Cisco Introduces the Cisco Nexus 2248PQ 10GE Fabric Extender

Product Bulletin
Cisco Introduces the Cisco Nexus 2248PQ 10GE
Fabric Extender
PB727308
Cisco is introducing the Cisco Nexus® 2248PQ 10GE Fabric Extender platform as part
of the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders. The Cisco Nexus 2248PQ builds
on the success of the Cisco Nexus 2200 fabric extender platform, with greater port
density and a lower oversubscription rate than the Cisco Nexus 2232PP 10GE Fabric
Extender. It supports massively scalable 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet environments with
fewer management points using the fabric extender architecture and enables
transparent migration to 10 Gigabit Ethernet, virtual machine-aware unified fabric
technologies. The new Cisco Nexus 2248PQ comes with forty-eight 1 and 10 Gigabit
Ethernet Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) host interfaces and four 40
Gigabit Ethernet Quad SFP+ (QSFP+) fabric interfaces to the parent Cisco Nexus
switch (Figure 1).
Figure 1.
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ 10GE Fabric Extender
Table 1 summarizes the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series product line. Fabric extenders work in conjunction with a parent
Cisco Nexus 5000, 6000, or 7000 Series Switch. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders can be mixed and
matched with a parent switch to provide a variety of connectivity options.
Table 1.
Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Specifications
Model
Specifications
Cisco Nexus 2224TP GE Fabric
Extender
24 x 100/1000BASE-T host interfaces and 2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces (SFP+)
Cisco Nexus 2248TP GE Fabric
Extender
48 x 100/1000BASE-T host interfaces and 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces (SFP+)
Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E Fabric
Extender
48 x 100/1000BASE-T host interfaces and 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces (SFP+)
Cisco Nexus 2232PP 10GE
Fabric Extender
32 x 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) host interfaces (SFP+) and 8 x 10 Gigabit
Ethernet and FCoE fabric interfaces (SFP+)
Cisco Nexus 2232TM 10GE
Fabric Extender
32 x 1/10GBASE-T host interfaces and modular uplinks (8 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces [SFP+])
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Model
Specifications
Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E 10GE
Fabric Extender
32 x 1/10GBASE-T host interfaces and uplink module (8 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces [SFP+])
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ 10GE
Fabric Extender
48 x 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet and FCoE host interfaces (SFP+) and 4 x QSFP+ Gigabit Ethernet and FCoE
fabric interfaces (QSFP+)
Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Distributed Modular System
The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders behave like remote I/O modules for a parent Cisco Nexus 5000,
6000, or 7000 Series Switch. The fabric extender is essentially an extension of the parent Cisco Nexus switch
fabric, with the fabric extender and the parent Cisco Nexus switch together forming a distributed modular system.
The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders forward all traffic to the parent switch over 10 and 40 Gigabit
Ethernet uplinks. Passing all traffic to the parent switch allows traffic to be shaped according to homogeneous
policies established on the parent switch with a single point of management across more than 2000 1 Gigabit
Ethernet ports and more than 1500 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
The distributed modular system architecture includes the following benefits:
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Architectural flexibility
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Feature/policy consistency across 2000+ ports
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Cost effective solution at scale with simplified cabling
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Single point of management resulting in simplified operations
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Optimized utilization of bandwidth
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Investment protection with feature inheritance from the parent switch
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ Features
The Cisco Nexus 2248PQ offers the following features:
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Forty-eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric extender host interfaces in a compact one-rack-unit (1RU) form factor
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Four QSFP+ uplink network interfaces (16 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet)
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Connection to the Cisco Nexus 6000 Series and 5500 platform parent switches at first customer shipment
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Highly scalable distributed modular system with up to 1152 x 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports (24 fabric
extenders per Cisco Nexus 6000 Series and 5500 platform switch)
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Operates as a remote I/O module, extending the switch fabric for Cisco Nexus 6000 Series and 5500
platform switches
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160-Gbps fabric in each direction (320 Gbps full duplex)
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FCoE and IEEE Data Center Bridging (DCB) support
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3:1 oversubscription rate
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Two additional 16-MB buffers
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Predictable low-latency cut-through switching
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In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
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Support for host PortChannel and virtual PortChannel (vPC), with up to eight PortChannel members per
PortChannel and no restriction on the number of PortChannels
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Excellent for 10 Gigabit Ethernet server and pass-through blade server connectivity
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Choice of port-side exhaust (front-to-back) cooling or port-side intake (reversed-airflow) cooling, compatible
with data center hot-aisle and cold-aisle designs:
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With standard port-side exhaust (front-to-back cooling), all switch ports are at the rear of the unit in close
proximity to server ports, aligned with the hot aisle
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With port-side intake (reversed airflow), ports are aligned with the cold aisle
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Choice of AC or DC power supply (the default configuration includes redundant dual power supplies)
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New coloring scheme on power supplies and fan trays to denote power supply and fan side in cold aisle
(blue) and power supply and fan side in hot aisle (red)
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Individual independent hot-swappable fan trays (N+1 redundancy)
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Capability to be mixed with different types of Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders for the same
parent switch to support various types of connectivity
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Homogeneous policies across a large number of ports
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Zero-touch provisioning, including configuration and software upgrade operations
Availability
The Cisco Nexus 2248PQ is available for ordering today and is already shipping.
