CloudEngine S6730-H Series Switches

CloudEngine S6730-H Series Switches

Product Overview

Huawei CloudEngine S6730-H series full-featured fixed switches provide 10 GE downlink ports and 100 GE uplink ports ideal for enterprise campuses, carriers, higher education institutions, and governments.

Huawei CloudEngine S6730-H series switches integrate native WLAN AC capabilities to support up to 1024 WLAN APs. They provide a free mobility function to ensure consistent user experience and are Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) capable to implement network virtualization. The switches also provide built-in security probes and support abnormal traffic detection, Encrypted Communications Analytics (ECA), and network-wide threat deception.

Models and Appearances

Models and Appearances Description

CloudEngine S6730-H48X6C

  • 48 x 10 Gig SFP+, 6 x 100 Gig QSFP28
  • Dual pluggable power modules, 1+1 power backup, 600W AC  (equipped power modules by default not available)
  • Forwarding performance: 480 Mpps
  • Switching capacity: 2.4 Tbit/s
            100GE QSFP28 interfaces support 40GE and 100GE optical module auto-sensing.

CloudEngine S6730-H24X6C

  • 24 x 10 Gig SFP+, 6 x 100 Gig QSFP28
  • Dual pluggable power modules, 1+1 power backup, 600W AC  (equipped power modules by default not available)
  • Forwarding performance: 420 Mpps
  • Switching capacity: 2.4 Tbit/s
            100GE QSFP28 interfaces support 40GE and 100GE optical module auto-sensing.

Features and Highlights

Agile Delivery of Abundant Services

Converge your wired and wireless networks to simplify operations. CloudEngine S6730-H integrates native WLAN AC functionality to support up to 1024 WLAN APs. This not only avoids the costs of purchasing additional WLAN AC hardware, but also overcomes the bottleneck associated with the forwarding performance of external WLAN ACs.

Huawei’s CloudEngine S6730-H series supports SVF and functions as a parent switch. The SVF technology offers the innovative network management solution, enabling you to virtualize a physical network (comprised of small core or aggregation switches, access switches, and APs) into a "super switch".

CloudEngine S6730-H also provides strong quality of service (QoS) capabilities and efficient algorithms for queue scheduling and congestion control. Adopting innovative priority queuing and multi-level scheduling mechanisms, CloudEngine S6730-H implements fine-grained scheduling of data flows to meet the various service quality requirements of different users and services.

Agile, Fine-Grained Network Management

Increase your network management capabilities while simplifying how you manage your networks. CloudEngine S6730-H uses the Packet Conservation Algorithm for Internet (iPCA) technology, which transforms the fault locating process that traditionally relied on using simulated traffic. This cutting-edge fault detection technology monitors network quality for any service flow anywhere and anytime, without incurring additional costs. It rapidly detects temporary service interruptions and accurately identifies faulty ports, delivering fine-grained management capabilities for your network.

In addition, CloudEngine S6730-H supports Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) to accurately check any IP link and obtain the entire network's IP performance, eliminating the need to use dedicated probes or proprietary protocols.

Flexible Ethernet Networking

Increase the reliability and flexibility of your networks. CloudEngine S6730-H supports the traditional spanning tree protocols (STP, RSTP, and MSTP), as well as the latest Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) standard that implements millisecond-level protection switching based on traditional Ethernet MAC and bridging functions. In addition, it supports Huawei's Smart Ethernet Protection (SEP) protocol. SEP delivers fast protection switching within 50 ms for ring network topologies, such as open ring, closed ring, and cascading ring topologies. Huawei designed this protocol specifically for the Ethernet link layer and is both reliable and easy to maintain.

To further improve reliability of access devices, CloudEngine S6730-H also supports Smart Link and the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), which implement backup of uplinks. One CloudEngine S6730-H switch can connect to multiple aggregation switches through multiple links to significantly improve reliability of access devices.

Intelligent Stack (iStack)

Combine multiple switches into one logical switch to increase device reliability and network scalability. With iStack, you can virtualize multiple physical switches into one logical switch to increase a stack's ports, bandwidth, and processing capacity. Member switches in a stack implement redundancy backup to improve device reliability and use inter-device link aggregation to improve link reliability. iStack simplifies device configuration and management, and you can log in to any member switch to manage all members in the stack.

Cloud-based Management

Maximize return on investment (ROI) with Huawei's cloud management platform. By allowing users to configure, monitor, and inspect switches on the cloud, the Huawei cloud management platform reduces on-site deployment and decreases network OPEX. CloudEngine S6730-H supports both cloud management and on-premise management modes that are fully interchangeable to achieve smooth evolution.


Automate the deployment of virtual networks and transform a single-purpose network into a multi-purpose one. CloudEngine S6730-H supports VXLAN, with which you can construct a Unified Virtual Fabric (UVF). This enables you to not only deploy multiple service networks and tenant networks on the same physical network while isolating the service and tenant networks from each other, but also reduce network construction costs and improve resource utilization.

Because CloudEngine S6730-H switches support VXLAN, you can deploy them as centralized and distributed VXLAN gateways. These switches also support BGP EVPN for dynamically establishing VXLAN tunnels and can be configured using NETCONF/YANG.

Clock Synchronization

Realize precise time and clock synchronization throughout your network. The CloudEngine S6730-H series supports the IEEE 1588v2 protocol, which implements low-cost, high-precision, and high-reliability time and clock synchronization. This feature can meet the strict time requirements of power and transportation industry customers.

Open Programmability System (OPS)

Achieve rapid innovation of new functions, program O&M functions, and implement intelligent O&M through OPS. CloudEngine S6730-H supports OPS, which is an open, Python-based platform that provides RESTful APIs to realize flexible programmability. With OPS, you can implement rapid service expansion, automatic function deployment, and intelligent device management, driving down the cost of network operation and maintenance and facilitating network operations.

Security with Big Data

Secure your networks with the power of big data. Through NetStream and collaboration with the Huawei Cybersecurity Intelligence System (CIS), CloudEngine S6730-H detects network security threats and displays the security posture across the entire network, enabling you to respond to security threats manually or through automation. The CIS delivers security policies to the Agile Controller, which then delivers them to switches so that the switches can take appropriate security measures.

In addition, CloudEngine S6730-H supports Encrypted Communication Analytics (ECA) for threat analysis in encrypted traffic. It extracts characteristics of encrypted streams based on NetStream sampling and Service Awareness (SA) and collaborates with the CIS, which uses AI to train traffic models and identify malicious traffic. The CIS displays detection results on a GUI, provides suggestions for handling threats, and automatically isolates threats with the Agile Controller.

CloudEngine S6730-H also supports network-wide threat deception for comprehensive, accurate, and efficient detection of attack such as IP address scanning and port scanning. Interworking with the CIS to analyze threat traffic and with the Agile Controller to deliver security policies, CloudEngine S6730-H helps ensure your networks remain secure.

Intelligent O&M

Realize intelligent O&M to deliver optimal user experience. Through Telemetry technology, CloudEngine S6730-H learns about the network in real time. Huawei's campus network analyzer, CampusInsight, in collaboration with CloudEngine S6730-H, analyzes network data using an intelligent fault identification algorithm. CampusInsight displays the real-time network status, demarcates and locates faults, and identifies network problems that affect user experience, enabling you to take remedial measures to ensure user experience.

CloudEngine S6730-H also supports a variety of intelligent O&M features for audio and video services, including the enhanced Media Delivery Index (eMDI). With eDMI, CloudEngine S6730-H can function as a monitored node, enabling CampusInsight to quickly and accurately demarcate faults that affect the quality of audio and video services.

Intelligent Upgrade

Ensure your switching devices always remain up to date. CloudEngine S6730-H obtains the version upgrade path and downloads the latest upgrades from the Huawei Online Upgrade Platform (HOUP) through a highly automated process. CloudEngine S6730-H also supports preloading of versions, shortening both the upgrade time and the service interruption time. The HOUP standardizes the upgrade operations, reducing the risk of upgrade failures. With the intelligent upgrade feature, you can simplify the upgrade operations and perform independent upgrades, thereby reducing your maintenance costs.

Product Specifications

Item CloudEngine S6730-H48X6C CloudEngine S6730-H24X6C
Fixed ports 48 x 10 Gig SFP+, 6 x 100 Gig QSFP28 24 x 10 Gig SFP+, 6 x 100 Gig QSFP28
Dimensions (W x D x H) 442 mm x 420 mm x 43.6 mm 442 mm x 420 mm x 43.6 mm
Chassis height(U) 1U 1U
Input voltage
  • Rated AC voltage: 100V to 240V AC; 50/60 Hz
  • Max. AC voltage: 90V to 290V AC; 45–65 Hz
Input current AC 600W:Max 8A
Maximum power consumption 274W 231W
Minimum power consumption 97W 97W
Operating temperature
  • 0–1800 m altitude: -5°C to 45°C
  • 1800–5000 m altitude: The operating temperature reduces by 1°C every time the altitude increases by 220 m.
Storage temperature -40-70℃
Operating altitude 5000 m
Noise (sound pressure at normal temperature) 52dB(A)
Surge protection specification AC power interface: differential mode:  ±6kV: common mode: ±6kV
Power supply type 600W AC Power
Relative humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Fans 4, Fan modules are pluggable
Heat dissipation Heat dissipation with fan, intelligent fan speed adjustment

Service Features

Feature Description
MAC Up to 128K MAC address entries
IEEE 802.1d standards compliance
MAC address learning and aging
Static, dynamic, and blackhole MAC address entries
Packet filtering based on source MAC addresses
Guest VLANs and voice VLANs
VLAN assignment based on MAC addresses, protocols, IP subnets, policies, and ports
VLAN mapping
ARP Static ARP
Dynamic ARP
IP routing Static routes, RIP v1/2, RIPng, OSPF, OSPFv3, IS-IS, IS-ISv6, BGP, BGP4+, ECMP, routing policy
Up to 192K FIBv4 entries
Up to 80K FIBv6 entries
Interoperability VLAN-Based Spanning Tree (VBST), working with PVST, PVST+, and RPVST
Link-type Negotiation Protocol (LNP), similar to DTP
VLAN Central Management Protocol (VCMP), similar to VTP
Wireless service AP access control, AP domain management, and AP configuration template management
Radio management, unified static configuration, and dynamic centralized management
WLAN basic services, QoS, security, and user management
CAPWAP, tag/terminal location, and spectrum analysis
Ethernet loop protection RRPP ring topology and RRPP multi-instance
Smart Link tree topology and Smart Link multi-instance, providing millisecond-level protection switchover
ERPS (G.8032)
BFD for OSPF, BFD for IS-IS, BFD for VRRP, and BFD for PIM
STP (IEEE 802.1d), RSTP (IEEE 802.1w), and MSTP (IEEE 802.1s)
BPDU protection, root protection, and loop protection
IPv6 features Neighbor Discover (ND)
IPv6 Ping, IPv6 Tracert, IPv6 Telnet
ACLs based on source IPv6 addresses, destination IPv6 addresses, Layer 4 ports, or protocol types
Multicast Listener Discovery snooping (MLDv1/v2)
IPv6 addresses configured for sub-interfaces, VRRP6, DHCPv6, and L3VPN
Multicast IGMP v1/v2/v3 snooping and IGMP fast leave
Multicast forwarding in a VLAN and multicast replication between VLANs
Multicast load balancing among member ports of a trunk
Controllable multicast
Port-based multicast traffic statistics
IGMP v1/v2/v3, PIM-SM, PIM-DM, and PIM-SSM
Multicast VPN
QoS/ACL Rate limiting in the inbound and outbound directions of a port
Packet redirection
Port-based traffic policing and two-rate three-color CAR
Eight queues on each port
DRR, SP, and DRR+SP queue scheduling algorithms
Re-marking of the 802.1p and DSCP fields of packets
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, TCP/UDP source/destination port number, protocol type, and VLAN ID
Queue-based rate limiting and shaping on ports
Security Hierarchical user management and password protection
DoS attack defense, ARP attack defense, and ICMP attack defense
Binding of the IP address, MAC address, port number, and VLAN ID
Port isolation, port security, and sticky MAC
MAC Forced Forwarding (MFF)
Blackhole MAC address entries
Limit on the number of learned MAC addresses
IEEE 802.1X authentication and limit on the number of users on a port
AAA authentication, RADIUS authentication, and HWTACACS authentication
SSH V2.0
CPU protection
Blacklist and whitelist
Attack source tracing and punishment for IPv6 packets such as ND, DHCPv6, and MLD packets
IPSec for management packet encryption
Reliability LACP
Ethernet OAM (IEEE 802.3ah and IEEE 802.1ag)
BFD for BGP, BFD for IS-IS, BFD for OSPF, BFD for static routes
VXLAN VXLAN functions, VXLAN L2 and L3 gateways, BGP EVPN
VXLAN configuration using NETCONF/YANG
SVF Acting as the parent node to vertically virtualize downlink switches and APs as one device for management
Two-layer client architecture
ASs can be independently configured. Services not supported by templates can be configured on the parent node.
Third-party devices allowed between SVF parent and clients
iPCA Marking service packets to obtain the packet loss ratio and number of lost packets in real time
Measurement of the number of lost packets and packet loss ratio on networks and devices
Management and maintenance Cloud-based management
Virtual cable test
SNMP v1/v2c/v3
Web-based NMS
System logs and alarms of different severities
802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)

Networking and Applications

Huawei CloudEngine S6730-H is a fixed agile switch with 10 GE downlink and 100 GE uplink ports. It delivers 10 GE connectivity at the aggregation or access layer in large and midsize campuses, and at the core layer in branches and small campuses. These switches support wired and wireless convergence and unified management on devices, users, and services, and offer large table sizes and buffers to avoid packet loss when traffic bursts occur. CloudEngine S6730-H enables you to implement manageable and reliable campus networks with scalable services.

Ordering Information

The following table lists ordering information of the CloudEngine S6730-H series switches.

Model Product Description
CloudEngine S6730-H48X6C CloudEngine S6730-H48X6C (48 × 10 Gig SFP+, 6 × 100 Gig QSFP28) [power modules sold separately]
CloudEngine S6730-H24X6C CloudEngine S6730-H24X6C (24 × 10 Gig SFP+, 6 × 100 Gig QSFP28) [power modules sold separately]
PAC-600S12-CB 600 W AC power module

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