What’s the role of Huawei S5700 Series in a network? In brief, the S5700 series gigabit enterprise switches (S5700 for short) are next-generation energy-saving switches developed by Huawei to meet the demand for high-bandwidth access and Ethernet multi-service aggregation.
The S5700 is for use in various enterprise network scenarios. For example, it can function as an access or aggregation switch on a campus network, a gigabit access switch in an Internet data center (IDC), or a desktop switch to provide 1000 Mbit/s access for terminals.
Main Features–The Huawei S5700 Series
- Dual power slot
- Intelligent stacking(iStack), supporting a maximum of 9 switches in a stack
- Hardware BFD, hardware Ethernet OAM
- Energy-Efficient Ethernet(EEE)
It is available in a limited version (LI), a standard version (SI), an enhanced version (EI), and an advanced version (HI).
Differences among the Four Series of Huawei S5700
S5700LI vs. S5700SI vs. S5700EI vs. S5700HI…
|IPv4 Routing Protocol||Static route||Static route/RIP||Static route/RIP/OSPF /BGP/ ISIS||Static route/RIP/ OSPF/ BGP/ ISIS|
|IPv6 Routing Protocol||Static route||Static route/RIPng||Static route/RIPng/ OSPFv3/ BGP4+/ ISIS for IPv6||Static route/RIPng/OSPFv3/BGP4+/ ISIS for IPv6|
|Multicast||IGMP snooping/MLD snooping||IGMP Snooping/MLD Snooping||IGMP Snooping/MLD Snooping/IGMP/MLD /MSDP /PIM(IPv4)/ PIM(IPv6)||IGMP Snooping/MLD Snooping/ IGMP/MLD/MSDP/PIM(IPv4) / PIM(IPv6)|
|MPLS||Not supported||Not supported||MPLS LDP/MPLS TE/MPLS VPN
NOTE:Only the S5710-EI supports these functions.
|MPLS LDP/MPLS TE/ MPLS VPN|
|OAM/BFD||Software level||Software level||Software level||S5700HI: Hardware level
S5710HI: Software level
|Traffic analysis||sFlow||Not supported||S5700EI: sFlow
|iStack||Stacking through service ports
NOTE: The S5700-10P-LI-AC, S5700-10P-PWR-LI-AC, S5700-28P-LI-BAT, S5700-28P-LI-24S-BAT and S5700S-LI do not support stacking.
|Stacking through stack cards
NOTE: The S5700-26X-SI-12S-AC does not support stacking.
|S5700EI: stacking through stack cards
S5710EI: stacking through service ports
|S5700HI: stacking through service ports
S5710HI: Not supported
The Huawei S5700 Series Switches in a Campus Network
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