H3C S681X Series Data Center Switches

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H3C S6812/S6813 high-density intelligent switch series is developed for data centers and cloud computing networks. It provides powerful hardware forwarding capacity and abundant data center features. The switch supports modular power modules and fan trays. By using different fan trays, the switch can provide field changeable airflows.

The switch is perfectly matched for high density 10GE, it can also operate as a TOR access switch on an overlay or integrated network.

The S6812/S6813 switch series has four models:

S6812-24X6C: The switch provides 24 × 10G SFP Plus ports, 6 × 100G QSFP28 ports

S6812-48X6C: The switch provides 48 × 10G SFP Plus ports, 6 × 100G QSFP28 ports

S6813-24X6C: The switch provides 24 × 10G SFP Plus ports, 6 × 100G QSFP28 ports

S6813-48X6C: The switch provides 48 × 10G SFP Plus ports, 6 × 100G QSFP28 ports

Flexible Port Combinations

With the rapid growth of data center virtualization deployment, commercial deployment of 10 Gigabit servers and high-bandwidth applications, there are more and more demands for 100GE, 40GE, and 10 Gigabit networks. H3C S6813-48X6C and S6812-48X6C can support 48 10G ports and 6 100GE QSFP28 ports. S6813-24X6C and S6812-24X6C can support 24 10G ports and 6 100GE QSFP28 ports.

IRF2 (Second Generation Intelligent Resilience Architecture)

Facing the application requirements of the unified switching architecture of the data center, the series switches support the IRF2 technology, which virtualizes multiple devices into one logical.

The equipment has strong advantages in scalability, reliability, distributed and availability.

IRF2 not only can achieve a long-distance intelligent elastic architecture within a rack, across racks, and even across regions.

Abundant Data Center Features

The switch supports abundant data center features, including:

· H3C S681X series switches supports VXLAN (Virtual Extensible LAN), which provides two major benefits, higher scalability of Layer 2 segmentation and better utilization of available network paths.

· H3C S681X series switches supports MP-BGP EVPN (Multiprotocol Border Gateway Protocol Ethernet Virtual Private Network) which can run as VXLAN control plane to simplify VXLAN configuration.

· H3C S681X series switches support Priority-based Flow Control (PFC), Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) and Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBX). These features ensure low latency and zero packet loss for FC storage, RDMA applications and high-speed computing services.

H3C Distributed Resilient Network Interconnection (DRNI)

H3C S681X series switches support DRNI(M-LAG), which enables links of multiple switches to aggregate into one to implement device-level link backup. DRNI is applicable to servers dual-homed to a pair of access devices for node redundancy.

Streamlined topology: DRNI simplifies the network topology and spanning tree configuration by virtualizing two physical devices into one logical device.

Independent upgrading: The DR member devices can be upgraded independently one by one to minimize the impact on traffic forwarding.

High availability: The DR system uses a keepalive link to detect multi-active collision to ensure that only one member device forwards traffic after a DR system splits.

Flexible programmability

The switch uses industry-leading programmable switching chips that allow users to define the forwarding logic as needed.

Users can develop new features that meet the evolving trend of their networks through simple software updates.

RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet)

Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) directly transmits the user application data to the storage space of the servers, and uses the network to fast transmit the data from the local system to the storage of the remote system. RDMA eliminates multiple data copying and context switching operations during the transmission process, and reduces the CPU load.

RoCE supports RDMA on standard Ethernet infrastructures. H3C S681X series switches support RoCE and can be used to build a lossless Ethernet network to ensure zero packet loss.

RoCE include the following key features,include PFC(Priority based Flow Control), ECN(Explicit Congestion Notification), DCBX(Data Center Bridging Capability Exchange Protocol), ETS(Enhanced Transmission Selection).

Powerful SDN capacity

H3C S681X series switches adopt the next-generation chip with more flexible Openflow FlowTable, more resources and accurate ACL matching, which greatly improves the software-defined network (SDN) capabilities and meet the demand of data center SDN network.

