The Catalyst line of modular and fixed-configuration switches provides speed and control at the access, aggregation, and core levels of converged IP voice, HD video, and high bandwidth data networks for businesses that range in size from small businesses and branch offices to global enterprises and service providers. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE consultants can provide remote and on-premises expertise with Catalyst switches to assist your organization to plan an efficient infrastructure that addresses your unique business needs, configure pilot testing systems, install Catalyst switches, establish and validate a sensible security plan, automate system management and performance tracking, deliver repair and maintenance services, maximize switch capacity, and set up Catalyst's high-availability (HA) solutions for near-zero downtime.

Progent can help you to maintain and repair your older Catalyst switches or migrate smoothly to up-to-date models of Catalyst switches adhering to leading practices to ensure that you get the maximum return from your investment in your network.

The need for intelligent, fast switching is the result 0f a confluence of fairly new computing patterns whose net impact is a virtual tsunami of data traffic:

  • Cloud and Internet of Things computing and a consequent demand for massive network virtualization
  • The proliferation of personal endpoints
  • Data guzzling HD video applications
  • Social media for business
  • The rise of Big Data in analytics
  • Ever more sophisticated cyberattacks like ransomware
Private, public and hybrid clouds are only operationally realistic by utilizing network virtualization. Virtualized data centers slash expenses by permitting aggressively high resource utilization and requiring minimal real estate and power use. However this also means that comparatively sparse resources must accommodate substantial volumes of data traffic. The BYOD revolution has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of mobile users that must be supported by IT networks, and these clients tend to run a great deal of data-intensive, HD video apps. Social business technologies are displacing traditional email as the primary enabler of collaboration and is generating a growing demand for data. Enterprises who want to stay competitive are resorting to Big Data techniques to mine vast and disparate silos of information, which in turn generates Big Network Traffic. All of these computing trends are fairly new, and put together they cause a critical demand for an advanced class of switches that feature much more speed, control, availability and ease of management than older platforms were built to provide.

Cisco's latest portfolio of Catalyst switches are ideal for the distribution/core levels of enterprise campus deployments where mobile and stationary workers must be accommodated by providing predictable performance, secure user access management, careful segmentation, application awareness, and wired/wireless convergence. Cisco's Catalyst series switches are designed to meet the need for speed and intelligence with capabilities that include high-density 10G/40G/100G services, switching capacity over 25T per chassis, a powerful suite of tools such as EVN to simplify the creation of VLANs, VSS technology for switch failover with subsecond virtual switch restoration and "five nines" (99.999%) availability, IPv6 support, AVC to maximize system utilization, and advanced Quality of Service (QoS) tools for business-critical traffic prioritization.

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Catalyst switches enable organizations of all sizes to benefit from incorporating smart switching services into their network architecture, creating an environment that can meet current requirements, scale to support future capacity demands, guard vital data, and separate and control tasks to enhance network productivity.

Catalyst 1000 Series Fixed Ethernet Switches
Catalyst 1000 Family Switches SupportCisco's Catalyst 1000 Series Layer 2 network access switches are small form factor, fixed-configuration switches targeted for small businesses and branch offices with as many as 250 workers and with minimal internal IT support. The Catalyst 1000 line includes fanless versions for quiet operation within an office venue. Mounting alternatives include desktop, wall mount, rack mount, and DIN rail mount. Designed as a simple upgrade for Cisco Catalyst 2960-L or 2960-Plus Series deployments, the Catalyst 1000 family includes versions with 8 to 48G Ethernet ports or 24 to 48 Fast Ethernet 10/100M Mbps ports.

Catalyst 1000 set up and management are simple via a web interface or command-line interface, security is enterprise-grade, and PoE+ ports with an automatically allocated budget of 740W allows a wide variety of Internet of Things (IoT) implementations. As many as eight Catalyst 1000 Gigabit Ethernet model switches can be controlled together with single IP. Catalyst Series 1000 appliances are nonblocking line-rate devices, and all are powered by Cisco's venerable IOS operating system software. Quality-of-Service (QoS) features include egress queues for each port as well as priority queuing to deliver optimized throughput for data, IP voice, and video traffic. Catalyst 1000 switches also offer Shaped Round Robin service scheduling and Weighted Tail Drop congestion management.

