Tolly Report Archive: 50 Most Recent Reports

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Efficient IP Document number: 220131
EfficientIP Smart DDI Return on Investment (ROI) in a Real-World Network
Release date: 11 August 2020

With the advent of IoT, “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD), hybrid cloud, a dramatic increase of applications, WLAN network access to customers and visitors, and virtualized systems the demand for IP addresses has exploded. Even small companies might have to manage more than 1,000 IP addresses, with 10,000 or more addresses spread across many locations not being unusual for larger businesses.

To assist prospective users in understanding the actual ROI of deploying an automated DDI (DNS, DHCP, IPAM) solution, EfficientIP commissioned Tolly to analyze deployment characteristics of actual customers and, applying Tolly’s knowledge and existing research, analyze and outline project ROI scenarios based on customer needs and tasks.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220126
Huawei CloudEngine S12700E Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 20 July 2020

Huawei CloudEngine S12700E series switches are the flagship core switches in Huawei's CloudCampus portfolio. With the high- performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software and the cell switching architecture, these feature-rich switches help users upgrade their traditional campus networks to become service experience- centric, intelligent, and simplified.

Tolly engineers verified performance, specifications, and functions of Huawei's CloudEngine S12700E series switches. CloudEngine S12700E series switches support Native AC (built-in WLAN Access Controller) to manage up to 10K (10,240) WLAN access points (APs) and 50,000 online users, achieving wired and wireless network/policy convergence. These switches come with 100GbE, 40GbE, 25GbE, 10GbE, and GbE interface cards, with the CloudEngine S12700E-12 model providing industry- leading 288 x 100GbE high-density ports.

Test results apply to all Huawei CloudEngine S12700E models, including the CloudEngine S12700E-4, CloudEngine S12700E-8, and CloudEngine S12700E-12.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220127
Huawei CloudEngine S5732-H Series Multi-GE Switches and Hybrid Optical-Electrical Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 16 July 2020

Huawei CloudEngine S5732-H series new generation Multi-GE switches provide 24 or 48 Multi-GE ports (100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10G Base-T) and provide four 25GE, two 40GE and two 100GE uplink ports (25GE/40GE cannot work simultaneously with 100GE). Each switch also provides one extended slot to support the 2 x 25GE SFP28 / 8 x 10GE SFP+ interface card, or the 8 x 25GE SFP28 interface card. It is the industry's most flexible fixed Multi-GE switch. Huawei CloudEngine S5732-H series hybrid optical-electrical switches provide 24 optical ports and 24 electrical ports. It is the industry's first full-10GE hybrid optical-electrical fixed switch.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S5732-H series Multi-GE switches and hybrid optical-electrical switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S5732-H series Multi-GE switches and hybrid optical-electrical switches support Native AC (built-in WLAN Access Controller) to manage up to 1,024 WLAN Access Points (APs) for convergence of wired and wireless networks. With up to 48 x 10GE Multi-GE ports and the PoE++ capability, CloudEngine S5732- H series Multi-GE switches and hybrid optical-electrical switches are ideal choices to connect WLAN APs in the Wi-Fi 6 era.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220127ZH
华为 CloudEngine S5732-H 系列多速率及光电混合交换机性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 08 July 2020

华为 CloudEngine S5732-H 系列全新一代多速率以太网交换机,提供 24 个或 48 个多速率端口(100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10G Base-T)款型,上行 4 个 25GE、2 个 40GE,以及 2 个 100GE 端口(25GE/40GE 与 100GE 不同时使用),同时提供一个扩展槽位,支持 2*25GE 或 8*10GE 光子卡、以及 8*25GE 光子卡,是业界最灵活的万兆盒式多速率交换机。华为 CloudEngine S5732-H 系列光电混合交换机提供 24 端口(光)+ 24 端口(电)混合接入,是业界首创的全万兆光电混合盒式交换机。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5732-H 系列多速率及光电混合交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为公司统一的 VRP(Versatile Routing Platform)软件平台,CloudEngine S5732-H 系列多速率及光电混合交换机支持随板 AC,可管理 1,024 台 WLAN 无线接入点(AP),实现网络有线无线一体化,整机可最大提供 48 个全万兆多速率端口,使其非常适合作为 Wi-Fi 6 时代 WLAN AP 接入交换机。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220126zh
华为 CloudEngine S12700E 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 02 July 2020

CloudEngine S12700E 系列交换机是华为智简园区网络的旗舰级核心交换机,采用华为自研 ARM 架构 CPU 和 Solar 交换芯片、高性能 VRP 软件平台、以及信元交换架构,帮助用户网络从传统园区向以业务体验为中心的智简园区转型。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S12700E 系列交换机的性能、规格并验证了其功能。CloudEngine S12700E 系列交换机支持随板 AC(Native AC),可管理 10K 台 WLAN 无线接入点(AP)和支持 5 万在线用户,实现有线、无线网络和策略全融合。CloudEngine S12700E 支持丰富的 100GE、40GE、25GE、10GE 和 GE 线卡,其中 CloudEngine S12700E-12 型号支持业界领先的 288*100GE 高密端口。

测试结果适用于所有华为 CloudEngine S12700E 型号,包括 CloudEngine S12700E-4、CloudEngine S12700E-8、以及 CloudEngine S12700E-12。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220124ZH
华为云管理网络解决方案 功能验证
Release date: 29 June 2020

