Huawei CE8800 Data Center Switches

Huawei CloudEngine 8800 series (CE8800) switches are 40G Ethernet switches designed for data centers and high-end campus networks. The switches provide high-performance, high-density 40 GE ports, and low latency. The CE8800 hardware has an advanced architectural design with 100 GE/40 GE/25 GE/10 GE ports. Using the Huawei VRP8 software platform, CE8800 switches provide extensive data center service features and high stacking capability. In addition, the airflow direction (front-to-back or back-to-front) can be changed. CE8800 switches can work with CE12800/CE8800/CE6800/CE5800 switches to build an elastic, virtualized, high-quality fabric for cloud-computing data centers.

CE8800 switches can function as core or aggregation switches on data center networks to help enterprises and carriers build a scalable data center network platform in the cloud computing era. They can also be used as aggregation or core switches for enterprise campus networks.

Product Appearance

Model and appearance Description


  • 2 U high, supporting four flexible cards of half the standard width
Model and appearance Description


  • 24 x 10 GE (SFP+) or 25 GE (SFP28) and 2 x 100 GE (QSFP28) cards


  • 24 x 10 GE (BASE-T) and 2 x 100 GE (QSFP28) cards


  • 8 x 100 GE (QSFP28) cards


  • 16 x 40 GE (QSFP+) cards

Product characteristics

Industry’s first 25 GE access switch

High-density 100 GE/40 GE aggregation and outstanding switching capacity

Highly reliable, high-performance stacking

The industry’s first 16-member stack system
A stack system of 16 member switches has a maximum of 1,024 x 25 GE access ports that provide high-density server access in a data center.
Multiple switches in a stack system are virtualized into one logical device, making it possible to build a scalable, easy-to-manage data center network platform.
A stack system separates the control plane from the data plane. This eliminates the risk of single-point failures and greatly improves system reliability.
Long-distance stacking
The CE8800 can use service ports as stack ports. A stack system can be established with switches in the same rack or different racks, and even over long distances.
Service and stack bandwidths can be allocated based on the network’s scale so that network resources can be used more efficiently.

Large-scale routing bridge and on-demand scalability

Converged and enhanced Ethernet, data, storage, and computing traffic over one network

Fast VM migration and policy mobility

Programmable network device and  flexible customization

Virtualized gateway achieves fast service deployment

Zero-configuration deployment and automatic O&M

Flexible airflow design saves energy

Front-to-back/back-to-front design
The CE8800 uses a front-to-back/back-to-front airflow design to isolate cold air and hot air channels. This design meets heat dissipation requirements in data center equipment rooms.
Air can flow from front to back or back to front depending on the fans and power modules used.
Redundant power modules and fans can be configured to ensure uninterrupted service transmission.
Energy-saving technologies
The CE8800 has energy-saving chips that can measure system power consumption in real time. Fan speed can be adjusted dynamically based on system consumption. These technologies reduce O&M costs and contribute to a greener data center.

Clear indicators and simple maintenance

Clear indicators
Port indicators clearly show port status and port speeds. The port indicators also show the state of all the 10 GE ports derived from the 40 GE ports.
State and stack indicators on both the front and rear panels enable operators to maintain the switch from either side.
The CE8800 supports remote positioning. Operators can turn on remote positioning indicators on the switches they want to maintain, so that they can find switches easily in an equipment room full of devices.
Simple maintenance
The management port, fans, and power modules are on the front panel, which facilitates device maintenance.
Data ports are located at the rear, facing servers. This simplifies cabling.


Product Specification

Item CE8860-4C-EI

4 slots, different cards can be flexibly used in combinations to achieve a maximum of:

