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ZXR10 5960-H Introduction

The ZXR10 5960-H Series switch is next-generation carrier-grade data center TOR (Top of Rack) switch with ultra-big switching capacity and low latency. It provides high density 10GE/25GE/ 40GE/100GE interfaces, carrier-class reliability and superior scalability. The ZXR10 5960-H Series switch supports extensive data center service features such as VSC (Virtual Switch Cluster)/VXLAN (Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network)/ SDN (Software Defined Network)/ Front-to-back airflow. The ZXR10 5960-H Series switch can work with the ZXR10 9900/9900-S Series switch to build elastic, virtualized, high-quality switching network that meets the requirements of cloud-computing data centers.

Products Advantages

Flexible Port Capability with Diversity and Variability
Support 100G/40G/25G/10G ports
Port splitting and downgrading brings more flexibility
Meet the diversity of access ports

Intelligent and Visualized O&M and lower OPEX

Traffic of all the nodes and paths can be visualized
Big data AI network analysis and optimization
Deep automated management make O&M much easier

Network virtualization shortening the Service Provisioning Cycle

EVPN+VXLAN network virtualization
Rapid service creation and deployment for data center expansion and migration
Hybrid virtualized networking with bare metal servers and VMs

Major Function

  • Step into SDN Era

    • 5960-H series switches are based on EVPN protocol to realize network virtualization and provide user access as leaf nodes in data center construction. 
    • Supporting VXLAN protocol, supporting data center operation of up to 16M tenants and interconnection networking requirements across DC, without changing the existing network, can realize the expansion of large and second tier business and rapid deployment and migration of business. 
    • In the VXLAN application scenario, 5960-H series switches as virtual machine gateways expand the network scale, reduce the load of core equipment and improve network reliability. 
    • Through southbound interface of SDN Controller Netconf/OpenFlow, the ZXR10 5960-H Series switch can download forwarding flow table, set up VxLAN forwarding tunnel, service configuration and centralized management.
    • Visual GUI interface of SDN controller helps customer realize easy operation and service provisioning.
  • Deliver Better Data Center Service Experience.

    • Support DCB (Data Center Bridging) protocol family and fully guarantee network reliability and no loss in full range. The ZXR10 5960-H/HC Series switch supports PFC (Priority-based Flow Control), QCN (Quantized Congestion Notification), ETS (Enhanced Transmission Selection), DCBX (Data Center Bridging Exchange), which ensure low latency and zero packet loss for high-speed computing services.
    • Support a variety of EVB (Ethernet Virtual Bridging) styles including VM, VEB, VEPA (Virtual Ethernet Port aggregator). Support VEPA (Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregation) scheme, to meet the coexistence of VM, VEB and VEPA application modes, while supporting VDP, EDCP, CDCP protocols, to ensure the stable operation of EVB, to provide security for service virtualization transition. 
    • Supporting VXLAN protocol, supporting self-learning, SDN, EVPN and other control plane technologies, adapting to new, rebuilt and other application scenarios, can be docked with cloud platform to achieve unified management of hardware and software network. 
    • Supporting VXLAN protocol, supporting self-learning, SDN, EVPN and other control plane technologies, adapting to new, rebuilt and other application scenarios, can be docked with cloud platform to achieve unified management of hardware and software network. 
    • Support EVPN protocol, RT-2 (support for MAC synchronization, ARP synchronization), RT-5 (support for subnet synchronization); support IRB symmetric forwarding mode, support distributed routing, support EVPN RR 
    • Supports DCI function, supports two-tier communication, three-tier communication and two-tier hybrid communication between DCI, supports VNI label conversion, realizes MAC and routing synchronization within and outside DC. 
  • High-Performance VSC2.0 (Virtual Switch Cluster) Technology

    • Support VSC2.0 (Virtual Switch Cluster), which enhances cluster system capacity and port density, simplifies network topology and management.
    • Real time hot-standby information synchronization between master and standby master to ensure seamless switch over against network failures, enhancing network reliability.
    • Stacking bandwidth between the VSC switches can be up to 800Gbps, which can solve the bandwidth bottleneck of VSC and deliver customers a real-time non-blocking VSC system.
    • The stacking distance can be up to 80km, it helps customers get rid of distance restriction while designing a reliable VSC system.
    • Master and slave in VSC works in 1+N redundancy mode, MAD (Multi-active Detect) technology is used to detect and avoid dual master in VSC system when failure happens. Together with real-time hot-standby and seamless switchover it brings customer a more flexible VSC network.
    • No need special stacking sub-card, the normal ports can be used for VSC2.0 connecting, which helps customers save investments.  
  • Carrier-Grade Reliability and Multiple Dimensional Security

    • Support dual redundant modular fan and dual modular power supply.
    • Support Ethernet OAM, including IEEE 802.3ah, 802.1ag, help monitor network real-time operating status and fulfill fast fault detection, fault location. 
    • Support various authentication methods such as 802.1x, Radius, TACACS+. Support CPU overload protection, anti-DDOS, deliver customer a security network.
    • Supporting VRRPE not only enhances the protection of the network, but also keeps the backup device in the backup group working and improves the utilization of network resources. 
    • Supporting MC-LAG cross-device link aggregation technology, realizing multi-device link aggregation, improving the flexibility of bi-directional networking equipment, enhancing the reliability of bi-directional system, and running spanning tree protocol on MC-LAG cross-link aggregation link. 
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