Catalyst 9000 Series Fixed and Modular Managed Switches
The Cisco Catalyst 9000 family of switches includes modular and fixed switches and supports all deployment models including access, distribution, and core switching. The Catalyst 9000 series includes switches with the right price/performance to connect people and things in venues from small businesses and branches to global enterprises. Catalyst 9000 Series products can be set up to support any combination of local facilities, private/public clouds, and hybrid networks. Modern management platforms and cutting-edge security features reduce expenses by cutting operational overhead and safeguarding vital IT assets. Cisco's 9000X family of switches offer converged switching and routing, introducing the first mix of 400G QSFP-DD ports along with full multigigabit Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet ports.

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Catalyst 9000 Switches Are Built for a Hybrid World

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches ConsultantsWith twice the backplane stacking bandwidth for around half the cost of the legacy Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and 2960-XR switches they are designed to replace, Cisco's Catalyst 9200 Series switches are a natural network improvement for small branch offices and midsize campus deployments. The Catalyst 9200 family includes models that support 24 or 48 ports with full Power over Ethernet; 80-160 Gbps stacking performance; and Layer 3 capabilities such as OSPF, EIGRP, IS-IS link-state protocol, and RIP. Catalyst 9200 switches are powered by Cisco IOS XE.

The Catalyst 9200 offers 160-Gbps backplane stacking performance, supports field-replaceable redundant power supplies and fans, and accepts swappable network modules with 4x1G, 4x1/10G, 2x25G, or 2x40G uplink. Cisco's Catalyst 9200 Enhanced VN switch allows up to 32 Virtual Networks and offers 160-Gbps stacking throughput. The Catalyst 9200L delivers 80-Gbps backplane stacking throughput. Both the Catalyst 9200L multigigabit and the Catalyst 9200 multigigabit offer wireless performance tuning with 8 or 12 mGig Ethernet ports up to 10Gbps.

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Switches ConsultantsCatalyst 9300 Series switches are fixed, stackable appliances for high-density enterprise access switching. Key features available with various models in the Catalyst 9300 portfolio include up to 1Tbps backplane stacking throughput, stackable high-speed fiber, up to 448 multigigabit Ethernet ports and 288 ports of 90W UPOE+ with an 8-device stack, end-to-end IPsec with AES-256 Encryption and speeds as high as 100G, redundant fans and power, plus StackPower cables compatible throughout the complete Catalyst 9300 product line.

Powered by the Cisco IOS XE operating system, switches in the Catalyst 9300 product line support automated provisioning, API-driven configuration, high-granularity visibility for close to realtime monitoring, and transparent software updates. Advanced security capabilities include Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA) as well as AES-256 MACsec and IPSec encryption, plus Cisco Trust Anchor Technologies with Image signing and Secure Boot. Cloud security is enhanced because Catalyst 9300 switches are able to host Cisco's Umbrella agent directly. This allows businesses to design their DNS filtering policies at a granular user or group level to block BYOD or IoT users from visiting malicious websites.

The entry-level Cisco Catalyst 9300L switch provides up to 320G backplane stacking bandwidth and supports 12 100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10G ports and 36 10M/100M/1G ports. The 9300L utilizes fixed rather than modular uplink components for 4 1G, 4 10G, or 2 40G uplink ports. The Cisco Catalyst 9300 switch offers 480G of stacking capacity and supports 48 100M/1G/2.5G/5Gbps Ethernet ports, 24 100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10Gbps ports, or 48 1G SFP ports. Modular uplink performance supported are 1G, 10G, 25G, or 40G. The high-end Cisco Catalyst 9300X switch delivers up to 1Tbps backplane stacking bandwidth and offers 48 10G Ethernet ports. The 9300X supports modular uplinks with dual-rate 100G/40G, multirate 25G/10G/1G, or mGig. Cisco 90W Universal Power Over Ethernet+ supports dense IoT environments such as smart buildings. Cisco offers hardware to provide 100G IPsec.

