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Cisco Switch Selector

Quickly identify the right Cisco switch for your needs, whether you're looking for a new switch or upgrading an old one in your enterprise LAN or data center. Just answer a few simple questions, and our Cisco Switch Selector will recommend a product for you.

Not finding what you're looking for? Visit the main switching page to learn more about our product portfolio.

Meraki MS350 Series Switches
  • Fixed, stackable
  • 24-48 x 1G; 4 x 10G; 1 x 1/100/1000M
  • 128 to 272-Gbps switching capacity
  • Meraki OS
Meraki MS225 Series Switches
  • Fixed, stackable
  • 24-48 x 1G; 2 x 10G
  • 128 to 176-Gbps switching capacity
  • Meraki OS
Catalyst 9400 Series Switches
  • Modular
  • 1/2.5/5/10/40 Gbps, Multigigabit, 10/100/1000BASE-T
  • 9-Tbps/chassis switching capacity
  • DNA Center, SD-Access, E-LLW

This is the next generation of modular Gigabit and Multigigabit Ethernet switches. The series provides enterprise-class Layer 2 and 3 switching, is designed for DNA Center and SD-Access management and automation, and includes an Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW).

Nexus 2300 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Fixed
  • 1/10 G port types
  • 80 to 240 Gbps switching capacity
  • NS-OX, ACI
Nexus 7700 Switches
  • Modular data center
  • 1/10/40/100 G port types
  • 5- to 83-Tbps switching capacity
  • NS-OX, ACI
Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches
  • Fixed
  • 1/10 Gbps port types
  • 800-Gbps switching capacity
  • High-availability features
  • LLW

Looking for a cost-effective, small, fixed aggregation switch? The Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series offers the size, scalability, and enhanced security you need. And its high-availability features reduce downtime.

MDS 9706 Multilayer Director
  • Modular storage
  • 10/40 G FCoE
  • 2 to 32 Gbps autosensing FC port types
  • 6 Tbps Fibre Channel switching
  • MDS NS-OX

The Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director brings superior performance, scalability, multiprotocol convergence, integrated analytics, and enterprise-grade availability to data center SANs in a compact form factor. It is an ideal candidate for deployment in small to medium-sized data center storage environments as well as pod-based converged solutions for the cloud.

Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches
  • Fixed
  • 1 Gbps, 10/100/1000BASE-T
  • PoE, PoE+
  • Fanless design
  • E-LLW

These entry-level, noiseless Gigabit Ethernet switches provide enterprise-class Layer 2 switching with basic security, quality of service (QoS), Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), and management simplicity. They include an Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW).

Meraki MS250 Series Switches
  • Fixed, stackable
  • 24-48 x 1G; 2 x 10G
  • 128 to 176-Gbps switching capacity
  • Meraki OS
Catalyst 6880-X Series Switches
  • Fixed
  • 1/10 Gbps port types
  • 2-Tbps switching capacity
  • DNA/SD-Access ready, LW

These switches form the enterprise backbone of the digital organization. The Catalyst 6880-X Series are powerful, fixed campus-backbone switches optimized for scale, security, simplicity, and Multigigabit Ethernet.

Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches
  • Fixed
  • 10/100BASE-T
  • 30/60W power/port
  • Fixed power supply
  • Fanless design
  • E-LLW

Catalyst Digital Building switches enhance flexibility, safety, and productivity and allow you to save on energy costs. These plenum-rated, UPOE, fanless switches are designed for smart buildings and are optimized for low-voltage PoE.

Nexus 7700 Series Switches
  • Modular data center
  • 1/10/40/100 Gbps port types
  • 5- to 83-Tbps switching capacity
  • NS-OX, ACI
  • DNA/SD-Access ready

The modular Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 switches deliver a comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set and open-source programmable tools for software-defined networking (SDN) deployments. They offer high-density 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet with application awareness and performance analytics.

MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch
  • Fixed fabric switch
  • 2- to 16-Gbps autosensing FC port types
  • 1.6-Tbps Fibre Channel switching
  • MDS NS-OX
MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Director
  • Fixed fabric switch
  • 2- to 32-Gbps autosensing FC port types
  • 48-Tbps Fibre Channel switching
  • MDS NS-OX
MDS 9710 Multilayer Director
  • Modular storage
  • 10/40 G FCoE
  • 2 to 32 Gbps autosensing FC port types
  • 12 Tbps Fibre Channel switching
  • MDS NS-OX

The MDS 9710 brings superior performance, scalability, multiprotocol convergence, integrated analytics, and enterprise-grade availability to data center SANs. With it, you can deploy Fibre Channel, FICno, FCIP, FCoE, and NVMe over Fibre Channel on a single fabric. This director meets the stringent requirements of large virtualized storage envirnoments.

Catalyst 9500 Series Switches
  • Fixed, StackWise virtual
  • 100/40/10/1 Gbps port types
  • 6.4-Tbps switching capacity
  • DNA Center, SD-Access, E-LLW

The Catalyst 9500 Series is the first 100- and 40-Gbps enterprise campus switch purpose built for security, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud. These fixed-core switches are a building block for Software-Defined Access.

Nexus 9500 Series Switches
  • Modular
  • 1/10/25/40/50/100 G port types
  • 60 Tbps switching capacity
  • NS-OX, ACI

Improve performance and efficiency with the Cisco Nexus 9516 Switch. It provides high density 1/10/40 GE in a compact 21-rack-unit modular chassis. This versatile modular switch is designed for high-density, end-of-row, and high-performance aggregation-layer deployments in both traditional and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) – enabled data centers.

Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Modular data center
  • 1/10/40/100 G port types
  • 1.9- to 17.6-Tbps switching capacity
  • NS-OX, ACI
Meraki MS120 Series Switches
  • Fixed
  • 8 x 1G
  • 20 Gbps switching capacity
  • Meraki OS
MDS 9148S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch
  • Fixed fabric switch
  • 2- to 16-Gbps autosensing FC port types
  • 768-Gbps Fibre Channel switching
  • MDS NS-OX
Catalyst 3560-CX Series Switches
  • Fixed
  • 1 Gbps, Multigigabit ports
  • 32- to 92-Gbps switching capacity
  • PoE+ up to 240W
  • E-LLW

When you need a small, powerful switch, the Catalyst 3560-CX is ideal. Extend enterprise-class services to wherever you want, far from the wiring closet. It’s easy to configure, quiet, and fits where you need it, like in flexible workspaces, hospital rooms, shops, and classrooms.

Catalyst 6800 Series Switches
  • Modular and fixed
  • 1/10 Gbps port types
  • 11.4-Tbps switching capacity
  • DNA/SD-Access ready, LW

Get the scale, security, and simplicity you need to meet your business challenges. Catalyst 6800 Series switches are powerful campus backbone switches optimized for Multigigabit Ethernet services to help you protect your network investment.

Catalyst 2960-CX Series Switches
  • Fixed
  • 1 Gbps
  • PoE+ support with up to 124W of PoE budget
  • Fanless design
  • E-LLW

Deployed outside the wiring closet, these switches deliver Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet access with advanced security (IEEE 802.1x), quality of service (QoS), Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), Cisco Catalyst SmartOperations, and energy management.They include an Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW).

Meraki MS400 Series Switches
  • Fixed, stackable
  • 16-32 x 1G; 16-32 x 10G; 2 x 40G
  • 72 to 960-Gbps switching capacity
  • Meraki OS
Catalyst 9300 Series Switches
  • Fixed, StackWise
  • 1/2.5/5/10/25/40 Gbps, Multigigabit, 10/100/1000BASE-T
  • 480-Gbps switching capacity
  • DNA Center, SD-Access, E-LLW

This is the next generation of fixed, stackable Gigabit and Multigigabit Ethernet switches. The series provides enterprise-class Layer 2 and 3 switching. They are designed for DNA Center and SD-Access management and automation and include an Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW).

MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch
  • Fixed fabric switch
  • 2 to 16 Gbps autosensing FC port types
  • 740 Gbps Fibre Channel switching
  • MDS NS-OX

The MDS 9250i is an optimized platform for deploying high-performance SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services, and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for both open systems and mainframe environments. With a compact form factor and advanced capabilities normally available only on director-class switches, it is an ideal solution for departmental and remote branch-office SANs, as well as in large-scale SANs in conjunction with the Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director.