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The minimum software recommended for the platform is Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.0(2)N1(1) for the
Cisco Nexus 5000 and 6000 Series Switches.
Ordering Information
Table 2 provides ordering information for the Cisco Nexus 2248PQ 10GE Fabric Extender. The Cisco Nexus
2248PQ comes with two power supplies, four fan trays, and an accessory kit.
Table 2.
Ordering Information
Part Number
Description
Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Chassis
N2K-C2248PQ
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ 10GE Fabric Extender, 2PS, 4 Fan Module, 48x1/10GE (req SFP/SFP+) + 4x40G QSFP+(req
QSFP+), choice of airflow and power supply
Cisco Nexus 2000 Series plus Power Supply and Fan Pack
N2248PQ-FA-BUN
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ FEX, 2AC Power Supply, 4 Fan module (Std airflow, port side exhaust), spare
N2248PQ-FD-BUN
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ FEX, 2DC Power Supply, 4 Fan module (Std airflow, port side exhaust), spare
N2248PQ-BA-BUN
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ FEX, 2AC Power Supply, 4 Fan module (Reversed airflow, port side intake), spare
N2248PQ-BD-BUN
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ FEX, 2DC Power Supply, 4 Fan module (Reversed airflow, port side intake), spare
Fan Modules
NXA-FAN-30CFM-B(=)
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ FEX Fan module (Reversed airflow, port side intake; Color coding: Red), spare
NXA-FAN-30CFM-F(=)
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ FEX Fan module (Std airflow, port side exhaust; Color coding: Blue), spare
Power Supplies
N2200-PAC-400W(=)
Cisco Nexus 2200 AC Power supply (Std airflow, port side exhaust), spare
N2200-PAC-400W-B(=)
Cisco Nexus 2200 AC Power supply, Back-to-front airflow (Reversed airflow, port side intake), spare
N2200-PDC-400W(=)
Cisco Nexus 2200 DC Power supply (Std airflow, port side exhaust), spare
N2200-PDC-350W-B(=)
Cisco Nexus 2200 DC Power supply, Back-to-front airflow (Reversed airflow, port side intake), spare
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Part Number
Description
1 Gigabit Ethernet Transceivers and Cables
GLC-T(=)
1000BASE-T SFP
GLC-SX-MM(=)
GE SFP, LC connector SX transceiver
GLC-LH-SM(=)
GE SFP, LC connector LX/LH transceiver
SFP-GE-T(=)
1000BASE-T SFP, Extended Temperature Range
SFP-GE-S(=)
GE SFP, LC connector SX transceiver, with Digital Optical Monitoring (DOM) and Extended Temperature Range
SFP-GE-L(=)
GE SFP, LC connector LX/LH transceiver, with Digital Optical Monitoring (DOM) and Extended Temperature Range
10 Gigabit Ethernet Transceivers and Cables
SFP-10G-SR(=)
10GBASE-SR SFP+ Module
SFP-10G-LR(=)
10GBASE-LR SFP+ Module
SFP-H10GB-CU1M(=)
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Passive Cable 1 Meter
SFP-H10GB-CU3M(=)
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Passive Cable 3 Meter
SFP-H10GB-CU5M(=)
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Passive Cable 5 Meter
SFP-H10GB-ACU7M(=)
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Active Cable 7 Meter
SFP-H10GB-ACU10M(=)
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Active Cable 10 Meter
40 Gigabit Ethernet Transceivers and Cables
QSFP-40G-SR4
40GBASE-SR4 QSFP+ module, (multi-mode fiber, MMF at 100m)
QSFP-H40G-CU1M
Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ direct-attach copper cable, 1-meter, passive
QSFP-H40G-CU3M
Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ direct-attach copper cable, 3-meter, passive
QSFP-H40G-CU5M
Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ direct-attach copper cable, 5-meter, passive
QSFP-H40G-ACU7M
Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ direct-attach copper cable, 7-meter, active
QSFP-H40G-ACU10M
Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ direct-attach copper cable, 10-meter, active
QSFP-4SFP10G-CU1M
Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ to 4 10GBASE-CU SFP+ direct-attach breakout cable, 1-meter, passive
QSFP-4SFP10G-CU3M
Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ to 4 10GBASE-CU SFP+ direct-attach breakout cable, 3-meter, passive
