Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

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Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

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What is Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches?

Cisco offers the Catalyst 9300 series of stackable LAN switches.

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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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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.

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The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Dan Kelcher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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
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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.
Mst Rahima Khatun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Our company has used the basic features of the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series [Switches], but we'd like to learn more about them and expand their capabilities. For the Analytics component, only one controller is required. The Catalyst 9300's advanced features necessitate the use of a DNA server controller, which is time-consuming to set up. Because Layer 2 switches are mostly used to handle very small traffic volumes, they have a low return. The switches were chosen to allow for future expansion, although automation is still at its outset.
Score 10 out of 10
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At this point in time, our organization has not had the time to move into the realm of automation. It is something that we are interested in and we know that our current infrastructure running Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches can support. We hope to begin moving in this direction.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Creating the various purpose-specific VLAN's on each floor on the switch stacks is fairly straight-forward, and easy to expand to new floors. It makes scaling a very straight-forward affair, with nothing unpredictable. It also makes integrating these various VLAN's into our Palo Alto firewall's security zones very simple. Everything just works. ISE allows us to enforce user-level access as well, something which we certainly could not do on our aging HP ProCurve switches.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use these as the core of our virtual networks and it functions well as this. We are also able to use VLCs to be able to make everything redundant. It saves time because we can centrally manage them and copy paste the configs whenever we need to add more of these into the rack.
Score 9 out of 10
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Integration with DNAC gives you great visibility and security and makes it easy to manage entire sites and unify policy across the board. It also makes the management and upgrades of the appliance simple and easier to manage across large organizations. There is a significant improvement across the board from its predecessor, the 3850.
Score 9 out of 10
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These switches combined with Cisco DNA, Prime, and ISE can lead to some serious automation that can really simplify deployment long term; however, the initial setup would be very complex, time consuming, and require a great deal of expertise. We will not be implementing these initially. We do have Prime and ISE, which are key components, so we will be looking into this in the near future.
Alejandro Araya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Se han logrado muchos beneficios al incorporar los interruptores de las series 9300 o 9500. Hemos creado algunas API a través del mismo IOS, pero no lo hemos integrado con las soluciones más potentes (DNA Center, ISE y Stealthwatch). Los tenemos internamente y en el futuro cercano (enero de 2019) implementaremos una solución SDA completa. Una vez que esto se complete, me encantará ver cuánta automatización y otras características incluidas en este paquete se revelan.
Score 8 out of 10
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In our organization we're utilizing virtualization on Cisco's ENCS platform and the hypervisor platform is always accompanied by a Catalyst Switch stack, due to the limited number of physical interfaces on the ENCS hardware. We did however upgrade to the Catalyst 9300 due to its DNA center support, which we will implement next year.
Score 6 out of 10
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Automation is a pretty new technology. To be frank, most of the users including my company are still in the lab or proof of concept stage at this moment. It will take for a while for us to absorb and test how the product can do and then migrate into the production environment eventually. This will mean a whole infrastructure change and will also impact the business flow.
Score 9 out of 10
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So far our organization has only used the basic features of the Catalyst 9300 but have plans to implement more of their capabilities in the feature when we get more of them installed and become more comfortable using them. We are soon to use AAA and 802.1x and am looking forward to using DNA center to help automate their configurations.
Score 8 out of 10
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We have not started to use them yet, but we certainly like that these features have been added to the Catalyst products, and we plan to use them in the near future to automate some of our daily configuration tasks, etc. They are of great benifit to the network administrators and DevOps engineers.
Christoph Neulinger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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With the automation, we are just at the beginning, but the selection of the switches was done to have the option to increase the automation part on the office network for day 0 deployment, change and troubleshooting.
We don't use the possibilities that come with DNA at the moment as the cost for DNA is very high and the IT budget, unfortunately, is very limited. We see the potential and might migrate to a DNA solution later.