Huawei NE40E Universal Service Router

The NetEngine40E series universal service router (NE40E) is a high-end network product provided by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. NE40Es are usually deployed at the edges of Enterprise networks, Campus Aggregation Network, IDC network and Interconnection networks between Enterprise Campuses. The NE20E, NE40E, and NE5000E together provide a complete, layered IP network solution.

The NE40E can be flexibly deployed at the edge or core of IP or MPLS networks, simplifying network structure. With its ability to provide an extensive range of services and reliable service quality, the NE40E is driving IP and MPLS bearer networks to develop greater broadband capacity and to become more secure, more intelligent, and more service oriented. Based on distributed hardware forwarding and non-blocking switching technologies of the CLOS distributed switching architecture, the NE40E features line-rate forwarding capability, a well designed Quality of Service (QoS) mechanism, strong service-processing capability, and excellent expansibility. The distributed QoS engine provides a packet buffer capability of 200 ms, which can solve the packet loss problem caused by burst traffic on the WAN network. The NE40E is based on a 400G platform and provides 100G line cards to satisfy the increased demand for bandwidth. NE40E has the ability to support virtualization; multiple devices can be virtualized into a single device. Compatible with all line cards currently in use, the NE40E minimizes investment needs.

With up to 1.44Tbps switching capacity and 800Mbps forwarding throughput, these core routers still have a compact design that makes them ideal for enterprise campus networks. Based on Huawei's unified, mature, multi-service, Versatile Routing Platform (VRP), the NE40 Series offers intelligent and powerful L3 functions and supports various traffic classification methods that can classify services with great granularity and flexibility.

NE40E appearance

Characteristics

Extremely large capacity line card

The NE40E can support at maximum a 480G Line Card, which fulfills the increasing network requirements of customers. The powerful 480G line card can support both 100 GE and 10 GE port types, to provide customers with flexible configurations. With excellently developed chipset technology and fine design techniques, the NE40E provides sustainable high bandwidth capacity for the future.

Energy saving design

The NE40E uses Huawei-developed Solar chips, which are reliable and secure. It can dynamically allocate and manage multi-core NP resources and automatically disable redundant or unused ports, buses, and chips. The NE40E also supports dynamic frequency adjustment and intelligent fan speed adjustment, which significantly reduces power consumption, with less than 1W for each gigabit, the lowest in the industry.

Future-oriented IPv6-compatible solutions

The NE40E supports a variety of IPv6 features including IPv6 leased line, dual stack, tunneling, and translation. The NE40E supports Next-Hop Separation to optimize the IPv6 convergence time and supports larger IPv6 FIB and CGN cards of 160G throughput to improve the scalability. These help to provide comprehensive solutions for high performance in transition from IPv6 to IPv4 and allow each provider to determine their transition strategy most suitable for their own network.

All-round reliability solution

The NE40E provides reliability protection at different levels, including the equipment, network, and service levels. The NE40E can provide a multi-level reliability solution that completely meets the reliability requirements of different services. The NE40E lays the foundation for enterprise services with a system availability of 99.999%.

The following describes the reliability protection levels that the NE40E provides:

Equipment-level reliability
The NE40E provides redundancy backup for key components. These key components support hot swapping and hot backup. The NE40E also uses technologies, such as Non-Stop Routing (NSR), Non-Stop Forwarding (NSF), and In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU), to ensure uninterrupted service forwarding. The NE40E supports packet buffering of 200 ms, ensuring no packet loss in the case of traffic bursts — guaranteeing high-quality service experience for users.
Network-level reliability
The NE40E uses the following technologies to provide network-level reliability: IP Fast Reroute (FRR), Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) FRR, VPN FRR, TE FRR, hot standby, fast convergence of Interior Gateway Protocols (IGP), BGP, and multicast routes, Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), Rapid Ring Protection Protocol (RRPP), trunk load balancing and backup, hardware-based Bi-directional Forwarding Detection (BFD) of 3.3 ms, MPLS OAM, Ethernet OAM, and routing protocol/port/VLAN damping. The NE40E provides an end-to-end protection with no service interruption.
Service-level reliability
The NE40E uses the following technologies to provide service-level reliability for L2VPNs and L3VPNs: VPN FRR, E-VRRP, VLL FRR, Ethernet OAM, Y.1731, PW redundancy, E-Trunk, and E-Automatic Protection Switching (APS) These technologies ensure stable and reliable service operation with no service interruption.

