H3C S6300 Series Data Center Switches
- S6300-52QF Front View
- S6300-52QF Rear View
- S6300-42QF Front View
- S6300-42QF Rear View
- S6300-48S Front View
- S6300-48S Rear View
- S6300-42QT Front View
- S6300-42QT Rear View
H3C S6300 series are self-developed Data Center switches with high-density 10GE ports. As a part of H3C’s VCF (Virtual Converged Framework), S6300’s innovative architecture simplifies Data Center’s network, provides flexible programmed capability and a rich set of features for Data Center, all packed in the standard 1U with multiple 10GE and 40GE uplink ports. S6300 series is positioned as a high-density 10GE and low-delay TOR “Top of Rack” access switch in the next generation data center and cloud computing network.
Models in S6300 Series:
S6300-52QF: 48*1/10G SFP Plus +4*QSFP+ (each QSFP+ (40G) can be used as 4*10G SFP), Dual power supply slots, Dual fans slots;
S6300-42QF: 40*1/10G SFP Plus +2*QSFP+ (each QSFP+ (40G) can be used as 4*10G SFP), Dual power supply slots, Dual fans slots;
S6300-48S: 48*1/10G SFP Plus, Dual power supply slots, Dual fans slots;
S6300-42QT: 32*1/10G BASE-T+8*1/10G SFP Plus +2*QSFP+ (each QSFP+ (40G) can be used as 4*10G SFP), Dual power supply slots, Dual fans slots;
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.
Dimensions (W × D × H)
Ethernet port for management
10G Base-T port
Rated voltage range: 100V to 240V AC, 50/60Hz Maximum voltage range: 90V to 264V AC, 47/63Hz
Rated voltage range: -40V to -60V DC; Maximum voltage range: -40V to -72V DC
Hot-swappable fan, fan speed adjustable and wind invertible
(in full configuration)
Operating relative humidity
Port Switching Capacity
Store-forward and cut-through
Intelligent Resilient Framework 2 (IRF2)
Distributed device management, distributed link aggregation, distributed resilient routing
Stacking through standard Ethernet port
Local and remote stacking
LACP, BFD and ARP based MAD stacking collision inspection mechanism
10GE port aggregation
40GE port aggregation
static aggregation, dynamic aggregation
Data center features
802.1Qbb PFC, 802.1Qaz ETS, ECN
FCoE Packet Transparent Pass through
T11 standards-compliant FCoE (FC-BB-5)
Fibre Channel forwarding (FCF)
N-Port Virtualization (NPV) technology
N-port identifier virtualization (NPIV)
Fibre Channel ping
TRILL & IRF
MAC address table
Static MAC address
Blackhole MAC address
Can configure maximum number of port MAC address learned
Port-based VLAN (4094 items)
QINQ and Flexible QINQ
DHCP Snooping option82/DHCP Relay option82
Static table entry
Standard proxy ARP and local proxy ARP
Dynamic ARP Inspection
ARP source suppression
ARP Detection function (check according to DHCP Snooping safety entry, 802.1x table entry or IP/MAC static binding table entry)
IPv4, IPv6 Static routing, RIP v1/2 and RIPng
ECMP, VRRP, OSPFv1/v2/v3, BGP
IGMP Snooping v2/v3
IGMP Snooping Fast-leave
IGMP Snooping Group-policy
IPv6 PIM snooping, IPv6 multicast VLAN, IPv6 PIM
Zero-touch configuration based on DHCP Auto-config or CWMP-TR069
Broadcast / Multicast / Unicast storm suppression
Port rate percentage based
STP Root Guard
Root Protection, Loop Protection, Edge Port/BPDU Guard
Committed Access Rate (CAR)
8 output queues per port
Flexible queue scheduling algorithm can be set based on port and queue, support SP, WDRR, WRR, WFQ, SP + WDRR and other models
802.1p and DSCP priority re-marking
L2 (Layer 2) ~ L4 (Layer 4) packet filtering based on source MAC address, destination MAC address, source IP (IPv4/IPv6) address, destination IP (IPv4/IPv6) address, port, protocol, and VLAN Traffic Classification
Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED)
N: 4 port mirroring
Local and remote port mirroring
Hierarchical user management and password protection
ARP packet rate limit, ARP attack protection
Centralized MAC authentication
IP + MAC + port binding
IP Source Guard
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Upgrade via the XModem, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
Management and maintenance
Configuration via CLI, Telnet, and Console port
802.1ag and 802.3ah
SNMPv1/v2c/v3(Simple Network Management Protocol)
H3C Intelligent Management Centre (iMC)
Power, fan and temperature alarms
Debug string output
Telnet remote maintenance
Copy switch files to and from a USB flash drive
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A
ICES-003 CLASS A
VCCI 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
ETSI EN 300 386
CAN/CSA C22.2 No 60950-1
FDA 21 CFR Subchapter J
H3C S6300-52QF L2 Ethernet Switch with 48 XG Ports and 4 QSFP Plus Ports,No Power
H3C S6300-48S L2 Ethernet Switch with 48 XG Ports,No Power
H3C S6300-42QF L2 Ethernet Switch with 40 XG Ports and 2 QSFP Plus Ports,No Power
H3C S6300-42QT L2 Ethernet Switch with 32 XGT Ports,8 XG Ports and 2 QSFP Plus Ports,No Power
650W AC Power Supply Module (only for S6300-42QT )
650W DC Power Supply Module (only for S6300-42QT )
300W AC Power Supply Module (for 52QF/48S/42QF )
300W DC Power Supply Module (for 52QF/48S/42QF )
Fan Module with Port to Power Airflow (only for S6300-42QT )
Fan Module with Power to Port Airflow (only for S6300-42QT )
Fan Module with Power to Port Airflow (for 52QF/48S/42QF )
Fan Module with Port to Power Airflow (for 52QF/48S/42QF )
1000BASE-SX SFP Transceiver, Multi-Mode (850nm, 550m, LC)
1000BASE-LX SFP Transceiver, Single Mode (1310nm, 10km, LC)
1000BASE-LH40 SFP Transceiver, Single Mode (1310nm, 40km, LC)
1000BASE-LH40 SFP Transceiver, Single Mode (1550nm, 40km, LC)
1000BASE-LH80 SFP Transceiver, Single Mode (1550nm, 80km, LC)
40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ Optical Transceiver Module
QSFP+ 40GBASE Optical Transceiver Module (850nm,300m,CSR4,Support 40G to 4*10G)
QSFP+ 40GBASE Optical Transceiver Module (850nm,100m,SR4,Support 40G to 4*10G)
SFP+ Cable 0.65m
SFP+ Cable 1.2m
SFP+ Cable 3m
SFP+ Cable 5m
40G QSFP+ Cable 1m
40G QSFP+ Cable 3m
40G QSFP+ Cable 5m
40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Cable 1m
40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Cable 3m
40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Cable 5m
Data Center License
FCoE, FC, SPB, Trill, EVB require a software license. Only one license is required even if multiple features are installed on the switch.