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N2K-C2348TQ-E datasheet

We Gntme have 11 years of involvement with conveying and providing IT, systems administration, and security items and administrations across the globe. Work on your server farm access design and activities with the Cisco Nexus® 2300 stage texture extenders, the replacements to the business’ broadly embraced Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders.

The Cisco N2K-C2348TQ-E Switch stage with its Cisco® texture extender engineering gives a profoundly adaptable bound together worker access stage across a scope of network choices like 100 Megabit Ethernet; 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet; brought together texture; copper and fiber availability; and rack and sharp edge worker conditions.

N2K-C2348TQ-E datasheet, The stage offers amazing help for relocation from customary 1 Gigabit Ethernet to 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet and virtual machine-mindful brought together texture advancements. The Cisco Nexus 2300 stage keeps up all the current Cisco Nexus 2000 Series highlights, including a solitary purpose of the executives, high accessibility with virtual PortChannels (vPC), vPC+, Enhanced vPC, and LAN and SAN intermingling utilizing Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).

N2K-C2348TQ-E With the expansion of genuine 40 Gigabit Ethernet uphold, profound cushions to deal with explosions of traffic normal in the present server farm, and bound together portability (on 2348UPQ with 5600 just beginning 7.3 delivery), the Cisco Nexus 2300 stage is reasonable for exceptionally virtualized, mechanized, and cloud conditions.

The Cisco Nexus N2K-C2348TQ-E texture extenders give a 1-rack-unit (1RU) energy-effective stage with a decision of front-to-back (port-side fumes) and back-to-front (port-side admission) wind current choices that offer 100 Megabit Ethernet; 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet; Fiber Channel (on 2348UPQ with 5600 just beginning 7.3 delivery); and FCoE for a wide scope of a customary server farm and enormous scope virtualized cloud arrangements.

The Cisco N2K-C2348TQ-E stage gives:

Engineering adaptability with worked-on activities: The texture extender upholds bound-together ports (on 2348UPQ with 5600 just beginning 7.3), permitting adaptable arrangement and LAN and SAN intermingling in a heterogeneous design. A typical, versatile, and versatile engineering across server farm racks and purposes of conveyance (PoDs) underpins an assortment of worker alternatives, availability choices, actual geographies, and advancing necessities.

A solitary purpose of the executives and strategy authorization utilizing upstream Cisco Nexus switches facilitates the dispatching and decommissioning of worker racks through the zero-contact establishment and programmed design of texture extenders.

Profoundly versatile worker access: Today’s server farms require enormous adaptability to deal with the expanding number of workers and more popularity for transmission capacity from every worker. The Cisco Nexus N2K-C2348TQ-E phase tends to this issue with higher-thickness ports standing up to laborers and the parent switch without any movements to the current connection plant. The 100 Megabit, 1, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet worker access, and the 40 Gigabit network access are adaptable, with no dependence on Spanning Tree Protocol. The Cisco Nexus 2300 stage can likewise give up to 2:1 oversubscription.

An improved cushion for applications: In the present server farm, application groups require the organization to be adaptable and equipped for taking care of the quick development of utilizations. The Cisco Nexus 2300 stage gives profound shared cushions (32 MB) to assimilate explosions of traffic from capacity gadgets and a wide assortment of uses, for example, multicast takes care of, voice traffic, video traffic, and medical care applications.

These profound cushions additionally give adaptability to extend your organization as your necessities change. The common supports are additionally valuable in circumstances in which at least one worker is devouring the greater part of the data transfer capacity in exceptionally oversubscribed conditions.

N2K-C2348TQ-E Specification

Type N2K-C2348TQ-E

Cisco Nexus 2348TQ-E

Fabric extender host interfaces


Fabric extender host interface type

48 100M/1/10GBASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors

Fabric extender fabric interfaces

6 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP (24 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet)

Fabric extender fabric interface type

Fiber: QSFP-40G-SR-BD, QSFP-40G-SR4,QSFP-40G-SR4-S, QSFP-40G-LR4, QSFP-40G-LR4-S, and QSFP-40G-CSR4-S

Copper: 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ active Twinax cables (QSFP-H40G-ACU7M and QSFP-H40G-ACU10M (no passive cables)


AOC breakout cables: QSFP-4X10G-AOC1M, QSFP-4X10G-AOC2M, QSFP-4X10G-AOC3M, QSFP-4X10G-AOC5M, QSFP-4X10G-AOC7M, and QSFP-4X10G-AOC10M

Copper breakout cables: QSFP-4x10G-AC7M and QSFP-4x10G-AC10M (no passive cables)

Distance between Cisco Nexus 2300 fabric extender and Cisco Nexus 5500 switch is up to 10 km (up to 3 km for FCoE traffic), and for the Cisco Nexus 5600 switch or 6000 Series Switch the distance is up to 3 km (300m for FCoE traffic)

