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Product Overview

The Cisco Nexus® 2000 Series Fabric Extenders comprise a category of data center products designed to simplify data center access architecture and operations. The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series uses the Cisco® Fabric Extender architecture to provide a highly scalable unified server-access platform across a range of 100 Megabit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, unified fabric, copper and fiber connectivity, rack, and blade server environments. The platform is ideal to support today’s traditional Gigabit Ethernet while allowing transparent migration to 10 Gigabit Ethernet, virtual machine-aware unified fabric technologies.

The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders behave as remote line cards for a parent Cisco Nexus switch. Thefabric extenders are essentially extensions of the parent Cisco Nexus switch fabric, with the fabric extenders and the parent Cisco Nexus switch together forming a distributed modular system. This architecture enables physical topologies with the flexibility and benefits of both top-of-rack (ToR) and end-of-row (EoR) deployments (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Provide Highly Scalable Unified Server-Access Connectivity

The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series architecture provides the following benefits:

Architecture flexibility: A common, scalable, and adaptive architecture across data center racks and points of delivery (PoDs)[1] supports various server options, connectivity options, physical topologies, and evolving needs.

Highly scalable server access: Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet server access is scalable, with no reliance on Spanning Tree Protocol.

Simplified operations: One single point of management and policy enforcement using upstream Cisco Nexus switches eases the commissioning and decommissioning of server racks through zero-touch installation and automatic configuration of fabric extenders.

Increased business benefits: Consolidation, cabling reduction, rack-space reduction, reduced power and cooling, investment protection through feature inheritance from the parent switch, and the capability to add functions without the need for a major equipment upgrade of server-attached infrastructure all contribute to reduced operating expenses (OpEx) and capital expenditures (CapEx).

The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series design aligns with that of servers. It offers front-to-back cooling, compatible with data center hot-aisle and cold-aisle designs, all switch ports at the rear of the unit in close proximity to server ports, and all user-serviceable components accessible from the front panel. It also offers back-to-front cooling, with switch ports in front of the chassis, aligned with the cold aisle, for optimized cabling in network racks. The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series is built for nonstop operation, with redundant hot-swappable power supplies and a hot-swappable fan tray with redundant fans. Its compact 1-rack-unit (1RU) form factor takes up relatively little space, making it easy to incorporate into rack designs. The fabric extenders are available in several models to provide speed, connectivity, and port-density options (Figure 2).

Figure 2. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders from Bottom Right to Top Left: Cisco Nexus 2224TP GE, 2248TP GE, 2248TP-E GE, 2232TM 10GE, 2232TM-E 10GE, 2232PP 10GE, and 2248PQ 10GE; Cost-Effective Fabric Extender Transceivers for CiscoNexus 2000 Series and Cisco Nexus Parent Switch Interconnect are in Front of the Fabric Extenders

The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series provides two types of ports: ports for end-host attachment (host interfaces) and uplink ports (fabric interfaces). Fabric interfaces, differentiated with a yellow color, are for connectivity to the upstream parent Cisco Nexus switch.

Table 1 lists the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders. Fabric extenders can be mixed and matched to a parent switch to provide connectivity options.

Table 1. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Specifications

Description

Specification

Cisco Nexus 2148T

48t 1000BASE-T host interfaces and 4 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces (Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable [SFP+])

Cisco Nexus 2224TP

24 100/1000BASE-T host interfaces and 2 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces (SFP+)

Cisco Nexus 2248TP

48100/1000BASE-T host interfaces and 4 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces (SFP+)

Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E

48100/1000BASE-T host interfaces and 4 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces (SFP+)

Cisco Nexus 2232PP

32 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) host interfaces (SFP+) and 8 10 Gigabit Ethernet and FCoE fabric interfaces (SFP+)

Cisco Nexus 2248PQ

48 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet and FCoE host interfaces (SFP+) and 4 QSFP+ Gigabit Ethernet and FCoE fabric interfaces (QSFP+)

Cisco Nexus 2232TM

32 1/10GBASE-T host interfaces and modular uplinks (8 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces [SFP+])

Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E

32 1/10GBASE-T host interfaces and uplink module (8 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces [SFP+])

The Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E Fabric Extender is a general-purpose 1 Gigabit Ethernet fabric extender with enhancements that target workloads such as large-volume databases, distributed storage, and video editing (Figure 3). Like the Cisco Nexus 2248TP, the Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E supports 48100/1000BASE-T host-facing ports and four 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces. It also supports 32-MB shared buffers.

Figure 3. Cisco Nexus N2248TP-E

The Cisco Nexus 2248PQ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fabric Extender is the newest member of the Cisco Nexus Fabric Extender Family (Figure 4). It supports high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet environments and has 48 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ host ports and 4 QSFP+ fabric ports (16 x 10 GE fabric ports). QSFP+ connectivity simplifies cabling while lowering power and solution cost. The Cisco Nexus 2248PQ 10GE Fabric Extender supports FCoE and a set of network technologies known collectively as Data Center Bridging (DCB) that increase the reliability, efficiency, and scalability of Ethernet networks. These features allow support for multiple traffic classes over a lossless Ethernet fabric, thus enabling consolidation of LAN, storage area network (SAN), and cluster environments.

Figure 4. Cisco Nexus N2248PQ

The Cisco Nexus 2232PP 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet Fabric Extender is an ideal platform for migration from Gigabit Ethernet to 10Gigabit Ethernet and unified fabric environments. It supports FCoE and DCB (Figure 5).

Figure 5. Cisco Nexus N2232PP

The Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E Fabric Extender supports scalable 1/10GBASE-T environments, ease of migration from 1GBASE-T to 10GBASE-T, and effective reuse of existing structured cabling. It comes with an uplink module that supports eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces. It is a superset of the Cisco Nexus 2232TM with the latest generation of 10GBASE-T PHY, enabling lower power and improved bit error rate (BER). The Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E supports DCB and LAN and SAN consolidation. FCoE support up to 30m distance with Cat6a and Cat7 cables from adapter to FEX. (Figure 6).

Figure 6. Cisco Nexus N2232TM-E

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders connect to a parent Cisco Nexus switch through their fabric links using CX1 copper cable, short-reach or long-reach optics, and the cost-effective Cisco Fabric Extender Transceivers. Cisco Fabric Extender Transceivers are optical transceivers that provide a highly cost-effective solution for connecting the fabric extender to its parent switch over OM3 or OM4 multimode fiber.

The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders behave like remote line cards for a parent Cisco Nexus 5000, Nexus 6000, or Nexus 7000 Series Switch. Working in conjunction with Cisco Nexus switches, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders extend the capabilities and benefits offered by the parent Cisco Nexus switch while providing flexible, scalable, and cost-effective server access. Table 2 summarizes the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series parent switch support matrix.

