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Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

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What is Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches?

Cisco offers the Catalyst 9200 series of campus LAN switches.

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What is Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches?

The Cisco Catalyst family of switches includes enterprise LAN access, distribution, and core switches. The vendor says the switches are designed for an entirely new era of intent-based networking, deliver stellar performance and functionality, and prepares a network for the future with breakthrough innovations for security, mobility, IoT, and the cloud.

Cisco Catalyst switches offer advanced security capabilities, scale for IoT, and cloud readiness.

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Cisco offers the Catalyst 9200 series of campus LAN switches.

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches, and Juniper EX Series Switches are common alternatives for Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches.

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The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches in our organization are used as access switches, that are connected in star topology to core / aggregation switch Cisco 9300. In CCisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches we have access points, users, and sensors connected. The whole infrastructure is pure 10G infra, with low latency. They also address very critical connections for medical devices.
  • Switching
  • Spanning-tree
  • Dot1-x
  • Containerization on Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches
  • Thousand-eyes support
  • Build in assurance
The Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are well suited on all environments, that are used for low latency and high bandwidth usage. They are not that "strong" and scalable as Cisco Nexus switches, but it is OK so they are not suited for data center environments. They are best suited for user or access point access, or sensors/micro computers.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco Catalyst 9200 switches are used as access layer switches in our organization as they replace previous 2960X models. They are robust and performant devices that support all features needed at the access layer. We also benefit from their compatibility with the Digital Network Architecture solution as they are integrated into the Cisco DNA Center platform.
  • DHCP Snooping
  • ARP Inspection
  • Network Access Control
  • SNMPv3
  • Traffic counters
The typical scenario in which Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are well suited is an access-layer usage. They support all the needed features to ensure fast connectivity as well as enhanced security for end-users/end-points. I think that they would not be suited in a backbone layer or WAN layer scenario as there are other series that would be more relevant.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
We are a Service Integrator company in Sri Lanka and we have implemented Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches within lots of our customer environments. Mostly customers use this product to connect their client and intermediary devices, such as laptops, IP phones, and wireless access points. Customers like the reliability of the product and the support given by Cisco.
  • Support for SD-Access architecture with Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches
  • Reliable switch for critical environments with POE support
  • Easy for O&M with IOS XE and the wider community
  • Would like to see the console port in the front face of the switch
  • LED indicators can be improved to provide more details
  • Console access over built-in Bluetooth without additional hardware
With the current global economic crisis, most customers' budgets have shrunk and they look for other cheaper products that do not compromise their availability but still provide good service. This product is more appropriate for environments where customers want to get the most benefits of Cisco SD/Access architecture and already have Cisco WLCs and ISE solutions.
Tim Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use them both as access layer and core switches, as we are a large company, but mostly distributed up and down the east coast of the U.S. in smaller-sized branches. We need something with complex ability, but simple management to keep the network up and functioning as much as possible.
  • Easy to use
  • Lots of functionality
  • Ease of management
  • Single pane of glass management
  • Need to find the correct model easier
  • Lower cost
The Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches work really well. They are premium models compared to other vendors, but their capabilities are many and very scalable. They are okay for an access layer in SMBs but they do scale up and are stackable and work well with other products with minimal issues or extra configuration. They can also be used as core switching depending on the models you pick.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches for our LAN segments in connecting our endpoints with our enterprise networks, both local and wide area. They provide us the redundancy and scalability in having multiple segments in each of our locations to be able cross function. Being able to grow or stack and standardize on hardware and firmware platforms for management is crucial for our success.
  • Being able to provide scalability
  • Redundancy to prevent outages
  • Standardization to minimize administration costs and time
  • Cost and licensing
  • Technical support assistance
Industry standard network equipment that 80% of the high tech market uses for infrastructure needs and operations.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
CCisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are based for wired access to network in campus segment. Wide range of IOS-XE software features brings not only physical connectivity, but also Zero Trust Access, Software Defined Network and great observability and serviceability tools including Wireshark, Model Driven Telemetry, Application Hosting and many more.
  • Network access
  • Network segmentation
  • Zero Trust Access
  • Software Defined Network
  • Software architecture
  • IOS-XE process isolation
  • Configuration change process - no commit mode
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series will fit perfectly in large campus networks in Software Defined Network and classic - manual - configuration scenarios. They are less appropriate in small, simple environments, like SMB sector due to their price in comparison with less features vendors.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
They are used as access switches.
  • Switching
  • IOS configuration simplicity
  • Depends on cost, but bigger interface buffers would be handy or some preconfigured QOS for outbound traffic when traffic is going from higher output int to lower output int
Good as access for bigger enterprise. But too high cost for smaller business.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I used the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches for a long time and it is a good and great chance, only what I have is that some of the ports are not working otherwise all things are very fantastic and I am very happy to use Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches. However I used a different series and also it was good, only I have one idea is that when we have an EOF switches it will better to return it to Cisco so that they can give us a new and add a price on that.
  • Fast speed
  • Good arrangement
  • Good architecture
  • IP phones connectivity
  • Access points
  • Big data servers
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are everywhere. In the company networks and it is very beneficial to be there, Cisco keeps our networks easier.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use it primarily for our end systems and when we have a new project. Then we install them for the project and we use them primarily two at a time and they address that. We use them as a replacement for the Cisco 2960 X model because it's kind of in line with that one and it replaces that one and we use it. The best thing about this one is actually that it has the option of having duplicated the power supplies, which is a hot block and it has the option of the stacking as well as the 29 60. We use it primarily for in-end users. That is why we use it.
  • Mainly, if they have upgraded the option of that we have a dual power supply so that you don't need to turn it off if you have A and B power. That is one of the main things that we are using.
  • That's one thing that the price, it's quite more expensive than the one that it is replacing. We discovered that. That was one thing that I would say that would kind of be negative if I should say one thing.
I think it's good for end users and it's not in your core infrastructure, but it's for the end users I would say. And a wiring closet for the end users. That's where I would say it should be used.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
  • VLAN
  • ACL
  • Transmit and receive packets
  • Ease of use
  • Flash memory size
  • Boot time
  • Faster response when processing invalid command
Great for VLANs, VOIP, IP Cameras, LAN Switching, ACLs, and more advanced features I have yet to explore.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Replace EOL Cisco Catalyst 2960S and G switches.
  • Ease of deployment
  • standardize on CLI
  • same IOS-XE software upgrade and management
  • monitor in a single pane of console
  • management of these switches to replace Cisco PRIME
You can stake multiple switches to make it a high density switch to accommodate large amount of user base.

