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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Nexus Series
Product Type: Fabric Extender
Original price $0.00 - Original price $599.00
Original price
$0.00 - $599.00
Current price $599.00
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Product Description

The N2K-B22DELL-P-FI is equipped with 16 1/10GBASE-KR Internal Midplane host interfaces and 8 10GbE SFP+ fabric interfaces, supporting up to 80 Gbps fabric speed in each direction, offering a total of 160-Gbps full duplex performance. Designed for compatibility with Cisco Nexus 5000 and 6000 Series Switches, and specifically engineered for the Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure, this module ensures seamless integration and optimized performance in demanding data center environments. It delivers hardware forwarding at 400 Gbps or 297 Mpps, operates efficiently with a typical power consumption of 56 W, and boasts a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 291,523 hours, ensuring reliability and durability.

Key Feature for the N2K-B22DELL-P-FI

  • What is the number of internal host interfaces available?
    The device has 16 internal host interfaces.
  • Which switch series are compatible with this hardware?
    Compatible with Cisco Nexus 5000 and 6000 Series Switches.
  • What type of internal host interface does it support?
    Supports 1/10GBASE-KR Internal Midplane.
  • How many fabric interfaces does the device have?
    There are 8 fabric interfaces.
  • What is the fabric speed in each direction?
    The fabric speed is 80 Gbps in each direction, achieving 160-Gbps full duplex.
  • What is the oversubscription ratio?
    The oversubscription ratio is 2:1.
  • What is the performance hardware forwarding capability?
    Capable of hardware forwarding at 400 Gbps or 297 Mpps.
  • What are the minimum and maximum operating temperatures?
    The operating temperature ranges from 10 °C to 40 °C.
  • What is the power consumption and heat dissipation like?
    Typical operating power is 56 W, with a maximum input power of 70 W and heat dissipation of 239 BTU/Hour.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for the device?
    The MTBF is 291,523 hours.

Product Review

The Cisco N2K-B22DELL-P-FI offers a solid solution for expanding network capabilities within Dell PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosures, featuring 16 internal host interfaces with 1/10GBASE-KR and 8 10GbE SFP+ fabric interfaces, ensuring compatibility with Cisco Nexus 5000 and 6000 series switches. However, its 2:1 oversubscription rate may limit performance in high-throughput environments, despite hardware forwarding capabilities of 400 Gbps or 297 Mpps. Additionally, its operational temperature range and power consumption are within acceptable limits for most data center environments, with a notable MTBF of 291,523 hours, indicating reliable long-term operation.


The Cisco N2K-B22DELL-P-FI is a Fabric Extender specifically designed to streamline data center infrastructure by integrating with the Cisco Nexus 5000 and 6000 Series Switches and supporting the Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure. This product is engineered to facilitate efficient and flexible data center management, offering a seamless extension of the network fabric. The Fabric Extender comes equipped with 16 internal host interfaces that support both 1 and 10GBASE-KR internal midplane connections, ensuring high-speed data transfer and connectivity. For external network fabric connections, it features 8 10GbE SFP+ fabric interfaces, providing a robust link to the network backbone. The device boasts a fabric speed of 80 Gbps in each direction, amounting to a full duplex speed of 160 Gbps. This high-speed data handling capability is complemented by a 2:1 oversubscription rate, ensuring efficient bandwidth utilization. At its core, the N2K-B22DELL-P-FI offers hardware forwarding performance at 400 Gbps or 297 million packets per second (Mpps), catering to the demands of high-performance computing environments. Physically, the Fabric Extender measures 10.73 inches in length, 10.04 inches in width, and 1.16 inches in depth, with a weight of 4.4 lbs. This compact form factor allows for easy integration into existing data center configurations. The device is also designed with several indicator and port specifications, including a power LED, health LED, and port status LED, providing clear, at-a-glance status information.
  • Operating temperatures range from 10 °C to 40 °C, with storage temperatures between -40 °C to 60 °C.
  • Humidity levels are supported from 10% to 95% non-condensing, ensuring reliable operation in a wide range of environmental conditions.
  • The operating altitude is supported up to 10,000 feet, allowing for deployment in various geographical locations.
The N2K-B22DELL-P-FI operates typically at 56 W of power, with a maximum input power of 70 W. Its heat dissipation capability stands at 239 BTU per hour, contributing to its efficient energy use and cooling requirements. With a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 291,523 hours, this Fabric Extender promises reliability and longevity in operational performance. In summary, the Cisco N2K-B22DELL-P-FI is tailored for data centers looking to enhance their network infrastructure with a high-performance, scalable, and efficient networking solution. Its compatibility with Cisco Nexus Series Switches and support for Dell PowerEdge blade enclosures, coupled with its comprehensive feature set, make it a valuable asset for enterprise data centers aiming to optimize their network operations.


Item Number and ProducerCisco N2K-B22DELL-P-FI
Total Internal Connections16
Internal Connection Standard1/10GBASE-KR Midplane
Fabric Ports Count8
Type of Fabric Ports8x 10GbE SFP+
Compatible Switch ModelsCisco Nexus 5000 and 6000 Series
Compatible Server ChassisDell PowerEdge M1000e Enclosure
Bandwidth Per Direction80 Gbps (160 Gbps Bidirectional)
Rate of Oversubscription2:1
Forwarding Performance400 Gbps or 297 Mpps
Dimensions (L x W x H)10.73 x 10.04 x 1.16 inches
Mass4.4 pounds
LED IndicatorsPower, System Health, Port Activity
Operating Temperature Range10°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature Range-40°C to 60°C
Humidity Range for Operation10% to 95% (Noncondensing)
Altitude for OperationUp to 10,000 feet
Power Consumption (Typical)56 Watts
Power Consumption (Max)70 Watts
Thermal Output239 BTU/Hour
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)291,523 Hours

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