Huawei CE12816 Switch is Huawei’s new generation of high-performance core switches for data centers and high-end campuses. The software platform is based on Huawei’s new generation of VRP8 operating system. Deliver a resilient, virtual, and high-quality network based on a stable, reliable, and secure high-performance L2/L3 layer switching service.

Up to 2 MPUs (Main Processing Unit)
Up to 2 CMUs (Centralized Monitoring Unit)
Up to 16 LPUs
Up to 6 SFUs (Switch Fabric Unit)
Up to 20 power modules
Up to 23 fan modules

Huawei CE12816 Switch Product Overview

Huawei CE12816 Switch uses advanced hardware architecture design. The whole machine supports 367/1032Tbps switching capacity, and supports up to 576 100GE, 576 40GE, 2304 25GE or 2304 10GE full line speed interfaces. Huawei CloudEngine 12816 Switch features industry-leading Clos switch fabric and industrial-grade reliability, as well as rigorous front and rear air duct design, and supports comprehensive virtualization capabilities and rich data center features. A variety of green energy-saving innovative technologies have been used to significantly reduce equipment energy consumption.

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Huawei CE12816 Switch Product Specifications



CloudEngine 12804S CloudEngine 12808S CloudEngine 12804 CloudEngine 12808 CloudEngine 12812 CloudEngine 12816
Switching Capacity 30/258 Tbit/s 59/516 Tbit/s 45/258 Tbit/s 89/516 Tbit/s 134/774 Tbit/s 178/1,032 Tbit/s
Forwarding Performance 17,280 Mpps 34,560 Mpps 17,280 Mpps 34,560 Mpps 51,840 Mpps 69,120 Mpps
Service Slots 4 8 4 8 12 16
Switching Fabric Module Slots 2 4 6 6 6 6
Fabric Architecture Clos architecture, cell switching, VoQ, and distributed deep buffer
Airflow Design Strict front-to-back airflow design
Device Virtualization VS (1:16 virtualization)
Cluster Switch System (CSS)1
Network Virtualization M-LAG
VXLAN and VXLAN bridging
QinQ access VXLAN
Programmability Ansible-based automatic configuration and open-source module release
O&M Network-wide path detection

Huawei CE12816 Switch Product Features

Strict front and rear air duct design

  • Patented front and rear air duct design, strict isolation of hot and cold air ducts, fully meet the standards of the data center computer room;
  • The line card and the switching network board adopt independent air ducts, which solve the problems of cold and hot air mixing and air duct cascading, and greatly improve the heat dissipation efficiency;
  • Adopting a counter-rotating fan design with 2 fans per fan frame for powerful and efficient heat dissipation;
  • The fan supports intelligent zone speed regulation, heat dissipation on-demand, energy-saving and noise reduction.

Port ultra-low power consumption

  • CE12800 adopts innovative energy-saving technology, and the port power consumption is 50% better than the industry level, which greatly reduces the energy consumption of the data center computer room;
  • The North American professional testing organization Miercom has proven the industry-leading low power consumption of the CE12800 through a series of rigorous tests.

Efficient and intelligent power supply system

  • Industry-efficient digital power modules with up to 96% efficiency;
  • Real-time power measurement, keep abreast of the system power consumption status, and intelligently control the power module to enter the sleep state according to the system power consumption state, reducing energy consumption;
  • According to the change of service traffic load, the energy consumption of major components of CE12800 is adjusted as needed, and energy is saved dynamically.

Huawei CE12816  Switch Product Ordering Info

Basic Configuration
CE-RACK-A01 FR42812 Assembly Rack (800x1200x2000mm)
CE12804S-AC CE12804S Assembly Chassis (with Fans)
CE12808S-AC CE12808S Assembly Chassis (with Fans)
CE12804S-DC CE12804S DC Assembly Chassis (with Fans)
CE12808S-DC CE12808S DC Assembly Chassis (with Fans)
CE12804-AC CE12804 AC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
CE12808-AC CE12808 AC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
CE12812-AC CE12812 AC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
CE12816-AC CE12816 AC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
CE12804-DC CE12804 DC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
CE12808-DC CE12808 DC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
CE12812-DC CE12812 DC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
CE12816-DC CE12816 DC Assembly Chassis (with CMUs and Fans)
Main Processing Unit
CE-MPU-S CE12800S Main Processing Unit
CE-MPU Main Processing Unit
Switch Fabric Unit
CE-SFU-S CE12800S Switch Fabric
CE-SFU04 CE12804 Switch Fabric
CE-SFU08 CE12808 Switch Fabric
CE-SFU12 CE12812 Switch Fabric
CE-SFU16 CE12816 Switch Fabric
GE BASE-T Interface Card
CE-L24XS 24-Port 10GBASE-X Interface Card (SFP/SFP+)
CE-L48XS 48-Port 10GBASE-X Interface Card (SFP/SFP+)
40GE Interface Card
CE-L06LQ 6-Port 40G Interface Card (QSFP+)
CE-L12LQ 12-Port 40G Interface Card (QSFP+)
CE-L24LQ 24-Port 40G Interface Card (QSFP+)
CE-L36LQ 36-Port 40G Interface Card (QSFP+)
100GE Interface Card
CE-L04CF 4-Port 100G Interface Card (CFP)
CE-L08CF 8-Port 100G Interface Card (CFPS)
CE-L12CF 12-Port 100G Interface Card (CFP2)
CE-L12CQ 12-Port 100G Interface Card (QSFP28)
CE-L16CQ 16-Port 100G Interface Card (QSFP28)
CE-L36CQ 36-Port 100G Interface Card (QSFP28)
PHD-3000WA 3000W HVDC Power Module
PDC-2200WA 2200W DC Power Supply
CE128-LIC-B25 CloudEngine 12800 Basic SW
CE128-LIC-TRILL TRILL Function License
CE128-LIC-MPLS MPLS Function License
CE128-LIC-VS Virtual System Function License
CE128-LIC-IPV6 IPV6 Function License
CE128-LIC-EVN EVN Function License
CE128-LIC-FCFAL CloudEngine 12800 FCF All Ports
CE128-LIC-FCF48 CloudEngine 12800 FCF 48 Ports
CE128-LIC-TLM CE12800 Telemetry Function
CE128-LIC-MACSEC CE12800 MACsec Function
N1-CE128LIC-CFFD N1-CloudFabric Foundation SW License for CloudEngine 12800
N1-CE128CFFD-SnS1Y N1-CloudFabric Foundation SW License for CloudEngine 12800-SnS-1 Year
N1-CE128LIC-CFAD N1-CloudFabric Advanced SW License for CloudEngine 12800
N1-CE128CFAD-SnS1Y N1-CloudFabric Advanced SW License for CloudEngine 12800-SnS-1 Year

Huawei CE12816 Switch Product Applications

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