H3C S12500 Series Data Center Switches

The H3C S12500 DataCenter Cloud Core Switch Series is designed for cloud services data centers. It provides the following features:

* CLOS+ multi-grade multi-plane architecture

* Industry’s highest performance core switch with 768 line-speed 40G/100G interface per chassis

* Integration of IRF2 (Intelligent Resilient Framework version 2), IRF3.1 (Intelligent Resilient Framework version 3.1) and MDC (Multi-tenant Device Context) to implement virtual resource pools

* Distributed ingress buffers (200 ms) to accommodate burst traffic in data centers

* Independent control, detection, and maintenance engines to implement 50ms failover and powerful control capabilities

* The S12500 switch series includes S12504X-AF, 12508X-AF and S12516X-AF, which meet various port density and performance requirements. The S12500 switch series can work with H3C routers, switches, security devices, IMC, and H3Cloud to provide a wide variety solutions

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H3C S12500
H3C S12500
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Features

Advanced CLOS+ multi-grade multi-plane switching architecture

* CLOS+ multi-grade multi-plane architecture, midplane free design, providing continuous bandwidth upgrade capability

* Supports industry first 48-port 40GE/ 100GE interfaces and can meet the existing and future application requirements of data centers

* Adopts independent switching fabric modules and MPU engines to improve device availability and ensure bandwidth expansion

Virtualization technologies – IRF2

IRF2 can virtualize up to four S12500 switches into one logical IRF fabric. IRF2 delivers the following benefits:

* High Availability (HA) - Patented hot standby technology provides data backup and non-stop forwarding on the control plane and data plane. It improves availability and performance, eliminates single-point of failures, and ensures service continuity

* Distribution - Multi-chassis link aggregation to enable load sharing and backup over multiple uplinks, improving redundancy and link utilization

* Easy Management - A single IP address to manage the whole IRF fabric, which simplifies device and topology management, improving operating efficiency, and lowering network maintenance cost

Virtualization technologies - 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 virtualize 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

Virtualization technologies - MDC

* MDC virtualizes one S12500 switch into multiple logical switches, enabling multiple services to share one core switch. The 1:N virtualization maximizes switch utilization, reduces network TCO, and ensures secure isolation of services

DC-oriented features

* TRILL/SPB—Designed for building large flat Layer 2 networks for data centers to accommodate more servers. TRILL or SPB integrates the simplicity and flexibility of Layer 2 with the stability, scalability, and high performance of Layer 3

* EVI—EVI is a MAC-in-IP technology that provides Layer 2 connectivity between distant Layer 2 network sites across an IP routed network. It is used for connecting geographically dispersed sites of a virtualized large-scale data center that requires Layer 2 adjacency

* FCOE—Integrates heterogeneous LANs and storage networks in data centers. FCOE and CEE integrate data, computing, and storage networks in data centers, reducing the costs for building and expanding data centers

* VXLAN (Virtual Extensible LAN) —VXLAN uses a MAC-in-UDP encapsulation method where the original Layer 2 package is added with a VXLAN header, and is then placed in a UDP-IP packet. With the help of MAC-in-UDP encapsulation, VXLAN tunnels Layer 2 network over Layer 3 network which provides two major benefits: higher scalability of Layer 2 segmentation and better utilization of available network paths

* MP-BGP EVPN ( Mutliprotocol Border Gateway Protocol Ethernet Virtual Private Network) MP-BGP EVPN uses standard-based BGP protocol as the control plane for VXLAN overlay networks, providing BGP based VTEP auto peer discovery and end-host reachability information distribution. MP-BGP EVPN delivers many benefits, such as eliminating traffic flooding, reducing full mesh requirements between VTEPs via the introduction of BGP RR, achieving optimal flow based end to end load sharing and more

* Large capacities for storing ARP/ND, MAC, and ACL entries

Innovative multi-engine design

* Independent control, detection, and maintenance engines provide powerful control capability and millisecond-level HA:

* Independent control engine— Uses a powerful CPU system that can efficiently process protocol and control packets, providing refined control for protocol packets and comprehensive protection against protocol packet attacks

* Independent detection engine— Provides highly reliable Fast Fault Detection and Restoration (FFDR) such as BFD and OAM, which can interact with protocols on the control plane to implement millisecond-level failover and convergence, ensuring service continuity

* Independent maintenance engine—Uses an intelligent Embedded Maintenance Subsystem (EMS), a CPU system that provides smart power management, including sequential power-on and power-off and device status check. Sequential power-on and power-off reduces power impulse, electromagnetic radiation, power consumption, and extends the device lifespan

DC-class HA

FFDR provides BFD and OAM functions to implement fast failover and convergence. The following lists the DC-class HA features:

* BFD for VRRP/BGP/IS-IS/RIP/OSPF/RSVP/static routing

* NSR/GR for OSFP/BGP/IS-IS/RSVP

* Separation of control and data planes through independent control engine and switching fabric module.