华为云管理网络解决方案是基于华为公有云上的 CloudCampus 云管理平台,通过云端管理 AP、交换机、路由器和防火墙等云盒设备,实现大中型园区、多分支机构以及 SMB 的快速部署、集中管理和远程运维,在云端实现网络的全生命周期管理,覆盖购买、网规、开局、部署、运维及运营等各个阶段。

传统网络向云管理网络的转型主要体现在三个方面: 架构上:从分散管理到集中管理,传统网络各分支之间独立管理,云管理网络可以实现远程集中管理,提升管理效率。 运维上:从本地运维到远程运维、移动运维,传统网络需要专业 IT 人员去现场,云管理网络可以跨越 Internet 实现远程管理、远程运维和移动运维。 规模上:从固定规模到弹性扩容,传统网络的设备规模受园区网管平台可管理规格的限制,云管理网络通过云化平台,可以实现弹性扩容。 Tolly 从极简、极智、极速和安全几个方面评估了华为云管理网络解决方案的功能。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220116zh
数据中心自动驾驶网络 — 华为 CloudFabric 与 Cisco IBN (Data Center) 对比测试报告
Release date: 23 June 2020

根据数据中心自动驾驶网络指数评价体系,Tolly 从数据中心生命周期 4 个阶段(Day0、Day1、Day2、DayN),6 个大类(规划设计、部署开通、业务发放、网络变更、优化调参)、44 个小类通过 100+ 指标测试,华为 CloudFabric 解决方案部署效率和准确性、易用性、可维性、可靠性、管理规模等指标上以整体 2.9 分领先思科 IBN for Data Center 解决方案的 2.5 分。是 Tolly 评估过的业界唯一实现 L3 级自动驾驶的数据中心网络解决方案。

本测试报告对数据中心自动驾驶网络华为 CloudFabric 和思科 IBN for Data Center 进行对比测试和分析,并从 Day0 规划建设、Day1 业务发放、Day2 运维监控、DayN 变更优化四个方面进行阐述。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220116
Autonomous Driving Data Center Network – Huawei CloudFabric Solution Versus Cisco IBN Solution
Release date: 23 June 2020

The ultimate goal of fully autonomous networks is a long-term process that needs to be implemented step by step. Based on the complexity of the communication network, the autonomous driving network levels are defined for data centers from the aspects of customer experience, manual involvement, and network environment complexity.

This report describes the index for determining the levels of autonomous driving data center networks (DCNs). The index is classified into six categories, which are further divided into 44 sub-categories, covering the four phases (Day 0, Day 1, Day 2, and Day N) in the data center lifecycle.




Viavi Solutions, Inc. Document number: 220104DE
Observer GigaStor von VIAVI Solutions Bewertung der Ethernet-Aufzeichnungsleistung
Release date: 16 June 2020

Heute ist es so schwierig wie nie zuvor, IT-Dienste in angemessener Qualität zu gewährleisten und gleichzeitig auf die nächste Sicherheitsverletzung vorbereitet zu sein. Die Angreifer finden immer neue Wege, um Schwachstellen auszunutzen, sodass sie zwangsläufig Zugang zu kritischen Unternehmensressourcen erhalten. Gleichzeitig erschweren das immer schneller ansteigende Verkehrsvolumen, komplexe mehrschichtige Anwendungen sowie cloudbasierte Implementierungen die Fehlerdiagnose an den Diensten. Die Netzwerk- und Sicherheitsteams können keine Anomalien identifizieren und beheben oder Sicherheitsverletzungen rekonstruieren, wenn ihre Überwachungslösungen das Problem gar nicht erkennen oder die Beweise nicht lückenlos erfassen. Dabei müssen sie über absolut alle Konversationen im Netzwerk informiert sein und auf diese langfristig zugreifen können, um Störungen in den Anwendungen beheben und Sicherheitsuntersuchungen durchführen zu können.

VIAVI hat Tolly beauftragt, die Leistung seiner Produktfamilie Observer GigaStor Gen4 zur Aufzeichnung, Analyse und Speicherung von Paketdaten zu bewerten. Die Tests konzentrierten sich insbesondere darauf, die maximale kontinuierliche Aufzeichnungs-/ Schreibrate der gesamten Pakete ohne Paketverlust zu ermitteln, wobei gleichzeitig die hardwarebasierte Festplatten(Disk)-Verschlüsselung der gespeicherten Netzwerkdaten gewährleistet sein sollte.

Die Tests haben ergeben, dass der Observer GigaStor die Daten bis zu einer Rate von 60,5 Gibt/s bzw. 17,8 Millionen Pakete/Sekunde (pps) verlustfrei aufzeichnet.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220112
Huawei CloudWAN (Intelligent SD-WAN) Solution Feature Validation
Release date: 29 May 2020

With a large number of enterprise services going to the cloud, and the widespread use of network performance-sensitive applications such as audio and video calls, SD-WAN solutions have become the most popular choice for enterprise wide area interconnection due to its advantages of intelligent traffic steering and acceleration, and cloud-based intelligent operations and maintenance. Huawei commissioned Tolly to evaluate its CloudWAN Intelligent SD-WAN Solution.