Meraki MS210 Series Switches
  • Fixed, stackable
  • 10 x 1G
  • 20-Gbps switching capacity
  • Meraki OS
Nexus 1000V Series Virtual Switches
  • Virtual data center
  • NS-OX, ACI
Catalyst 4500 Series Switches
  • Modular
  • 1/10/40 Gbps port types
  • 928 Gbps/chassis
  • PoE, PoE+, UPOE
  • DNA/SD-Access ready, LLW

The Catalyst 4500E Series is Cisco SD-Access-ready, and it’s the industry's most widely deployed modular platform for campus access and distribution deployments. Now with Supervisor 9-E, 8-E, and 8L-E, these switches offer 928 Gbps of wired and wireless converged access per system. 

Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches
  • Fixed, stackable
  • 10/100BASE-T
  • 100- to 216-Gbps switching capacity
  • PoE, PoE+
  • E-LLW

Get the enterprise-class features you want at a great price. Our 2960-X Series are stackable Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2 and Layer 3 access switches. They’re easy to deploy, manage, and troubleshoot. They offer automated software installation and port configuration.

Nexus 3000 Series Switches
  • Fixed
  • 1/10/25/50/100 G port types
  • 176 Gbps to 6.4 Tbps switching capacity
  • NS-OX
Nexus 5600 Series Switches
  • Fixed data center
  • 1/10 G, 10/40 G FCoE port types
  • 1.4- to 7.7-Tbps switching capacity
  • NS-OX, ACI

Excellent for small to medium-size network deployments, Nexus 5600 switches offer ease of convergence with unified Fibre Channel and FC over Ethernet (FCoE) ports. They high-performance and high-density Layer 2 and 3 in a compact form factor, with low latency, unified fabric automation, flexible buffer management, and support for Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN).

Meraki MS220 Series Switches
  • Fixed, stackable
  • 8 x 1G
  • 20-Gbps switching capacity
  • Meraki OS
Nexus 9200 Series Switches
  • Fixed data center
  • 1/10/25/40/50/100 G port types
  • 3.2- to 7.2-Tbps switching capacity
  • NS-OX, ACI

Excellent for small to medium-size network deployments, Nexus 9200 switches offer 1/10/40/100-Gbps Layer 2 and 3, low latency, and exceptional power efficiency. They're fully programmable, with Cisco NX-API, and operable in Cisco ACI mode.

Nexus 9300 Series Switches
  • Modular
  • 1/10/25/40/100 G port types
  • 1.44 to 2.56 Tbps switching capacity
  • NS-OX, ACI

The Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Switches include both modular and fixed-port switches that are designed to overcome the challenges with a flexible, agile, low-cost, application-centric infrastructure. Applications have been transitioning over time to a less monolithic, scale-out, multinode model. IT infrastructure that supports this model must scale with the speed of business and support both 10, 25, 40, 50, 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

Catalyst 6500 Series Switches
  • Modular
  • 1/10 Gbps port types
  • 360-Tbps switching capacity
  • DNA/SD-Access ready, LW

Get resiliency, security, and more. Catalyst 6500 Series Switches are widely deployed campus backbone switches. They are optimized for Multigigabit Ethernet services to help you protect your network investment.

Catalyst 3850 Series Switches
  • Fixed, StackWise
  • 1 /10/40 Gbps port types
  • 240- to 480-Gbps switching capacity
  • PoE, PoE+, StackPower, UPOE
  • DNA/SD-Access Ready, E-LLW

Get an access switch that gets you ready for 802.11ac Wave 2 and other technologies that are here today or coming at you tomorrow. Stackable Catalyst 3850 Series Multigigabit and 10-Gbps network switches give you wired and wireless together, so you can scale up and protect your investments.

Catalyst 3650 Series Switches
  • Fixed, StackWise
  • 1/10/40 Gbps port types
  • 160-Gbps switching capacity
  • PoE, PoE+, UPOE
  • DNA/SD-Access ready, E-LLW

The Catalyst 3750 Series are energy-efficient, Layer 3 Fast Ethernet stackable switches. These switches support Cisco EnergyWise technology, which helps you manage the power consumption of your network and reduce energy costs and carbon footprint.

Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches
  • Fixed
  • 1/10 Gbps port types
  • 800-Gbps switching capacity
  • High-availability features
  • LLW

Looking for a cost-effective, small, fixed aggregation switch? The Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series offers the size, scalability, and enhanced security you need. And its high-availability features reduce downtime.

MDS 9396T 32G Multilayer Fabric Switch
  • Fixed fabric
  • 4 to 32 Gbps autosensing FC port types
  • 3 Tbps Fibre Channel switching
  • MDS NS-OX

The next-generation Cisco MDS 9396T 32-Gbps 96-Port 2-rack unit Fibre Channel Switch provides high-speed Fibre Channel connectivity in the SAN. This switch offers state-of-art analytics and telemetry capability built into its next-generation Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) platform. The Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe)-ready switch allows seamless transition to Fibre Channel Non-Volatile Memory Express

Meraki MS 250
  • Modular
  • Physical Stacking
  • Virtual Stacking
  • 1G, 10G port types
  • PoE, PoE+
  • Configure with Meraki dashboard

Cisco Meraki MS250 series switches provide reliable access switching ideal for deploying in branches and small campuses. With stacking capabilities and 10G SFP+ uplinks on every model, redundancy and performance are guaranteed. This family also supports redundant, field-replaceable power supplies for mission critical networks.

MDS 9148T 32G Multilayer Fabric Switch
  • Fixed fabric
  • 4 to 32 Gbps autosensing FC port types
  • 1.5 Tbps Fibre Channel switching
  • MDS NS-OX

The next-generation Cisco MDS 9148T 32-Gbps 48-Port Fibre Channel Switch provides high-speed Fibre Channel connectivity for All-Flash arrays. This switch offers state-of-the-art analytics and telemetry capability built into its next-generation Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) platform. This switch allows seamless transition to Fibre Channel Non-Volatile Memory Express (FC-NVMe) workloads whenever available without any hardware upgrade in the SAN. It empowers small, midsize, and large enterprises that are rapidly deploying cloud-scale applications using extremely dense virtualized servers, providing the benefits of greater bandwidth, scale, and consolidation. Some of the main benefits for a small-scale Storage Area Network (SAN) are automatic zoning, nonblocking forwarding, and smaller port groups of 16 ports

Meraki MS 425
  • Modular
  • Physical Stacking
  • Virtual Stacking
  • 10G, 40G port types
  • Configure with Meraki dashboard

Cisco Meraki MS400 series brings powerful cloud-managed switching to the aggregation layer. This range of 1 and 10Gbps fiber aggregation switches adopts the benefits of the cloud: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, and lower cost for campus deployments.

Meraki MS 120-8
  • Fixed
  • Virtual Stacking
  • Compact
  • 1G port type
  • PoE, PoE+
  • Configure with Meraki dashboard

Cisco Meraki MS120-8 compact switches provide Layer 2 access switching in a fanless, compact form factor. All models include 1Gb SFP uplinks, integrated mounting brackets, and a Kensington security slot, making them ideal for rapid and secure deployment to branch location.

Meraki MS 210
  • Fixed
  • Physical Stacking
  • Virtual Stacking
  • 1G port type
  • PoE, PoE+
  • Configure with Meraki dashboard

Cisco Meraki MS210 switches provide Layer 2 access switching for branch and small campus locations. The MS210 includes 4 x 1G SFP uplinks and physically stacks with the MS225 to gain access to its 10G uplink. This family also supports an optional, rack-mountable PSU (Cisco RPS-2300) for power redundancy requirements.

Catalyst 9500 Series Switches
  • Fixed, StackWise virtual
  • 100/40/10/1 Gbps port types
  • 6.4-Tbps switching capacity
  • DNA Center, SD-Access, E-LLW

The Catalyst 9500 Series is the first 100- and 40-Gbps enterprise campus switch purpose built for security, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud. These fixed-core switches are a building block for Software-Defined Access.

Meraki MS 120
  • Fixed
  • Virtual Stacking
  • 1G port type
  • PoE, PoE+
  • Configure with Meraki dashboard

Cisco Meraki MS120 switches provide Layer 2 access switching ideal for branch and campus deployments. The MS120 series features a variety of power options designed to meet the diverse needs of large enterprise networks.

