A brief about the Cisco Catalyst 9K switches.

A brief about the Cisco Catalyst 9K switches.

Cisco 9K switches [9200 , 9300 , 9400 and 9500] run IOS-XE version 16 which is run as daemon within Linux OS.

With Cisco Unified Access™ Data Plane (UADP) Application Specific Circuit (ASIC) v2.0 CPU


Cisco Catalyst 9K switches support:

  • -Intent-based networking [Cisco Digital Network Architecture DNA] , which means Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA) as well.
  • -Automation and Programmability
  • -IoT
  • -Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), and Cisco Universal Power over Ethernet (Cisco UPOE)
  • -Embedded wireless LAN controller
  • -Software-Defined Access SD-Access
  • -Virtualization Containers
  • -Advanced routing and infrastructure services (MPLS Layer 2 and 3 VPNs, IP Multicast VPN [MVPN], and NAT)

For Virtualization Containers support, read:


For Virtualization Containers support video :




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