G1 versus G2

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Difference Between G1 & G2 series switches (in general)?
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Waqas Naeem

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Posted 7 months ago

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Grosjean, Stephane, Employee

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Hi,
in general, you have newer gen of ASIC on G2 (obviously), that could provide new features/connectivity option depending on the platforms, greatly improved control plane environment (CPU/RAM/Stockage), G2 run on the 21/22 train of EXOS which give access to many new capabilities.
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Erik Auerswald, Embassador

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Hi,

in addition to Stephane's answer, the G2 ASICs provide much larger forwarding table sizes than the equivalent G1 ASICs.

Thanks,
Erik
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Robert Cohen

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How can you tell if your x460 is a g1 or g2?
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Drew C., Community Manager

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It's part of the model number and is printed on the front of the switch. From the CLI, you can see this from show switch.
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Brandon Clay, Escalation Support Engineer

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Just to add, the "G1" platforms are not actually labelled as such. Once the G2 platforms were released, the "G1" term was retroactively (and unofficially) applied to the X440/X460/X670/X670V platforms.
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I'm looking in our EMC for G2 and not finding anything.  I'm trying to upgrade my existing switches but having a hard time telling which ones I have.  Any help is appreciated.  Thank you
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Ted

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I got this figured out.  EMC showed it fine.  I only have 3 g2's and they weren't talking to EMC yet.  doh!