Lastly – IPsec On A Catalyst Change


Half 1 of the 2-part IPSec Sequence

The brand new Cisco Catalyst 9000X with IPsec assist is lastly a actuality. I’ll shortly cowl three use instances which can be related to department deployments. 

Cisco launched the Catalyst 9000X sequence, which incorporates the C9300X, C9400X, C9500X, and C9600X. I’ll principally concentrate on the C9300X which helps IPsec in the present day as of IOS-XE 17.6.2 with Benefit licensing. The C9400X will assist IPsec quickly. 


Catalyst 9300X
Determine 1. Catalyst 9300X Trade first 100G {Hardware} Encryption and 1 Tbps stacking


The C9300X comes with a brand new enhanced Unified Entry Knowledge Aircraft (UADP) ASIC known as the UADPsec.  This new ASIC permits for industry-first capabilities that permit the swap to carry out as much as 100G of Layer 3 {hardware} encryption and as much as 1 Tbps of stacking.  It additionally helps improve assist for the applying internet hosting capabilities frequent to all Catalyst platforms.



C9300X IPSec
Determine 2. C9300X IPSec capabilities with IOS-XE 17.6.2


The excellent news is that the C9300X helps standards-based IPv4/IPv6 IPsec (as much as 128) tunnels. It additionally has assist for NAT Traversal, Multicast routing, Layer 3 Segmentation over IPsec, Layer 2 extension over IPsec, and even EVPN over the tunnel. 



C9300X IPSec Use Cases
Determine 3. C9300X IPSec Web site-to-SIG, Web site-to-Cloud, Web site-to-Web site


So, why is that this wanted? If you’re an SD-WAN buyer, then you have already got an structure in place. The Catalyst 9300X is just not meant to be an SD-WAN substitute and it’s an unbiased resolution. It’s meant for patrons with the intention of lowering the variety of units on the department workplace. For instance, eradicating a router and/or firewall whereas making a safe tunnel connection. In that case, then look no additional. The Catalyst 9300X may help you obtain it.

The Catalyst 9300X may help arrange a number of safe tunnels. There are three frequent use instances. The primary is Web site-to-SIG. The Safe Web Gateway (SIG) assist may be to Umbrella, Zsaler, or another third-party supplier. The second is Web site-to-Cloud, which may set up a safe tunnel to your Cloud supplier of selection. The third use case is Web site-to-Web site. The C9300X can set up a safe tunnel to your Knowledge Heart firewall, router, and even one other C9300X swap. These are at the least three explanation why this platform is best for you.

In my subsequent put up, I’ll present the way to onboard the C9300X swap utilizing Cisco DNA Heart Plug and Play (PnP). As well as, I’ll present the way to create safe tunnels to the Umbrella SIG surroundings. 




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