Table 2. Cisco Nexus Fabric Extender Parent Switch Support Matrix

Cisco Nexus Parent Switch

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series

Cisco Nexus 6000 Series

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

Cisco Nexus Fabric Extender Models

Cisco Nexus 2148T
Cisco Nexus 2224TP
Cisco Nexus 2248TP
Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E
Cisco Nexus 2232PP
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ
Cisco Nexus 2232TM
Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E
Cisco Nexus 2224TP
Cisco Nexus 2248TP
Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E
Cisco Nexus 2232PP
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ
Cisco Nexus 2232TM
Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E
Cisco Nexus 2224TP
Cisco Nexus 2248TP
Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E
Cisco Nexus 2232PP
Cisco Nexus 2232TM

Cisco Nexus Parent Model

Cisco Nexus 5010P or 5020P Switch *
Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch
Cisco Nexus 5548UP Switch
Cisco Nexus 5596UP Switch
Cisco Nexus 5596T Switch
Cisco Nexus 6001 Switch
Cisco Nexus 6004 Switch
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series 32-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module SFP+ (N7K-M132XP-12)
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series 32-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module (XL) SFP+(N7K-M132XP-12L)
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Line rate 48 port 1/10 GE Ethernet ports, SFP/SFP+ (N7K-F248XP-25)
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series 24-Port 10GE Ethernet Module SFP+ (N7K-M224XP-23L) with Cisco NX‑OS Software Release 6.1

Scalability

Up to 24 fabric extenders per Cisco Nexus 5548P, Nexus 5548UP, or Nexus 5596UP Switch (16 fabric extenders for Layer 3 configurations); up to 1152 Gigabit Ethernet servers and 1152 10 Gigabit Ethernet servers per switch
Up to 12 fabric extenders per Cisco Nexus 5010P and Nexus 5020P Switch: up to 576 Gigabit Ethernet servers and 384 10 Gigabit Ethernet servers per switch
Up to 24 fabric extenders per Cisco Nexus 5548P, Nexus 5548UP, or Nexus 5596UP Switch (16 fabric extenders for Layer 3 configurations)
Up to 1152 Gigabit Ethernet servers and 1152 10 Gigabit Ethernet servers per switch
Up to 48 fabric extenders per Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch with Nexus 7000 Supervisor Engine 2E and Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1
Up to 2048 Gigabit Ethernet servers per Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch with Nexus 7000 Supervisor Engine 2E and Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1
Up to 1536 10 Gigabit Ethernet servers per Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch with Nexus 7000 Supervisor Engine 2E and Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1

Benefits

Architecture Flexibility

Unified server access architecture: The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series offers a highly cost-effective access-layer architecture for 100 Megabit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, mixed Gigabit Ethernet, and 10Gigabit Ethernet servers; Ethernet or unified fabric; physical or virtual server; and rack or blade server environments.

Flexible physical topologies: The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series architecture allows decoupling of the Layer 1 and 2 topologies, therefore providing flexibility in designing physical architectures, including ToR, middle-of-row (MoR), and EoR deployments, while allowing quick expansion of network capacity and remote line-card portability across multiple parent switches. It is also space-optimized for all these architectures.

Highly Scalable Access Layer

Today’s data centers must have massive scalability to manage the combination of an increasing number of servers and a higher demand for bandwidth from each server. The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series increases the scalability of the access layer to accommodate both sets of demands without increasing management points within the network.

Massive scalability: A deployment of Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders connected to a Cisco Nexus 5000, Nexus 6000, or Nexus 7000 Series Switch supports highly scalable Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet environments as shown in Table 2.

Layer 2 scalability: Reliance on Spanning Tree Protocol is eliminated between the fabric extender and the parent switch, thus enabling a large, multipath, loop-free topology. Use of a single management entity to support a large server domain allows policy to be enforced more efficiently and enhances Layer 2 data center access scalability. Use of the Virtual PortChannel (vPC) feature also allows fast convergence and effective use of bandwidth in Layer 2 environments.

Simplified Operations

Single point of management: The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders are remote line cards for a Cisco Nexus parent switch. All device configurations are managed on the Cisco Nexus parent switch, and configuration information is downloaded to the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender using in-band communication.

Software maintenance simplification: The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series software is embedded in the Cisco Nexus parent switch software. The fabric extender is a ready-to-use device that automatically downloads the software image from the Cisco Nexus parent switch in the same way that a line card downloads software from the supervisor engine in a modular chassis. In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) on the fabric extenders provides the capability to perform transparent software upgrades, reducing downtime and allowing customers to integrate the newest features and functions with little or no effect on network operation for Ethernet, storage, and converged network environments.

Switch feature consistency across a large number of servers: The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series forwards all traffic to the parent Cisco Nexus switch over 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric uplinks. Passing all traffic to the parent switch allows traffic to be shaped according to policies established on the parent Cisco Nexus switch with a single point of management. Standardizing on the Cisco Nexus switches allows data centers to support the same switch features across the entire access layer with a single point of management.

Tenfold management points reduction: The number of management points is significantly less than when discrete switches are used at the top of the rack. A traditional 12-rack design using a discrete, redundant pair of Gigabit Ethernet switches at the top of each rack has 24 management points. The equivalent architecture using the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series has only two management points: a tenfold reduction in management complexity.

Business Benefits

Cost-effective 10 Gigabit Ethernet solution: The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series is the ideal platform for migration from Gigabit Ethernet to 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Scalable 10 Gigabit Ethernet provides 10 times the bandwidth for approximately twice the price of Gigabit Ethernet.

Consolidation: The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series protects investment into the future, supporting evolving data center needs by providing an easy migration path to low-latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet, high-performance computing (HPC), virtual machine-aware networks. In addition, the combination of the Cisco Nexus 5000 or Nexus 6000 Series and Cisco Nexus 2232PP or Cisco Nexus 2248PQ provides a unified network fabric that supports LAN and SAN consolidation. Another benefit of the Cisco Nexus 2000 architecture is the ability to collapse data center access and aggregation layers into one single layer.

Investment protection: The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders can be mixed and matched with a common parent Cisco Nexus switch. New functions can be derived from upstream Cisco Nexus switches, resulting in the capability to add new functions without the need for a major equipment upgrade.

Rack-space reduction: The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series consists of 1RU fabric extenders. The fabric extenders are not physically constrained by the position of the Cisco Nexus parent switch in the physical topology and are attached to the upstream Cisco Nexus switch through fabric links.

Cabling reduction with optimal intra- and inter-rack cabling options: The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series supports ToR, EoR, and MoR deployment models. Placing the fabric extender at the top of the rack allows the use of short cables from the rack to servers, reducing cable costs, air dams, complexity, and opportunities for error. The only inter-rack cabling required is for uplinks from the fabric extender to the parent switch. Placing the parent Cisco Nexus switch at the end or middle of a row of racks makes efficient use of powerful switching resources.

The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series supports an optimal cabling strategy that simplifies network operations and prepares for future technologies:

- Short intra-rack runs of copper: Intra-rack cables connecting to Gigabit Ethernet servers can be Category 5e, 6, 6a, or 7 with the Cisco Nexus 2148T, Nexus 2224TP, Nexus 2248TP, and Nexus 2248TP-E fabric extenders. Category 6, 6a, or 7 can connect 10GBASE-T servers to the Cisco Nexus 2232TM and Nexus 2232TM-E. Twinax cables connect servers to ToR Cisco Nexus 2232PP Fabric Extenders. This model allows server racks and PoDs to be preconfigured by server vendors so they can be rolled into place and put into service upon arrival.

