How to identity the switch is original or gray market product.
The correct question should be "how to identify if the switch is counterfeit or not".
Make sure the seller is an authorized reseller of Cisco gear. If they are not, then all bets are off.
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@khajamujeebuddin786 hello, HI All, Need Advice on below 2 networks which switch can be used Data Network- 1 with 100 computer with 5 Servers - Please advise which switch suitable ( 4 VLAN ) Voice Network 2 with 100 IP Poe Phones (Power comes From Poe Switch) - Please advise which switch suitable ( 1 VLAN) Please note both Network 1 & 2 separate switches with separate RACK I checked the price for 2960X and 9200L both price almost same. I.e. 9200L switch price is less but if I add C9200L Cisco DNA Essentials, 48-port, 3 Year Term license price & SNTC-8X5XNBD Catalyst 9200L 48-port data, 4 x 1G, Net then the price is almost same with 2960X. Do I need must purchase DNA Essentials, 48-port, 3 Year Term license price & SNTC-8X5XNBD Catalyst 9200L 48-port data, 4 x 1G, for 9200L Switch. <<< it is for used for support or RMA process in case of physical failure. Without this essentials with the switch will work.. << yes, switch will work normally What about SG 500 Switches. << today a i had SG550XG and works very well. Please advice on this. 9200L poe & non poe Switch details: C9200L-48P-4G-E -- Catalyst 9200L 48-port PoE+, 4 x 1G, Network Essentials CON-SNT-C92004GE -- SNTC-8X5XNBD Catalyst 9200L 48-port PoE+, 4 x 1G, Net C9200L-DNA-E-48-3Y -- C9200L Cisco DNA Essentials, 48-port, 3 Year Term license 2960 X poe & Non poe switch details: WS-C2960X-48FPS-L -- Catalyst 2960-X 48 GigE PoE 740W, 4 x 1G SFP, LAN Base <<< i suggest it to you use for both case, today i used on my network all switch are this model and works very well.
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