Huawei CloudEngine S6730-H series full-featured routing switches are Huawei's new- generation fixed switches that provide 10 GE downlink ports 100 GE uplink ports.

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Product Overview

CloudEngine S6730-H series full-featured routing switches are Huawei's new-generation fixed switches ,to provide 10 GE downlink ports as well as 100 GE uplink ports.

CloudEngine S6730-H series switches provide native AC capabilities and can manage 1K APs. They provide a free mobility function to ensure consistent user experience and are Virtual Extensible LAN(VXLAN )capable to implement network virtualization. CloudEngine S6730-H series switches also provide built-in security probes and support abnormal traffic detection, Encrypted Communications Analytics (ECA), and network-wide threat deception. The CloudEngine S6730-H series is ideal for enterprise campuses, carriers, higher education institutions, and governments.



Models and Appearance






CloudEngine S6730-H48X6C

l 48 x 10 Gig SFP+, 6 x 40/100 Gig QSFP28

l Dual pluggable power modules, 1+1 power backup

l Switching capacity: 2.16Tbps/2.4Tbps


100GE QSFP28 interfaces support 40GE and 100GE optical module auto-sensing.

The default uplink port is 40GE, which needs to be upgraded to 100GE through the license.

A QSFP28 optical port cannot be split into four 10GE ports, regardless of whether the port uses a QSFP28 or QSFP+ optical module.

The value before the slash (/) refers to the device's switching capability, while the value after the slash (/) means the chip's switching capability.



CloudEngine S6730-H24X6C

l 24 x 10 Gig SFP+, 6 x 40/100 Gig QSFP28

l Dual pluggable power modules, 1+1 power backup

l Switching capacity: 1.68Tbps/2.4Tbps


100GE QSFP28 interfaces support 40GE and 100GE optical module auto-sensing.

The default uplink port is 40GE, which needs to be upgraded to 100GE through the license.

A QSFP28 optical port cannot be split into four 10GE ports, regardless of whether the port uses a QSFP28 or QSFP+ optical module.




The value before the slash (/) refers to the device's switching capability, while the value after the slash (/) means the chip's switching capability.


Features and Highlights

Abundant Convergence

l This CloudEngine S6730-H series provides the integrated WLAN AC function that can manage 1K APs, reducing the costs of purchasing additional WLAN AC hardware. With this switch series, customers can stay ahead in the high-speed wireless era.

l The CloudEngine S6730-H series supports SVF and functions as a parent switch. With this virtualization technology, a physical network with the "Small-sized core and aggregation switches + Access switches + APs" structure can be virtualized into a "super switch", greatly simplifying network management.

l The CloudEngine S6730-H series provides excellent QoS capabilities and supports queue scheduling and congestion control algorithms. Additionally, it adopts innovative priority queuing and multi-level scheduling mechanisms to implement fine- grained scheduling of data flows, meeting service quality requirements of different user terminals and services.


Providing Granular Network Management

l The CloudEngine S6730-H series uses the Packet Conservation Algorithm for Internet (iPCA) technology that alters the traditional method of using simulated traffic for fault location. iPCA technology can monitor network quality for any service flow anywhere, anytime, without extra costs. It can detect temporary service interruptions in a very short time and can identify faulty ports accurately. This cutting-edge fault detection technology turns "extensive management" to "granular management."

l The CloudEngine S6730-H supports Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) to accurately check any IP link and obtain the entire network's IP performance. This protocol eliminates the need of using a dedicated probe or a proprietary protocol.


Flexible Ethernet Networking

l In addition to traditional Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), and Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), the CloudEngine S6730-H supports Huawei-developed Smart Ethernet Protection (SEP) technology and the latest Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) standard. SEP is a ring protection protocol specific to the Ethernet link layer, and applies to various ring network topologies, such as open ring topology, closed ring topology, and cascading ring topology. This protocol is reliable, easy to maintain, and implements fast service switching within 50 milliseconds. ERPS is defined in ITU- T G.8032. It implements millisecond-level protection switching based on traditional Ethernet MAC and bridging functions.

