CloudEngine 12800 Series Data Center Core Switches

CloudEngine 12800 Series Data Center Core Switches

The CloudEngine 12800 (CE12800 for short) series switches are next-generation, high-performance core switches designed for data center networks and high-end campus networks. Using Huawei’s next-generation VRP8 software platform, CE12800 series switches provide stable, reliable, and secure high-performance L2/L3 switching capabilities to help build an elastic, virtualized, and high-quality network.

The CE12800 series switches use an advanced hardware architecture design and have the highest performance among all core switches in the industry. The CE12800 series provides as much as 178 Tbit/s (scalable to 1,032 Tbit/s) switching capacity and has up to 576 x 100 GE, 576 x 40 GE, 2,304 x 25 GE, or 2,304 x 10 GE line-rate ports.

The CE12800 series switches use an industry-leading Clos architecture and provide industrial-grade reliability. The switches support comprehensive virtualization capabilities along with data center service features. Their front-to-back airflow design suits data center equipment rooms, and the innovative energy conservation technologies greatly reduce power consumption.

Product appearance

The CE12800 series is available in six models: CE12816, CE12812, CE12808, CE12804, CE12808S, and CE12804S.

Product characteristics

Next-generation core engine with the highest performance

1,032 Tbit/s switching capacity
The CE12800 provides up to 178 Tbit/s (scalable to 1,032 Tbit/s) switching capacity. This high capacity can support sustainable development of cloud-computing data centers for the next 10 years.
The CE12800, together with the CE8800/CE7800/CE6800/CE5800 series Top-of-Rack (ToR) switches, can implement the largest non-blocking switching network in the industry. This network can provide access for tens of thousands of 25 GE/10 GE/GE servers.
4T high-density line cards
The forwarding capacity of a line card can reach up to 3.6 Tbit/s.
The CE12800 supports 36 x 40 GE, 36 x 100 GE, 144 x 25 GE, and 144 x 10 GE line cards, which provide line-rate forwarding.
The CE12800 provides as many as 576 x 100 GE, 576 x 40 GE, 2,304 x 25 GE, or 2,304 x 10 GE line-rate ports.
24 GB Super-large buffer size
All service ports (100 GE/40 GE/10 GE/GE) provide a super high buffer capacity (up to 200 ms).
The distributed buffer mechanism on inbound interfaces can effectively handle in-cast traffic loads in data centers.
A line card provides up to 24 GB buffer, which is dynamically shared by interfaces to improve usage efficiency.
2M FIB entries
The CE12800 series switches support up to 2M FIB entries for use in large-scale container networks.
MAC, FIB, ARP, and ACL entries can be changed flexibly to suit dynamic service requirements.

