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The Campus Wired LAN Design Guide describes how to design a wired network access with ubiquitous capabilities that scale from small environments with one to a few LAN switches to a large campus-size LAN. Resiliency, security, and scalability are included to provide a robust communications environment. Quality of service (QoS) is integrated to ensure that the base architecture can support a multitude of applications including low latency, drop-sensitive multimedia applications that coexist with data applications on a single network.The Campus LAN architecture is designed to meet the needs of organizations with wired LAN connectivity requirements that range from a small remote-site LAN to a large, multi-building location.

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The Campus Wired LAN Design Guide addresses the requirements of organizations when designing Local Area Networks (LANs) for their data communications needs. The guidance offered is useful for greenfield designs, for optimizing existing networks, and as a reference design offering operational consistency for an organization as its LAN grows.

Campus Wired LAN Design Guide describes how to design a wired network access

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Campus LAN Access Switches

LAN access switches efficiently manage bandwidth-intensive data, voice, video, and wireless.

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches

  • Leading Catalyst switching platform for Cisco Unified Access deployments
  • High capacity, high density, and high availability
  • Power for a large range of devices
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Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

  • Gigabit desktop and 802.11ac wireless
  • Converged wired and wireless access
  • Distributed services across wired and wireless
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Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

  • Integrated wireless controller capability
  • Scalable and resilient
  • Open, programmable, and protects investments
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Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches

  • Scalable fixed access switches with high resiliency for growth
  • Intelligent networking and application-aware services
  • Simple to operate; "greenest" Catalyst switch ever
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Campus LAN Compact Switches

Extend services whenever and wherever you want, such as to kiosks, conference rooms, and call centers.

3560 and 3560-C Series Compact Switches

Cisco Catalyst 3560 and 3560-C Series Compact Switches

  • Comprehensive access services outside the wiring closet
  • No need for power outlets
  • Zero-touch remote deployment and operation
  • High availability with In-Service Software Upgrade and Stateful Switchover
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Cisco Catalyst 2960 and 2960-C Series Compact Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960 and 2960-C Series Compact Switches

  • Baseline access services outside the wiring closet
  • No need for power outlets
  • Zero-touch remote deployment and operation
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Campus LAN Core and Distribution Switches

Support nonstop continuity, from the user edge through campus distribution, core, and data center.

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

  • Scalable platform optimized for 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet services
  • Intelligent services, simplified operations
  • Highly secure for users and applications
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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

  • Flagship Catalyst switching services platform for core-distribution deployments
  • High availability, scales to 4-Tbps capacity
  • Up to 160 Gbps per slot; 100 Gigabit Ethernet ready
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Cisco Catalyst  4500E Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches

  • Modular switch offering 1.6-terabit capacity for midsized distribution networks
  • Flexible, comprehensive design
  • High availability
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Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches

  • Fixed aggregation switch in a 1RU form factor
  • 1.6-Tbps per second capacity
  • Best-in-class scalability (up to 32X better routes than competitor products)
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3750-X Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 3750-X Series Switches

  • Stackable fixed-configuration switches for restrictive deployments
  • Advanced Layer 3 and Layer 2 switching and security services
  • Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet aggregation
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Cisco Meraki Cloud-Managed Access Switches

First cloud-managed switch supports centralized visibility and control across distributed locations.

Cisco Meraki MS Cloud-Managed Access Switches

Cisco Meraki MS Cloud-Managed Access Switches

  • Monitor and configure thousands of switch ports instantly over the web
  • Gain networkwide visibility into users, devices, and applications
  • Provision sites and remotely troubleshoot networks
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Cisco Meraki Cisco Cloud Management

Cisco Meraki Cisco Cloud Management

  • Central management of campus and multiple-site networks
  • Integrated, networkwide visibility and control
  • Zero-touch device provisioning, and remote troubleshooting tools
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Data Center Switches

These switches promote infrastructure, scalability, operational continuity, and transport flexibility.

