Recommended Releases for Cat9K and Cat3K
It can be confusing to know which Catalyst 9K switch to position on your campus. The most recent release to the Catalyst 9K switching family; the Catalyst 9600 brings a modular chassis to the core/aggregation layer and is positioned to replace the 6500 & 6800.
Heres a quick reference aimed to assist you in your upgrades and have confidence that you will meet the present and future needs of the campus.
|Current Platform||Transition to Cat 9K Series|
|Access Switching||Catalyst 2960||Catalyst 9200|
|Catalyst 3650||Catalyst 9300L|
|Catalyst 3850||Catalyst 9300|
|Catalyst 4500E||Catalyst 9400|
|Backbone Switching||Catalyst 3850 10G||Catalyst 9500|
|Catalyst 4500X||Catalyst 9500|
|Catalyst 6500E||Catalyst 9600|
|Catalyst 6800||Catalyst 9600|