Test results show that Huawei CloudWAN Intelligent SD-WAN Solution — a bundle of Huawei's next-generation NetEngine AR series enterprise routers and on-premises or cloud-deployed iMaster NCE-WAN — provides a wide range of functions, including simplified deployment, flexible inter-site access topology, link redundancy, application-based traffic shaping, firewall, IPsec encryption, scenario-specific intelligent traffic steering, visualized monitoring of devices, applications, and links, as well as intelligent operations and maintenance (O&M). With these features, Huawei CloudWAN Intelligent SD-WAN Solution provides all-scenario interconnection between the headquarters, branches, data centers, and clouds for enterprises.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220112ZH
华为 CloudWAN 智简 SD-WAN 解决方案功能验证
Release date: 25 May 2020

随着企业业务的大量上云,以及音视频通话等对网络性能敏感的应用的广泛使用,SD-WAN 方案由于其智能选路和加速、以及云化智能运维等优势,成为如今企业广域互联最热门的选择。

华为技术有限公司委托 Tolly 评估了其 CloudWAN 智简 SD-WAN 解决方案。结果显示,华为 SD-WAN 方案基于华为新一代 NetEngine AR 系列企业路由器产品、以及本地或云端的控制器华为 iMaster NCE-WAN,支持极简部署、灵活的站点间访问场景、链路备份、基于应用的流量整形、防火墙及 IPsec 加密等安全功能、多场景的智能选路、基于设备、应用和链路的可视化监控、以及全面的智能运维功能。华为 SD-WAN 方案为企业提供总部、分支、数据中心以及云之间的全场景互联。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220121ZH
华为 CloudEngine S5732-H 系列多速率交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 12 May 2020

华为 CloudEngine S5732-H 系列全新一代多速率以太网交换机,提供 24 个或 48 个多速率端口(100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10G Base-T)款型,及 24 端口(光)+ 24 端口(电)混合接入款型,上行 4 个 25GE 及 2 个 40GE,或 2 个 100GE 端口,同时提供一个扩展槽位,支持 2*25GE 或 8*10GE 光子卡、以及 8*25GE 光子卡。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5720-H 系列多速率交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为公司统一的 VRP(Versatile Routing Platform)软件平台,CloudEngine S5732-H 系列多速率交换机支持随板 AC,可管理 1,024 台 WLAN 无线接入点(AP),实现网络有线无线一体化,整机可最大提供 48 个全万兆多速率端口,使其非常适合作为 Wi-Fi 6 时代 WLAN AP 接入交换机。

此版本的 S5732-H 报告已经更新,最新版本可 在此下载.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220121
Huawei CloudEngine S5732-H Series Multi-GE Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 12 May 2020

Huawei CloudEngine S5732-H series new generation Multi-GE switches provide 24-port model, 48-port model, and 24-port (optical) + 24-port (electrical) hybrid access model, and provide four 25GE and two 40GE uplink ports, or two 100GE uplink ports. Each switch also provides one extended slot to support the 2 x 25GE SFP28 / 8 x 10GE SFP+ interface card, or the 8 x 25GE SFP28 interface card.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S5732-H series Multi-GE switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S5732-H series Multi-GE switches support Native AC (built-in WLAN Access Controller) to manage up to 1,024 WLAN Access Points (APs) for convergence of wired and wireless networks. With up to 48 x 10GE Multi- GE ports and the PoE++ capability, CloudEngine S5732-H series Multi-GE switches are ideal choices to connect WLAN APs in the Wi-Fi 6 era.

This version of the S5732-H has been updated and the latest version is available to download here.




Broadcom Inc. Document number: 220122
Emulex® Gen 7 LPe35002 Host Bus Adapter NVMe over Fibre Channel vs. SCSI Performance
Release date: 01 May 2020

Innovations in server and storage technologies such as all-flash arrays, NVMe, and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) are delivering record speeds and lower latency to improve application performance. As a result, enterprise datacenters require high performance Gen 7 32G Fibre Channel (32GFC) throughput for server connectivity that also provides extreme reliability and scalability under load.

Fibre Channel leads the industry as the first transport with complete NVMe over Fabrics ecosystem support. Every major server vendor is shipping NVMe standard and offers Emulex NVMe over Fibre Channel (NVMe/FC) capable Host Bus Adapters (HBAs).

Broadcom commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its Emulex Gen 7 LPe35002 32GFC HBAs running NVMe/FC against the performance of the same adapters running in SCSI mode. The series of tests included database TPC-C-like tests using Microsoft SQL Server 2019 and Oracle Database 19c running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8). The Emulex LPe35002 HBA running in NVMe/FC mode demonstrated superior performance in both test scenarios.




Broadcom Inc. Document number: 220117
Emulex® Gen 7 LPe35002 Host Bus Adapter NVMe over Fibre Channel vs. SCSI Performance in VMware ESXi 7 Environments
Release date: 01 May 2020

Innovations in server and storage technologies such as all-flash arrays, NVMe, and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) are delivering record speeds and lower latency to improve application performance. As a result, enterprise datacenters require high performance Gen 7 32G Fibre Channel (32GFC) throughput for server connectivity that also provides extreme reliability and scalability under load.

Fibre Channel leads the industry as the first transport with complete NVMe over Fabrics ecosystem support. Every major server vendor is shipping NVMe standard and offers Emulex NVMe over Fibre Channel (NVMe/FC) capable Host Bus Adapters (HBAs).

Broadcom commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its Emulex Gen 7 LPe35002 32GFC HBAs running NVMe/FC against the performance of the same adapters running in SCSI mode. The series of tests included database TPC-C-like tests using Microsoft SQL Server 2017 and Oracle Database 19c running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8). The Emulex LPe35002 HBA running in NVMe/FC mode demonstrated superior performance in both test scenarios.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220115
Huawei CloudEngine S12700E Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 27 April 2020

Huawei CloudEngine S12700E series switches are the flagship core switches in Huawei's CloudCampus portfolio. With the high-performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software and the cell switching architecture, these feature-rich switches help users upgrade their traditional campus networks to become service experience-centric, intelligent, and simplified.