Enhanced metro ethernet features

Based on its mature Versatile Routing Platform (VRP), the NE40E excels in reliability, expansibility, and maintainability. It supports various features to satisfy the requirement to transmit multiple services, including Hierarchical Virtual Private LAN Service (HVPLS), Virtual Leased Line (VLL), Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN), multicast VPN, 802.1Q-in-802.1Q (QinQ), Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) mapping, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) relay/snooping, IPSec, NAT, and GRE. NE40E supports Protocol Independent Multicast-Source Specific Multicast (PIM-SSM), Internet Group Membership Protocol Version 3 (IGMPv3), and MAC + IP + VLAN user binding. On the high-reliability MANs based on the NE40E, ISP can provide Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) services, family multi-play services, IP leased line services, enterprise interconnection services, and enterprise VPN services.

In addition, the NE40E supports comprehensive Ethernet clock synchronization, which easily meets the requirements for IP networks used in electricity and transportation enterprise.

Enhanced User Management Functions

The NE40E provides Multi-Service Edge (MSE) features to manage and control DHCP/IP over Ethernet (IPoE)/leased line access users. The MSE mainly provides dynamic user access, user management, and user-based authentication, accounting, and QoS scheduling. In addition, the MSE implements Bandwidth-on-Demand (BoD) for different services of enterprise users and for DHCP individual users and changes the unified charging mode to the charging mode based on value-added services, which implements user-centered refined service operation.

Efficient OAM features

NE40E supports Ethernet OAM fault management including: Ethernet in the First Mile OAM (EFM OAM), conforming to IEEE 802.3ah and Connectivity Fault Management OAM (CFM OAM), and conforming to IEEE 802.1ag.

Conforming to ITU-T Y.1731, the NE40E supports performance management to measure the delay, jitter, and packet loss ratio when messages are transmitted. In this manner, the NE40E can detect the end-to-end performance of traffic in a specified time period and on a specified network segment.

Cooperating with performance management tools such as U2000, NE40E can provide SDH-like network OAM, service-oriented, intelligent warning, and refined positioning. By supporting efficient and precise performance measurement and test technologies such as IP FPM, TWAMP, RFC2544, and G.8032, the NE40E can help to simplify OAM and significantly save on OPEX. In addition, the ISP can monitor the network status in real time through the NMS — allowing the ISP to then check whether the forwarding capacity of the network complies with the Service Level Agreement (SLA) signed with users, and locate faults. The ISP does not need to carry out detection on the user side, which greatly decreases maintenance costs.

Vendor Mapping

Huawei Cisco Juniper Alcatel-Lucent ZTE HP Ericsson
NE40E-X16A ASR9922 MX2020 7750 SR-12e ZXR10 M6000-18S    
NE40E-X8A ASR9912 MX2010      
NE40E-X16 ASR9010   7750 SR-12 ZXR10 M6000-16 HP8812 SSR8020
NE40E-X8 ASR9006 MX960 7750 SR-7 ZXR10 M6000-8/M6000-8S/M6000-5S HP8808 SSR8010
NE40E-X3/X3A ASR9904 MX480/MX240   M6000-3S HP8805 SSR8004

Product Specification

Item NE40E-X16A NE40E-X16 NE40E-X8A NE40E-X8 NE40E-X3
Number of Slots 22 slots, including 2 MPUs (1:1 backup), 4 SFUs (3+1 backup), and 16 LPUs 22 slots, including 2 MPUs (1:1 backup), 4 SFUs (3+1 backup), and 16 LPUs 12 slots, including 2 SRUs (1:1 backup), 2 SFUs (3+1 backup), and 8 LPUs 11 slots, including 2 SRUs (1:1 backup), 1 SFUs (2+1 backup), and 8 LPUs

5 slots (for 3 LPUs and 2 MPUs)

