Hands Down Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches Are The Way To Go!
September 09, 2023

Hands Down Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches Are The Way To Go!

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

We use Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches for staff, faculty, and students to access network resources, VOIP, Web Conferencing, IP Cameras, Access Control, Printing, Security, and internet connectivity.

Pros

  • VLAN
  • ACL
  • Transmit and receive packets
  • Ease of use

Cons

  • Flash memory size
  • Boot time
  • Faster response when processing invalid command
  • Faculty, Staff, and Students are able to access resources without issue.
  • It provides internet access without any glitches.
  • Web conferences are smooth with no lag.
  • Video streaming in high def is not a problem.
  • POE Cams and Phones work great.
We have not had a chance to dive into the automation, virtualization, or analytics features yet.
I have only used Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches.

Do you think Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches again?

Yes

Great for VLANs, VOIP, IP Cameras, LAN Switching, ACLs, and more advanced features I have yet to explore.

Cisco Catalyst Addtional Questions

  • VLANs
  • POE Cameras and phones
  • ACLs
  • LAN Switching
  • Ease of Use
Easy to implement and upgrade the software.
Running firmware updates is very easy. Just follow directions and the firmware is updated within 30 min or less.
CDW and Cisco were very responsive and made sure I ordered only what I needed and got me the best pricing.
CDW and Cisco answer any questions or concerns and guide you in the right direction if they are unable to assist.

Using Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

2 - Infrastructure and Network
1 - Technical savvy individuals
  • VLAN
  • ACL
  • IP Cameras
  • Labs for students to access resources
  • Classrooms for lessons
  • Webinars and conferences
Affordable and easy to use.

Evaluating Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches and Competitors

I wouldn't change a thing. I am very happy with the results of the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches.

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches Implementation

Very easy to port configurations and deploy.
Change management was minimal
  • Stacking
  • Firmware upgrade
  • Memory available in flash

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches Training

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
We did not purchase Premium Support. We didn't have the need for it when we had Catalyst 2960 Switches and we believe the 9200 Series will deliver better expectations.
I had accidentally wiped a switch's firmware and support was able to guide me to restore the switch to a working state within 20 mins.
They are quick to respond and give you a sense that they want to help you.

Using Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Initial configuration
  • VLAN setup
  • Port segregation
  • ACLs
  • Stacking
  • Firmware upgrade if you never upgrade firmware before
I am a beginner and I was able to deploy 25 POE and Non-POE switches with ease.

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches Reliability

I was able to deploy the switches to 10 Labs in less than a week by myself.
Haven't had an issue with these switches yet.
Accessing resources is very fast. We were able to deploy computer images in half the time it would take with our old hardware.

Integrating Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

  • IP Cameras
  • Access Control
  • Phones
Very easy to implement with POE switches to power devices and get them online on separate VLANs to prevent unwanted access.
  • File import/export
  • Single Signon

Relationship with Cisco

Pricing and basic support.
Build a good relationship and be sure they understand your needs and timeline.

Upgrading Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

  • Faster connection
  • No latency
  • VLAN segregating
  • More usable flash memory
  • Security
  • Troubleshooting tools

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