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Cisco Nexus B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender

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Simplify data center server access.

Network administrators using Cisco Nexus® 5000 switches or those in environments where M1000e blade servers are used.

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Single-wide I/O module for M1000e blade enclosure


Hardware forwarding at 400 Gbps or 297 mpps
Fabric speed: 80 Gbps in each direction (160-Gbps full duplex)
Oversubscription: 2:1

Port Attributes
Fabric extender host interfaces: 16 1/10GBASE-KR internal midplane connections
Fabric extender fabric interfaces: 8
Fabric extender fabric interface types: Fiber: SFP+ optics; Copper: 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ passive Twinax copper cables; Copper breakout cables


Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC.
UL 60950 (NRTL)
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No 60950
EN 60950
IEC 60950
TUV/VDE EN 60950
47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
CISPR22 Class A
EN55022 Class A
ICES003 Class A
VCCI Class A
KN22 Class A
CNS13438 Class A
RoHS 6 compliant

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Environmental Operating Conditions

Power supply: Provided by blade chassis
Fan tray: Provided by blade chassis
Typical operating power: 56W
Maximum input power: 70W
Power specifications: 12V @ 6A
Heat dissipation: 239 BTU/hour
Operating temperature: 50 to 104°F (10 to 40°C)
Storage temperature: -40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C)
Humidity: 10 to 95 percent (noncondensing)
Altitude: 0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3000m)

Cisco Nexus Networking
Scalable, consistent server access
The Cisco Nexus® B22DELL Fabric Extenders behave as remote line cards for a parent Cisco Nexus® 5000 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.

Simplified operations
Ease the commissioning and decommissioning of blades through a single point of management, zero-touch installation and automatic configuration of fabric extenders. Implement upstream policy enforcement with Cisco Nexus switches.
Cisco Nexus Networking
Reduced power and cooling
Ensure optimal cabling, device consolidation and efficient bandwidth utilization with the M1000e Blade System for a significant reduction in data center power and cooling needs.

Increased business benefits
The Cisco Nexus B22DELL Fabric Extender is an excellent platform for migration from 1GbE to 10GbE. Scalable 10GbE provides 10 times the bandwith for only about double the cost of GbE.

Cost-effective consolidation and migration
Help protect your investment into the future by providing an easy migration path to low-latency 10GbE, high-performance computing (HPC) and virtual machine-aware networks.

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