32 x 100 GE QSFP28 or

64 x 40 GE QSFP+ or

128 x 25 GE SFP28 or

128 x 10 GE SFP+ ports

Switching Capacity 2.56 Tbit/s
Forwarding Performance 2,976 Mpps
Airflow Design Front-to-back or back-to-front
Device Virtualization iStack
Network Virtualization M-LAG
VXLAN routing and bridging
VM-awareness Agile Controller
Network Convergence FCoE
Programmability openflow
openflow, Puppet, and Ovsdb plugins released on open source websites
Linux container for open source and customization programming
Traffic Analysis NetStream
VLAN Adding access, trunk, and hybrid interfaces to VLANs
Default VLAN
MAC Address Table Dynamic learning and aging of MAC addresses
Static, dynamic, and black hole MAC address entries
Packet filtering based on source MAC addresses
MAC address limiting based on ports and VLANs
IP Routing IPv4 routing protocols, such as RIP, OSPF, BGP, and IS-IS
IPv6 routing protocols, such as RIPng, OSPFv3, IS-ISv6, and BGP4+
IPv6 IPv6 Neighbor Discovery (ND)
Path MTU Discovery (PMTU)
TCP6, ping IPv6, tracert IPv6, socket IPv6, UDP6, and Raw IP6
Multicast IGMP, PIM-SM, PIM-DM, MSDP, and MBGP
IGMP snooping
IGMP proxy
Fast leave of multicast member interfaces
Multicast traffic suppression
Multicast VLAN
Reliability LACP
BPDU protection, root protection, and loop protection
Smart Link and multi-instance
ERPS (G.8032)
VRRP, VRRP load balancing, and BFD for VRRP
BFD for BGP/IS-IS/OSPF/Static route
QoS Traffic classification based on Layer 2 headers, Layer 3 protocols, Layer 4 protocols, and 802.1p priority
Actions of ACL, CAR, re-marking, and scheduling
Queue scheduling algorithms, including PQ, WRR, DRR, PQ + WRR, and PQ + DRR
Congestion avoidance mechanisms, including WRED and tail drop
Traffic shaping
Configuration and Maintenance Console, Telnet, and SSH terminals
Network management protocols, such as SNMPv1/v2c/v3
File upload and download through FTP and TFTP
BootROM upgrade and remote upgrade
802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
Hot patches
User operation logs
Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
Security and Management 802.1x authentication
Command line authority control based on user levels, preventing unauthorized users from using commands
DoS, ARP, and ICMP attack defenses
Port isolation, port security, and sticky MAC
Binding of the IP address, MAC address, interface and VLAN
Authentication methods, including AAA, RADIUS, and HWTACACS
Remote Network Monitoring (RMON)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 442 mm x 600 mm x 88.1 mm
Weight (fully loaded) 27 kg
Environment Parameters

Operating temperature: 32oF to 104oF at 0 ft. to 5,905.5 ft. (0°C to 40°C  at 0m to 1,800m)

Storage temperature: -40oF to 158oF (-40°C to 70°C)

Relative humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Operating Voltage

Rated voltage: 100V AC to 240V AC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz

Maximum voltage: 90V DC to 290V AC, 47 Hz to 63 Hz

240V high-voltage DC power voltage: 188V to 290V DC

380V high-voltage DC rated voltage: 240V to 380V DC

380V high-voltage DC maximum voltage: 188V to 400V DC

Maximum Power Consumption 800W (theoretical)

Deployment Scenarios

Data center applications

Note: The TRILL protocol can be also used on campus networks to support flexible service deployments in different service areas.

Data center application

Campus network applications

Note: iStack technology is widely used in data centers to facilitate network management

Campus application

Ordering Information

CE8860-4C-EI-F CE8860-4C-EI switch (4 subcard slots with airflow from the fan module panel to the front panel (with ports and without power module))
CE8860-4C-EI-B CE8860-4C-EI switch (4 slots with airflow from the front panel (with ports) to the fan module panel, without power module)
CE88-D8CQ 8-port, 100G Ethernet optical (QSFP28)
CE88-D16Q 16-port, 40G Ethernet optical (QSFP+)
CE88-D24T2CQ 24-port, 10G Ethernet electrical (RJ45) and 2-port 100G Ethernet optical (QSFP28)
CE88-D24S2CQ 24-port, 10G Ethernet optical (SFP+) and 2-port 100G Ethernet optical (QSFP28)
Power module
PAC-1K2WA-F 1,200W AC and 240V DC power module with airflow from the power module panel to the front panel (with ports)
PAC-1K2WA-B 1,200W AC and 240V DC power module, with airflow from the front panel (with ports) to the power module panel
PHD-1K2WA-F 1,200W high-voltage DC power module with airflow from the power module panel to the front panel (with ports)
PHD-1K2WA-B 1,200W high-voltage DC power module with airflow from the front panel (with ports) to the power module panel


Huawei CE8800 series

Offering 32 x 100 GE, 64 x 40 GE, or 128 x 25 GE/10 GE ports in a single 2U device that delivers exceptional throughput and low latency as a core or aggregation switch for data centers and high-end campus networks.

Combine CE8800 Series Switches with Huawei CE5800, CE6800, CE7800, and CE12800 Switches in a virtualized environment that is easy to manage and optimized for high-bandwidth, server-based data processing and multimedia applications.

Enhance performance, versatility, and reliability with flexible, SDN-ready CE8800 Switches.