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Product Line: Cisco Nexus Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The N2K-C2248TP-1GE is equipped with 48 Fabric Extender Host Interfaces supporting 100M, 1/10GBASE-T ports with RJ-45 connectors and achieves a hardware forwarding performance at 176 Gbps or 131 Mpps. It operates with a dual AC power supply, a single fan for cooling, and maintains connectivity up to 3 km distance with Cisco Nexus 5000 or 6000 series switches at a fabric speed of 40 Gbps in each direction. Designed for compatibility with multiple Cisco Nexus series via Cisco NX-OS software, this fabric extender measures 1.72 x 17.3 x 17.7 in. and weighs 17.7 lbs, supporting environmental conditions from 0 °C to 40 °C operating temperature and up to 10,000 ft altitude.

Key Feature for the N2KC2248TP1GE

  • What is the number of power supplies available in this device?
    There are 2 power supplies.
  • Can you detail the types of interfaces supported by the Fabric Extender Host?
    The Fabric Extender Host Interface supports 100M, 1/10GBASE-T Ports with RJ‑45 connectors.
  • What type of power supply does the device use?
    The device uses an AC power supply.
  • How many fans are installed in the device for cooling?
    There is 1 fan installed.
  • What is the maximum distance the Fabric Extender can be from the Cisco Nexus 5000 or 6000 Series Switch?
    The Fabric Extender can be up to 3 km away from the Cisco Nexus 5000 or 6000 Series Switch.
  • How is the airflow direction designed in this device?
    The airflow is standard with the exhaust port on the side.
  • What is the input power requirement for this device?
    The input power requirement is 95 W.
  • What Cisco NX-OS Software versions are supported?
    Supported software includes Cisco NX-OS Software Release 4.2 for the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, Release 6.0 and later for the Cisco Nexus 6000 Series, Release 5.1 for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, and Release 6.1 for the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series.
  • What are the indicators available on this device?
    Indicators include System Status, Port Status, Locator LED, Fan Status, and Power Status.
  • What are the operating temperature limits for this device?
    The operating temperature can range from 0 °C to 40 °C.

Product Review

The Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE offers a high fabric speed of 40 Gbps in each direction, supporting efficient data flow between the fabric extender and compatible Cisco Nexus series switches, making it suitable for high-demand network environments. However, its oversubscription rate of 1.2:1 may limit performance in scenarios with intensive data traffic. Additionally, the device's support for a wide range of Cisco NX-OS software releases ensures compatibility with various network architectures, although its single fan design could pose a potential point of failure in maintaining optimal operating temperatures.


The Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE is a Fabric Extender designed to streamline data center infrastructure by extending the network fabric. This device is engineered to offer a flexible and scalable server access platform, integrating seamlessly with Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, and 9000 Series switches. It supports 48 fabric extender host interfaces with 100M and 1/10GBASE-T ports using RJ-45 connectors, providing a versatile connectivity solution for a variety of network requirements. This fabric extender is designed for high performance, featuring hardware forwarding at 176 Gbps or 131 Mpps, ensuring efficient data processing and transmission. The fabric speed reaches 40 Gbps in each direction, with an oversubscription rate of 1.2:1, balancing high throughput with cost-effectiveness. It is optimized for environments where distance flexibility is essential, allowing for a reach of up to 3 km between the fabric extender and its parent Cisco Nexus series switch. Power efficiency is a key aspect of the N2K-C2248TP-1GE, with a power consumption of 95 W. It accommodates two AC power supplies and one fan, ensuring reliable operation and standard airflow with exhaust port side orientation. The device's design focuses on operational reliability and includes indicators for system status, port status, locator LED, fan status, and power status, providing at-a-glance diagnostics. The Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE supports a range of Cisco NX-OS Software releases, making it compatible with various versions of the Nexus Series switches. This compatibility ensures that the fabric extender can be integrated into diverse network environments, providing a scalable solution that supports evolving data center requirements. -
  • Dimensions: 1.72 x 17.3 x 17.7 inches, with a weight of 17.7 lbs, making it compact and easy to integrate into existing rack setups.
  • Environmental tolerance: Operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can withstand non-operating temperatures from -20 °C to 70 °C. Humidity tolerance ranges from 5% to 95%, and it can function at altitudes up to 10,000 feet.
  • Ports: Equipped with 1GE ports, supporting a wide range of network speeds and connections.
The Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE is designed for organizations seeking to enhance their data center's efficiency and scalability. Its comprehensive feature set, including high-performance forwarding capabilities, extensive port support, and compatibility with a broad range of Cisco Nexus Series switches, makes it an integral component of modern data center architectures. With its focus on flexibility, power efficiency, and reliability, this Fabric Extender is an essential tool for businesses looking to optimize their network infrastructure for current and future demands.


Item NumberCisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE
Gigabit Ethernet Ports1GE
Power Supply Units2
Fan Count1
Power Supply TypeAC
Cooling Airflow DirectionStandard
Location of ExhaustPort Side
Fabric Extender Ports48
Type of Fabric Extender Interfaces100M, 1/10GBASE-T Ports with RJ-45 Connectors
Power Consumption95 W
Max Distance to Parent SwitchUp to 3 km
Fabric Interface Speed40 Gbps Bidirectional
Rate of Oversubscription1.2:1
Forwarding Rate176 Gbps or 131 Mpps
Compatible Cisco Parent SwitchesCisco Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, 9000 Series
Supported SoftwareCisco NX-OS: Release 4.2 (Nexus 5000), Release 6.0+ (Nexus 6000), Release 5.1 (Nexus 7000), Release 6.1 (Nexus 9000)
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.72 x 17.3 x 17.7 inches
Unit Weight17.7 lb
Status IndicatorsSystem, Port, Locator LED, Fan, Power
Operating Temperature Range0 to 40 °C
Storage Temperature Range-20 to 70 °C
Operating Humidity Range5% to 95%
Non-operating Humidity5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Operational Altitude0 to 10,000 feet

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