Cisco's Catalyst line of modular and fixed managed switches offers speed and control at the access, distribution, and backbone levels of converged IP voice, HD video, and high bandwidth data networks for organizations that range in size from small businesses and branch offices to multi-campus enterprises and SPs. Progent's Cisco-certified consultants can provide online and onsite support for Catalyst switches to assist your organization to design an efficient network topology that addresses your specific business needs, configure proof-of-concept testing, deploy Catalyst switches, implement and validate a sound security strategy, streamline system management and monitoring, provide troubleshooting and support services, optimize switch performance, and configure Catalyst's fault-tolerant technology for near-zero downtime.

Progent can assist you to maintain and troubleshoot your older Catalyst switches or upgrade efficiently to up-to-date versions of Catalyst switches adhering to leading practices to ensure that you receive the highest business value from your investment in your network.

The need for smart, high-speed switching is the result 0f a confluence of relatively new networking trends whose net impact is a virtual avalanche of data traffic:

  • Cloud and Internet of Things networking and an associated need for massive network virtualization
  • The proliferation of BYOD computing
  • Bandwidth-intensive rich media applications
  • Social business technologies
  • The popularity of Big Data in enterprise analytics
  • Increasingly advanced threats like ransomware
Cloud computing is only financially feasible by utilizing network virtualization. Virtualized data centers radically reduce expenses by allowing very high hardware utilization and demanding minimal real estate and energy use. However this also means that comparatively sparse resources must accommodate substantial amounts of data. The BYOD paradigm has resulted in a dramatic rise in the amount of mobile users that must be handled by IT networks, and these clients tend to run a high percentage of bandwidth-intensive, HD video apps. Social business technologies are displacing traditional email as the primary driver for collaboration and is generating a growing thirst for bandwidth. Enterprises who are trying to stay competitive are adopting Big Data techniques to search through enormous and disparate silos of information, which as a result generates Big Network Traffic. These trends are relatively new, and combined they create a serious demand for an advanced class of switches that feature significantly higher throughput, intelligence, uptime and ease of management than older platforms were built to provide.

Cisco's current lineup of Catalyst switches are ideal for the distribution and core layers levels of enterprise campus environments where office workers must be accommodated by providing dependable high throughput, strict client access management, tight group isolation, application intelligence, and wired/wireless convergence. Catalyst switches are designed to meet the demand for speed and control with capabilities such as high-density 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet services, switching performance over 25T for each appliance, an extensive suite of tools including Easy Virtual Network to facilitate the deployment of virtual networks, VSS technology for stateful interchassis failover with instant backup switch recovery and 99.999% availability, IPv6 support, Application Visibility and Control to optimize system resource usage, and advanced Quality of Service capabilities for critical data prioritization.

Catalyst Switches Consulting and Troubleshooting

Cisco Offers Catalyst Switching Solutions for Businesses of All Sizes

Catalyst switches enable businesses of all sizes to benefit from incorporating intelligent switching and routing features into their network infrastructure, creating an environment that can handle real-time requirements, expand to support future growth, protect sensitive information, and differentiate and control processes to enhance network operations.

Catalyst 1000 Series Fixed Ethernet Switches
Cisco Catalyst 1000 Family Switches ConsultantsCisco's Catalyst 1000 Series access switches are compact, fixed switches targeted for smaller businesses and branches with up to 250 workers and with little if any internal IT support. The Catalyst 1000 family includes fanless versions for noiseless operation within an office environment. Mounting alternatives include desktop, wall or shelf mount, standard rack mount, and DIN. Created as an easy upgrade for Cisco Catalyst 2960-L or 2960-Plus deployments, the Catalyst 1000 portfolio includes versions with 8 to 48G Ethernet ports or 24 to 48 Fast Ethernet 10/100M Mbps ports.