* 1+1 redundancy for control engines

* N+1 redundancy for switch fabric modules

* 1+1 redundancy for fan trays

* N+M redundancy for power modules

Multi-level security protection

* The S12500 switch series use QoS policies to filter and limit traffic from data plane to control plane. During a DoS attack, the switch can identify and protect important packets and discard attack packets, ensuring normal operation

* Supports a large numbers of ACLs while ensuring line-speed forwarding. ACLs can identify and control L2/IPv4/IPv6/MPLS traffic by using combinations of packet fields

* The S12500 switch series supports hardware level encryption technology MACsec (802.1ae), which is an industry-standard security technology that provides secure communication for all traffic on Ethernet links.

Distributed buffering and precise QoS

* Distributed ingress buffers accommodate burst traffic. Each port performs a precise bandwidth assignment and traffic shaping for incoming traffic, and distributes the traffic to ingress buffers. Distributed buffering can fully utilize the buffers of line cards to ensure best buffering performance

* A network model change from C/S to B/S leads to increased volumes of burst traffic. Network devices must have larger buffering capabilities to support this. The S12500 series supports 200 ms buffering of burst traffic per 10G interface, which can meet the burst traffic requirements of large data centers

* Each chip can support 4GB buffer, maximum of 24GB buffer per line card

* Each line card supports a maximum of 96K hardware queues, refined QoS, and traffic management. QoS can assign different priorities and queues to different users to provide differentiated services

Comprehensive maintenance and monitoring

* Online state monitoring - Uses a dedicated engine to monitor the state of switch fabric modules, backplane channels, service communication channels, key chips, and storage. Once a failure occurs, it reports the failure to the system through EMS

* Card isolation- Isolates specified cards from the forwarding plane. The isolated cards still work on the control plane, allowing the user to perform management operations such as real-time diagnosis and CPLD upgrade on the isolated cards without affecting system operation

* Ethernet OAM- Provides multiple device-level and network-level fault detection methods

Green

* Intelligent EMS engine system - Provides smart power management that supports sequential power-on and power-off and device status check. Sequential power-on and power-off reduces power impulse and electromagnetic radiation, and increases the lifetime of the device. Additionally, device status checks can isolate faulty and idle cards to reduce power consumption

* Smart fan management- Collects fan temperature, calculates fan speed, and assigns the calculated speed to the fan tray. In addition, it detects fan speeds, fault alarms, and performs speed adjustment based on configuration sand area, reducing power consumption and noise, increasing the fan's lifetime

* Internal interface monitoring-Automatically shuts down unused internal interfaces to reduce power consumption

* RoHS compliance - The S12500 switch series meets the EU RoHS safety standards.

* The S12500 switch series is designed with front to back air flow, satisfying highly efficient heat dissipation requirements in data centre.

Specification

Item

S12504X-AF

S12508X-AF

S12516X-AF

Switching capacity

57.6T/387Tbps

115.2T/516Tbps

230.4T/1032Tbps

Throughput

28800Mpps

57600Mpps

115200Mpps

MPU slots

2

2

2

LPU slots

4

8

16

Switching fabric module slots

6

6

6

MPU Name

LSXM1SUP04B1

LSXM1SUP04H1

LSXM1SUPB1

LSXM1SUPH1

LSXM1SUPB1

LSXM1SUPH1

MPU processor

Quad Core 1.2 GHz

Quad Core 1.2 GHz

Quad Core 1.2 GHz

MPU SDRAM

8 GB

16 GB

8 GB

16 GB

8 GB

16 GB

MPU Flash

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

MPU Console Port

1

1

1

MPU MGMT Ports

2x 10/100/1000M Base-T

2x 1000M SFP

2x 10/100/1000M Base-T

2x 1000M SFP

1x 10/100/1000M Base-T

1x 1000M SFP

2x 10/100/1000M Base-T

2x 1000M SFP

1x 10/100/1000M Base-T

1x 1000M SFP

MPU USB Port

1

1

1

Redundancy

Redundant MPUs, switching fabric modules, power modules, and fan trays

Ethernet

IEEE 802.1Q

DLDP

LLDP

Static MAC configuration

Limited MAC learning

Port mirroring and traffic mirroring

Port aggregation, port isolation, and port mirroring

IEEE 802.1D (STP)/802.1w (RSTP)/802.1s (MSTP)