- Longer inter-rack horizontal runs of fiber: Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders in each rack are connected to parent switches that are placed at the end or middle of the row: For long reach between the fabric extender and the parent switch, Cisco Fabric Extender Transceiver, SFP+ short-reach (SR), SFP+ long-reach (LR) optics over OM2 or OM3 cables, and QSFP+ optics for 40G connectivity can be used. Fiber protects investments into the future because it will support upcoming Ethernet standards, including 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet. If the distance to the Cisco Nexus 5000, Nexus 6000, or Nexus 7000 Series Switch is less than 10 meters, Twinax cables (CX1 direct attach) can be used. Alternatively, copper cables can be used to reach EoR or MoR 1GBASE-T or 10GBASE-T fabric extenders.

Effective bandwidth usage: Today’s data center servers are either single- or dual-homed to the network. However, network designs almost always involve redundant deployment. Through the vPC feature support on the Cisco Nexus 5000 or Nexus 6000 Series, a server can be dually connected to a pair of fabric extenders, or each fabric extender can be connected to a pair of Cisco Nexus 5000 or Nexus 6000 Series Switches, thus giving customers both server and fabric extender connectivity redundancy and providing active-active connectivity with twice the bandwidth usage as in active-standby or forwarding-blocking configurations.

Reduced power and cooling: Cost-effective 10 Gigabit Ethernet solutions, optimal cabling, device consolidation, rack-space reduction, and efficient bandwidth use all contribute to a significant reduction in power and cooling needs in the data center.

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Deployment Scenarios

The fabric extenders can be used in the following deployment scenarios:

Rack servers with 100 Megabit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, or 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface cards (NICs); the fabric extender can be physically located at the top of the rack and the Cisco Nexus parent switch can reside in the middle or at the end of the row, or the fabric extender and the Cisco Nexus parent switch can both reside at the end or middle of the row.

10 Gigabit Ethernet and FCoE deployments, using servers with converged network adapters (CNAs) for unified fabric environments with the Cisco Nexus 2232PP, Nexus 2248PQ, and Nexus 2232TM-E.

1/10 Gigabit Ethernet BASE-T server connectivity with ease of migration from 1 to 10GBASE-T and effective reuse of structured cabling.

Server racks with integrated lights-out (iLO) management, with 100 Megabit Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet management and iLO interfaces.

Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet blade servers with pass-through blades.

Low-latency, high-performance computing environments.

Virtualized access.

For more information, visit the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series case studies page: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10110/prod_case_studies_list.html.

The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series can be used in conjunction with a Cisco Nexus parent switch in two main design scenarios (shown in Figure 1):

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders single-connected to one upstream Cisco Nexus 5000, Nexus 6000, or Nexus 7000 Series Switch: In this deployment scenario, access-layer redundancy is achieved through redundant server connections to two upstream distributed modular systems using vPC (Cisco Nexus 5000 or Nexus 6000 Series) or server NIC teaming to two Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders.

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders dual-connected to two upstream Cisco Nexus 5000 or Nexus 6000 Series Switches (vPC): In this deployment scenario, access-layer redundancy is achieved through a combination of Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders dual-connected to an upstream parent switch and server NIC teaming.

Enhanced vPC (EvPC): In this deployment scenario, access layer redundancy is achieved in two ways: through redundant connections between the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders and the Cisco Nexus parent switches using vPC, and through redundant server connections to two fabric extenders using vPC and active-active server NIC teaming.

vPC+: In this deployment scenario, access-layer redundancy is achieved through server vPC, FEX vPC, and EvPC. In addition, a vPC+ domain allows the Cisco Nexus parent switch and the fabric extenders to be viewed as a single virtual switch in a Cisco FabricPath network.

Figure 7. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Design Scenarios, from Left to Right: Server vPC, FEX vPC, EvPC, vPC+

Product Specifications

Tables 3 through 9 provide product specifications and Table 10 lists standards support for the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders.

Table 3. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Gigabit Ethernet Fabric Extenders Product Specifications

Description

Cisco Nexus 2148T

Cisco Nexus 2224TP

Cisco Nexus 2248TP

Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E

Fabric extender host interfaces

48
24
48
48

Fabric extender host interfaces type

1000BASE-T ports: RJ‑45 connectors
100BASE-T/1000BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors
100BASE-T/1000BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors
100BASE-T/1000BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors

Fabric extender fabric interfaces

4
2
4
4

Fabric extender fabric interfaces type

Fiber: SFP+ optics (SFP-10G-SR and SFP‑10G-LR)
Copper: 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ passive Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-CU1M, SFP-H10GB-CU3M, and SFP-H10GB-CU5M) and active Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-ACU7M and SFP-H10GB-ACU10M)
Distance between Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch: Up to 3km
Fiber: Cisco Fabric Extender Transceiver (FET-10G) and SFP+ optics (SFP-10G-SR and SFP-10G-LR)
Copper: 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ passive Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-CU1M, SFP-H10GB-CU3M, and SFP-H10GB-CU5M) and active Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-ACU7M and SFP-H10GB-ACU10M)
Distance between Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch: Up to 3km
Distance between Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender and Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch: Up to 10km
Fiber: Cisco Fabric Extender Transceiver (FET-10G) and SFP+ optics (SFP-10G-SR and SFP-10G-LR)
Copper: 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ passive Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-CU1M, SFP-H10GB-CU3M, and SFP-H10GB-CU5M) and active Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-ACU7M and SFP-H10GB-ACU10M)
Distance between Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch: Up to 3km
Distance between Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender and Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch: Up to 10km
Fiber: Cisco Fabric Extender Transceiver (FET-10G) and SFP+ optics (SFP-10G-SR and SFP-10G-LR)
Copper: 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ passive Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-CU1M, SFP-H10GB-CU3M, and SFP-H10GB-CU5M) and active Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-ACU7M and SFP-H10GB-ACU10M)
Distance between Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch: Up to 10km

Fabric speed

40 Gbps in each direction
(80Gbps full duplex)
20 Gbps in each direction
(40Gbps full duplex)
40 Gbps in each direction
(80 Gbps full duplex)
40 Gbps in each direction
(80 Gbps full duplex)

Oversubscription

1.2:1
1.2:1
1.2:1
1.2:1

Performance

Hardware forwarding at 176Gbps or 131 million packets per second (mpps)
Hardware forwarding at 88Gbps or 65 mpps
Hardware forwarding at 176Gbps or 131 mpps
Hardware forwarding at 176Gbps or 131 mpps

Cisco parent switch

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series
Cisco Nexus 5000 Series
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
Cisco Nexus 5000 Series
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
Cisco Nexus 5000 Series
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

Minimum software

Cisco NX-OS Software Release 4.0(1A)N2(1) (Cisco Nexus 5000 Series)
Cisco NX-OS Software Release 4.2(1)N2(1) (Cisco Nexus 5000 Series)
Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.2 on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
Cisco NX-OS Software Release 4.2 (Cisco Nexus 5000 Series)
Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.1 on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.1(3)N(1)1 (Cisco Nexus 5000 Series)
Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1(1) on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Gigabit Ethernet Fabric Extenders Environment

Dimensions
(H x W xD)

1.72 x 17.3 x 20.0 in. (4.37 x 43.94 x 50.8 cm)
1.72 x 17.3 x 17.7 in.
(4.37 x 43.94 x 44.96 cm)
1.72 x 17.3 x 17.7 in. (4.37 x 43.94 x 44.96 cm)
1.72 x 17.3 x 17.7 in. (4.37 x 43.94 x 44.96 cm)

