • Catalyst 9500 Series
For user connectivity but this product lack OK connectivity and routing support to be implemented in front of a provider device for small sites. So we're generally deploying this kind of device on big sites behind devices that have better l3 / routing support for our users specifically. This device is robust and doesn't show any RMA-specific issues.
  • Vlan management
  • User connectivity
  • Vtp deployment
  • Routing
  • Connectitiy bandwidth capacity
  • Management
Well like I said they're well suited for user connectivity rather than being used for infrastructure middle switch or provider edge due to the lack of routing capacity support. Moreover, they lack bandwidth capacity but they are good suites for user connectivity, we use them generally in this scenario at user edge.
Well for sure we can manage them easily with prime for automation and other tools. They are good choices also to connect users and also servers.
David Peck | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
The Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switch is our current access control layer device in the network, replacing the previous 2960X series catalyst switches. These switches allow us to provide physical connectivity to end-users and devices like wireless access points, end-user PCs, and printers. While allowing us to provide that access in a controlled manner by doing things like DHCP snooping, and storm-control.
  • High availability, the only down time is during maintenance.
  • Feature set, they do all the things we need in an access layer device.
  • Expandability, you can stack multiple switches together.
  • As with a lot of Cisco gear, price is always an area that could improve.
  • Initial power on time, a typical stack can take five minutes to power up.
  • More flexibility regarding network modules would be welcome.
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.
We automate a great number of things in the network. Access layer switching (of which these switches are a part) is an area where we derive quite a bit of benefit due to automation. With hundreds of switches in the network that might require a change, you have to automate or you will find yourself with crazy amounts of manual work. We don't use them in any kind of virtualization, so I can't comment on that feature set.
Diana Alvarado | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 2960-L Series
  • Catalyst 9200 Series
  • Catalyst 9300 Series
  • Catalyst 9500 Series
The organization of effective and stable speed networking around the entire business department is excellent and the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches' easy components settings are amazing. The multiple servers performance management and the multiple data modeling operations management across the secure company network which is managed through Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are easy and secure.
  • Scanning functions are excellent.
  • Server capability management ability.
  • Secure and speed network channels.
  • Like the components configuration on the first time.
  • Modeling networks for large projects.
  • Ability to monitor multiple servers performance needs upgrading.
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.
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches offer the best capable networks and the functionalities are very stable to provide security through multiple distributed network channels which are delivering effective data and other business information across various departments. Scalability is perfect and through Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches it is very simple to automate several data processing operations to save time and project cost.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are reliable and robust switches that provide many features required in modern network environments. With CISCO DNA solution, 9200's capabilities are extended to a higher level. These features are selectable on 2 license models as essential and advantage. Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are selectable as anyone needs and have in different port density categories.
  • Reliability
  • Robust
  • Secured
  • Extended
  • New PoE standards
  • Price
  • 10G adoptions.
Cisco Catalyst 9200S Series Switches is well suited for access level network deployments and extendable for many features such as 802.1x and etc. Anyone can utilize this as a dynamic switch with cisco ISE and use it in different dynamic scenarios with great customizability. Better to not use this switch for the core or data center consolidation level.
With new APIs and OS capabilities, Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches give great automation features which are useful for automation developers. Also, the Cisco DNA center provides simplified automation, provisioning, and dynamic controlling. This gives reduced administration overhead and accuracy of tasks. Day-to-day functions is easier with inbuilt GUI and monitoring features.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
In our datacenter approximately one year ago, some Cisco 9200 switches were installed in the distribution and core and we interconnected to other access switches by fiber-optic and SFP+ connector. We create data, voice, and guest VLANs to segment the network and prevent broadcast and malicious external threats. The switch is perfect with great throughput, POE+ ports, fully CLI, and web management. Added additional 10G SFP+ port models for uplink with other access switches.
  • Additional modules containing 10G SFP+ ports.
  • Support QOS, VLANS, MSTP, layer 3 routing protocols.
  • Silent.
