Cisco Catalyst Switches Review
Makes QoS CBWFQ easy to use


What is our primary use case?

AWS Direct Connect.

What is most valuable?

  • BGP
  • Familiar CLI

We have used BGP over IPSec to AWS but there were problems with bandwidth. I migrated to the Catalyst C3850 because AWS Direct Connect doesn't need IPSec. We have to use the QoS (CBWFQ) function. I understand the function of QoS and it is easy to use.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable product.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is average.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing could be better.

What other advice do I have?

I would suggest looking into the Cisco Nexus 92160YC-X. It has a lower price than the C3850 and high performance, but the CLI is different.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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