Tolly engineers verified performance, specifications, and functions of Huawei's CloudEngine S12700E series switches. CloudEngine S12700E series switches support Native AC (built-in WLAN Access Controller) to manage up to 10K (10,240) WLAN access points (APs) and 50,000 online users, achieving wired and wireless network/policy convergence. These switches come with 100GbE, 40GbE, 25GbE, 10GbE, and GbE interface cards, with the CloudEngine S12700E-12 model providing industry-leading 288 x 100GbE high-density ports.

Test results apply to all Huawei CloudEngine S12700E models, including the CloudEngine S12700E-4, CloudEngine S12700E-8, and CloudEngine S12700E-12.

This version of the S12700E has been updated and the latest version is available to download here.




Broadcom Inc. Document number: 220114
Emulex® LPe35002 Host Bus Adapter 32G Fibre Channel HBA Performance vs. Marvell QLogic QLE2772
Release date: 24 April 2020

Innovations in server and storage technologies such as all-flash arrays, NVMe, and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) are delivering record speeds and lower latency to improve application performance. As a result, enterprise datacenters require high performance Gen 7 32G Fibre Channel (32GFC) throughput for server connectivity that also provides extreme reliability and scalability under load. Additionally Gen 7 Fibre Channel maintains backward compatibility with existing Fibre Channel infrastructure to ensure streamlined performance upgrades.

Broadcom commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its Emulex Gen 7 LPe35002 32GFC host bus adapter (HBA) against the performance of Marvell’s QLogic QLE2772 32GFC HBA (branded as “enhanced 32GFC”), running database applications and synthetic benchmarks. Both products are second generation, dual- port, 32GFC HBAs. The series of enterprise datacenter-oriented tests performed included synthetic IO, latency, bandwidth, and database TPC-C-like tests.

The Emulex LPe35002 HBA demonstrated superior performance across all test scenarios including up to 5x higher IOPS, as much as 1/2 the latency, and approximately 20% more transactions per minute (TPM) for Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database OLTP workloads.




Dell Technologies Document number: 220119
Webinar - Future Proof Your VMware Cloud Foundation Infrastructure for Uncertain Times
Release date: 16 April 2020

Requirements for change on an IT Infrastructure are at an all time high. Unprecedented demand for work from home means further strain on often already strapped server infrastructure.

In this session we actively discuss how customers have been coping with these critical business demands and how to, not only deliver mission critical applications with changing requirements on IT, but also plan for future changes.

We will also discuss how VMWare Cloud Foundation 4.0 validated design on PowerEdge MX delivers cloud infrastructure that is built for unique innovation.

View the on-demand webcast with Kevin Tolly, Founder at The Tolly Group presenting the study results along with Seamus Jones, Technical Marketing and Roger Foreman, Software Product Marketing at Dell Technologies by clicking on the link below which will take you to the Dell webcast landing page.

Dell Webcast View On-demand Landing Page.

The Tolly report can be downloaded from here.




Viavi Solutions, Inc. Document number: 220118
Webinar - Introducing VIAVI Observer v18
Release date: 16 April 2020

Leading the market in meeting the needs of organizations today, the Viavi Observer Platform continues to add features and functions in our latest V18 release. In this on-demand webinar you will learn what’s new and how it can help you and your team with the mission-critical efforts to monitor and maintain network performance and integrity.

View the on-demand webcast with Kevin Tolly, Founder at The Tolly Group presenting the study results along with Brad Reinboldt, Solution Manager and Ward Cobleigh, Product Line Manager at Viavi Solutions by clicking on the link below which will take you to the Viavi webcast landing page.

VIAVI Observer v18 Webcast View On-demand Landing Page.

The Tolly report can be downloaded from here.
(Note: There is no download for this webcast item.)




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220115ZH
华为 CloudEngine S12700E 系列列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 14 April 2020

CloudEngine S12700E 系列交换机是华为智简园区网络的旗舰级核心交换机,采用华为自研 ARM 架构 CPU 和 Solar 交换芯片、高性能 VRP 软件平台、以及信元交换架构,帮助用户网络从传统园区向以业务体验为中心的智简园区转型。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S12700E 系列交换机的性能、规格并验证了其功能。CloudEngine S12700E 系列交换机支持随板 AC(Native AC),可管理 10K 台 WLAN 无线接入点(AP)和支持 5 万在线用户,实现有线、无线网络和策略全融合。CloudEngine S12700E 支持丰富的 100GE、40GE、25GE、10GE 和 GE 线卡,其中 CloudEngine S12700E-12 型号支持业界领先的 288*100GE 高密端口。

测试结果适用于所有华为 CloudEngine S12700E 型号,包括 CloudEngine S12700E-4、CloudEngine S12700E-8、以及 CloudEngine S12700E-12。

此版本的 S12700E 报告已经更新,最新版本可 在此下载.




Ruijie Networks Co., Ltd. Document number: 220111ZH
锐捷 Wi-Fi 6(802.11ax)WLAN 接入点
 与 HPE Aruba、华为和 Ruckus 的性能比较评估
Release date: 07 April 2020

Wi-Fi 6 是最新一代 Wi-Fi 技术,可提高单台设备和整个网络的性能。锐捷网络股份有限公司依托其在无线局域网(WLAN)市场超过 15 年的经验,开发了一系列 Wi-Fi 6 接入点,以涵盖不同的应用场景。锐捷 Wi-Fi 6 产品融合了一系列技术,包括第五代 X-Sense 智能天线、用于大数据建模的人工智能深度学习 — WIS 3.0、物联网(IoT)的软件定义网络(SDN)以及端到端(从室内、墙式到室外)Wi-Fi 6 接入点。

锐捷委托 Tolly 对其 Wi-Fi 6 接入点 RG-AP880-I、RG-AP850-I(V2)、RG-AP840-I 和 RG-AP820-L 的性能、用户容量、特性和物联网集成等进行评估。测试结果证明,锐捷 Wi-Fi 6 接入点的性能优越,其中 RG-AP880-I 速度最快,而 RG-AP850-I(V2) 是 Tolly 迄今为止测试过的用户容量最大的 Wi-Fi 接入点。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220113
Data Center Autonomous Driving Network - Huawei CloudFabric Openness
Release date: 06 April 2020

In recent years, the biggest change within enterprise IT has been the development of traditional physical servers towards virtualization, cloud computing, and containers. The rapid development brings tremendous changes to compute and storage, and drives data center networks (DCNs) towards automation and intelligence. For example, SDN enables dynamic provisioning of network functions and provides elastic networks that collaborate with compute resources to quickly adapt to the development of new services in data centers. This requires DCNs to provide openness at different layers. In this way, customers can quickly customize and change networks based on service requirements to implement quick integration of IT systems and support rapid service rollout.

Tolly evaluated the openness of Huawei CloudFabric Autonomous Driving Network Solution.

Huawei CloudFabric solution consists of the following core components: iMaster NCE-Fabric (the data center autonomous driving network management and control system), and CloudEngine data center switches. Based on standard protocols, the solution implements multi-layer openness of the entire fabric and can quickly integrate and interoperate with third-party platforms and devices.




Dell Technologies Document number: 220102
Tolly Proven PowerEdge MX Reference Architecture for VMware Cloud Foundation and Deployment Best Practices
Release date: 06 April 2020

Large data centers are by nature complex. Deploying and managing data centers consisting of hundreds of compute and storage resources and likely thousands of virtual machines (VM) is no simple task, however. What you need for hybrid cloud is a single integrated solution that is easy to deploy and operate through built-in automated lifecycle management. What you need is VMware Cloud Foundation.

VMware Cloud Foundation is the capstone to the VMware product suite that delivers the data center of today and of the future. Cloud Foundation was born to run on Dell Technologies PowerEdge MX7000 modular, software-defined server infrastructure which, importantly, is a VMware Validated Design (VVD). The PowerEdge MX7000 is a chassis with its eight slots for compute and/or storage resources (sleds) meshes perfectly with VMware’s recommended cluster size of four hosts. Our intent is to describe in a realistic fashion how much infrastructure (hardware), time, and capital investment is required to get it off the ground and expand it down the road. VVD is a set of stringent design criteria established by VMware for SDDC.

In this project, we will build out a production-ready Cloud Foundation built on the Dell PowerEdge MX Modular Server Infrastructure. Our initial system will be built in a single chassis and provide a fully functional management cluster of four hosts running VMware SDDC Manager (Software-defined data center) along with all related VMware features and functions needed to deploy and manage a sophisticated hybrid cloud data center.

Then, we will outline the steps and changes required to grow from our single chassis to a multi-chassis deployment where two or more chassis build upon the initial Cloud Foundation installation. In fact, this solution is easily expandable to up to 10 PowerEdge MX chassis within the same low latency, inter-chassis, scalable network fabric.

The Tolly Group worked closely with Dell Technologies to document a “Tolly Proven” reference architecture/solution for leveraging Dell PowerEdge MX for private cloud deployment. The conceptual guidance provided in this document works hand- in-hand with Dell’s step-by-step cookbook on the topic: “Dell EMC VMware Cloud Foundation for PowerEdge MX700 - Deployment Guide” (Cloud Foundation Cookbook for short).




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220113ZH
数据中心自动驾驶网络 — 华为CloudFabric 开放性测试报告
Release date: 24 March 2020

近几年企业 IT 的最大代际变更无疑是传统的物理服务器向虚拟化、云计算、容器等方向发展,他们的快速兴起不仅仅给计算和存储带来翻天覆地的变化,同时也驱动数据中心网络向自动化和智能化方向发展。通过 SDN 实现网络功能的动态供应,提供与计算协同的弹性的网络,才能快速适应数据中心新型业务的发展,这就要求数据中心网络需要在不同层次实现功能开放,客户可根据其业务的不同要求,快速定制和改变的网络,从而实现 IT 系统的快速集成,支撑业务的快速上线。

Tolly 本次就华为 CloudFabric 数据中心自动驾驶网络解决方案(以下简称 CloudFabric 解决方案)的开放性进行了评估。华为 CloudFabric 解决方案,包括主要的核心部件 iMaster NCE-Fabric 数据中心自动驾驶网络管理控制系统和 CloudEngine 数据中心交换机,均基于标准的协议实现了整个 Fabric 的多层次开放,可以快速地与第三方平台和设备进行集成对接。




Viavi Solutions, Inc. Document number: 220104
VIAVI Solutions Observer GigaStor Ethernet Capture Performance Evaluation
Release date: 24 March 2020

Delivering acceptable levels of IT service while preparing for the next security breach has never been more challenging. Attackers constantly find new ways to exploit vulnerabilities, inevitably gaining access to critical corporate resources. Meanwhile, accelerating growth in traffic volumes, complex multi-tier applications, and cloud-based deployments make service troubleshooting more difficult. NetOps and SecOps teams can't identify and resolve anomalies or reconstruct a security breach if their monitoring solutions don't see the problem or collect all the evidence. They must have 100% real-time awareness and long-term access to every network conversation for application troubleshooting and security investigations.