Catalyst 9400 Switches ExpertsCisco's Catalyst 9400 Series devices are modular switches based on Cisco IOS XE and designed for medium-size and large campus access networks. Offering twice the throughput and more than four times the chassis bandwidth as the legacy Catalyst 6500 it is designed to replace, Cisco's Catalyst 9400 portfolio brings switch technology into the modern era of networking impelled by security, mobility, Internet of Things, and cloud.

Catalyst 9400 appliances are available with 4-slot, 7-slot, and 10-slot chassis. Two of the slots on each chassis are dedicated to redundant supervisor cards, leaving 2, 5, or 8 slots available for line cards. Max bandwidth scalability for each line-card slot is 480G. Switching capacity can achieve 1.44 Terabits per second and forwarding rate on Supervisor Module is as high as 9 Tbps for the 10-slot chassis. All Catalyst 9400 models offer 90W UPOE+ on every port, protected segmentation with SD-Access and N+N/N+1 power redundancy for high resilience. The Catalyst 9400 4-slot switch supports 96 10/100/1000 ports, 5G/10G mGig ports, or 10G SFP+ ports. The Catalyst 9400 7-slot switch supports 240 ports, and the Catalyst 9400 10-slot supports 384 ports. All Catalyst 9400 appliances can support 2 non-blocking 40G Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable uplinks and 8 non-blocking 10 Gigabit SFP+ uplinks.

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Switches ConsultantsThe Catalyst 9500 family includes fixed core and edge services switches intended for the large campus. Catalyst 9500 models are powered by the Cisco IOS XE operating system and the the family includes the first network technology to provide switching speeds higher than 25 Terabits per second.

Catalyst 9500 models deliver up to 6.4 Tbps switching capacity with forwarding speed as high as 2 Billion Packet per Second. Catalyst 9500 appliances can provide as many as 32 nonblocking 100 Gigabit QSFP28 optical ports, 32 nonblocking 40 Gigabit QSFP+ ports, 48 nonblocking 25 Gigabit SFP28 ports, or 48 nonblocking 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports. You can deploy Multichassis EtherChannel (MEC) across Cisco StackWise-Virtual members for high resiliency.

Catalyst 9500X appliances can provide as high as 25.6 Tbps switching performance with 2 Billion Packet per Second forwarding capacity. Catalyst 9500X devices deliver up to 28 nonblocking 40/100 Gigabit QSFP28 ports or 8 nonblocking 40/100/200/400 G QSFP-DD ports. The 9500X line also includes chip-level capability for line-rate 256-bit 802.1AE Media Access Control Security (MACsec) and WAN-MACsec1 data encryption.

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Switches ConsultantsCisco's Catalyst 9600 Series switches are modular core and distribution switches for the enterprise campus. The 6-slot chassis with a Catalyst 9600X Series Supervisor has switching performance up to 25.6 Tbps and can support up to 256 nonblocking 10/25/50 Gigabit ports, 96 nonblocking 40/100G Gigabit ports, or 8 nonblocking 200/400 GE QSFP-DD ports. The Catalyst 9600 switch also provides dual-rate 40G/100G and 10G/25G optics. Two chassis slots are reserved for high-availability supervisors. You can combine a selection of line cards for core and aggregation environments. The chassis uses a passive backplane, so you can replace fan tray, power supplies, and line cards without disrupting operation.

Legacy Catalyst Series Switches Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified network consultants have broad backgrounds providing online and onsite support services for legacy Catalyst Series switches for which Cisco has announced End of Life or End of Support. These outdated Catalyst switches often cost more to manage and maintain than contemporary products, provide less capacity and fewer features, and in some situations may expose organizations to regulatory and even liability issues. Progent can help your business to support and troubleshoot these older Cisco products and can in addition assist you to plan and implement seamless upgrades to current products within the Catalyst family or to devices from the Cisco Nexus line of switches which build upon Catalyst technology.

Cisco Catalyst Express 500 Family
Catalyst Express 500 and 520 Series Switches SupportThe Catalyst Express 500 family of managed Ethernet switches are intended for companies with as many as 250 employees and provide the reliability, security, expandability, and feature set small companies need at an economical cost. PoE capability makes it simple to install network appliances like VoIP phones and closed-circuit TV cameras.