Catalyst Series 1000 set up and administration are simple via a web interface or CLI, security is enterprise-grade, and Power over Ethernet capability with an automatically allocated power budget of 740W supports a broad range of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Up to eight Catalyst 1000 Gigabit Ethernet Series switches can be managed at once with single IP. All Catalyst 1000 models are nonblocking line-rate switches, and all are based on Cisco's familiar IOS operating system software. Quality-of-Service features include egress queues for each port plus priority packet queuing to deliver wire-speed performance for data, IP voice, and video data. Catalyst Series 1000 switches also feature Shaped Round Robin (SRR) scheduling and Weighted Tail Drop (WTD) congestion avoidance.

Cisco Catalyst 9000 Fixed and Modular Managed Switches
The Cisco Catalyst 9000 family of switches includes modular and fixed switches and can support all deployment scenarios including access, distribution, and core switching. The Catalyst 9000 line includes devices with the appropriate value proposition to connect workers and things in scenarios ranging from small businesses and branch offices to global enterprises. Catalyst 9000 products can be configured to support any combination of onsite facilities, private/public clouds, and hybrid networks. Unified management platforms and cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions lower expenses by cutting operational overhead and protecting critical IT assets. Cisco's 9000X family of switches offer converged switching/routing, delivering the first mix of 400G QSFP-DD ports along with full multigigabit and Power-over-Ethernet ports.

Catalyst 9000 Series Fixed and Modular Switches Experts

Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches Are Designed for a Hybrid Landscape

Catalyst 9200 Switches ExpertsWith double the backplane stacking bandwidth at about half the price of the legacy Catalyst 2960-X and 2960-XR switches they are intended to replace, Cisco's Catalyst 9200 Series switches are a natural infrastructure upgrade for small branches and midsize campus deployments. The 9200 product line includes switches that support 24 or 48 ports with full Power over Ethernet; 80-160 Gbps stacking bandwidth; streaming telemetry; and Layer 3 capabilities such as OSPF, EIGRP, IS-IS link-state protocol, and RIP. Cisco Catalyst 9200 switches are powered by the Cisco IOS XE operating system.

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

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Switches ConsultantsCisco's Catalyst 9300 Series switches are fixed, stackable appliances for ultra-high-density access switching. Advanced capabilities available with various models in the Catalyst 9300 portfolio include up to 1Tbps backplane stacking performance, stackable SFP fiber, up to 448 mGig ports and 288 ports of 90W UPOE+ with an 8-unit configuration, line rate IPsec tunnel with AES-256 Encryption and performance as high as 100G, redundant fans and power supplies, plus data stack cables compatible across the entire Catalyst 9300 family.

Based on Cisco IOS XE, devices in the Catalyst 9300 product line support auto provisioning, API-driven configuration, high-granularity visibility for close to realtime monitoring, and transparent software patching. Security features include Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA) as well as AES-256 MACsec and IPSec encryption, plus Trust Anchor Technologies with Secure Boot. Cloud security is enhanced because Catalyst 9300 switches are able to host Cisco's Umbrella agent directly. This makes it possible for businesses to implement their DNS policies at user or group level to prevent BYOD or IoT clients from visiting malicious websites.

The value-priced Cisco Catalyst 9300L switch delivers up to 320G backplane stacking bandwidth and offers 12 100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10G ports and 36 10M/100M/1G ports. The 9300L uses fixed rather than modular uplink components for 4 1G, 4 10G, or 2 40G uplink ports. The Cisco Catalyst 9300 appliance features 480G of stacking capacity and can provide 48 100M/1G/2.5G/5Gbps Ethernet ports, 24 100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10Gbps Ethernet ports, or 48 1G SFP ports. Modular uplink speeds available are 1G, 10G, 25G, or 40G. The top-of-the-line Cisco Catalyst 9300X switch delivers 1T backplane stacking throughput and supports 48 10G Ethernet ports. The 9300X accepts modular uplinks with dual-rate 100G/40G, multirate 25G/10G/1G, or multigigabit. Cisco 90W Universal Power Over Ethernet+ (UPOE+) supports dense IoT environments such as smart buildings. Hardware is available to support 100G IPsec.