  • Redundant energy power supplies.
  • 16,000 MAC addresses.
  • Models with POE.
  • It could have a lower price and similar like the 2960S and 2960X.
  • Official training is expensive.
We are more secure and relaxed about the LAN network after we installed the Cisco 9200. For us, the topology in the Core of the network is enough to support our demand and the number of existing users. Through the CLI we created the data, voice, and guest trunk VLANs and created a portal authentication system integrated with Cisco ISE. Cisco's Smartnet support system is highly efficient for firmware updates and talking to engineers about topology, configurations, and questions.
The company has benefited well from Cisco's switch management and security capabilities. Stacking reduces complexity because it allows the stack to be managed with a single IP. For those of us who don't have management software, it's very optimizable.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
The experience has been amazing and very positive with the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series. It is very versatile and can be used in all network topologies due to its good performance, technical characteristics redundancies, and layer 2 and 3 routing. We configure some models of this switch in the building's racks together with the supplier's reseller for LAN network connectivity. of computers, and also the WLAN network with the connection of access points to provide wireless network access. This Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series switch is uplinked to the central rack and the other racks in the building using 10G SFP+ ports and using Cisco transceivers.
  • Allows the insertion of external modules with options for an additional 25G and 40G network ports, ideal for uplink and connectivity to servers and storage.
  • POE+ and FastPOE on all access ports.
  • All layer 2 functionality and vlans.
  • All Layer 3 networking functionality.
  • Plug and Play.
  • It has no BGP routing.
  • Do not stack more than 8 units.
As an IT professional, I recommend purchasing these Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series switches for new deployments and upgrading old switches. Cisco has one of the best CLI interfaces out there to create and configure all network and security rules in an easy and simplified way. And the durability of this type of hardware is excellent and there is hardly any more serious problem. I always recommend buying the part number option with POE+ ports so that the user dispenses with the use of a power supply on-site and spends even more energy for the office.
We didn't have virtualization benefits in this particular model.
Rubén Darío Hiciano Cabreja | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
Cisco Catalyst C9200(L) switches provide all the features most small and medium business require nowadays to ensure the stability and safety of their network.
We support all kinds of IoT devices with their generous 700+ watts of PoE+ power that ensure support for most power hungry devices.
Also, the DNA essential and advanced licensing modes ensure we have the right software features for our business such as DNA spaces.
  • Power IoT devices with PoE+ support on all ports
  • Report health status of network continuously
  • Provide detailed information of network usage and connected devices
  • Help troubleshoot network problems in a easy way
  • Selecting a Licensing model should be simpler for users
  • Having different SKUs for licensing levels (Essential Vs Advanced SKUS), when it's the same hardware after all
Cisco Catalyst 9200 switches are suited for most nowadays escenarios and SMB needs.

They provide enough PoE to power IP cameras, LED lights, door locks, sensors, WiFi radios that are common in most work/office spaces these days. Cisco Catalyst 9200 also support gigabit and multi-gigabit connections that ensure networks will support technologies like WiFi 6, which requiere higher bandwidth.

They are less suited for Core applications such as Datacenter.
Automation is one of the greatest advantages of Cisco Catalyst 9200 switches. It helps IT departments with day to day chores that used to consume a lot of time before. Thus, liberating time and space for more critical tasks to be realized with less effort from them.
The analytics provided by the Cisco Catalyst 9200 switches are more helpful than ever and compete with those third party tools that requiere complex configuration plus additional software and licenses.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
At headquarters in our city, we deployed the following Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches, models with 24 and 48 POE ports, C9200-24P, and C9200-48P. These switches are replacing the older 2960S models that are at end of life. These are switches that are classified in our access and distribution topology. The Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches is connected to the Cisco Catalyst 3850 Core Switch. We have models with POE capability to power telephone handsets and access points that are also from Cisco.
  • 24 and 48 port manageable models with high capacity and performance.
  • Layer 3 routing with EIGRP, OSPF, ISIS, RIP, and static routing protocols.