Comprehensive virtualization capabilities implement simple, efficient networking

VS implements on-demand resource sharing
Highest device virtualization capability: The CE12800 uses Virtual System (VS) technology to provide an industry-leading virtualization capability that enables one switch to be virtualized into as many as sixteen logical switches. This 1:16 ratio enables one core switch to manage services for an enterprise’s multiple service areas such as production, office, and DMZ, or for multiple tenants.
Higher security and reliability: VS technology divides a network into separate logical areas for service isolation. The failure of one virtual switch does not affect other virtual switches, enhancing network security.
Lower CAPEX: VS technology improves the use efficiency of physical devices by implementing on-demand resource allocation. This ensures network scalability and reduces investment in devices.
Lower OPEX: Using one physical device to implement multiple logical devices saves space in a data center equipment room and reduces the cost of device maintenance.
CSS simplifies network management
The CE12800 uses industry-leading Cluster Switch System (CSS) technology, which can virtualize multiple physical switches into one logical switch to facilitate network management and improve reliability.
The CE12800 provides the dedicated system inter-connect port and separates the control channel from the service channel, improving reliability.
The CE12800 provides a cluster bandwidth of 3.2 Tbit/s. This super-high bandwidth prevents traffic bottlenecks on data center networks.
The CE12800 switches establish a cluster using service ports with distances of up to 80 kilometers between cluster member switches.
The CE12800 combines CSS and VS technologies to turn a network into a resource pool, enabling network resources to be allocated on demand. This on-demand resource allocation is ideal for the cloud-computing service model.
Dual management and control planes of M-LAG guarantee high availability of services
The management and control planes on one Multi-chassis Link Aggregation Group (M-LAG) node are independent from that on the other, which substantially improves system reliability.
The two nodes of an M-LAG can be upgraded independently from each other. During the upgrade of one node, the other node takes over forwarding the services on the first node, ensuring that the services remain uninterrupted.
M-LAG is able to seamlessly collaborate with CSS, thus enabling highly reliable 4-to-1 virtualization.
Large-scale routing bridge supports flexible service deployment
The CE12800 supports the IETF Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) protocol and can connect to 10G and 1G servers simultaneously. CE12800 switches can establish a large Layer 2 TRILL network with more than 500 nodes, enabling flexible service deployments and large-scale Virtual Machine (VM) migrations.
The TRILL protocol uses a routing mechanism similar to IS-IS and sets a limited Time-To-Live (TTL) value in packets to prevent Layer 2 loops. This significantly improves network stability and speeds up network convergence.
On a TRILL network, all data flows are forwarded quickly using Shortest Path First (SPF) and Equal-cost Multi-path (ECMP) routing. SPF and ECMP avoid the problem of suboptimal path selection in the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and increase link bandwidth efficiency to 100 percent.
The CE12800 supports up to 32 TRILL-based Layer 2 equal-cost paths, greatly improving links’ load-balancing capabilities. The network’s fat-tree architecture supports easy expansion.
Virtualized gateway achieves fast service deployment
The CE12800 can work with a mainstream virtualization platform. As the high-performance, hardware gateway of an overlay network (VXLAN), a CE series switch can support more than 16 million tenants.
The CE12800 can connect to a cloud platform using open API, allowing for unified management of software and hardware networks.
This function implements fast service deployment without changing the customer network. It also protects customer investments.
VXLAN and EVPN enables flexible expansion within and across data centers
The CE12800 supports Border Gateway Protocol - Ethernet VPN (BGP-EVPN), which can run as the VXLAN control plane to simplify VXLAN deployment.
BGP-EVPN triggers automatic VXLAN tunnel setup between Virtual Tunnel Endpoints (VTEPs), removing the need for full-mesh tunnel configuration. BGP-EVPN also reduces flooding of unknown traffic by advertising MAC routes on the control plane. With this protocol, large Layer 2 networks can be established for data centers.
Because BGP-EVPN is a standard protocol, the CE12800 is interoperable with devices from other vendors, enabling long-term network evolution.
The CE12800 supports centralized and distributed VXLAN deployment and supports various VXLAN access modes, including QinQ access VXLAN and IPv6 over VXLAN. This allows for flexible customization of heterogeneous networks.
EVPN and VXLAN can be used to set up Layer 2 interconnections between data centers, enabling active-active VXLAN deployment across data centers and conserving DCI link bandwidth.
The CE12800 supports IP packet fragmentation and reassembling, enabling oversized IP packets to travel across a WAN network without being limited by the MTU. The switch can also identify fragmented packets to seamlessly interconnect with routers.

Fully programmable switches enable agile network deployment and O&M

Standard interfaces provide openness and interoperability
The CE12800 supports OpenFlow and can work with the Huawei Agile Controller.
The CE12800 provides the standard NETCONF interface for third-party software to invoke. This enables programming of functions and integration with third-party software, providing openness and flexibility.
You can use CE modules for Ansible released on open source websites and Ansible tools to automate network deployment, simplifying device management and maintenance. Through in-depth collaboration with mainstream cloud platforms, and O&M tools, the CE12800 series switches can be integrated into SDN and cloud computing platforms flexibly and quickly.
OPS implements programmability at the control plane
The CE12800 uses the Open Programmability System (OPS) embedded in the VRP8 software platform to provide programmability at the control plane.
The OPS provides open APIs. APIs can be integrated with mainstream cloud platforms (including commercial and open cloud platforms). The OPS enables services to be flexibly customized and provides automatic management.
Users or third-party developers can use open APIs to develop and deploy specialized network management policies to implement extension of fast service functions, automatic deployment, and intelligent management. The OPS also implements automatic operation and maintenance, and reduces management costs.
The OPS provides seamless integration of data center service and network in addition to a service-oriented, Software-Defined Network (SDN).
Zero-touch provisioning, agile network deployment
The CE12800 supports Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP). ZTP enables the CE12800 to automatically obtain and load version files from a USB flash drive or file server, freeing network engineers from on-site configuration or deployment. ZTP reduces labor costs and improves device deployment efficiency.
ZTP provides built-in scripts for users through open APIs. Data center personnel can use the programming language they are familiar with, such as Python, to provide unified configuration of network devices.
ZTP decouples configuration time of new devices from device quantity and area distribution, which improves service provisioning efficiency.
Intelligent O&M with the FabricInsight solution
The CE12800 provides proactive path detection on the entire network. It periodically checks sample flows to determine connectivity of all paths on the network and locates failure points, enabling you to know the network health in real time.
The Segment Routing (SR) capability of the CE12800 implements label-based packet forwarding, regardless of service types. This feature enables automatic optimization and switching of end-to-end links.

