Cisco Switch Replacement/Upgrade List: C2960X-XR, C3650, C3850 to C9000, C2960L to C1000

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As the technology is developing, Cisco has released various products to replace their old series. We know the Catalyst 2960 series was popular last decade, but now Catalyst 9000 switches become the main role in their switch family. Today, I’d like to share you the replacement list of C2960X-XR, C3650, C3850 to C9000 and C2960L to C1000.

  1. C2960X-XR, C3650, C3850 to C9000

Cisco Catalyst 9000 family of campus LAN switches is designed for a new era of intent-based networking. The network can now learn, adapt, and evolve. Designed to be intuitive, the network can recognize intent, mitigate threats through segmentation and encryption, and learn and change over time.

Cisco Catalyst 9000 series includes Catalyst 9300, Catalyst 9200, Catalyst 9500 and so on.

catalyst 9000 switch

Here are the main features of each series:

Series Upgrade from Features
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Switch Cisco Catalyst 2960 X/XR 80 Gbps/chassis Up to 160 Gbps/stack

80 Gbps/chassis

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Switch Cisco Catalyst 3650/3850 Series copper and Catalyst 3850 1G fiber: 480 Gbps/stack 480 Gbps/stack
Cisco Catalyst 9400 Switch Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series: 48 Gbps/slot, 928 Gbps/ chassis

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series: 80 Gbps/slot, 720 Gbps/chassis

Up to 480 Gbps/slot,

9 Tbps/chassis

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Switch Cisco Catalyst 6880-X, 6840-X, 4500-X Series: 800 Gbps/stack

Catalyst 3850 Series 10G fiber: 480 Gbps/stack

Up to 6.4 Tbps/stack
Cisco Catalyst 9600 Switch Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series with Sup720 3C: 720 Gbps per chassis

Cisco Catalyst 6500, 6800 Series with Sup2T: 2 Tbps per chassis

Cisco Catalyst 6500, 6800 Series with Sup6T: 6 Tbps per chassis

Up to 6.4 Tbps/slot,

25.6 Tbps/chassis

As C9000 is so powerful, it’s not bad to upgrade your old C2960 switches.

Let’s see some popular model replacement list.

Table 1. C2960X-XR to C9200

Model Model
WS-C2960XR-48TS-I C9200-48T-E
WS-C2960XR-48TD-I C9200-48T-E
WS-C2960XR-48FPS-I C9200-48P-E
WS-C2960XR-48FPD-I C9200-48P-E
WS-C2960XR-24TS-I C9200-24T-E
WS-C2960XR-24PD-I C9200-24P-E
WS-C2960XR-24TD-I C9200-24T-E
WS-C2960X-24TS-L C9200L-24T-4G-E
WS-C2960X-48TS-L C9200L-48T-4G-E
WS-C2960X-24PS-L C9200L-24P-4G-E
WS-C2960X-24TD-L C9200L-24T-4X-E
WS-C2960X-24PD-L C9200L-24P-4X-E
WS-C2960X-48TD-L C9200L-48T-4X-E
WS-C2960X-48FPS-L C9200L-48P-4G-E
WS-C2960X-48FPD-L C9200L-48P-4X-E

Table 2. C3650 to C9300

Model Model
WS-C3650-24TS-L C9300L-24T-4G-E
WS-C3650-24TS-S C9300L-24T-4G-A
WS-C3650-24TS-E C9300L-24T-4G-A
WS-C3650-48TS-L C9300L-48T-4G-E
WS-C3650-48TS-S C9300L-48T-4G-A
WS-C3650-48TS-E C9300L-48T-4G-A
WS-C3650-24PS-L C9300L-24P-4G-E
WS-C3650-24PS-S C9300L-24P-4G-A
WS-C3650-24PS-E C9300L-24P-4G-A
WS-C3650-48PS-L C9300L-48P-4G-E
WS-C3650-48PS-S C9300L-48P-4G-A
WS-C3650-48PS-E C9300L-48P-4G-A
WS-C3650-24TD-L C9300L-24T-4X-E
WS-C3650-24TD-S C9300L-24T-4X-A
WS-C3650-24TD-E C9300L-24T-4X-A
WS-C3650-48TD-L C9300L-48T-4X-E
WS-C3650-48TD-S C9300L-48T-4X-A
WS-C3650-48TD-E C9300L-48T-4X-A
WS-C3650-24PD-L C9300L-24P-4X-E
WS-C3650-24PD-S C9300L-24P-4X-A
WS-C3650-24PD-E C9300L-24P-4X-A
WS-C3650-48PD-L C9300L-48P-4X-E
WS-C3650-48PD-S C9300L-48P-4X-A
WS-C3650-48PD-E C9300L-48P-4X-A