A catalyst switch may be overkill if you have less than 20 users in an office spacce.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Cisco 9200 as general purpose access switches.
  • CLI management
  • Long life for hardware and software
  • 1-hop sercurity
  • CLI and running-configuration more like Juniper
  • Cheaper switches with all ports at least 2.5G
  • network module with both 25G and 40G
Price concerned campus network
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
These are innovative and robust edge switches that were implemented just over a year ago at the headquarters due to infrastructure restructuring and technology park modernization. The old 2960S switches were removed and replaced by the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches, all models with power over ethernet ports. We use these switches for edge, distribution and also for static routing and OSPF in the network. In the core and distribution, it was decided to place redundant sources to prioritize the high availability of the network and keep it always On.
  • Redundant power supply and fans. The priority is to keep the network always operational and available.
  • Modular uplinks with option to choose the type of port and desired speed. We chose SFP+ ports and used trasceivers and twinax cables to connect to servers and other switches.
  • Dynamic routing used to do routing between the internal network.
  • ACLs, QoS, MSTP, ARP Spoofing and other features we use.
  • Robust construction and excellent performance.
  • It does not have BGP routing capabilities.
  • It is expensive network equipment for smaller scenarios.
The topology used in our organization with the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches is Access. In the Core, the organization uses the Catalyst 3850 model with SFP+ ports. The Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches interconnect up to the Catalyst 3850 via 10G SFP+ fiber optics. Access points plug into switches and provide wireless network access for the organization. The switch is easily managed via CLI and web software from anywhere by our IT. During the first year, there was no need to open a ticket to technical support.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches extended our network infrastructure by increasing the number of access ports and also distribution using 10G uplink ports with SFP+ gbics. The models that are used are the C9200-24P and C9200-48P with PoE on all ports. We decided to invest and place these switches in our topology because they are very secure and have all the necessary resources, such as Macsec and DHCP Snooping, to never allow intruders to gain access to the internal network. The C9200 switches' POE ports power network equipment used such as IP phones and Wi-Fi access points.
  • It is a model that has mGig ports that we use for high speed uplink ports.
  • Power of 740w in power over ethernet on all ports we use to power wireless access points.
  • We use the stacking feature to manage a switch stack in the datacenter with a single IP.
  • Smartnet warranty is something very valuable for support.
  • Switch with layer 2 and layer 3 and advanced routing.
  • Smartnet 8x5NBD is preferred over Smartnet 24x7 because it is more expensive.
A suitable scenario for this switch solution with Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches is recommended at the edge and distribution. In smaller scenarios it can even be a Core because it has advanced layer 3 routing functions such as OSPF, RIP, EIGRP. The Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches is useful for connecting workstations, access points, telephones, printers and other switches. We used the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches with POE in our scenario and created a secure network with VLAN segmentation.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
When I first joined the company (a network based company) i had to implement a voip model which is to make two ip phones to communicate with each other, to do this i had to use the following architecture : 2 Cisco IP phones and one Cisco catalyst switch with one Cisco router.
  • easy configuration
  • good equipement
  • easy to configure the interfaces
  • the ability to link it to a cisco router
  • maybe a good GUI
As I mentioned earlier,i used Cisco catalyst switch to implement a voip architecture and it was my first time with this technology but luckily because of Cisco catalyst switch it made things easier for me , the configurations command were easy to learn and user friendly also the documentation,when I had errors i would seek knowledge from forums online but most of the time reading Cisco's documentation is enough.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We work with large data flowing traffic and need reliable network devices and Cisco is the best in the market. Cisco switches can easily be integrated in our data centers and can be easily managed with the help of the integrated application remotely. It is made for rough usage and worth every penny. Its is scalable and can be used along with almost all other vendors as well
  • integration
  • 48 ports of 1 G and 10G
  • can be stacked to 160 G
  • working with other vendor products
  • High noise
  • Power consumption
It is a must for any data center purely from space and management prospective. Easy integration process and Cisco support is the best in the market. Longer life with good reliability and durability. High availability of the ports and better management of the data flowing across. Its is really fast and have advance features for the console admins
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our company uses Cisco Catalyst 9200 switches as access layer switches in favour of the older 2960X units. They are dependable and effective machines that support all access layer characteristics. Since they are included into the Cisco DNA Center platform, we also gain from their interoperability with the DNA solution. With the use of these switches, we are able to physically link end users and various equipment, including wireless access points, end-user PCs, and printers. While enabling us to manage that access by using techniques like DHCP snooping and storm-control.
  • High Availability
  • Analytics
  • Security
  • Vlan management
  • Routing
