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Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

Improve Operational Agility and Efficiency

Simplify your data center architecture and operations with Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders, which are based on the standard IEEE 802.1BR. As part of Cisco Unified Fabric and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), these fabric extenders offer the agility to meet the evolving needs of your organization and applications.

Video Data Sheet

Video Data Sheet

Learn about recent innovations in the Cisco Nexus Fabric Extenders. (5:57 min)

Cost-Effective Fabric Extensibility

Cost-Effective Fabric Extensibility

Learn the benefits of Cisco Fabric Extender Technology with a single point of management. (3:29 min)

Features and Capabilities

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders are designed to provide connectivity for rack and blade servers, as well as converged fabric deployments. You gain a consistent, unified server access platform that scales across a range of connectivity solutions, including:

  • 100 Megabit Ethernet
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet (copper and fiber)
  • 40 Gigabit Ethernet

With a broad range of configurations, Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders offer:

  • Architectural flexibility
  • Highly scalable server access
  • Simplified operations
  • Business agility

Cisco Nexus 5000, Nexus 6000, Nexus 7000, and Nexus 9000 Series Switches, as well as Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect, act as parent switches for the fabric extenders.

With Adapter FEX technology, the server adapter can be logically partitioned into multiple virtual network interface cards (vNICs). VM-FEX provides the switching of virtual-machine traffic in hardware switches, instead of using a software switch within the hypervisor.

Greater performance can be achieved by efficiently consolidating the virtual and physical access layers, using 10 Gigabit Ethernet bandwidth.

Extend Your Data Center Fabric

Extend Your Data Center Fabric

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Unified Fabric Aids Healthcare

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Deploy Extensible, Converged Fabric

Deploy Extensible, Converged Fabric

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