VIAVI commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance of its Observer GigaStor Gen4 family of capture, analysis, and storage solutions. Specifically, tests were focused on benchmarking maximum sustained full packet capture/write rates with no packet loss while delivering hardware-based disk encryption of stored network data.

Testing validated that the Observer GigaStor captures data without loss at up to 60.5 Gbps or 17.8 million packets per second.




Ruijie Networks Co., Ltd. Document number: 220111
Ruijie Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) WLAN Access Point Comparative Performance Evaluation vs. HPE Aruba, Huawei, and Ruckus
Release date: 09 March 2020

Wi-Fi 6 is the latest generation Wi-Fi technology that brings improvements in individual device and overall system throughput. Built upon more than 15 years experience in the WLAN market, Ruijie Networks Co., Ltd. developed a series of Wi-Fi 6 access point models to cover different application scenarios. Ruijie’s Wi-Fi 6 products merges a broad range of technologies together, including 5th Gen X-Sense Smart Antenna, AI deep learning - WIS 3.0 for big data modeling, Software-defined Networking (SDN) for Internet of Things (IoT) along with end-to-end (from indoor, wall plate to outdoor) Wi-Fi 6 access point family suite.

Ruijie commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance, user capacity, features and IoT integration of its Wi-Fi 6 access points including RG-AP880-I, RG-AP850-I(V2), RG-AP840-I and RG-AP820-L. Test results proved Ruijie Wi-Fi 6 access points’ superior performance with RG-AP880-I as the fastest Wi-Fi access point and RG-AP850-I(V2) as the largest user capacity Wi-Fi access point Tolly has ever tested to the date of this test.




Dell Technologies Document number: 220108
Dell EMC PowerEdge R7525 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Windows 10 Scalability vs. Prior-Generation Platform
Release date: 27 February 2020

Virtualization of Windows 10 desktops is increasingly relied upon by organizations to provide a scalable and economical solution for large groups of corporate users. The new Dell EMC PowerEdge R7525 is built around the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC 7002 series CPU which boasts a re-architected memory structure to improve performance for VDI and other applications.

Dell Technologies commissioned Tolly to benchmark the VDI performance of the R7525 and compare that with performance of the prior generation platform. Additionally, tests were run to illustrate that 230 knowledge worker users per node could be supported on a 3-node system as well as graphical performance with GPUs. Tests focused on showing scalable VDI performance from a mid-range CPU.

Tolly found that the PowerEdge R7525 delivered better VDI performance than the predecessor system. Compared to public results from a prior test published in August 2018, the PowerEdge R7525 delivered better response time when lightly loaded as well as when running maximum load across 100, 140 and 200 users on a single system.




Dell Technologies Document number: 220109
Webinar - Dell iDRAC9 v4.0 Telemetry Streaming
Release date: 21 February 2020

The datacenter of the future will rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to drive predictive & proactive management of the server infrastructure. In turn, AI systems rely on ingesting massive amounts of granular data. iDRAC9’s Telemetry Streaming, available with the new iDRAC9 Datacenter license, is architected to provide highly granular, high-value data using resource-efficient data streaming.

View the on-demand webcast with Kevin Tolly, Founder at The Tolly Group presenting the study results along with Rick Hall, Systems Management Product Planning and Strategy, Doug Iler, iDRAC Product Manager and Michael Brown, Distinguished Engineer at Dell Technologies by clicking on the link below which will take you to the Dell webcast landing page.

Dell iDRAC9 v4.0 Webcast View On-demand Landing Page.

The Tolly report can be downloaded from here.
(Note: There is no download for this webcast item.)




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220105
Huawei NetEngine AR6000 & AR600 Series Enterprise Router Performance Comparison Versus Cisco ISR Routers
Release date: 21 February 2020

NetEngine AR6000 and NetEngine AR600 are Huawei's next-generation high-performance routers ideal for a wide range of network sizes and application scenarios in various industries. They provide strong forwarding performance with multiple integrated functions, such as SD- WAN, cloud management, routing, switching, virtual private network (VPN), security, voice, 5G, and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). They offer high performance required by enterprises to achieve service diversity and cloudification.

Tolly tested and compared performance of Huawei routers against similar Cisco routers under the same conditions. Test results show that Huawei NetEngine AR6000 series routers deliver superior performance over Cisco ISR 4000 series routers, and Huawei NetEngine AR600 series routers offer higher performance than Cisco ISR 1000 series routers.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220107
Huawei NetEngine AR6000 & AR600 Series Enterprise Routers SD-WAN Performance Evaluation
Release date: 21 February 2020

NetEngine AR6000 and NetEngine AR600 series are Huawei's next-generation high-performance routers ideal for a wide range of network sizes and application scenarios in various industries. They provide strong SD-WAN forwarding performance and integrate multiple functions, such as SD-WAN, cloud management, routing, switching, virtual private network (VPN), security, voice, 5G, and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). They offer high performance required by enterprises to achieve service diversity and cloudification.

Huawei's next-generation NetEngine AR6000 series routers include NetEngine AR6300, NetEngine AR6280, and NetEngine AR6100 sub-series; NetEngine AR600 series routers include NetEngine AR650 and NetEngine AR610 sub-series. Models of different series are designed to adapt to service networking requirements of enterprises at different sizes.

