Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

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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?

Cisco offers the Catalyst 9200 series of campus LAN switches.

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What is Cisco Nexus Series Switches?

Cisco Nexus is a series of network switches.

What is Ruckus ICX Switches?

Ruckus acquired the ICX series of campus switches, and in turn Ruckus was acquired by ARRIS in December 2017.

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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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Cisco offers the Catalyst 9200 series of campus LAN switches.

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches, and Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches are common alternatives for Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches.

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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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
David Peck | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Diana Alvarado | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Rubén Darío Hiciano Cabreja | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
June 04, 2021

Just a switch!

Score 7 out of 10
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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.
Wien Dai | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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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
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 7 out of 10
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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.
Score 7 out of 10
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[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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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
December 10, 2020

Cisco 9200's FTW

Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Simon Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.