Huawei S6720 Series Next-Generation Enhanced 10GE Switches

The S6720 series switches (S6720s) are next-generation 10G box switches. The S6720 can function as an access switch in an Internet Data Center (IDC) or a core switch on a campus network.

The S6720 has industry-leading performance, provides up to 24 or 48 line-speed 10 GE ports and a maximum of 6 line-speed QSFP+ ports. It can be used in a data center to provide 10 Gbit/s access to servers or function as a core switch on a campus network to provide 10 Gbit/s traffic aggregation. In addition, the S6720 provides a wide variety of services, comprehensive security policies, and various QoS features to help customers build scalable, manageable, reliable, and secure data centers.

Product Appearance

Appearance Description

S6720-30C

 S6720-30C-EI-24S-AC

S6720-30C-EI-24S-DC

  • 24 x 10 Gig SFP+, 2 x 40 Gig QSFP+ ports
  • One extended slot for 4 x 40 Gig QSFP+ interface card
  • Double hot-swappable AC/DC power supplies
  • Forwarding performance: 720 Mpps
  • Switching capacity: 2.56 Tbit/s

S6720-54C

S6720-54C-EI-48S-AC

S6720-54C-EI-48S-DC

  • 48 x 10 Gig SFP+, 2 x 40 Gig QSFP+ ports
  • One extended slot for 4 x 40 Gig QSFP+ interface card
  • Double hot-swappable AC/DC power supplies
  • Forwarding performance: 1,080 Mpps
  • Switching capacity: 2.56 Tbit/s

Product Features

Large-capacity, high-density, 10 Gbit/s access

Comprehensive security policies

Higher reliability mechanism

Enhanced QoS control mechanism

High scalability

Convenient management

Various IPv6 features

 

Compare and Shop

 

Product Specification

Item S6720-30C-EI-24S-AC

S6720-30C-EI-24S-DC
S6720-54C-EI-48S-AC

S6720-54C-EI-48S-DC
Fixed Ports 24 x 10 Gig SFP+, 2 x 40 Gig QSFP+ ports 48 x 10 Gig SFP+, 2 x 40 Gig QSFP+ ports
Extended Slot One extended slot for 4 x 40 Gig QSFP+ interface card
MAC Address Table

288K  MAC address entries 

MAC address learning and aging 

Static, dynamic, and black hole MAC address entries 

Packet filtering based on source MAC addresses

VLAN

4K VLANs

Guest VLAN and voice VLAN

VLAN assignment based on MAC addresses, protocols, IP subnets, policies, and ports

1:1 and N:1 VLAN Mapping

QinQ and selective QinQ

IPv4 Routing

Static routing, RIPv1, RIPv2, ECMP, and URPF

OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP

VRRP

Policy-based routing

Routing policy

IPv6 Routing

Static route   

RIPng   

OSPFv3

BGP4+

ISISv6

IPv6 Features

Neighbor Discovery (ND) 

PMTU

IPv6 ping, IPv6 tracert, and IPv6 Telnet  

6to4 tunnel, ISATAP tunnel, and manually configured tunnel

ACLs based on the source IPv6 address, destination IPv6 address, Layer 4 ports, or protocol type

MLD v1/v2 snooping

Multicast

Static Layer 2 multicast MAC address 

MAC-based multicast forwarding 

IGMP snooping and IGMP fast leave    

Multicast VLAN 

MLD snooping   

IGMP proxy 

Controllable multicast

Port-based multicast traffic statistics

IGMP v1/v2/v3 

PIM-SM, PIM-DM, and PIM-SSM  

MSDP

QoS/ACL

Rate limiting on packets sent and received by an interface

Packet redirection

Port-based traffic policing and two-rate three-color CAR

Eight queues on each port

WRR, DRR, SP, WRR + SP, and DRR + SP queue scheduling algorithms

Re-marking of the 802.1p priority and DSCP priority

Packet filtering at Layer 2 to Layer 4, filtering out invalid frames based on the source MAC address, destination MAC address, source IP address, destination IP address, port number, protocol type, and VLAN ID

Rate limiting in each queue and traffic shaping on ports

MPLS MPLS, MPLS VLL, L3VPN
VPLS Martini VPLS
Reliability

STP (IEEE 802.1d), RSTP (IEEE 802.1w), and MSTP (IEEE 802.1s)

BPDU protection, root protection, and loop protection   

RRPP ring topology and RRPP multi-instance 

Smart Link tree topology and Smart Link multi-instance, providing the millisecond-level protection switchover 

SEP  

ERPS (G.8032v2) 

BFD for OSPF, BFD for IS-IS, BFD for VRRP, and BFD for PIM

E-Trunk

Security

User privilege management and password protection

DoS attack defense, ARP attack defense, and ICMP attack defense        

Binding of the IP address, MAC address, interface, and VLAN        

Port isolation, port security, and sticky MAC        

Blackhole MAC address entries 

Limit on the number of learned MAC addresses 

802.1x authentication and limit on the number of users on an interface 

AAA authentication, RADIUS authentication and TACACS authentication 

SSH v2.0  

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) 

CPU defense

Blacklist and whitelist

Management and Maintenance

iStack (using service ports as stack ports) 

MAC Forced Forwarding (MFF) 

Virtual cable test

Ethernet OAM (IEEE 802.3ah and 802.1ag) 

Local port mirroring and Remote Switched Port Analyzer (RSPAN), allowing an observing port to forward packets 

Remote configuration and maintenance using Telnet 

SNMP v1/v2c/v3

RMON

Web NMS

System logs and alarms of different levels

GVRP

MUX VLAN

Operating Environment

Operating temperature: Zero meters to 1,800m: 0°C to 45°C; 1,800m to 5,000m: 1°C decrease for every 220m increase in altitude

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

Input Voltage

AC:

Rated voltage range: 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz

Maximum voltage range: 90V to 264V, 50/60 Hz
  

DC:

Rated voltage range: –48V to –60V

Maximum voltage range: –36V to –72V

Dimensions (W x D x H, in mm) 442 x 420 x 43.6
Typical  Power Consumption

Without subcard: 147W;

With subcard: 166W

Without subcard: 190W;

With subcard: 209W


Deployment Scenarios

Data centers

The S6720 can be used in Huawei’s sustainable data center solution, which offers four major advantages: evolution, availability, pooling, and visualization.

As shown in the following figure, the S12700 Agile Switches function as core switches in a data center and use NGFW cards to ensure security. The S6720 function as an access switch and provides high-density 10 GE ports to connect to 10G servers.

S6720-datacenter

Application in MAN

The S6720 is applicable to MAN convergence. It provides industry-leading high-density 10-gigabit ports to meet the increasing bandwidth demand. Abundant features and perfect security control mechanisms enable the S6720 to be the most cost-effective choice for MAN convergence.

As shown in the following figure, the S12700 Agile Switches function as core switches in a data center and use NGFW cards to ensure security. The S6720 function as an access switch and provides high-density 10 GE ports to connect to 10G servers.

S6720-MAN-deploy


Huawei S6720 NG Enhanced 10GE switch

The industry’s highest-performing fixed switches, the S6720 series provides 24/48 full line-speed 10 GE ports, which are scalable to 6 x QSFP+ full line-speed ports.

The S6720 supports long-distance stacking with up to 480 Gbit/s bidirectional stack bandwidth. It also supports 1+1 backup of AC and DC power modules that can be installed on the same device.

These switches offer various service features, support comprehensive security policies and QoS capabilities, and are best suited for data center servers and the core campus network.