Due to the lack of capability for routing capacity, they are best suited for user connectivity rather than being employed as infrastructure middle switches or provider edges. In this circumstance, we often employ them at the user edge despite the fact that they have limited bandwidth capability. They would not be appropriate in a backbone layer or WAN layer situation, in my opinion, since there are other series that are more pertinent.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For user connectivity but this product lack OK connectivity and routing support to be implemented in front of a provider device for small sites. So we're generally deploying this kind of device on big sites behind devices that have better l3 / routing support for our users specifically. This device is robust and doesn't show any RMA-specific issues.
  • Vlan management
  • User connectivity
  • Vtp deployment
  • Routing
  • Connectitiy bandwidth capacity
  • Management
Well like I said they're well suited for user connectivity rather than being used for infrastructure middle switch or provider edge due to the lack of routing capacity support. Moreover, they lack bandwidth capacity but they are good suites for user connectivity, we use them generally in this scenario at user edge.
David Peck | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switch is our current access control layer device in the network, replacing the previous 2960X series catalyst switches. These switches allow us to provide physical connectivity to end-users and devices like wireless access points, end-user PCs, and printers. While allowing us to provide that access in a controlled manner by doing things like DHCP snooping, and storm-control.
  • High availability, the only down time is during maintenance.
  • Feature set, they do all the things we need in an access layer device.
  • Expandability, you can stack multiple switches together.
  • As with a lot of Cisco gear, price is always an area that could improve.
  • Initial power on time, a typical stack can take five minutes to power up.
  • More flexibility regarding network modules would be welcome.
The Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are a good fit for access layer needs. Put them on the edge of your network and you will have what you need to connect a physical device to your network. I would not deploy them in places at the core of a network. They can be used in data centers as an edge connection device.
Diana Alvarado | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The organization of effective and stable speed networking around the entire business department is excellent and the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches' easy components settings are amazing. The multiple servers performance management and the multiple data modeling operations management across the secure company network which is managed through Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are easy and secure.
  • Scanning functions are excellent.
  • Server capability management ability.
  • Secure and speed network channels.
  • Like the components configuration on the first time.
  • Modeling networks for large projects.
  • Ability to monitor multiple servers performance needs upgrading.
It's easy to start using Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches and even to provide an effective and secure network even the distribution of networks across the company through Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are amazing. The network performance is nice and it allows easy data monitoring and data sharing through secure data environment created through Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches functionalities and the reports are very clear.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are reliable and robust switches that provide many features required in modern network environments. With CISCO DNA solution, 9200's capabilities are extended to a higher level. These features are selectable on 2 license models as essential and advantage. Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are selectable as anyone needs and have in different port density categories.
  • Reliability
  • Robust
  • Secured
  • Extended
  • New PoE standards
  • Price
  • 10G adoptions.
Cisco Catalyst 9200S Series Switches is well suited for access level network deployments and extendable for many features such as 802.1x and etc. Anyone can utilize this as a dynamic switch with cisco ISE and use it in different dynamic scenarios with great customizability. Better to not use this switch for the core or data center consolidation level.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In our datacenter approximately one year ago, some Cisco 9200 switches were installed in the distribution and core and we interconnected to other access switches by fiber-optic and SFP+ connector. We create data, voice, and guest VLANs to segment the network and prevent broadcast and malicious external threats. The switch is perfect with great throughput, POE+ ports, fully CLI, and web management. Added additional 10G SFP+ port models for uplink with other access switches.
  • Additional modules containing 10G SFP+ ports.
  • Support QOS, VLANS, MSTP, layer 3 routing protocols.
  • Silent.
  • Redundant energy power supplies.
  • 16,000 MAC addresses.
  • Models with POE.
  • It could have a lower price and similar like the 2960S and 2960X.
  • Official training is expensive.
We are more secure and relaxed about the LAN network after we installed the Cisco 9200. For us, the topology in the Core of the network is enough to support our demand and the number of existing users. Through the CLI we created the data, voice, and guest trunk VLANs and created a portal authentication system integrated with Cisco ISE. Cisco's Smartnet support system is highly efficient for firmware updates and talking to engineers about topology, configurations, and questions.
Rubén Darío Hiciano Cabreja | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
Cisco Catalyst C9200(L) switches provide all the features most small and medium business require nowadays to ensure the stability and safety of their network.
We support all kinds of IoT devices with their generous 700+ watts of PoE+ power that ensure support for most power hungry devices.
Also, the DNA essential and advanced licensing modes ensure we have the right software features for our business such as DNA spaces.
  • Power IoT devices with PoE+ support on all ports
  • Report health status of network continuously
  • Provide detailed information of network usage and connected devices
  • Help troubleshoot network problems in a easy way
  • Selecting a Licensing model should be simpler for users
  • Having different SKUs for licensing levels (Essential Vs Advanced SKUS), when it's the same hardware after all
Cisco Catalyst 9200 switches are suited for most nowadays escenarios and SMB needs.

