Cisco Cat 9300 review - My favorite new switch
June 14, 2019

Cisco Cat 9300 review - My favorite new switch

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Used as access switches in the Enterprise network. Feature rich platform which helps with QoS deployments, supports ETA and is supported by Cisco DNA-C.
  • QoS
  • ETA
  • Cisco DNA-C support
  • Documentation of bugs
  • ASIC documentation
  • Upgrade cycles
  • Reduced QoS deployment time
  • Supports PNP so reduced deployment time too
  • Ease of management due to stacking
Yes, benefited from the PnP feature for 0-touch provisioning.
Also benefited from the QoS policy feature in DNA-C for supported devices.
Stacking multiple switches into one logical switch has its benefits. Management is easy since you only manage using 1 management IP.
Did not like the Aruba Ethernet switches as they lacked a lot of features that we use today on Cisco switches.
Best suited for access layer functions. Also good to use as L3 devices for small remote sites as they do support a full stack of L3 features. Less appropriate as a core switch for a large-sized network.