QSFP-4SFP10G-CU5M
Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ to 4 10GBASE-CU SFP+ direct-attach breakout cable, 5-meter, passive
QSFP-4x10G-AC7M
Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ to 4 10GBASE-CU SFP+ direct-attach breakout cable, 7-meter, active
QSFP-4x10G-AC10M
Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ to 4 10GBASE-CU SFP+ direct-attach breakout cable, 10-meter, active
Accessory Kit
NXA-AIRFLOW-SLV(=)
Nexus 2K/3K airflow extension sleeve
NXA-ACC-KIT-BAV(=)
Nexus 2K/3K airflow vent accessory kit
Power Cords
CAB-N5K6A-NA(=)
Power Cord, 200/240V 6A North America
CAB-AC-L620-C13(=)
AC Power Cord, NEMA L6-20 - C13, 2M/6.5ft
CAB-C13-C14-2M(=)
Power Cord Jumper, C13-C14 Connectors, 2 Meter Length
CAB-C13-CBN(=)
Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 16A, C14-C13 Connectors
CAB-9K12A-NA(=)
Power Cord, 125VAC 13A NEMA 5-15 Plug, North America
CAB-250V-10A-AR(=)
AC Power Cord - 250V, 10A - Argentina
CAB-250V-10A-BR(=)
Power Cord - 250V, 10A - Brazil
CAB-9K10A-AU(=)
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A 3112 Plug, Australia
CAB-250V-10A-CN(=)
AC Power Cord - 250V, 10A - PRC
CAB-9K10A-EU(=)
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A CEE 7/7 Plug, EU
CAB-250V-10A-ID(=)
AC Power Cord - 250V, 10A - India
CAB-IND-10A(=)
10A Power cable for India
CAB-250V-10A-IS(=)
AC Power Cord - 250V, 10A - Israel
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Part Number
Description
CAB-9K10A-IT(=)
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A CEI 23-16/VII Plug, Italy
CAB-9K10A-SW(=)
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A MP232 Plug, Switzerland
CAB-9K10A-UK(=)
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A BS1363 Plug (13 A fuse), UK
Accessories
N2200-P-BLNK(=)
Cisco Nexus 2200 Power supply Blank, spare
To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering homepage. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center.
Figure 2 summarizes the part number naming conventions.
Figure 2.
Part Number Naming Conventions
Warranty
The Cisco Nexus 2248PQ 10GE Fabric Extender has a 1-year limited hardware warranty. The warranty includes
hardware replacement with a 10-day turnaround from receipt of a return materials authorization (RMA).
Cisco Services
Cisco offers a wide range of services to help accelerate your success in deploying and optimizing the Cisco Nexus
6000 Series and 5500 platform switches and Cisco Nexus 2200 Series Fabric Extenders in your data center. The
innovative Cisco Services offerings are delivered through a unique combination of people, processes, tools, and
partners and are focused on helping you increase operation efficiency and improve your data center network.
Cisco Advanced Services uses an architecture-led approach to help you align your data center infrastructure with
®
your business goals and achieve long-term value. Cisco SMARTnet Service helps you resolve mission-critical
problems with direct access at any time to Cisco network experts and award-winning resources. With this service,
you can take advantage of the Cisco Smart Call Home service capability, which offers proactive diagnostics and
real-time alerts on your Cisco Nexus 6000 Series and 5500 platform switches. Spanning the entire network
lifecycle, Cisco Services offerings help increase investment protection, optimize network operations, support
migration operations, and strengthen your IT expertise. For more information about Cisco Nexus Services, visit
http://www.cisco.com/go/nexusservices.
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For More Information
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Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders: http://www.cisco.com/go/nexus2000
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Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches: http://www.cisco.com/go/nexus5000
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Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches: http://www.cisco.com/go/nexus6000
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Cisco NX-OS Software: http://www.cisco.com/go/nxos
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