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Product Line: Cisco Nexus
Product Type: Switch
Original price $871.00 - Original price $5,388.00
Original price
$871.00 - $5,388.00
Current price $5,388.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The N2K-C2348TQ-10G-E Cisco features 48 100M/1/10GBASE-T ports with RJ-45 connectors and 6 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP fabric interfaces, supporting a fabric speed of up to 240 Gbps in each direction, achieving 480-Gbps full duplex. It offers a high performance hardware forwarding at 1440 Gbps or 2160 Mpps, with an oversubscription rate up to 2:1 and FCoE support up to 30 m using Category 6a and 7 cables. Designed for compatibility with Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600, 6000, 9300, and 9500 series switches, it requires a minimum of Cisco NX-OS Release 7.3(0)N1(1) or 9.2.1, operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 55 °C, and complies with RoHS-6 standards.

Key Feature for the N2K-C2348TQ-10G-E

  • What is the maximum fabric speed of the Fabric Extender?
    The maximum fabric speed is up to 240 Gbps in each direction, totaling 480 Gbps full duplex.
  • How many host interfaces does the Fabric Extender support?
    The Fabric Extender supports 48 host interfaces.
  • What type of connectors are used for the 100M/1/10GBASE-T ports?
    RJ-45 connectors are used for the 100M/1/10GBASE-T ports.
  • Can the Fabric Extender be used with Cisco Nexus 9300 series switches?
    Yes, it is compatible with Cisco Nexus 9300 and 9500 series, among others.
  • What is the oversubscription rate of the Fabric Extender?
    The oversubscription rate is up to 2:1.
  • What are the environmental temperature limits for operating the Fabric Extender?
    The operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 55 °C.
  • What types of cables are recommended for use with the Fabric Extender?
    Category 6a and 7 cables are recommended for use.
  • What is the Fabric Extender's performance in terms of hardware forwarding?
    It offers hardware forwarding at 1440 Gbps or 2160 Mpps.
  • How many power supplies does the Fabric Extender have?
    It is equipped with three fan modules but the question about power supplies isn't directly answered with the provided details. Fan modules and power supplies are distinct components.
  • What are the size dimensions of the Fabric Extender?
    The dimensions are 1.72 x 17.3 x 17.07 inches (H x W x D).

Product Review

The Cisco N2K-C2348TQ-10G-E offers versatile connectivity options with its 48 100M/1/10GBASE-T ports and six 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP fabric interfaces, supporting a broad range of network demands. However, its oversubscription rate of up to 2:1 might limit performance in high-throughput environments, requiring careful planning in dense network deployments. The unit is compatible with a variety of Cisco Nexus parent switches and requires specific minimum software versions, which could limit its application in diverse network ecosystems or require software upgrades.


The Cisco N2K-C2348TQ-10G-E is a Fabric Extender designed for versatility and high performance in data center environments. It offers a substantial increase in the number of host interfaces, with 48 100M/1/10GBASE-T ports using RJ-45 connectors, providing flexibility for a wide range of network configurations and requirements. This device is engineered to extend the capabilities and simplify the management of parent switches, including the Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 platforms, Cisco Nexus 6000 series, and Cisco Nexus 9300 and 9500 series, through seamless integration. Key hardware specifications include six 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP fabric interfaces, enabling high-speed connectivity and efficient network operations. The fabric speed supports up to 240 Gbps in each direction, totaling 480 Gbps full duplex, ensuring that data flows efficiently through the network without bottlenecks. This capacity is matched with a performance hardware forwarding rate of 1440 Gbps or 2160 Mpps, which guarantees that the device can handle large amounts of data with minimal latency. The Cisco N2K-C2348TQ-10G-E is designed with an oversubscription rate of up to 2:1, balancing cost and network performance. It also supports FCoE up to 30 meters, using Category 6a and 7 cables, offering flexibility in deployment and connectivity options. This Fabric Extender requires a minimum software version of Cisco NX-OS Release 7.3(0)N1(1) for the Cisco Nexus 5500, 5600, and 6000 series, and Cisco NX-OS Release 9.2.1 for the Cisco Nexus 9300 and 9500 platforms, ensuring compatibility and optimal performance with the latest network operating systems. Physically, the device measures 1.72 x 17.3 x 17.07 inches and weighs 17.7 lbs, making it suitable for standard rack mount installations. It operates efficiently across a wide range of temperatures, from 0 °C to 55 °C, and can be stored safely between -40 °C and 70 °C. The device is designed to function in environments with a humidity range from 5% to 95% (noncondensing) and at altitudes up to 3000 meters. The N2K-C2348TQ-10G-E includes three fan modules for cooling, ensuring reliable operation under various loads. It operates on a typical input power of 280 W at 30 meters, with a maximum input of 350 W. Heat dissipation is managed effectively, with typical and maximum values of 952 BTU/hour and 1190 BTU/hour, respectively, contributing to its energy efficiency. Additionally, it complies with RoHS-6, reflecting Cisco's commitment to environmental sustainability.
  • Fabric Extender Host Interfaces: 48 100M/1/10GBASE-T Ports.
  • Fabric Extender Fabric Interface: 6 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP.
  • Performance: Hardware Forwarding at 1440 Gbps or 2160 Mpps.
This overview highlights the Cisco N2K-C2348TQ-10G-E's capacity to support demanding network environments with high-speed connectivity, efficient data handling, and flexible deployment options, making it an essential component in modern data centers.


Item Number N2K-C2348TQ-10G-E
Manufacturer Cisco
Host Interface Count 48
Type of Host Interface 100M/1/10GBASE-T Ports with RJ-45 Connectors
Fabric Interfaces 6 QSFP 40 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Bandwidth Capability 240 Gbps Bidirectional (480 Gbps Full Duplex)
Maximum Oversubscription Rate 2:1
Data Processing Rate 1440 Gbps or 2160 Mpps
FCoE Distance Support Up to 30 m
Supported Cable Types Cat 6a and Cat 7
Compatible Cisco Parent Switches Nexus 5500, 5600, 6000, 9300, and 9500 Series
Required Operating System NX-OS Release 7.3(0)N1(1) for Nexus 5500, 5600, 6000; NX-OS Release 9.2.1 for Nexus 9300, 9500
Dimensions 1.72 x 17.3 x 17.07 inches
Weight 17.7 pounds
Operating Temperature Range 0 to 55 °C
Storage Temperature Range -40 to 70 °C
Operational Humidity Range 5 to 95% (Noncondensing)
Altitude Tolerance Up to 3000 meters
Cooling Fans 3
Power Consumption (Operating, Typical) 280 W at 30 m
Power Consumption (Operating, Maximum) 350 W
Heat Output (Typical) 952 BTU/Hour
Heat Output (Maximum) 1190 BTU/Hour
Environmental Compliance Meets RoHS-6 Requirements

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