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Compares Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Models

As part of the Cisco Data Center Networking portfolio, Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders 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 networ.

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Models
Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Models

Now, agility, flexibility, and simplicity at scale Simplify your data center operations with Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders.

The following table compares Cisco Nexus 2000 Series models, which help you know the detailed differences among the Nexus 2000 Series models.

1 GE Fabric Extender

Cisco Nexus 2224TPCisco Nexus 2248TPCisco Nexus 2248TP-E
Fabric extender host interfaces244848
Fabric extender host interface types100BASE-T/1000BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors100BASE-T/1000BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors100BASE-T/1000BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors
Fabric extender fabric interfaces244
Fabric speed20 Gbps in each direction (40 Gbps full duplex)40 Gbps in each direction (80 Gbps full duplex)40 Gbps in each direction (80 Gbps full duplex)
Oversubscription1.2:11.2:11.2:1
PerformanceHardware forwarding at 88 Gbps or 65 mppsHardware forwarding at 176 Gbps or 131 mppsHardware forwarding at 176 Gbps or 131 mpps
Cisco parent switchCisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 Series*Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 Series*Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 Series*
FCoE supportNoNoNo
AirflowPort-side exhaust and port-side intakePort-side exhaust and port-side intakePort-side exhaust and port-side intake
Buffers8 MB8 MB8 MB

*Software support for all parent switches may not yet be available. Check Cisco NX-OS Software release notes for the specific parent switch models and minimum required software version.

10GBASE-T Fabric Extender

Cisco Nexus 2332TQCisco Nexus 2348TQCisco Nexus 2348TQ-ECisco Nexus 2232TM-ECisco Nexus 2232TM
Fabric extender host interfaces3248483232
Fabric extender host interface types100BASE-T, 1/10GBASE-T ports: RJ‑45 connectors100BASE-T, 1/10GBASE-T ports: RJ‑45 connectors100BASE-T, 1/10GBASE-T ports: RJ‑45 connectors1/10GBASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors1/10GBASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors
Fabric extender fabric interfaces4 40 GE QSFP (16 x 10 GE)6 40 GE QSFP (24 x 10 GE)6 40 GE QSFP (24 x 10 GE)8 SFP+Uplink module: 8 SFP+
Fabric speedUp to 160 Gbps of switching capacity in each direction (320 Gbps full duplex)Up to 240 Gbps in each direction (480 Gbps full duplex)Up to 240 Gbps in each direction (480 Gbps full duplex)80 Gbps in each direction (160 Gbps full duplex)80 Gbps in each direction (160 Gbps full duplex)
Oversubscription2:12:12:14:14:1
PerformanceHardware forwarding at 960 Gbps or 1440 mppsHardware forwarding at 1440 Gbps or 2160 mppsHardware forwarding at 1440 Gbps or 2160 mppsHardware forwarding at 800 Gbps or 595 mppsHardware forwarding at 800 Gbps or 595 mpps
Cisco parent switchCisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, and 9000 Series*Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, and 9000 Series*Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, and 9000 Series*Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 Series*Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 Series*
FCoE supportYes (supports up to 30 meters)Yes (supports up to 30 meters)Yes (supports up to 30 meters)Yes (supports up to 30 meters)No
AirflowPort-side exhaust and port-side intakePort-side exhaust and port-side intakePort-side exhaust and port-side intakePort-side exhaust and port-side intakePort-side exhaust and port-side intake
Buffers32 MB shared32 MB shared32 MB shared8 MB8 MB

*Software support for all parent switches may not yet be available. Check Cisco NX-OS Software release notes for the specific parent switch models and minimum required software version.

10G SFP+ Fabric Extender

Cisco Nexus 2348UPQCisco Nexus 2248PQCisco Nexus 2232PP
Fabric extender host interfaces484832
Fabric extender host interface types1/10 GE ports SFP/SFP1/10 GE ports SFP/SFP1/10 GE ports SFP/SFP
Fabric extender fabric interfaces2 to 6 40 GE QSFP (24 x 10 GE)4 QSFP+ (16 x 10 GE)8
Fabric speedUp to 240 Gbps in each direction (480 Gbps full duplex)160 Gbps in each direction (320 Gbps full duplex)80 Gbps in each direction (160 Gbps full duplex)
Oversubscription2:13:14:1
PerformanceHardware forwarding at 1440 Gbps or 2160 mppsHardware forwarding at 1280 Gbps or 952 mppsHardware forwarding at 800 Gbps or 595 mpps
Cisco parent switchCisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 Series*Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or n9000 Series*Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or n9000 Series*
FCoE supportYesYesYes
Unified port capableYesNoNo
AirflowPort-side exhaust and port-side intakePort-side exhaust and port-side intakePort-side exhaust and port-side intake
Buffers32 MB shared32 MB network to host,
8 MB host to network
8 MB

*Software support for all parent switches may not yet be available. Check Cisco NX-OS Software release notes for the specific parent switch models and minimum required software version.

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