Catalyst 9400 Switches ExpertsCisco's Catalyst 9400 Series devices are modular switches based on Cisco IOS XE and intended for midsize and enterprise campus access deployments. Delivering twice the performance and over quadruple the chassis bandwidth as the legacy Catalyst 6500 it is built to replace, Cisco's Catalyst 9400 portfolio brings switch technology into the modern age of connectivity impelled by cybersecurity, mobility, IoT, and cloud.

Catalyst 9400 switches are offered with 4-slot, 7-slot, and 10-slot chassis. Two of the slots on the chassis are reserved for high-availability supervisor cards, making 2, 5, or 8 slots available for line cards. Max capacity per line-card slot is 480G. Switching capacity can reach 1.44 Terabits per second and forwarding rate on Supervisor Module can reach 9 Tbps with 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 availability. The Catalyst 9400 4-slot switch can support 96 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, 5G/10G multigigabit ports, or 10G SFP+ ports. The Catalyst 9400 7-slot supports 240 ports, and the Catalyst 9400 10-slot supports 384 ports. All Catalyst 9400 appliances can provide 2 non-blocking 40G Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable uplinks and 8 non-blocking 10G SFP+ uplinks.

Catalyst 9500 Switches ExpertsCisco's Catalyst 9500 family consists of fixed core and edge services switches intended for the large campus. Catalyst 9500 models are powered by Cisco IOS XE and the series incorporates the first infrastructure technology to provide switching speeds higher than 25 Tbps.

Cisco's Catalyst 9500 appliances deliver up to 6.4 Tbps switching performance with forwarding throughput up to 2 Bpps. Catalyst 9500 switches can support as many as 32 nonblocking 100 Gigabit QSFP28 ports, 32 nonblocking 40 Gigabit QSFP+ ports, 48 nonblocking 25 Gigabit SFP28 ports, or 48 nonblocking 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports. You can configure Multichassis EtherChannel across Cisco StackWise-Virtual members for high resiliency.

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

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

Legacy Catalyst Series Switches Supported by Progent
Progent's Cisco certified consultants have broad experience delivering online and onsite consulting and troubleshooting expertise for legacy Catalyst switches for which Cisco has announced End of Life (EOL). These legacy switches usually cost more to operate and maintain than contemporary switches, provide lower capacity and functionality, and for many situations may subject organizations to compliance and liability issues. Progent's consultants can help you to manage and repair these older Cisco products and can in addition assist you to design and execute non-disruptive upgrades to newer products from the Catalyst family or to solutions from Cisco's Nexus line of switches which take advantage of Catalyst technology.

Catalyst Express 500 Line of Switches
Catalyst Express 500 Family Switches Consulting FirmCisco's Catalyst Express 500 family of fixed-configuration switches are designed for companies with up to 250 workers and deliver the dependability, security, scalability, and features small companies need at an affordable cost. PoE capability makes it easy to add network devices such as VoIP phones and IP cameras.

Models of the Catalyst Express 500 switches offer up to 24 10/100/1000BASE-T ports plus optional redundant power with auto switch-over for extra reliability. Interoperation with Cisco wireless access points helps businesses to build a wireless LAN environment quickly and effectively. The Cisco Catalyst Express 500 family provides solid protection against viruses thanks to the Cisco Self-Defending Network strategy and Clean Access agents. Catalyst 2940 Switch
Cisco Catalyst 2900 Family Switches ConsultantsCatalyst 2900 fixed-configuration, managed 10/100 Ethernet switches offer fundamental workgroup connectivity for small to medium-sized businesses. These wire-speed desktop appliances offer IOS Software features for simple mixed-media traffic support at the network edge. The Cisco Catalyst 2940 family of managed switches are compact, stackable switches with eight Fast Ethernet ports plus one built-in Fast Ethernet or Gbit Ethernet uplink. The enclosures can be installed away from the wiring cabinet in cramped locations such as on a worker's desk or in a classroom.

Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Switch
The Catalyst 2960-S Series are fixed switches intended for small businesses and branches. Current versions have 24 or 48 1Gb Ethernet ports, four 1-Gigabit or two 10GE uplink ports, and deliver switching capacity of 176 Gbps. Cisco's FlexStack feature allows as many as four Catalyst 2960-S switches to be combined in a stack to act as a single switching unit that provides 40 Gbps of stacking throughput and that reduces management costs with one-switch setup. Cisco's IPv6 First Hop Security (FHS) technology protects against IPv6 address interception and other threats.

Cisco Catalyst 3560 Switches
Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switches SupportCisco's Catalyst 3560 family is a selection of fixed-configuration switches that features IEEE 802.3af and Power over Ethernet functionality in Fast Ethernet and 10/100/1000 Ethernet implementations. The Catalyst 3560 Series switch is an ideal Layer 2 switch for midsize business network access or branch-offices, offering both 10/100/1000 and Power over Ethernet (PoE) options for high productivity while streamlining the installation of vital applications such a IP telephony, wireless connectivity, video surveillance, and building management systems. Customers can deploy comprehensive intelligent services such as quality of service, rate management, access control lists, multicast management, and fast IP routing with the ease of traditional LAN switching.

The Catalyst 3560 switch has a robust array of capabilities that permit network expandability and higher availability via IP routing as well as a full complement of Spanning Tree Protocol improvements aimed to maximize availability in an access Layer network. Enhancements to the standard STP Protocol, such as Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+), and Port Fast, as well as enhancements like Flex Links Layer 2 interfaces, contribute to network efficiency. Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+) supports Layer 2 load balancing on redundant links to take advantage of the additional bandwidth associated with a redundant design.

Important routing protocols including Open Shortest Path First (OPSF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol, BGP, static routing, and Policy Based Routing improve network scale; Protocol Independent Multicast helps improve the efficiency of system resource use; and VRFLite secures network traffic.

Catalyst 3750 Family Switches
Catalyst 3750 Series Switches ConsultingFor mid-size organizations and enterprise branches, Cisco's Catalyst 3750 Series switch simplifies deployment of converged technologies and accommodates evolving competitive environments by providing configuration versatility, ability to manage converged network patterns, and automatic set up of intelligent system services. In addition, the Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series is engineered for high-volume Gigabit Ethernet deployments and includes a diverse selection of switches that meet the access, aggregation, and backbone-interface requirements of small or midsized deployments.

Cisco's Catalyst 3750 Series includes either the IP Base image or the IP Services image. The IP Base image functions include advanced QoS, rate-management, access control lists (ACLs), and simple static and RIP routing capability. The IP Services image provides a broader selection of enterprise-class features, such as advanced hardware-based IP unicast and multicast routing.

StackWise technology is a stacking architecture optimized for Gigabit interfaces. This technology is intended to react to installs, deletions, and redeployments while maintaining predictable performance. StackWise unites up to nine separate switches into one logical device, using special stack-interface cables and software. The individual switches can be any combination of the Catalyst 3750 Series and the Catalyst 3750-E Series switches. The stack behaves as a single switching unit that is managed by a master switch, selected from among the member switches. The control switch intelligently builds and keeps current all the switching and user-selected routing databases. A deployed stack can accommodate new members or remove existing devices with no service interruption.

Catalyst 2960 Series Switches and 3560-CX Switches
Catalyst 2900 Family Switches ConsultingCisco's Catalyst 2960-CX is a fixed-configuration managed switch that is low-profile, fanless, power efficient, and allows a variety of mounting options. The Catalyst 2960-CX incorporates eight 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and two Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports and has an option for Power over Ethernet. Cisco's Catalyst 3560-CX appliance is a fixed-configuration managed switch housed in a compact, quiet and energy-efficient unit that can be placed almost anywhere outside a wiring closet. Versions are available with 8 or 12 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports or with six 1-GE ports and two multigigabit ports. Two or four uplinks are offered, and Power over Ethernet is also an option.