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

  • Switching foundation for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • Up to 1.92 terabits switching capacity per slot
  • High-density 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet, 100 Gigabit Ethernet ready
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Cisco Nexus  7000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Up to 1.3 terabits switching capacity per slot, 83+ terabits per chassis
  • Industry's most comprehensive data center feature set
  • Ideal for data center access, aggregation, and core deployments
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Cisco Nexus  6000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches

  • High-density 4RU form factor switch for aggregation deployments
  • Integrated Layer 2/ 3 functionality at line rate and low latency
  • Supports 40 Gigabit Ethernet FCoE for LAN and SAN convergence
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Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Faster, more pervasive data center virtualization
  • Broad connectivity support
  • Layer 2 and 3 features for LAN and SAN traffic
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Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

  • Flexibility and performance for top-of-rack deployments
  • Superior low latency, visibility, and control
  • Simplified management
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Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

  • Offers fabric extensibility for top-of-rack topologies
  • Reduces data center cabling costs and footprint
  • Extends to partner blade servers like HP, Dell, and Fujitsu
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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

  • Simplifies operations and reduces network costs
  • Offers leading platform for campus core and distribution
  • Supports integrated service modules
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Service Provider Aggregation Switches

Carrier Ethernet switches provide the aggregation and multiplexing layer between access and edge layers.

Cisco ME 3800X Series Switches

Cisco ME 3800X Series Switches

  • Facilitates broadband, mobile, and Carrier Ethernet aggregation
  • Is ideal for broadband aggregation and mobile backhaul applications
  • Offers a small footprint, low power consumption, and a high service scale
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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

  • Simplifies operations and optimizes existing investments
  • Is ideal for campus core and distribution
  • Provides high availability and easy manageability
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Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches

  • Highly expandable modular access and distribution switch
  • Ideal for service providers, enterprises, and medium-sized businesses
  • Application visibility and control
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Cisco ME 4900 Series Switches

Cisco ME 4900 Series Switches

  • Next-generation residential services
  • High-performance, 1RU Carrier Ethernet switch
  • Wire-speed performance of 48 Gbps and 71 mpps
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Service ProviderEthernet Access Switches

Class-leading switches feature application intelligence, unified services, integrated security, and more.

Cisco ME 2600X Series Switches

Cisco ME 2600X Series Switches

  • High service availability and remote troubleshooting
  • Flexible and differentiated services
  • Protection of network services
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Cisco ME 3600X Series Switches

Cisco ME 3600X Series Switches

  • 1RU fixed switch that converges wireless and wireline services
  • Ideal for service providers that want to simplify operations
  • Premium service support and 10-Gbps transport speed
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Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Series

Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Series

  • Enhances intelligence at the metro Ethernet edge
  • Supports residential triple-play and business services
  • Provides traffic shaping, tunneling, and VLAN mapping
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Cisco ME 3400E Series Switches

Cisco ME 3400E Series Switches

  • Customer-located Ethernet access switch optimized for business services
  • Ideal for service providers that want to offer advanced Ethernet
  • Flexible and differentiated services, and high service availability
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Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches

  • High-performance Carrier Ethernet aggregation switch
  • Supports voice, video, and data services
  • Wire-speed performance of 48 Gbps and 71 mpps
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Virtual Networking

Get highly secure multitenant services by adding virtualization intelligence technology from Cisco to your data center network.

Cisco Application Virtual Switch

Cisco Application Virtual Switch

  • Designed for the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • High performance and throughput
  • Optimal traffic steering and consistent operational model
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Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch for Microsoft Hyper-V

Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch for Microsoft Hyper-V

  • Advanced NX-OS feature set and partner ecosystem
  • Innovative network services architecture
  • Consistent operational experience across environments and hypervisors
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Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch for VMware vSphere

Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch for VMware vSphere

  • Integrates directly with VMware vSphere hypervisors
  • Delivers virtual machine-aware network services
  • Speeds server virtualization deployments and simplifies management
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Cisco Nexus 1000V InterCloud

Cisco Nexus 1000V InterCloud

  • Extends the enterprise private cloud to the public cloud
  • Offers application transparency with Layer 2 extension
  • Uses a simple, single pane of management
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Cisco Nexus 1100 Series Cloud Services Platform

Cisco Nexus 1100 Series Cloud Services Platform

  • Offloads application servers from running virtual service nodes
  • Improves scalability and performance of virtualized data center
  • Separates security policy management from VMware virtualization administration
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Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Switch

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Switch

  • Integrates with Cisco Nexus 1000V vPath technology
  • Offers efficient, fast, zone-based security architecture
  • Enforces security policies and gives visibility at a virtual machine level
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"With their excellent security, flexibility, and high performance, Cisco switches are providing us a next-generation solution that will continue to support our network for years to come."
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