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Product Line: Cisco N2K-C2348TQ4F
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $2,538.00
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Current price $2,538.00
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Product Description

The N2K-C2348TQ4F features 48 100M/1/10GT (RJ45) ports and 6 OSFP+ 40G ports, providing high-density connectivity with a fabric speed of up to 240 Gbps in each direction, achieving 480-Gbps full duplex. It supports a forwarding rate of 1 Gbps and 2160 Mpps, with an oversubscription rate of up to 2:1, and includes FCoE support for network integration. Designed for compatibility, it requires minimum software versions of Cisco NX-OS specific to Cisco Nexus series platforms and operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0 °C to 55 °C, with power consumption peaking at 350 W.

Key Feature for the N2K-C2348TQ4F

  • How many 100M/1/10GT (RJ45) Ports does the device have?
    The device has 48 100M/1/10GT (RJ45) Ports.
  • What is the fabric speed of this network device?
    Up to 240 Gbps in each direction (480-Gbps full duplex).
  • Does the device support FCoE?
    Yes, the device supports FCoE.
  • What are the minimum software requirements for Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 Platforms?
    Cisco NX-OS Release 7.1(0) N1(1).
  • What is the forwarding rate in Mpps?
    The forwarding rate is 2160 Mpps.
  • What power supplies are supported by the device?
    Supporting power supplies include N2200-PAC-400W, N2200-PAC-400W-B, N2200-PDC-400W, N2200-PDC-350W-B, NXA-PHV-500W, and NXA-PHV-500W-B.
  • What is the minimum operating temperature?
    The minimum operating temperature is 0 °C.
  • How many OSFP+ Ports does it have?
    The device has 6 40G OSFP+ Ports.
  • What is the size of the device?
    The device measures 1.72 x 17.3 x 17.07 inches.
  • What is the maximum humidity level the device can operate in?
    The maximum humidity level for operation is 95% (noncondensing).

Product Review

The Cisco N2K-C2348TQ4F offers a high fabric speed of up to 240 Gbps in each direction, ensuring efficient data handling for demanding network environments. However, its oversubscription rate of up to 2:1 may limit performance in high-throughput scenarios. Compatibility with a wide range of Cisco Nexus platforms and support for FCoE make it versatile for various networking setups, though the requirement for specific Cisco NX-OS releases could restrict its immediate deployment in some existing infrastructures.


The Cisco N2K-C2348TQ4F is a high-performance, scalable, and flexible networking solution designed for data centers and high-end enterprise environments. This device is part of the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders, engineered to extend the network fabric's reach and functionality while maintaining operational simplicity and efficiency. Key hardware specifications of the Cisco N2K-C2348TQ4F include 48 100M/1/10GT (RJ45) ports, providing versatile connectivity options for a wide range of devices and network speeds. Additionally, it features 6 QSFP+ ports capable of 40G connectivity, enhancing the data throughput and bandwidth capacity for demanding applications and workloads. The fabric extender supports a fabric speed of up to 240 Gbps in each direction, offering a total full duplex throughput of 480 Gbps. This high capacity ensures efficient data flow across the network, even under heavy traffic conditions. The device's forwarding rate is impressive, with a capacity of 1 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 2160 Mpps, facilitating rapid data processing and transmission.
  • Oversubscription rate of up to 2:1, allowing for efficient bandwidth allocation and utilization.
  • Comprehensive FCoE support, enabling integration with existing Fibre Channel over Ethernet networks for seamless data storage and retrieval operations.
  • Compatibility with a wide range of Cisco Nexus platforms, including the 5500 and 5600 Series, 6000 Series, 7000 Series and 7700 Platform, and 9300 and 9500 Series, ensuring versatile deployment options across different network architectures.
The Cisco N2K-C2348TQ4F requires minimum software versions to operate efficiently, including Cisco NX-OS Release 7.1(0) N1(1) for the Nexus 5500 and 5600 Platforms and 6000 Series, among others, guaranteeing the latest features and security enhancements are available. Physically, the device measures 1.72 x 17.3 x 17.07 inches and weighs 17.7 lbs., making it compact yet sturdy for rack installation. It operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 55 °C and can withstand non-operating temperatures between -40 °C and 70 °C. Humidity tolerance ranges from 5% to 95% (noncondensing), and it can function at altitudes up to 10,000 ft., ensuring reliability under various environmental conditions. Power efficiency is a key feature, with typical operating power at 280 W at 30 m and a maximum of 350 W. Heat dissipation is managed effectively, with typical and maximum rates at 952 BTU/Hour and 1190 BTU/Hour, respectively. The device supports multiple power supplies and fan modules, including N2200-PAC-400W, N2200-PAC-400W-B, and NXA-FAN-30CFM-F, among others, to ensure sustained performance and reliability. In conclusion, the Cisco N2K-C2348TQ4F stands out for its high-speed connectivity, scalability, and compatibility with various Cisco Nexus platforms. Its design caters to demanding data center and enterprise environments, offering a solution that balances performance, efficiency, and operational simplicity.


Part Number Cisco N2K-C2348TQ4F
Gigabit Ethernet Ports (RJ45) 48
QSFP+ Ports 6 at 40G
Included Transceivers 4
Bandwidth Capacity 240 Gbps bidirectional (480 Gbps full duplex)
Maximum Oversubscription Rate 2:1
Throughput (Gbps) 1 Gbps
Throughput (Million Packets per Second) 2160 Mpps
FCoE Capability Supported
Compatible Cisco Platforms Nexus 5500, 5600, 6000 Series, Nexus 7000, 7700 Platforms, Nexus 9300, 9500 Series
Required Software Version NX-OS 7.1(0)N1(1), 7.2.0D1(1), 7.0(3)I2(1), and 9.2.1
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.72 x 17.3 x 17.07 inches
Weight 17.7 pounds
Operational Temperature Range 0 to 55 °C
Storage Temperature Range -40 to 70 °C
Operational Humidity Range 5% to 95% (noncondensing)
Altitude Tolerance Up to 10,000 feet
Standard Operating Power 280 W at 30 m
Peak Operating Power 350 W
Heat Dissipation (Typical) 952 BTU/hour
Heat Dissipation (Maximum) 1190 BTU/hour
Compatible Power Supplies N2200-PAC-400W, N2200-PAC-400W-B, N2200-PDC-400W, N2200-PDC-350W-B, NXA-PHV-500W, NXA-PHV-500W-B
Compatible Fan Modules NXA-FAN-30CFM-F, NXA-FAN-30CFM-B

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