Huawei S5700 series provides various sub series for campus and datacenter network needs.
(1) The S5700-LI Series supports downlink CSFP ports, providing 2 Gbit/s bi-directional bandwidths.
(2) The S5700-SI Series, act as an access device on a large-sized or medium-sized enterprise network or an aggregation device on a small-sized campus network.
(3) The S5700-EI Series provides Gigabit downstream ports and 10 Gbit/s upstream service ports configurable for different port densities.
(4) The S5700-HI Series offers 40 Gbit/s upstream ports configurable to 10 Gbit/s for flexible networking.
(5) The S5720-LI Series provides flexible GE access ports and 10 GE uplink ports.
(6) The S5720-SI Series can deliver 336 Gbit/s switching capacity.
(7) The S5720-EI Series can deliver 598 Gbit/s switching capacity.
(8) The S5720-HI Series can deliver up to 192 Mpps forwarding performance.
(9) The S5730-SI Series can provide 40 GE uplink ports with an interface card.
(10) The S5730-HI Series can provide fixed full gigabit access and 10 GE uplink interfaces as well as one or two slots for uplink interface extension.
If you have read the official overview of Huawei CloudEngine 5735, you will find this series also provide two platforms, the S5735-S and the S5735-L.
So, in today’s post, I’d like to compare these two series.
1.Overview of Huawei CloudEngine S5735-S Series Switches
Huawei CloudEngine S5735-S is a series of standard gigabit access switches. This series provides 24–48 flexible all-GE downlink ports and four fixed 10 GE uplink ports. This series also provides PoE switches.
Huawei S5735-S switches are designed for enterprise campus network access and aggregation, data center access. Built on next-generation, high-performance hardware and with the Huawei Versatile Routing Platform (VRP), CloudEngine S5735-S switches boast advanced features, such as enhanced Layer 3 functionality, simplified O&M, flexible Ethernet networking, and mature IPv6 capabilities.
Huawei CloudEngine S5735-S provide 6 models, let’s view their specifications.
|Forwarding Performance||96 Mpps||96 Mpps||108 Mpps|
|Switching Capacity||128 Gbps/336 Gbps||128 Gbps/336 Gbps||144 Gbps/432 Gbps|
|Fixed Ports||24 x 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, 4 x 10 GE SFP+ ports||24 x 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, 4 x 10 GE SFP+ ports||24 x GE SFP ports, 8 x 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, 4 x 10 GE SFP+ ports|
|PoE+||Not supported||Supported||Not supported|
|Forwarding Performance||132 Mpps||132 Mpps||132 Mpps|
|Switching Capacity||176 Gbps/432 Gbps||176 Gbps/432 Gbps||176 Gbps/432 Gbps|
|Fixed Ports||48 x 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, 4 x 10 GE SFP+ ports||48 x 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, 4 x 10 GE SFP+ ports||48 x GE SFP ports, 4 x 10 GE SFP+ ports|
|PoE+||Not supported||Supported||Not supported|
2. Overview of Huawei CloudEngine S5735-L Series Switches
Huawei CloudEngine S5735-L is a series of simplified gigabit access switches. They provide 12–48 flexible all-GE downlink ports and four fixed GE or 10 GE uplink ports.
CloudEngine S5735-L series switches are designed for enterprise campus network access and gigabit to the desktop. Built on next-generation, high-performance hardware and powered by Huawei’s Versatile Routing Platform (VRP), CloudEngine S5735-L switches feature flexible Ethernet networking, diversified security control, and support for multiple Layer 3 routing protocols — providing higher performance and more powerful service processing capabilities for networks.
Huawei CloudEngine S5735-L provide 10 models, let’s view their specifications.
|Forwarding Performance||24 Mpps||42 Mpps||96 Mpps|
|Switching Capacity2||32 Gbit/s/336 Gbit/s||56 Gbit/s/336 Gbit/s||128 Gbit/s/336 Gbit/s|
|Fixed Ports||12 x 10/100/1000Base-T ports, 4 x GE SFP ports||24 x 10/100/1000Base-T ports, 4 x GE SFP ports||24 x 10/100/1000Base-T ports, 4 x 10 GE SFP+ ports|
|Forwarding Performance||78 Mpps||132 Mpps||108 Mpps|
|Switching Capacity2||104 Gbit/s/432 Gbit/s||176 Gbit/s/432 Gbit/s||144 Gbit/s/432 Gbit/s|
|Fixed Ports||48 x 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, 4 x GE SFP ports||48 x 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, 4 x 10 GE SFP+ ports||24 x GE SFP ports, 8 x 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, 4 x 10 GE SFP+ ports|
|PoE+||CloudEngine S5735-L12P4S-A: Supported
CloudEngine S5735-L24P4S-A: Supported
CloudEngine S5735-L24P4X-A: Supported
CloudEngine S5735-L48P4X-A: Supported
Other: Not supported
As two sub series of Huawei S5735 switches, S5735-L and S5735-S provides similar features. There only a few differences. Let’s compare.
3.Huawei CloudEngine S5735-L vs. Huawei CloudEngine S5735-S
|Scenarios||Enterprise campus network access,
Gigabit to the desktop
|Enterprise campus network access and aggregation,
Data center access
|Ports||24–48 flexible all-GE downlink ports and four fixed 10 GE uplink ports||12–48 flexible all-GE downlink ports and four fixed GE or 10 GE uplink ports|
|Layer 3 routing protocols||Supported||Supported|
|Forwarding Performance||24 Mpps – 132 Mpps||96 Mpps – 132 Mpps|
|Switching Capacity1||32 Gbit/s/336 Gbit/s
56 Gbit/s/336 Gbit/s
128 Gbit/s/336 Gbit/s
104 Gbit/s/432 Gbit/s
176 Gbit/s/432 Gbit/s
144 Gbit/s/432 Gbit/s
|128 Gbps/336 Gbps
144 Gbps/432 Gbps
176 Gbps/432 Gbps
1.The value before the slash (/) refers to the device’s switching capability, while the value after the slash (/) means the system’s switching capability.
We can see the S5735-S provide more powerful features than S5735-L, but we should know, selecting the right switches according to your needs and budget.
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