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.

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) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Dan Kelcher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The hardware options were probably the main benefit. The port speed options, uplinks, etc. It makes it easy to tailor the configuration to the needs of each site.
Score 8 out of 10
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We only use the basic features of the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches. We use the dedicated management port for general management functionality. We really just need the switches to be stable, easy to manage, and secure, providing dense, cost-effective, and operationally efficient connectivity.
January 24, 2022

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Zaid Zeitoun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The 9300 can be managed via gui, telnet, ssh, console, or through other platforms like Cisco prime infrastructure or DNA-Center. The DNA-C and PI integrations allows you to do operations in bulk like software upgrades, backup configurations, etc
Mst Rahima Khatun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We haven't made any changes to the switches, but we will be using DNA Center's new management tools. For the time being, we're still using the basic functionality, but we're excited about the newer, more advanced features that are on the way. To automate and control switches, we used DNA servers in explanation environments.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches in the same way that we used its predecessor, the Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches. I know that you can do some additional manageability via Cisco DNA Center which we are currently not using.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Managing the switches is very simple and done exclusively through SSH (We use Putty). Our network team was able to get setup our multi-floor network very easily, and once the first floor was built, adding the next three was very simple, once the framework was in place. Our network team loves them, and so does the rest of IT. We have a small team, and these switches are easy to manage.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use some of the advanced customization and manageability. We use it to add our own vlans for each port and to route traffic between networks. We do not customize any user interface or anything like that though. We also use different SNMP traps and monitor the netflow usage on them.
Score 9 out of 10
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We have utilized DNA Center to take advantage of the new cutting-edge features available in the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches: enhanced mobility and wireless integration, management, and monitoring of the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches, standardization of firmware and policies across the organization, PoE enhancements for integration with building management, and easy onboarding of new devices. This has saved us a ton of effort and cost in management.
Score 9 out of 10
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Similar to the deployment benefits the advanced customization and manageability, they have some complexity to set up and we have not decided to implement at this time. We will look into it in the near future.
Alejandro Araya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Esperamos aprovechar al máximo la capacidad de administración de los switches Catalyst 9300, durante 2019 cuando implementemos nuestro centro de ADN. Esto mejorará en gran medida nuestras capacidades de gestión central y orquestación. Hasta entonces, seguimos administrando nuestra infraestructura de la manera tradicional, que puede ser bastante tediosa y lenta.
Score 8 out of 10
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We expect to take full advantage of the manageability of the Catalyst 9300 switches, during 2019 when we implement our DNA center. This will greatly improve our central management and orchestration capabilities. Until then we're still managing our infrastructure the good old way, which can be quite tedious and time consuming.
Score 6 out of 10
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As stated previously, we are still in early stage. But we have purchased 70 Catalyst 9300 switches to replace the existing. However, we will deploy them in legacy mode. Therefore, I do not have much comments on this, but through the lab testing and the proof of concept project, we will eventually enable these advanced features into the production environment when the time comes.
Score 8 out of 10
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We are planning to use DNA functionality. We have purchased the product and started to integrate these 9300 catalyst switches to the DNA center so that we can start managing them through that. We would like to leverage the DNA tools to troubleshoot network level issues and get to the root cause analysis as soon as possible to meet the SLA expectation of the customer.
Christoph Neulinger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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In way of customization, what changed between the old and the new Cisco office LAN switches for us is that we no longer have uplink port on all members of a stack but only on two of the stack switches. Before, we only used the uplink of two of the stack switches but had unused uplink ports on all of the other stack members.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Perpetual POE - keeps phones and APs powered up while the switch reboots (such as for an upgrade).
  • High/Low priority POE ports - specifying which ports to maintain during limited power losses.
  • Stacking - improved functions. For example, so long as one switch is fully up and in control, the ports of other stack switches will come online BEFORE those other switches even finish booting.
Score 10 out of 10
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Our sites are a very mixed environment. Offices, manufacturing sites, laboratories and each of them rely on the network in a different way. Thanks to Cisco Catalyst Switches we can have a single OS and few platforms to achieve very different results and support modern and legacy devices.