ExtremeSwitching 200 Series FAQ

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The ExtremeSwitching 200 series has started shipping. We've created a Frequently Asked Questions article in the GTAC Knowledgebase.
The 200 series includes the 210 and 220 models. Additional product information (including data sheets) can be found on our website: http://www.extremenetworks.com/product/200-series/

If there are other questions you have, the product teams will be monitoring this thread. You can also contact your sales team.
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Drew C., Community Manager

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Posted 1 year ago

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Larry Kunz, Employee

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(Edited)
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Drew C., Community Manager

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Thanks Larry!
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Rahman Duran

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Which OS does these 200 series run? EOS, XOS or a different one?
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SH

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Hello Rahman,

it's a different one.
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Rahman Duran

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Yes, but why? I read the FAQ, there are explanations why 200 series exists. I agree that for cost effective L2 needs, x440-G2 costs way too much. But why not something like X430-G2 instead of  a new OS? 
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Time to market and cost were primary factors.  EXOS (or EOS for that matter) could not be quickly ported to the low-cost Broadcom chipset / hardware used in the 200 Series. Also, our partnership with Broadcom helped us quickly integrate their FASTPATH OS into the 200 series. 

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Rahman Duran

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Hi,

Sorry to bump this. But we need to decide what to use for L2 edge devices. there are 40 to 100 devices we need to buy or replace next year. So there will be no x430-G2. So what about future of X430? Should we invest on it or consider new 200 series? We need solid line-rate L2 switching with security features like dhcpsnooping arp inspection and something like ipv6 ra guard/ first hop security like in cisco switches.

Regards,

Rahman
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This will get better visibility as its own topics

Please reference the new conversation here: Recommendations for L2 Edge Devices