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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
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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
Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are being used in our Enterprise network as Core and user switches. The catalyst platform is stable and robust. Stackwise technology helps in easy management of the switches. Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches can be onboarded to the Meraki Dashboard and can be managed from there. Thousand Eyes agents can be installed on the Catalyst, that helps businesses in getting in depth analysis of network paths and makes troubleshooting easy. Hardware comes with Dual power supply providing redundancy.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As a partner of Cisco, we use the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches every day. The switch not only looks beautiful, but also, not to mention, serious and reliable. Upgrading and configuring a switch is effortless. Functions such as ZTP make staging this switch easy, allowing us to prepare dozens of switches per day for our customers.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our organization has spread across 160 countries and recently placed catalyst EOS switches with Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches. Post the deployment, we would see 0 issues reported for switch getting hugged or port issue or any software related issue.

Support with DNAC made easier for deploying these switches with minimum work efforts!
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
They are being used as Access Layer switches, and due to the capability such as POE+ that they provide, we can connect a number of corporate and build management devices on the access layer switches, for example:

- We have stacks of 4-6 9300 switches around the campus
- Wired Cooperate devices connected, i.e. Workstations etc
- Wireless Access Points
- CCTV, and other Building Management Services
The Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches flexibility allows us to be able to technically achieve solutions that meet our business requirements to budget.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are deployed in the sites where the industry switch 3010 were deployed. We replaced those IE 3010 switches with these Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches to boost up the processing power and bandwidth to the uplink routers, which enabled us to provide better services to our customers using the services.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Cisco Catalyst 9330 Series Switches as access switches. We are using them with DNA Center, and SDA network. We are like the functions with VXLAN, micro segmentation. We are also using them as a Thousand Eyes device, so we can see how the connection to the internet is for a user at that location.
December 27, 2023

Cisco is king!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We utilize Cisco Catalyst throughout our network. This includes both access layer within our organization and to the core of the network. These are also used in our WAN network as we are an ISP that provides internet access. Utilizing a combination of: L3 routed ports, SVI/VLAN, and VRF.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
So I work in the enterprise space. So we have enterprise customers like the banks or the airlines who use our products. So we make sure that when we receive the requirements from the customers, we write them down, configure the devices, test them, and then send them over to customers to use.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
9300 Series Catalyst Switches, the access switches, deploy at small offices where clients basically patch into them and our switches connect to our routers, which in turn connect to the wide area network providers to ISP providers.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
So it allows us to connect all of those government departments and the multiple business units that they have. Also, we use this appliance in data centers, either in the data center, the space of the customer or customer, or our on-premises. So native cloud environment. We are also placing some of those devices up there.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Basically, the 9300s as with any standard switch, is used to connect endpoints to the network, but we've just migrated onto an SDX platform and the 9300 gives us the capability of being able to have programmability onboard with the software that allows us to be able to transition into an SDX network. So that will probably be the simplified version of how we use the 9300.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are using the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches on Access nodes for Cisco SDA solution. We are connecting various devices as end hosts with Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches from which we are powering network devices such as IP phones, cameras, or wireless access points without additional power sources. These devices are high end devices that support Cisco StackWise technology, allow for the creation of a highly reliable and redundant network by connecting multiple switches in a stack. In short we are using this in a SDA solution to provide a fabric solution with in LAN environment with high end throughput.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have a few models in different roles. In one case, it is a Core Router. In another case, it is Texas Switch. We were using multiple functionalities for let's say NPLS. We also tried some unworking functionalities where we had issues with it. I was exploring QOS fields in that case. We were using it for application hosting and so on. So it's depth involvement.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use them as edge switches primarily, although we do have a few situations where they're more at a distribution level, but mostly edge switches. They make good reliable edge switching solutions to connect end users to the rest of the network.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The 3650 and up allowed us to collapse our core and standardize our distribution on a single platform all of our needed internal routing and switching requisites are fulfilled by one platform. We were not able to do this affordably with any other switching platform.
Dan Kelcher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Access layer network connectivity - with UPoE and mGig to support new wireless devices and other high-needs tech. They can also run containerized applications on the switches. That makes it easy to deploy ThousandEyes agents throughout an environment without adding more hardware.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use our Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches to support connectivity from our partners on a dedicated layer-2 network that sits behind our firewalls in individual partner DMZs. We recently purchased a layer-3 license upgrade for them, if/when we need to migrate the network to layer 3, to locally terminate BGP sessions.
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