Why Migrate to the Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches?

We shared reviews on the New Catalyst 9000 Switches (read the New Catalyst 9000 Switches Simplify IoT & Cloud Requirements), which help you learn the Catalyst 9000 family (insist of Cisco Catalyst 9300, Catalyst 9400, and Catalyst 9500 Switches). Now, the digital disruption is changing how we think about our networks. The Catalyst 9400 Series is modular access switches that are designed to help you change your network from a platform of connectivity to a platform of services.

The first purpose-built platforms designed for full fabric-control with Cisco DNA and Software-Defined Access (SD-Access), these switches deliver stellar performance and functionality and extend Cisco’s networking leadership with significant innovations in security, mobility, IoT and cloud.

Why migrate to the Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series switches? Read the benefits you could be receiving now by comparing the Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series to older switches

Migrating to Cisco Catalyst 9400 Switches

  • Reduced cost and complexity with Cisco Software-Defined Access by automating policy, enabling fast service creation and providing complete visibility into the wired and wireless access networks.
  • Create better customer and employee experiences through higher performance and improved support for mobility and new apps.
  • Advanced end-to-end security to handle threats before, during and after attacks.

From the table above we can see more benefits you can get while migrating to the new Catalyst 9400 Switches, from Cisco Catalyst 4500E. What is the SKU mapping between the Cisco Catalyst 4500E and 9400?

Mapping Between Cisco Catalyst 4500E and 9400
C4500E PID C9400 PID Short description
WS-C4506-E C9407R Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 7 slot chassis
WS-C4507R+E C9407R Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 7 slot chassis
WS-C4510R+E C9410R Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 10 slot chassis
WS-X45-SUP6-E C9400-SUP-1 Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Supervisor 1
WS-X45-SUP6L-E C9400-SUP-1 Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Supervisor 1
WS-X45-SUP7-E C9400-SUP-1 Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Supervisor 1
WS-X45-SUP7L-E C9400-SUP-1 Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Supervisor 1
WS-X45-SUP8-E C9400-SUP-1 Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Supervisor 1
WS-X45-SUP8L-E C9400-SUP-1 Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Supervisor 1
WS-X4748-RJ45V+E C9400-LC- 48U Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 48-Port UPOE 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
WS-X4648- RJ45V+E C9400-LC- 48U Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 48-Port UPOE 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
WS-X4748- UPOE+E C9400-LC- 48U Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 48-Port UPOE 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
WS-X4748- RJ45+E C9400-LC- 48T Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 48-Port 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
WS-X4648- RJ45+E C9400-LC- 48T Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 48-Port 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
PWR-C45- 1300ACV C9400-PWR- 3200AC Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 3200W AC Power Supply
PWR-C45- 2800ACV C9400-PWR- 3200AC Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 3200W AC Power Supply
PWR-C45- 4200ACV C9400-PWR- 3200AC Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 3200W AC Power Supply
PWR-C45- 6000ACV C9400-PWR- 3200AC Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 3200W AC Power Supply
PWR-C45- 9000ACV C9400-PWR- 3200AC Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 3200W AC Power Supply
The Catalyst 9000 Series is also the first in the line to offer the Cisco IOS XE and Cisco ONE subscription-based software licenses, allowing customers to purchase the features and capabilities they need.

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