Versions of the Cisco Catalyst Express 500 managed switches offer from 8 to 24 10/100/1000BT Ethernet ports as well as optional backup power supplies with automatic switch-over for extra reliability. Integration with Cisco access points helps businesses to set up a local wireless environment rapidly and easily. The Catalyst Express 500 platform provides strong protection against viruses With the Cisco Self-Defending Network technology and Cisco Clean Access solutions. Catalyst 2940 Switch
Catalyst 2900 Family Switches HelpCatalyst 2900 fixed-configuration, managed 10/100 Ethernet switches provide basic small-group connectivity for small to medium-size organizations. These wire-speed desktop appliances deliver IOS Software functions for basic mixed-media traffic services at the edge of the network. The Cisco 2940 Series managed switches are small-footprint, entry-level switches with 8 Ethernet connections plus one built-in Fast or Gbit uplink. They can be deployed outside the wiring cabinet in cramped locations such as on or under a user's desk or in a conference room.

Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series Switch
The Catalyst 2960-S Series are fixed-configuration switches intended for small companies and branches. Available models offer either 24 or 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, four 1-Gigabit or two 10-GB Ethernet uplink ports, and provide switching capacity of 176 Gbps. Cisco's FlexStack feature allows up to four Catalyst 2960-S switches to be grouped in a stack to act like a single switch that offers 40 Gbps of stacking performance and that reduces administrative expense because of single-switch configuration. IPv6 FHS capability protects against IPv6 address theft and malicious threats.

Cisco Catalyst 3560 Family Switches
Catalyst 3560 Family Switches SupportCisco's Catalyst 3560 family is a selection of fixed-configuration switches that features IEEE 802.3af and Cisco Power over Ethernet functionality in 10/100 Ethernet and 10/100/1000 configurations. Cisco's Catalyst 3560 switch is a proven Layer 2 switch for small enterprise network connectivity or satellite-offices, offering both Gigabit Ethernet and Power over Ethernet (PoE) options for high efficiency while streamlining the deployment of key applications such a Voice over IP, wireless access, video surveillance, and building management systems. IT managers can activate comprehensive intelligent features such as QoS, rate management, access control lists (ACLs), multicast management, and high-performance IP routing with the ease of conventional LAN switching.

The Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series switch is equipped with a robust set of capabilities that allow for network scalability and higher availability through IP routing as well as a full complement of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) improvements designed to maximize throughput in an access Layer LAN. Improvements to the conventional Spanning Tree Protocol, such as Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus, Uplink Fast, and Port Fast, combined with innovations like Flex Links interfaces, improve network efficiency. PVST+ supports Data Link Layer load sharing on backup links to exploit the additional bandwidth inherent in a redundant architecture.

Efficient routing protocols such as Open Shortest Path First, EIGRP, Border Gateway Protocol, and Policy Based Routing increase system capacity; Protocol Independent Multicast helps improve resource utilization; and Virtual Route Forwarding Lite (VRFLite) protects network traffic.

Catalyst 3750 Series Switches
Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Switches ConsultingFor mid-size organizations and enterprise branch offices, the Cisco Catalyst 3750 switch facilitates integration of converged applications and accommodates changing competitive environments by providing configuration versatility, ability to manage unified network patterns, and automatic set up of smart network services. In addition, Cisco's Catalyst 3750 switch is engineered for high-density 1000 Ethernet environments and incorporates a wide selection of switches that address the access, aggregation, and backbone-connectivity demands of small or midsized deployments.

The Cisco Catalyst 3750 switch includes either the IP Base or the Services image. The IP Base image features include advanced quality of service (QoS), rate-management, access control lists (ACLs), and basic static and Routing Information Protocol (RIP) routing capability. The IP Services image provides a broader selection of enterprise-class functions, such as advanced built-in IP unicast and multicast routing.

Cisco StackWise technology is a stacking architecture optimized for Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco StackWise is intended to respond to installs, deletions, and relocations while providing predictable performance. StackWise technology unites as many as nine separate switches into one logical unit, using special stack-interconnect cables and stacking software. Each of the switches can be any combination of the Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series and the Cisco Catalyst 3750-E Series. The stack operates as an individual switching appliance that is managed by a master switch, chosen from one of the stack of switches. The control switch automatically builds and updates all the switching and user-selected routing databases. A deployed stack can accept new switches or remove old switches without service interruption.

