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.