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Introduction for Huawei ME60 Cards
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Introduction for Huawei ME60 Cards

Introduction for Huawei ME60 Cards

Huawei ME60 is a range of multiple-service control gateways, also a BRAS ( Broadband Remote Access Server).  It serves as a platform for unified user access and management, and most suitable for industries such as broadcasting, television, and education. Based on a 2T platform, the series boasts the industry’s largest-capacity routing line card (480G) plus a large-capacity NAT service line card (160G), enabling smooth evolution from IPv4 to IPv6. 

ME60 series router includes ME60-X3, X8, X8A, X16 and X16A, with different slots qty, capacity and performance. Also it has  various cards such as control and switching cards SRU SFU, mother card BUSF, service cards BP240 BP100, and NAT cards VSUF160, SP160 etc. This article will briefly introduce the naming rules and specifications comparison of ME60 mainstream cards.

ME60 cards introduction

1, SRU/MPU, main control board of ME60, SRU controls and manages the system and exchanges data.; ME60 provides two SRUs and SRUs work in 1:1 backup mode

2, SFU, switching unit of ME60

3, BSU: broadband service unit

  • BSUF: broadband service unit flexible

BSUF mother card has no service port, it provides slots for its daughter cards (like BP240 BP100) to realize GE 10GE 100G data service, most BSUF cards have two slots.ME60 BSUF

  • BSUI: broadband service unit integrated

Same size as BSUF card, but itself has GE 10GE or 100G service port on the front panel, ports are fixed, less flexible than mother card+ daughter card.

 ME60 BSUI

4, MSU: Multi service unit

It also includes flexible card MSUF and integrated card MSUI

Note: difference between BSU and MSU

BSU card is for access at user side, support user access

MSU card is for network side, does not support user access.

5, VSUF: Versatile service unit, provides NAT, NAT444/DS-Lite and NAT64.

VSUF is a mother card, it supports daughter cards SP80 or SP160

6, VSUI-20-A, IPSec service card, bidirectional 20G capacity

7, SPUC, universal service processing unit C, provides centralized GRE, Netstream, multicast VPN.

ME60 cards naming rules

1, B/MSU X -100 - E

BSU

Broadband service unit

MSU

Multi service unit

X

F: Flexible

I: Integrated

100

100G switching capacity

E

Enhanced, means card supports HQos/DAA

 

2, BP100-E

BP100

Flexible daughter card of 100G Capacity mother card

E

Enhanced, means card supports HQos/DAA

 

3, VSUF-80/160

VSUF

Versatile service unit

80

MAX supports 80G capacity

160

MAX supports 160G capacity

 

4, 240G Flexible broadband service card

ME60 240G

Specification

BSUF-240

MSUF-240

Port type

10GE 100GE

10GE 100GE

BRAS supported

Yes

No

Subscriber supported

Max 64K

-

DAA

Max 32K subscriber

-

Qos queue

512K, 1M (full -E daughter card configured)

-

Application

Network and user side

Network side

 

5, 100G series cards

ME60 100G card

Specification

BSUF-100

MSUF-100

BSUI-100

BSUI-100-E

MSUI-100

Port type

GE 10FE 100GE

GE 10FE 100GE

10GE

10GE

10GE

BRAS supported

yes

no

yes

yes

no

Subscriber supported

MAX 64K

-

MAX 64K

MAX 64K

-

DDA

64K(BP100-E) 32K(BP100)

-

32K

64k

-

Qos queue

768K(BP100-E) 256K(BP100)

-

256K

768k

-

Application

Network and user side

Network side

Network and user side

Network and user side

Network side

 

6, 50G series flexible mother-card

Specification

BSUF-51

MSUF-51

Port type

GE 10GE

GE 10GE

BRAS supported

Yes

No

Subscriber supported

Max 32K

-

DAA

Max 32K

-

Qos queue

768K (BP51-E) 256K(BP51)

-

Application

Network and user side

Network side

 

7, 50G series integrated card

Specification

BSUI-51

BSUI-51-E

MSUI-51

Port type

GE 10GE

GE 10GE

10GE

BRAS supported

yes

yes

no

Subscriber supported

MAX 32K

MAX 32K

-

DDA

32K

32k

-

Qos queue

256K

768K

-

Application

Network and user side

Network and user side

user side

 

ME60 is also related with some license, such as NAT card VSUF, is has NAT session license and capacity license. You can choose license according to your actual network, if you have any questions about ME60 cards or license or configuration, you can contact [email protected]