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Huawei CE5800 series

Huawei CloudEngine 5800 series (CE5800 for short) switches are next-generation high-density Gigabit Ethernet switches designed for data centers and high-end campus networks. The CE5800 hardware has an advanced architectural design with the highest density of GE access ports. The CE5800 is also the first gigabit Ethernet access switch to provide 40GE uplink ports. Using the Huawei VRP8 software platform, CE5800 switches support Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) and have a high stacking capability (up to 16 member switches in a stack system). In addition, the air flow direction in ventilation channels (front-to-rear or rear-to-front) can be changed. CE5800 switches can work with CE12800 switches to build an elastic, virtualized and high-quality fabric, meeting the requirements of cloud-computing data centers.


Product Specification






48*10/100/1000 BASE-T, 4*10GE SFP+ and 2*40GE QSFP+

48*10/100/1000 BASE-T and 4*10GE SFP+

24*10/100/1000 BASE-T and 4*10GE SFP+

Total forwarding performance

252 Mpps



Air ventilation channel

Strict front-to-rear or rear-to-front

Equipment virtualization


Network virtualization





Traffic analysis




Adding access, trunk and hybrid interfaces to VLANs

Default VLAN

802.1ad QinQ


MAC address table

Dynamic learning and aging of MAC addresses

Static, dynamic and blackhole 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,ISISv6,BGP4+


IPv6 Neighbor Discovery (ND)

Path MTU Discovery (PMTU)

TCP6, ping IPv6, tracert IPv6, socket IPv6, UDP6, and Raw IP6



IGMP Snooping

IGMP Proxy

Fast Leave of Multicast Member Interfaces

Multicast Traffic Suppression

Multicast VLAN




BPDU protection, root protection, and loop protection

SmartLink and Multi-Instance


VRRP , VRRP load balance, and BFD for VRRP

BFD for BGP/IS-IS/OSPF/Static route


Traffic classification based on Layer 2 headers, Layer 3 protocols, Layer 4 protocols

Actions of ACL, CAR, re-mark and schedule

Queue scheduling algorithms, such as PQ, WRR, DRR, PQ+WRR and PQ+DRR

Congestion avoidance mechanisms, such as 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

Security and management

Command line authority control based on user levels, preventing unauthorized users from using commands

DoS attack defense, ARP attack defense and ICMP attack defense

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 420 mm x 43.6 mm

442 mm x 420 mm x 43.6 mm

442 mm x 420 mm x 43.6 mm

Weight (fully loaded)

8 kg

8 kg

7 kg

Environment parameters

Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C (0 m to 1800 m) Storage temperature: -40°C to +70°C Relative humidity:5% RH to 95% RH, noncondensing

Operating voltage

AC:90–290 V DC-38.4V-72V

Max. power consumption

≤ 133 W



For more details, please refer to CE5800 datasheet.

Deployment Scenarios

Application in a Data Center

On a typical data center network, CE12800 switches work as core switches and CE6800/CE5800 switches work as TOR switches. CE6800/CE5800 switches connect to CE12800 switches through 40GE/10GE ports. The CE12800 and CE6800/CE5800 switches use the TRILL protocol to build a non-blocking Layer 2 network, which allows large-scale VM migrations and flexible service deployments.

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

Huawei CE5800 Series Deployment sample

Application on a Campus Network

CE5800 switches can be used as aggregation or access switches on a campus network. Their high-density line-speed GE ports, unique 40GE uplink ports and high stacking capabilities can meet the ever-increasing demand for network bandwidth. CE6800 switches are cost-effective campus networks switches, thanks to their abundant service features and innovative energy-saving technologies.

On a typical campus network, two CE12800 switches are virtualized into a logical core switch using the CSS technology. Multiple CE6800 switches at the aggregation layer form a logical switch using the iStack technology. The CSS and iStack technologies improve network reliability and simplify network management. At the access layer, CE5800 switches are stacked using iStack technology to provide high-densities of line-speed ports.

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

Huawei CE5800 Series DC Switch Deployment Scenario