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Cisco Nexus 2348UPQ 10GE Fabric Extender (Cisco)

The Cisco Nexus 2348UPQ 10GE Fabric Extender helps meet demanding server requirements without your having to retrofit existing rack-space designs. The Nexus 2348UPQ in combination with Nexus parent switches helps increase capacity without adding operational complexity. It is ideal for data centers needing to migrate their access switching architecture to 10 or 40 Gigabit Ethernet speeds.

Features and Capabilities

Architectural Flexibility
  • Offers large 32-MB buffers that sustain workload spikes
  • Allows easy migration from 1 Gigabit Ethernet to 10 or native 40 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Effectively reuses structured cabling with bidirectional optics
  • Provides flexible port personalities for either host or server connectivity
Simplified Operations
  • Offers a single point of management, software upgrade, and policy enforcement
  • Features for fast, easy management include autoconfiguration
Increased Business Agility and Resilience
  • Unified-port capable with Fiber Channel, Ethernet, or FCoE connectivity options
  • Improved resilience with virtual PortChannel (vPC) and In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSUs)
  • Local-flow redirect capable for more efficient bandwidth use
Specifications at a Glance


  • 1+1 redundant power supplies
  • Redundant (2 plus 1) and hot-swappable fans
  • 1 RS-232 serial console port
  • Forty-eight 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet and unified port host interfaces (Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable, or SFP+)
  • 6 QSFP+ 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces


  • Up to 240 Gbps of switching capacity in each direction (480 Gbps full duplex)
  • Hardware forwarding at 720 Gbps
  • Oversubscription ratio of 2:1
  • 32-MB buffer

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