MDS 9718 Multilayer Director
  • Modular storage
  • 10/40 G FCoE
  • 2 to 32Gbps autosensing FC port types
  • 18 Tbps Fibre Channel switching
  • MDS NS-OX

Gain superior performance, scalability, multiprotocol convergence, and enterprise-grade availability in your data center SAN. Our newest director offers the industry’s highest port density with 768 line-rate 32Gbps Fibre Channel ports and NVMe over Fibre Channel support. The MDS 9718 meets the stringent requirements of large virtualized storage environments.

Catalyst 6800 Series Switches
  • Modular and fixed
  • 1/10 Gbps port types
  • 11.4-Tbps switching capacity
  • DNA/SD-Access ready, LW

Get the scale, security, and simplicity you need to meet your business challenges. Catalyst 6800 Series switches are powerful campus backbone switches optimized for Multigigabit Ethernet services to help you protect your network investment.

MDS 9132T 32G Multilayer Fabric Switch
  • Fixed fabric switch
  • 4 to 32 Gbps autosensing FC port types
  • 1 Tbps Fibre Channel switching
  • MDS NS-OX

The next-generation Cisco® MDS 9132T 32-Gbps 32-Port Fibre Channel Switch provides high-speed Fibre Channel connectivity from the server rack to the SAN core. It empowers small, midsize, and large enterprises that are rapidly deploying cloud-scale applications using extremely dense virtualized servers, providing the dual benefits of greater bandwidth and consolidation. Small-scale SAN architectures can be built from the foundation using this low-cost, low-power, non-blocking, line-rate, and low-latency, bi-directional airflow capable, fixed standalone SAN switch connecting both storage and host ports. Medium-size to large-scale SAN architectures built with SAN core directors can expand 32-Gbps connectivity to the server rack using these switches either in switch mode or Network Port Virtualization (NPV) mode. Additionally, investing in this switch for the lower-speed (4- or 8- or 16-Gbps) server rack gives you the option to upgrade to 32-Gbps server connectivity in the future using the 32-Gbps Host Bus Adapter (HBA) that are available today. The Cisco® MDS 9132T 32-Gbps 32-Port Fibre Channel switch also provides unmatched flexibility through a unique port expansion module that provides a robust cost-effective, field swappable, port upgrade option. This switch also offers state-of-art analytics and telemetry capability built into its next generation ASIC platform. The telemetry data extracted from the IO flows and computed on the switch integrated hardware, can be analyzed on-board or streamed to any Analytics visualization tool using industry leading data gRPC format, via the dedicated 10/100/1000BASE-T telemetry port.

Meraki MS 350-24X
  • Modular
  • Physical Stacking
  • Virtual Stacking
  • 1G/2.5/5/10G port types
  • Multigigabit
  • PoE, PoE+, UPoE
  • Configure with Meraki dashboard

Cisco Meraki MS350-24X provides reliable and high bandwidth access switching ideal for deploying in campus networks. With high speed stacking capabilities and 10G SFP+ uplinks built in on every model, redundancy and performance are guaranteed.

Catalyst 6880-X Series Switches
  • Fixed
  • 1/10 Gbps port types
  • 2-Tbps switching capacity
  • DNA/SD-Access ready, LW

These switches form the enterprise backbone of the digital organization. The Catalyst 6880-X Series are powerful, fixed campus-backbone switches optimized for scale, security, simplicity, and Multigigabit Ethernet.

Nexus 9500 R-Series Switches
  • Modular
  • 1/10/25/40/50/100 G port types
  • 60 Tbps switching capacity
  • NS-OX only

The Cisco Nexus 9500 R-Series is a high-speed, high-density 1, 10, 25, 40, 50, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet modular switch designed for use as a data center aggregation or spine switch. It is capable of providing up to 9.6 Terabits per second (Tbps) capacity per slot for a total of 76.8Tbps capacity in the 8-slot chassis and 38.4Tbps in the 4-slot chassis. The Cisco Nexus 9500 R-Series line cards are high density 100, 50, 40, 25,10 and 1 Gigabit Ethernet cards with deep buffers and large table sizes. These line cards can also support 10 Gigabit Ethernet speeds using the breakout capability. The combination of these features – high port density, deep buffers, and large tables – make this switch an ideal choice for DMZ, big data, or edge routing applications.

