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Compact and Efficient Access Layer Solution

The Cisco Nexus 2332TQ Fabric Extender supports 32 10GBASE-T host port interfaces and 4 40 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces in a compact, power-efficient form factor.

Together with Cisco Nexus parent switches, you can deploy a flexible and scalable server access solution for the data center ideally suited for for customers with low density,low power requirements while still using the same cabling system.

Learn about the next-generation Cisco Nexus 2300 Series Fabric Extenders (3:05 min)

    Features and Capabilities

    Reduced TCO

    • Multiple-speed support for an easy migration from 100M or 1 Gigabit Ethernet to 10 Gigabit Ethernet
    • Uses existing Category 6 or 7a cabling
    • Effectively reuses structured cabling with bidirectional optics
    • Reduces power consumption

    Simplified Operations

    • Offers a single point of management, software upgrade, and policy enforcement
    • Includes features such as autoconfiguration for fast, easy management

    Increased Business Agility

    • Supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCOE) for LAN and SAN convergence
    • Offers large 32-MB buffers that sustain workload spikes
    • Provides architectural flexibility
    • Delivers improved resilience with virtual PortChannel (vPC), DFA, ACI, and In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSUs)

    Specifications at a Glance


    • 32 100M/1GBASE-T/10GBASE-T host port interfaces
    • 4 QSFP+ ports and one HDMI console port
    • N+1 redundant and hot-swappable fans
    • Port-side exhaust, port-side intake airflow and power supply
    • 1+1 redundant and hot-swappable power supplies


    • Up to 160 Gbps of switching capacity in each direction; 320 Gbps full duplex
    • Hardware forwarding at 1440 Gbps or 2160 million packets per second (mpps)
    • Oversubscription ratio of 2:1
    • 32-MB buffer