All equivalent S-class optics are supported

Cisco 40GBASE QSFP to SFP+/SFP adapter (CVR-QSFP-SFP10G)

Fabric speed N2K-C2348TQ-E

Up to 240 Gbps in each direction
(480-Gbps full duplex)


Up to 2:1

Performance N2K-C2348TQ-E

Hardware forwarding at 1440 Gbps or 2160 mpps


FCoE support up to 30m with Category 6a and 7 cables (Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 platforms and 6000 Series)

Cisco parent switch

Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 platforms

Cisco Nexus 6000 Series

Minimum software

Cisco NX-OS Release 7.3(0)N1(1)

(Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 platforms and 6000 Series)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

1.72 x 17.3 x 17.07 in. (4.37 x 43.94 x 43.36 cm)

Weight N2K-C2348TQ-E

17.7 lbs. (8.0 kg)

Environment N2K-C2348TQ-E

Operating temperature: 32 to 131°F (0 to 55°C)

Non-operating temperature: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)

Humidity: 5 to 95 percent (noncondensing)

Altitude: 0 to 10,000 ft. (0 to 3000m)

Power supply



N2200-PDC-400W, and


Fan modules

NXA-FAN-30CFM-F and NXA-FAN-30CFM-B (N+1 redundancy = 3 fans)

Typical input operating power

280W at 30m (maximum 350W)

Heat dissipation

952 BTU/hour (typical); 1190 BTU/hour (maximum)

Regulatory Compliance

Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC


  • UL 60950-1
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1EN 60950-1
  • IEC 60950-1AS/NZS 60950-1GB4943

EMC: Emissions

  • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • ICES003 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • KN22 Class A
  • CNS13438 Class A

EMC: Immunity

  • EN50082-1
  • EN61000-6-1
  • EN55024
  • CISPR24
  • EN300386
  • KN 61000-4 series


The Cisco Nexus 2348UPQ, 2348TQ, and 2332TQ are RoHS-6 compliant

Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)

The Cisco Nexus 2348UPQ, 2348TQ, and 2332TQ meet NEBS level-3 standards (hardware revision 3) (not currently supported)



Layer 2 features

  • Layer 2 VLAN trunks
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation
  • Cisco EtherChannel technology on uplinks
  • PortChannel on server ports on Cisco Nexus 2300 platforms
  • Advanced PortChannel hashing
  • Jumbo frames on all ports (up to 9216 bytes)
  • Pause frames (Priority Flow Control [PFC] and IEEE 802.3x)
  • Private VLANs (promiscuous only on uplinks)
  • Local multicast replication on Cisco Nexus 2300 platform (8000 entries)
  • Autonegotiation to 1000BASE-T; full duplex on host interfaces

Enhanced Ethernet

  • DCB

Quality of service (QoS)

  • Layer 2 IEEE 802.1p (class of service [CoS])
  • Eight hardware queues per port (Cisco Nexus 2300 platforms)
  • Per-port QoS configuration
  • Local policing on Cisco Nexus 2300 platform (64 policers)
  • CoS trust
  • Configurable tail-drop threshold on Cisco Nexus 2300 platform
  • Egress strict-priority queuing
  • Egress port-based scheduling: Weighted Round Robin (WRR)

High availability

  • Hot-swappable field-replaceable power supplies and fan modules
  • 1:1 power redundancy
  • Uplink traffic management through Cisco EtherChannel hashing or static port pinning
  • vPCs for dual-homed active-active connectivity across two Cisco Nexus parent switches
  • vPCs for dual-homed straight-through NIC connectivity across two Cisco Nexus 2300 platform fabric extenders
  • In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)


  • Local classification (256 access control list [ACL] entries)


  • Fabric extender management using in-band management
  • Locator and beacon LEDs on front and back of chassis (locator beacons on the front and rear of the chassis help reduce errors when the equipment is serviced)
  • Per-port locator and beacon LEDs
  • Syslog
  • Simple Network Management Protocol Versions 1, 2, and 3 (SNMP v1, v2, and v3)
  • Enhanced SNMP MIB support
  • XML (NETCONF) support
  • Remote Monitoring (RMON)
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol Versions 1 and 2
  • Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) source on server ports
  • Power-on self-test (POST)
  • Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD): Ethernet
  • Comprehensive bootup diagnostic tests
  • CiscoWorks
  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM); the Cisco Nexus 2300 platform is managed through the parent Cisco Nexus switch using DCNM and standard SNMP, XML interface, and command-line interface (CLI)

Configuration MIBs

  • IF-MIB

Monitoring MIBs


Industry standards

  • IEEE 802.1p: CoS prioritization
  • IEEE 802.1Q: VLAN tagging
  • IEEE 802.3: Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3ae: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • SFF 8431 SFP+ support
  • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX specification
  • IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T specification
  • IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T
  • 10GBASE-SR
  • 10GBASE-LR
  • RMON
  • SFF-8461