Huawei S12700 Series Agile Switches

Huawei S12700 series agile switches are core switches designed for next-generation campus networks. Using a fully programmable switching architecture, the S12700 series allows fast, flexible function customization and supports a smooth evolution to software-defined networking (SDN).

The S12700 series uses Huawei Ethernet Network Processor (ENP) and provides native wireless access controller (AC) to help build a wired and wireless converged network. Its native broadband remote access server (BRAS) capabilities deliver refined user and service management, and Huawei's Packet Conservation Algorithm for Internet (iPCA) supports hop-by-hop monitoring of any service flows, helping you manage services in a more refined way.

The S12700 series runs Huawei Versatile Routing Platform (VRP), which provides high-performance L2/L3 switching services as well as rich network services, such as MPLS VPN, hardware IPv6, desktop cloud, and video conferencing. In addition, the S12700 series offers a variety of reliability technologies including in-service software upgrade, non-stop forwarding, CSS2 switch fabric hardware clustering that allows 1+N backup of MPUs, hardware Eth-OAM/BFD, and ring network protection. These technologies help you improve productivity and maximize network operation time, and therefore reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO).

S12700 switches

Product Characteristics

Make your network agile and service-oriented

Deliver abundant services agilely

Provide agile finely granular management

Industry-leading line cards

End-to-end reliability

Device-Level Reliability: CSS2 Switch Fabric Hardware Clustering Technology
Based on back-to-back clustering technology, widely used on high-end core routers, the S12700 series employs second-generation switching fabric hardware clustering technology, CSS2, an enhancement to CSS switching fabric clustering technology.
CSS2 technology connects cluster member switches through switch fabric unit hardware channels; therefore, cluster control and data packets need only be forwarded once by the switch fabric units and do not go through service cards. Compared with traditional service port clustering technologies, CSS2 minimizes the impact of software failures, reduces service interruption risks caused by service cards, and also significantly shortens transmission latency.
CSS2 supports 1+N backup of MPUs. This means a cluster can run stably as long as one MPU of any chassis in the cluster is working normally. In a cluster connected by service ports, each chassis must have at least one MPU working normally; therefore, CSS2 is more reliable than traditional service port clustering technologies.
Network-Level Reliability: End-to-End Hardware Protection Switching
The S12700 uses a series of link detection and protection switching technologies, such as hardware Eth-OAM, BFD, G.8032, and Smart Ethernet Protection (SEP), to realize end-to-end protection switching. These technologies help build a campus network that responds quickly to topology changes and provides the most reliable services.

Comprehensive security measures

  • NGFW is a next-generation firewall card that can be installed on an S12700. In addition to the traditional defense functions such as firewall, identity authentication, and Anti-DDoS, the NGFW supports IPS, anti-spam, web security, and application control functions.
  • The S12700 provides innovative next-generation environment awareness and access control. It identifies the application-layer attacks and protects network-layer applications based on application type, content, time, user, threaten, and location.
  • The dedicated software and hardware platforms provide an Intelligent Aware Engine (IAE) to perceive application information when all security functions are enabled. The built-in hardware accelerator for content detection improves application-layer protection efficiency and ensures the 10G+ performance when all security functions are enabled.

 

Product Specification

Item S12704 S12708 S12712
Switching Capacity 4.88/10.96 Tbit/s

12.32/27.04 Tbit/s

17.44/37.28 Tbit/s

Packet Forwarding Rates 3,120/4,560 Mpps 6,240/9,120 Mpps 9,120/12,960 Mpps
MPU Slots 2 2 2
SFU Slots 2 4 4
Service Card Slots 4 8 12
Redundancy Design MPUs, SFUs, power supplies, and fan modules
CSS2

