I know there is noun PPC platform devices of Juniper, I want to know how to judge a Juniper Device is a PPC platform devices?

Is Juniper MX480 a PPC platform device?

  • PPC as in PowerPC CPU? How does that matter?
    – Zac67
    Sep 18, 2021 at 8:14

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I'm not aware of an official way using the CLI/API, unless you want to populate a table of routing-engine part numbers and map those to CPU architecture.

Another method likely to work is run uname -a and match on ppc or amd64:

jsw@mx240> start shell
% uname -a
FreeBSD mx240 JNPR-11.0-20180730.2cd3a6e_buil FreeBSD JNPR-11.0-20180730.2cd3a6e_builder_stable_11 #0 r356482+2cd3a6e(HEAD)-dirty: Mon Jul 30 08:20:09 PDT 2018     builder@feyrith.juniper.net:/volume/build/junos/occam/gcc/freebsd/stable_11/20180725.182919_builder_stable_11.2cd3a6e/obj/amd64/juniper/kernels/JNPR-AMD64-PRD/kernel  amd64
jsw@mx80> start shell
% uname -a
JUNOS mx80 16.1R5.7 JUNOS 16.1R5.7 #0: 2017-08-18 17:36:30 UTC     builder@toyotama.juniper.net:/volume/build/junos/16.1/release/16.1R5.7/obj/powerpc/junos/bsd/kernels/JUNIPER-PPC/kernel  powerpc
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    Or just run arch
    – Ricky
    Sep 18, 2021 at 20:49
  • This is the easiest way. Sep 18, 2021 at 22:58

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