Dimensions (W x D x H) 442 mm x 650 mm x 1,778  mm (40U) 442 mm x 650 mm x 1,420 mm (32U) 442 mm x 650 mm x 934 mm (21U) 442 mm x 650 mm x 620 mm (14 U) 442 mm x 650 mm x 175 mm (DC, 4U) 442 mm x 650 mm x 220 mm (AC, 5U)
Power Consumption (in full configuration) 9,040 W (480G)

4,610W (120G)

7,970W (240G)

4,770W (480G)

2,340W (120G)

4,100W (240G)

1,070W (AC)

920W (DC)

Weight (in full configuration) 356 kg (480G)

246 kg (120G)

279 kg (240G)

186 kg (480G)

119 kg (120G)

136 kg (240G)

42 kg (DC)

52 kg (AC)

Interface Types

100 GE/40 GE

10 GE LAN /WAN

GE/FE OC-192c/STM-64c POS

OC-48c/STM-16c POS

OC-12c/STM-4c POS

OC-3c/STM-1c POS

Channelized STM-4

Channelized OC-3/STM-1  

OC-3c/STM-1c ATM

OC-12c/STM-4c ATM

E3/CT3 CE1/CT1 E1/T1

IPv4
  • IPv4 static routes and dynamic routing protocols, such as RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP4
  • Line rate forwarding on all interfaces in complex routing environments
  • Various IPv4-to-IPv6 transition technologies: manual tunnel, automatic tunnel, 6to4 tunnel, GRE tunnel, and ISATAP tunnel
  • IPv4 over IPv6 tunnel and IPv6 Provider Edge (6PE)
  • IPv6 static routes and dynamic routing protocols, such as BGP4+, RIPng, OSPFv3, and IS-ISv6
  • IPv6 neighbor discovery, PMTU discovery, TCP6, ping IPv6, tracert IPv6, socket IPv6, static IPv6 DNS, IPv6 DNS server, TFTP IPv6 client, and IPv6 policy-based routing
  • Internet Control Message Protocol Version 6 (ICMPv6) Management Information Base (MIB), User Datagram Protocol Version 6 (UDP6) MIB, TCP6 MIB, and IPv6 MIB
  • L2NAT, NAT444, DS-Lite, and NAT64
  • MPLS TE, P2MP TE/mLDP, and MPLS/BGP VPN, in compliance with RFC 2547
  • Three inter-AS implementations, integrated with Internet services
  • Martini and Kompella MPLS L2VPN, L2VPN techniques such as VPLS and VLL, and IP interworking over heterogeneous media
  • Multicast VPN
  • MPLS TP
IPv6
MPLS
Layer 2 Features
  • IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE802.1ad, IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1w, and IEEE 802.1s
  • VLAN aggregation (super VLAN)
  • 1483B and filtering list based on MAC addresses and ports
Reliability
  • IP/LDP/VPN/TE/VLL FRR, and IP/TE auto re-routing
  • IGP/BGP/ multicast route convergence, VRRP, RRPP, and IP trunk load balancing and backup
  • Hardware-based BFD of 3.3 ms, MPLS/Ethernet OAM, Y.1731, and routing protocol/port/VLAN damping
  • PW redundancy, E-Trunk, E-APS, and E-STP
  • In-service patching for smooth software upgrade
  • Passive backplane design: backup for key components such as route processing
  • IP/LDP/VPN/TE/VLL FRR, and IP/TE auto rerouting
  • IGP/BGP/multicast route convergence, VRRP, RRPP, and IP trunk load balancing and backup
  • Hardware-based BFD of 3.3 ms, MPLS/Ethernet OAM, Y.1731, and routing protocol/port/VLAN damping
  • PW redundancy, E-Trunk, E-APS, and E-STP
  • In-service patching for smooth software upgrade
  • Passive backplane design: backup for key components such as route processing modules, SFUs, and power modules to guard against single points of failure
  • Switching between components that hot back up each other, Graceful Restart (GR), NSF, NSR, and ISSU
  • Hot swap of all components
  • Well-designed HQoS and advanced scheduling and congestion avoidance technologies on each LPU
  • Accurate traffic policing and traffic shaping
  • Complex rule definition and fine-grained flow identification
  • MPLS HQoS, ensuring QoS for MPLS VPN, VLL, and PWE3 services
  • DS-TE that combines MPLS TE and the DiffServ model and 8CT
  • TE-tunnel-oriented QoS Y.1731, IP FPM, RFC 2544, MPLS OAM, 802.1ag, and 802.3ah
  • IGMPv1, IGMPv2, and IGMPv3
  • Static multicast and multicast protocols, including PIM-DM, PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP), and Multiprotocol BGP (MBGP)
  • Multicast CAC
  • Interoperability between multicast protocols
  • Processing of multicast policies (multicast routing protocols and multicast forwarding policies), multicast QoS, and multicast replication for IPoE access users
  • Two-level multicast replication on the SFUs and LPUs to optimize the multicast effect
  • ACL-based packet filtering
  • URPF
  • GTSM
  • DHCP snooping
  • ARP attack defense and DoS attack defense
  • MAC address limit and MAC-IP binding
  • Secure Shell (SSH) and SSHv2
  • IPsec tunnel
  • Distributed GRE tunnel
  • Distributed NetStream
  • High-precision NAT: CGN
  • Long-term operating temperature: 0°C to 45°C
  • Short-term operating temperature: –5°C to +55°C
  • Long-term operating humidity: 5% RH to 85% RH
  • Short-term operating humidity: 0% RH to 100% RH
  • Operating altitude: ≤ 3,000 meters
QoS
OAM
Multicast
Security
Value-added Services
Environment Requirements