1+N backup of MPUs in a cluster

Up to 1.92 Tbit/s cluster bandwidth, 4 us inter-chassis transmission latency
Wireless Network Management Native AC
AP access control, AP region management, and AP profile management
Radio profile management, uniform static configuration, and centralized dynamic management
Basic WLAN services, QoS, security, and user management
User Management Unified user management
802.1X, MAC, and Portal authentication
Traffic- and time-based accounting
User authorization based on user groups, domains, and time ranges
iPCA Quality Awareness Marking real service packets to obtain real-time count of dropped packets and packet loss ratio
Counting number of dropped packets and packet loss ratio on devices and L2/L3 networks
SVF Virtualization Up to 4K clients (access switches and APs) virtualized into a single device
Two layers of ASs allowed in an SVF system
Third-party devices allowed between SVF parent and clients
VLAN Access, trunk, and hybrid interface types, auto-negotiation of LNP links
Default VLAN
VLAN switching
QinQ and selective QinQ
MAC address-based VLAN assignment
ARP 256K ARP entries
MAC Address 1M MAC address entries
Dynamic MAC address learning and aging
Static, dynamic, and blackhole MAC address entries
Source MAC address filtering
MAC address limiting based on ports and VLANs
Ring Network Protection Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) (IEEE 802.1d), RSTP (IEEE 802.1w), and MSTP (IEEE 802.1s)
SEP
Bridge Protocol Data Unit (BPDU), root protection, and loop protection
BPDU tunnel
G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS)
IP Routing

3M IPv4 routing entries

512K IPv6 routing entries
IPv4 dynamic routing protocols, such as RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP
IPv6 routing protocols, such as RIPng, OSPFv3, IS-ISv6, and BGP4+
Multicast 128,000 multicast routing entries
IGMP v1/v2/v3 and IGMP v1/v2/v3 snooping
PIM-DM, PIM-SM, and PIM-SSM
Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) and Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP (MBGP)
Fast leave
Multicast traffic control
Multicast querier
Multicast protocol packet suppression
Multicast Call Admission Control (CAC)
Multicast ACL
MPLS Basic MPLS functions
MPLS Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM)
MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE)
MPLS VPN/VLL/VPLS
Reliability Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) and E-Trunk
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) and Bi-directional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for VRRP
BFD for BGP/IS-IS/OSPF/static route
Non-Stop Forwarding (NSF) and Graceful Restart (GR) for BGP/IS-IS/OSPF/LDP
TE Fast ReRoute (FRR) and IP FRR
Eth-OAM 802.3ah and 802.1ag (hardware)
ITU-Y.1731
Device Link Detection Protocol (DLDP)
QoS 256K ACLs
Traffic classification based on Layer 2 headers, Layer 3 protocols, Layer 4 protocols, and 802.1p priority
ACLs and actions such as Committed Access Rate (CAR), re-marking, and scheduling
Queuing algorithms, such as SP, WRR, DRR, SP + WRR, and SP + DRR
Congestion avoidance mechanisms, including (WRED) and tail drop
H-QoS
Traffic shaping
Configuration and Maintenance Terminal access services such as console port login, Telnet, and SSH
Network management protocols, such as SNMP v1/v2/v3
File uploading and downloading through FTP and TFTP
BootROM upgrade and remote in-service upgrade
Hot patches
User operation logs
Security and Management MAC address, Portal, 802.1x, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping triggered authentication
RADIUS and HWTACACS authentication for login users
Command line authority control based on user levels, preventing unauthorized users from using command configurations
Defense against DoS attacks, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) SYN Flood attacks, User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Flood attacks, broadcast storms, and heavy traffic attacks
Remote Network Monitoring (RMON)
Security Protection * Firewall
Network Address Translation (NAT)
IPSec, SSL VPN
Intrusion Protection System (IPS)
Load balancing Analog Digital Conversion (ADC)
Energy Saving Energy Efficient Ethernet (802.3az)
Dimensions (H x W x D in mm) 442 x 442 x 489, 10U 663.95 x 442 x 489, 15U 832.75 x 442 x 489, 19U
Weight (empty chassis) 29 kg 42 kg 63 kg
Operating Voltage

DC: –40V to –72V

AC: 90V to 290V

Total Power Capacity 4,400W 6,600W

6,600W


Deployment Scenarios

In an enterprise campus network

S12700 series switches are deployed on the core layer of an enterprise campus network. Native ACs provided by the S12700 enable customers to build wireless networks without additional AC hardware, reducing network construction costs. The S12700 is the first core switch that provides T-bit AC capabilities, avoiding the performance bottleneck on independent ACs. The native T-bit AC capabilities help customers migrate their wireless networks to 802.11ac. The S12700 series realizes wired and wireless convergence and delivers consistent experience to wired and wireless users through uniform device management, user management, and service management.