  • Internal redundant power supply and fans.
  • Integrates with Cisco ISE and DNA.
  • It is not suitable for smaller scenarios as it has a higher price.
  • Smartnet 24x7 is much more expensive than Smartnet 8x5.
Integration and centralized management with Cisco DNA software is simplified and keeps all installed Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches controlled and managed from a graphical dashboard, alerts and notifications, and unified management. The Cisco 9200 Series Switches is very performant with high processing power and throughput of 160Gbps and stacking of several units in the access racks. We created different security rules with VLANs in order to segment the network, reduce broadcast, and improve logical security.
Virtualization integration features have not been enabled on these models. These switches are stacked when there is more than one unit in the rack and linked to the main rack. These switches have power-saving features.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
Well, this family of switches is the "least expensive" of Cisco's Catalyst series. The truth is that it perfectly fulfills the functions for which it has been designed. As an access switch, it is perfect for the implementation of our customers' networks. These access switches serve us to connect the end devices in our networks. They have everything necessary to work since the versions that include PoE make it quite easy to connect Access points or IP phones.
  • End Device Connection
  • CLI Management
  • Switching capacity and visibility of events in the logs
  • vlan management
  • I can't find any point where this family of switches needs improvement.
  • in case of needing higher performance or specific characteristics, the superior families such as the 9300 or 9400 can be used
I recommend it because it perfectly meets the needs of an access layer in almost any LAN network. Administration and configuration are quite simple and even more so if DNA Center is used. Perhaps one point against these switches is the delivery times by the manufacturer. But that is an issue that is affecting various industries globally due to other circumstances.
For our customers, the implementation of this family of switches in conjunction with DNA Center has been very useful. Because of the analytics, it provides and, above all, the automation in the configurations make the work of network administrators much easier. In this way, it is not necessary to configure each switch one by one using the console.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
We have been using Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series switches in our distribution and access scenario at one of our company offices. The building has five floors with various environments and on each floor, we installed a switch of this model for the connectivity of computers and PoE access points. Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series has very good hardware with 1Gbps ports on the downlink for the devices and 4 10Gbps ports on the uplink to connect over fiber to the datacenter. The switches are manageable, have POE ports, low power consumption, and Layer 2 and Layer 3 networking capabilities. So far, it has been meeting our expectations.
  • Switch with Layer 2 capabilities.
  • Switch with Layer 3 capabilities and OSPF, EIGRP, and RIPv2 static and dynamic routing.
  • Vlans and routing.
  • Netflow network monitoring.
  • Can be used as a distribution and access switch.
  • Cisco Smartnet.
  • Uplink module option with two 40G ports.
  • I can't see technical problems.
  • The configuration manual can be more detailed.
We have several Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series [Switches] models, some with 24 and 48 1gbps ports and POE connectivity and 10G uplinks, and can be used in all access scenarios, but also distribution and core in smaller enterprises. The most interesting thing is that there are uplink modules with 40G ports to be used in larger networks that have a lot of traffic. The reliability of Cisco products is very high because they are highly durable and have great performance and differentiated support.
Our Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series switches have the great processing power, network connectivity, and security. It has a great processor, memory and allows even advanced dynamic routing such as OSPF and EIGRP. It allowed us to segment the network into VLANs and control traffic by department sectors. We use QoS resources to create traffic prioritization rules and voice and video handling that are sensitive.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 2960 X/XR Series
  • Catalyst 9200 Series
The company uses Cisco Catalyst 9200 [Series] Switches to provide connectivity to the different devices and peripherals within the network. For endpoints such as phones with PoE functionality, they can power the phones, which is very practical since a power outlet and electrical wiring are eliminated. Additionally, all the power offered by the hardware of the [Cisco] Catalyst 9200 [Series] Switches is an access layer in the network.