Advanced architecture ensures industry-leading network quality

High-performance, non-blocking switching architecture
The CE12800 has a non-blocking switching architecture that is characterized by its orthogonal switch fabric design, Clos architecture, cell switching, Virtual Output Queuing (VoQ), and super-large buffer size.
Orthogonal switch fabric design: CE12800 service line cards and Switch Fabric Units (SFUs) use an orthogonal design in which service traffic between line cards is directly sent to the SFUs through orthogonal connectors. This approach reduces backplane cabling and minimizes signal attenuation. The orthogonal design can support signal rates as high as 25 Gbit/s per Serdes, which is 2.5 times the industry average. This design greatly improves system bandwidth and evolution capabilities, enabling the system switching capacity to scale to more than 100 Tbit/s.
Clos architecture: The CE12800’s three-level Clos architecture permits flexible expansion of switch fabric capacity. The architecture uses Variable Size Cell (VSC) and provides dynamic routing. Load balancing among multiple switch fabrics prevents the switching matrix from being blocked and easily copes with complex, volatile traffic in data centers.
VoQ: The CE12800 supports 96,000 VoQ queues that implement fine-grained Quality of Service (QoS) based on the switch fabrics. With the VoQ mechanism and super-large buffer on inbound interfaces, the CE12800 creates independent VoQ queues on inbound interfaces to perform end-to-end flow control on traffic destined for different outbound interfaces. This method ensures unified service scheduling and sequenced forwarding and implements non-blocking switching.
Highly reliable industry-grade hardware architecture
Hot backup of five key components: Main Processing Units (MPUs) and Centralized Monitoring Unit (CMUs) work in 1+1 hot backup mode. SFUs work in N+M hot backup mode. Power supplies support dual inputs and N+N backup and have their own fans. Both fan trays work in 1+1 backup mode; each fan tray has two counter-rotating fans working in 1+1 backup mode, ensuring efficient heat dissipation.
Redundancy of three types of major buses: Monitoring, management, and data buses all work in 1+1 backup mode. Bus redundancy ensures reliable signal transmission.
Independent triple-plane design: The independent control, data, and monitoring planes of the CE12800 improve system reliability and ensure service continuity.
High-performance VRP8 software architecture
The CE12800 takes advantage of Huawei’s next-generation VRP8, a high-performance, highly reliable modular software platform that provides continuous services.
Fine-grained distributed architecture: VRP8, the industry’s high-end software platform, uses a fine-grained, fully distributed architecture that can process network protocols and services concurrently using multiple instances. This architecture takes full advantage of multi-core/multi-CPU processes to maximize performance and reliability.
Highly reliable In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU): VRP8 supports ISSU.

Pioneering energy-saving technology

Strict front-to-back airflow design
The CE12800 uses a patented front-to-back airflow design that isolates cold air channels from hot air channels. This design meets heat dissipation requirements in data center equipment rooms.
Line cards and SFUs use independent airflow channels, which solve the problems of mixing hot and cold air and cascade heating, and effectively reduce energy consumption in equipment rooms.
Each fan tray has two counter-rotating fans, ensuring efficient heat dissipation.
The fan speed in each area can be dynamically adjusted based on the workload of line cards in the area. This on-demand cooling design lowers power consumption and reduces noise.
Low power consumption
The CE12800 uses innovative energy saving technologies. The port power consumption is merely half of the industry average. It greatly reduces power consumption in the data center equipment room.
Miercom has performed a series of strict tests for the CE12800, proving its low power consumption.
Efficient, intelligent power supply system
The CE12800 incorporates the industry’s most efficient digital power modules, which provide power efficiency of 96 percent.
The power supply system measures power consumption in real time and puts one or more power modules into sleep mode when system power demands are low.
The CE12800 can save energy dynamically by adjusting the power consumption of components to adapt to changes in service traffic volume.

