Decode the Huawei S5700 Switches

Cisco users may be familiar with the rules of naming the switch models, such as Cisco 3750-X models, you can know what each Cisco 3750-X model supports.

Huawei switches also have their own naming rules. How to read the code of Huawei Switches? In this article, we will take some examples of Huawei S5700 series to help you know what the naming rules of Huawei switches are.

Like the Cisco 3560-X/3750-X, the popular S5700 have various items to meet users’ needs.

The Huawei S5700 Series has 4 versions: Limited version (LI), Standard version (SI), Enhanced version (EI), and Advanced version (HI).

In the following part we will decode the S5700 switches.

Firstly, look at the figure below:

Do you know what the “ABCDEFGHIJK” stand for?

Identifier Description
A Switch
B 6: 10GE downlink ports

5: GE downlink ports

3: Layer 3 switch with 100M downlink ports

2: Layer 2 switch with 100M downlink ports

C 7: Enterprise series switch
D Product sub-series (such as 00 or 10)
E Resale model

NOTE: If the letter S is not displayed, this model is a non-resale model.

F Maximum number of ports

NOTE: On an S5710-EI switch (such as S5710-28C-EI), this field indicates the number of fixed ports on the switch.

G Uplink port type:

C: The product can use an extended card to provide uplink ports.

X: The product has fixed 10GE uplink ports.

TP: The uplink ports of the product are combo ports comprised of optical and electrical ports.

P: The uplink ports of the product are fixed GE optical ports.

NOTE: If this field is not included, the switch has no uplink port.

H Power over Ethernet (PoE) model

 

NOTE: If this field is not included, the switch does not support PoE.

I Device type

LI: lightweight version

SI: standard version

EI: enhanced version

HI: high-level version, which supports high-performance operation, administration, and maintenance (OAM) and built-in real-time clock (RTC)

J Downlink port type:

24S: 24 downlink SFP optical ports

48CS: 48 downlink compact SFP (CSFP) optical ports

NOTE: If this field is not included, all the downlink ports of the switch are electrical ports.

K Power supply type:

AC: switch using alternating current power supply

DC: switch using direct current power supply

BAT: battery LAN switch

Huawei S5700 Port Numbering Conventions

Physical ports are numbered in the following way:

A single switch uses slot ID/subcard ID/port sequence number to identify physical ports.

  • Slot ID: indicates the slot where the switch is located. The value is 0.
  • Subcard ID: indicates the ID of a subcard.
  • Port sequence number: indicates the sequence number of an port on the switch.

A stacked switch uses Stack ID/subcard ID/port sequence number to identify physical ports.

  • Stack ID: indicates the ID of a stacked switch. The value ranges from 0 to 8.
  • Subcard ID: indicates the ID of a subcard.
  • Port sequence number: indicates the sequence number of an port on the switch.
Huawei S5700 Series Port Numbering Conventions

CSFP Port Numbering Conventions

More Examples:

More Related:

To Read the Codes of Cisco 3750/3750-X Series

Introducing the Main Huawei S5700-EI Models

The Role of Huawei S5700 Series in a Network

Huawei S5700-EI in Network–Sample Deployments

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