High Performance and Multiple Options
H3C S3100V3-EI switch series all ports support wire speed forwarding, with a minimum of four GE uplinks and two FE/GE SFP fiber ports onboard making flexible choices for customers.
Software Defined Network (SDN)
Software Defined Network (SDN) is an innovative network architecture that simplifies network management and reduces maintenance complexity by separating network control layer and network forwarding layer through Openflow. More importantly, it implements flexible network flow control and provides a well-defined network platform for core network application and innovation.
The S5130S-EI switch series supports a large network flow table. Combined with H3C SDN controller, it can easily implement a two-layer network architecture and quickly add functions in existing network in order to drastically reduce network management complexity while substantially lowers network maintenance cost.
Intelligent Resilient Framework 2 (IRF2)
H3C S3100V3-EI switch series is pre-built with Intelligent Resilient Framework 2 (IRF2). IRF2 provides the following benefits:
High scalability: With IRF2, plug-n-play device aggregation can be achieved by adding one or more switches into the IRF2 stack and enabling IRF2 stacking on the new device. New devices can be managed with a single IP, and upgraded at the same time to reduce network expansion cost.
High reliability: The IRF2 patented 1:N backup technology allows each slave device in the IRF2 stack to serve as the backup of the master, creating control and data link redundancy, as well as uninterrupted layer-3 forwarding. This improves the reliability, avoids unplanned business downtime and serves to improve overall performance. When the master device fails, traffic remains uninterrupted.
Load balancing: IRF2 supports cross-device link aggregation, upstream and downstream can be connected to more than one physical link, which creates another layer of network redundancy and boosts the network resource utilization.
Availability: H3C Implements IRF2 through standard Gigabit Ethernet (1GE) ports which allocates bandwidth for business and application access and reasonably splits local traffic and upstream traffic. IRF2 rules not only able to obey within and across the rack, but also across the LAN.
Intelligent Resilient Framework 3.1 (IRF3.1)
IRF3.1 technology is based on industry standard IEEE 802.1BR standard. IRF3.1 includes core switch-CB (Controlling Brige) and access switch-PE (Port extender), IRF3.1 can virtualizes core and access switches into one logical device.
IRF3.1 delivers the following benefits:
Plug and play working mechanism
Increased I/O ports and centralized maintenance and management.
Can work with IRF2.0 to further enhance the reliability of CB and PE.
Can work with MDC technology to create multiple logical IRF3.1 domain.
Reduced network management nodes.
Simplified cable deployment.
Data plane virtualization.
Smart Management Center (SmartMC)
SmartMC is H3C’s latest offering and innovation that helps small and middle size enterprise network to address management issue and is free of charge, easy to use web management tool. SmartMC is embedded network management tool into the switch, it includes commander switches and other access switches.
SmartMC delivers the following benefits:
Intelligent operation: once the switch is powered on and SmartMC function is enabled, topology will be created automatically and user can go enhanced web GUI to check the latest status.
Centralized management: all management can be achieved via commander switch such as centralized configuration backup, and software version management, increasing working efficiency.
One key device replacement: in case of one switch failure, the new added same type switch can download the same configuration and work as old switch immediately.
Comprehensive Security Control
H3C S3100V3-EI switch series supports innovative single-port multi-authentication function, the access authentication modes supported by different clients are different. For example, some clients can only perform MAC addresses Authentication (such as the printer terminal), and some user host for 802.1X authentication, and some user hosts only want to access through the Web portal authentication. In order to flexibly adapt to the multi-authentication requirements of the network environment, the S3100V3-EI switch series support single-port multi-authentication unified deployment.
The S3100V3-EI switch series supports SSH V2 (Secure Shell V2) to secure information security, and strong authentication protect the Ethernet network switch from attacks such as IP address spoofing and clear text interception.
ARP attack and ARP virus are major threats to LAN security, so the S3100V3-EI switch series comes with diverse ARP protection functions such as ARP Detection to challenge the legitimacy of client, validate the ARP packets, and set a speed limit for ARP to prevent ARP swarm attacks from targeting CPU.
H3C S3100V3-EI switch series supports EAD (End User Admission Domination) function. With the iMC (intelligent Management Centre) system, EAD integrates terminal security policies, such as anti-virus and patch update, network access control and access right control policies to form a cooperative security system. By checking, isolating, updating, managing, and monitoring access terminals, EAD changes to passive mode, single point network protection to active, comprehensive network protection, and changes separate management to centralized management, enhancing the network capability for preventing viruses, worms, and new threats.
Enhanced Manageability and Maintenance
The H3C S3100V3-EI switch series makes switch management with ease with the support of SNMPv1/v2/v3, which can be managed by NM platforms, such as Open View and iMC. With CLI and Telnet, and with SSH 2.0 encryption, switch management security is enhanced.
The S3100V3-EI switch series supports RSPAN mirroring, access ports traffic can be mirrored to core switches to carry out corresponding management, maintenance measures, and traffic of network services and applications is visible.
The S3100V3-EI switch series supports VCT (Virtual Cable Test) function to locate network failure point quickly. It also supports DLDP (Device Link Detection Protocol) technology to detect unidirectional links, which can automatically shut down the faulty port to avoid network problems.
Abundant Service Capabilities
H3C S3100V3-EI switch series supports 802.3af/802.3at PoE function, provides maximum power of 30w per port for connected devices, such as IP phones, wireless APs, and high power cameras.
H3C S3100V3-EI switch series supports flexible queue scheduling algorithms based on ports and queues, including strict priority (SP), weighted round Robin (WRR) and SP+WRR.
H3C S3100V3-EI switch series supports abundant IPv6 management features, including IPv6 unicast address configuration, ICMPv6, IPv6 ND, IPv6-TCP, IPv6-TFTP, IPv6- Tracert. It also supports IPv6 functions, including IPv6 A CL, QoS, multicast and more.