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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Mst Rahima Khatun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Stability, uptime, and the way Catalyst implements VLANs are straightforward, which I appreciate.
  • Depending on the cabling requirements of the devices, different modules can connect them. Modules for the Catalyst 9300 series switches offer impressive flexibility.
  • This is priceless because it makes setup and operation so simple. It works with the DNA center for automation and dependability.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • We got these primarily to drive a wireless overhaul initiative and wished to take advantage of the 1Gbps+ speed interfaces that the 9300s can provide. The wireless throughput in the areas these are deployed are substantially faster owing to the added bandwidth.
  • Provided the power stays on, these switches just work. Uptime and maintaining SLA has not been a problem for us!
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Reliable, effective switching. You set it up, and it just works.
  • High uptime. We've never had a 9300 go down. Not once. We've had individual PSU's die, but they are all interconnected, so one or two failed PSU's in our typical stack per floor (6x 9300-48P's), really has no impact.
  • Timely firmware updates. Cisco updates firmware in a timely fashion. You pay for it, certainly, but expedient firmware updates, especially when dealing with vulnerability mitigation, is absolutely critical for an Enterprise-grade switch.
Alejandro Araya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • I like the way Catalyst implements VLANs; very easy and straightforward.
  • The flexibility of the modules that can be added to the Catalyst switches of the 9300, 9500 (line cards) and 3850 series is impressive. These switches are capable of speeds of 10/25/40/100 GB, which means that instead of replacing a switch, simply update the module. This has saved and helped us tens of thousands of times in recent years.
  • The reliability and great technical support substantially cut down on the amount of attention these switches require. Often we find our selves forgetting the switches are even there because they "just work". Dependability like that is in my opinion priceless.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • The Clock Signal Component Issue had a negative impact on our ROI. However this was mainly an issue with our Cisco routers and firewalls.
  • The Catalyst 3850 had some issues with keeping persistent OID values. E.g. we were monitoring the power supply status on a 3850 stack, but the targeted OID values kept changing every time the stack was reloaded. There was no fix addressing this issue.
  • We had a container on a remote site where the AC had failed. The temperature went above 70 degrees Celsius and the equipment managed to still switch packages. Which was quite impressive, although the expected lifespand of the switches may have been reduced due to internal components overheating.
Score 6 out of 10
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  • The list price of the switch is almost equivalent to the cost for the previous Catalyst Switch models, which is good for the business financial plan.
  • The dedicated management switch port is much easier for out-of-band management purposes.
  • Catalyst 9300 is not compatible with the old switch model, which is a bit challenging for migration in some situations.