Cisco Catalyst 9200 Vs 2960X Switches

 As we talked in our earlier article that Cisco launches new switch Cisco Catalyst 9200, Today we are going to talk about the difference between Cisco Catalyst 9200 and Cisco Catalyst 2960X and why to migrate to Cisco Catalyst 9200 from Cisco Catalyst 2960X.

Cisco Catalyst 9200 is one of its kind to replace Cisco Catalyst 2960X in near future and is added to the fixed enterprise switching access platform, and are built for security, resiliency, and programmability.

Earlier Cisco worked with the approach of providing voice, video and data traffic but now the next generation changes the traffic pattern with IOT and can be integrated with other vendors and IOS can be programmable.




These switches play an essential role as entry-level switches in Cisco SD-Access which is based on Cisco DNA architecture. Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series has an extremely adaptable uplink architecture with options for fixed and modular uplinks that support 1-Gbps and 10-Gbps speeds.

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series switches delivers enterprise level resiliency and preserves your production up and running effortlessly with FRU power supplies and fans, modular uplinks, cold patching, perpetual Power over Ethernet (PoE), and the industry’s highest Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF).

Cisco Catalyst 9200 switches brings 1 Gbps copper Ethernet switches with 40-Gbps uplink bandwidth and extreme efficiency stacking with the Cisco StackWise bandwidth solution which will not be there in Cisco Catalyst 2960X models. 

Cisco StackWise architecture delivers industry leading scale and flexibility of implementation for the platform. It provides support for a leading Stateful Switchover (SSO) resiliency architecture in a stackable solution.

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series also has a extremely resilient and capable power architecture with provision for redundant power supplies and brings a high density of PoE+ ports. The switches deliver industry leading PoE resiliency abilities, such as perpetual and fast PoE, enhancing them for Internet-of-Things (IoT) implementations.

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are also constructed with the latest Cisco Unified Access Data Plane 2.0 (UADP 2.0) mini Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and an internal ARM based CPU with open Cisco IOS XE Software, a converged operating system.