H3C S6813 series switches can interconnect with H3C SeerEngine-DC Controller through standard protocols such as OVSDB, Netconf and SNMP to implement network automatic deployment and configuration.

Comprehensive security control policies

H3C S681X series switches 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 S681X series switches supports enhanced ACL control logic, which enables 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. S681X series switches can also take advantage of Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (Unicast RFP). When the device receives a packet, it will perform the reverse check to verify the source address from which the packets are supposedly originated, and will drop the packet if such path doesn’t exist. This can effectively prevent the source address spoofing in the network.

Flexible choice of airflow

To cope with data center cooling aisle design, the H3C S681X series switches comes with flexible airflow design, which features bi-cooling aisles in the front and back. Users may also choose the direction of airflow (from front to back or vice versa) by selecting a different fan tray.

Excellent manageability

The switch improves system management through the following ways:

· Provides multiple management interfaces, including the serial console port, mini USB console port, USB port, two out-of-band management ports, and two SFP ports. The SFP ports can be used as in-band management port through which encapsulated sampling packets are sent to the controller or other management devices for deep analysis.

· Supports multiple access methods, including SNMPv1/v2c/v3, Telnet, SSH 2.0, SSL, and FTP.

· Supports standard NETCONF APIs that allow users to configure and manage the switch, enhancing the compatibility with third-party applications.

Hardware Specification

Item

S6812-24X6C

S6812-48X6C

S6813-24X6C

S6813-48X6C

Dimensions (H × W × D)

440×360×43.6mm

440×360×43.6 mm

440×360×43.6 mm

440×360×43.6 mm

Weight

≤ 5.5 kg (12.13 lb)

≤ 6 kg (13.23 lb)

≤ 6 kg (13.23 lb)

≤ 6.5 kg (14.34 lb)

Serial console port

1

1

1

1

Out-of-band management port

1

1

1

1

SFP+ port

24

48

24

48

QSFP28 port

6

6

6

6

CPU

2000MHz@4Core

Flash/ SDRAM

1GB/4GB

Latency

<1μs

Switching capacity

1680G

2160G

1680G

2160G

Forwarding capacity

600M

600M

705M

1050M

Buffer

10M

10M

12M

12M

AC-input voltage

90v AC to 264v AC

Power module slot

2

2

2

2

Fan tray slot

3 Hot-swappable fans, fan speed adjustable and wind invertible

Air flow direction

Front to rear or rear to front

Air flow direction

Front to rear or rear to front

Air flow direction

Static power consumption

Single AC:29W

Dual AC:35W

Single AC:29W

Dual AC:36W

Single AC:38W

Dual AC:46W

Single AC:36W

Dual AC:44W

Typical power

consumption

Single AC:131W

Dual AC:134W

Single AC:163W

Dual AC:162W

Single AC:143W

Dual AC:145W

Single AC:77W

Dual AC:176W

Maximum heat

consumption

(BTU/hour)

Single AC:447

Dual AC:457

Single AC:556

Dual AC:553

Single AC:488

Dual AC:495

Single AC:263

Dual AC:601

MTBF(day)

63.4

60.8

63.4

60.8

MTTR(hour)

1

1

1

1

Operating temperature

0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)

Operating humidity (noncondensing)

5% to 95%

Software Specification

Item

Feature description

Device Virtualization

IRF2.0

M-LAG(DRNI)

S-MLAG

Network Virtualization

BGP-EVPN

VxLAN

EVPN ES

VxLAN

L2 VxLAN gateway

L3 VxLAN gateway

Distributed VxLAN gateway

Centralized VxLAN gateway

EVPN VxLAN

manual configured VxLAN

IPv4 VxLAN tunnel

IPv6 VxLAN tunnel

SDN

H3C SeerEngine-DC(exclude S6812)

Lossless network

PFC and ECN

DCBX

RDMA and ROCE

ECN overlay

Programmability

Openflow1.3

Netconf

Ansible

Python//TCL/Restful API to realize DevOps automated operation and maintenance

Openflow1.3

Traffic analysis

Sflow

VLAN

Port-based VLANs

Mac-based VLAN ,Subnet-based VLAN and Protocol VLAN

VLAN mapping

QinQ

MVRP(Multiple VLAN Registration Protocol)