Product specifications

Item CE12804S CE12808S CE12804 CE12808 CE12812 CE12816
Switching Capacity (Tbit/s) 30/2581 59/5161 45/2581 89/5161 134/7741 178/1,0321
Forwarding Rate 17,280 Mpps 34,560 Mpps 17,280 Mpps 34,560 Mpps 51,840 Mpps 69,120 Mpps
Service Slots 4 8 4 8 12 16
Switching Fabric
Module Slots
2 4 6 6 6 6
Fabric Architecture Clos architecture, cell switching, VoQ, and distributed large buffer
Airflow Design Strict front-to-back
Device Virtualization Virtual System (VS)
Cluster Switch System (CSS)2
Super Virtual Fabric (SVF)3
Network Virtualization M-LAG
TRILL
VXLAN routing and bridging
EVPN
QinQ access VXLAN
VM Awareness Agile Controller
VMware NSX
Network Convergence FCoE
DCBX, PFC, and ETS
Data Center Interconnect BGP-EVPN
Ethernet Virtual Network (EVN) for inter-DC Layer 2 network interconnections
Programmability OpenFlow
ENP programming
OPS programming
CE modules for Ansible released on open source websites
Traffic Analysis NetStream
Hardware-based sFlow
VLAN Adding access, trunk, and hybrid interfaces to VLANs
Default VLAN
QinQ
MUX VLAN
GVRP
MAC Address Dynamic learning and aging of MAC addresses
Static, dynamic, and blackhole MAC address entries
Packet filtering based on source MAC addresses
MAC address limiting based on ports and VLANs
IP Routing IPv4 routing protocols, such as RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP
IPv6 routing protocols, such as RIPng, OSPFv3, ISISv6, and BGP4+
IP packet fragmentation and reassembling
IPv6 IPv6 over VXLAN
IPv6 over IPv4
IPv6 Neighbor Discovery (ND)
Path MTU Discovery (PMTU)
TCP6, ping IPv6, tracert IPv6, socket IPv6, UDP6, and Raw IP6
Multicast IGMP, PIM-SM, PIM-DM, MSDP, and MBGP
IGMP snooping
IGMP proxy
Fast leave of multicast member interfaces
Multicast traffic suppression
Multicast VLAN
MPLS Basic MPLS functions
MPLS VPN/VPLS/VPLS over GRE
Reliability Micro-segmentation
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
STP, RSTP, VBST, and MSTP
BPDU protection, root protection, and loop protection
Smart Link and multi-instance
Device Link Detection Protocol (DLDP)
Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS, G.8032)
Hardware-based Bi-directional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
VRRP, VRRP load balancing, and BFD for VRRP
BFD for BGP/IS-IS/OSPF/Static route
In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
Segment Routing (SR)
QoS Traffic classification based on Layer 2, Layer 3, Layer 4, and priority information
Actions include ACL, CAR, and re-marking
Queue scheduling modes such as PQ, WFQ, and PQ + WRR
Congestion avoidance mechanisms, including WRED and tail drop
Traffic shaping
O&M Network-wide path detection
RSPAN/ERSPAN
Configuration
and Maintenance
Console, Telnet, and SSH terminals
Network management protocols, such as SNMP v1/v2c/v3
File upload and download through FTP and TFTP
BootROM upgrade and remote upgrade
Hot patches
User operation logs
Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
Security
and Management
802.1x authentication
RADIUS and HWTACACS authentication for login users
Command line authority control based on user levels, preventing unauthorized users from using commands
Defense against MAC address attacks, broadcast storms, and heavy-traffic attacks
Ping and traceroute
Remote Network Monitoring (RMON)
Dimensions
(W x D x H)
442 mm x
620 mm x
352.8 mm
(8U)
442 mm x
620 mm x
708.4 mm 
(16U)
442 mm x 
813 mm x 
486.15 mm
(11U)
442 mm x 
813 mm x 
752.85 mm
(17U)
442 mm x 
813 mm x 
975.1 mm
(22U)
442 mm x 
905 mm x 
1,597.4 mm
(36U)
Chassis Weight (empty) < 60 kg
(132 lb)
< 100 kg
(220 lb)
< 110 kg
(242 lb)
< 150 kg
(330 lb)
< 190 kg
(418 lb)
< 290 kg
(639 lb)
Operating Voltage AC: 90V to 290V
DC: -38.4V to -72V
HVDC: 240V
Max. Power Supply 6,000W 12,000W 6,000W 12,000W 18,000W 30,000W

1 Roadmap

2 For details about the configuration, please see: http://support.huawei.com/onlinetoolsweb/virtual/en/dc/stack_index.html?dcf

