• s12700

    S12700 Series Agile Switches

    Meeting campus network evolution needs over the next ten years.


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S12700 Series Agile Switches

Designed for next generation campus networks, Huawei S12700 Series agile core switches have a fully programmable architecture to best meet fast-changing service needs, allowing new services to be flexibly and quickly provisioned within six months.

The series provides high-performance Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching services, supports millions of hardware entries, and meets campus network evolution needs over the next ten years.

Built-in, large capacity Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Access Controller (AC) functionalities achieve wired and wireless convergence, eliminating the capacity bottleneck associated with ACs.
Deployment Automation

Full Programmability

A fully programmable architecture enables new services to be flexibly and quickly provisioned within six months.

Network-Wide Collaboration

Million-Level Hardware Entries

Supporting up to 1 million Media Access Control (MAC) entries, 3 million Forwarding Information Base (FIB) entries, and 1 million NetStream entries, the switches also provide: 8 x 100 GE and 16 x 40 GE high-density cards, fully adapting to terminal and service increases in Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN), higher education, and large enterprise scenarios.

Converged Policies

Wired and Wireless Convergence

Support for native AC functionality, managing up to 10,240 Access Points (APs), with the wireless forwarding performance of a single device reaching 4 Tbit/s. Super Virtual Fabric (SVF) virtualizes core/aggregation plus access switches and wireless APs into a single device, greatly simplifying network management.


Parameters S12704 S12708 S12712
Switching Capacity 4.88/16.08 Tbit/s 12.32/44.96 Tbit/s 17.44/44.96 Tbit/s
Packet Forwarding Rate 3120/4560 mpps 6240/30,240 mpps 9120/30,240 mpps
MPU Slots 2 2 2
SFU Slots 2 4 4
Service Card Slots 4 8 12
CSS2 1 + N MPU backup in a cluster
Up to 1.92 Tbit/s cluster bandwidth, 4 μs inter-chassis transmission latency
Wireless Network Management Native AC
AP access control, AP region management, and AP profile management
Radio profile management, unified static configuration, and centralized dynamic management
Basic WLAN services, QoS, security, and user management
User Management Unified user management
802.1x, MAC, and Portal authentication
Charging based on traffic volume and online duration
User authorization based on user groups, domains, and time ranges
iPCA Adds marks on service packets to measure the number of lost packets and packet loss ratios in real time with zero payload
Measures the number of lost packets and packet loss ratios at the network and device levels on Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks
SVF2.0 Up to 10,240 clients (access switches and APs) virtualized into a single device
2-level AS structure
Unified management on Huawei and non-Huawei devices
Interoperability VLAN-based Spanning Tree (VBST) (interoperating with PVST, PVST+, and RPVST)
Link-type Negotiation Protocol (LNP) (similar to DTP)
VLAN Central Management Protocol (VCMP) (similar to VTP)

For detailed interoperability certifications and test reports, click here.

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