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Catalyst 9300L-M Datasheet

Overview

The Catalyst 9300L-M addresses the most demanding enterprise applications by combining the simplicity of the Meraki dashboard with powerful switching hardware. To satisfy high-bandwidth applications and the deployment of high-speed 802.11ax/wifi-6 access points, the Catalyst 9300L-M provides multigigabit ports, 320GB stacking with four fixed 10G uplinks. The Catalyst 9300L-M delivers resiliency with fast stack convergence. The Catalyst 9300L-M provides Adaptive Policy using an over-the-wire tag which segments traffic into security groups to deliver scalable security. The Catalyst 9300L-M is integrated under the Meraki dashboard to provide a simply powerful solution to the most demanding wired access applications.

Adaptive Policy provides simple & scalable security policies to segment traffic using Security Groups. Security Groups are created in the dashboard using natural language such as “IOT device” & “Guest.” The security policy intent (e.g., Permit or Deny) is then simply provisioned between Security Groups which results in the segmentation of each group’s traffic. By making security policy management intuitive and scalable relative to legacy IP-address based Access Control Lists, Adaptive Policy empowers operators to confidently secure their network traffic independent of future network changes. 

A Catalyst 9300L switch can also be migrated to a Meraki-managed persona, where it would function as its Catalyst Meraki 9300L-M equivalent. For details on the migration process, please refer to our Getting started: Cisco Catalyst 9300 with Meraki Dashboard guide.

Models

Number of Ports Model Description

 

24 Ports 

C9300L-24T-4X-M 24-port 1 GbE Data with 4x 10G/1G fixed uplinks
C9300L-24P-4X-M 24-port 1GbE PoE+ with 4x 10G/1G fixed uplinks
C9300L-24UXG-4X-M 24-port UPOE, 8 mGig(10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) + 16 GbE(1G/100M/10M)

 

48 Ports

 

C9300L-48T-4X-M 48-port 1 GbE Data with 4x 10G/1G fixed uplinks
C9300L-48P-4X-M 48-port 1GbE PoE+ with 4x 10G/1G fixed uplinks, 715WAC
C9300L-48PF-4X-M 48-port 1GbE PoE+ with 4x 10G/1G fixed uplinks, 1100WAC
C9300L-48UXG-4X-M 48-port UPOE, 12 MGig(10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) + 36 GbE(1G/100M/10M)

Features

Category Features
Highlights
  • Layer-3
  • Four SFP+(10G/1G) fixed uplinks on all models
  • mGig support on UPOE models
  • 320G Dual Dedicated Hardware Stacking Ports
  • 60W UPoE Support (802.3bt)
  • Redundant hotswappable power supplies and replaceable fans
Management
  • Managed via Cisco Meraki Dashboard 
  • Zero-touch remote provisioning (no staging needed)
  • Basic configuration capability via local management page
  • Detailed historical per-port and per-client usage statistics
  • Operating System, device, and hostname fingerprinting
  • Automatic firmware upgrades with scheduling control
  • SNMP and SYSLOG support for integration with other network management solutions*
Remote Diagnostics
  • Email, SMS and Mobile push notification alerts
  • Ping, traceroute, cable testing, and link failure detection with alerting
  • Remote packet capture
  • Dynamic and interactive network discovery and topology
  • Combined event and configuration change logs with instant search
Stacking
  • Optional stacking kit allowing 8 switches in a stack with 320Gbps of stacking bandwidth
  • Virtual stacking supports thousands of switch ports in a single logical stack for unified management, monitoring, and configuration
  • Faster convergence
Ethernet Switching Capabilities
  • 802.1p Quality of Service, 8 queues (w/ 6 configurable for DSCP-to-CoS mapping)
  • 802.1Q VLAN and trunking support for up to 4,094 VLANs (1000 active VLANs with STP enabled)

  • Single Instance of 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (interoperable with RSTP, STP, PVST, RPVST)
  • STP Enhancements: BPDU guard, Root guard, Loop guard, UDLD
  • Broadcast storm control
  • 802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) and Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
  • 802.3ad Link aggregation with up to 8 ports per aggregate, multi-chassis aggregates supported on stacked switches
  • Port mirroring
  • IGMP snooping for multicast filtering
  • MAC Forwarding Entries: 32K
Layer 3
  • Static routing, OSPFv2
  • Multicast routing (PIM-ASM)
  • Warm Spare (VRRP) *
  • DHCP Server, DHCP Relay
Security
  • Integrated multi-factor authentication for Dashboard management
  • Role-based access control (RBAC) with granular device and configuration control
  • Corporate wide password policy enforcement
  • IEEE 802.1X RADIUS and MAB, hybrid authentication and RADIUS server testing
  • Single-Host/Multi-Domain/Multi-Host/Multi Authentication
  • Port security: Sticky MAC, MAC whitelisting *
  • DHCP snooping, detection and blocking, Dynamic ARP Inspection
  • IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs
  • Secure Connect *
  • Adaptive Policy 

* Available in a future software release

Catalyst 9300/L/X-M Licensing

The Catalyst 9300-M license applies to all c9300 hardware platforms (c9300 / c9300L / c9300X) excluding the MS390. Catalyst 9300-M license structure includes two feature tiers:  Enterprise and Advanced.  As with all Meraki managed switches, every Catalyst 9300-M license is available in 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 year terms. 