IEEE 802.3ad (dynamic link aggregation), static port aggregation, and multi-chassis link aggregation

IPv4

Static routing, RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP4

VRRP, VRRP load balancing

ECMP

Policy-based routing

Routing policy

GRE, IPv4 in IPv4 tunneling

IPv6

IPv4/IPv6 dual stack

IPv6 static routing, RIPng, OSPFv3, IS-ISv6, and BGP4+

VRRPv3 and VRRPv3 load balancing

ND and PMTUD

Pingv6, Telnetv6, FTPv6, TFTPv6, DNSv6, and ICMPv6

IPv4-to-IPv6 transition technologies, such as IPv6 manual tunnel, 6to4 tunnel, ISATAP tunnel, GRE tunnel, and auto IPv4-compatible IPv6 tunnel

ECMP

Policy-based routing

Routing Policy

Multicast

PIM-DM, PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, MSDP, MBGP, and Any-RP

IGMP V1/V2/V3 and IGMP V1/V2/V3 snooping

PIM6-DM, PIM6-SM, and PIM6-SSM

MLD V1/V2 and MLD V1/V2 snooping

Multicast policies and Multicast QoS

Multicast replication on switching fabrics and service cards

MPLS VPN

P/PE function in accordance with RFC2547bis

Three inter-AS MPLS VPN modes: Option 1, Option 2 and Option 3

Hierarchy of PE (HoPE)

Multi-role host

VLL

VPLS/H-VPLS

Distributed multicast VPN

ACLs

Standard and extended ACLs

Ingress and egress ACLs

VLAN ACLs

Global ACLs

QoS

Diff-Serv QoS

SP/SDWRR

Traffic policing with 1K granularity

Traffic shaping

Congestion avoidance

Priority marking and remarking

802.1p, TOS, DSCP, and EXP priority mapping

VOQ

SDN/OPENFLOW

Support OPENFLOW 1.3 standard

Support multi-controller (EQUAL mode, standby mode)

Support multi-table line

Support Group table

Support Meter

VXLAN

VXLAN L2 switching

VXLAN L3 routing

VXLAN VTEP

IS-IS+ENDP distributed control plane

MP-BGP+EVPN distributed control plane

OpenFlow+Netconf centralized control plane

HA

Independent switching fabric modules

1+1 redundancy or key components such as MPUs and power modules

N+1 redundancy for switching fabric modules

Passive backplane

CLOS+ midplane free design (12500X-AF)

Hot swapping for all components

Real-time data backup on active/standby MPUs

Hot patching

NSR/GR for OSFP/BGP/IS-IS/RSVP

Port aggregation and multi-card link aggregation

BFD for VRRP/BGP/IS-IS/OSPF/RSVP/static routing, with a failover time less than 50 milliseconds

IP FRR and TE FRR with a switchover time less than 50 millisecond

Security

Hierarchical user management and password protection

SSHv2

FTP login controlled by IP addresses

Basic and advanced ACLs for packet filtering

Protection against ARP, unknown multicast packets, broadcast packets, unknown unicast packets, local network scanning packets, packets with TT=1, and protocol packets attacks

MAC address control and IP+MAC binding

uRPF

802.1X

Portal authentication and RADIUS authentication

OSPF, RIPv2, BGPv4 pain text and MD5 authentication

Secure network management via SNMPv3 and SSHv2

Broadcast packet suppression

Active/standby data backup

System management

Command line configuration via console/AUX Modem/Tenet/SSH2.0

File uploading and downloading via FTP, TFTP, Xmodem, and SFTP

SNMP V1/V2/V3

RMON and groups 1, 2, 3 and 9

NTP clocks

Network Quality Analyzer (NQA)

Fault alarm and automatic fault recovery

System logs

Temperature

Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)

Storage temperature: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)

Humidity

5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Environmental protection

WEEE and RoHS

Safety

UL 60950-1

CAN/CSA C22.2 No 60950-1

IEC 60950-1

EN 60950-1

AS/NZS 60950-1

FDA 21 CFR Subchapter J

GB 4943.1

EMC

FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) CLASS A

ICES-003 CLASS A

VCCI CISPR 32 CLASS A

CISPR 22 CLASS A

EN 55022 CLASS A

AS/NZS CISPR22 CLASS A

CISPR 32 CLASS A

EN 55032 CLASS A

AS/NZS CISPR32 CLASS A

CISPR 24

EN 55024

EN 61000-3-2

EN 61000-3-3

ETSI EN 300 386

Maximum power consumption

4800 W

9600 W

19200W

Weight (full configuration)