In a college campus network

S12700 series switches are deployed on the core layer of a college campus network. The unified user management function on the S12700 reduces network construction costs by removing the need to purchase new BRAS hardware. Each S12700 switch supports 64K users, allowing a large number of concurrent access users. Its 5-level H-QoS feature implements fine granular user and service management. The S12700 series realizes wired and wireless convergence and delivers consistent experience to wired and wireless users through uniform device management, user management, and service management.

In a bearer network for video conferencing, desktop cloud, and video surveillance applications

The S12700 series has a 1.5 GB buffer to prevent packet loss upon traffic bursts, delivering high-quality video streams. The S12700 series supports up to 1M MAC address entries and 3M FIB entries, which allow access from a large number of terminals and help evolution to IPv6 and the Internet of Things. Employing end-to-end hardware reliability technologies and iPCA technology, the S12700 series offers a highly reliable, high-quality, scalable video conferencing and surveillance solution.

On the core/aggregation layer of a MAN

S12700 series switches are used as core or aggregation switches on the MAN of a television broadcasting network or education network. The 3M FIB entries provided by the S12700 series are sufficient for large-scale routing on the MAN. CSS2 switch fabric hardware clustering technology, originating from clustering technology for high-end core routers, delivers carrier-class reliability on the MAN. Additionally, the S12700 series supports comprehensive L2/L3 MPLS VPN features, providing a highly reliable, secure, and scalable metropolitan bearer network solution.

In an enterprise data center

S12700 series switches are deployed on the core or aggregation layer of an enterprise data center network. The S12700 series has high-density line cards, such as 8*100GE and 48*10GE cards, meeting the requirements for large data throughput on core/aggregation nodes of a data center. Using CSS2 switch fabric hardware clustering technology, the S12700 series provides up to 1.92 Tbps cluster bandwidth and shortens the inter-chassis forwarding latency to 21 μs. This technology helps customers build a data center network with high- performance, high reliability, and low latency.

 

