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Ethernet Switches & Routers

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-25-2011

FWS648G - Layer 2 or Layer 3?

Hi everyone,

I have a couple FWS648G switches and I'm trying to determine if they are Layer 2 or Layer 3 switches.  Below is the output from show version.  Thanks in advance for your help!

Copyright (c) 1996-2010 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
    UNIT 1: compiled on Apr 19 2010 at 16:20:30 labeled as FGS07001c
                (2441396 bytes) from Primary /foundry/FGS/os/FGS07001c.bin
        SW: Version 07.0.01cT7e1
  Boot-Monitor Image size = 416213, Version:05.0.00T7e5 (Fev2)
  HW: Stackable FWS648G
UNIT 1: SL 1: FastIron WS 648G 48-port Management Module
         Serial  #: MDAN20G033
         P-ENGINE  0: type D80C, rev 01
         P-ENGINE  1: type D80C, rev 01
  400 MHz Power PC processor 8248 (version 130/2014) 66 MHz bus
  512 KB boot flash memory
30720 KB code flash memory
  256 MB DRAM
STACKID 1  system uptime is 6 days 18 hours 59 minutes 50 seconds
The system : started=warm start  reloaded=by "reload"

Super Contributor
Posts: 1,087
Registered: ‎12-13-2009

Re: FWS648G - Layer 2 or Layer 3?


     The short answer is you are running switch code.  If you do a "show flash" you should see the routing code in the secondary flash area.

     If you need/want to run layer 3 code then please see for more infomration.



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