H3C S12500X-AF Data Center Cloud Core Series Switches

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The H3C S12500X-AF 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), 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 S12500X-AF switch series includes S12504X-AF, 12508X-AF and S12516X-AF, which meet various port density and performance requirements. The S12500X-AF switch series can work with H3C routers, switches, security devices, IMC, and H3Cloud to provide a wide variety solutions

  • Warranty Information

    H3Care CT Foundation Basic 9X5 NBD-Ship Service(1Y)

  • 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 two S12500X-AF 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 - MDC

    MDC virtualizes one S12500X-AF 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

    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 S12500X-AF 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 S12500X-AF 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 S12500X-AF 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 S12500X-AF switch series meets the EU RoHS safety standards.

    The S12500X-AF switch series is designed with front to back air flow, satisfying highly efficient heat dissipation requirements in data center.

    Hardware Specifications

    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

    Maximum power consumption

    4800 W

    9600 W

    19200W

    Weight (full configuration)

    ≤ 100 kg

    ≤ 220.5 lb

    ≤ 190 kg

    ≤ 418.9 lb

    ≤ 350 kg

    ≤ 771.6 lb

    Dimensions (H x W x D)

    264 x 440 x 857 mm (6U)

    10.4 x 17.3 x 33.7 in

    531 x 440 x 857 mm (12U)

    20.9 x 17.3 x 33.7 in

    931 x 440 x 857 mm (21U)

    36.7 x 17.3 x 33.7 in

    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

    Software Specifications

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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