Catalyst 6800 Then and Now
Updated December 30, 2019

Catalyst 6800 Then and Now

Girgis Hady | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

We are using Cisco Catalyst 6800 switches as our campus core switch, with 2 boxes running VSS to handle all routing between different subnets. The core switch is also responsible for the DHCP, VTP, and gateways for all VLANs.
  • High available
  • Powerfully processing
  • High density of ports
  • Consume a lot of power
  • Introduce a huge amount of heat
  • Take a long time to reload
  • Decreases downtime
  • No bottleneck in a network
No, we are not using any automation capability with Cisco Catalyst 6800 switches due to less knowledge and lack of time.
We are using the simple management way for any switch which is the CLI management using an SSH IT console. Hopefully we can use more advanced management tools in the future.
When 9500 switches were introduced, it gave us more processing power, more reliability and more features than Cisco Catalyst 6800. It's even ready for DNA implementation.
It works well when implementing it as a core or aggregation switch. It's also well suited when we need good processing power and a high density of ports.