Huawei NE5000E Cluster Router Product Brochure

Huawei NE5000E Cluster Router Product Brochure

Huawei’s NetEngine5000E cluster router (NE5000E) delivers industry-leading huge capacity, carrier-level availability, and green design, which fully guarantees network robustness, service flexibility and TCO savings for service providers. With powered advanced backplane connection design, distributed and a highly scalable Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) operating system, the NE5000E is a super-core routing platform, providing steady services and high-efficiency for internet backbones, metro cores, internet data centers, and Internet carrier networks.

Offering innovative and advanced solutions such as the industry-largest capacity board, back-to-back cluster system and hybrid-chassis cluster system, the NE5000E enables on-demand network configuration and helps customer improve earnings, as well as lower their TCO.

The NE5000E concists of two pieces of hardware: Cluster Central Chassis (CCC) and Cluster Line Chassis (CLC). CLC is used to forward service flow and CCC is used to connect CLC’s control plane and data plane in a cluster system.

Product Characteristics

Huge capacity, sustainable evolution

Huawei first launched the NE5000E 2+8 cluster with 40G Line Process Unit (LPU) in April 2008, leading the Internet into the 10T era. The capacity can be increased up to 25T with 100G LPUs and 102.4T with 400G LPUs.

The NE5000E cluster system supports single chassis mode and multi-chassis cluster modes, such as back-to-back, 2+4, 2+8. The future-oriented design ensures the cluster system can be expanded to 16+64 multi-chassis with 819 Tbit/s system capacity. The large capacity of the cluster system can meet the requirements of extra-large bandwidth service deployment.

2+8 cluster system

Huawei continuously devotes itself to high-end router R&D and helping customers build more efficient networks. Huawei launched the NE5000E 2+8 cluster with 40G LPUs in 2008, this led to the 10T era. The end-to-end 100G solution combining 100 GE + 100G WDM was released by Huawei the following year. Huawei then released the 200G LPU in 2011, and won the InfoVision award. The high-density 480G fixed LPU and 400G flexible LPU both were released in 2012. The LPUF-400 supports flexible sub-card deployed on demand. The latest model is the 100T 2+8 cluster based on 400G LPUs and new 1Tbit/s LPU, which was released in 2013.

High availability and enhanced network robustness

The NE5000E provides all-round protection for guaranteed reliability. For device-level protection, NE5000E has a passive backplane, with all the key parts of the device hot-swappable and hot-pluggable with hot-backup. The NE5000E supports Non-Stop Routing (NSR) for control and data plane. The NE5000E provides hot-patching and comprehensive In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) technology for smooth software upgrades. For network-level protection, The NE5000E supports comprehensive high-availability mechanisms, such as IGP fast convergence, IP/LDP/TE FRR, BGP/ISIS Auto FRR, BGP/ISIS/OSPF/LDP/PIM GR, VRRP, BFD, and Trunk, which will effectively ensure high-reliability of network operation. As a result, The NE5000E system exceeds 99.999% carrier-class reliability.

Adopting innovative In-Service Hardware Expansion (ISHE) technology, The NE5000E can be expanded smoothly. It is the most flexible core router in the industry and meets the requirement of continuous expansion. High-speed Optical Flexible Card (OFC) clusters can be configured on demand and the switch mode of the fabric chipset can be configured flexibly. All of these innovative core features are an integral part of ISHE technology, which not only improves network availability but also protects the investment for decades to come.

Green philosophy, TCO savings

Huawei released the industry’s first NE5000E back-to-back cluster in 2006, which required less site room space and power consumption, reducing TCO by 45 percent. The back-to-back cluster with 400G LPUs supports 25.6 Gbit/s of system capacity and meets the requirement of business development over 3 to 5 years. The NE5000E back-to-back cluster smoothly upgrades to a multi-chassis system, and is the most cost-effective cluster solution.

Product Specifications

Attribute Description
Throughput Capability

Non-block switch fabric, supports multiple chassis

The maximum system capacity: 819 Tbit/s for 64 chassis (400G)

Port Capacity 15 Tbit/s for single chassis (480G)
Interface Types GE, 10 GE, 155M POS, 622M POS, 2.5G POS, 10G POS, 40G POS, 40 GE, and 100 GE
Routing Protocols IPv4 static route, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, PIM, MSDP, and MBGP
IPv6

IPv4 & IPv6 dual stack; IPv6 line speed forwarding based on hardware

IPv6 static route, BGP4+, RIPng, OSPFv3, and IS-ISv6

IPv6 peer discovery, PMTU discovery, TCP6, ping IPv6, Tracert IPv6, socket IPv6, TFTP IPv6 client, IPv6 policy route, IPv6 NetStream, etc

