SWITCHING

The new Catalyst 9000-switches

The Cisco Catalyst 9000-switches are market-leading solutions in the Enterprise Networking industry. They combine new powerful hardware with intelligent and automated software. First we take a look at the switch itself.

STEP 1 – The hardware:
Catalyst 9200L | 9200 | 9300 | 9400 | 9500 series

5 series? – Yes!

Each series has as unique set of functions built for its place in the network. Catalyst 9200 (L), 9300 and 9400 are gigabit, multi-gigabit or ten-gigabit switches built to connect devices and things on each floor in a building where your Catalyst 9500 will make sure all floor switches are connected.

  • 9200L – Get all the advantaged of Gigabit Catalyst 9000 switches at an entry-level price point.
  • 9200 – Get all the advantaged of Gigabit/Multi-gigabit Catalyst 9000 switches and add a modular up-link choice with increased stacking bandwidth.
  • 9300 – Get all the advantaged of Gigabit/Multi-gigabit Catalyst 9000 switches and add a modular up-link choice with increased stacking bandwidth, added security, wireless controller and application hosting.
  • 9400 – Get all the advantaged of Gigabit/Multi-gigabit – Copper/Fiber Catalyst 9000 switches in 1 chassis of 4, 7, and 10 ports. 
  • 9500 – Where do all the fiber connections of the switches above go to? This family member aggregates all your access switches with port speeds of 10Gb, 25Gb, 40Gb or 100Gb

A selector is present in our Catalyst 9000 guide. Can be found in the download form. 

 

STEP 2 – The Switch IOS-XE:
Network Essentials | Network Advantage

The next step is to select an IOS-XE image for the switch. 2 options are available, Network Essentials & Network Advantage.

  • Network Essentials is your image with basic layer 3 features
  • Network Advantage is your image with full layer 3 features and extras, e.g. HSRP, Trustsec, Virtual StackWise*/hosting*). *Some models.

A technical list can be found in out Catalyst 9000 Guide. 

 

STEP 3 – The Management Software:
Cisco DNA Essentials | Advantage | Premier

Selected your mandatory software element!

Option 1: You have a switch with Network Essentials IOS-XE?

  • Add Cisco DNA Essentials to the switch for a minimum of 3 years and get the basic Cisco DNA Center features on your Cisco DNA Center server.

Option 2: You have a switch with Network Advantage IOS-XE?

  • Either add Cisco DNA Advantage  for a minimum of 3 years and get all Cisco DNA Center features on your Cisco DNA Center server
  • Or add Cisco DNA Premier to the switch for a minimum of 3 years and get
    all Cisco DNA Center features on your Cisco DNA Center server with
    ISE licenses to run BYOD & SD-ACCESS and
    Stealthwatch licenses to support ETA

Want to know more? Follow our Video on Demand!

SWITCHING

PART 1: Why a new switch series?

The Catalyst 9000-series is a revolutionary series of networking LAN-switches, developed by Cisco. This solution delivers unmatched speed, flexibility and insights in your network behavior, while providing the opportunity to make intent-based networking your company standard.

 

 

 

Cisco Catalyst 9000?

Cisco Catalyst 9000 is more than just another switch. The new hardware allows you to:

  • First of all, having a powerful and smart device in your network.
  • Build a security solution in your switch against encrypted traffic (part of Cisco DNA Premier/Stealthwatch);
  • respond quicker on policy rules (part of the Cisco DNA Premier/ISE);
  • provide analytics on traffic flowing through the device (part of Cisco DNA Advantage | Premier / Cisco DNA Center);
  • provide full 360 insights on the traffic (part of any Cisco DNA license / Cisco DNA Center)
  • and host virtual machines (native in some of the devices)

What do the Catalyst 9000-switches have to offer?

Find out how the Catalyst series can help you accelerate your networking operations on our feature page.

Want to learn more? 

Follow our video on demand by filling in the form on the right.

Virtual machines? Yes! By hosting a Python container, this switch becomes fully automated. You can even start talking to it using your every-day chat program:

user icon
You:

:quot:Hi hallway switch, what feature do you have?:quot:

Switch:

Here is a guide to help you out!

SWITCHING

PART 2: What is in the hardware?

The Catalyst 9000-series is a revolutionary series of networking LAN-switches, developed by Cisco. This solution delivers unmatched speed, flexibility and insights in your network behavior, while providing the opportunity to make intent-based networking your company standard.

