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Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Overview

What is Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches?

Cisco offers the Catalyst 9300 series of stackable LAN switches.

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8 out of 10
December 27, 2023
We utilize Cisco Catalyst throughout our network. This includes both access layer within our organization and to the core of the network. …
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Product Details

What is Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches?

The Catalyst 9300 Series is described by Cisco as the next generation of the industry's most widely deployed stackable switching platform, recognized as CRN's 2018 Overall Network Product of the Year. And for security, IoT, and the cloud, these switches form the foundation of Cisco Software-Defined Access, their enterprise architecture solution.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco offers the Catalyst 9300 series of stackable LAN switches.

HPE Networking Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches, and Ruckus ICX Switches are common alternatives for Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Amitpal Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Yes, these Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches can be managed by Catalyst Center, and that eased a lot of our manual efforts since all the tasks can be done via Catalyst Center. We can get telemetry data from Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Yes, we have been able to deploy Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches within the field for our customers and then add them to Cisco Catalyst Centre Center.
We have definitely seen the advantages of Centralized Management. Where we have a single pane of glass for simplified network monitoring and troubleshooting.
Features such as the Image repository where you can add device roles or tags to switches to define as Access, distribution or core to apply different sets of IOS images for each roles and different times. This is significant in the day to day operations of business to have this flexibility.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have benefited from automation. We are running SDA, so we can deploy a new switch with almost zero touch. Also we are able to make onboarding of devices easy, but also in a secure way. The access ports are running 802.1x and mab, and mab devices can we make different profiles on.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
My organization does focus a lot on the automation part of it. So we have recently implemented some automation into our network using third-party tools as well as what Cisco has to offer. So we are slowly migrating our networks into SD-WAN space where the devices are managed to be managed.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have operation centers, so anything that relates to the incident, we go through all of those features. Analytics provides us with quite inside stories and features from a management point of view, that's also being used quite heavily in my organization. That's useful.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are using the SDA solution where features such as TrustSec for identity-based segmentation and MACsec encryption used. By enhancing security, organizations can safeguard sensitive data and maintain the integrity of their network infrastructure. On top of it, we are running the TE agent which helps to provide more analytics and information of in and out traffic to sorted out the issue related from the LAN side. As we are using Cisco Catalyst Center (DNAC) to manage the solution, it simplifies the configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of network devices, contributing to streamlined operations and a more responsive IT environment.
August 26, 2023

Cisco Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We haven't used it too much. I know it integrates with DNA Center and the DNA Center has analytics. We haven't used that program as much as we would like to. And this product provides advanced customization and manageability.
Dan Kelcher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
The features exist, but for the most part, we didn't leverage them. We already had automation templates built for the 3850s, and those were easily updated to support the Catalyst 9300 Series Switches. The application hosting capabilities were used though. That saved a lot of headaches. We didn't need to provision VMs or deploy the hardware.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We do not use these automation, scale, or analytics features, as they require advanced licenses and we have no need to use them. We have dual deployments in two data centers and do not use them anywhere else; however, we may consider these or the 9200s for user-access switches when our 3850 switches go end-of-life.
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