Weight

18 lb (8.2 kg)
*Systems are fully loaded with two power supplies and one fan tray
16.6 lb (7.53 kg)
*Systems are fully loaded with two power supplies and one fan tray
17.7 lb (8.0 kg)
*Systems are fully loaded with two power supplies and one fan tray
17.7 lb (8.0 kg)
*Systems are fully loaded with two power supplies and one fan tray

Indicator and port specification

System status: Green (operational), amber (fault), flashing amber (POST boot up), and off (no power)
Locator LED: Bright blue locator
Port status: Green (link established), amber (administratively disabled), and flashing amber (fault)
Fan status: Green (operational) and amber (fault)
Power status: Green (operational) and amber (fault)

Environment

Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Nonoperating temperature: –4 to 158°F (–20 to 70°C)
Humidity: 5 to 95 percent (noncondensing)
Altitude: 0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3000m)

Power supply

N2K-PAC-200W
N2200-PAC-400W, N2200-PAC-400W-B, N2200-PDC-400W, and N2200-PDC-350W-B
N2200-PAC-400W, N2200-PAC-400W-B, N2200-PDC-400W, and N2200-PDC-350W-B
N2200-PAC-400W, N2200-PAC-400W-B, N2200-PDC-400W, and N2200-PDC-350W-B

Fan tray

N2K-C2148-FAN
N2K-C2248-FAN and N2K-C2248-FAN-B
N2K-C2248-FAN and N2K-C2248-FAN-B
N2K-C2248-FAN and N2K-C2248-FAN-B

Typical input operating power

150W (max 165W)
80W (max 95W)
95W (max 110W)
95W (max 110W)

Input current

1.5A/2.2A (typical/maximum)
Note: Input currents listed for 110V; divide by 2 for 220V
Supply will surge on AC power-up for a fraction of a second beyond this rating
0.75A/0.90A (typical/maximum)
Note: Input currents listed for 110V; divide by 2 for 220V
Supply will surge on AC power-up for a fraction of a second beyond this rating
1.0A/1.2A (typical/maximum)
Note: Input currents listed for 110V; divide by 2 for 220V
Supply will surge on AC power-up for a fraction of a second beyond this rating
1.0A/1.2A (typical/maximum)
Note: Input currents listed for 110V; divide by 2 for 220V
Supply will surge on AC power-up for a fraction of a second beyond this rating

Output current

11.5A/16.7A (typical/maximum)
5A/7A (typical/maximum)
8A/10A (typical/maximum)
8A/10A (typical/maximum)

Heat dissipation

670 BTU/hr
201/282 BTU/hour (typical/maximum)
322/403 BTU/hour (typical/maximum)
322/403 BTU/hour (typical/maximum)

Table 4. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fabric Extender Product Specifications

Description

Cisco Nexus 2232PP

Cisco Nexus 2248PQ

Cisco Nexus 2232TM

Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E

Fabric extender host interfaces

32
48
32
32

Fabric extender host interfaces

1/10 Gigabit Ethernet ports SFP/SFP+ (Supported transceiver and cables include Twinax SFP-H10GB-CU1M, SFP-H10GB-CU3M, SFP-H10GB-CU5M, SFP-H10GB-ACU7M, and SFP-H10GB-ACU10M; SFP+ SFP-10G-SR and SFP-10G-LR; and SFP GLC-T, GLC-SX-MM, GLC-LH-SM, SFP-GE-T, SFP-GE-S, and SFP-GE-L)
1/10 Gigabit Ethernet ports SFP/SFP+ (Supported transceiver and cables include Twinax SFPH10GB-CU1M, SFP-H10GB-CU3M, SFP-H10GB-CU5M, SFP-H10GBACU7M, and SFP-H10GB-ACU10M; SFP+ SFP-10G-SR, and SFP-10G-LR; and SFP GLC-T, GLC-SX-MM, GLC-LH-SM, SFP-GE-T, SFP-GE-S, and SFP-GE-L)
1/10GBASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors
1/10GBASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors

Fabric extender fabric interfaces

8
Four 40 GE QSFP (Sixteen 10 GE)
Uplink module: 8 SFP+ (N2K-M2800P)
Uplink module: Eight10 GE SFP+ included

Fabric extender fabric interfaces

Fiber: Cisco Fabric Extender Transceiver (FET-10G) and SFP+ optics (SFP-10G-SR and SFP-10G-LR)
Copper: 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ passive Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-CU1M, SFP-H10GB-CU3M, and SFP-H10GB-CU5M) and active Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-ACU7M, SFP-H10GB-ACU10M)
Distance between Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series or Nexus 6000 Switch: Up to 10km (300m for FCoE traffic)
Fiber: QSFP-40G-SR4 and QSFP-40G-CSR4
Copper: 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ passive Twinax cables (QSFP-H40G-CU1M, QSFP-H40G-CU3M and QSFP-H40G-CU5M) and active Twinax cables (QSFP-H40G-ACu7M, QSFP-H40G-ACu10M
Copper breakout cables: QSFP-4SFP10G-CU1M, QSFP-4SFP10G-CU3M, QSFP-4SFP10G-CU5MQSFP-4SFP10G-ACu7M, and QSFP-4SFP10G-ACu10M)
Distance between Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender and Cisco Nexus 5000 or Nexus 6000 Series Switch: Up to 10 km(300m for FCoE traffic)
Fiber: Cisco Fabric Extender Transceiver (FET-10G) and SFP+ optics (SFP-10G-SR and SFP-10G-LR)
Copper: 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ passive Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-CU1M, SFP-H10GB-CU3M, and SFP-H10GB-CU5M) and active Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-ACU7M and SFP-H10GB-ACU10M)
Distance between Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender and Cisco Nexus 5000 or Nexus 6000 Series Switch: Up to 10km
Fiber: Cisco Fabric Extender Transceiver (FET-10G) and SFP+ optics (SFP-10G-SR and SFP-10G-LR)
Copper: 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ passive Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-CU1M, SFP-H10GB-CU3M, and SFP-H10GB-CU5M) and active Twinax copper cables (SFP-H10GB-ACU7M and SFP-H10GB-ACU10M)
Distance between Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender and Cisco Nexus 5000 or Nexus 6000 Series Switch: Up to 10km

Fabric speed

80 Gbps in each direction (160-Gbps full duplex)
160 Gbps in each direction (320-Gbps full duplex)
80 Gbps in each direction (160-Gbps full duplex)
80 Gbps in each direction (160-Gbps full duplex)

Oversubscription

4:1
3:1
4:1
4:1

Performance

Hardware forwarding at 560 Gbps or 595 mpps
Hardware forwarding at 960 Gbps or 952 mpps
Hardware forwarding at 560 Gbps or 595 mpps
Hardware forwarding at 560 Gbps or 595 mpps

FCoE

FCoE supported
FCoE supported
FCoE not supported
FCoE support up to 30m with Category 6a/7 cables

Cisco parent switch

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series
Cisco Nexus 6000 Series
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
Cisco Nexus 5500 Series
Cisco Nexus 6000 Series
Cisco Nexus 5000 Series
Cisco Nexus 6000 Series
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
Cisco Nexus 5000 Series
Cisco Nexus 6000 Series

