Huawei CloudEngine Data Center Switches
September 27, 2022

Huawei CloudEngine Data Center Switches

Roni Peterson Alvarenga Ferraresso | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Software Version

CloudEngine 6800 Series Data Center Switches

Overall Satisfaction with Huawei CloudEngine Data Center Switches

I use Huawei CloudEngine Data Center Switches as ToR (Top of Rack) for my hyperconverged solution. There are two 6861 models and two 6863 models, all connected in a stack, thus ensuring high availability and connection redundancy.
I needed a robust switching solution to handle the data traffic from my network and the hundreds of virtual machines. I can say, after all this period using the solution, that it is robust enough and, so far, has not presented any lag or even performance problems.
  • connection stability
  • Simplified port-channel configuration
  • Interoperability with various solutions
  • Documentation, like every huawei product, needs improvement
  • The official training of this solution is extremely boring and theoretical. It is necessary to make something more practical and useful in everyday life.
  • As it is a line for datacenters, I believe that the product needs a better development in its chassis. It seems very fragile to me.
  • SNMPv3 configuration
  • Possibility of stacking
  • Energy saving.
  • Port speed stability
  • The investment ensured a better response, at the network level, of the applications
  • Support for 60 months guarantees better predictability when evaluating new investments of this type.
  • Product redundancy ensures greater availability of the entire infrastructure and applications, thus reducing downtime.
The Huawei CloudEngine Data Center Switches solution, as the name implies, is aimed at Datacenters and ToR applications. The development of such equipment was all designed to meet high processing loads and connections of servers, storages and other high-performance assets. The other solutions evaluated (and some we even have in our park) are for other purposes, such as access and edge.

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The focus of the solution is datacenter, so it is a waste of resources to use them as SOHO or as access switches. All your robustness needs to be used correctly, so that there is no wasted investment. I also note that, as good practices, it is necessary to ensure redundancy and availability of assets and connections, so the investment is high, even more so if you need to mix fiber and twisted pair solutions.