Catalyst 9300X-M License Structure 12/24-Port 48-port
Advanced Features LIC-C9300-24A LIC-C9300-48A
Enterprise Features LIC-C9300-24E LIC-C9300-48E

The features available with advanced licensing are: 

In the Co-term licensing model (most existing Organizations), an Organization must either have all Catalyst 9300/L/X-M Enterprise or all Catalyst 9300/L/X-M Advanced licenses - they cannot be mixed. In the Per-device licensing model, a mix of Enterprise and Advanced can be added to a single Organization, but certain features may require all devices in a Network to have Advanced licenses, e.g. Adaptive Policy.

Note: MS390s existing in the same co-term Organization will require the same license edition (either Enterprise or Advanced) as the Catalyst 9300/L/X-M. License types cannot be mixed and will result in an incompatible license error.

For more information on licensing, refer to Meraki Licensing Models article

Subscription licensing is also available for the Catalyst 9300-M switches

Technical Breakdown

Interfaces Specifications 

 

Model/Persona Interfaces

Fixed Uplinks

(SFP+)

320G Hardware Stack Ports

Dedicated Management 

Interface

PoE/ UPoE 

Capabilities

C9300L-24T-4X-M 24 x 1GbE Data 4x 10G/1G SFP+ 2 1 n/a
C9300L-24P-4X-M 24 x 24-port 1GbE PoE+ 4x 10G/1G SFP+ 2 1 30W PoE+
C9300L-24UXG-4X-M 24-port UPOE, 8 mGig(10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) + 16 GbE(1G/100M/10M) 4x 10G/1G SFP+ 2 1 60W UPOE
C9300L-48T-4X-M 48-port 1 GbE Data with 4x 10G/1G fixed uplinks 4x 10G/1G SFP+ 2 1 n/a
C9300L-48P-4X-M 48-port 1GbE PoE+ with 4x 10G/1G fixed uplinks 4x 10G/1G SFP+ 2 1 30W PoE+
C9300L-48PF-4X-M 48-port 1GbE PoE+ with 4x 10G/1G fixed uplinks 4x 10G/1G SFP+ 2 1 30W PoE+
C9300L-48UXG-4X-M 48-port UPOE, 12 MGig(10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) + 36 GbE(1G/100M/10M) 4x 10G/1G SFP+ 2 1 60W UPOE

For supported SFP modules please refer the SFP Datasheet.

Cabling Best Practices for Multi-Gigabit operations: While Category-5e cables can support multigigabit data rates upto 2.5/5 Gbps, external factors such as noise, alien crosstalk coupled with longer cable/cable bundle lengths can impede reliable link operation. Noise can originate from cable bundling, RFI, cable movement, lightning, power surges and other transient event. It is recommended to use Category-6a cabling for reliable multigigabit operations as it mitigates alien crosstalk by design.

Physical Specifications

Model

Dimensions (h x w x d)

W/ Default Power Supply

Weight

w/ Default Power Supply

Mount Type Hot Swap Fans Operating Temperature  Humidity
C9300L-24T-4X-M

1.73” x 17.5” x 17.7”

(4.4 x 44.5 x 44.9cm)

14.93 lb (6.78 kg) 1U Rack Mount Yes, 3x -5°C to 45°C 5 to 90%
C9300L-24P-4X-M

1.73” x 17.5” x 17.7”

(4.4 x 44.5 x 44.9cm)

16.2 lb (7.35 kg) 1U Rack Mount Yes, 3x -5°C to 45°C 5 to 90%
C9300L-24UXG-4X-M

1.73” x 17.5” x 19.2”

(4.4 x 44.5 x 48.8cm)

15.73 lb (7.13 kg) 1U Rack Mount Yes, 3x -5°C to 45°C 5 to 90%
C9300L-48T-4X-M

1.73” x 17.5” x 17.7”

(4.4 x 44.5 x 44.9cm)

15.41 lb (7.0 kg) 1U Rack Mount Yes, 3x -5°C to 45°C 5 to 90%
C9300L-48P-4X-M

1.73” x 17.5” x 17.7”

(4.4 x 44.5 x 44.9cm)

15.46 lb (7.03 kg) 1U Rack Mount Yes, 3x -5°C to 45°C 5 to 90%
C9300L-48PF-4X-M

1.73” x 17.5” x 19.2”

(4.4 x 44.5 x 48.8cm)

15.48 lb (7.03 kg) 1U Rack Mount Yes, 3x -5°C to 45°C 5 to 90%
C9300L-48UXG-4X-M

1.73” x 17.5” x 19.2”

