Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

The future of campus core

The Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series switches, including the new Catalyst 9600X model based on the Cisco Silicon One ASIC, are purpose-built for resiliency at scale. They provide comprehensive security and can help your organization grow, while lowering total operational cost. Built on the foundation of Catalyst 9000, the Catalyst 9600 Series offers scale and high levels of security when "always on" is your goal.


A renewed focus on hybrid work

Our world is facing an acceleration in the frequency, diversity, and impact of disruptions. Planning your network to help your organization respond to the unexpected is now more important than ever.

Features and benefits


Cisco's industry-leading security portfolio is anchored by Talos threat intelligence, ETA, trustworthy solutions, and MACsec encryption.

Highly resilient​​

Exceptional MTBF and high-availability features such as ISSU, GIR, and hot patching for optimized resilience help keep your network running smoothly.

Open and programmable

Seamlessly integrate with full-stack programmability from ASIC to OS, enabling future features without hardware upgrades.

Faster core, faster access

Catalyst 9600 Series Switches are twice as fast and have twice the capacity of traditional switches.

Model specifications

Catalyst 9600 Series 6-slot

  • Granular port options 400G/200G QSFP-DD (new), 100G/40G QSFP28, 50G/25G/10G/1G SFP28, 10G multigigabit
  • Secure segmentation with Cisco SD-Access
  • State-of-the-art high availability with N+1 power and fan redundancy and 1+1 supervisor redundancy
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Catalyst 9600X Supervisor Engine 2


  • Cisco Silicon One ASIC
  • 25.6 Tbps per chassis
  • 6.4 Tbps per slot

*New model

Catalyst 9600 Supervisor Engine 1


  • Cisco UADP ASIC
  • 9.6 Tbps per chassis
  • 2.4 Tbps per slot

Catalyst 9600X 100G/40G 400G/200G line card


  • 30-port 100/40G, 2-port 400/200/100G
  • 3.2-Tbps bandwidth, non-blocking
  • Supported with C9600X-SUP-2 only

*New model

Catalyst 9600 50G 400G/200G line card


  • 40-port 50/25/10G, 2-port 200/100G, 2-port 400G
  • 3.2-Tbps bandwidth with C9600X-SUP-2, up to 40 ports of 50/25/10G, 2 ports of 200/100G, and 2 ports of 400G; non-blocking
  • 1.2-Tbps bandwidth with C9600-SUP-1, up to 40 ports of 25/10/1G, 2 ports of 100/40G; non-blocking

*New model

Catalyst 9600 100G/40G line card


  • 24-port 100G, 12-port 100G; non-blocking
  • With C9600X-SUP-2, up to 24 ports of 40G or 100G
  • With C9600-SUP-1, up to 24 ports of 40G or 12 ports of 100G

Catalyst 9600 25G/10G/1G line card


  • 48-port 25/10/1G, non-blocking
  • With C9600X-SUP-2, up to 48 ports 25/10G; support for 50G
  • With C9600-SUP-1, up to 48 ports of 25/10/1G

Catalyst 9600 1G line card


  • 48-port 1G, non-blocking
  • With C9600-SUP-1, up to 48 ports of 1G
  • Supported only on C9600-SUP-1

Catalyst 9600 Series multigigabit line card


  • 48-port 10/5/2.5/1G multigigabit, non-blocking
  • With C9600X-SUP-2, up to 48 ports of 10G copper
  • With C9600-SUP-1, up to 48 ports of 10/5/2.5/1G copper

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