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Huawei Switches VS. Cisco Switches 10GE Aggregation

Huawei Switches VS. Cisco Switches 10GE Aggregation

 

This article will make a comparison between Huawei switches and Cisco switches in terms of 10GE aggregation.

 

Huawei 10GE Aggregation Optical Switches

Huawei has a broad portfolio of next-generation 10GE aggregation optical switches that provide line-rate all-10GE downlink ports and 100GE uplink ports. These feature-rich switches are designed with abundant service features, comprehensive security control policies, and refined QoS, thereby meeting the scalability, reliability, manageability, and security needs of campus and data center networks.

 

Table 1 Huwei 10GE aggregation optical switches

Huawei Switch

S6720-EI Series
S6720-30C-EI-24S
S6720-54C-EI-48S

S6730-H Series
S6730-H24X6C
S6730-H48X6C

S6730-S Series
S6730-S24X6Q

Port quantity

• 24 x 10GE SFP+, 2 x 40GE QSFP+
• 48x 10GE SFP+, 2 x 40GE QSFP+

• 24 x 10GE SFP+, 6 x 40GE/100GE QSFP28
• 48 x 10GE SFP+, 6 x 40GE/100GE QSFP28

• 24 x 10GE SFP+, 6 x 40GE QSFP+

Extended slot

1 extended slot, supporting a 4-port 40GE card, 4-port 10GE card, or 8-port 10GE card

-

-

Switching capacity

2.56 Tbps

1.68 Tbps/2.4 Tbps*
2.16 Tbps/2.4 Tbps*

960 Gbps/2.4 Tbps*

Integrated wireless
access controller (WAC)

N

Y, managing up to 1K APs

N

 

Huawei and Cisco Switch Comparison by Model

Huawei

Cisco

S6720-30C-EI-24S-AC
S6720-30C-EI-24S-DC
S6730-S24X6Q
S6730-H24X6C

C9500-16X
C9500-24Y4C

S6720-54C-EI-48S-AC
S6720-54C-EI-48S-DC
S6730-H48X6C

C9500-40X
C9500-48Y4C

 

Huawei and Cisco Switch Comparison by Feature

Feature

Huawei
S6720-EI Series

Huawei
S6730-H Series

Huawei
S6730-S Series

Cisco
C9500 Series

10GE downlink port density

S6720-30C-EI-24S: 24 x SFP+
S6720-54C-EI-48S: 48 x SFP+

S6730-H24X6C: 24 x SFP+
S6730-H48X6C: 48 x SFP+

S6730-S24X6Q: 24 x SFP+

C9500-40X: 40 x SFP+
C9500-16X: 16 x SFP+
C9500-24Y4C: 24 x SFP28
C9500-48Y4C: 48 x SFP28

Uplink port density

Fixed ports: 2 x QSFP+ Ports
extended using a card: 4 x QSFP+

6 x 40GE QSFP28
(upgraded to 100GE with a license)

6 x 40GE QSFP

C9500-16X: 2 x 40GE QSFP
C9500-40X: 2 x 40GE QSFP
C9500-24Y4C: 4 x QSFP28
C9500-48Y4C: 4 x QSFP28

Switching capacity

2.56 Tbps

S6730-H24X6C*: 1.68 Tbps/2.4 Tbps
S6730-H48X6C: 2.16 Tbps/2.4 Tbps

960 Gbps/2.4 Tbps

C9500-40X: 960 Gbps
C9500-16X: 480 Gbps
C9500-48Y4C: 2 Tbps
C9500-48Y4C: 3.2 Tbps

Dynamic MAC address entries

288K

Default:128K
Max.:384K

64K

C9500-16X & 40X: 64K
C9500-24Y4C & 48Y4C: 82K

ARP entry specifications

96K

Default:140K (shared)
Max.:140K (shared)

64K

C9500-16X & 40X: 80K
C9500-24Y4C & 48Y4C: 90K

Stack members

9

9

9

2 (10GE cannot stack with 25GE, 40GE cannot stack with 100GE)

Integrated WAC

N

Y, managing up to 1K APs

N

Y, support management of 200 APs, need Cisco DNA Advantage/Cisco DNA Premier

 *: The value before the slash (/) refers to the device's switching capability, while the value after the slash (/) means the system's switching capability

 

Huawei Switch Difference

 

 

From above comparison, hope you can have a perfect understanding of Huawei and Cisco switch. If more questions, please contact us at [email protected]