Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E 10GE Fabric Extender

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Cost-Effective and Power-Efficient Ethernet Access

The Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E is a superset of the Cisco Nexus 2232TM with the latest generation of 10GBASE-T PHY, enabling lower power and improved bit error rate (BER). In conjunction with Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches, and as part of Cisco ASAP data center, this fabric extender provides valuable business and IT advantages.

Features and Capabilities

Improved Architectural Flexibility

  • 1/10GBASE-T server connectivity
  • Easy migration from 1 Gigabit Ethernet to 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Effective reuse of structured cabling
  • Supports Data Center Bridging (DCB) and LAN and SAN consolidation
  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support up to 30m with Category 6a and 7 cables

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 a broad range of fabric extenders

Specifications at a Glance

  • 1 rack unit (RU)
  • 32 x 1 Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet 1/10GBASE-T server ports
  • 8 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) modular uplink ports

Additional Resources

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Data Sheet

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