U-Boot Platform RequirementsΒΆ

For general switch hardware requirements see the Switch Hardware Requirements section.

The hardware requirements for U-Boot platforms are:

Required Hardware Purpose
U-Boot compatible CPU complex The CPU complex must be supported by U-Boot.
1GB (min) CPU DRAM The DRAM used by the CPU.
NOR Boot flash 8MB (min), 32MB (rec) U-Boot and the ONIE kernel and applications reside in NOR flash. Although 8MB is the minimum size of this flash, 32MB is the recommended size.
Non-volatile board information An EEPROM to store board information and manufacturing data, like the device serial number and network MAC address.
Ethernet management port Required to download an operating system installer.