Catalyst 2960 Series Switches and 3560-CX Switches
Cisco Catalyst 2900 Family Switches Integration and TroubleshootingCisco's Catalyst 2960-CX is a fixed-configuration switch that is ultra-compact, fanless, low power, and allows a variety of mounting alternatives. The switch has eight 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and two Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports and optionally provides Power over Ethernet (PoE). Cisco's Catalyst 3560-CX appliance is a fixed-port managed switch packaged in a sleek, noiseless and low-power unit that can be mounted almost anywhere convenient. Versions are offered with eight or 12 1-GE ports or with six 1-GE ports and two multigigabit Ethernet ports. Two or four uplinks are offered, and Power over Ethernet is also available.

Cisco Catalyst 2900-L Switches ConsultantsCisco's Catalyst 2960-L family includes entry-level fixed-port switches targeted for small offices, retail areas, and other places where space is limited. These compact appliances have eight to 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports and either 2 or 4 SFP uplink ports. Power over Ethernet support reduces clutter and fanless design for 16- and 24-port versions does away with noise. RJ-45 interfaces accommodate 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T and 1000BASE-T SFP-ports.

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and Catalyst 2960-XR Series switches enhance the 2690-S line by offering switching capacity as high as 216 Gbps and providing Cisco's FlexStack-Plus stacking technology by means of a live-swappable module that can combine 8 Catalyst switches in a FlexStack Plus stack with 80 Gbps of stacking performance. Cisco Catalyst 2900 Series switches also work with NetFlow-Lite for flow-based traffic monitoring. The Catalyst 2960-XR Series switch features Layer 3 dynamic routing, offering the simplicity of using one switch for Layer 2 and Layer 3 routing.

Catalyst 3650 and Catalyst 3850 Series Switches
Catalyst 3650 Switch and 3850 Switches Consulting FirmCatalyst 3650 and Catalyst 3850 switches are fixed-configuration, stackable network access switches powered by Cisco's IOS XE control software and incorporating full wireless controller capability that allows you to control wired and wireless networks on a single platform managed by one OS. Cisco has models with 24 or 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with PoE+, four 1GE or four 10GE uplink connections, and capacity for up to 9 switches in a FlexStack stack. All versions provide modular Quality of Service, stateful switchover for maximum availability, support in software for IPv4/IPv6 routing, multicast routing, and advanced security.

Because wireless data traffic is present at the Catalyst 3000 Series switch, administrators can identify and assign priorities to wireless data using Cisco's FNF technology along with sophisticated QoS capabilities for an improved wireless user environment and faster problem isolation. Multigigabit Ethernet switching can handle the high-throughput called for by the new 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless specification on currently in-place cabling infrastructure. (To find out about Progent's consulting services for Cisco's 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology, and Cisco's Meraki cloud-managed Wi-Fi APs, visit Planning and Deployment Consulting Services for Cisco Wireless Technology.)

The Catalyst 3650 Series switch delivers stacking performance of 160 Gbps and can control up to 25 Wi-Fi APs and 1000 Wi-Fi clients per stack. The Catalyst 3850 switch offers stacking performance of 480 Gbps and supports as many as 50 wireless APs and 2000 wireless users on each switch or stack. Catalyst 3850 SFP Fiber Switches have 12 or 24 1G fiber ports at line rate on every port, offering long distance connections, enhanced protection, and an identical wired and wireless experience.

Catalyst 4500-E and Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches
Cisco's Catalyst 4500-E and and Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series switches are designed for access and distribution deployments where physical space for networking hardware is at a premium. Powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, the 4500-E and Catalyst 4500-X product lines simplify virtualization thanks to Cisco's Easy Virtual Network and VSS solutions. Virtualization allows you to segment a hardware network into a number of virtual networks whose data and control planes are logically segregated. This makes possible the economy, protection, recoverability, and ease of management required for Cloud computing or other scenarios where a common resource pool is shared by applications and services that must operate in complete privacy from each other. EVN simplifies the process of creating VNs and can be expanded to 32 VNs for each switch. Easy Virtual Network utilizes the capabilities of Multi-virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) and provides additional features such as VNET Trunks and a simple way for duplicating replicating routes between virtual networks. Virtual Switching System technology makes it easy to set up Catalyst 4500-E and 4500-X Series platforms to create zero-downtime VNs with advanced load balancing.

Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Switches
Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Family Switches Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Supervisor Engine 8-E for the Catalyst 4500-E modular switch includes a built-in wireless controller that supports Cisco's Unified Access technology for wired and wireless convergence. this is the initial Catalyst supervisor to allow wired as well as wireless services on one switch powered by IOS XE software. Technologies included are Cisco's FNF technology for application visibility across wired and wireless networks, TrustSec wired and wireless security, consistent QoS for wired and wireless clients, and the expansion of Nonstop Forwarding with Stateful Switchover to include wireless data traffic for world-quality high availability.

Offered in chassis that have from three to 10 plug-in slots, Catalyst 4500-E Series switches with Supervisor 8-E can support up to 384 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, 193 1GE fiber fiber connections, 96 10GE fiber connections, and eight 10GE uplinks. The Catalyst 4500-E Supervisor Engine 8-E delivers as much as 928 Gbps of wired throughput per system and 20 Gbps of wireless termination performance. 50 wireless access points and 2000 Wi-Fi clients can be supported per switch, and 250 wireless access points and 4000 wireless users are managed in a dual-switch installation without requiring a separate wireless network controller.

Catalyst 4500-X Switches
Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Family Switches Planning and Support ServicesCatalyst 4500-X switches are fixed 10-Gigabit Ethernet aggregation platforms that can provide up to 800 Gbps of backplane switching performance per chassis. The Catalyst 4500-X switch can have up to 32 10GE connections on the baseboard and eight extra 10GE ports on the expansion module for a maximum of up to 40 non-blocking 10GE connections. Eight 10-Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports are also available with a separate module. In addition to offering non-stop operation and easy management, Cisco's VSS technology on Catalyst 4500-X Series switches provides increased system performance of up to 1.6 Tbps by enabling all available capacity between VSS-linked Catalyst 4500-X switches. Other advanced features include Flexible NetFlow solution for traffic analysis, Cisco TrustSec protection, and wire-rate IPv6 forwarding.

Catalyst 6500 and Catalyst 6800 Series Switches
Catalyst 6500 and Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series switches are campus core switches that incorporate the proven DNA of the Catalyst 6500 family of products, which were introduced over a decade ago and have been continually enhanced ever since. Catalyst 6500 Series and Catalyst 6800 Series switches provide identical features and operational consistency, and the modular Catalyst 6807-XL accepts the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2T and its family of compatible line cards and modules. This cross compatibility and program of ongoing enhancement preserves your technology investment and allows you to upgrade your network with minimal downtime or IT team retraining.

Shared attributes of Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series and Cisco Catalyst 6800 modular switches that have Cisco's Supervisor Engine 2T include Cisco's Identity Services Engine for simple, centralized control to put in place consistent policy throughout a distributed network, Virtual Switching System capability for 99.999% uptime through multi-level switchover, and the Cisco Campus Locator/ID Separation Protocol to facilitate roaming and device mobility and to streamline virtualization and transition to IPv6. Additional virtualization tools to partition distinct user groups and serve the unique security/compliance and QoS policy needs of every group include L2/L3 VPN, complete MPLS, EVN, VPN Routing and Forwarding-aware technology for Network Address Translation NetFlow, GRE for v4/v6, and L2 geographic extensions with virtual private LAN services (VPLS). For unified wired and wireless networking, the Wireless Services Module 2 for Catalyst 6500 Series and Catalyst 6800 modular switches supports as many as 1000 wireless APs and 15,000 wireless users.

Catalyst 6500-E Switches
Catalyst 6500 Family Switches Consulting FirmThe Catalyst 6500-E Series of modular switches are intended for distribution and campus core networks that require world-class uptime and high concentrations of 1 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 GE fiber, or 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Models have three to 13 expansion slots and accept a wide range of modules. Integrated service modules enable wireless, traffic analysis, and data protection. Only E-Series versions of Cisco's broad line of 6500 switches accept Cisco's Supervisor Engine 2T.

