- Expansion module
- Gigabit Ethernet x 24 + 10 Gigabit SFP+ x 2 + 2 x SFP+
The Cisco Nexus 2000 series Fabric Extenders behave as remote line cards for a parent Cisco Nexus switch. The fabric extenders are essentially extensions of the parent Cisco Nexus switch fabric, with the fabric extenders and the parent Cisco Nexus switch together forming a distributed modular system. This architecture enables physical topologies with the flexibility and benefits of both top-of-rack (ToR) and end-of-row (EoR) deployments.
The Cisco Nexus 2000 series is built for nonstop operation, with redundant hot-swappable power supplies and a hot-swappable fan tray with redundant fans. Its compact one-rack-unit (1RU) form factor takes up relatively little space, making it easy to incorporate into rack designs. The Cisco Nexus 2224TP provide port density options for highly scalable 100-Mbps and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.