Comparison of Huawei Switches S6730-S24X6Q, S6730-H24X6C and S6730-H48X6C

Huawei CloudEngine S6730-S24X6Q, CloudEngine S6730-H24X6C, and CloudEngine S6730-H48X6C are Huawei’s new-generation fixed and full-featured 10GE switches belonging to Huawei campus switch, but CloudEngine S6730-H24X6C and S6730-H48X6C belong to S6730-H series switch with routing function while S6730-S24X6Q belong to S6730-S series switch. Therefore, in the network application, what is the differences and similarity among them? How to choose a more suitable model? Let’s see the comparison below:


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Switch Series Description

CloudEngine S6730-H Series Switches

Huawei CloudEngine S6730-H series full-featured 10GE routing switches are Huawei’s new generation fixed switches that provide 10GE downlink ports 100GE uplink ports.
CloudEngine S6730-H series switches provide native AC capabilities and can manage 1K APs. They provide a free mobility function to ensure consistent user experience and are Virtual Extensible LAN(VXLAN )capable to implement network virtualization. CloudEngine S6730-H series switches also provide built-in security probes and support abnormal traffic detection, Encrypted Communications Analytics (ECA), and network-wide threat deception. The CloudEngine S6730-H series is ideal for enterprise campuses, carriers, higher education institutions, and governments.

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Figure 1 S6730-H24X6C Twenty-four 10GE SFP+ ports

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Figure 3 S6730-H48X6C Forty-eight 10GE SFP+ ports

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Figure 3 S6730-H24X6C and S6730-H48X6C Six 40GE/100GE QSFP28 optical ports

CloudEngine S6730-S Series Switches

CloudEngine S6730-S series full-featured 10GE switches are Huawei’s new generation fixed switches that provide 10GE downlink ports 40GE uplink ports.

CloudEngine S6730-S can be used to provide high-speed access for 10 Gbit/s access to high-density servers or function as a core/aggregation switch on a campus network to provide 40 Gbit/s rate. In addition, CloudEngine S6730-S provides a wide variety of services, comprehensive security policies, and various QoS features to help customers build scalable, manageable, reliable, and secure campus and data center networks.

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Figure 4 S6730-S24X6Q Twenty-four 10GE SFP+ ports

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Figure 5 S6730-S24X6Q Six 40GE QSFP+ optical ports

Switch Data Comparison

Switch Model CloudEngine S6730-S24X6Q CloudEngine S6730-H24X6C CloudEngine S6730-H48X6C
Fixed ports 24 x 10 Gig SFP+, 6 x 40 Gig QSFP+ 24 x 10 Gig SFP+, 6 x 40/100 Gig QSFP28 48 x 10 Gig SFP+, 6 x 40/100 Gig QSFP28
Type Fixed-port Fixed-port Fixed-port
Switching Capacity /Gbps 960Gbps/2.4Tbps 1.68Tbps/2.4Tbps 2.16Tbps/2.4Tbps
Forwarding Capacity /Mpps 490 490 490
GE Optical Port Density 24 24 48
10GE Optical Port Density 24 24 48
100GE Port Density 0 6 6
Native WLAN AC N Y Y
MAC Capacity 64K 384K 384K
ARP Capacity 64K 140K 140K
IPv4 FIB Capacity 64K 256K 256K
IPv6 FIB Capacity 32K 80K 80K
ACL Rule Capacity 6K 6K 6K
IPv6 ACL Rule Capacity 6K 6K 6K
NetStream/NetFlow 64K 1M 1M
Static Route Y Y Y
RIP Support Y Y Y
802.3bt POE++ 6K 6K 6K
Dimensions (W x D xH) 442 mm x 420 mm x 43.6 mm 442 mm x 420 mm x 43.6 mm 442 mm x 420 mm x 43.6 mm


100GE QSFP28 interfaces support 40GE and 100GE optical module auto-sensing. The default uplink port is 40GE, which needs to be upgraded to 100GE through the license. 

The value before the slash (/) refers to the device’s switching capability, while the value after the slash (/) means the chip’s switching capability.

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From the above all comparisons, we shall know that even if CloudEngine S6730-H24X6C and S6730-H48X6C belong to CloudEngine S6730-H Series switches, S6730-H24X6C has 24 ports with 1.68Tbps/2.4Tbps switching capacity; S6730-H48X6C has 48 ports with higher 2.16Tbps/2.4Tbps switching capacity. Even S6730-S24X6Q and S6730-H24X6C has the same 24 ports, S6730-S24X6Q switching Capacity is 960Gbps/2.4Tbps while S6730-H24X6C switching capacity is 1.68Tbps/2.4Tbps.

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