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 component in Cisco Unified Data Center, these fabric extenders offer the agility to meet the evolving needs of your organization and applications.
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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, Cisco Nexus 6000 and Nexus 7000 Series Switches, as well as Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect, act as parent switches for the fabric extenders. These switches provide a single point of management and fabric extensibility, up to the virtual machines in a rack.
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.
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Product Support Services
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Cost-Effective Fabric Extensibility
Learn about the similarities and differences of the models within this product series.
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ 10GE Fabric Extender
Cisco Nexus 2248TP GE Fabric Extender
Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E Fabric Extender
Cisco Nexus 2232PP 10GE Fabric Extender
Cisco Nexus 2232TM 10GE Fabric Extender
Cisco Nexus 2224TP GE Fabric Extender
Cisco Nexus 2148T Fabric Extender