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 S5130S-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 or Ten Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) ports which allocates bandwidth for business and application access and reasonably splits local traffic and upstream traffic. IRF2 rules not only able to obeyed 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 Bridge) 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.
Comprehensive Security Control Policies
H3C S5130S-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 S5130S-EI switch series support single-port multi-authentication unified deployment.
The S5130S-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 S5130S-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 S5130S-EI switch series support EAD (End User Admission Domination) function. Once working with the iMC (intelligent Management Centre) system, EAD integrates terminal security policies, such as anti-virus and patch update, into 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 passive, 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.
The S5130S-EI switch series supports packet filtering at Layer 2 through Layer 4, and traffic classification based on source MAC addresses, destination MAC addresses, source IP addresses, destination IP addresses, TCP/UDP port numbers, protocol types, and VLANs. It supports flexible queue scheduling algorithms based on ports and queues, including strict priority (SP), weighted round Robin (WRR) and SP+WRR. The S5130S-EI switch series enables committed access rate (CAR) with the minimum granularity of 8 kbps. It supports port mirroring in the outbound and inbound directions, to monitor the packets on the specific ports, and to mirror the packets to the monitor port for network detection and troubleshooting.
The H3C S5130S-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 switch management is made easier. And with SSH 2.0 encryption, switch management security is enhanced.
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
The S5130S-EI switch series features multiple redundancy measures at the device and link levels, support current and voltage surge control, overheat protection, power and fan troubleshooting and alert, as well as fan speed adjustment when the temperature changes. S5130S-52F-EI switch also supports hot swappable AC/DC dual power supply.
Apart from device level redundancy, The S5130S-EI series switch also provides diverse link redundancy support such as LACP/STP/RSTP/MSTP/Smart Link protocols. It supports IRF2, IRF3.1 and 1: N redundancy backup as well as cross-device link aggregation which substantially increases network reliability.
The S5130S-EI switch series uses built-in lightning protection technology and supports industry leading switch port 10KV anti-lighting capability, which can greatly reduce the rate of lightning damage to the equipment.
The S5130S-EI switch series implements a variety of green energy saving features, including auto-power-down (port automatic energy saving), if the interface status has been down for a period of time, the system automatically stops the interface power and the system enters power-saving mode. They also support EEE energy feature, by which if a port stays idle for a period of time, the system will set the port to energy-saving mode. The S5130S-EI switch series is also compliant with material environmental protection and the EU RoHS safety standard.
The S5130S-EI switch series 8-port (S5130S-10P-EI, S5130S-12TP-EI, S5130S-10P-HPWR-EI and S5130S-12TP-HPWR-EI) and 24-port (S5130S-28P-EI) switches are fanless design, significantly reduce devices power consumption and noise.