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Access switches compatible with Cisco DNA



We need to fit out a new building with at least 17 access switches but that will be before we've implemented Cisco DNA (could be 6-12 months). I have downloaded the list of DNA Supported devices from but can these switches be configured in the traditional way via CLI/IOS commands and then added to DNA Center in the future? Any differences at all?


We generally use WS-C2960X-48FPD-L for the access layer and need something identical but with future compatibility with DNA.


Thanks in advance.

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Mark Malone


9200s replace 2ks , 9300 replace 3ks and then you have the modular switches like 94,95,9600s replacing 4ks and 6k series


all 9ks are DNA capable , all down to the license you purchase

older 3ks are also DNA capable too and 4ks , havent checked 2ks as haven't purchased them recently


and yes there cli switches ,no difference than the earlier models , running same IOS-XE images ,unified



Thanks for the reply.


Looking at the 9200 series - the C9200L-48T-4X-E looks good and comes in at a similar price. But the datasheet says 'Get a simple web UI or Cisco DNA Center provisioning'... no mention of CLI. I'm getting scary flashbacks of Cisco Small Business switches... but I'm sure they have come on a lot since then.

there cli , there catalyst switches not SMB , there running IOS-XE same as 3850s 4ks etc , we use the 9200s for MGMT switches , there cli i configured them :)
ive never used a GUI with any catalyst switches i only use cli unless its not available

Perfect - thanks very much.
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