Catalyst 6500 Series Switches
  • Modular
  • 1/10 Gbps port types
  • 360-Tbps switching capacity
  • DNA/SD-Access ready, LW

Get resiliency, security, and more. Catalyst 6500 Series Switches are widely deployed campus backbone switches. They are optimized for Multigigabit Ethernet services to help you protect your network investment.

Meraki MS 350
  • Modular
  • Physical Stacking
  • Virtual Stacking
  • 1G, 10G port types
  • PoE, PoE+
  • Configure with Meraki dashboard

Cisco Meraki MS350 series switches provide reliable and high bandwidth access switching ideal for deploying in campus networks. With high speed stacking capabilities and 10G SFP+ uplinks built in on every model, redundancy and performance are guaranteed. This family also supports options for multigigabit, UPoE, redundant, field-replaceable power supplies for mission critical networks.

Catalyst 9400 Series Switches
  • Modular
  • 1/2.5/5/10/40 Gbps, Multigigabit, 10/100/1000BASE-T
  • 9-Tbps/chassis switching capacity
  • DNA Center, SD-Access, E-LLW

This is the next generation of modular Gigabit and Multigigabit Ethernet switches. The series provides enterprise-class Layer 2 and 3 switching, is designed for DNA Center and SD-Access management and automation, and includes an Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW).

Meraki MS 410
  • Modular
  • Physical Stacking
  • Virtual Stacking
  • 1G, 10G port types
  • Configure with Meraki dashboard

Cisco Meraki MS400 series brings powerful cloud-managed switching to the aggregation layer. This range of 1 and 10Gbps fiber aggregation switches adopts the benefits of the cloud: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, and lower cost for campus deployments.

Meraki MS 225
  • Fixed
  • Physical Stacking
  • Virtual Stacking
  • 1G, 10G port types
  • PoE, PoE+
  • Configure with Meraki dashboard

Cisco Meraki MS225 series switches provide layer 2 access switching and are ideal for deploying to branch locations. With stacking capabilities and 10G SFP+ uplinks on every model, performance is guaranteed. This family also supports an optional, rack-mountable remote PSU (Cisco RPS-2300) for power redundancy requirements.

What are your access connectivity needs?

  • Fiber Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Digital Building

Meraki Dashboard

MultiGigabit Ethernet 10G uplinks

What type of switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed, Stackable

NX-OS

Modular

ACI

Configuration Professional

Catalyst 6500

  • Catalyst 6500
  • Nexus 2200
  • Nexus 2300
  • Nexus 5000
  • Nexus 5500
  • Nexus 5600
  • Nexus 6000
  • Nexus 9200
  • Nexus 7000

1G SFP uplinks

NX-OS

Are you purchasing a new switch or upgrading an old one?

  • New switch
  • Upgrade switch

MultiGigabit Ethernet 40G uplinks

Modular

Meraki Dashboard

ACI ready

What are your copper downlink needs

  • Multigigabit Ethernet
  • 10 GE
  • 5 GE
  • 2.5 GE
  • 1 GE

What are your uplink needs

  • 40 G (QSFP+)
  • 25 G (SFP28)
  • 10 G (SFP+)
  • 1 G (SFP)

Are you purchasing a new switch or upgrading an old one?

  • New switch
  • Upgrade switch

Nexus 2200

What are your design requirements?

  • Converged LAN and SAN
  • ACI ready

DNA Center/SD-Access

Fixed

Fixed

MultiGigabit Ethernet 40G uplinks

MDS 9048

How would you like to manage the switch?

  • DNA Center
  • Meraki Dashboard
  • Configuration Professional
  • IOS CLI

Catalyst 4500-X

Modular

Fixed

Catalyst 2900XL

Gigabit Ethernet 2.5G uplinks

Cisco IOS

What type of switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed

Modular

How would you like to manage the switch?

  • DNA Center
  • Meraki Dashboard
  • IOS CLI

Modular

What type of switch do you prefer?

Do you need a switch or a fabric extender?

  • Switch
  • Fabric extender

Nexus 7000

Catalyst 6500

25G SFP28 uplinks

Which SAN switch are you upgrading?

