Product Overview of the Cisco 48 Ports Expansion Module
In the fast-paced world of networking, efficiency and scalability are paramount. Cisco, a global technology leader, consistently delivers cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving demands of the digital landscape. One such offering is the Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE Nexus 2248TF, a high-performance Ethernet expansion module designed to enhance network capabilities. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the features, benefits, and applications of this innovative product.
Understanding the Basics
The Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE is part of the Nexus 2000 Series, specifically crafted to provide robust Ethernet expansion for data center networks. With 48 ports, this module empowers organizations to scale their networks seamlessly, supporting the growing demands of modern applications and workloads.
Ethernet Expansion Module Explained
Ethernet expansion modules play a crucial role in extending the capacity and reach of a network. The Nexus 2248TF excels in this domain, offering 48 ports to facilitate the connection of additional devices, thereby optimizing network efficiency.
High Port Density
With a remarkable 48 ports, the N2K-C2248TP-1GE ensures that organizations have ample connectivity options. This high port density is especially beneficial for data centers dealing with a multitude of devices that require network access.
Gigabit Ethernet Support
The module supports Gigabit Ethernet, providing the necessary bandwidth for data-intensive applications. This feature is pivotal for ensuring a smooth and responsive network, even in environments with high data traffic.
Scalability and Flexibility
Cisco understands the dynamic nature of modern business, and the Nexus 2248TF reflects this understanding by offering scalability and flexibility. Organizations can expand their networks effortlessly, adapting to changing requirements without compromising performance.
The Nexus 2000 Series is known for its unified fabric architecture, and the N2K-C2248TP-1GE is no exception. This architecture simplifies network management by consolidating data and storage traffic onto a single infrastructure, reducing complexity and enhancing overall efficiency.
48 Ethernet Ports
The standout feature of the Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE is its impressive array of 48 Ethernet ports. These ports enable seamless connectivity for various devices within a network, facilitating efficient data transfer and communication.
1 Gigabit Ethernet Speed
Each port supports Gigabit Ethernet, ensuring high-speed data transfer and low latency. This is crucial for applications and services that demand swift and reliable connectivity.
The module boasts a hot-swappable design, allowing for the replacement or addition of modules without disrupting the entire network. This feature enhances flexibility and minimizes downtime during maintenance or upgrades.
Compatibility with Nexus Switches
The Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE is specifically designed for integration with Cisco Nexus switches, creating a cohesive and scalable network infrastructure. This compatibility ensures optimal performance and seamless operation within a Cisco networking environment.
Unified Port Capability
The module supports unified ports, allowing users to configure individual ports for Ethernet or Fibre Channel connectivity based on their specific requirements. This flexibility is valuable for organizations with diverse networking needs.
Applications and Use Cases
Data Center Deployments
The Cisco Nexus 2248TF finds its prime application in data centers. Its high port density and Gigabit Ethernet support make it an ideal choice for connecting servers, storage devices, and other critical infrastructure components within the data center environment.
Large enterprises with diverse networking needs can benefit from the versatility of the N2K-C2248TP-1GE. Whether it's connecting numerous workstations or supporting communication between different departments, this expansion module ensures a reliable and high-performance network.
In the era of cloud computing, where scalability and flexibility are non-negotiable, the Nexus 2248TF shines. Cloud service providers can leverage its capabilities to enhance the connectivity and performance of their infrastructure, ultimately delivering a superior user experience to their clients.
- Form Factor: The Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE features a compact form factor, making it suitable for deployment in various networking environments. Its 1RU (1 Rack Unit) height ensures efficient use of rack space in data centers.
- Data Transfer Rate: With a data transfer rate of 1 Gbps per port, this module provides high-speed connectivity for data-intensive applications and services. The cumulative throughput of all 48 ports enhances overall network performance.
- Layer 2 and Layer 3 Support: The module supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 networking functionalities, enabling organizations to implement complex network architectures and routing protocols as per their requirements.
- Power over Ethernet (PoE) Support: For devices that require power through the Ethernet cable, the Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), eliminating the need for separate power sources for certain devices.
- Data Centers: The Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE is well-suited for data center environments where high-density Ethernet connectivity is essential. Its hot-swappable design and compatibility with Nexus switches make it an ideal choice for organizations with dynamic and evolving data center needs.
- Enterprise Networks: In large enterprises with diverse networking requirements, this Ethernet Expansion Module provides the scalability and flexibility needed to support a multitude of devices, users, and applications.
- Telecommunication Networks: Telecommunication providers can benefit from the Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE in building robust and high-performance networks. The module's Gigabit Ethernet speed ensures the efficient handling of data traffic in telecommunications infrastructure.
- Educational Institutions: Campuses and educational institutions with extensive networking demands can leverage the Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE for its scalability and ability to handle the connectivity needs of a large number of users and devices.
General Information about the Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# N2K-C2248TP-1GE
- Product Line: Nexus
- Product Series: 2000
- Product Type: Expansion Module
- Green Compliant: Yes
- Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
In summary, the Cisco N2K-C2248TP-1GE Nexus 2248TF stands as a testament to Cisco's commitment to providing innovative networking solutions. With its 48 ports, Gigabit Ethernet support, and scalable design, it addresses the connectivity needs of modern businesses and data centers. The seamless integration with Cisco Nexus switches further enhances its appeal, offering a unified management experience. As organizations continue to evolve, the N2K-C2248TP
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