3 For details about the configuration, please see: http://support.huawei.com/onlinetoolsweb/virtual/en/dc/svf_index.html?dcf

Ordering information

Mainframe
Basic Configuration
CE-RACK-A01 FR42812 Assembly Rack (800 mm x 1,200 mm x 2,000 mm)
CE12804S-AC CE12804S Assembly Chassis (with Fans)
CE12808S-AC CE12808S Assembly Chassis (with Fans)
CE12804S-DC CE12804S DC Assembly Chassis (with Fans)
CE12808S-DC CE12808S DC Assembly Chassis (with Fans)
CE12804-AC CE12804 AC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
CE12808-AC CE12808 AC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
CE12812-AC CE12812 AC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
CE12816-AC CE12816 AC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
CE12804-DC CE12804 DC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
CE12808-DC CE12808 DC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
CE12812-DC CE12812 DC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
CE12816-DC CE12816 DC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
Main Processing Unit
CE-MPU-S CE12800S Main Processing Unit
CE-MPU Main Processing Unit
Switch Fabric Unit4
CE-SFU-S CE12800S Switch Fabric
CE-SFU04 CE12804 Switch Fabric
CE-SFU08 CE12808 Switch Fabric
CE-SFU12 CE12812 Switch Fabric
CE-SFU16 CE12816 Switch Fabric
CE12816E Switch Fabric
GE Base-T Interface Card
CE-L48GT 48-Port 10/100/1,000 Base-T Interface Card (RJ45)
GE Base-X Interface Card
CE-L48GS 48-Port 100/1,000 Base-X Interface Card (SFP)
10G Base-T Interface Card
CE-L48XT 48-port 100M/1,000M/10G Base-T Interface Card (RJ45)
10G Base-X Interface Card
CE-L24XS 24-Port 10G Base-X Interface Card (SFP/SFP+)
CE-L48XS 48-Port 10G Base-X Interface Card (SFP/SFP+)
40 GE Interface Card
CE-L06LQ 6-Port 40G Interface Card (QSFP+)
CE-L12LQ 12-Port 40G Interface Card (QSFP+)
CE-L24LQ 24-Port 40G Interface Card (QSFP+)
CE-L36LQ 36-Port 40G Interface Card (QSFP+)
100 GE Interface Card
CE-L04CF 4-Port 100G Interface Card (CFP)
CE-L12CF 12-Port 100G Interface Card (CFP2)
CE-L12CQ 12-Port 100G Interface Card (QSFP28)
CE-L36CQ 36-Port 100G Interface Card (QSFP28)
Power
PHD-3000WA 3,000W HVDC Power Module
PAC-2700WA 2,700W AC Power Supply
PDC-2200WA 2,200W DC Power Supply
Software
CE128-LIC-B CloudEngine 12800 Basic SW
CE128-LIC-TRILL TRILL Function License
CE128-LIC-MPLS MPLS Function License
CE128-LIC-VS Virtual System Function License
CE128-LIC-IPV6 IPv6 Function License
CE128-LIC-EVN EVN Function License
CE128-LIC-FCFAL CloudEngine 12800 FCF All Ports
CE128-LIC-FCF48 CloudEngine 12800 FCF 48 Ports
Documentation
CE128-DOC CloudEngine 12800 Series Switches Product Documentation

4 Fx series interface cards must be used with F or G series switch fabric units. For example, a CE-L36CQ-FD interface card must be used 
with CE-SFUxxG switch fabric units