Ordering Information

S12700 basic configuration
LE2BN66ED000 N66E DC assembly rack (eight 60A outputs, maximum 2,200W per output, 600 x 600 x 2,200 mm)
LE2BN66EA000 N66E AC assembly rack (four 16A outputs, maximum 2,500W per output, 600 x 600 x 2,200 mm)
ET1BS12704S0 S12704 Assembly Chassis
ET1BS12708S0 S12708 assembly chassis
ET1BS12712S0 S12712 assembly chassis
ET1MFBX00000 Wide Voltage 129 Fan Box
EH1M00FBX000 Wide Voltage 74 Fan Box
Monitoring unit
EH1D200CMU00 Centralized monitoring unit
Main processing unit
ET1D2MPUA000 S12700 main control unit A, optional clock
Switch fabric unit
ET1D2SFUA000 S12700 switch fabric unit A
ET1D2SFUC000 S12700 switch fabric unit C
ET1D2SFUD000 S12700 switch fabric unit D
100M/1,000M Ethernet electrical interface cards
ET1D2G48TEA0 48-port 10/100/1,000 BASE-T interface card (EA, RJ45)
ET1D2G48TEC0 48-port 10/100/1,000 BASE-T interface card (EC, RJ45)
ET1D2G48TX1E 48-port 10/100/1,000 BASE-T interface card (X1E, RJ45)*
100M/1,000M Ethernet optical interface cards
ET1D2G24SEC0 24-port 100/1,000 BASE-X interface card (EC, SFP)
ET1D2G48SEA0 48-port 100/1,000 BASE-X interface card (EA, SFP)
ET1D2G48SEC0 48-port 100/1,000 BASE-X interface card (EC, SFP)
ET1D2G48SX1E 48-port 100/1,000 BASE-X interface card (X1E, SFP)
100M/1,000M Ethernet electrical and optical interface cards
ET1D2T36SEA0 36-port 10/100/1,000 BASE-T and 12-port 100/1,000 BASE-X interface card (EA, RJ45/SFP)
10 GE optical interface cards
ET1D2X04XEA0 4-port 10G BASE-X interface card (EA, XFP)
ET1D2X04XEC1 4-port 10G BASE-X interface card (EC, XFP)
ET1D2S04SX1E 4-port 10G BASE-X and 24-port 100/1,000 BASE-X and 8-port 10/100/1,000 BASE-T combo interface card (X1E, RJ45/SFP/SFP+)
ET1D2S08SX1E 8-port 10G BASE-X and 8-port 100/1,000 BASE-X and 8-port 10/100/1,000 BASE-T combo interface card (X1E, RJ45/SFP/SFP+)
ET1D2X12SSA0 12-port 10G BASE-X interface card (SA, SFP+)
ET1D2X16SSC0 16-Port 10G BASE-X Interface Card (SC, SFP+)
ET1D2X16SSC2 16-port 10G BASE-X interface card (SC, SFP+)
ET1D2X32SSC0 32-Port 10GBASE-X Interface Card (SC, SFP+)
ET1D2X48SEC0 48-port 10G BASE-X interface card (EC, SFP+)
40 GE optical interface cards
ET1D2L02QSC0 2-port 40G BASE-X interface card (SC, QSFP+)
ET1D2L08QSC0 8-port 40G BASE-X interface card (SC, QSFP+)
10 GE and 40 GE optical interface cards
ET1D2S16QSC0 16-port 10G BASE-X and 2-port 40G BASE-X interface card (SC, SFP+/QSFP+)
100 GE optical interface cards
ET1D2C02FEE0 2-Port 100G BASE-X Interface Card (EE, CFP)
Cluster service subcard
EH1D2VS08000 8-port 10G cluster switching system service unit (SFP+)
Service processing cards
ET1D2FW00S00 NGFW Module A, with HW General Security Platform Software
ET1D2FW00S01 NGFW Module B, with HW General Security Platform Software
ET1D2FW00S02 NGFW Module C, with HW General Security Platform Software
ET1D2IPS0S00 IPS Module A, with HW General Security Platform Software
ACU2 WLAN ACU2 Access Controller Unit (128 AP Control Resource Included)***
Optical transceivers
FE-SFP optical transceiver
S-SFP-FE-LH40-SM1310 Optical transceiver, eSFP, FE, single-mode module (1,310 nm, 40 km, LC)
S-SFP-FE-LH80-SM1550 Optical transceiver, eSFP, FE, single-mode module (1,550 nm, 80 km, LC)
GE-SFP optical transceiver
SFP-1000BaseT Copper transceiver, SFP, GE, electrical interface module (100m, RJ45)
eSFP-GE-SX-MM850 Optical transceiver, eSFP, GE, multimode module (850 nm, 0.5 km, LC)
SFP-GE-LX-SM1310 Optical transceiver, SFP, GE, single-mode module (1,310 nm, 10 km, LC)
S-SFP-GE-LH40-SM1310 Optical transceiver, eSFP, GE, single-mode module (1,310 nm, 40 km, LC)
S-SFP-GE-LH40-SM1550 Optical transceiver, eSFP, GE, single-mode module (1,550 nm, 40 km, LC)