Super VLAN

PVLAN

MAC address

Dynamic learning and aging of mac address entries

Dynamic,static and blackhole entries

Mac address limiting on ports

IPv4 routing

RIP(Routing Information Protocol) v1/2

OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) v1/v2

ISIS(Intermediate System to Intermediate system)

BGP (Border Gateway Protocol)

Routing policy

VRRP

PBR

IPv6 routing

RIPng

OSPFv3

IPv6 ISIS

BGP4+

Routing policy

VRRP

PBR

MPLS/VPLS

Support L3 MPLS VPN

Support L2 VPN: VLL (Martini, Kompella)

Support VPLS, VLL

Support P/PE function

Support LDP protocol

Support MCE

Support MPLS OAM

Multicast

IGMP snooping

MLD snooping

IPv4 and IPv6 multicast VLAN

IPv4 and IPv6 PIM snooping

IGMP and MLD

PIM and IPv6 PIM

MSDP

QOS

Flexible queue scheduling algorithms based on port and queue, including strict priority (SP), Weighted Deficit Round Robin (WDRR), Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ), SP + WDRR, and SP + WFQ.

Traffic shaping

Packet filtering at L2 (Layer 2) through L4 (Layer 4); flow classification based on source MAC address, destination MAC address, source IP (IPv4/IPv6) address, destination IP (IPv4/IPv6) address, port, protocol, and VLAN to apply qos policy,including mirroring,redirection,priority remark etc.

Committed access rate (CAR)

Account by packet and byte

COPP

Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED) and tail drop

Flexible queue scheduling algorithms based on port and queue, including strict priority (SP), Weighted Deficit Round Robin (WDRR), Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ), SP + WDRR, and SP + WFQ.

Traffic shaping

Reliability

LACP

STP/RSTP/MSTP protocol, PVST compatible

STP Root Guard and BPDU Guard

RRPP and ERPS

Ethernet OAM

Smartlink

DLDP

BFD for OSPF/OSPFv3, BGP/BGP4, IS-IS/IS-ISv6, PIM/IPM for IPv6 and Static route

VRRP and VRRPE

Telemetry

gRPC

ERSPAN

iNQA

Packet Capture

Configuration and maintenance

Console telnet and SSH terminals

SNMPv1/v2/v3

ZTP

System log

File upload and download via FTP/TFTP

BootRom update and remote update

NQA

ping,tracert

VxLAN ping and VxLAN tracert

NTP

PTP(1588v2)

GIR Graceful Insertion and Removal

Security and management

Micro-Segmentation

Hierarchical management and password protection of users

Authentication methods,including AAA,RADIUS and HWTACACS

Support DDos, ARP attack and ICMP attack function

IP-MAC-port binding and IP Source Guard

SSH 2.0

HTTPS

SSL

PKI

Boot ROM access control (password recovery)

RMON

EMC

FCC Part 15 Subpart B CLASS A

ICES-003 CLASS A

VCCI 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

GB/T 9254

YD/T 993

IEEE Standard

802.3x/802.3ad/802.3AH/802.1P/802.1Q/802.1X/802.1D/802.1w/802.1s/802.1AG

802.1x/802.1Qbb/802.1az/802.1Qaz

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

Performance and scalability

Item

Description

S6812

S6813

Virtualization

IRF2.0 stack

9

9

M-LAG device number

2

2

ED group

8

8

ACL

max number of ingress ACLs

2K

4K

max number of ingress Car

up to 1K

up to 1K

max number of ingress Counter

up to 1K

up to 1K

max number of egress ACLs

256

512

max number of egress Car

up to 256

up to 512

max number of egress Counter

up to 256

up to 512

Forwarding table

Jumbo frame length(byte)

