Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

Agility, flexibility, and simplicity at scale

Agility, flexibility, and simplicity at scale Simplify your data center operations with Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders. As part of the Cisco Data Center Networking portfolio, they integrate into existing network infrastructures as well as Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI). These fabric extenders offer a flexible solution to add access port connectivity to your data center network.

Explore the 2000 Series

We offer 1 Gigabit Ethernet, 10BASE-T, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ fabric extenders.

Features and benefits

Benefit from third-generation technology

Benefit from third-generation technology Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders provide connectivity for rack and blade servers and for converged fabric deployments. As the third generation in the Cisco fabric extender portfolio, the Cisco Nexus 2300 Series provides a wide range of benefits.

Deliver innovation to the data center

Simplify migration to 10 Gbps at the server access layer. Support cost-effective migration to 40 Gigabit Ethernet with Cisco BiDi optics. Deploy larger buffers and additional TCAM.

Reduce total cost of ownership

Top-of-rack designs offer flexibility and simplified cabling. End-of-row designs offer simplified management and efficient utilization.

Gain architectural flexibility

Integrate with various architectures. Redeploy as your needs change. Unified ports support both LAN and SAN deployment. Parent switch support spans Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, and 9000 Series Switches and Cisco UCS fabric interconnects.


Solve problems faster, improve operational efficiency, and reduce your risk of downtime.

Extend your data center fabric

See how fabric extender technology helps ensure efficient resource use. (3:54 minutes)