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Product Line: Cisco N2KC2348UPQ
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $634.00
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$0.00 - $634.00
Current price $634.00
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Product Description

The N2K-C2348UPQ offers 48 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet ports SFP/SFP+ and 6 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP host interfaces, supporting distances up to 10 km between the fabric extender and Cisco Nexus 5500 Switch. It delivers high performance with hardware forwarding at 1440 Gbps or 2160 Mpps, and a fabric speed of up to 240 Gbps in each direction. Designed for compatibility, it supports Cisco Nexus 5500, 5600, 6000, 7000, 7700, 9300, and 9500 series switches, and operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0 °C to 55 °C, consuming a typical 125 W power at 30m with a maximum of 200 W.

Key Feature for the N2KC2348UPQ

  • What is the maximum number of 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports supported?
    48 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet ports SFP/SFP+ and 6 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP are supported.
  • How many power supplies does the hardware include?
    It includes 2 power supplies.
  • Can the Fabric Extender connect to a Cisco Nexus 5500 Switch from a distance?
    Yes, it can connect up to a distance of 10 km.
  • What is the performance hardware forwarding capacity?
    It has a hardware forwarding capacity of 1440 Gbps or 2160 Mpps.
  • Does the hardware support FCoE?
    Yes, FCoE support is available.
  • Which Cisco parent switches are compatible with this hardware?
    Compatible with Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 Platforms, Cisco Nexus 6000 Series, Cisco Nexus 7000 Series and 7700 Platform, Cisco Nexus 9300 and 9500 Series.
  • What are the operating temperature limits?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 55 °C.
  • What is the typical input power requirement?
    The typical input power requirement is 125 W at 30m.
  • How many fan modules are included?
    It includes 3 fan modules.
  • What is the size and weight of the hardware?
    The dimensions are 1.72 x 17.3 x 14.05 in and it weighs 15.5 lbs.

Product Review

The Cisco N2K-C2348UPQ offers a significant advantage in terms of connectivity, supporting up to 48 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet and 6 40 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, enhancing network flexibility and scalability. However, its performance is constrained by a maximum hardware forwarding rate of 1440 Gbps or 2160 Mpps, which might not meet the demands of extremely high-throughput environments. Additionally, the device's compatibility with a wide range of Cisco Nexus switches and its support for FCoE allow for seamless integration into existing infrastructures, although the power consumption and heat dissipation could be a concern in densely packed data centers.


The Cisco N2K-C2348UPQ is a Fabric Extender designed to streamline data center infrastructure by providing high-density, scalable connectivity for servers and storage. This device is tailored for extensive data throughput and high-speed networking, ensuring efficient data center operations. With dimensions of 1.72 x 17.3 x 14.05 inches and weighing 15.5 lbs, it offers a compact form factor suitable for various data center environments. This Fabric Extender is equipped with 48 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet ports SFP/SFP+ for Fabric Extender Host Interfaces, allowing for versatile connectivity options. Additionally, it includes 6 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports, enhancing its capacity for high-speed networking and making it well-suited for environments demanding high bandwidth. Key specifications include: - Two power supplies, ensuring redundancy and reliability in power delivery. - Three fan modules to maintain optimal operating temperatures and ensure continuous, reliable performance. - The capability to connect with Cisco Nexus 5500 Switch up to a distance of 10 km, providing flexibility in data center layouts. The performance of the Cisco N2K-C2348UPQ is marked by a hardware forwarding rate of 1440 Gbps or 2160 Mpps, and it supports a fabric speed of up to 240 Gbps in each direction. This high level of performance ensures that data flows efficiently through the network, supporting demanding applications and workloads. Support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is included, allowing for integration into existing FCoE environments and facilitating the consolidation of data and storage networks. This feature simplifies the network architecture and can reduce costs associated with network management and maintenance. The device is compatible with a wide range of Cisco Nexus Switches, including the 5500 and 5600 platforms, 6000 series, 7000 series and 7700 platform, and 9300 and 9500 series. It supports various Cisco NX-OS software releases, ensuring versatility and integration capabilities in diverse Cisco networking environments. Operational parameters include a minimum operating temperature of 0 °C and a maximum of 55 °C. The device can function at altitudes up to 10,000 ft, with a humidity tolerance ranging from 5% to 95% noncondensing. This wide range of operational parameters ensures reliability across different environmental conditions. Power consumption is efficient, with typical input power at 125 W at 30m and a maximum of 200 W. Heat dissipation is managed effectively at 425 BTU/Hour, contributing to the device's overall efficiency and reliability. In summary, the Cisco N2K-C2348UPQ is a high-performance, scalable Fabric Extender that provides a range of connectivity options for data center infrastructures. Its support for high-speed networking, compatibility with a broad range of Cisco switches, and efficient operational parameters make it a valuable asset for enhancing data center performance and reliability.


Item Number N2K-C2348UPQ
Produced by Cisco
Port Configuration 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Power Supply Units 2
Cooling Modules 3
Host Interface Ports on Fabric Extender 48
Type of Host Interface SFP/SFP+ for 1/10 GbE
40GbE QSFP+ Host Interface Ports 6
Maximum Distance to Cisco Nexus 5500 Switch 10 km
Bandwidth Per Direction 240 Gigabits per second
Throughput Capability 1440 Gbps or 2160 Million Packets per Second
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Supported
Compatible Cisco Switches Nexus 5500, 5600, 6000, 7000, 7700, 9300, 9500 Series
Operating System Compatibility NX-OS 7.0(3)N1(1), 7.2.0D1(1), 7.0(3)I2(1), 7.3(0)N1(1), 9.2.1
Dimensions 1.72 x 17.3 x 14.05 inches
Unit Weight 15.5 pounds
Operational Temp Range 0 to 55 °C
Storage Temp Range -40 to 70 °C
Humidity Range (Operational) 5% to 95%, Noncondensing
Altitude Limit Up to 10,000 feet
Average Power Consumption 125 Watts at 30m
Peak Power Consumption 200 Watts
Heat Output Average 425 BTU/Hr

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