10000

10000

Mirroring group

7

7

PBR policy

50

50

PBR node

64

64

max number of MACs per switch

128K

256K

max number of ARP entries IPv4

up to 64K - 1

128K – 1

max ND table size for IPv6

up to 42K

up to 85K

max number of unicast routes IPv4

up to 64K

128K

max number of unicast routes IPv6

up to 32K

64K

IPv4 l2 multicast group

4000

4000

IPv4 l3 multicast group

4000

4000

IPv4 multicast routing

4000

4000

IPv6 l2 multicast group

2000

2000

IPv6 l3 multicast group

2000

2000

IPv6 multicast routing

2000

2000

LAGG group

128

128

LAGG member per group

32

32

ECMP group

up to 512

up to 512

ECMP member per group

2-128

2-128

VRF

1023

1023

Interface

Loopback interface number

128

128

L3 sub interface number

500

500

SVI interface number

1K

1K

VxLAN AC number

2K

4K

VxLAN VSI number

1K

2K

VxLAN tunnel number

896

1K

VSI interface number

512

512

IPv4 tunnel number

240

480

IPv6 tunnel number

240

480

VLAN number

4094

4094

Performance

RIB

64K

64K

MSTP instance

64

64

PVST instance

128

128

PVST logical port number

1000

1000

VRRP VRID

255

255

VRRP group

256

256

NQA group

32

32

Static table

static mac-address

1K

1K

static multicast mac-address

128

128

static ARP

2K

2K

static ND

2K

2K

static IPv4 routing table

4K

4K

static IPv6 routing table

4K

4K

The typical data center application is an EVPN-VxLAN design, S12500G-AF or S12500X-AF switches work as spine or spine/border, S68XX series work as leaf and border or ED. From this design, the users can get a non-blocking large L2 system.

PID

Description

LS-6812-24X6C

H3C S6812-24X6C L3 Ethernet Switch with 24 SFP Plus Ports and 6 QSFP28 Ports,Without Power Supplies

LS-6813-24X6C

H3C S6813-24X6C L3 Ethernet Switch with 24 SFP Plus Ports and 6 QSFP28 Ports,Without Power Supplies

LS-6812-48X6C

H3C S6812-48X6C L3 Ethernet Switch with 48 SFP Plus Ports and 6 QSFP28 Ports,Without Power Supplies

LS-6813-48X6C

H3C S6813-48X6C L3 Ethernet Switch with 48 SFP Plus Ports and 6 QSFP28 Ports,Without Power Supplies

Power

 

PSR180-12A-B

180W Asset-Manageable AC Power Supply(Port to Power Airflow)

PSR180-12A-F

180W Asset-Manageable AC Power Supply(Power to Port Airflow)

Fan

 

LSPM1FANSA-SN

H3C Fan Module with Power to Port Airflow

LSPM1FANSB-SN

H3C Fan Module with Port to Power Airflow

Transceiver

 

SFP-GE-LH80-SM1550

1000BASE-LH80 SFP Transceiver, Single Mode (1550nm, 80km, LC)

SFP-GE-LX-SM1310-A

1000BASE-LX SFP Transceiver, Single Mode (1310nm, 10km, LC)

SFP-GE-LH40-SM1310

1000BASE-LH40 SFP Transceiver, Single Mode (1310nm, 40km, LC)

SFP-GE-LH100-SM1550

1000BASE-LH100 SFP Transceiver, Single Mode (1550nm, 100km, LC)

SFP-GE-LH40-SM1550

1000BASE-LH40 SFP Transceiver, Single Mode (1550nm, 40km, LC)

SFP-GE-SX-MM850-A

1000BASE-SX SFP Transceiver, Multi-Mode (850nm, 550m, LC)

SFP-GE-LX-SM1310-BIDI

1000BASE-LX BIDI SFP Transceiver, Single Mode (TX1310/RX1490, 10km, LC)

SFP-GE-LX-SM1490-BIDI

1000BASE-LX BIDI SFP Transceiver, Single Mode (TX1490/RX1310, 10km, LC)

