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2019-12-05T11:14:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Cisco FabricPath?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Cisco FabricPath.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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PeerSpot user
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JK
CEO at a integrator with 1-10 employees
Real User
2020-09-13T07:02:31Z
13 September 20

The management features are in need of improvement.

ML
IT Specialist at Itel Telecomunicazioni srl
Real User
2020-04-30T10:58:00Z
30 April 20

I would like one management console to control the network.

Chinthaka Kannangara - PeerSpot reviewer
Network System Engineer at VSIS
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-03-22T06:49:12Z
22 March 20

The exact role that this solution plays, as compared to other products by Cisco, is unclear to our customers. It is sometimes difficult to highlight exactly what individual products are used for and it is something that should be simplified. This product doesn't have its own LAN monitoring tool. There would be more support for this solution if there were options available for those with a smaller budget.

Waleed Aboda - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at UPS
Real User
2020-03-05T08:39:00Z
05 March 20

The solution is quite expensive. They should work on lowering the cost to make it more affordable for users. Cisco should add a few more security features to make it more robust. The solution should offer better reporting.

Kaushlendra Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager - IT Infrastructure and Network at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-03-05T08:39:00Z
05 March 20

We are using it to implement security sites. Currently, we are using Fortinet as a UTM, you can say an initial firewall. So we are repeating some issues in Fortinet. So we are looking at other products. If we get a better price then we can think about switching.

AD
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-02-09T08:17:00Z
09 February 20

It's possible that some improvements could be made on specific technical issues such as implementation. The user interface could be improved and perhaps the command line as well. It's nothing too serious. Deployment is on the Cisco site or on the customer's site so it's quite difficult to talk about additional features - each situation is different. Because it's an enterprise environment you can't go in there like an elephant in a glass house, you have to be very careful. It's quite reliable and you know it works in an enterprise environment. There is also quite good support from Cisco in order to resolve some of the issues.

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LohitYadav - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
2020-01-26T09:26:00Z
26 January 20

I personally haven't found anything that is lacking. However, it depends on the use case of the company. It's a good technology. It's only a small part of the complete DC architecture. The pricing could be adjusted to make it easier to sell to clients.

MarioCeribelli - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Specialist & Project Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-12-05T11:14:00Z
05 December 19

I would like to see better interoperability with other IT solutions. More support staff are required to support Cisco solutions in Italy.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 13, 2020
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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LohitYadav - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
26 January 20
The pricing could be lower, which would make it easier to sell to clients. Cisco has an entire product line and a setup team, which looks at the marketing and how to position the product, and I believe they do take this into consideration when launching and pricing their products. That said, it would be helpful if the product was more competitive in the pricing category.
Waleed Aboda - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at UPS
05 March 20
The solution is expensive.
reviewer633285 - PeerSpot reviewer
User with 11-50 employees
Jul 16, 2017
Hello, We have a two Dell PowerConnect 6224 switches in stack and we are running out of network ports. We have planned to purchase a Cisco SG500X-48 48-Port GB with 4-Port 10-GB Stackable Managed Switch and connect to the existing stack. Please advise whether this would work (Cisco to the Dell stack) re LAN switching. Thank you, Anand
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PeerSpot user
Network Consulting Engineer - Team Lead at Cisco
13 July 17
Hello, It would work doing a port channel connection, in brief how does you network look like, is it like the below Router --> Dell Switch --> Cisco Switch (New One) If its like the above illustration, then it will be a simple Layer 2 connection (1-2 cables) between the switches. Thanks.
PeerSpot user
Director of Technology Operations & Digital Security at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
13 July 17
Hi Anand, You won't be able to directly stack the Cisco switches with the Dell switches. You could, however, uplink them using some of the existing ports. You may want to consider using multiple ports on each switch and creating a port channel for that purpose.
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