S-SFP-GE-LH80-SM1550 Optical transceiver, eSFP, GE, single-mode module (1,550 nm, 80 km, LC)
eSFP-GE-ZX100-SM1550 Optical transceiver, eSFP, GE, single-mode module (1,550 nm, 100 km, LC)
10 GE-XFP Optical transceiver
XFP-SX-MM850 Optical transceiver, XFP, 10G, multimode module (850 nm, 0.3 km, LC)
XFP-STM64-LX-SM1310 Optical transceiver, XFP, 10G, single-mode module (1,310 nm, 10 km, LC)
XFP-STM64-LH40-SM1550 Optical transceiver, XFP, 10G, single-mode module (1,550 nm, 40 km, LC)
XFP-STM64-SM1550-80 km Optical transceiver, XFP, 10G, single-mode module (1,550 nm, 80 km, LC)
10 GE-SFP+ Optical transceiver
OMXD30000 Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, multimode module (850 nm, 0.3 km, LC)
OSX010000 Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, single-mode module (1,310 nm, 10 km, LC)
OSX040N01 Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, single-mode module (1,550 nm, 40 km, LC)
OSXD22N00 Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, single-mode module (1,310 nm, 0.22 km, LC, LRM)
LE2MXSC80FF0 Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, single-mode module (1,550 nm, 80 km, LC) (only for 8-port 10G BASE interface cards)
SFP-10G-USR Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, multimode module (850 nm, 0.1 km, LC)
SFP-10G-ZR Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, single-mode module (1,550 nm, 80 km, LC)
SFP-10G-AOC3M AOC optical transceiver, SFP+, 850 nm, 1G to 10G, 0.003 km
SFP-10G-AOC10M AOC optical transceiver, SFP+, 850 nm, 1G to 10G, 0.01 km
SFP-10G-BXU1 10G Base, Bi-Directional (BIDI) optical transceiver, SFP, 10G, single-mode module (TX1270/RX1330, 10 km, LC)
SFP-10G-BXD1 10G Base, BIDI optical transceiver, SFP, 10G, single-mode module (TX1330/RX1270, 10 km, LC)
SFP-10G-ZCW1511 Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, single-mode module (CWDM, 1,511 nm, 70 km, LC)
SFP-10G-ZCW1471 Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, single-mode module (CWDM, 1,471 nm, 70 km, LC)
SFP-10G-ZCW1491 Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, single-mode module (CWDM, 1,491 nm, 70 km, LC)
SFP-10G-ZCW1531 Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, single-mode module (CWDM, 1,531 nm, 70 km, LC)
SFP-10G-ZCW1551 Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, single-mode module (CWDM, 1,551 nm, 70 km, LC)
SFP-10G-ZCW1571 Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, single-mode module (CWDM, 1,571 nm, 70 km, LC)
SFP-10G-ZCW1591 Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, single-mode module (CWDM, 1,591 nm, 70 km, LC)
SFP-10G-ZCW1611 Optical transceiver, SFP+, 10G, single-mode module (CWDM, 1,611 nm, 70 km, LC)
SFP-10G-iLR Optical Transceiver,SFP+, 9.8G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 1.4 km, LC)
40 GE optical transceiver
QSFP-40G-SR4 Optical transceiver, Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP), 40G, multimode module (850 nm, 0.15 km, MPO) (connecting to one QSFP+ optical transceiver)
QSFP-40G-iSR4 Optical transceiver, QSFP, 40G, multimode module (850 nm, 0.15 km, MPO) (connecting to four SFP+ optical transceivers)
QSFP-40G-LR4 40G Base-LR4 optical transceiver, QSFP+, 40G, single-mode module (1,310 nm, 10 km, LC)
QSFP-40G-eiSR4 40G Base-SR4 Optical transceiver, QSFP+, 40G, multimode module (850 nm, 0.3 km, MPO) (connecting to four SFP+ optical transceivers)
CFP-40G-SR4 High Speed Transceiver, CFP, 40G, Multimode Module (850 nm, 4 x 10G, 0.1 km, MPO)
CFP-40G-LR4 High Speed Transceiver, CFP, 40G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm band, 41.25G, 10 km, stright LC)