Catalyst 2900-L Switches Integration and TroubleshootingCisco's Catalyst 2960-L family includes entry-level fixed-port managed switches intended for small offices, retail areas, and other environments where space is at a premium. Catalyst 2900-L compact appliances include 8 to 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports and either 2 or 4 SFP uplink ports. PoE support saves space and fan-free design for 16- and 24-port models eliminates noise. RJ-45 interfaces support 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T and 1000BASE-T SFP-based ports.

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and 2960-XR Series switches improve on the 2690-S family of switches by offering switching capacity of 216 Gbps and providing Cisco's FlexStack-Plus stacking technology by means of a hot-swappable plug-in that allows 8 Catalyst switches in a FlexStack Plus stack capable of 80 Gbps of stacking performance. Cisco Catalyst 2900 Series switches also support NetFlow-Lite for conserving forwarding data for analysis. The Catalyst 2960-XR switch is capable of Layer 3 dynamic routing, providing the convenience of using a single device for Layer 2 and Layer 3 routing.

Cisco Catalyst 3650 and Catalyst 3850 Series Switches
Cisco Catalyst 3650 Switch and Catalyst 3850 Switches Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco Catalyst 3650 and Catalyst 3850 series switches are fixed, stackable network access switches based on Cisco's IOS XE operating system and featuring full wireless network controller capability that lets you converge wired and wireless infrastructure on a single platform managed by a single operating system. Cisco offers models with either 24 or 48 1Gb Ethernet connections with PoE+, four 1GE or four 10-GB Ethernet uplinks, and capacity for up to nine Catalyst switches in a stack. All versions offer expandable Quality of Service, stateful failover for high availability, software support for IPv4/IPv6 routing, multicast routing, and advanced security.

Since wireless data traffic is visible at the Catalyst 3000 family switch, it is possible to identify and assign priorities to wireless traffic using Cisco's Flexible NetFlow solution along with sophisticated QoS features for an improved user environment and quicker problem mediation. Multigigabit Ethernet switching supports the high-bandwidth called for by the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless specification on existing cabling infrastructure. (For information about Progent's consulting services for Cisco's 802.11ac Aironet Wi-Fi products, and Meraki cloud-managed Wi-Fi access points, visit Planning and Deployment Support for Cisco Wireless Products.)

The Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series switch offers stacking performance of 160 Gbps and supports up to 25 wireless access points and 1000 wireless clients per switch. The Cisco Catalyst 3850 switch offers stacking bandwidth as high as 480 Gbps and supports up to 50 Wi-Fi access points and 2000 wireless clients per switch or stack. Cisco Catalyst 3850 SFP Fiber Switches incorporate 12 or 24 1G fiber data ports at line rate on every port, offering long distance connections, advanced security, and a consistent wired/wireless user experience.

Catalyst 4500-E and Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches
Cisco's Catalyst 4500-E and and Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series switches are designed for campus and distribution deployments where space for infrastructure equipment is limited. Running Cisco's IOS XE software, the Catalyst 4500-E and 4500-X families simplify virtualization by supporting Cisco's EVN and Virtual Switching System (VSS) solutions. Network virtualization makes it possible to divide a physical network into a number of virtual networks (VNs) whose data and control planes are logically distinct. This makes possible the efficient utilization, protection, recoverability, and manageability needed for Cloud computing or other situations where a single infrastructure is shared by applications and services that must run in total isolation from one another. EVN streamlines the task of creating VNs and can be expanded to 32 VNs for each switch. Easy Virtual Network incorporates features of Multi-virtual routing and forwarding and includes new features such as VNET Tags and a simple technique for duplicating replicating routes connecting VNs. VSS makes it easy to set up Catalyst 4500-E and 4500-X Series switches to produce zero-downtime VNs with advanced load balancing.

Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Switches
Catalyst 4500-E Series Switches ConsultantsThe Supervisor Engine 8-E for the Catalyst 4500-E modular switch includes an integrated wireless controller that supports Cisco's Unified Access solution for wired/wireless convergence. The Supervisor Engine 8-E is the first Cisco Catalyst supervisor engine to allow wired plus wireless services on a single platform based on IOS XE software. Technologies include Cisco's FNF technology for capacity planning across both wired and wireless networks, TrustSec wired and wireless security, consistent QoS for wired and wireless networks, plus the extension of Nonstop Forwarding with Stateful Switchover (NSF/SSO) to include wireless data traffic for world-quality availability.

Offered in chassis with from three to 10 slots, Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series switches can support as many as 384 10/100/1000 Ethernet access ports, 193 Gigabit Ethernet non-blocking fiber ports, 96 10GE fiber ports, and eight 10-Gigabit Ethernet uplinks. The Catalyst 4500-E Supervisor Engine 8-E delivers as much as 928 Gbps of wired throughput per system and as much as 20 Gbps of wireless termination performance. 50 wireless APs and 2000 wireless clients can be supported on each switch, and 250 wireless access points and 4000 wireless clients are supported in a two-switch installation without a standalone wireless network controller.

Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches
Catalyst 4500-X Family Switches Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Catalyst 4500-X switches are fixed-configuration 10-Gigabit Ethernet aggregation switches that can deliver up to 800 Gbps of core switching capacity per chassis. The Catalyst 4500-X switch supports up to 32 10GE connections on the baseboard and eight additional 10GE ports on the optional expansion module for a maximum of up to 40 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports. Eight 10-Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports are also available via another module. In addition to offering zero-downtime operation and easy manageability, Cisco's virtual switching system solution on Catalyst 4500-X switches provides higher system performance of as much as 1.6 Tbps by activating all possible capacity across VSS-linked Catalyst 4500-X Series switches. Additional advanced features include Cisco's FNF technology for capacity planning, Cisco TrustSec protection, and wire-rate IPv6 forwarding.

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series and Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches
Cisco Catalyst 6500 and Catalyst 6800 switches are enterprise campus core platforms that share the field-proven DNA of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 family of products, which first appeared over a decade ago and which have been continually enhanced since then. Cisco Catalyst 6500 and Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series switches provide the same features and operational consistency, and the modular Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL supports the Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2T and its extensive portfolio of line cards and service modules. This cross compatibility and commitment to continual enhancement preserves your information technology investment and allows you to upgrade your network with little service interruption or IT team retraining.

Shared features of Catalyst 6500 Series and Catalyst 6800 modular switches equipped with Cisco's Supervisor Engine 2T include Cisco's ISE technology for convenient, centralized administration to put in place unvarying policy throughout a distributed network, VSS Quad Sup SSO (VS4O) capability for 99.999% uptime via multi-level redundancy, and the Cisco Campus Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) to facilitate client roaming and mobility and to streamline network virtualization and migration to IPv6. Additional virtual networking tools to segment distinct user groups and support the special security and QoS policy needs of every group include Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN, complete Multiprotocol Label Switching, EVN, VPN Routing and Forwarding-aware technology for Network Address Translation (NAT) NetFlow, GRE for v4/v6, and Layer 2 extensions with virtual private LAN services (VPLS). For converged wired and wireless environments, the WiSM2 controller Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series and Catalyst 6800 modular switches can manage as many as 1000 wireless APs and 15,000 wireless clients.

Cisco Catalyst 6500-E Switches
Catalyst 6500 Family Switches Consulting FirmThe Catalyst 6500-E Series of modular switches are designed for aggregation and enterprise core environments that need maximum uptime and high densities of 1 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 GE fiber, and/or 10 and 40 GE access ports. Available versions include three to 13 expansion slots and work with a wide range of modules. Integrated service modules support wireless management, traffic monitoring, and data protection. Only E-Series models of Cisco's extensive family of 6500 switches work with Cisco's Supervisor Engine 2T.