  • Power over ethernet
  • Stackwise technology
  • Redundancy in hardware
  • Subscription licensing scheme
  • Uplinks ports
  • Cost
I think the [Cisco] Catalyst 9200 [Series] Switches can apply in any business scenario, be it retail, hospitality, financial, education, etc. The only scenarios that may not apply are for the part of an industry where more specific protocols are required for the operation and are exposed to extreme weather conditions.
The company has not yet experimented with the automation and analytical parts of Cisco Catalyst 9200 [Series] Switches. However, in the future, it is planned to take full advantage of the use of DNA Center to have the visibility of the LAN network equipment and thus be able to have more proactive monitoring of the network.
June 04, 2021

Just a switch!

Score 7 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
This switch is being used at the homes in our campus, each home gets a switch that is directly uplinked to an aggregator. They are uplinked via fiber cable with 1Gbps. Each house has a set of VLANs to support the services we provide to each home. some of the devices are PoE.
  • Provide robust connectivity
  • Visibility
  • PoE
  • Automation
  • Alarms
  • Hardware ASIC
  • PoE
  • Memory
  • Features
Well suited:
  1. Power supply replacement
  2. Vendor support
  3. Manageability
  4. Integration with Cisco suites
Less appropriate:
  1. PoE++ or UPoE on couple of ports
  2. mGig
  3. ASIC to support device sensor
  4. PVLANs
Those are somehow needed for future-proofing when connecting devices that may support power requirements of more than 30W. Also, the device sensor acts as an APM when configured which would allow user application performance before issues are reported. The PVLAN is a feature that is necessary to segregate clients when they reside on one subnet enhancing security.
We are using macros in autoSmart port feature to configure the clients on their respective VLAN, this is a handy feature though old but gets the job done, especially that Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches runs the latest updated AutoSmart port. On the other hand, for virtualization the device sensor feature is not supported hence we lack the per-user experience.
Wien Dai | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
We are replacing our Catalyst 3650 switches with 9200 series. These switches are used as access layer switches. They connect endpoints to the network, such as computer desktops, laptops, POS terminals and etc.

In general, my experience with 9200 series is they are lighter, reliable and same difficult level to configure.
  • Smaller size and less weight
  • Has new DNA feature
  • Layer 3 routing included by default
  • Not more expensive than 3650 series.
  • DNA license is a subscription license, not perpetual. You have to pay for using it every year.
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are one the best switches in the world. They are suitable for the environment from medium networks to large enterprise networks with complicated network design and segments. They are the working horses of network gear. We rarely have Cisco switches going bad.

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are suitable for monitoring and troubleshooting. They are compatible with many monitoring software such as Solarwinds. Even though Cisco CLI is not the most convenient tool to do the troubleshooting, it provides powerful troubleshooting capability.

The Catalyst switches are secure. There are different levels of user accesses and ACLs to ensure proper access security. SSH connection provides administrators secure remote access.
We haven't benefited from automation yet. However, we are using configuration tools to deploy configuration changes.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
We rolled out new Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches to all of our closets within the building--22 of them. This gives us ample speed, and the PoE is great for the IP phone system.
  • Switch
  • Speed of backbone
  • Reliabilty--configure them and never touch them again
  • Ease of use--configuring these is a breeze
  • Price is a little steep
  • Not particularly fond of the inability to resell equipment when upgrading
  • Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches do not allow BGP, which is a real bummer
I find that all Cisco switches to be extremely well made (albeit in China) and reliable. We went from Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Switches to Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches, and we ran the 3750s for 10 years. In that time I think I replaced four out of 22.
Not really using them for that--we use them as closet switches.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
The Catalyst 9200 switches have been purchased for the access layer to be installed in cabinets around the organisation to provide access for desktops, printers, and wireless access points. As such they are being used by most parts of the business, not that any of them would know that.
