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Cisco Nexus 2232TM 10GE Fabric Extender

Cost-Effective 10 Gigabit Ethernet Access Layer

The Cisco Nexus 2232TM is a compact, 1-rack unit (RU) fabric extender that provides:

  • Thirty-two Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet 1/10GBASE-T server ports
  • Eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) modular uplink ports
Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Video Data Sheet

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Video Data Sheet

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The Cisco Nexus 2232TM, in conjunction with Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches, provides an optimized, investment-protection solution. It reuses the existing structured cabling and offers a scalable strategy for 10 Gigabit Ethernet at the server access layer.

As part of the Unified Fabric pillar of the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage, the Cisco Nexus 2232TM delivers valuable business and IT advantages.

Improved Architectural Flexibility

  • 1/10GBASE-T server connectivity
  • Easy migration from 1 Gigabit Ethernet to 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Effective reuse of structured cabling

Simplified Operations

  • Single point of management, software upgrade, and policy enforcement
  • Plug-and-play device

Increased Business Agility

  • Reduced capital expenditures, cabling, power, and cooling costs
  • Increased resilience with virtual PortChannel (vPC) and In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSUs)
  • Quick expansion of network capacity with broad range of fabric extenders

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