Huawei NetEngine AR6300 Series Enterprise Routers

Huawei NetEngine AR6300 Series Enterprise Routers

Product overview

Huawei's next-generation NetEngine AR6300 series enterprise routers use high-performance multi-core processors and NP chips, helping to deliver higher performance than the industry average. The NetEngine AR6300 also integrates functions such as SD-WAN, routing, switching, VPN, security, and MPLS, ensuring diversified and cloud-based services are fully supported.

Front and rear views of Huawei NetEngine AR6300


Features and benefits

Features and Benefits

Service Requirement Features and Benefits
High performance
  • Unique hardware-based acceleration using CPUs and NP chips (hardware acceleration engines such as encryption, service awareness, and QoS), eliminating service processing bottlenecks
  • higher performance than the industry average, providing the low latency for key services
High reliability
  • Hot-swappable cards and redundant components such as service routing units (SRUs), power supplies and fan modules, ensuring service reliability and stability
  • Link backup for enterprise services, improving reliability
  • Fault detection and determination in milliseconds, minimizing service interruption time
Easy O&M Multiple management modes, including SD-WAN management, SNMP-based network management, and web-based network management, simplifying network deployment and reducing OPEX
Service convergence Integration of functions such as routing, switching, VPN, security, WLAN, meeting diversified enterprise service requirements, saving space, and reducing TCO
Security Built-in firewall, IPS, URL filtering, and multiple VPN technologies, providing comprehensive security protection capabilities
SD-WAN Ready
  • Built-in SD-WAN solution, building cost-effective and business-friendly connections over the Internet
  • ZTP (email-, USB-, and DHCP-based deployment), minimizing skill requirements and provisioning devices in minutes
  • First packet identification (FPI) for SaaS applications and service awareness for complex applications, identifying over 90% of applications
  • Traffic steering based on bandwidth and link quality, ensuring experience of key applications and improving bandwidth utilization to up to 90%

Architecture highlights

Architecture Feature Benefits
Multi-core processor
  • High-performance multi-core processors, supporting high-speed WAN connections, powerful route calculation capabilities, and enhanced L4-L7 service processing
Independent NP chip
  • Hardware-based forwarding engine, diverting more L1-L4 traffic and enhancing the forwarding capability
High-density service routing unit (SRU): SRU-600H
  • WAN: 14*10GE SFP+(compatible with GE SFP) +10*GE RJ45
(All WAN ports can be configured as LAN)
Extensive network interfaces
  • 4 x SIC, 2 (default)/4 (maximum) x WSIC, and 4 (default)/6 (maximum) x XSIC, enabling flexible configuration
  • Hot swapping
  • Extensive flexible interface cards such as LAN and WAN.

Product specifications

System parameters

Item NetEngine AR6300
Processor 16-core
Forwarding performance (LAN - > WAN + WAN - > LAN, NAT + ACL + QoS, and IMIX) SRU-400H: 10 Gbps
SRU-600H: 12 Gbps
IPsec performance (IMIX) SRU-400H: 6 Gbps
SRU-600H: 7.5 Gbps
Fixed ports
  • SRU-400H:
  • WAN: 14 x 10 GE SFP+ (compatible with GE SFP) and 10 x GE RJ45 [All WAN ports can be configured as LAN]
  • SRU-600H:
  • WAN: 14 x 10 GE SFP+ (compatible with GE SFP) and 10 x GE RJ45 [All WAN ports can be configured as LAN]
SIC slots 4
WSIC slots 2 (default)/4 (maximum)
XSIC slots 4 (default)/6 (maximum)
USB port 1 x USB 2.0
Auxiliary or console port 1 x RJ45 console port
Memory SRU-400H: 8 GB
SRU-600H: 16 GB
Flash memory SRU-400H: 2 GB
SRU-600H: 4 GB
Hot swapping Supported

Dimensions and weight

Item NetEngine AR6300
Router dimensions (H x W x D) 88.1 mm x 442 mm x 470 mm (without mounting brackets)
88.1 mm x 482.6 mm x 470 mm (with mounting brackets)
Packaging dimensions (H x W x D) 201 mm x 573 mm x 640 mm
Weight 11.00 kg
Rack IEC
Occupied rack space 3U

Power specifications, power consumption, and heat dissipation

Item NetEngine AR6300
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) 5 A
Maximum output power (AC) 350 W
Rated input voltage range (DC) –48 V DC to –60 V DC
Maximum input voltage range (DC) –38.4 V DC to –72 V DC
Maximum input current (DC) 9.6 A
Maximum output power (DC) 350 W
Power supply redundancy Hot-swappable dual power supplies
PoE Supports 850 W PoE power
Typical power consumption 130 W
Maximum power consumption 275 W
Fan module Independent pluggable fan modules
Airflow Left to right
Noise level 66.1 dB

Environment parameters

Item NetEngine AR6300
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 AR6300
Basic function 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, STP/RSTP/MSTP, and SEP
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, 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 function 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
MPLS LDP, MPLS L3 VPN, VLL, PWE3, static LSP, dynamic LSP, MPLS TE, IP FRR, LDP FRR, and TE FRR
VPN IPsec VPN, GRE VPN, DSVPN, A2A VPN, L2TP VPN, and L2TPv3 VPN
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 AR6300
EMC standards compliance
  • CISPR32 Class A
  • EN 55032 Class A
  • CISPR24
  • EN 55024
  • ETSI EN 300 386
  • AS/NZS CISPR32 Class A
  • FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A
  • ICES 003 Class A
  • IEC 61000-3-2
  • EN 61000-3-2
  • IEC 61000-3-3
  • EN 61000-3-3
  • GB 9254
  • VCCI-CISPR32 Class A
Environmental standards compliance
  • RoHS
  • REACH
  • WEEE
Safety standards compliance
  • IEC 60950-1
  • EN 60950-1
  • UL 60950-1
  • CSA C22.2 No 60950-1
  • GB 4943.1

Networking and Application

SD-WAN Using Hybrid Links

In the SD-WAN Solution, the NetEngine AR6300 functions as the hub of medium- to large-sized enterprises or gateway of large branches and 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 AR6300 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 https://e.huawei.com/en/solutions/business-needs/enterprise-network/sd-wan.

SD-WAN networking


Building Different Types of VPNs by Leveraging Internet Resources

The NetEngine AR6300 provides various secure access functions for communication between enterprise branches and between branches and headquarters. These functions also allow an enterprise's partners to 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 AR6300 supports quick tunnel deployment and authentication for branches. Furthermore, partners authenticated and authorized by the NetEngine AR6300 can remotely access the enterprise resources over these tunnels.

The NetEngine AR6300 supports a wide selection of cards and meets the extended service security requirements. Data encryption and decryption is hardware-based, greatly improving data encryption and decryption performance and providing E2E security assurance for customers.

VPN networking

More information

For more information about Huawei next-generation AR enterprise routers, visit http://e.huawei.com or contact us in the following ways:

•  Global service hotline: http://e.huawei.com/en/service-hotline

•  Logging in to the Huawei Enterprise technical support website: http://support.huawei.com/enterprise/

•  Sending an email to the customer service mailbox: support_e@huawei.com