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Cisco Nexus 2248PQ 10GE Fabric Extender

Cost Effective Access Layer, 40 GE Connectivity

The Cisco Nexus 2248PQ provides 48 1 or 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE) Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) server ports, and four QSFP+ (16 10 GE SFP+) uplink ports in a compact one-rack-unit (1 RU) form factor.

The combination of the Cisco Nexus 2248PQ and upstream Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches provides a cost-effective access layer and scalable strategy for 10 GE and FCoE at the server access layer. It also helps to enable a smooth migration to a 40 GE network fabric.

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

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Features and Capabilities

Reduce TCO

  • The innovative Fabric Extender approach reduces data center cabling costs and footprint with optimized inter-rack cabling
  • Converged fabric and FCoE at the server access layer reduce capital expenditure and operating expenses

Simplify Operation

Increase Business Agility and Resilience

  • Virtual Port Channel (vPC) and in-service software upgrades (ISSU) increase resilience
  • Virtual machine - aware network services facilitate quick expansion of network capacity

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