Manually configured tunnel, automatic tunnel, and 6 to 4 tunnel

High Availability

1:1 standby for MPU, 3+1 backup switching fabric, 8+8 backup for power supply, and 2+2 backup for fan

Hot-swappable based on state, Non-Stop Forwarding (NSF), and Non-Stop Routing (NSR)

BFD for VRRP, BGP, OSPF, ISIS, TE LSP, LDP, LSP, TE, and PIM

IGP/BGP/multicast fast convergence

IP/LDP/BGP/TE Fast Re-Route (FRR), BGP/ISIS auto FRR, ETH trunk, and IP trunk

In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU), automatic fault diagnosis function, and hot patching

Configuration management

Bi-directional compatibility

CLC Specifications

Attribute Description
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1,778 mm x 442 mm x 650 mm (70.0 in. x 17.4 in. x 25.6 in.)
Maximum Power Consumption 10,000W (full configuration of 400G LPUs)
Weight 364 kg (802 lb) (full configuration of 400G LPUs)

CCC Specifications

Attribute Description
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1,955 mm x 442 mm x 850 mm (77.0 in. x 17.4 in. x 33.5 in.)
Power Consumption 4,300W (2+2 cluster based on full configuration of 400G LPU)
Weight 420 kg (925.9 lb)

Ordering information

Item Description
NE5000E Basic Configuration NE5000E Integrated Chassis Components (DC Power)
NE5000E Integrated Chassis Components (AC Power)
NE5000E Main Processing Unit B5
400G Switch Fabric Unit A for Single Chassis (SFUI-400-A)
100G Switch Fabric Unit C (SFUF-100-C)
NE5000E CCC Basic Configuration NE5000E Cluster Chassis B
100G Cluster Central Switch Fabric Unit A (SFUI-100-A)
400G Cluster Central Switch Fabric Unit A (SFUF-400-A)
100G Cluster Electric Cross Unit A (ECU-100-A)
Cluster Central Main Processing Unit B
Cluster Internal Communication Unit A
100G Cluster Optical Flexible Card
400G Cluster Optical Flexible Card
100G Line Card 1-Port 100G Base-CFP Integrated Line Process Unit (NE5000E LPUI-100)
10-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-SFP+ Integrated Line Processing Unit (NE5000E LPUI-100)
100G Flexible Card Line Processing Unit (NE5000E LPUF-100,4 sub-slots)
1-Port 40G Base-CFP Flexible Card (CP100, occupies 2 sub-slots)
5-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-XFP Flexible Card (CP100, occupies 2 sub-slots)
5-Port 10G Base LAN-XFP Flexible Card (CP100, occupies 2 sub-slots)
5-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-SFP+ Flexible Card B (CP100, occupies 2 sub-slots)
5-Port 10G Base LAN-SFP+ Flexible Card B (CP100, occupies 2 sub-slots)
2-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-XFP Flexible Card (CP100, occupies 1 sub-slot)
2-Port 10G Base LAN-XFP Flexible Card (CP100, occupies 1 sub-slot)
24-Port 100/1000 Base-SFP Flexible Card (CP100, occupies 2 sub-slots)
1-Port OC-768c/STM-256c POS-2KM-LC Flexible Card (CP100, occupies 2 sub-slots)
2-Port OC-192c/STM-64c POS/OTU2-XFP Flexible Card (Dynamic switch between POS and OTN) (CP100, occupies 1 sub-slot)
8-Port OC-48c/12c/3c STM-16c/4c/1c POS-SFP Flexible Card (CP100, occupies 2 sub-slots)
400G Line Card 400G Flexible Card Line Processing Unit (NE5000E LPUF-400, 2 sub-slots)
20-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-SFP+ Flexible Card (CP400, occupies 1 sub-slot)
2-Port 100G Base-CXP Flexible Card (CP400, occupies 1 sub-slot)
2-Port 100G Base-CFP2 Flexible Card (CP400, occupies 1 sub-slot)
1-Port 100G Base-CFP Flexible Card (CP400, occupy 1 sub-slot)
5-Port 40GBase-QSFP+ Flexible Card (CP400,Occupies 1 sub-slot)
480G Line Card 48-Port 10G Base LAN/WAN-SFP+ Integrated Line Process Unit (NE5000E LPUI-480)
Software NetEngine5000E Base SW, VRP8, V800R007
NetEngine5000E Base SW for Cluster, VRP8, V800R007
NetEngine5000E Software Release Entitlement from Rn to R (n+1)
NetEngine5000E Software Release Entitlement from Rn to R (n+1) for Cluster