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Cisco Nexus 2348TQ 10GE Fabric Extender

Compact, Cost-Effective, Flexible Access Solution

The Cisco Nexus 2348TQ Fabric Extender (FEX) provides 48 10 GBASE-T host port interfaces and up to six 40 GE fabric interfaces in a compact 1-rack-unit (1RU) form factor. This platform, with innovative features and enhanced buffers, is ideally suited for migrating to 10GBASE-T in the network access.

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

    Features and Capabilities


    Architectural Flexibility

    The Cisco Nexus 2348TQ FEX is part of Nexus 2300 Series Fabric Extenders. Combining the fabric extender and Cisco Nexus switches creates a flexible strategy for server access. Read on to learn its capabilities.

    Reduced TCO

    • Allows 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
    • Features for fast, easy management include autoconfiguration

    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 with Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation and Application Centric Infrastrucure
    • Delivers improved resilience with virtual PortChannel (vPC), and In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSUs)

    Specifications at a Glance


    Physical

    • 1+1 redundant and hot-swappable power supplies
    • N+1 redundant and hot-swappable fans
    • Forty-eight 100M/1GBASE-T/10GBASE-T host port interfaces
    • 6 QSFP+ ports
    • 1 HDMI console port

    Performance

    • Up to 240 Gbps of switching capacity in each direction (480 Gbps full duplex)
    • Hardware forwarding at 1440 Gbps or 2160 million packets per second (mpps)
    • Oversubscription ratio of 2:1
    • 32-MB buffer

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