  • Latest generation hardware so capable of high speeds (25G and beyond)
  • Designed with new technologies like SD-Access in mind
  • Programmable to enable automated deployments
  • Many different models mean you need to know all your use cases in advance
They have been a good reliable switch so far, from a trusted vendor. The ability to configure them with a python script has made the deployment time much quicker, and the fact they are not very deep means we can fit them in more of the older, smaller, cabinet spaces
It has taken a bit of time to get familiar with python, but now that our team has that confidence we have created a standard template that can be deployed easily. This will hence save time overall as we need to replace around 100 older 2960 series switches
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
We use our Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches as an inexpensive way to provide layer 2 connectivity at our DMZ and outside edge.
  • Easy to set up
  • Rock-solid reliability
  • Cost-conscious for Enterprise
  • Licensing setup in 16.12.x code is unnecessarily complex
  • Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches forces you to purchase Essentials or Advantage licensing for initial order
Great for DMZ or outside edge, management switch that needs to be mostly copper, or any other layer 2 application where cost is more important than flexibility and features. Arguably less useful in the datacenter, given the division between DNA (Catalyst/branch) and ACI (Nexus/Datacenter), but again, if cost is a primary factor, then it's a great way to go. Also no higher end features found in the Nexus line, such as VPC.
We have not taken advantage of the DNA functionality that enables the ability for more automation, scale, virtualization, analytics, etc. Perhaps for an organization where there is a lot of need for such scale or functionality, it could be useful, but for our relatively small IT organization and few projects, it's not necessary.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
We use Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches for our LAN segments in connecting our endpoints with our enterprise networks, both local and wide area. They provide us the redundancy and scalability in having multiple segments in each of our locations to be able cross function. Being able to grow or stack and standardize on hardware and firmware platforms for management is crucial for our success.
  • Being able to provide scalability
  • Redundancy to prevent outages
  • Standardization to minimize administration costs and time
  • Cost and licensing
  • Technical support assistance
Industry standard network equipment that 80% of the high tech market uses for infrastructure needs and operations.
We employ over 5,000 devices in our enterprise and use numerous tools and automation for administration, configurations, deployment, and remediation. We also use a few tools to manage, monitor, and expand uses within our environment.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
The Cisco 9200 series LAN switches are being used as edge network devices. The Cisco 9k series is their latest and greatest with high switching power and a good feature set. The switches are well made and come with good support. With Cisco there is always great TAC assistance if required.
  • Performance
  • Support
  • Features
  • Documentation
  • Mandatory DNA requirement
  • Smartnet pricing
  • DNA license requirement
Companies who have a Cisco standard will be fans of this series of LAN switches. The switches are feature rich and provide the backing from the leader in this segment. Customers who do not use DNA will find the mandatory licensing expensive and unnecessary, this may drive these users to look at products from other leading providers such as HPE.
The features such as virtualization, automation, analytics are not utilized in our scenario. We do not have the scale or use for these solutions. Even though there is no forseeable future use of these items, we had to purchase the DNA license as it is mandatory. Unnecessary in our view that we had to be pushed to purchasing this license.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
We began deploying Catalyst 9200 switching platform as Access Layer switching in our regional offices of various sizes (50-150 users) and smaller branches with up to 20 users. They are used in L2 and L3 configurations to support user's connectivity to corporate network.
  • Support high user density.
  • Provide multi-protocol support.
  • Depending on model, have support for various interface capacities.
  • Number of models come with fixed port configuration.
  • Support for PoE uses various templates, depending on models used.
  • Limited stacking sizing.
[Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches] generally provide flexibility of sizing, but with some limitations.
Also, deployment needs to be carefully planned with careful selection of specific model #s.
Some higher end features require top licensing subscription.
As we currently don't have DNA infrastructure and support the platform from 3rd party NMS system, not all advanced virtualization and automation features are used.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 2960 X/XR Series
  • Catalyst 9200 Series
We use 2960XR and [Cisco Catalyst 9200] Series Switches on the access layer and never had any problems. Almost all access ports on switches are running Data and Voice vlans and we never had any STP/Trunking/Conflicts issues with the switches.