Order Information

Item Description
NE40E-X16 Basic Configuration NE40E-X16 Integrated Chassis Components (Including 8 DC Power)
Main Processing Unit B4
200 Gbit/s Switch Fabric Unit B (SFUI-200-B)
40 Gbit/s Switch Fabric Unit B
NE40E-X8 Basic Configuration NE40E-X8 Integrated Chassis Components (Including 4 DC Power)
Switch and Route Processing Unit A5
200 Gbit/s Switch Fabric Unit C (SFUI-200-C)
40 Gbit/s Switch Fabric Unit C
NE40E-X3 Basic Configuration Integrated DC Chassis Components (NE40E-X3)-4U, Including Dual DC Power
Integrated AC Chassis Components (NE40E-X3)-5U, Including Dual AC Power
Main Processing Unit D
Main Processing Unit D2
10G Line Card Flexible Card Line Processing Unit (LPUF-10,four slots)
1-Port OC-192c/STM-64c POS-XFP Flexible Card (Occupies two slots)
1-Port OC-48c/STM-16c POS-SFP Flexible Card
8-Port 100/1,000 Base-X-SFP Flexible Card
2-Port OC-12c/STM-4c ATM-SFP Flexible Card
4-Port OC-3c/STM-1c ATM-SFP Flexible Card
2-Port OC-48c/STM-16c POS-SFP Flexible Card
4-Port OC-48c/STM-16c POS-SFP Flexible Card
4-Port OC-12c/STM-4c POS-SFP Flexible Card
8-Port OC-12c/STM-4c POS-SFP Flexible Card
4-Port OC-3c/STM-1c POS-SFP Flexible Card
8-Port OC-3c/STM-1c POS-SFP Flexible Card
2-Port Channelized OC-3c/STM-1c POS-SFP Flexible Card
4-Port Clear Channel E3/Channelized T3-SMB Flexible Card
24-Port Channelized E1/T1-DB100 Flexible Card
8-Port 100/1,000 Base-X-SFP Flexible Card A (P10-A, Supports 1588v2)
20G Line Card Flexible Card Line Processing Unit (LPUF-21,2 sub-slots) A
1-Port 10G Base WAN/LAN-XFP Flexible Card
12-Port 100/1,000 Base-SFP Flexible Card
12-Port 10/100/1,000 Base-RJ45 Flexible Card
1-Port 10G Base WAN/LAN-XFP Flexible Card A
12-Port 100/1,000 Base-SFP Flexible Card A
1-Port OC-192c/STM-64c POS-XFP Flexible Card
40-Port 100/1,000 Base-SFP Flexible Card (Occupies two sub-slots)
40-Port 10/100/1,000 Base-RJ45 Flexible Card (Occupies two sub-slots)
4-Port 10G Base WAN/LAN-XFP Flexible Card (Occupies two sub-slots)
2-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-XFP+20-Port 100/1,000 Base-X-SFP Flexible Card (P20, Occupy two sub-slots)
1-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-XFP Flexible Card B (P20-B)
12-Port 100/1,000 Base-X-SFP Flexible Card B (P20-B)
1-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-XFP Flexible Card E (P20-E)
10-Port 1,000 Base-X-SFP Flexible Card E (P20-E)
40G Line Card Flexible Card Line Processing Unit (LPUF-40,2 sub-slots) A
2-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-XFP Flexible Card (P40)
20-Port 100/1,000 Base-X-SFP Flexible Card (P40)
2-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-XFP Flexible Card B (P40-B)
20-Port 100/1,000 Base-X-SFP Flexible Card B (P40-B)
2-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-XFP Flexible Card A (P40-A, Supports 1588v2)
20-Port 100/1,000 Base-X-SFP Flexible Card A (P40-A, Supports 1588v2)
20-Port 10/100/1,000 Base-RJ45 Flexible Card (P40)
4-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-XFP Flexible Card (P40, Occupies one sub-slot)
