Cisco Nexus 2348TQ-E 10GE Fabric Extender

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Compact, Cost-Optimized, Flexible Access

Our newest fabric extender is a cost-optimized version of the Cisco Nexus 2348TQ, a low-power platform that is ideal for migration to 10GBASE-T. This 1-rack-unit (1RU) platform has 48 100M/1G/10G BASE-T ports, with six 40-Gbps uplink ports. It provides enhanced buffers, and extends the capabilities of the parent switch, providing scalable, cost-effective server access.

Features and Capabilities

Architectural Flexibility

The 2348TQ-E fabric extender is part of the Nexus 2300 Series Fabric Extenders. Combining the fabric extender and Cisco Nexus switches creates a flexible strategy for server access.

Simplified Operations

  • Offers a single point of management, software upgrade, and policy enforcement
  • Features for fast, easy management include autoconfiguration

Increased Business Agility

  • Supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) for LAN and SAN convergence
  • Offers large 32-MB buffers that sustain workload spikes
  • Provides architectural flexibility with Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation and Application Centric Infrastrucure
  • Delivers improved resilience with virtual PortChannel (vPC), and In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU)

Reduced Total Cost of Ownership

  • Allows for easy migration from 100-MB or 1 Gigabit Ethernet to 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Uses existing category 6 or 7a cabling
  • Effectively reuses structured cabling with bidirectional (BiDi) optics
  • Reduces power consumption

Specifications at a Glance


  • Up to 240 Gbps of switching capacity in each direction (480 Gbps full duplex)
  • Hardware forwarding at 1440 Gbps or 2160 million packets per second (mpps)
  • Oversubscription ratio of 2:1
  • 32 MB shared buffer


  • 1+1 redundant and hot-swappable power supplies
  • N+1 redundant and hot-swappable fans
  • 48 100M/1G/10GBASE-T host port interfaces
  • 6 Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Plus (QSFP+) ports
  • 1 HDMI console port
  • Forward and reverse airflow

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