Table 3. C3850 to C9300 and C9500

Model Model
WS-C3850-24T-L C9300-24T-E
WS-C3850-24T-S C9300-24T-A
WS-C3850-24T-E C9300-24T-A
WS-C3850-48T-L C9300-48T-E
WS-C3850-48T-S C9300-48T-A
WS-C3850-48T-E C9300-48T-A
WS-C3850-24P-L C9300-24P-E
WS-C3850-24P-S C9300-24P-A
WS-C3850-24P-E C9300-24P-A
WS-C3850-48P-L C9300-48P-E
WS-C3850-48P-S C9300-48P-A
WS-C3850-48P-E C9300-48P-A
WS-C3850-24U-L C9300-24U-E
WS-C3850-24U-S C9300-24U-A
WS-C3850-24U-E C9300-24U-A
WS-C3850-48U-L C9300-48U-E
WS-C3850-48U-S C9300-48U-A
WS-C3850-48U-E C9300-48U-A
WS-C3850-24S-S C9300-24S-A
WS-C3850-24S-E C9300-24S-A
WS-C3850-24XS-E C9500-24Y4C-A
WS-C3850-24XS-S C9500-24Y4C-A
WS-C3850-48XS-S C9500-48Y4C-A
WS-C3850-48XS-E C9500-48Y4C-A
  1. C2960L to C1000

Cisco Switch Catalyst 1000 switches provide enterprise-grade network access sized for small businesses. With a wide range of Power over Ethernet (PoE) and port combinations, these easy-to-manage switches provide the performance a modern small office need.

catalyst 1000 switch

C1000 provides 3 platforms:

(1) Compact form-factor models

– Compact, fanless models with a depth of less than 13 inches (33 cm)

– 8x and 16x 1G downlinks

– 2 SFP/ RJ-45 uplinks

– Internal or external power supply

– Up to 240W PoE

– Over-the-air (OTA) Bluetooth access

(2) General-purpose models

– Gigabit Ethernet (GE) for high-bandwidth needs

– 8 x, 16 x, 24 x, or 48 x GE data or PoE+ downlinks

– 2 or 4 fixed 1 GE SFP uplinks

– Fanless (except 48-port PoE model)

– Up to 740W power budget

(3) Fast Ethernet models

– Compatible with legacy cable infrastructure

– 24 x or 48 x 10/100 Mbps data or PoE+ downlinks

– 4 x GE SFP and 2 x RJ-45 combo uplinks

– Fanless (24-port models)

– OTA Bluetooth access

Let’s see some popular model replacement list.

Table 4. C2960L to C1000

Model Model
WS-C2960L-16PS-LL C1000-16P-2G-L
WS-C2960L-16TS-LL C1000-16T-2G-L
WS-C2960L-24PQ-LL C1000-24P-4X-L
WS-C2960L-24PS-LL C1000-24P-4G-L
WS-C2960L-24TQ-LL C1000-24T-4X-L
WS-C2960L-24TS-LL C1000-24T-4G-L
WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL C1000-48P-4X-L
WS-C2960L-48PS-LL C1000-48P-4G-L
WS-C2960L-48TQ-LL C1000-48T-4X-L
WS-C2960L-48TS-LL C1000-48T-4G-L
WS-C2960L-8PS-LL C1000-8P-2G-L

Want to know more EOL and replacement products, check here: End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Cisco Products

Related Topics:

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series–Tech Overview

Migration Guide: Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series to New 9200 Series

Catalyst 9500 Series-Next-generation High-speed Campus Aggregator

Why Upgrade to Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches?

Replacement Products of Cisco EOS & EOL Products

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