N2K-C2232TF: Cisco Nexus 2232TM Series 10GBASE-T Fabric Extender, 2PS, 1 Fan Module, 32×1/10GBase-T + 8x10GE Module (includes 16 Fabric Extender Transceivers), Rack-Mountable, (choice of airflow and power supply)
The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders comprise a category of data center products designed to simplify data center access architecture and operations. The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series uses the Cisco Fabric Extender architecture to provide a highly scalable unified server-access platform across a range of 100 Megabit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, unified fabric, copper and fiber connectivity, rack, and blade server environments. The platform is ideal to support today’s traditional Gigabit Ethernet while allowing transparent migration to 10 Gigabit Ethernet, virtual machine-aware unified fabric technologies.
The Cisco Nexus 2000 series fabric extenders behave as remote I/O modules for a parent Cisco Nexus 5000 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 virtual modular system.
The Cisco Nexus 2000 series forwards all traffic to the parent Cisco Nexus 5000 series switch over 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks. Passing all traffic to the parent switch allows traffic to be shaped according to policies established on the parent Cisco Nexus 5000 series switch with a single point of management.
|Ports||Gigabit Ethernet x 24 + 10 Gigabit SFP+ x 2|