SFP-GE-T

SFP GE Copper Interface Transceiver Module (100m,RJ45)

SFP-XG-LX-SM1310

SFP+ Module(1310nm,10km,LC)

SFP-XG-LH40-SM1550

SFP+ Module(1550nm,40km,LC)

SFP-XG-LH80-SM1550

SFP+ Module(1550nm,80km,LC)

SFP-XG-SX-MM850-E

SFP+ Module(850nm,300m,LC)

SFP-XG-LX-SM1310-E

SFP+ Module(1310nm,10km,LC)

SFP-XG-SX-MM850-A

SFP+ Module(850nm,300m,LC)

QSFP-100G-LR4-WDM1300

100G QSFP28 Optical Transceiver Module(1310nm,10km,LR4,WDM,LC)

QSFP-100G-LR4L-WDM1300

100G QSFP28 Optical Transceiver Module (1310nm,2km,LR4L,CWDM4,LC)

QSFP-100G-ER4L-WDM1300

100G QSFP28 Optical Transceiver Module (1310nm,40km,ER4L,WDM,LC)

QSFP-100G-PSM4-SM1310

100G QSFP28 Optical Transceiver Module (1310nm,500m,PSM4,MPO/APC)

QSFP-100G-SR4-MM850

100G QSFP28 Optical Transceiver Module (850nm,100m OM4,SR4,MPO)

Transceiver

QSFP-40G-LR4-WDM1300

QSFP+ 40GBASE Optical Transceiver Module (1310nm,10km,LR4,LC)

QSFP-40G-ER4-WDM1300

QSFP+ 40GBASE Optical Transceiver Module (1310nm,40km,ER4,LC)

QSFP-40G-SR4-MM850

QSFP+ 40GBASE Optical Transceiver Module (850nm,100m,SR4,Support 40G to 4*10G)

QSFP-40G-CSR4-MM850

QSFP+ 40GBASE Optical Transceiver Module (850nm,300m,CSR4,Support 40G to 4*10G)

Cable

 

SFP-XG-D-AOC-10M

SFP+ to SFP+ 10m Active Optical Cable

SFP-XG-D-AOC-20M

SFP+ to SFP+ 20m Active Optical Cable

SFP-XG-D-AOC-7M

SFP+ to SFP+ 7m Active Optical Cable

LSWM1STK

SFP+ Cable 0.65m

LSWM2STK

SFP+ Cable 1.2m

LSWM3STK

SFP+ Cable 3m

LSTM1STK

SFP+ Cable 5m

QSFP-100G-D-AOC-10M

100G QSFP28 to 100G QSFP28 10m Active Optical Cable

QSFP-100G-D-CAB-1M

100G QSFP28 to 100G QSFP28 1m Passive Cable

QSFP-100G-D-AOC-20M

100G QSFP28 to 100G QSFP28 20m Active Optical Cable

QSFP-100G-D-CAB-3M

100G QSFP28 to 100G QSFP28 3m Passive Cable

QSFP-100G-D-CAB-5M

100G QSFP28 to 100G QSFP28 5m Passive Cable

QSFP-100G-D-AOC-7M

100G QSFP28 to 100G QSFP28 7m Active Optical Cable

LSWM1QSTK0

40G QSFP+ Cable 1m

LSWM1QSTK1

40G QSFP+ Cable 3m

LSWM1QSTK2

40G QSFP+ Cable 5m

QSFP-40G-D-AOC-10M

40G QSFP+ to 40G QSFP+ 10m Active Optical Cable

QSFP-40G-D-AOC-20M

40G QSFP+ to 40G QSFP+ 20m Active Optical Cable

QSFP-40G-D-AOC-7M

40G QSFP+ to 40G QSFP+ 7m Active Optical Cable

LSWM1QSTK3

40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Cable 1m

LSWM1QSTK4

40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Cable 3m

LSWM1QSTK5

40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Cable 5m

SFP-STACK-Kit

SFP Stacking Cable (150cm,including two 1000BASE-T SFP module and one stacking cable)

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