High-Density 10GE Ports
As client side network bandwidth grows, 10GE adapters are increasingly common in servers, switches have to deliver a higher forwarding performance and provide more 10GE expansion space. S6300-52QF features 48 SFP+ optical ports and 4*40G QSFP ports, S6300-42QF features 40 SFP+ optical ports, and 2*40G QSFP ports, S6300-48S features 48 SFP+ optical ports and S6300-42QT features 32 10G Base-T ports, 8 SFP+ optical ports and 2*40G QSFP ports. Each 40G QSFP port can run as a single 40G port or 4 10GE ports with conversion cables.
Intelligent Resilient Framework 2 (IRF2)
S6300 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 Forty Gigabit Ethernet (40GE) or Ten Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) ports which allocates bandwidth for business and application access and reasonably splits local traffic and upstream traffic. IRF2 rules can not only be obeyed within and across the rack, but also across the LAN.
Data Center-Oriented Features
S6300 series adopts the modular dual power supply and dual fans design, both supporting hot plug-in and pull-out. With the modular software platform, the software function modules can be added and deleted flexibly according to requirements. Through exquisite physical structure and software process optimization, the end-to-end packet processing latency is greatly reduced, which is on 10GE/40GE ports less than 1us, 20% less than average in the industry.
S6300 series supports EVB (Edge Virtual Bridging) and uploads data traffic generated on VMs (Virtual Machines) to switches connected with servers for processing via VEPA (Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregation), not only forward traffic between VMs, but solve problems of connection and management boundary between VMs and network.
FCoE technology leverages Ethernet packet to carry FC traffic, so that FC SAN can share the same network with Ethernet LAN to solve coexistence problems of different types of networks. S6300 switch series supports full FCoE and FC protocol stack.
TRILL (Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links) is an innovative technology that changes the traditional way to build data center networks. It introduces benefits of layer 3 routing technology, such as stable, scalable and high performance into layer 2 switching network (traditional limited performances and network scenario) to make Layer 2 network more flexible, extensible, and high-performance. It is an ideal choice for S6300 switch series with TRILL to build a large scale, high-performance, and extensible cloud Data Center networks that which supports VMs dynamic migration.
SDN (Software Defined Network) is an innovative network framework that simplifies network management and reduces maintenance complexity with the core technology of OpenFlow which separates control plane from forwarding layer. It also controls traffic flexibly and provide a well-defined network platform for core network application and innovation.
S6300 switch series supports DCB (Data Center Bridging), ISSU (In-service Software Upgrade), OAM (Operations, Administration and Maintenance) and Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE). It fully satisfies Data Center’s requirements of high performance, easy management and green energy saving.
Flexible Choice of Airflow
To cope with data center cooling aisle design, H3C S6300 series comes with flexible airflow design, which features bi-cooling aisles in front and back. Users may also choose the direction of airflow (from front to back or vice versa) by selecting a different fan tray.
Outstanding Security Control Policies
H3C S6300 series supports AAA, RADIUS and user account based authentication, IP, MAC, VLAN, port-based user identification, dynamic and static binding; when working with the H3C iMC platform, it can conduct real time management, instant diagnosis and crackdown on illicit network behavior.
H3C S6300 series supports enhanced ACL control logic, which supports an enormous amount of in-port and out-port ACL, and delegate VLAN based ACL. This simplifies user deployment process and avoids ACL resource wastage.
H3C S6300 series provides multiple reliability functions at both box and link levels, with over current, overvoltage, and overheat protection.
All models have a redundant pluggable power module, which enables flexible configuration of AC or DC power modules based on actual needs. The entire switch supports fault detection and alarm for power supply and fan, allowing fan speed to change to suit different ambient temperatures.
H3C S6300 series supports rich management interfaces, including console, out of band management and USB Management protocols such as SNMPv1/v2/v3, iMC Intelligent Management Center) also supported. The network administrator may activate control through CLI, Web interface and TELNET which gives maximum flexibility in accessing and managing the device. SSH2.0 and SSL encryption can also be used to protect the management session.