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Model: N2K-C2348UPQ – Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
Detail: Nexus 2300 Platform Chassis, Nexus 2348UPQ 10GE Fabric Extender, 2PS, 3 Fan Module, 48×1/10GE (req SFP/SFP+) + 6x40G QSFP+(req QSFP+), choice of airflow and power supply

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N2K-C2348UPQ Specification

Type N2K-C2348UPQ Cisco Nexus 2348UPQ
Fabric extender host interfaces 48
Fabric extender host interface type For 48 x 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet host interface ports

  • 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet ports SFP/SFP+ (supported transceiver and cables include Twinax SFP-H10GB-CU1M, SFP-H10GB-CU1-5M, SFP-H10GB-CU2M, SFP-H10GB-CU2-5M SFP-H10GB-CU3M, SFP-H10GB-CU5M, SFP-H10GBACU7M, and SFP-H10GB-ACU10M; SFP+ SFP-10G-SR, SFP-10G-SR-S, SFP-10G-LR, and SFP-10G-LR-S; and SFP GLC-T, GLC-SX-MM, GLC-LH-SM, SFP-GE-T, SFP-GE-S, and SFP-GE-L)
  • AOC cables: SFP-10G-AOC1M, SFP-10G-AOC2M, SFP-10G-AOC3M, SFP-10G-AOC5M, SFP-10G-AOC7M, and SFP-10G-AOC10M
  • DS-SFP-FC16G-SW (16, 8 and 4G modes),DS-SFP-FC16G-LW (16, 8 and 4G modes),DS-SFP-FC8G-SW,DS-SFP-FC8G-LW,DS-SFP-FC4G-SW, DS-SFP-FC4G-LW
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-C2348UPQ Up to 240 Gbps in each direction
(480-Gbps full duplex)
Oversubscription Up to 2:1
Performance Hardware forwarding at 1440 Gbps or 2160 million packets per second (mpps)
FCoE N2K-C2348UPQ FCoE supported (Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 platforms and 6000 Series) (select N7k platforms since 7.3 release)
Cisco parent switch
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 platforms
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series and 7700 platform
  • Cisco Nexus 9300 and 9500 Series
Minimum software
  • Cisco NX-OS Release 7.0(3)N1(1)
    (Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5600 platforms and 6000 Series)
  • Cisco NX-OS Release 7.2.0D1(1)
  • (Cisco Nexus 7000 Series and 7700 platform)
  • Cisco NX-OS Release 7.0(3)I2(1)
  • (Cisco Nexus 9300 Series and 9500 platform)
  • Native FC support: Cisco NX-OS Release 7.3(0)N1(1)
    (Cisco Nexus 5600 platforms Only)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
  • 1.72 x 17.3 x 14.05 in.
    (4.37 x 43.94 x 35.69 cm)
Weight N2K-C2348UPQ
  • 15.50 lbs. (7.0 kg)
  • 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 N2K-C2348UPQ
  • N2200-PAC-400W,
    N2200-PDC-350W-B, NXA-PHV-500W, and NXA-PHV-500W-B
Fan modules
  • NXA-FAN-30CFM-F and NXA-FAN-30CFM-B (N+1 redundancy = 3 fans)
Typical input operating power
  • 125W at 30m (maximum 200W)
Heat dissipation
  • 425 BTU/hour (typical); 680 BTU/hour (maximum)
Regulatory Compliance Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
Safety N2K-C2348UPQ
  • 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
RoHS N2K-C2348UPQ 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)
Description Specification
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)
Security N2K-C2348UPQ
  • 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