Huawei NetEngine AR6100 Series Enterprise Routers

Huawei NetEngine AR6100 Series Enterprise Routers

Product Overview

Huawei's NetEngine AR6100 integrates SD-WAN, MPLS, VPN, and security capabilities in addition to routing and switching functions, delivering full support for diverse and cloud-based services.

With ARM multi-core processors and a non-blocking fabric, NetEngine AR6100 offers three times the industry's average performance for enterprise headquarters or branches.

Front and rear views of Huawei NetEngine AR6120

Features and Benefits

Features and Benefits

Service Requirements Features and Benefits
High performance ARM multi-core processors and non-blocking switching fabric, offering low latency for key services and three times the industry's average performance
High reliability
  • Hot-swappable cards, ensuring service reliability
  • Link backup, ensuring service continuity
  • Fault detection and determination in milliseconds, minimizing service downtime
Easy O&M SD-WAN management, SNMP-based network management, web-based network management, and cloud-based management modes, simplifying network deployment and reducing OPEX
Service convergence Integration of SD-WAN, MPLS, VPN, and security capabilities in addition to routing and switching functions, meeting diverse service requirements and reducing TCO in a minimal footprint
Security Built-in firewall, IPS, URL filtering, and multiple VPN technologies, providing comprehensive security protection
SD-WAN Ready
  • Integration of SD-WAN capabilities, facilitating the use of cost-effective connections over the Internet
  • ZTP through email, web, USB, and DHCP, simplifying rapid deployment of devices
  • First packet identification (FPI) for SaaS applications and service awareness for complex applications, identifying more than 90% of applications
  • Traffic steering based on bandwidth and link quality, achieving bandwidth utilization of up to 90% and ensuring user experience for key applications

Architecture Highlights

Architecture Feature Benefits
High-performance multi-core processors
  • Implement high-speed WAN connections
  • Realize powerful route calculation capabilities
  • Achieve enhanced L4–L7 service processing
Flexible interface cards Combine interface cards such as LAN and WAN to meet service requirements

Product Specifications

System Parameters

Item NetEngine AR6120
Processor ARM64
Forwarding performance (LAN - > WAN + WAN - > LAN, NAT + ACL + QoS, IMIX) 2 Gbps
IPsec performance (IMIX) 2 Gbps
Fixed ports WAN: 1 × GE combo, 1 × GE RJ45, and 1 × 10GE SFP+ (compatible with GE SFP)
LAN: 8 × GE RJ45 (can be configured as WAN)
SIC slots 2
WSIC slots 0 (default)/
1 (maximum)
XSIC slots -
USB port 1 × USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) and 1 × USB 2.0
Auxiliary or console port 1 × RJ45 console port
Memory 2 GB
Flash memory 1 GB
Hot swapping Supported

Dimensions and Weight

Item NetEngine AR6120
Router dimensions (H × W × D) 44.5 mm × 390 mm × 232.5 mm (without mounting brackets)
44.5 mm × 482.6 mm × 232.5 mm (with mounting brackets)
Packaging dimensions (H × W × D) 125 mm × 373 mm × 510 mm
Rack IEC
Occupied rack space 1U

Power Specifications, Power Consumption, and Heat Dissipation

Item NetEngine AR6120
Rated input voltage range (AC) 100 V to 240 V
Rated input frequency (AC) 50 Hz/60 Hz
Maximum input voltage range (AC) 90 V to 264 V
Maximum input current (AC) 2 A
Maximum output power (AC) 60 W
Power supply redundancy -
Fan module Built-in non-pluggable fan modules
Airflow Left to right

Environment Parameters

Item NetEngine AR6120
Operating temperature 0ºC to 45ºC
Operating humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Operating altitude < 5000 m (16404.2 ft.)
Storage temperature –40ºC to +70ºC
Storage altitude < 5000 m (16404.2 ft.)

