Cisco Catalyst Switches Initial Setup

Al Faruq Ibna Nazim
Head of Technology at Computer Services Ltd.
I wouldn't say the setups are really that complex because most of the setups we have done in Bangladesh were basically structured data center diagrams, which we have found from Cisco or any other network architecture. Those were pretty simple architectures. View full review »
Presal0875
Presales Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I really haven't found any issues with respect to delivering the solution. If you talk about security I would give you a different picture. But with respect to just Catalyst, there are no issues. It is totally straightforward. View full review »
Netwk0986
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Since we are all certified engineers we found the initial setup to be straightforward. View full review »
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Vasantharaju P
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Setup is quite straightforward. You need to understand some of the basic components, how to set up the basic requirements. Apart from that, it is quite easy. You won't struggle much if you have a basic understanding of it. View full review »
it_user617499
Senior Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm not directly involved in the setup but from what I understand it is straightforward. View full review »
Muklit Chopra
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup is pretty straightforward. There is a guide, as well as support, on the internet. We just follow it. A person who is doing it for the first time can just follow it and get it installed. View full review »
it_user408189
User at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup is straightforward. View full review »
Mikhail Kozlov
Lead Software QA / DevOps Engineer at a comms service provider
The initial setup was pretty easy. The first setup was not that big and it was deployed in one day with only two engineers, one CCNA and one CCNP. View full review »
NetworkEb6ab
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup is a bit complex but we have templates so we just have to deploy our template configuration. The VLAN configuration was complex. We have STP and different protocols which are not on the V-port so we had to enable it. View full review »
Alberto E. Luna Rodriguez
Network Security Coordinator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Basic switching functionality works out-of-the-box, as with any other switch. Complexity will depend on the task at hand, but if you're familiar with the Cisco CLI you should have no problem finding your way. View full review »
Akshay Balaganur
Founder and Lead Network Consultant at Airowire Networks
The initial setup was straightforward. The deployment depends on the scale of the network, because all of these devices, they don't work in silo, they work in tandem with each other. So it depends on the scale and size of the network. View full review »
Fighting Falcon
IT Admin at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
The setup of Catalyst, in general, is straightforward and easily done by following the documentation. View full review »
Reviewer9022
Project Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
As I said, I mostly deployed it as an access switch, and at that level, it is not complex. If you are talking about using it as a core switch, that would be much more complex. But we are only using it as an access switch. View full review »
ChiefDepbed6
Chief Deputy Quality Audit
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
NetworkE1c8f
Network Engeneer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Sometimes we have complex setups and sometimes they're simple. View full review »
Md. Shahriar Hussain
Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was very easy, not complex at all. View full review »
Shun Hiyama
Network Engineer
The initial setup was easy. View full review »
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. NETGEAR Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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