Huawei S6700 Series Switches Data Sheet

Huawei S6700 Series Switches Data Sheet

Product overview

The S6700 series switches (S6700s) are next-generation 10G box switches. The S6700 can function as an access switch in an Internet data center (IDC) or a core switch on a campus network.

The S6700 has industry-leading performance and provides up to 24 or 48 line-speed 10 GE ports. It can be used in a data center to provide 10 Gbit/s access to servers or function as a core switch on a campus network to provide 10 Gbit/s traffic aggregation. In addition, the S6700 provides a wide variety of services, comprehensive security policies, and various QoS features to help customers build scalable, manageable, reliable, and secure data centers. The S6700 is available in two models: S6700-48-EI and S6700-24-EI.

Product appearance

Appearance Description


  • Forty-eight GE SFP or 10 GE SFP+ ports
  • Double swappable AC/DC power supplies
  • USB port
  • Forwarding performance: 720 Mpps
  • Switching capacity: 960 Gbit/s


  • Twenty-four GE SFP or 10 GE SFP+ ports
  • Double swappable AC/DC power supplies
  • USB port
  • Forwarding performance: 360 Mpps
  • Switching capacity: 960 Gbit/s

Product characteristics

Large-capacity, high-density, 10 Gbit/s access

  • To provide sufficient bandwidth for users, many servers, particularly those in data centers, use 10G network adapters. The S6700 can be used in data centers to provide high forwarding performance and 10 GE ports. The S6700 has the high density of all 10 GE ports and the large switching capacity. Each S6700 provides a maximum of 48 line-speed 10 GE ports.    
  • S6700 ports support 1 GE and 10 GE access and can identify optical module types, maximizing the return on investment and allowing users to flexibly deploy services. The S6700 has a large buffering capacity and uses an advanced buffer scheduling mechanism to ensure non-block transmission when data center traffic volume is high.

Comprehensive security policies

Higher reliability mechanism

Enhanced QoS control mechanism

High scalability

Convenient management

Various IPv6 features

Product specifications

Item S6700-24-EI S6700-48-EI
Ports 24 x GE SFP/10 GE SFP+ ports 48 x GE SFP/10 GE SFP+ ports
MAC Address Table

128 K MAC address entries

MAC address learning and aging

Static, dynamic, and blackhole MAC address entries

Packet filtering based on source MAC addresses



Guest VLAN and voice VLAN

VLAN assignment based on MAC addresses, protocols, IP subnets, policies, and ports

1:1 and N:1 VLAN Mapping

QinQ and selective QinQ

IPv4 Routing

Static routing, RIPv1, RIPv2, ECMP, and URPF



Policy-based routing

Routing policy

IPv6 Routing

Static route




IPv6 Features

Neighbor Discovery (ND)


IPv6 ping, IPv6 tracert, and IPv6 Telnet

6to4 tunnel, ISATAP tunnel, and manually configured tunnel

ACLs based on the source IPv6 address, destination IPv6 address, Layer 4 ports, or protocol type

MLD v1/v2 snooping


Static Layer 2 multicast MAC address

MAC-based multicast forwarding

IGMP snooping and IGMP fast leave

Multicast VLAN

MLD snooping

IGMP proxy

Controllable multicast

Port-based multicast traffic statistics

IGMP v1/v2/v3




Rate limiting on packets sent and received by an interface

Packet redirection

Port-based traffic policing and two-rate three-color CAR

Eight queues on each port

WRR, DRR, SP, WRR + SP, and DRR + SP queue scheduling algorithms

Re-marking of the 802.1p priority and DSCP priority

Packet filtering at Layer 2 to Layer 4, filtering out invalid frames based on the source MAC address, destination MAC address, source IP address, destination IP address, port number, protocol type, and VLAN ID

Rate limiting in each queue and traffic shaping on ports

MPLS Features






STP(IEEE 802.1d), RSTP(IEEE 802.1w), and MSTP(IEEE 802.1s)

BPDU protection, root protection, and loop protection

RRPP ring topology and RRPP multi-instance

Smart Link tree topology and Smart Link multi-instance, providing the millisecond-level protection switchover SEP

ERPS (G.8032)

BFD for OSPF, BFD for IS-IS, BFD for VRRP, and BFD for PIM



User privilege management and password protection

DoS attack defense, ARP attack defense, and ICMP attack defense

Binding of the IP address, MAC address, interface, and VLAN

Port isolation, port security, and sticky MAC

Blackhole MAC address entries

Limit on the number of learned MAC addresses

802.1x authentication and limit on the number of users on an interface

AAA authentication, RADIUS authentication and TACACS authentication

SSH v2.0

Hypertext Transfer

Protocol Secure (HTTPS)

CPU defense

Blacklist and whitelist

Management and Maintenance

Stacking (using service ports as stack ports)

MAC Forced Forwarding (MFF)

Virtual cable test

Ethernet OAM (IEEE 802.3ah and 802.1ag)

Local port mirroring and remote switched port analyzer (RSPAN), allowing an observing port to forward packets

Remote configuration and maintenance using Telnet

SNMP v1/v2/v3




System logs and alarms of different levels




Operating Environment

Operating temperature: 0°C to 45°C (long-term); -5°C to 50°C (short-term)

Relative humidity: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)

Input Voltage


Rated voltage range: 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz Maximum voltage range: 90V to 264V, 50/60 Hz


Rated voltage range: –48V to –60V, DC Maximum voltage range: –36V to –72V

Dimensions (W x D x H) 442 mm x 420 mm x 43.6 mm
Power Consumption



Networking and applications

Data centers

    The S6700 can be used in Huawei’s sustainable data center solution, which offers four major advantages: evolution, availability, pooling, and visualization.

    As shown in the following figure, the S9700 Terabit routing switches function as core switches in a data center and use firewall and load balancer boards to ensure security and load balancing. The S6700 functions as an access switch and provides high-density 10 GE ports to connect to 10G servers.

    Campus networks

      The S6700 can function as a core switch on a campus network and provide high-density line-speed 10 GE ports, rich service features, and comprehensive security mechanisms. This makes the S6700 a cost-effective option.

Ordering information

Product Description
S6700-24-EI Mainframe (24 x 10 GE SFP+, Dual Slots of power, without Power Module)
S6700-48-EI Mainframe (48 x 10 GE SFP+, Dual Slots of power, without Power Module)
500W AC Power Module
500W DC Power Module