  • MDS 9120
  • MDS 9124
  • MDS 9134
  • MDS 9140
  • MDS 9148
  • MDS 9148S
  • MDS 9396S
  • MDS 92116/9216A
  • MDS 9216i
  • MDS 9222i
  • MDS 9509
  • MDS 9506
  • MDS 9513

Configuration Professional

Nexus 5000

Nexus 2300

Modular

Digital Building

What type of Aggregation/Spine switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed

What's the purpose of the new switch?

  • Access
  • Core

1G SFP uplinks

MDS 92116/9216A

Catalyst 2960-C

What type of switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed

Configuration Professional

Cisco IOS XE

Nexus 2300

Meraki Dashboard

What functions are needed from the switch?

  • LAN or LAN/SAN
  • SAN only

Catalyst 2960-CX

DNA Center/SD-Access

MDS 9396S

Meraki Dashboard

Meraki Dashboard

Nexus 6000

NX-OS

Catalyst 3650

Nexus 5500

ACI ready

Catalyst 3750

Nexus 9200

What are your connectivity needs?

  • Fibre Channel
  • FCoE

What type of switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed

What are your connectivity needs?

  • Fibre Channel
  • FCoE

Catalyst 3750

Where will you deploy the new switch?

  • Campus
  • Branch

What functions are needed from the switch?

  • LAN or LAN/SAN
  • SAN only

Which Cisco switch are you upgrading?

  • MDS 9020
  • MDS 9120
  • MDS 9124
  • MDS 9134
  • MDS 9140
  • MDS 9148
  • MDS 92116/9216A
  • MDS 9216i
  • MDS 9222i
  • MDS 9509

Nexus 5600

Core

Fixed

Gigabit Ethernet 5G uplinks

How would you like to manage the switch?

  • DNA Center
  • Meraki Dashboard
  • Configuration Professional
  • IOS CLI

What's the purpose of the new switch?

  • LAN or LAN/SAN
  • SAN only

MDS 9140

What type of switch are you looking for?

  • Enterprise
  • Data Center

Nexus 5500

MDS 9148

What type of switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed

Catalyst 4500-E

MDS 9216/9216A

Gigabit Ethernet 40G uplinks

Fixed

NX-OS

DNA Center/SD-Access

ACI

Configuration Professional

Nexus 2232

What type of switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed, Stackable

1 G copper uplinks

What are your copper downlink needs

  • Multigigabit Ethernet
  • 10 GE
  • 5 GE
  • 2.5 GE
  • 1 GE

What are your design requirements?

  • Converged LAN and SAN
  • ACI ready

ACI

What are your uplink needs

  • 40 G (QSFP+)
  • 25 G (SFP28)
  • 10 G (SFP+)
  • 1 G (SFP)

Modular

DNA Center/SD-Access

Fixed

Gigabit Ethernet 2.5G uplinks

Nexus 2248T

Fixed

IOS CLI

Catalyst 2948

Gigabit Ethernet 5G uplinks

Configuration Professional

What are your design requirements?

  • Converged LAN and SAN
  • ACI ready

What are your design requirements?

  • Converged LAN and SAN
  • ACI ready

Nexus 5000

DNA Center/SD-Access

Converged LAN and SAN

MDS 9020

Cisco IOS

MultiGigabit Ethernet 10G uplinks

How would you like to manage the switch?

  • DNA Center
  • Meraki Dashboard
  • Configuration Professional
  • IOS CLI

25G SFP28 uplinks

What type of Access/Leaf switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed

1 G copper uplinks

What are your design requirements?

  • Converged LAN and SAN
  • ACI ready

Fibre Channel

MDS 9509

Fixed, Stackable

Fixed, Stackable

Fixed

Digital Building

How would you like to manage the switch?

  • DNA Center
  • Meraki Dashboard
  • Configuration Professional
  • IOS CLI

MDS 9513

How would you like to manage the switch?

  • DNA Center
  • Meraki Dashboard
  • IOS CLI

Meraki Dashboard

IOS CLI

Modular

What type of switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed

How would you like to manage the switch?

  • DNA Center
  • Meraki Dashboard
  • Configuration Professional
  • IOS CLI

IOS Type

Which Cisco switch are you upgrading?

