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Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

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The following table compares Cisco Nexus 2000 Series models. For a complete catalog of all Cisco Nexus switch specifications and ordering information, refer to the Cisco Switch Guide (PDF - 1.83 MB) Adobe PDF file.

Cisco Nexus 2224TP Cisco Nexus 2248TP Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E
Fabric extender host interfaces 24 48 48
Fabric extender host interface types 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 2 4 4
Fabric speed 20 Gbps in each direction (40 Gbps 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
Performance Hardware forwarding at 88 Gbps or 65 mpps Hardware forwarding at 176 Gbps or 131 mpps Hardware forwarding at 176 Gbps or 131 mpps
Cisco parent switch Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 Series* Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 Series* Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 Series*
FCoE support No No No
Airflow Port-side exhaust and port-side intake Port-side exhaust and port-side intake Port-side exhaust and port-side intake
Buffers 8 MB 8 MB 32 MB

* Check release notes for required version of Cisco NX-OS Software.

Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E Cisco Nexus 2232TM
Fabric extender host interfaces 32 32
Fabric extender host interface types 1/10GBASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors 1/10GBASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors
Fabric extender fabric interfaces 8 SFP+ Uplink module: 8 SFP+
Fabric speed 80 Gbps in each direction (160 Gbps full duplex) 80 Gbps in each direction (160 Gbps full duplex)
Oversubscription 4:1 4:1
Performance Hardware forwarding at 560 Gbps or 595 mpps Hardware forwarding at 560 Gbps or 595 mpps
Cisco parent switch Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 Series* Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 Series*
FCoE support Yes (Supports up to 30 meters) No
Local Flow Redirect No No
Flexible port (host or network) No No
Airflow Port-side exhaust and port-side intake Port-side exhaust and port-side intake
Buffers 8 MB 8 MB

* Check release notes for required version of Cisco NX-OS Software.

Cisco Nexus 2348UPQ Cisco Nexus 2248PQ Cisco Nexus 2232PP
Fabric extender host interfaces 48 to 64 48 32
Fabric extender host interface types 1/10 GE ports SFP/SFP+ 1/10 GE ports SFP/SFP+ 1/10 GE ports SFP/SFP+
Fabric extender fabric interfaces Two to six 40 GE QSFP (24 x 10 GE) 4 QSFP+ (16 x 10 GE) 8
Fabric speed Up to 240 Gbps in each direction (480 Gbps full duplex) 160 Gbps in each direction (320 Gbps full duplex) 80 Gbps in each direction (160 Gbps full duplex)
Oversubscription 2:1 3:1 4:1
Performance Hardware forwarding at 1200 Gbps or 1190 mpps Hardware forwarding at 960 Gbps or 952 mpps Hardware forwarding at 560 Gbps or 595 mpps
Cisco parent switch Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 Series* Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 Series* Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 Series*
FCoE support Yes Yes Yes
Flexible port (host or network) 4 HIF/NIF QSFP+ ports No No
Unified port capable Yes No No
Airflow Port-side exhaust and port-side intake Port-side exhaust and port-side intake Port-side exhaust and port-side intake
Buffers 32 MB shared 32 MB network to host,
8 MB host to network
8 MB

*Check release notes for required version of Cisco NX-OS Software.