Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Performance Validation

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches C9500-32C (100GE), C9500-32QC (40GE) and C9500-48Y4C (25GE) were tested using high-density traffic simulated by the Ixia IxNetwork test system to determine throughput and latency for different frame sizes. RFC 2544, 2889 and 3918 tests validated the high-density performance of these switches.

Key Findings:

    • Up to 2 Bpps forwarding rate
    • Verified 3.2 Tbps total switching throughput
    • Full-line rate throughput of packet sizes 192 bytes for RFC 2544 unicast and RFC 3918 multicast throughput testing
    • Latency as low as 3.02 and 3.04 microseconds for unicast and mesh throughput testing, respectively

Read more about how Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series switches were validated for performance that earned the Miercom Performance Verified certification.