H3C S5170-EI Series Intelligent Gigabit Access Switches
The H3C S5170-EI switch adopts the industry-leading ASIC technology to develop a new generation of high-performance, high-port density, high-security and easy-to-install intelligent network-managed Gigabit Ethernet switches that support IPv4/IPV6 dual-stack management and forwarding. It supports static routing protocols and routing protocols such as RIP and OSPF and supports rich management and security features.
H3C S5170-EI products are mainly positioned at the access layer and aggregation layer of enterprises and campuses, meet high-density Gigabit access, fixed 10 Gigabit uplink ports, support PoE+, and build high-performance end-to-end IP networks together with other H3C products solution.
H3C S5170-EI series Ethernet switch includes the following models:
5170-28S-EI: 24x10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet ports, 4x10G BASE-X SFP+ ports.
5170-54S-EI: 48x10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet ports, 6x10G BASE-X SFP+ ports.
5170-54S-PWR-EI: 48x10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet ports (PoE+), 6x10G BASE-X SFP+ ports.
5170-28S-HPWR-EI: 24x10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet ports (PoE+), 4x10G BASE-X SFP+ ports.
Intelligent Resilient Framework 2 (IRF2)
H3C S5170-EI switch series is pre-built with Intelligent Resilient Framework 2 (IRF2). IRF2 provides the following benefit:
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
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 not only able to obeyed within and across the rack, but also across the LAN.
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 S5170-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 S5170-EI switch series support single-port multi-authentication unified deployment.
The S5170-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 S5170-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 S5170-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.
The S5170-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.
Apart from device level redundancy, The S5170-EI series switch also provides diverse link redundancy support such as LACP/STP/RSTP/MSTP/Smart Link protocols. It supports IRF2 and 1: N redundancy backup as well as cross-device link aggregation which substantially increases network reliability.
The S5170-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 S5170-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.
Professional Anti-lightning function
The S5170-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.
H3C S5170-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.
The S5170-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 S5170-EI switch series is also compliant with material environmental protection and the EU RoHS safety standard.
Port Switching capacity
Dual Core, 1GHz
(W × D × H)
Maximum Stacking bandwidth
Maximum stacking num
Max voltage range: 90V~ 264V AC, 47~63HZ
460W(including 370w PoE)
470W(including 370w PoE)
Operating & storage
S5170-EI switch series
GE/10GE port aggregation
Broadcast/Multicast/Unicast storm suppression
Storm suppression based on port bandwidth percentage
Storm suppression based on PPS
Storm suppression based on BPS
Broadcast traffic/Multicast traffic/Unknown unicast traffic suppression
Distributed device management, distributed link aggregation, and distributed resilient routing
Stacking through standard Ethernet interfaces
Local device stacking and remote device stacking
MAC address table
32K MAC address entries
Static MAC address
Blackhole MAC address
Port-based VLAN (up to 4094 VLANs)
QinQ and selective QinQ
DHCP Snooping option82
6K IPv4 routing table
RIPv1/v2 and RIPng
OSPFv1/v2 and OSPFv3
IGMP Snooping V2/V3
Layer 2 ring network protocol
G.8032 ERPS (Ethernet Ring Protection Switching)
Packet filtering at Layer 2 through layer 4 Traffic classification based on source MAC addresses, destination MAC addresses, source IPv4/IPv6 addresses,
Time range-based ACL
Port rate limit (receiving and transmitting)
Committed access rate (CAR)
Eight output queues on each port
Flexible queue scheduling algorithms based on ports and queues, including SP, WRR and SP+WRR
802.1p DSCP remarking
Hierarchical user management and password protection
AAA authentication support
802.1X authentication, centralized MAC authentication
IP Source Guard
Loading and upgrading through XModem/FTP/TFTP
Configuration through CLI, Telnet, and console port
SNMPv1/v2/v3 and Web-based NMS
Remote monitoring (RMON ) alarm, event, and history recording
System log, alarming based on severities, and output of debugging information
Virtual cable test (VCT)
Device link detection protocol (DLDP)
FCC Part 15 Subpart B CLASS A
ICES-003 CLASS A
VCCI-CISPR 32 CLASS A
EN 55032 CLASS
AS/NZS CISPR32 CLASS A
ETSI EN 300 386
CAN/CSA C22.2 No 60950-1
FDA 21 CFR Subchapter J
H3C S5170-28S-EI L2 Ethernet Switch with 24*10/100/1000BASE-T Ports and 4*1G/10G BASE-X SFP Plus Ports,(AC)
H3C S5170-54S-EI L2 Ethernet Switch with 48*10/100/1000BASE-T Ports and 6*1G/10G BASE-X SFP Plus Ports,(AC)
H3C S5170-54S-PWR-EI L2 Ethernet Switch with 48*10/100/1000BASE-T Ports and 6*1G/10G BASE-X SFP Plus Ports,(AC),POE+
H3C S5170-28S-HPWR-EI L2 Ethernet Switch with 24*10/100/1000BASE-T Ports and 4*1G/10G BASE-X SFP Plus Ports,(AC),POE+
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)
1000BASE-LH100 SFP Transceiver, Single Mode (1550nm, 100km, LC)
SFP+ Cable 0.65m
SFP+ Cable 1.2m
SFP+ Cable 3m
SFP+ Cable 5m