Minimum software

Cisco NX-OS Software Release 4.2 (Cisco Nexus 5000 Series)
Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.2 (Cisco Nexus 7000 Series)
Cisco Nexus OS Release 6.0(2)N1(1) (Cisco Nexus 5000 and Nexus 6000 Series)
Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.0(3)N2(1) (Cisco Nexus 5000 Series)
Cisco NX-OS Release 6.1(1) (Cisco Nexus 7000 Series)
Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.2(1)N1(1) (Cisco Nexus 5000 Series)

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fabric Extenders Environment

Dimensions (HxWxD)

1.72 x 17.3 x 17.7 in. (4.37 x 43.94 x 44.96 cm)
1.72 x 17.3 x 17.7 in. (4.37 x 43.94 x 44.96 cm)
1.72 x 17.3 x 17.7 in. (4.37 x 43.94 x 44.96 cm)
1.72 x 17.3 x 17.7 in. (4.37 x 43.94 x 44.96 cm)

Weight

18.3 lb [2] (8.3 kg 2)
17.5 lb (8.0 kg)
18.5 lb 2 (8.4 kg 2)
18.5 lb 2 (8.4 kg 2)

Indicator and port specification

System status: Green (operational), amber (fault), flashing amber (POST boot up), and off (no power)
Locator LED: Bright blue locator
Port status: Green (link established), amber (administratively disabled), and flashing amber (fault)
Fan status: Green (operational) and amber (fault)
Power status: Green (operational) and amber (fault)

Environment

Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Nonoperating temperature: –4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)
Humidity: 5 to 95 percent (noncondensing)
Altitude: 0 to 10,000 ft (0to 3000m)
Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Nonoperating temperature: –4 to 158°F (–20 to 70°C)
Humidity: 5 to 95 percent (noncondensing)
Altitude: 0 to 10,000 ft (0to 3000m)
Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Nonoperating temperature: –4 to 158°F (–20 to 70°C)
Humidity: 5 to 95 percent (noncondensing)
Altitude: 0 to 10,000 ft (0to 3000m)
Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Nonoperating temperature: –4 to 158°F (–20 to 70°C)
Humidity: 5 to 95 percent (noncondensing)
Altitude: 0 to 10,000 ft (0to 3000m)

Power supply

N2200-PAC-400W, N2200-PAC-400W-B, N2200‑PDC-400W, and N2200-PDC-350W-B
N2200-PAC-400W, N2200-PAC-400W-B, N2200-PDC-400W, and N2200-PDC-350W-B
N2200-PAC-400W, N2200-PAC-400W-B, and N2200‑PDC‑400W
N2200-PAC-400W, N2200-PAC-400W-B, and N2200‑PDC‑400W

Fan tray

N2K-C2232-FAN and N2K-C2232-FAN-B
NXA-FAN-30CFM-F & NXA-FAN-30CFM-B (N + 1redundancy = 4 fans)
N2K-C2232-FAN and N2K-C2232-FAN-B
N2K-C2232-FAN and N2K-C2232-FAN-B

Typical input operating power

210W (max 270W)
175W (max 234W)
280 to 350W (max 386W)
210W @30M, 240W @100M (max300W)

Input current

2.5A/4.1A (typical/maximum)
Note: Input currents listed for 110V; divide by 2 for 220V
Supply will surge on AC power-up for a fraction of a second beyond this rating
1.46A/1.95A
Note: Input currents listed for 110V; divide by 2 for 220V
Supply will surge on AC power-up for a fraction of a second beyond this rating
3.18A/3.51A
Note: Input currents listed for 110V; divide by 2 for 220V
Supply will surge on AC power-up for a fraction of a second beyond this rating
2.15A/2.65A
Note: Input currents listed for 110V; divide by 2 for 220V
Supply will surge on AC power-up for a fraction of a second beyond this rating

Output current

20A/33A (typical/maximum)
13A/20A
26A/28.9A
17A/20.9A

Heat dissipation

806/1330 BTU/hour (typical/maximum)
597/798 BTU/hour (typical/maximum)
1176/1297 BTU/hour (typical/maximum)
796/981 BTU/hour
(typical/maximum)

Table 5. Cisco Nexus Fabric Extender Transceiver Specifications

Cisco Fabric Extender Transceiver

Specifications

Support Matrix

Form Factor

Cable

Distance

Power

Latency

Cisco Fabric Extender Transceiver (FET-10G)

Supported for fabric links only (Cisco Nexus 2000 Series to Cisco parent switch)
Cisco Fabric Extender Transceiver must be connected to another Cisco Fabric Extender Transceiver
Supported on Cisco Nexus 2200 platform uplinks
Supported on Cisco Nexus 5000 and Nexus 7000 Series Switch fabric links

SFP

Multimode fiber (MMF)

25m (OM2)
100m (OM3)

Approximately 1W per transceiver

Approximately 0.1 microsecond

Table 6. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Spare Weight Specifications

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series

Weight

Pounds

Kilograms

N2K-PAC-200W=

1.5 lb

0.7 kg

N2200-PAC-400W=

2.2 lb

1 kg

N2200-PAC-400W-B=

2.2 lb

1 kg

N2200-PDC-400W=

2.2 lb

1 kg

N2200-PDC-350W-B=

2.2 lb

1 kg

N2K-C2148-FAN=

0.5 lb

0.2 kg

N2K-C2248-FAN=

1.4 lb

0.64 kg

N2K-C2232-FAN=

1.8 lb

0.8 kg

N2K-C2248-FAN-B=

1.4 lb

0.64 kg

N2K-C2232-FAN-B=

1.8 lb

0.8 kg

NXA-FAN-30CFM-F

0.25lb

0.11kg

NXA-FAN-30CFM-B

0.25lb

0.11kg

Table 7. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Power Specifications

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series

Power Supply

N2K-PAC-200W

N2200-PAC-400W

N2200-PAC-400W-B

N2200-PDC-400W

N2200-PDC-350W-B

Platform

Cisco Nexus 2148T

Cisco Nexus 2224TP, 2248TP, 2248TP-E, 2232PP, 2232TM, 2232TM-E, and 2248PQ

Cisco Nexus 2224TP, 2248TP, 2248TP-E, 2232PP, 2232TM, 2232TM-E, and 2248PQ

Cisco Nexus 2224TP, 2248TP, 2248TP-E, 2232PP, 2232TM, 2232TM-E, and 2248PQ

Cisco Nexus 2224TP, 2248TP, 2248TP-E, 2232PP, and 2248PQ

Compatible fan tray

N2K-C2148-FAN

N2K-C2248-FAN, N2K‑C2232-FAN, and NXA-FAN-30CFM-F

N2K-C2248-FAN-B, N2K‑C2232-FAN-B, and NXA-FAN-30CFM-B

N2K-C2248-FAN, N2K‑C2232-FAN, and NXA-FAN-30CFM-F

N2K-C2248-FAN-B, N2K‑C2232-FAN-B, and NXA-FAN-30CFM-B

Compatible power supply

N2K-PAC-200W

N2200-PAC-400W

N2200-PAC-400W-B

N2200-PDC-400W

N2200-PDC-350W-B

Airflow

Port-side exhaust

(Front-to-back airflow)

Port-side exhaust (Front-to-back airflow)

Port-side intake

(Back-to-front airflow)

Port-side exhaust

(Back-to-front airflow)

Port-side intake

(Back-to-front airflow)