CFP-40G-ER4 High Speed Transceiver, CFP, 40G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm band, 41.25G, 40 km, stright LC)
QSFP-40G-ER4 40G Base-ER4 Optical Transceiver, QSFP+, 40G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 40 km, LC)
CFP-40G-ZR4 High Speed Transceiver,CFP, 40G, Single-mode Module (1,550 nm band, 41.25G, 80 km, stright LC)
100 GE optical transceivers
CFP-100G-SR10 High Speed Transceiver, CFP, 100G, Multimode Module (850 nm, 10 x 10G, 0.1 km, MPO) (Can connect to 10 SFP+ ports or 2 QSFP+ ports)
CFP-100G-LR4 High Speed Transceiver, CFP, 100G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm band, 4 x 25G, 10 km, stright LC)
CFP-100G-ER4 High Speed Transceiver, CFP, 100G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm band, 4 x 25G, 40 km, stright LC)
BIDI-SFP optical transceivers
SFP-FE-LX-SM1310-BIDI Optical transceiver, eSFP, FE, BIDI single-mode module (TX1310/RX1550, 15 km, LC)
SFP-FE-LX-SM1550-BIDI Optical transceiver, eSFP, FE, BIDI single-mode module (TX1550/RX1310, 15 km, LC)
SFP-GE-LX-SM1310-BIDI Optical transceiver, eSFP, GE, BIDI single-mode module (TX1310/RX1490,10 km, LC)
SFP-GE-LX-SM1490-BIDI Optical transceiver, eSFP, GE, BIDI single-mode module (TX1490/RX1310,10 km, LC)
LE2MGSC40ED0 Optical transceiver, SFP, GE, BIDI single-mode module (TX1490/RX1310, 40 km, LC)
LE2MGSC40DE0 Optical transceiver, SFP, GE, BIDI single-mode module (TX1310/RX1490, 40 km, LC)
SFP-GE-BXU1-SC 1,000 Base, BIDI optical transceiver, SFP, GE, single-mode module (TX1490/RX1310, 10 km, SC)
SFP-GE-ZBXD1 Optical Transceiver, eSFP, GE, BIDI Single-mode Module (TX1570/RX1490, 80 km, LC)
SFP-GE-ZBXU1 Optical Transceiver, eSFP, GE, BIDI Single-mode Module (TX1490/RX1570, 80 km, LC)
Power modules
PAC-2200WF 2,200W AC power module
PDC-2200WF 2,200W DC power module
W2PSA0800 800W AC Power Module (black)
Software
ET1SBSM25000 S12700 V200R005C00 software
ET1SBSM26000 S12700 V200R006C00 software
ET1SBSM27000 S12700 V200R007C00 software
ET1SBSM28000 S12700 V200R008C00 software
License
ET1SMPLS0000 MPLS Function License
ET1SNQA00000 NQA Function License
ET1SIPV60000 IPV6 Function License
ET1SSVFF0000 SVF Function License (applicable only to the S12700 series)
ET1SFIB128K0 X-series LPU FIB Resource License-128K
ET1SFIB512K0 X-series LPU FIB Resource License-512K
ET1SWL512AP0 WLAN Access Controller AP Resource License-512AP (with the X-series LPU used)
ET1SWL128AP0 WLAN Access Controller AP Resource License-128AP (with the X-series LPU used)
ET1SWL64AP00 WLAN Access Controller AP Resource License-64AP (with the X-series LPU used)
ET1SWL16AP00 WLAN Access Controller AP Resource License-16AP (with the X-series LPU used)
L-ACU2-128AP ACU2 Wireless Access Controller AP Resource License (128 AP)
L-ACU2-256AP ACU2 Wireless Access Controller AP Resource License (256 AP)
L-ACU2-384AP ACU2 Wireless Access Controller AP Resource License (384 AP)
L-ACU2-512AP ACU2 Wireless Access Controller AP Resource License (512 AP)
Documentation
ET1IV2R5C0C0 S12700 Series Agile Switches Product Documentation (Chinese)
ET1IV2R5C0E0 S12700 Series Agile Switches Product Documentation (English)
* The X1E series cards use ENP chips and provide native AC and unified user management functions.
** The OSP card supports the CheckPoint IPS and F5 ADC load balancer, and can run Windows, SUSE, and VMware operating systems.
*** Each ACU2 card can manage 2K APs. An S12708 switch can have a maximum of 7 ACU2 cards installed and can manage up to 14K APs. An S12712 switch can have a maximum of 11 ACU2 cards installed and can manage up to 22K APs.