(4.4 x 44.5 x 48.8cm)

16.86 lb (7.65 kg) 1U Rack Mount Yes, 3x -5°C to 45°C 5 to 90%

 

Performance

Model

Switching Capacity Stacking Bandwidth Forwarding rate
Single / Stack
C9300L-24T-4X-M 128 Gbps 448 Gbps 95.23 / 333.33 Mpps
C9300L-24P-4X-M 128 Gbps 448 Gbps 95.23 / 333.33 Mpps
C9300L-24UXG-4X-M 272 Gbps 592 Gbps 202.38 / 440.47 Mpps
C9300L-48T-4X-M 176 Gbps 496 Gbps 130.95 / 369.05 Mpps
C9300L-48P-4X-M 176 Gbps 496 Gbps 130.95 / 369.05 Mpps
C9300L-48PF-4X-M 176 Gbps 496 Gbps 130.95 / 369.05 Mpps
C9300L-48UXG-4X-M 392 Gbps 712 Gbps 291.66 / 529.76 Mpps

 

Power Supply and Specifications

Model

Default Power Supply Hot Swap Power Supply Available PoE W/  Primary PS PoE W/ Secondary PS** PoE W/ 1100W Secondary PS

Power Load

(idle/max)

C9300L-24T-4X-M PWR-C1-350WAC-P-M Yes, Dual n/a n/a n/a 56.85 / 73.54 W
C9300L-24P-4X-M PWR-C1-715WAC-P-M Yes, Dual 505W 720W* 720W* 139.6 / 243.7 W
C9300L-24UXG-4X-M PWR-C1-1100WAC-P-M Yes, Dual 880W 1440W* 1440W* 68.98 / 1049.47 W
C9300L-48T-4X-M PWR-C1-350WAC-P-M  Yes, Dual n/a n/a n/a 60.97 / 86.77 W
C9300L-48P-4X-M PWR-C1-715WAC-P-M Yes, Dual 505W 1220W 1440W* 67.40 / 598.6 W
C9300L-48PF-4X-M PWR-C1-1100WAC-P-M Yes, Dual 890W 1440W* 1440W* 67.38 / 1023.56 W
C9300L-48UXG-4X-M PWR-C1-1100WAC-P-M Yes, Dual 675W 1775W 1775W 104.56 / 875.3 W

* Limited by port number and port rating (e.g. 24 PoE+ 30W ports = 720W)

** The PoE values are provided considering the secondary PS to be the default power supply of  the respective model.

Package contents

In addition to the MS switch, each shipment includes the following.

  • 1 x default power supply unit for the switch model (please refer to the power supply and specifications section)
  • Rack mount brackets and screw kit
  • 3 x Pre-installed fans.
  • STACKING NOTE: The c9300L does NOT include stacking ports by default. Please order the C9300L-STACK-KIT2-M with every C9300L switch that you plan to deploy in a stack. That kit includes two stacking ports and a 50cm stacking cable.

Optional Accessories

Accessory Description  Supported Models
PWR-C1-715WAC-P-M 715W AC Power Supply C9300, C9300L, C9300X
PWR-C1-1100WAC-P-M 1100W AC Power Supply C9300, C9300L, C9300X
PWR-C1-1900WAC-P-M 1900W AC Power Supply C9300, C9300L, C9300X
C9300L-STACK-KIT2-M Stack Kit for 9300L. Includes
two adapters and one 50cm stack cable
C9300L Models Only
STACK-T3A-50CM-M 50 cm Stacking Cable Spare C9300L Models Only
STACK-T3A-1M-M 1m Stacking Cable Spare C9300L Models Only
STACK-T3A-3M-M 3M Stacking Cable Spare C9300L Models Only
FAN-T2-M System Fan C9300, C9300L, C9300X
4PT-KIT-T2-M Catalyst 9300-M Rack Mount Kit C9300, C9300L, C9300X

Regulations and Compliance

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Certifications

FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A, ICES-003 Class A, CISPR22 Class A, CNS13438, EN 300 386 V1.6.1,  EN 55022 Class A, EN 61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, KN 32, TCVN 7189 Class A, EN 55032 , CISPR 32 Class A, V-2/2015.04, V-3/2015.04, VCCI-CISPR 32 Class A, CISPR24, EN 300 386 V1.6.1, EN 55024, KN35, TCVN 7317

Safety 

CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, AS/NZS 60950.1

Environmental Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Warranty Full lifetime hardware warranty with next-day advanced replacement included

 

MTBF Rating 

Model

MTBF at 25°C

C9300L-24T-4X-M

387,700

C9300L-24P-4X-M

340,710

C9300L-24UXG-4X-M

332,640

C9300L-48T-4X-M

380,080

C9300L-48P-4X-M

309,020

C9300L-48PF-4X-M

298,880

C9300L-48UXG-4X-M 273,820

Installation Guide

For instructions on how to install and configure the C9300X series switch please refer the C9300/L/X Series Installation Guide

 

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