≤ 100 kg

≤ 190 kg

≤ 350 kg

Dimensions (H x W x D)

264 x 440 x 845 mm (6U)

531 x 440 x 845 mm (12U)

931 x 440 x 845 mm (21U)

Ordering Information

Product ID

Product Description

LS-12504X-AF

H3C S12504X-AF Ethernet Switch Host

LS-12508X-AF

H3C S12508X-AF Ethernet Switch Host

LS-12516X-AF

H3C S12516X-AF Ethernet Switch Host

LSXM1SUP04B1

H3C S12504X-AF Supervisor Engine Module

LSXM1SUP04H1

H3C S12504X-AF Supervisor Engine Unit

LSXM1X86SUPE1

H3C S12500X-AF Cloud Supervisor Engine Unit

LSXM1SUPB1

H3C S12500X-AF Supervisor Engine Module

LSXM1SUPH1

H3C S12500X-AF Supervisor Engine Unit

LSXM1SFH04D1

H3C S12504X-AF Fabric Module,Type H(Class D)

LSXM1SFH08C1

Switching Fabric Module For S12508X-AF,Type H(Class C)

LSXM1SFH08D1

H3C S12508X-AF Fabric Module,Type H(Class D)

LSXM1SFH08E1

Switching Fabric Module For S12508X-AF,Type H(Class E)

LSXM2SFH16C1

H3C S12516X-AF Fabric Module,Type H(Class C)

LSXM1SFH16C1

H3C S12516X-AF Fabric Module,Type H(Class C+)

LSXM1SFH16E1

H3C S12516X-AF Fabric Module,Type H(Class E)

LSXM1CGQ18QGHF1

H3C S12500X-AF 18-PORT 100GBASE Ethernet Optical Interface(QSFP28)/36-Port 40GBASE Ethernet Optical Interface Module(QSFP+)(HF)

LSXM1CGQ18QGHB1

H3C S12500X-AF 18-Port 100GBASE (QSFP28)/36-Port 40GBASE Ethernet Optical Interface Module (QSFP+)(HB)

LSXM1TGS24QGMODHB1

H3C S12500X-AF 24-Port 10GBASE Ethernet Optical Interface(SFP+,LC)+4-Port 40GBASE Ethernet Optical Interface Module(QSFP+)(HB),With 1 Expansion Slot

LSXM1CGQ36HB1

H3C S12500X-AF 36-Port 100GBASE Ethernet Optical Interface Module(QSFP28)(HB)

LSXM1QGS36HB1

H3C S12500X-AF 36-Port 40GBASE Ethernet Optical Interface Module(QSFP+)(HB)

LSXM1TGS48HB1

H3C S12500X-AF 48-Port 10GBASE Ethernet Optical Interface Module(SFP+,LC)(HB)

LSXM1QGS48HB1

H3C S12500X-AF 48-Port 40GBASE Ethernet Optical Interface Module(QSFP+)(HB)

LSXM1CGQ48HB1

H3C S12500X-AF 48-Port 100GBASE Ethernet Optical Interface Module(QSFP28)(HB)

LSXM1CGQ6QGHB1

H3C S12500X-AF 6-Port 100GBASE Ethernet Optical Interface(QSFP28)/12-Port 40GBASE Ethernet Optical Interface Module(QSFP+)(HB)

LSXM1TGS48C2HB1

H3C S12500X-AF,48-Port 10G BASE Ethernet Optical Interface(SFP+,LC)+2-Port 100GBASE Ethernet Optical Interface Module(QSFP28)(HB)

LSXM1BFP16A

16 Fabric Blank Filler Panel

LSXM1BFP08A

08 Fabric Blank Filler Panel

LSXM1BFP04A

04 Fabric Blank Filler Panel

LSXM116XFAN

H3C S12516X-AF Ethernet Switch Fan Module

LSXM108XFAN

H3C S12508X-AF Ethernet Switch Fan Module

LSXM104XFAN

H3C S12504X-AF Ethernet Switch Fan Module

LSXM116XFANH

H3C S12516X-AF Ethernet Switch High Speed Fan Module

LSXM108XFANH

H3C S12508X-AF Ethernet Switch High Speed Fan Module

LSXM104XFANH

H3C S12504X-AF Ethernet Switch High Power Fan Module

PSR2400-54A

AC Power Module,2400W

PSR2400-54D

DC Power Module,2400W

PSR3000-54A

3000W AC Power Supply Module

PSR3000-54AHD

3000W AC & 240V-380V HVDC Power Supply

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