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


Intelligent Stack (iStack)

l The CloudEngine S6730-H series supports the iStack function that combines multiple switches into a logical switch. Member switches in a stack implement redundancy backup to improve device reliability and use inter-device link aggregation to improve link reliability. iStack provides high network scalability. You can increase a stack's ports, bandwidth, and processing capability by simply adding member switches. iStack also simplifies device configuration and management. After a stack is set up, multiple physical switches can be virtualized into one logical device. You can log in to any member switch in the stack to manage all the member switches in it.


Cloud-based Management

l The Huawei cloud management platform allows users to configure, monitor, and inspect switches on the cloud, reducing on-site deployment and O&M manpower costs and decreasing network OPEX. Huawei switches support both cloud management and on-premise management modes. These two management modes can be flexibly switched as required to achieve smooth evolution while maximizing return on investment (ROI).



l VXLAN is used to construct a Unified Virtual Fabric (UVF). As such, multiple service networks or tenant networks can be deployed on the same physical network, and service and tenant networks are isolated from each other. This capability truly

achieves 'one network for multiple purposes'. The resulting benefits include enabling data transmission of different services or customers, reducing the network construction costs, and improving network resource utilization.

l The CloudEngine S6730-H series switches are VXLAN-capable and allow centralized and distributed VXLAN gateway deployment modes. These switches also support the BGP EVPN protocol for dynamically establishing VXLAN tunnels and can be configured using NETCONF/YANG.


Clock Synchronization

l 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 strict requirements of power and transportation industry customers on time and clock synchronization.



l Open Programmability System (OPS) is an open programmable system based on the Python language. IT administrators can program the O&M functions of a switch through Python scripts to quickly innovate functions and implement intelligent O&M.


Big Data Powered Collaborative Security

l Agile switches use NetStream to collect campus network data and then report such data to the Huawei Cybersecurity Intelligence System (CIS). The purposes of doing so are to detect network security threats, display the security posture across the entire network, and enable automated or manual response to security threats. The CIS delivers the security policies to the Agile Controller. The Agile Controller then delivers such policies to agile switches that will handle security events accordingly. All these ensure campus network security.

l The CloudEngine S6730-H series supports Encrypted Communication Analytics (ECA). It uses built-in ECA probes to extract characteristics of encrypted streams based on NetStream sampling and Service Awareness (SA), generates metadata, and reports the metadata to Huawei Cybersecurity Intelligence System (CIS). The CIS uses the AI algorithm to train the traffic model and compare characteristics of extracted encrypted traffic to identify malicious traffic. The CIS displays detection results on the GUI, provides threat handling suggestions, and automatically isolates threats with the Agile Controller to ensure campus network security.

l The CloudEngine S6730-H series supports deception. It functions as a sensor to detect threats such as IP address scanning and port scanning on a network and lures threat traffic to the honeypot for further checks. The honeypot performs in- depth interaction with the initiator of the threat traffic, records various application-layer attack methods of the initiator, and reports security logs to the CIS. The CIS analyzes security logs. If the CIS determines that the suspicious traffic is an attack, it generates an alarm and provides handling suggestions. After the administrator confirms the alarm, the CIS delivers a policy to the Agile Controller. The Agile Controller delivers the policy to the switch for security event processing, ensuring campus network security.


Intelligent O&M

l The CloudEngine S6730-H series provides telemetry technology to collect device data in real time and send the data to Huawei campus network analyzer CampusInsight. The CampusInsight analyzes network data based on the intelligent fault identification algorithm, accurately displays the real-time network status, effectively demarcates and locates faults in a timely manner, and identifies network problems that affect user experience, accurately guaranteeing user experience.

l The CloudEngine S6730-H series supports a variety of intelligent O&M features for audio and video services, including the enhanced Media Delivery Index (eMDI). With this eDMI function, the CloudEngine S6730-H can function as a monitored node to periodically conduct statistics and report audio and video service indicators to the CampusInsight platform. In this way, the CampusInsight platform can quickly demarcate audio and video service quality faults based on the results of multiple monitored nodes.