Optical transceivers and cables

Part Number Product Description
FE-SFP Optical Transceivers
SFP-FE-SX-MM1310 Optical Transceiver, SFP, 100M/155M, Multi-mode Module (1,310 nm, 2 km, LC)
eSFP-FE-LX-SM1310 Optical Transceiver, eSFP, 100M/155M, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 15 km, LC)
S-SFP-FE-LH40-SM1310 Optical Transceiver, eSFP, FE, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 40 km, LC)
GE-SFP Optical Transceivers
SFP-1000 Base-T Electrical Transceiver, SFP, GE, Electrical Interface Module (100m, RJ45)
eSFP-GE-SX-MM850 Optical Transceiver, eSFP, GE, Multi-mode Module (850 nm, 0.55 km, LC)
SFP-GE-LX-SM1310 Optical Transceiver, eSFP, GE, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 10 km, LC)
S-SFP-GE-LH40-SM1310 Optical Transceiver, eSFP, GE, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 40 km, LC)
S-SFP-GE-LH80-SM1550 Optical Transceiver, eSFP, GE, Single-mode Module (1,550 nm, 80 km, LC)
eSFP-GE-ZX100-SM1550 Optical Transceiver, eSFP, GE, Single-mode Module (1,550 nm, 100 km, LC)
BIDI-SFP Optical Transceivers
SFP-FE-LX-SM1550-BIDI Optical Transceiver, eSFP, FE, BIDI Single-mode Module (TX1550/RX1310, 15 km, LC)
SFP-FE-LX-SM1310-BIDI Optical Transceiver, eSFP, FE, BIDI Single-mode Module (TX1310/RX1550, 15 km, LC)
SFP-GE-LX-SM1490-BIDI Optical Transceiver, eSFP, GE, BIDI Single-mode Module (TX1490/RX1310, 10 km, LC)
SFP-GE-LX-SM1310-BIDI Optical Transceiver, eSFP, GE, BIDI Single-mode Module (TX1310/RX1490, 10 km, LC)
LE2MGSC40ED0 Optical Transceiver, eSFP, GE, BIDI Single-mode Module (TX1490/RX1310, 40 km, LC)
LE2MGSC40DE0 Optical Transceiver, eSFP, GE, BIDI Single-mode Module (TX1310/RX1490, 40 km, LC)
SFP-10G-ER-SM1330-BIDI Optical Transceiver, SFP+, 10G, BIDI Single-mode Module (TX1330/RX1270, 40 km, LC)
SFP-10G-ER-SM1270-BIDI Optical Transceiver, SFP+, 10G, BIDI Single-mode Module (TX1270/RX1330, 40 km, LC)
SFP-10G-BXU1 10G Base, BIDI Optical Transceiver, SFP+, 10G, Single-mode Module (TX1270/RX1330, 10 km, LC)
SFP-10G-BXD1 10G Base, BIDI Optical Transceiver, SFP+, 10G, Single-mode Module (TX1330/RX1270, 10 km, LC)
10G-SFP+ Optical Transceivers
SFP-10G-USR 10G Base-USR Optical Transceiver, SFP+, 10G, Multi-mode Module (850 nm, 0.1 km, LC)
OSXD22N00 Optical Transceiver, SFP+, 10G, Multi-mode Module (1,310 nm, 0.22 km, LC, LRM)
OMXD30000 Optical Transceiver, SFP+, 10G, Multi-mode Module (850 nm, 0.3 km, LC)
SFP-10G-LR Optical Transceiver, SFP+, 10G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 10 km, LC)
OSX040N01 Optical Transceiver, SFP+, 10G, Single-mode Module (1,550 nm, 40 km, LC)
SFP-10G-ZR 10G Base-ZR Optical Transceiver, SFP+, 10G, Single-mode Module (1,550 nm, 80 km, LC)
SFP-10G-iLR Optical Transceiver, SFP+, 9.8G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 1.4 km, LC)
25 GE-SFP28 Optical Transceivers
SFP-25G-SR Optical Transceiver, SFP28, 25 GE, Multi-mode Module (850 nm, 0.1 km, LC)
40 GE-QSFP+ Optical Transceivers
QSFP-40G-SR-BD 40G Base-BD Optical Transceiver, QSFP+, 40G, Multi-mode (850 nm, 0.1 km, LC)
QSFP-40G-iSR4 40G Base-iSR4 Optical Transceiver, QSFP+, 40G, Multi-mode (850 nm, 0.15 km, MPO) (Connect to four SFP+ Optical Transceiver)
QSFP-40G-eSR4 40G Base-eSR4 Optical Transceiver, QSFP+, 40G, Multi-mode (850 nm, 0.3 km, MPO) (Connect to four SFP+ Optical Transceiver)
QSFP-40G-iSM4 40G Base-iSM4 Optical Transceiver, QSFP+, 40G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 1.4 km, MPO) (Connect to four SFP+ Optical Transceiver)
QSFP-40G-LX4 40G Base-LX4 Optical Transceiver, QSFP+, 40 GE, Single-mode (1,310 nm, 2 km, LC), Multi-mode (1,310 nm, 0.15 km, LC)
