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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Nexus 2000 Series
Product Type: Blade Fabric Extender
Original price $0.00 - Original price $185.00
Original price
$0.00 - $185.00
Current price $185.00
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Product Description

The N2K-B22HP-P is equipped with 16 1/10GBASE-KR Internal Midplane host interfaces and 8 10GbE SFP+ fabric interfaces, supporting a fabric speed of 80 Gbps in each direction, yielding a full duplex speed of 160 Gbps. It is compatible with Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000 Series Switches, and designed for HP BladeSystem c3000 and c7000 Enclosures, delivering hardware forwarding performance at 400 Gbps or 297 Mpps. This module operates efficiently between 10 °C to 40 °C ambient temperature, with a power consumption of 56 W under typical operation and a maximum of 70 W, showcasing a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 291,523 hours.

Key Feature for the N2K-B22HP-P

  • What is the internal host interface type and how many are there?
    The device has 16 internal host interfaces, utilizing the 1/10GBASE-KR Internal Midplane standard.
  • How many fabric interfaces are available on this device?
    There are 8 fabric interfaces, each being the 10GbE SFP+ type.
  • Which Cisco Nexus Series Switches are compatible with this networking hardware?
    This hardware is compatible with Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 Series Switches.
  • Can you specify the supported blade chassis?
    The HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure and HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure are supported.
  • What is the fabric speed and how does it handle oversubscription?
    The fabric speed is 80 Gbps in each direction (160-Gbps full duplex) with an oversubscription ratio of 2:1.
  • Describe the performance capabilities of this device.
    The device provides hardware forwarding at 400 Gbps or 297 Mpps.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of this device?
    The device measures 10.5 in. in length, 7.5 in. in width, and 1.1 in. in depth, weighing 2.8 lbs.
  • What are the operating and storage temperatures for this hardware?
    Operating temperatures range from 10 °C to 40 °C, while storage temperatures range from -40 °C to 60 °C.
  • What is the typical operating power and maximum input power of this device?
    The typical operating power is 56 W, with a maximum input power of 70 W.
  • How does the device indicate its status and what are its humidity and altitude operational ranges?
    Status is indicated through Health LED, Unit Identification Display LED, and Port Status LED. It operates within a humidity range of 10% to 95% (noncondensing) and at altitudes up to 10,000 ft.

Product Review

The Cisco N2K-B22HP-P offers significant compatibility with multiple Cisco Nexus Series switches and HP BladeSystem enclosures, making it a versatile choice for diverse network environments. With a fabric speed of 80 Gbps in each direction and hardware forwarding at 400 Gbps or 297 Mpps, it delivers substantial throughput for high-demand applications, though its 2:1 oversubscription rate may limit performance in certain configurations. Despite its compact size and efficient power usage, potential users should note the operational temperature range and ensure it aligns with their data center's environmental controls.


The Cisco N2K-B22HP-P is a designed to meet the demands of high-performance computing environments, offering a blend of flexibility, scalability, and efficiency. This fabric extender integrates seamlessly with Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, and 7000 Series Switches, as well as HP BladeSystem c3000 and c7000 Enclosures, making it a versatile choice for expanding network capabilities without the need for a major overhaul. At its core, the N2K-B22HP-P features 16 internal host interfaces that support 1/10GBASE-KR internal midplane connections, providing a high-speed link between servers and the network. Additionally, it is equipped with 8 fabric interfaces, each capable of 10GbE SFP+ connections, ensuring a reliable and fast network backbone for data transmission. Key Hardware Specifications: - Fabric speed reaches up to 80 Gbps in each direction, achieving 160-Gbps in full duplex mode, which facilitates efficient data handling and transfer across the network. - The device boasts a hardware forwarding performance of 400 Gbps or 297 million packets per second (Mpps), highlighting its capacity to manage large volumes of data with minimal latency. - Oversubscription is set at a 2:1 ratio, optimizing bandwidth utilization while maintaining high performance levels. The physical dimensions of the N2K-B22HP-P include a length of 10.5 inches, a width of 7.5 inches, and a depth of 1.1 inches, with a total weight of 2.8 lbs. This compact size allows for easy integration into existing network frameworks without requiring substantial space. Operational efficiency is demonstrated through its typical operating power of 56 W and a maximum input power of 70 W, complemented by a heat dissipation rate of 239 BTU/hour. These features ensure that the N2K-B22HP-P operates effectively without excessive energy consumption or heat generation. The unit is designed to perform reliably in a range of environmental conditions, with an operating temperature range of 10 °C to 40 °C and a storage temperature range of -40 °C to 60 °C. Humidity tolerance ranges from 10% to 95% (noncondensing), and it can operate at altitudes up to 10,000 feet, ensuring adaptability to various data center environments. Durability and reliability are further underscored by its mean time between failures (MTBF) of 291,523 hours, indicating a low likelihood of hardware failure over an extended period. Indicator and port specifications include a health LED, a unit identification display LED, and port status LEDs, offering immediate visual cues about the system's status and facilitating easier management and troubleshooting. In summary, the Cisco N2K-B22HP-P stands out as a powerful and efficient solution for expanding network capabilities within high-performance computing environments. Its compatibility with leading Cisco Nexus switches and HP BladeSystem enclosures, combined with its high-speed connections, robust performance metrics, and environmental resilience, make it an ideal choice for organizations looking to enhance their networking infrastructure.


Part Number and ManufacturerCisco N2K-B22HP-P
Host Interface Count16
Type of Host Interface1/10GBASE-KR Internal Midplane
Fabric Interface Quantity8
Type of Fabric Interface10GbE SFP+ x8
Compatible SwitchesCisco Nexus Series: 5000, 6000, 7000
Compatible Blade ChassisHP BladeSystem Enclosures: c3000, c7000
Fabric Throughput80 Gbps Bidirectional (160 Gbps Duplex)
Rate of Oversubscription2:1
Forwarding Performance400 Gbps or 297 Mpps Hardware-Based
Dimensions (L x W x H)10.5 x 7.5 x 1.1 inches
Mass2.8 pounds
IndicatorsHealth LED, ID LED, Port Status LED
Operating Temperature Range10 °C to 40 °C
Storage Temperature Range-40 °C to 60 °C
Humidity Range (Operating)10% 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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