 

Compare and Shop

Vendor Product Description Huawei Advantages
HUAWEI S12708 S12708 Series Agile Switches
CISCO C6807 SUP10 Catalyst 6807-XL Chassis with Supervisor Engine 10, up to 220G/Slot, Standard FIB/ACL/Netflow Tables, VSS Support, Wireless Controller Support Independent SFU, high per-slot bandwidth (480G vs 220G); switch fabric clustering; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA
CISCO C6807 SUP10-XL Catalyst 6807-XL Chassis with Supervisor Engine 10-XL, up to 220G/Slot, Large FIB/ACL/Netflow Tables, VSS Support, Wireless Controller Support Independent SFU, high per-slot bandwidth (480G vs 220G); switch fabric clustering; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA
CISCO C6807 SUP2T Catalyst 6807-XL Chassis with Supervisor Engine 2T, up to 80G/Slot, Standard FIB/ACL/Netflow Tables, VSS Support Independent SFU, high per-slot bandwidth (160G vs 80G); switch fabric clustering; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA
CISCO C6807 SUP2T-XL Catalyst 6807-XL Chassis with Supervisor Engine 2T-XL, up to 80G/Slot, Large FIB/ACL/Netflow Tables, VSS Support Independent SFU, high per-slot bandwidth (160G vs 80G); switch fabric clustering; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA
HP/H3C S10504 SUPA+FAB04A HP 10504 Chassis with SUPA Engine and Type A Fabric. Comware V5 Platform, Campus Feature set, up to 160G/slot More service slots (8 vs 4); switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10504 SUPA+FAB04B HP 10504 Chassis with SUPA Engine and Type B Fabric. Comware V5 Platform, Campus Feature set, up to 160G/slot More service slots (8 vs 4); switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10504 SUPA+FAB04D HP 10504 Chassis with SUPA Engine and Type D Fabric. Comware V5 Platform, Campus Feature set, up to 480G/slot More service slots (8 vs 4); switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10504 SUPB+FAB04A HP 10504 Chassis with SUPB Engine and Type A Fabric. Comware V7 Platform, Datacenter Feature set, up to 160G/slot Abundant campus features, RRPP, PVST, Y.1731, NetStream; more service slots (8 vs 4); switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10504 SUPB+FAB04B HP 10504 Chassis with SUPB Engine and Type B Fabric. Comware V7 Platform, Datacenter Feature set, up to 160G/slot Abundant campus features, RRPP, PVST, Y.1731, NetStream; more service slots (8 vs 4); switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10504 SUPB+FAB04D HP 10504 Chassis with SUPB Engine and Type D Fabric. Comware V7 Platform, Datacenter Feature set, up to 480G/slot Abundant campus features, RRPP, PVST, Y.1731, NetStream; more service slots (8 vs 4); switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10508 SUPA+FAB08A HP 10508 Chassis with SUPA Engine and Type A Fabric. Comware V5 Platform, Campus Feature set, up to 160G/slot Switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10508 SUPA+FAB08B HP 10508 Chassis with SUPA Engine and Type B Fabric. Comware V5 Platform, Campus Feature set, up to 160G/slot Switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10508 SUPA+FAB08D HP 10508 Chassis with SUPA Engine and Type D Fabric. Comware V5 Platform, Campus Feature set, up to 480G/slot Switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10508 SUPB+FAB08A HP 10508 Chassis with SUPB Engine and Type A Fabric. Comware V7 Platform, Datacenter Feature set, up to 160G/slot Abundant campus features, RRPP, PVST, Y.1731, NetStream; switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10508 SUPB+FAB08B HP 10508 Chassis with SUPB Engine and Type B Fabric. Comware V7 Platform, Datacenter Feature set, up to 160G/slot Abundant campus features, RRPP, PVST, Y.1731, NetStream; switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10508 SUPB+FAB08D HP 10508 Chassis with SUPB Engine and Type D Fabric. Comware V7 Platform, Datacenter Feature set, up to 480G/slot Abundant campus features, RRPP, PVST, Y.1731, NetStream; switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10508-V SUPA+FAB08A HP 10508-V Chassis with SUPA Engine and Type A Fabric. Comware V5 Platform, Campus Feature set, up to 160G/slot Switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10508-V SUPA+FAB08B HP 10508-V Chassis with SUPA Engine and Type B Fabric. Comware V5 Platform, Campus Feature set, up to 160G/slot Switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10508-V SUPA+FAB08D HP 10508-V Chassis with SUPA Engine and Type D Fabric. Comware V5 Platform, Campus Feature set, up to 480G/slot Switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10508-V SUPB+FAB08A HP 10508-V Chassis with SUPB Engine and Type A Fabric. Comware V7 Platform, Datacenter Feature set, up to 160G/slot Abundant campus features, RRPP, PVST, Y.1731, NetStream; switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10508-V SUPB+FAB08B HP 10508-V Chassis with SUPB Engine and Type B Fabric. Comware V7 Platform, Datacenter Feature set, up to 160G/slot Abundant campus features, RRPP, PVST, Y.1731, NetStream; switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10508-V SUPB+FAB08D HP 10508-V Chassis with SUPB Engine and Type D Fabric. Comware V7 Platform, Datacenter Feature set, up to 480G/slot Abundant campus features, RRPP, PVST, Y.1731, NetStream; switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S7508E-X FAB08A HP Not Involved Switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S7508E-X FAB08B HP Not Involved Switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)