Tolly tested multiple models of Huawei NetEngine AR6000 series and NetEngine AR600 series routers to evaluate their actual performance in an SD-WAN deployment.




Dell Technologies Document number: 220101
iDRAC9 Telemetry Streaming Evaluation of The Performance and Efficiency of Telemetry Streaming in the New iDRAC9 v4.0 Release
Release date: 18 February 2020

The datacenter of the future will rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to drive predictive & proactive management of the server infrastructure. In turn, AI systems rely on ingesting massive amounts of granular data. iDRAC9’s Telemetry Streaming, available with the new iDRAC9 Datacenter license, is architected to provide highly granular, high-value data using resource-efficient data streaming.

Dell EMC commissioned Tolly to benchmark the number of data points collected from a representative PowerEdge server via iDRAC9 v4.00.00.00 in a 24-hour period and compare that to a prior, less data-rich monitoring implementation. Additionally, data collection via polling and streaming were compared for network efficiency.

Tolly found that iDRAC9 Telemetry Streaming running on a representative test system produced over 2.9M data points in a 24-hour period compared with 6,240 data points for a typical polled server using the existing Redfish interfaces and a reasonable real-world polling interval of 30 minutes. With Telemetry Streaming each 24-hour report can be collected via a single HTTP request compared with a per-report best case of 17,280 HTTP requests to collect a single report daily.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220107zh
华为 NetEngine AR6000 & AR600 系列企业路由器 SD-WAN 场景性能评估
Release date: 04 February 2020

华为新一代 NetEngine AR6000 与 NetEngine AR600 系列,为不同行业、规模、应用场景提供多样化的企业路由器产品选择。它们提供高性能 SD-WAN 转发能力,同时融合了 SD-WAN、云管理、路由、交换、VPN、安全、语音、5G、MPLS 等多种功能,满足了企业业务多元化和云化趋势下对网络设备高性能的需求。

华为新一代 NetEngine AR6000 系列包括 NetEngine AR6300、NetEngine AR6280 和 NetEngine AR6100 子系列;NetEngine AR600 系列包括 NetEngine AR650 子系列和 NetEngine AR610 子系列。不同系列的款型,适配不同规模的企业业务组网需求。

Tolly 工程师对多款华为 NetEngine AR6000 系列与 NetEngine AR600 系列路由器在 SD-WAN 场景下进行了测试,以评估这些产品在实际使用中的业务性能。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220105zh
华为 NetEngine AR6000 & AR600 系列企业路由器 与思科 ISR 集成多业务路由器性能对比
Release date: 04 February 2020

华为新一代 NetEngine AR6000 与 NetEngine AR600 系列,为不同行业、规模、应用场景提供多样化的企业路由器产品选择。它们提供高性能 SD-WAN 转发能力,同时融合了 SD-WAN、云管理、路由、交换、VPN、安全、语音、5G、MPLS 等多种功能,满足了企业业务多元化和云化趋势下对网络设备高性能的需求。

Tolly 工程师对同级别的华为和思科路由器在同等条件下进行了性能测试。测试结果显示,华为 NetEngine AR6000 系列路由器较同级别思科 4000 系列 ISR 路由器的性能更高;华为 NetEngine AR600 系列路由器较同级别思科 1000 系列 ISR 路由器的性能更高。




IGEL Document number: 220103
Windows 7 to Windows 10 Migration TCO & Features IGEL OS 11 Endpoint vs. Traditional Windows 10 Laptop
Release date: 28 January 2020

January 14, 2020 marked the end-of-support (EOS) date for Microsoft Windows 7. According to Computerworld, over 400 million users were still running Windows 7 as of January 2020. This once-in-a-lifecyle event is forcing a migration to Windows 10 for millions of users.

IGEL developed IGEL OS 11 as a software-defined endpoint that provides simple, secure, high-performance access to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and cloud workspaces. This Linux-based system runs on any compatible 64-bit x86 hardware.

IGEL commissioned Tolly to evaluate a Windows 10 migration total cost of ownership (TCO) model that compared the costs of migration using a traditional (“fat client”) approach requiring new PC/laptop hardware vs. leveraging IGEL OS and legacy hardware to provide Windows 10 virtual desktops for users. Additionally, breadth of IGEL VDI support and client management were evaluated.

The TCO evaluation demonstrated the dramatic economic benefits of leveraging existing hardware for use as a virtual desktop client along with corresponding reductions in support costs with lightweight endpoints running IGEL OS. (See Figure 1.) Tolly engineers confirmed the fast and easy conversion of legacy PCs into IGEL virtual desktop clients along with the depth of management support.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219138
Huawei CloudEngine S6330-H Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 18 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S6330-H series full-featured 10GbE switches provide high-density 10GbE access ports and 100GbE uplink ports. They are ideal to be used to in telecommunications service provides’ MAN aggregation, enterprise campuses, universities, governments and other application scenarios.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S6330-H series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S6330-H series switches support large resource tables, including MAC table capacity - 128K; ARP table capacity - 140K; FIB and routing table capacity - 192K IPv4 routes or 80K IPv6 routes; VLAN capacity - 4,094; ACL capacity - 6K rules; and NetStream capacity - 1M traffic flows. The CloudEngine S6330-H can be configured locally or work in the cloud managed mode to be managed by the Huawei Agile Controller.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219154
Huawei CloudEngine S9300X Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 18 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S9300X series switches are the flagship core switches in Huawei's CloudCampus portfolio. These feature-rich switches help customers easily upgrade their traditional campus networks to become service experience-centric, intelligent, and simplified.