  • Catalyst 6500 non-E
  • Nexus 2148T
  • Nexus 2232
  • Nexus 2248T
  • Nexus 5010
  • Nexus 5020
  • Nexus 5548P
  • Nexus 6004
  • Nexus 7000 w/Sup1

Fixed

FEX

Are you purchasing a new switch or upgrading an old one?

  • New switch
  • Upgrade switch

Meraki Dashboard

How would you like to manage the switch?

  • DNA Center
  • Meraki Dashboard
  • Configuration Professional
  • IOS CLI

Meraki Dashboard

Catalyst 4500-E

Nexus 2200

Other

MDS 9506

Nexus 9200

Nexus 2148T

IOS Type

  • IOS XE
  • IOS

What are your connectivity needs?

  • High Density - 100 Gbps QSFP28
  • Medium Density - 40 Gbps QSFP+
  • Lower Density - 25 Gbps SFP28
  • Low Density 1/10 Gbps SFP/SFP+

What type of switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed

Catalyst 2970

Fixed

Nexus 6000

Catalyst 3560

What are your design requirements?

  • Converged LAN and SAN
  • ACI ready

Gigabit Ethernet 40G uplinks

What type of switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed

Catalyst 2960-X

Which Cisco switch are you upgrading?

  • Catalyst 6500
  • Catalyst 4500-X
  • Catalyst 4500-E
  • Catalyst 3850
  • Catalyst 3750
  • Other

Catalyst 4500-X

IOS Type

Modular

FCoE

ACI ready

40G QSFP+ uplinks

Nexus 5600

Catalyst 6500

What's the purpose of the new switch?

  • Access
  • Core
  • SAN extension

ACI ready

Modular

Catalyst 6500

Modular

Converged LAN and SAN

What type of switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed

DNA Center/SD-Access

DNA Center/SD-Access

How would you like to manage the switch?

  • DNA Center
  • Meraki Dashboard
  • IOS CLI

What's the purpose of the new switch?

  • Access/Leaf
  • Aggregation/spine
  • Core

Which Cisco switch are you upgrading?

  • Catalyst 2900XL
  • Catalyst 2948-G
  • Catalyst 2950
  • Catalyst 2960-C
  • Catalyst 2970
  • Catalyst 2960-L
  • Catalyst 2960-X
  • Catalyst 2900-CX
  • Catalyst 3500XL
  • Catalyst 3560
  • Catalyst 3650
  • Catalyst 3750
  • Catalyst 3850
  • Catalyst 4500-E
  • Catalyst 4500-X
  • Catalyst 6500
  • Other

Which Cisco switch are you upgrading?

  • Catalyst 6500
  • Nexus 2200
  • Nexus 2300
  • Nexus 5000
  • Nexus 5500
  • Nexus 5600
  • Nexus 6000
  • Nexus 9200
  • Nexus 7000

What type of switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed

IOS Type

  • IOS XE
  • IOS

Catalyst 2950

Do you need a switch or a fabric extender?

  • Switch
  • Fabric extender

Are you purchasing a new switch or upgrading an old one?

  • New switch
  • Upgrade switch

Catalyst 3850

Modular

What are your access connectivity needs?

  • Fiber Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Digital Building

Catalyst 3560-C

What are your connectivity needs?

  • Fibre Channel over IP
  • Native Fibre Channel

Fabric extender

You prefer ACI or NX-OS?

  • ACI
  • NX-OS

DNA Center/SD-Access

MDS 9148S

What's the purpose of the new switch?

  • Access
  • Core

IOS CLI

40G QSFP+ uplinks

Nexus 7000

You prefer ACI or NX-OS

  • ACI
  • NX-OS

What type of switch do you prefer?

Catalyst 3850

What type of switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed

Modular

10G SFP+ uplinks

Catalyst 3550

ACI

Configuration Professional

Fixed

MDS 9222i

IOS CLI

What type of switch do you prefer?

  • Modular
  • Fixed

Fixed

Catalyst 2960-L

MDS 9216i

High Density 100G QSFP28

How would you like to manage the switch?

DNA Center/SD-Access

You prefer ACI, NX-OS or FEX

  • ACI
  • NX-OS
  • FEX

IOS CLI

Meraki Dashboard

You prefer ACI or NX-OS?

  • ACI
  • NX-OS

Converged LAN and SAN

10G SFP+ uplinks

Converged LAN and SAN