Input voltage

90 to 264 VAC

90 to 264 VAC

90 to 264 VAC

–40 to –72 VDC

–40 to –72 VDC

Frequency

50 to 60 Hz

50 to 60 Hz

50 to 60 Hz

DC

DC

Efficiency

85% (110–240V In) at typical power draw
81% (110–240V In) at maximum power draw
90/92% (110–240V In) at typical power draw
88/91% (110–240V In) at maximum power draw
90/92% (110–240V In) at typical power draw
88/91% (110–240V In) at maximum power draw
88% (–48V In) at typical power draw
85% (–48V In) at maximum power draw
88% (–48V In) at typical power draw
85% (–48V In) at maximum power draw

RoHS compliance

RoHS-5 compliant

RoHS-6 compliant

RoHS-6 compliant

RoHS-6 compliant

RoHS-6 compliant

Hot-swappable

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Maximum rated output power

200W

400W

400W

400W

350W

Power cord rating

3A at 100V Input; 1.5A at 240 V Input maximum

6A at 100V Input; 3A at 240 V Input maximum

6A at 100V Input; 3A at 240 V Input maximum

15A at –48V Input; 8A at –60V Input maximum

Max 14AWG wire

15A at –48V Input; 8A at –60V Input maximum

Max 14AWG wire

Table 8. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fan Specifications

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series

Fan Module

N2K-C2148-FAN

N2K-C2248-FAN

N2K-C2232-FAN

NXA-FAN-30CFM-F

N2K-C2248-FAN-B

N2K-C2232-FAN-B

NXA-FAN-30CFM-B

Platform

Cisco Nexus 2148T

Cisco Nexus 2224TP, 2248TP, and 2248TP-E

Cisco Nexus 2232PP, 2232TM, and 2232TM-E

Cisco Nexus 2248PQ

Cisco Nexus 2224TP, 2248TP, and 2248TP-E

Cisco Nexus 2232PP, 2232TM, and 2232TM-E

Cisco Nexus 2248PQ

Airflow

Port-side exhaust (Front-to-back airflow), with power supplies in front of the chassis aligned with cold aisle and port side in the back aligned with hot aisle; Color coded Blue for cold aisle, NXA-FAN-30CFM-F.

Port-side intake (Back-to-front airflow “reversed”), with port side in front of the chassis aligned with cold aisle and power supplies in the back aligned with hot aisle. Color coded Red for NXA-FAN-30CFM-B.

Compatible power supply

N2K-PAC-200W

N2200-PAC-400W and N2200-PDC-400W

N2200-PAC-400W and N2200-PDC-400W

N2200-PAC-400W and N2200-PDC-400W

N2200-PAC-400W-B and N2200-PDC-350W-B

N2200-PAC-400W-B and N2200-PDC-350W-B

N2200-PAC-400W-B and N2200-PDC-350W-B

Table 9. Cisco Nexus 2000 Airflow Optimization Accessories

Accessories

Airflow Extension Sleeve

Airflow Vent

Part number

NXA-AIRFLOW-SLV

NXA-ACC-KIT-BAV

Description

Cisco Nexus airflow extension sleeve: Optimizes airflow in port-side exhaust (front-to-back) airflow deployments for alignment of port in back of rack and extension of power-supply side of chassis to front of rack with airflow sleeve

Cisco Nexus airflow vent: Optimizes airflow in port-side intake (back-to-front) ToR deployments; airflow vent consists of metallic cover to place on the upper exhaust of the fabric extender port-side and mounting rails with snap-on holes for airflow vent

Compatibility

Cisco Nexus 2200 platform chassis

Cisco Nexus 2200 platform chassis

Dimensions (H x W x D)

1.72 (1RU) x 17.3 x 8.5 in. (fully retracted) or 12.9 in. (fully extended)
Adjustable depth for the fabric extender: 26 to 30 in.

Vent cover is part of the mounting hardware kit, and its size is meaningless to the overall form factor of the chassis: 0.42 x 17.53 x 2.56 in.

Weight

5.7 lb (2.6 kg)
0.42 lb (0.19 kg)

Table 10. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Compliance Information

Specification

Description

Regulatory Compliance

Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC.

Safety

UL 60950-1
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1EN 60950-1
IEC 60950-1AS/NZS 60950-1GB4943

EMC: Emissions

47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
EN55022 Class A
ICES003 Class A
VCCI Class A
EN61000-3-2
EN61000-3-3
KN22 Class A
CNS13438 Class A

EMC: Immunity

EN50082-1
EN61000-6-1
EN55024
CISPR24
EN300386
KN 61000-4 series

RoHS

The Cisco Nexus 2148T is RoHS-5 compliant, and the Cisco Nexus 2224T, 2248TP, 2232PP, 2248PQ, 2232TM, and 2232TM-E are RoHS-6 compliant.

Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)

The Cisco Nexus 2248TP and 2232PP meet NEBS level-3 standards (hardware revision 3).

Feature support for the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series is mainly derived from the parent switch feature set. Therefore, consult the Cisco Nexus 5000, Nexus 6000, and Nexus 7000 Series data sheets for a comprehensive list of features supported. Table 11 lists the hardware capabilities of the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series.

Table 11. Feature Support for Cisco Nexus 2000 Series

Description

Specification

Layer 2 features

Layer 2 VLAN trunks
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation
Cisco EtherChannel technology on uplinks
PortChannel on server ports on Cisco Nexus 2200 platforms
Advanced PortChannel hashing
Jumbo Frames on all ports (up to 9216 bytes)
Pause frames (priority flow control [PFC] and IEEE 802.3x)
Private VLANs (promiscuous only on uplinks)
Local multicast replication on Cisco Nexus 2200 platform (8000 entries)
Autonegotiation to 1000BASE-T; full duplex on host interfaces

Enhanced Ethernet

DCB (Cisco Nexus 2232PP)

Quality of service (QoS)

Layer 2 IEEE 802.1p (class of service [CoS])
Eight hardware queues per port (Cisco Nexus 2200 platforms), or four hardware queues per port (Cisco Nexus 2148T)
Per-port QoS configuration
Local policing on Cisco Nexus 2200 platform (64 policers)
CoS trust
Configurable tail-drop threshold on Cisco Nexus 2200 platforms
Egress strict-priority queuing
Egress port-based scheduling: Weighted Round Robin (WRR)

High availability

Hot-swappable field-replaceable power supplies and fan modules
1:1 power redundancy
Uplink traffic management through Cisco EtherChannel hashing or static port pinning
vPCs for dual-homed active-active connectivity across two Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
vPCs for dual-homed straight-through NIC connectivity across two Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
ISSU

Security

Local classification (256 access-control-list [ACL] entries)

Management

Fabric extender management using in-band management
Locator and beacon LEDs on front and back of chassis (locator beacons on the front and rear of the chassis help reduce errors when the equipment is serviced)
Per-port locator and beacon LEDs
Syslog
Simple Network Management Protocol Versions 1, 2, and 3 (SNMP v1, v2, and v3)
Enhanced SNMP MIB support
XML (NETCONF) support
Remote Monitoring (RMON)
Cisco Discovery Protocol Versions 1 and 2
Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) source on server ports
Power-on self-test (POST)
Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD): Ethernet
Comprehensive bootup diagnostic tests
CiscoWorks
Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM); the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series is managed through the parent Cisco Nexus Series Switch using Cisco DCNM and standard SNMP, XML interfaces, and command-line interface (CLI)

Configuration MIBs

ENTITY-MIB
IF-MIB
FABRIC-EXTENDER MIB
CISCO-ENTITY-EXT-MIB
CISCO-ENTITY-FRU-CONTROL-MIB
CISCO-ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB
CISCO-ETHERNET-FABRIC-EXTENDER-MIB

Monitoring MIBs

RMON-MIB

Industry standards

IEEE 802.1p: CoS prioritization
IEEE 802.1Q: VLAN tagging
IEEE 802.3: Ethernet
IEEE 802.3ae: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
SFF 8431 SFP+ support
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX specification
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T specification
IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T
10GBASE-SR
10GBASE-LR
RMON
SFF-8461

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Ordering Information

Table 12 provides ordering information for the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders.