QSFP-40G-eSM4 40G Base-eSM4 Optical Transceiver, QSFP+, 40G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 10 km, MPO) (Connect to four SFP+ Optical Transceiver)
QSFP-40G-LR4 40G Base-LR4 Optical Transceiver, QSFP+, 40 GE, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 10 km, LC)
QSFP-40G-ER4 40G Base-ER4 Optical Transceiver, QSFP+, 40G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 40 km, LC)
QSFP-40G-SDLC-PAM 40G Base-SDLC Optical Transceiver, QSFP+, 40G, Multi-mode (850 nm, PAM4, 0.1 km, LC)
QSFP-40G-eSDLC-PAM 40G Base-eSDLC Optical Transceiver, QSFP+, 40G, Multi-mode (850 nm, PAM4, 0.3 km, LC)
40 GE-CFP Optical Transceivers
CFP-40G-LR4 High Speed Transceiver, CFP, 40G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm band, 41.25G, 10 km, straight LC)
CFP-40G-ER4 High Speed Transceiver, CFP, 40G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm band, 41.25G, 40 km, straight LC)
100 GE-CFP Optical Transceivers
CFP-100G-SR10 High Speed Transceiver, CFP, 100G, Multi-mode Module (850 nm, 10 x 10G, 0.1 km, MPO)
CFP-100G-LR10 High Speed Transceiver, CFP, 100G, Single-mode Module (1,550 nm band, 10 x 10G, 10 km, straight LC)
CFP-100G-LR4 High Speed Transceiver, CFP, 100G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm band, 4 x 25G, 10 km, straight LC)
CFP-100G-ER4 High Speed Transceiver, CFP, 100G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm band, 4 x 25G, 40 km, straight LC)
CFP-100GE-ZR4 100G Base, CFP Module, 100G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm band, 4 x 25G, 80 km, straight LC)
100 GE-CFP2 Optical Transceivers
CFP2-100G-SR10 High Speed Transceiver, CFP2, 100G, Multi-mode Module (850 nm, 10 x 10G, 0.1 km, MPO)
CFP2-100G-LR4 High Speed Transceiver, CFP2, 100G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm band, 4 x 25G, 10 km, straight LC)
CFP2-100G-ER4 High Speed Transceiver, CFP2, 100G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 4 x 25G, 40 km, straight LC)
100 GE-QSFP28 Optical Transceivers
QSFP28-100G-SR4 100G Base-SR4 Optical Transceiver, QSFP28, 100G, Multi-mode (850 nm, 0.1 km, MPO)
QSFP28-100G-LR4 100G Base-LR4 Optical Transceiver, QSFP28, 100G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 10 km, LC)
QSFP28-100G-PSM4 100G Base-PSM4 Optical Transceiver, QSFP28, 100G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 0.5 km, MPO)
QSFP-100G-CWDM4 100G Base-CWDM4 Optical Transceiver, QSFP28, 100G, Single-mode Module (1,310 nm, 2 km, LC)
AOC High-Speed Cables
SFP-10G-AOC-5M Active Optical Cable , SFP+, 10G, (850 nm, 5m, AOC)
SFP-10G-AOC-7M Active Optical Cable , SFP+, 10G, (850 nm, 7m, AOC)
SFP-10G-AOC10M AOC Optical Transceiver, SFP+, 850 nm, 1G to 10G, 10m
SFP-10G-AOC20M Optical transceiver, SFP+ AOC, 850 nm, 2.5G to 10.5G, 20m
SFP-10G-AOC-3M Optical transceiver, SFP+, 1G to 10.5G, (850 nm, 3m, AOC)
QSFP-H40G-AOC10M Optical transceiver, QSFP+, 40G, (850 nm, 10m, AOC)
QSFP-4SFP10-AOC10M Optical transceiver, QSFP+, 40G, (850 nm, 10m, AOC) (connects to four SFP+ Optical Transceivers)
SFP-25G-AOC-3M Active Optical Cable, SFP28, 25G, (850 nm, 3m, AOC)
SFP-25G-AOC-5M Active Optical Cable, SFP28, 25G, (850 nm, 5m, AOC)
SFP-25G-AOC-7M Active Optical Cable, SFP28, 25G, (850 nm, 7m, AOC)
SFP-25G-AOC-10M Active Optical Cable, SFP28, 25G, (850 nm, 10m, AOC)
QSFP-100G-AOC-10M Active Optical Cable, QSFP28, 100G, (850 nm, 10m, AOC)
QSFP-100G-AOC-30M Active Optical Cable, QSFP28, 100G, (850 nm, 30m, AOC)
Copper Cable
SFP-10G-CU1M SFP+, 10G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 1m, SFP+ 20M, CC2P0.254B(S), SFP+ 20M, used indoors
SFP-10G-CU3M SFP+, 10G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 3m, SFP+ 20M, CC2P0.254B(S), SFP+ 20M, used indoors