Intelligent Upgrade

l Switches support the intelligent upgrade feature. Specifically, switches obtain the version upgrade path and download the newest version for upgrade from the Huawei Online Upgrade Platform (HOUP). The entire upgrade process is highly automated and achieves one-click upgrade. In addition, preloading the version is supported, which greatly shortens the upgrade time and service interruption time.

l The intelligent upgrade feature greatly simplifies device upgrade operations and makes it possible for the customer to upgrade the version independently. This greatly reduces the customer's maintenance costs. In addition, the upgrade policies on the HOUP platform standardize the upgrade operations, which greatly reduces the risk of upgrade failures.


CloudEngine S6730-H supports both the traditional feature-based licensing mode and the latest Huawei IDN One Software (N1 mode for short) licensing mode. The N1 mode is ideal for deploying Huawei CloudCampus Solution in the on-premises scenario, as it greatly enhances the customer experiences in purchasing and upgrading software services with simplicity.

Software Package Features in N1 Mode


Switch Functions

N1 Basic Software

N1 Foundation Software Package

N1 Advanced Software Package

Basic network functions:

Layer 2 functions, IPv4, IPv6, MPLS, SVF, and others Note: For details, see the Service Features

Basic network automation based on the Agile Controller:

l Basic automation: Plug-and-play, SSID, and AP group management

l Basic monitoring: Application visualization

l NE management: Image and topology management and discovery

l WLAN enhancement: Roaming and optimization for up to 128 APs


Advanced network automation and intelligent O&M:

VXLAN, user access authentication, free mobility, and CampusInsight basic functions




Note: Only V200R019C00 and later versions can support N1 mode


Service Features

Except for special instructions, the following features are supported by CloudEngine S6730-H with N1 basic software.





Up to 384K 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 GVRP


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


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 256K FIBv4 entries


Product Specifications



CloudEngine S6730-H48X6C

CloudEngine S6730-H24X6C

Fixed ports

48 x 10 Gig SFP+, 6 x 40/100 Gig QSFP28

24 x 10 Gig SFP+, 6 x 40/100 Gig QSFP28

Dimensions (H x W x D)

43.6 mm x 442.0 mm x 420.0 mm (1.72

in. x 17.4 in. x 16.5 in.)

43.6 mm x 442.0 mm x 420.0 mm (1.72

in. x 17.4 in. x 16.5 in.)

Chassis height(U)



Rated voltage range

l AC input: 100 V AC to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

l High-Voltage DC input: 240 V DC

l DC input: -48 V DC to -60 V DC

Maximum voltage range

l AC input: 90 V AC to 290 V AC, 45 Hz to 65 Hz

l High-Voltage DC input: 190 V DC to 290 V DC

l DC input: -38.4 V DC to -72 V DC

Maximum input current

l AC 600W8A

l DC 1000W30A

Maximum power consumption (100% throughput, full speed of fans)

291 W

254 W


CloudEngine S6730-H48X6C

CloudEngine S6730-H24X6C

Typical power consumption (30% of traffic load, tested according to ATIS standard)

165 W

149 W

Operating temperature

-5°C to +45°C (23°F to 113°F) at an altitude of 0-1800 m (0-5906 ft.)


When the altitude is 1800-5000 m (5906-16404 ft.), the highest operating temperature reduces by 1°C (1.8°F) every time the altitude increases by 220 m (722 ft.).

The switch cannot be started when the ambient temperature is lower than 0°C (32°F).

Storage temperature

-40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)

Operating altitude

0-5000 m (0-16404 ft.)

Noise (sound pressure at normal temperature)

< 65 dB(A)

Power supply surge protection

l Using AC power modules: ±6 kV in differential mode, ±6 kV in common mode

l Using DC power modules: ±2 kV in differential mode, ±4 kV in common mode

Power supply type

l 600W AC Power

l 1000W DC Power

Relative humidity

5% to 95%, noncondensing


4, Fan modules are pluggable

Heat dissipation

Heat dissipation with fan, intelligent fan speed adjustment