Vendor Product Description Huawei Advantages
HUAWEI S12712 S12712 Series Agile Switches
HP/H3C S10512 SUPA+FAB12B HP 10512 Chassis with SUPA Engine and Type B Fabric. Comware V5 Platform, Campus Feature set, up to 160G/slot Switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10512 SUPA+FAB12D HP 10512 Chassis with SUPA Engine and Type D Fabric. Comware V5 Platform, Campus Feature set, up to 480G/slot High per-slot bandwidth (640G vs 480G), supporting 3+1 backup of 480G cards; switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10512 SUPB+FAB12B HP 10512 Chassis with SUPB Engine and Type B Fabric. Comware V7 Platform, Datacenter Feature set, up to 160G/slot Abundant campus features, RRPP, PVST, Y.1731, NetStream; switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)
HP/H3C S10512 SUPB+FAB12D HP 10512 Chassis with SUPB Engine and Type D Fabric. Comware V7 Platform, Datacenter Feature set, up to 480G/slot Abundant campus features, RRPP, PVST, Y.1731, NetStream; high per-slot bandwidth (640G vs 480G), supporting 3+1 backup of 480G cards; switch fabric clustering with 1+N MPU backup; native AC, wired and wireless convergence; iPCA; large tables (1M MAC; 3M FIB; 256K ARP; 1M NetStream per card; 1.5G buffer per card)

 

Huawei S12700 series switch

High-capacity core switches for next-generation campus networks. Fully programmable, SDN-capable architecture and specialized ENP processor enable easy customization of features and functions, and smooth migration to Software-Defined Networking.

Based on Huawei’s Virtual Routing Platform (VRP), the S12700 combines L2/L3 switching with rich network services including MPLS VPN, cloud desktop, video conferencing, and IPv6 support.

Non-stop forwarding architecture, CSS2 switch fabric clustering, and in-service software upgrades provide scalable, high-performance switching with carrier-grade reliability.