SFP-10G-CU5M SFP, 10G, High Speed Cable, 5m, SFP+ 20M, CC2P0.254B(S), SFP+ 20M, LSFRZH for indoors
SFP-10G-AC7M SFP, 10G, Active High Speed Cable, 7m, SFP+ 20M, CC2P0.254B(S), SFP+ 20M, LSFRZH for indoors
SFP-10G-AC10M SFP+, 10G, Active High Speed Cables, 10m, SFP+ 20M, CC2P0.32B(S), SFP+ 20M, used indoors
SFP-25G-CU1M SFP28, 25G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 1m, (SFP28), CC8P0.254B(S), SFP28
SFP-25G-CU3M SFP28, 25G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 3m, (SFP28), CC8P0.254B(S), SFP28
SFP-25G-CU3M-N SFP28, 25G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 3m, (SFP28), CC2P0.4B(S), SFP28
SFP28-25G-CU5M SFP28, 25G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 5m, (SFP28), CC2P0.4B(S), SFP28
QSFP-40G-CU1M QSFP+, 40G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 1m, QSFP+ 38M, CC8P0.254B(S), QSFP+ 38M, used indoors
QSFP-40G-CU3M QSFP+, 40G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 3m, QSFP+ 38M, CC8P0.32B(S), QSFP+ 38M, used indoors
QSFP-40G-CU5M QSFP+, 40G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 5m, QSFP+ 38M, CC8P0.40B(S), QSFP+ 38M, used indoors
QSFP-4SFP10G-CU1M QSFP+, 4SFP+ 10G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 1m, QSFP+ 38M, CC8P0.254B(S), 4 x SFP+ 20M, used indoors
QSFP-4SFP10G-CU3M QSFP+, 4SFP+ 10G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 3m, QSFP+ 38M, CC8P0.32B(S), 4 x SFP+ 20M, used indoors
QSFP-4SFP10G-CU5M QSFP+, 4SFP+ 10G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 5m, QSFP+ 38M, CC8P0.4B(S), 4 x SFP+ 20M, used indoors
QSFP28-100G-CU1M QSFP28, 100G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 1m, (QSFP28), CC8P0.254B(S), QSFP28, used indoors
QSFP28-100G-CU3M QSFP28, 100G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 3m, (QSFP28), CC8P0.254B(S), QSFP28, used indoors
QSFP28-100G-CU5M QSFP28, 100G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 5m, (QSFP28), CC8P0.4B(S), QSFP28, used indoors
QSFP-4SFP25G-CU1M 100 GE QSFP28-4SFP25G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 1m, (QSFP28), (4 x (CC2P0.254B(S))), (4SFP28)
QSFP-4SFP25G-CU3M 100 GE QSFP28-4SFP25G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 3m, (QSFP28), (4 x (CC2P0.254B(S))), (4SFP28)
QSFP-4SFP25G-CU3M-N 100 GE QSFP28-4SFP25G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 3m, (QSFP28), (4 x (CC2P0.4B(S))), (4SFP28)
QSFP-4SFP25G-CU5M 100 GE QSFP28-4SFP25G, High Speed Direct-attach Cables, 5m, (QSFP28), (4 x (CC2P0.4B(S))), (4SFP28)

Networking and applications

Data Center Applications

On a typical data center network, CE12800/CE8800/CE7800 switches work as core switches, whereas CE8800/CE6800/CE5800 switches work as ToR switches and connect to the core switches using 100 GE/40 GE/10 GE ports. These switches use TRILL or VXLAN protocol to establish a non-blocking large Layer 2 network, which allows large-scale VM migrations and flexible service deployments.

Note: TRILL and VXLAN can be also used on campus networks to support flexible service deployments in different service areas.

Campus Network Applications

On a typical campus network, multiple CE12800/CE8800/CE7800 switches are virtualized into a logical core switch using CSS or iStack technology. Multiple CE8800/CE7800/CE6800 switches at the aggregation layer form a logical switch using iStack technology. CSS and iStack improve network reliability and simplify network management. At the access layer, CE6800/CE5800 switches are virtualized with SVF to provide high-density line-rate ports.

Note: CSS, iStack, SVF, and M-LAG are also widely used in data centers to facilitate network management.