Software Features and Protocols

Item NetEngine AR6120
Basic functions DHCP server/client/relay, PPPoE server/client, NAT, and sub-interface management
LAN IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3, VLAN management, VLAN aggregation, MAC management, and STP/RSTP/MSTP
WLAN (AC) AP management (AC discovery, AP access, and AP management), CAPWAP, WLAN user management, WLAN radio management (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), WLAN QoS (WMM), and WLAN security (WEP, WPA, WPA2, and key management)
IPv4 unicast routing Routing policies, static routes, RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP
IPv6 unicast routing Static routes, routing policies, RIPng, OSPFv3, IS-ISv6, and BGP4+
Basic IPv6 functions IPv6 ND, IPv6 PMTU, IPv6 FIB, IPv6 ACL, ICMPv6, DNSv6, and DHCPv6
IPv6 tunneling Manual tunnel, automatic tunnel, GRE tunnel, IPv6 over IPv4 tunnel, 6 to 4 tunnel, and ISATAP
Multicast IGMP v1/v2/v3, PIM-SM, PIM-DM, MSDP, MBGP, IPv6 PIM, and MLD
QoS DiffServ mode, MPLS QoS, priority mapping, traffic policing (CAR), traffic shaping, congestion avoidance, congestion management, MQC (traffic classifier, traffic behavior, and traffic policy), hierarchical QoS, and Smart Application Control (SAC)
Security ACL (v4/v6), domain-based stateful firewall, 802.1X authentication, MAC address authentication, portal authentication, AAA authentication, RADIUS authentication, HWTACACS authentication, PKI, broadcast storm suppression, ARP security, ICMP attack defense, URPF, CPCAR, blacklist, attack source tracing, online behavior management, IPS, and URL filtering
Management and maintenance Upgrade management, device management, web-based network management, GTL, SNMP (v1/v2c/v3), RMON, NTP, CWMP, Auto-Config, ZTP (through web, USB, and DHCP), NETCONF/YANG, CLI, NetStream, IP FPM, TCP FPM, TWAMP, IP accounting, and NQA

Safety and Regulatory Standards

Item NetEngine AR6120
EMC standards compliance • l CISPR32 Class A
• l EN 55032 Class A
• l CISPR24
• l EN 55024
• l ETSI EN 300 386
• l AS/NZS CISPR32 Class A
• l FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A
• l ICES 003 Class A
• l IEC 61000-3-2
• l EN 61000-3-2
• l IEC 61000-3-3
• l EN 61000-3-3
• l GB 9254
• l VCCI-CISPR32 Class A
Environmental standards compliance • l RoHS
• l WEEE
Safety standards compliance • l IEC 60950-1
• l EN 60950-1
• l UL 60950-1
• l CSA C22.2 No 60950-1
• l GB 4943.1

Networking and Application

SD-WAN Using Hybrid Links

In the SD-WAN Solution, the NetEngine AR6100 functions as the hub of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or a gateway of branches. It supports hybrid access using multiple physical links, such as MPLS private lines and Internet links. The solution also leverages Huawei's next-generation controller, the Agile Controller, which implements centralized and visualized management. The NetEngine AR6100 provides extensive SD-WAN features and delivers optimal service experience for enterprises through intelligent application identification, intelligent traffic steering, and intelligent acceleration. For details about Huawei SD-WAN Solution, visit

SD-WAN networking

Building Different Types of VPNs

The NetEngine AR6100 provides secure access functions for communication between enterprise branches and between branches and headquarters. These functions also enable an enterprise's partners to securely access its resources. Secure tunnels such as GRE VPN, IPsec VPN, DSVPN, L2TP VPN, and EVPN tunnels can be set up between the headquarters and branches for secure data access and transmission. The NetEngine AR6100 supports quick tunnel deployment and authentication for branches. Furthermore, partners authenticated and authorized by the NetEngine AR6100 can remotely access the enterprise resources over these tunnels.

The NetEngine AR6100 supports a wide selection of cards and meets the extended service security requirements. Hardware-based data encryption and decryption is implemented to ensure high performance while delivering E2E security assurance for customers.

VPN networking

More Information

For more information about Huawei's AR series routers, visit or contact us through the following channels:

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•  Huawei Enterprise technical support website:

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