 

 

 

Cisco Catalyst 9000?

Cisco Catalyst 9000 is more than just another switch. The new hardware allows you to:

  • First of all, having a powerful and smart device in your network.
  • Build a security solution in your switch against encrypted traffic (part of Cisco DNA Premier/Stealthwatch);
  • respond quicker on policy rules (part of the Cisco DNA Premier/ISE);
  • provide analytics on traffic flowing through the device (part of Cisco DNA Advantage | Premier / Cisco DNA Center);
  • provide full 360 insights on the traffic (part of any Cisco DNA license / Cisco DNA Center)
  • and host virtual machines (native in some of the devices)

What do the Catalyst 9000-switches have to offer?

Find out how the Catalyst series can help you accelerate your networking operations on our feature page.

Want to learn more? 

Follow our video on demand by filling in the form on the right.

Full Catalyst 9000 video
The full Catalyst 9000 video helps you to understand the new switch series. The video tells you what's in the hardware, what's in the software and how it comes together.

Virtual machines? Yes! By hosting a Python container, this switch becomes fully automated. You can even start talking to it using your every-day chat program:

user icon
You:

:quot:Hi hallway switch, what feature do you have?:quot:

Switch:

Here is a guide to help you out!

SWITCHING

PART 3: What is in the software?

The Catalyst 9000-series is a revolutionary series of networking LAN-switches, developed by Cisco. This solution delivers unmatched speed, flexibility and insights in your network behavior, while providing the opportunity to make intent-based networking your company standard.

 

 

 

Cisco Catalyst 9000?

Cisco Catalyst 9000 is more than just another switch. The new hardware allows you to:

  • First of all, having a powerful and smart device in your network.
  • Build a security solution in your switch against encrypted traffic (part of Cisco DNA Premier/Stealthwatch);
  • respond quicker on policy rules (part of the Cisco DNA Premier/ISE);
  • provide analytics on traffic flowing through the device (part of Cisco DNA Advantage | Premier / Cisco DNA Center);
  • provide full 360 insights on the traffic (part of any Cisco DNA license / Cisco DNA Center)
  • and host virtual machines (native in some of the devices)

What do the Catalyst 9000-switches have to offer?

Find out how the Catalyst series can help you accelerate your networking operations on our feature page.

Want to learn more? 

Follow our video on demand by filling in the form on the right.

Download Catalyst 9000 video
The full Catalyst 9000 video helps you to understand the new switch series. The video tells you what's in the hardware, what's in the software and how it comes together.

Virtual machines? Yes! By hosting a Python container, this switch becomes fully automated. You can even start talking to it using your every-day chat program:

user icon
You:

:quot:Hi hallway switch, what feature do you have?:quot:

Switch:

Here is a guide to help you out!

SWITCHING

PART 4: How it comes together.

The Catalyst 9000-series is a revolutionary series of networking LAN-switches, developed by Cisco. This solution delivers unmatched speed, flexibility and insights in your network behavior, while providing the opportunity to make intent-based networking your company standard.

 

 

 

Cisco Catalyst 9000?

Cisco Catalyst 9000 is more than just another switch. The new hardware allows you to:

  • First of all, having a powerful and smart device in your network.
  • Build a security solution in your switch against encrypted traffic (part of Cisco DNA Premier/Stealthwatch);
  • respond quicker on policy rules (part of the Cisco DNA Premier/ISE);
  • provide analytics on traffic flowing through the device (part of Cisco DNA Advantage | Premier / Cisco DNA Center);
  • provide full 360 insights on the traffic (part of any Cisco DNA license / Cisco DNA Center)
  • and host virtual machines (native in some of the devices)

What do the Catalyst 9000-switches have to offer?

Find out how the Catalyst series can help you accelerate your networking operations on our feature page.

Want to learn more? 

Follow our video on demand by filling in the form on the right.

Full Catalyst 9000 video
The full Catalyst 9000 video helps you to understand the new switch series. The video tells you what's in the hardware, what's in the software and how it comes together.

Virtual machines? Yes! By hosting a Python container, this switch becomes fully automated. You can even start talking to it using your every-day chat program:

user icon
You:

:quot:Hi hallway switch, what feature do you have?:quot:

Switch:

Here is a guide to help you out!