Table 12. Ordering Information

Part Number

Description

Nexus 2000 Series Chassis

N2K-C2224TP

Cisco Nexus 2224TP Series 1GE Fabric Extender, 2PS, 1 Fan Module, 24x100/1000Base-T + 2x10GE (req SFP+), choice of airflow and power supply

N2K-C2248TP

Cisco Nexus 2248TP Series 1GE Fabric Extender, 2PS, 1 Fan Module, 48x100/1000Base-T + 4x10GE (req SFP+), choice of airflow and power supply

N2K-C2248TP-E

Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E Series 1GE Fabric Extender, 2PS, 1 Fan Module, 48x100/1000Base-T + 4x10GE (req SFP+), 32MB buffer, choice of airflow and power supply

N2K-C2232PP

Cisco Nexus 2232PP Series 10GE Fabric Extender, 2PS, 1 Fan Module, 32x1/10GE (req SFP/SFP+) + 8x10GE (reqSFP+), choice of airflow and power supply

N2K-C2248PQ

Cisco Nexus 2248PQ 10GE Fabric Extender, 2PS, 4 Fan Module, 48x1/10GE (req SFP/SFP+) + 4x40G QSFP+(req QSFP+), choice of airflow and power supply

N2K-C2232TM

Cisco Nexus 2232TM Series 10GBASE-T Fabric Extender, 2PS, 1 Fan Module, 32x1/10GBase-T + 8x10GE Module (req SFP+), choice of airflow and power supply

N2K-C2232TM-E

Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E Series 10GBASE-T Fabric Extender, 2PS, 1 Fan Module, 32x1/10GBase-T + 8x10GE Module (req SFP+), choice of airflow and power supply

N2K-C2148T-1GE

Cisco Nexus 2148TP0 Series 1GE Fabric Extender, 1 AC PS, 1 Fan Module (Standard Airflow), 48x1GBase-T + 4x10GE (req SFP+)

N2K-C2224TP-1GE

Cisco Nexus 2224TP Series 1GE Fabric Extender, 2 AC PS, 1 Fan Module (Standard Airflow), 24x100/1000Base-T + 2x10GE (req SFP+), same as N2K-C2224TP

N2K-C2248TP-1GE

Cisco Nexus 2248TP Series 1GE Fabric Extender, 2 AC PS, 1 Fan Module (Standard Airflow), 48x100/1000Base-T + 4x10GE (req SFP+), same as N2K-C2248TP

N2K-C2232PP-10GE

Cisco Nexus 2232PP Series 10GE Fabric Extender, 2 AC PS, 1 Fan Module (Standard Airflow), 32x1/10GE (req SFP/SFP+) + 8x10GE (reqSFP+), same as N2K-C2232PP

N2K-C2232TM-10GE

Cisco Nexus 2232TM Series 10GBASE-T Fabric Extender, 2 AC PS, 1 Fan Module (Standard Airflow), 32x1/10GBase-T + 8x10GE Module (req SFP+), same as N2K-C2232TM

Nexus 2000 Series Chassis with FET

N2K-C2224TF

Cisco Nexus 2224TP Series 1GE Fabric Extender, 2PS, 1 Fan Module, 24x100/1000Base-T + 2x10GE (includes 4Fabric Extender Transceivers), choice of airflow and power supply

N2K-C2248TF

Cisco Nexus 2248TP Series 1GE Fabric Extender, 2PS, 1 Fan Module, 48x100/1000Base-T + 4x10GE (includes 8Fabric Extender Transceivers), choice of airflow and power supply

N2K-C2248TF-E

Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E Series 1GE Fabric Extender, 2PS, 1 Fan Module, 48x100/1000Base-T + 4x10GE (includes 8 Fabric Extender Transceivers), 32MB buffer, choice of airflow and power supply

N2K-C2232PF

Cisco Nexus 2232PP Series 10GE Fabric Extender, 2PS, 1 Fan Module, 32x1/10GE (req SFP/SFP+) + 8x10GE (includes 16 Fabric Extender Transceivers), choice of airflow and power supply

N2K-C2232TF

Cisco Nexus 2232TM Series 10GBASE-T Fabric Extender, 2PS, 1 Fan Module, 32x1/10GBase-T + 8x10GE Module (includes 16 Fabric Extender Transceivers), choice of airflow and power supply

N2K-C2232TF-E

Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E Series 10GBASE-T Fabric Extender, 2PS, 1 Fan Module, 32x1/10GBase-T + 8x10GE Module (includes 16 Fabric Extender Transceivers), choice of airflow and power supply

N2K-C2224TF-1GE

Cisco Nexus 2224TP Series 1GE Fabric Extender, 2 AC PS, 1 Fan Module (Standard Airflow), 24x100/1000Base-T + 2x10GE (includes 4Fabric Extender Transceivers)

N2K-C2248TF-1GE

Cisco Nexus 2248TP Series 1GE Fabric Extender, 2 AC PS, 1 Fan Module (Standard Airflow), 48x100/1000Base-T + 4x10GE (includes 8Fabric Extender Transceivers)

N2K-C2232PF-10GE

Cisco Nexus 2232PP Series 10GE Fabric Extender, 2 AC PS, 1 Fan Module, 32x1/10GE (req SFP/SFP+) + 8x10GE (includes 16 Fabric Extender Transceivers)

N2K-C2232TF-10GE

Cisco Nexus 2232TP Series 10GBASE-T Fabric Extender, 2 AC PS, 1 Fan Module (Standard Airflow), 32x1/10GBase-T + 8x10GE Module (includes 16 Fabric Extender Transceivers)

Fan Modules

N2K-C2148T-FAN=

Cisco Nexus 2148T FEX Fan Module (Std airflow, port side exhaust), spare

N2K-C2248-FAN=

Cisco Nexus 2224TP, 2248TP, and 2248TP-E FEX Fan Module (Std airflow, port side exhaust), spare

N2K-C2232-FAN=

Cisco Nexus 2232PP and 2232TM FEX Fan Module (Std airflow, port side exhaust), spare

N2K-C2248-FAN-B=

Cisco Nexus 2224TP, 2248TP, and 2248TP-E FEX Fan Module, Back-to-front airflow (Reversed airflow, port side intake), spare

N2K-C2232-FAN-B=

Cisco Nexus 2232PP and 2232TM FEX Fan Module, Back-to-front airflow (Reversed airflow, port side intake), spare

NXA-FAN-30CFM-F=

Cisco Nexus 2232PQ FEX Fan Module (Std airflow, port side exhaust; Color coding: Blue), spare