They provide enough PoE to power IP cameras, LED lights, door locks, sensors, WiFi radios that are common in most work/office spaces these days. Cisco Catalyst 9200 also support gigabit and multi-gigabit connections that ensure networks will support technologies like WiFi 6, which requiere higher bandwidth.

They are less suited for Core applications such as Datacenter.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
At headquarters in our city, we deployed the following Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches, models with 24 and 48 POE ports, C9200-24P, and C9200-48P. These switches are replacing the older 2960S models that are at end of life. These are switches that are classified in our access and distribution topology. The Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches is connected to the Cisco Catalyst 3850 Core Switch. We have models with POE capability to power telephone handsets and access points that are also from Cisco.
  • 24 and 48 port manageable models with high capacity and performance.
  • Layer 3 routing with EIGRP, OSPF, ISIS, RIP, and static routing protocols.
  • Internal redundant power supply and fans.
  • Integrates with Cisco ISE and DNA.
  • It is not suitable for smaller scenarios as it has a higher price.
  • Smartnet 24x7 is much more expensive than Smartnet 8x5.
Integration and centralized management with Cisco DNA software is simplified and keeps all installed Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches controlled and managed from a graphical dashboard, alerts and notifications, and unified management. The Cisco 9200 Series Switches is very performant with high processing power and throughput of 160Gbps and stacking of several units in the access racks. We created different security rules with VLANs in order to segment the network, reduce broadcast, and improve logical security.
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