Huawei CloudCampus S6720-HI Series Campus Switches New!
Huawei S6720-HI series switches are Huawei’s newly developed fully programmable agile switches as necessities for building IDN-based campus networks. A fully programmable architecture is built based on the Huawei-developed ENP chip. New services are quickly and flexibly rolled out through programming. It is fixed agile switches with 10GE downlink and 40GE/100GE uplink ports, and are applicable to enterprise campus, carrier, university, and government networks.
Huawei S6720-HI series switches are fixed agile switches with 10GE downlink and 40GE/100GE uplink ports and are applicable to enterprise campus, carrier, university, and government networks.
The S6720-HI delivers abundant agility features and uses the fully programmable architecture to implement software-defined functions and on-demand service changes. With services and network convergence as the core, the S6720-HI supports the native AC function to manage APs. In addition, the switch provides the free mobility feature to ensure a consistent user experience, and the Super Virtual Fabric (SVF) feature to virtualize the entire network into one device.
Enabling networks to be more agile for services
The high-speed Ethernet Network Processor (ENP) embedded in the S6720-HI is tailored for Ethernet. The chip’s flexible packet processing and traffic control capabilities can meet current and future service requirements, helping build a highly scalable network.
The ENP has a fully programmable architecture, on which enterprises can define their own forwarding models, forwarding behaviors, and lookup algorithms. Microcode programmability makes it possible to provide new services within six months, without the need of replacing the hardware. In contrast, traditional ASIC chips use a fixed forwarding architecture and follow a fixed forwarding process. For this reason, new services cannot be provisioned until new hardware is developed to support the services one to three years later.
Delivering abundant services more agilely
The S6720-HI integrates the AC function, so customers do not need to buy independent AC devices or hardware components. An S6720-HI switch can manage 1K APs and 16K users, adapting to the fast growth of wireless services.
With the unified user management function, the S6720-HI authenticates both wired and wireless users, ensuring a consistent user experience no matter whether they are connected to the network through wired or wireless access devices. The unified user management function supports various authentication methods, including 802.1X, MAC address, and Portal authentication, and is capable of managing users based on user groups, domains, and time ranges. These functions visualize user and service management and boost the transformation from device-centric management to user-centric management.
Providing fine granular network management more agilely
The S6720-HI uses the Packet Conservation Algorithm for Internet (iPCA) technology that changes the traditional method of using simulated traffic for fault location. iPCA technology can monitor network quality for any service flow anywhere, anytime, without extra costs. This cutting-edge fault detection technology turns “extensive management” to “fine granular management.”
The S6720-HI supports Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) to accurately check any IP link and obtain the entire network’s IP performance. This protocol eliminates the need of using a dedicated probe or a proprietary protocol.
The S6720-HI supports SVF and functions as a parent switch. With this virtualization technology, a physical network with the “Small-sized core/aggregation switches + Access switches + APs” structure can be virtualized into a “super switch”, offering the industry’s simplest network management solution.
The S6720-HI supports Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and can be used as access devices of high-quality enterprise leased lines. The S6720-HI allows users in different VPNs to connect to the same switch and isolates users through multi-instance routing. Users in multiple VPNs connect to the premises equipment (PE) through the same physical port on the switch, which reduces the cost on VPN network deployment.
Flexible Ethernet networking
In addition to traditional Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), and Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), the S6720-HI supports Huawei-developed Smart Ethernet Protection (SEP) technology and the latest Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) standard. SEP is a ring protection protocol specific to the Ethernet link layer, and applies to various ring network topologies, such as open ring topology, closed ring topology, and cascading ring topology. This protocol is reliable, easy to maintain, and implements fast service switching within 50 ms. ERPS is defined in ITU-T G.8032. It implements millisecond-level protection switching based on traditional Ethernet MAC and bridging functions.
The S6720-HI supports Smart Link and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), which implement backup of uplinks. One S6720-HI switch can connect to multiple aggregation switches through multiple links, significantly improving reliability of access devices.
Various security control methods
The S6720-HI supports 802.1X authentication, MAC address authentication, Portal authentication, and hybrid authentication, and can dynamically deliver user policies such as VLANs, QoS policies, and access control lists (ACLs). It also supports user management based on user groups.
Mature IPv6 features
The S6720-HI is developed based on the mature, stable VRP and supports IPv4/IPv6 dual stacks, IPv6 routing protocols (RIPng, OSPFv3, BGP4+, and IS-IS for IPv6). With these IPv6 features, the S6720-HI can be deployed on a pure IPv4 network, a pure IPv6 network, or a shared IPv4/IPv6 network, helping achieve IPv4-to-IPv6 transition.
Intelligent stack (iStack)
The S6720-HI supports the iStack function that combines multiple switches into a logical switch. Member switches in a stack implement redundancy backup to improve device reliability and use inter-device link aggregation to improve link reliability. iStack provides high network scalability. You can increase a stack’s ports, bandwidth, and processing capability by simply adding member switches. iStack also simplifies device configuration and management. After a stack is set up, multiple physical switches can be virtualized into one logical device. You can log in to any member switch in the stack to manage all the member switches in it.
(for more features, please download the datasheet)
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