  • Enhanced STP Experience
  • Reliable all year long, no weird port issues or power issues all POE switches always perform
  • Advance routing features if you want to use switch as layer 3 devices
  • Price and smartnet support cost
  • License base works great. Might be a good idea to bundle more services. LANbase and IPbase can be concluded. (IMO)
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
We are using features such as bandwidth per stack (this can go up to 160 GBPS)
Flexible Netflow, Programmability (SD-Access & Model-Driven)
Policy-based automation (DNA)
December 10, 2020

Cisco 9200's FTW

Score 10 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
We are using our 9200's for multiple uses in our company. Different campuses use these switches for different purposes based on traffic load, availability, etc. In our main campus, we use our 9200's for lighter cases. Things like using the 9200's as a management switch, a switch for our printers and access points. Things that don't switch critical packets.
  • Reliability
  • DNA integration
  • Processing capabilities
  • Price
I really like the [Cisco Catalyst 9220 Series Switches] that Cisco released. I am very familiar with the Cisco catalyst 3850 that these new 9ks replaced. The webui (usually disabled) makes for ease of switch management and configuration. The ability to use these switches with DNA center is also great for production troubleshooting, configuration, assurance, and more.
We use our [Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches] with DNA for Assurance mainly. DNA can do more, and we will implement that later, but having the Assurance with our catalyst 9k's is excellent for our organization. We use the 9200's for a wide variety of uses, but being able to stack multiple 9200's together is an excellent feature.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
We migrated from a half decade old solution to the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series to update our closet switches. They brought with them a host of new features - PoE being one of the major ones. The older switches were running out of life and the new Cisco switches advanced our capabilities, bringing us current with modern trends.
  • Very easy to install and configure
  • The form factor was better than the previous models
  • I cannot think of anything that I would do better
The Cisco [Catalyst] 9200 [Series Switches] were a perfect fit for our closet spaces and I cannot think of a place that these would not work well. We have multiple floors that these control the network on and all of our L2/L3 needs were met. I would use these in most any business on the edge and would work well in a campus setting.
The simplification of the network configuration has helped us tremendously. We shifted from multiple vendors to the single Cisco model and the ability to manage just one platform has been increasingly helpful. The new analytics that we are able to gather from the units are years ahead of the old ones and make it a lot easier to identify issues.
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
We utilize the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches at our branch offices for network connectivity. They are used to provide general network connectivity along with WiFi, voice, and video services. They provide excellent performance for data, voice, and video services with full per port customization. For port density, we stack multiple Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches with the added benefit of increased switching bandwidth.
  • Each port is very customizable for any networking service or condition
  • Cisco uses the classic command line interface for switch management
  • Support for the major routing protocols used today
  • I am not sure where they could be improved. The switch has every option and is fully customizable.
  • Licensing can be expensive.
For medium to large businesses, the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are very well suited. They can be customized per port for any type of use. The switches provide support for all major routing protocols and have a huge amount of bandwidth for most applications.

For small business, the cost may be prohibitive and many of the features may not be needed. Licensing can be expensive and difficult to understand.
We are currently not using any switch automation or analytics. We do plan to utilize these features in the near future and believe the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches will be a great solution.
Simon Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer
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  • Catalyst 9200 Series
We use them on client sites at the access layer devices, primarily for user PCs, phones and normal peripherals such as wireless access points. As they support POE+ we can power devices such as the latest access points. They are stackable and I like the fact there are two different stack options depending on whether you choose the modular or 9200L versions.
  • Access layer
  • Redundant power
  • Support with the network essential license level
  • Being able to stack different models together
These devices are particularly well suited to be deployed at the access layer where we need high density, stackable devices. The backplane is big enough fo this use case and with a 10 GB uplink to the core provides sufficient bandwidth for end-user clients. These devices have enough POE to support a wide range of devices such as the latest access points.
These devices are definitely suited and built with the functionality for those companies that are beginning the software-defined journey. Although we are not using Cisco DNA Center currently it certainly makes sense to purchase these devices now so that we are ready to begin this journey. I do think that we are a couple of years away from this at the moment.