The entry-level Catalyst 6503-E switch has a 4RU form factor, holds 3 slots, and offers 180 Gbps of switching bandwidth on each slot. The Catalyst 6503-E switch supports up to 97 10/100/1000 Ethernet access ports, up to 99 1GE fiber connections, up to 34 10GE ports, and up to 8 40GE ports.

The top-of-the-line Catalyst 6513-E switch has a 19 rack unit, 13-slot chassis and offers as much as 180 Gbps of throughput on each slot, with a system capacity of up to 4 Tbps. A Virtual Switching System configured system can handle up to 8 Tbps of capacity. The Catalyst 6513-E switch supports a maximum of 529 1 Gigabit Ethernet access ports, up to 534 Gigabit Ethernet fiber connections, up to 180 10GE ports, and 44 40GE connections.

Catalyst 6800 Switches
Catalyst 6800 Series Switches Consulting FirmCisco's Catalyst 6800 switches are programmable backbone switches intended to provide optimal 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet services. The Cisco Catalyst 6880-X switch is a fixed, compact device for high-density Ethernet designed for small or medium-size campus backbones. The Catalyst 6880-X switch delivers up to 2 Tbps bandwidth and includes four slots for port cards. The maximum port concentration per chassis is 80 1 Gigabit Ethernet connections or 10GE ports or up to 20 40GE ports. Configured with Cisco's Virtual Switching System, these switches can deliver 4 Tbps switching bandwidth and support as many as 158 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports or 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports or up to 20 40-Gigabit Ethernet connections.

The modular Catalyst 6807-XL switch has a 10-rack-unit form factor with 7 slots and supports existing Supervisor Engine 2T cards and service modules. (Two of the slots are for the Supervisor Engine and five are for expansion modules.) The Catalyst 6807-XL switch can deliver as much as 880 Gbps of switching capacity per slot and a total of 11.4 Tbps of full-duplex switching bandwidth while supporting up to 240 1 Gigabit Ethernet connections or Gigabit Ethernet fiber connections, 80 10GE access ports or up to 20 40GE ports. A two-chassis 6807-XL system with Cisco's Virtual Switching System can handle 22.8 Tbps of switching throughput, 480 1 Gigabit Ethernet access ports or Gigabit Ethernet fiber connections, up to 160 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports or 40 40-Gigabit Ethernet access ports.

How Progent Can Help You with Catalyst Switches
Progent offers the remote or onsite support services of CCIE-certified consultants who have broad backgrounds delivering Catalyst switch technology solutions for small and midsize organizations, branches, 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. Support services available from Progent for Catalyst Series switches include proof-of-concept testing, system analysis and monitoring, topology design, migrations and project management, virtualization, wired/wireless unification, network management, capacity planning, problem mitigation, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, and information security and compliance testing and validation.

Progent has deep expertise with industry standards as well as with proprietary Cisco protocols related to switching and routing such as BGP, MPLS traffic engineering, Protocol Independent Multicast, VPNs, ISIS, VLANs, Cisco FabricPath, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Virtual Switching System (VSS), and LISP. Progent's network specialists also offer deep knowledge of important networking technologies including TCP/IP protocols, IPv4/IPv6, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol, RIP, and IGMP. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified data security consultants can show you how to develop an enterprise-wide security and compliance strategy and deploy Catalyst switches so that they provide optimal support for your network security policies.

In case you require ultra high density or sub-microsecond latency switches for an enterprise-class data center, Progent can assist you to analyze, plan, and manage a migration to Cisco's Nexus family of switches. For information about Progent's consulting and support capabilities for Nexus switches, refer to Nexus Switch consulting services. Progent can also assist you to connect Catalyst core switches with Cisco Meraki distribution switches. (See Cisco Meraki switch integration consultants.)

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