The Cisco N2K-C2248PQ-10GE is a 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch designed for use in data center environments. It is a part of Cisco's Nexus 2000 Series, which offers flexible deployment options and management capabilities. The switch includes 48 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports with support for both copper and fiber connections. It also includes four additional 40 Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports for high-speed connectivity to other network devices. The switch supports a range of advanced features, including virtual local area networks (VLANs), Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), and Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities for optimized network performance. One of the key features of the N2K-C2248PQ-10GE is its ability to work as a fabric extender to a parent switch. This allows it to extend the capabilities of the parent switch while being managed as a part of the same fabric. This feature is especially useful in data center environments where multiple switches are deployed. The N2K-C2248PQ-10GE also supports Cisco's Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) software for network management and automation. This software provides a centralized management platform for configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting the network. The switch is designed for energy efficiency, with a low-power design and support for energy-efficient Ethernet (EEE) standards. It is also designed for easy installation and maintenance, with hot-swappable power supplies and fans and a front-panel access design. Overall, the Cisco N2K-C2248PQ-10GE is a flexible and reliable Ethernet switch that offers advanced networking capabilities, energy efficiency, and ease of management. It is well-suited for data center environments that require high-speed data transfer, low-latency performance, and advanced networking features.
Key Feature for the N2K-C2248PQ-10GE
1. 48 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet and FCoE server-facing ports
2. 4 40-Gigabit QSFP+ uplink ports
3. Low latency and low power consumption
4. Support for DCB and FCoE protocols
5. Hot-swappable field-replaceable power supplies and fans
6. Managed through the parent Cisco Nexus switch