8-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-XFP Integrated Line Processing Unit (LPUI-41)
4-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-XFP Integrated Line Processing Unit (LPUI-41)
48-Port 100/1,000 Base-X-SFP Integrated Line Processing Unit (LPUI-41)
2-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-XFP+24-Port 100/1,000 Base-X-SFP Integrated Line Processing Unit (LPUI-41)
4-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-XFP Integrated Line Processing Unit (LPUI-41)
40-Port 100/1,000 Base-X-SFP Integrated Line Processing Unit (LPUI-41)
2-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-XFP+20-Port 100/1,000 Base-X-SFP Integrated Line Processing Unit (LPUI-41)
120G Line Card Flexible Card Line Processing Unit (LPUF-120)
6-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-SFP+ Flexible Card A (P120-A)
1-Port 100G Base-CFP Flexible Card A (P120-A)
12-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-SFP+ Flexible Card A (P120-A)
24-Port 100/1,000 Base-X-SFP Flexible Card A (P101-A)
5-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-SFP+ Flexible Card A (P101-A)
1-Port 40G Base LAN-CFP Flexible Card A (P101-A)
5-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-SFP+ Flexible Card E (P101-E)
24-Port 1,000 Base-X-SFP Flexible Card E (P51-E)
240G Line Card Flexible Card Line Processing Unit (LPUF-240)
1-Port 100G Base-CFP Flexible Card
12-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-SFP+ Flexible Card
3-Port 40G Base-QSFP+ Flexible Card
480G Line Card Flexible Card Line Processing Unit (LPUF-480)
2-Port 100G Base-CFP2 Flexible Card A (P480-A)
24-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-SFP+ Flexible Card A (P480-A)
1T Line Card 8-Port 100G Base-CFP2 Integrated Line Processing Unit (LPUI-1T)
Service Process Unit Versatile Service Process Unit C
Integrated Versatile Service Unit (VSUI-20-A)
Flexible Card Versatile Service Unit 40 (VSUF-40)
Flexible Card Versatile Service Unit 80 (VSUF-80)
Versatile Service Flexible Card (SP80)
Flexible Card Versatile Service Unit 160 (VSUF-160)
Versatile Service Flexible Card (SP160)
Software NetEngine40E/80E Base SW
NetEngine40E/80E 1588v2 Function License
NetEngine80E/40E NetStream License for SPU C
NetEngine80E/40E Tunnel License for SPU C
NetEngine80E/40E MVPN License for SPU C
NetEngine40E&80E L2TP Function License

 

Huawei NE40E Router

The NE40E series Universal Service Router (USR) is a high-end network product, features line-rate forwarding capability, a well-designed Quality of Service (QoS) mechanism, strong service-processing capability, and excellent expansibility and usually deployed at the edges of Internet Protocol (IP) backbone networks, IP Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), Internet Data Centers (IDCs) networks and other large-scale IP networks. The NE40E can provide comprehensive services for enterprises and residential areas as a universal edge device.
Based on distributed hardware forwarding and non-blocking switching technologies, the NE40E provides maximum 480G line cards to satisfy the increased demand for bandwidth.