NXA-FAN-30CFM-B=

Cisco Nexus 2248PQ FEX Fan module (Reversed airflow, port side intake; Color coding: Red), spare

Power Supplies

N2K-PAC-200W(=)

Cisco Nexus 2148T FEX 1GE 200W Power supply (Std airflow, port side exhaust), spare

N2200-PAC-400W=

Cisco Nexus 2200 AC Power supply (Std airflow, port side exhaust), spare

N2200-PAC-400W-B=

Cisco Nexus 2200 AC Power supply, Back-to-front airflow (Reversed airflow, port side intake), spare

N2200-PDC-400W=

Cisco Nexus 2200 DC Power supply (Std airflow, port side exhaust), spare

N2200-PDC-350W-B=

Cisco Nexus 2200 DC Power supply, Back-to-front airflow (Reversed airflow, port side intake), spare

N2K-P1-BLNK=

Cisco Nexus 2148T FEX 1GE Power supply Blank, spare

N2200-P-BLNK=

Cisco Nexus 2200 Power supply Blank, spare

1GE Transceivers and Cables

GLC-T(=)

1000BASE-T SFP

GLC-SX-MM(=)

GE SFP, LC connector SX transceiver

GLC-LH-SM(=)

GE SFP, LC connector LX/LH transceiver

SFP-GE-T(=)

1000BASE-T SFP, Extended Temperature Range

SFP-GE-S(=)

GE SFP, LC connector SX transceiver, with Digital Optical Monitoring (DOM) and Extended Temperature Range

SFP-GE-L(=)

GE SFP, LC connector LX/LH transceiver, with Digital Optical Monitoring (DOM) and Extended Temperature Range

10GE Transceivers and Cables

SFP-10G-SR(=)

10GBASE-SR SFP+ Module

SFP-10G-LR(=)

10GBASE-LR SFP+ Module

SFP-H10GB-CU1M(=)

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Passive Cable 1 Meter

SFP-H10GB-CU3M(=)

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Passive Cable 3 Meter

SFP-H10GB-CU5M(=)

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Passive Cable 5 Meter

SFP-H10GB-ACU7M(=)

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Active Cable 7 Meter

SFP-H10GB-ACU10M(=)

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Active Cable 10 Meter

40GE Transceivers and Cables

QSFP-40G-SR4

40GBASE-SR4 QSFP module, (multi-mode fiber, MMF at 100m)

QSFP-40G-CSR4

40GBASE Extended CSR4 QSFP module, (multi-mode fiber, MMF at 300m)

QSFP-H40G-CU1M

Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ direct-attach copper cable, 1-meter, passive

QSFP-H40G-CU3M

Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ direct-attach copper cable, 3-meter, passive

QSFP-H40G-CU5M

Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ direct-attach copper cable, 5-meter, passive

QSFP-H40G-ACU7M

Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ direct-attach copper cable, 7-meter, active

QSFP-H40G-ACU10M

Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ direct-attach copper cable, 10-meter, active

40GE Transceivers and Cables

QSFP-4SFP10G-CU1M

Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ to 4 10GBASE-CU SFP+ direct-attach breakout cable, 1-meter, passive

QSFP-4SFP10G-CU3M

Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ to 4 10GBASE-CU SFP+ direct-attach breakout cable, 3-meter, passive

QSFP-4SFP10G-CU5M

Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ to 4 10GBASE-CU SFP+ direct-attach breakout cable, 5-meter, passive

QSFP-4x10G-AC7M

Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ to 4 10GBASE-CU SFP+ direct-attach breakout cable, 7-meter, active

QSFP-4x10G-AC10M

Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ to 4 10GBASE-CU SFP+ direct-attach breakout cable, 10-meter, active

Accessory Kit

N2K-C2148T-ACC=

Cisco Nexus 2000 FEX 1GE Accessory Kit, spare

N2200-ACC-KIT=

Cisco Nexus 2200 FEX Accessory Kit, spare (includes rack mount kit, ground lug kit, and ESD strap)

NXA-AIRFLOW-SLV=

Nexus 2K/3K airflow extension sleeve

NXA-ACC-KIT-BAV=

Nexus 2K/3K airflow vent accessory kit

Power Cords

CAB-N5K6A-NA(=)

Power Cord, 210/220V 30A North America

CAB-AC-250V/13A(=)

Power Cord for North America, 125VAC/13A

CAB-C13-C14-JMPR(=)

Recessed receptacle AC power cord 27

CAB-C13-C14-2M(=)

Power Cord Jumper, C13-C14 Connectors, 2 Meter Length

CAB-C13-C14-AC(=)

Power Cord Jumper, C13-C14 Connectors, 3 Meter Length

CAB-C13-CBN(=)

Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 16A, C14-C13 Connectors

CAB-9K12A-NA(=)

Power Cord, 125VAC 15A NEMA 5-15 Plug, North America

SFS-250V-10A-AR(=)

SFS Power Cord - 250V, 10A - Argentina

CAB-9K10A-AU(=)

Power Cord, 250VAC 10A 3112 Plug, Australia

SFS-250V-10A-CN(=)

SFS Power Cord - 250V, 10A - PRC

CAB-9K10A-EU(=)

Power Cord, 250VAC 10A CEE 7/7 Plug, EU

SFS-250V-10A-ID(=)

SFS Power Cord - 250V, 10A - South Africa, UAE, India

CAB-IND-10A(=)

10A Power cable for India

SFS-250V-10A-IS(=)

SFS Power Cord - 250V, 10A - Israel

CAB-9K10A-IT(=)

Power Cord, 250VAC 10A CEI 23-16/VII Plug, Italy

CAB-9K10A-SW(=)

Power Cord, 250VAC 10A MP232 Plug, Switzerland

CAB-9K10A-UK(=)

Power Cord, 250VAC 13A BS1363 Plug (13 A fuse), UK

Warranty

The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders have a 1-year limited hardware warranty. The warranty includes hardware replacement with a 10-day turnaround from receipt of a return materials authorization (RMA).

Service and Support

Cisco offers a wide range of services to help accelerate your success in deploying and optimizing the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders in your data center. The innovative Cisco Services offerings are delivered through a unique combination of people, processes, tools, and partners and are focused on helping you increase operation efficiency and improve your data center network. Cisco Advanced Services uses an architecture-led approach to help you align your data center infrastructure with your business goals and achieve long-term value. Cisco SMARTnet® Service helps you resolve mission-critical problems with direct access at any time to Cisco network experts and award-winning resources. With this service, you can take advantage of the Smart Call Home capability, which offers proactive diagnostics and real-time alerts on your Cisco Nexus 5000, Nexus 6000, Nexus 7000, and Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders. Spanning the entire network lifecycle, Cisco Services offerings help increase investment protection, optimize network operations, support migration operations, and strengthen your IT expertise. For more information about Cisco Nexus services, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/nexusservices.

For More Information

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders: http://www.cisco.com/go/nexus2000

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches: http://www.cisco.com/go/nexus5000

Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches: http://www.cisco.com/go/nexus6000

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches: http://www.cisco.com/go/nexus7000

Cisco NX-OS Software: http://www.cisco.com/go/nxos



[1] A PoD is a module or group of network, compute, storage, and application components that work together to deliver a network service. The PoD is a repeatable pattern, and its components increase the modularity, scalability, and manageability of data centers.
[2] Systems are fully loaded with two power supplies and one fan tray.