The Catalyst 6503-E switch has a 4RU chassis, includes 3 expansion slots, and offers up to 180 Gbps of switching capacity per slot. The Cisco Catalyst 6503-E switch can support 97 10/100/1000 Ethernet connections, up to 99 Gigabit Ethernet fiber access ports, up to 34 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 40GE access ports.

The top-of-the-line Catalyst 6513-E has a 19 rack unit, 13-slot form factor and offers 180 Gbps of throughput per slot, with a total system bandwidth as high as 4 Tbps. A VSS configured system can deliver up to 8 Tbps of switching capacity. The Cisco Catalyst 6513-E switch can support a maximum of 529 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports, up to 534 1GE fiber ports, 180 10GE connections, and up to 44 40-Gigabit Ethernet connections.

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches
Catalyst 6800 Family Switches Planning and Support ServicesCatalyst 6800 switches are programmable backbone platforms intended to deliver optimal 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet support. The Cisco Catalyst 6880-X switch is a fixed, small form factor device for high-density Ethernet intended for small or medium-size campus backbones. The Catalyst 6880-X switch delivers up to 2 Tbps switching capacity and has four slots for port cards. The top port density on one chassis is 80 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports or 10GE access ports or up to 20 40GE ports. Configured with Cisco's Virtual Switching System, these switches can deliver 4 Tbps bandwidth and handle up to 158 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports or 10GE access ports or as many as 20 40-Gigabit Ethernet access ports.

The modular Catalyst 6807-XL switch has a 10-rack-unit form factor chassis that has 7 slots and accepts existing Supervisor Engine 2T line cards and modules. (Two of the slots are for the Supervisor Engine and the other five are for modules.) The Catalyst 6807-XL switch offers as much as 880 Gbps of switching performance per slot and up to 11.4 Tbps of full-duplex switching bandwidth while providing up to 240 1 Gigabit Ethernet connections or 1GE fiber connections, 80 10GE connections or 20 40-Gigabit Ethernet connections. an 6807-XL system configured with VSS can handle 22.8 Tbps of switching performance, 480 10/100/1000 Ethernet access ports or Gigabit Ethernet fiber connections, 160 10-Gigabit Ethernet access ports or 40 40GE access ports.

Ways That Progent Can Help You with Catalyst Series Switches
Progent offers the online or onsite expertise of Cisco CCIE-certified consultants who have broad experience delivering Catalyst switch support for small and medium sized organizations, branch offices, enterprise campuses, data centers, Cloud environments, and service providers. Progent's skills include Cisco's Catalyst and Nexus lines of managed switches and Cisco's IOS, IOS-XR and NX-OS operating systems. Services offered by Progent's experts for Catalyst Series switches include pilot testing and validation, system analysis, topology planning, migrations and project management, network virtualization, wired/wireless unification, network management, performance optimization, troubleshooting, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness, and data security and compliance testing and remediation.

Progent's Cisco-certified consultants have deep expertise with industry standards as well as with proprietary Cisco technologies associated with switching and routing including BGP, MPLS, PIM, VPNs, Spanning-Tree Protocol, virtual LANs, Cisco FabricPath, VPC, HSRP, Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol, OSPF, Virtual Switching System (VSS), and Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP). Progent's network specialists also offer experience with important networking technologies such as TCP/IP, IPv4/IPv6, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), RIP, and Internet Group Management Protocol. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified information security consultants can show you how to create a comprehensive security plan and deploy Catalyst switches so that they offer maximum enforcement to your network security policies.

If you require the highest available density or sub-microsecond latency Cisco switches for an enterprise-class data center, Progent can help your organization to analyze, plan, and implement a transition to Cisco's Nexus family of switches. To learn about Progent's consulting capabilities for Nexus switches, see Nexus Switch consulting services available from Progent. Progent can also help you to integrate Catalyst data center switches with Meraki distribution switches. (See Cisco Meraki switch integration consultants.)

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