Cisco Catalyst 9000 Revolution

Cisco Catalyst 9K enables the new era of networking, Catalyst 9k a new hit for the Enterprise Architecture.

I’ve captured c9K some of the features;

  • X86 CPU which enables 3rd party hosting.
    • Containers
    • Perfsonar
    • Puppet
    • Chef
    • Wireshark
    • Ansible
    • IPERF
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access
    • ISE Integration with AD and DB
    • APIC-EM Controller or DNA Controller
    • Control-Plan Nodes
    • Fabric Wireless Controller
    • Fabric Border Nodes
    • Fabric Intermediate Nodes (Underlay)
    • Fabric Domain (Overlay)
    • Fabric Edge Nodes
  • Leadership in PoE Features delivers a robust low voltage Infrastructure
    • Fast Power Negotiations without LLDP Pysical Layer Negotiation in <1s
    • Uninterrupted PoE Power during Control Plane Reboot
    • ByPassess IOS Control Plane Boot Restore Power to PD within 30s of Power Resumption
  • DNA Center
    • Service Components, Design, Policy, Provision, Assurance
    • Supports Multiple Border CP Options
    • Border or Default Border
    • Control Plane
    • Control Plan and Border
  • IoT readiness
    • 3bt Ready PoE Innovations
    • IOT Protocols (CoAP, MUD)
    • SD-Bonjour Service Discovery Agen on Cat 9K (Apple TV, Printers)
  • Programmability & Automation Offers Complete DevOps Toolkit
    • Configuration Automation Through Open Interface (YANG, Open Config, NetConfig)
    • Device bootstrap and Onboarding ( ZTP, Open BootLoader, PnP)
    • Server Management Tools ( Ansible, Puppet, Python)
  • IOS-XE – A Modern Operating System (Unified OS Across all Catalyst 9K Family)
    • IOS XE Denali 16.5.1
    • IOS Sub Systems (Resiliency & HA)
    • IOS XE Database is a Crimson Database  (Programmability & Open Models)
    • LXCs Support ( 3rd Party App Hosting Streaming Telemetry)
  • UADP 2.0 – Next Generation of ASIC Innovation
    • 64B Transistors
    • 384K Flex Counters
    • Shared Lookup
    • Up to 240 GE Bandwidth
    • Up to 2X to 4X Forwarding + TCAM
    • Embedded Microprocessors
    • Up to 32MB Packet Buffer
    • Up to 64K x2 Netflow Records
  • StackWise-480G (High Availability)
    • Support Up to 8 Members
    • Centralized Control Plane
    • Distributed Data Plane
    • 1+1 Stateful Redundancy with Active & Standby
    • Stateful Switchover SSO/NSF
  • IEEE 1588 PTPv2 Timing Solution.
  • 256 BIT Encryption with MACsec256.
  • Encrypted Traffic Analysis (ETA)
    • Stealth Watch
    • Network New Extensions
    • Cognitive Threat Analytics Engine
  • Trustworthy Systems
    • Image Signing Authentic OS
    • PnP SUDI Support Two Way Trust
    • Hardware Authenticity
    • Runtime Defenses 64-bit ASLR
    • Integrity Verification Malware Protection
    • Secure Boot Boot Sequence Check

 

 

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Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches