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.
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.
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.
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.
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.