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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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Cisco is king!

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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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Yes, Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches can be managed via Catalyst Center, formerly known as DNA Center. Catalyst Center can easily manage Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches and help in automating tasks.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Yes we benefited with the capabilities with Manageability, as all these Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are monitored and managed from Catalyst Center. Which made us less man time effort on any maintenances.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Yes, there has been a scenario where we had to upgrade our uplinks from 10Gb to 25Gb, with the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches having modular flexibility, we were able to do it quite easily within a change window.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use DNA center to manage them, but also the good old CLI is handy sometimes. We are also running some custom scripts provided by our partner in the docker container to manage silent hosts.
December 27, 2023

Cisco is king!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have not leveraged any of the different SDM templates. The access template has served fine in my environment. We have leveraged the customization based on the model purchased. For example needing a switch with multigigabit ports and a switch without the requirement of PoE. From a management standpoint, utilizing SNMP and tools for config change management are based on SSH user accounts.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We're also going towards the cloud management of all of our appliances and devices, we're also going in that direction where we would like to maximize the use of WIFI and reduce the wired LAN. That is actually a big cost for a site establishment. So we're reducing that with the help of Cisco's 9166 for example, the apps. So this kind of advancement and this kind of feature not only reduces the infrastructure costs but also looks into the FTE or full-time employees. So we use those analytical features that allow us to quickly fix something which we might use multiple resources to fix it. So I think that these are the kind of advantages we are taking out from there.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The use of APIs on the DNAC to run information from the switches itself helps organisations to automate repetitive procedures, simplify workflows, and integrate network administration into wider IT processes. As we are using policy-based automation to define and enforce network policies which helps and simplifies network management by ensuring consistent configurations and adherence to security and compliance policies.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
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