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CloudEngine 12800 Series Data Center Switches

CE12800 offers carrier-grade reliability, virtualization support, iStack clustering, and Software-Defined Networking features for building and scaling data centers and campus networks. CE12800 switches provide versatility and resilient performance for server-based multimedia applications, Big Data analytics, and cloud computing.

Elastic switching meets your specialized requirements. 576 x 100 GE, 576 x 40 GE, 2,304 x 25 GE, or 2,304 x 10 GE ports with total switching capacity of 178 Tbit/s per switch, upgradable to 1,032 Tbit/s.

Energy-saving technologies and patented front-to-rear, “on demand” cooling keep performance sizzling and networks cool.

Exceptional engineering and reliability make Huawei CE12800 switches an easy choice for high-performance data center core switches and enterprise campus networks

  • Virtualization features aligned with today’s cloud environments — virtualize up to 16 CE12800 switches into one logical switch for resilience and simplified management
  • High-performance, hardware gateway on an overlay network (VXLAN); BGP-EVPN (Border Gateway Protocol - Ethernet VPN) functionality for resource sharing among data centers
  • CE12800 switches support proactive path and connectivity detection on the entire network and real-time monitoring of network health status
  • Highly efficient data backup and mirroring — horizontal “orthogonal” fabric design, low-latency downstream bandwidth, and huge 24 GB dynamic buffers for line cards


Item CE12804S CE12808S CE12804 CE12808 CE12812 CE12816
Switching Capacity 30/2581 Tbit/s 59/5161 Tbit/s 45/2581 Tbit/s 89/5161 Tbit/s 134/7741 Tbit/s 178/1,0321 Tbit/s
Forwarding Performance 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 deep buffer
Airflow Design Strict front-to-back airflow design
Device Virtualization VS (1:16 virtualization)
Cluster Switch System (CSS)2
Network Virtualization M-LAG
VXLAN and VXLAN bridging
QinQ access VXLAN
Programmability Ansible-based automatic configuration and open-source module release

Network-wide path detection


1 Roadmap

2 For details about the configuration, please see:


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