Why Upgrading to Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches?

In April, Cisco has released the newest Catalyst switch, the Catalyst 9600 series.

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series switches are purpose-built for resiliency at scale. They provide comprehensive security and can help your organization grow at low total operational cost. Built on the foundation of Catalyst 9000, the Catalyst 9600 Series offers scale and high levels of security when “always on” is your goal.

The Catalyst 9600 switch provides only one chassis (C9606R) that need to be configured with supervisor engines, line cards and other modules.

This list shows the features of Catalyst 9600 switches chassis.

  • Hardware ready to support up to 25.6 Tbps in wired switching capacity, with up to 6.4 Tbps bandwidth per slot.
  • Up to 9.6 Tbps in wired switching capacity, with 3 Bpps of forwarding performance with the Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Supervisor Engine 1.
  • Up to 48 nonblocking 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSPF28 ports with the Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Supervisor Engine 1.
  • Up to 96 nonblocking 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports with the Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Supervisor Engine 1.
  • Up to 192 nonblocking 25 Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP28/SFP+ ports with the Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Supervisor Engine 1.
  • Platinum-rated AC and DC power supplies.

Here shares you Catalyst 9600 3D models from Cisco In House Media, Sketchfab.

Why Upgrading to Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches?

Cisco Catalyst 9600 series is high-end modular switch, that can be upgrading from Catalyst 6500 and Catalyst 6800.

Let’s view the benefit of upgrading to Cisco Catalyst 9600 switches.

(See Catalyst 6500 Models, Catalyst 6800 Models and Catalyst 9600 Models>>>)

Features Catalyst 6500

Sup720 3C

Catalyst 6500 /6800

Sup2T

Catalyst 6500 /6800

Sup6T

Catalyst 9600
Scale and performance versatility
Chassis bandwidth 720 Gbps up to 2 Tbps up to 6 Tbps up to 25.6 Tbps
Throughput 450 Mpps 720 Mpps 780 Mpps 3 Bpps
40 Gbps (QSFP+)/100 Gbps (QSFP28) N/A 40 G only 40 G only Yes
25 Gbps (SFP28) N/A N/A N/A Yes
Functionality
SD-Access2 N/A Limited Limited Yes
MPLS-VPN Yes Yes Yes Yes
Programmability N/A Limited Limited Yes
Application hosting/container N/A N/A N/A Yes
Embedded Wireless Controller (eWLC) (Hardware ready) WiSM2 WiSM2 WiSM2 Yes
High availability
Stackwise virtual N/A Yes Yes Yes
ISSU N/A Limited Limited Yes
GIR/NSF N/A N/A N/A Yes
Hot patching N/A N/A N/A Yes
Security
Macro and micro segmentation N/A Yes Yes Yes
MACsec-256 bit encryption 128 bit 128 bit 128 bit Yes
TrustSec end-point security N/A Yes Yes Yes
Trustworthy solutions N/A N/A N/A Yes

Additional information:

  1. Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches Data Sheet
  2. Benefits of upgrading to Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches
  3. Mapping between Catalyst 3850, Catalyst 4500E/4500X, Catalyst 6800 and Catalyst 9000
  4. EoS and EoL Announcement for the Cisco 6800 Instant Access Clients and 6800 1G Copper Line cards
  5. EoS and EoL Announcement for the Select Cisco Catalyst 6500 Line Cards, Power Supplies, and Accessories

 

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