Tolly engineers verified performance, specifications, and functions of Huawei's CloudEngine S9300X series switches. By leveraging Huawei-developed Solar chips and the high-performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software platform, CloudEngine S9300X series switches come with 100GbE, 40GbE, 10GbE, and GbE interface cards, with the CloudEngine S9300X-12 providing industry-leading 288 x 100GbE high-density ports.

Test results apply to all Huawei CloudEngine S9300X models, including the CloudEngine S9300X-4, CloudEngine S9300X-8, and CloudEngine S9300X-12.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219146
Huawei CloudEngine S12700E Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 18 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S12700E series switches are the flagship core switches in Huawei's CloudCampus portfolio. These feature-rich switches help customers easily upgrade their traditional campus networks to become service experience-centric, intelligent, and simplified.

Tolly engineers verified performance, specifications, and functions of Huawei's CloudEngine S12700E series switches. By leveraging Huawei-developed Solar chips and the high-performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software platform, CloudEngine S12700E series switches are able to support integrated wireless access controller functionality and manage up to 10K (10,240) WLAN access points (APs) and 50,000 online users, achieving wired and wireless convergence as well as policy convergence. The switches come with 100GbE, 40GbE, 10GbE, and GbE interface cards, with the CloudEngine S12700E-12 providing industry-leading 288 x 100GbE high-density ports.

Test results apply to all Huawei CloudEngine S12700E models, including the CloudEngine S12700E-4, CloudEngine S12700E-8, and CloudEngine S12700E-12.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219145
Huawei CloudEngine S6730-S Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 18 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S6730-S series switches are full-featured switches with 10GbE fiber access ports and 40GbE uplink ports. They can be used to provide high-speed access for Wi-Fi 6 APs and 10Gbps access to high- density servers or function as core/aggregation switches in a campus network to provide 40Gbps uplinks.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S6730-S series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S6730-S series switches can be configured locally or work in cloud- managed mode to be managed by Huawei Agile Controller. CloudEngine S6730-S series switches also support numerous security features and can interoperate with Huawei Cybersecurity Intelligence System (CIS) for Encrypted Communications Analytics (ECA) and network-wide threat deception.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219144
Huawei CloudEngine S5732-H Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 18 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S5732-H series switches are enhanced GbE fixed switches with GbE and 10GbE optical access ports and 40GbE uplink ports. They are ideal to be deployed in the aggregation or access layer of large and midsize campuses, in the core layer of branches and small campuses, and in the access layer of data centers.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S5732-H series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S5732-H series switches natively support WLAN Access Controller functionalities to manage up to 1,024 WLAN Access Points (APs) for convergence of wired and wireless networks. The CloudEngine S5732-H can be configured locally or work in cloud-managed mode to be managed by Huawei Agile Controller. CloudEngine S5732-H series switches also support numerous security features and can interoperate with Huawei Cybersecurity Intelligence System (CIS) for Encrypted Communications Analytics (ECA) and network-wide threat deception.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219149
Huawei CloudEngine S5731S-S Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 18 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S5731S-S series switches are standard gigabit switches with GbE copper access ports and 10GbE uplink ports. They are ideal to be deployed in the aggregation or access layer of campus networks, and in the access layer of data center networks.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S5731S-S series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S5731S-S series switches can be configured locally or work in cloudmanaged mode to be managed by Huawei Agile Controller. CloudEngine S5731S-S series switches also support numerous security features and can interoperate with Huawei Cybersecurity Intelligence System (CIS) for Encrypted Communications Analytics (ECA) and network-wide threat deception.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219143
Huawei CloudEngine S5731-S Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 18 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S5731-S series switches are standard gigabit switches with GbE copper access ports and 10GbE uplink ports. They are ideal to be deployed in the aggregation or access layer of campus networks, and in the access layer of data center networks.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S5731-S series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S5731-S series switches can be configured locally or work in cloud- managed mode to be managed by Huawei Agile Controller. CloudEngine S5731-S series switches also support numerous security features and can interoperate with Huawei Cybersecurity Intelligence System (CIS) for Encrypted Communications Analytics (ECA) and network-wide threat deception.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219153
Huawei CloudEngine S5332-H Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 18 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S5332-H series switches are enhanced GbE fixed switches with GbE and 10GbE optical access ports and 40GbE uplink ports. They are ideal to be deployed in the access layer of telecommunications service provides’ MAN, the aggregation or access layer of large and midsize campuses, in the core layer of branches and small campuses, and in the access layer of data centers.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S5332-H series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S5332-H series switches can be configured locally or work in the cloud managed mode to be managed by the Huawei Agile Controller.

Test results apply to both Huawei CloudEngine S5332-H models including CloudEngine S5332-H48S6Q and CloudEngine S5332-H24S6Q.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219135
Huawei CloudEngine S5731-H Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 18 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S5731-H series switches are enhanced gigabit switches with GbE access ports and 10GbE uplink ports in addition with one extended slot. They are ideal to be deployed in the aggregation or access layer of large and midsize campuses, in the core layer of branches and small campuses, and in the access layer of data centers.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S5731-H series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S5731-H series switches natively support wireless access controller functionality to manage up to 1,024 WLAN Access Points (APs) for convergence of wired and wireless networks. CloudEngine S5731-H series switches can be configured locally or work in cloud-managed mode to be managed by Huawei Agile Controller. CloudEngine S5731-H series switches also support numerous security features and can interoperate with Huawei Cybersecurity Intelligence System (CIS) for Encrypted Communications Analytics (ECA) and network-wide threat deception.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219136
Huawei CloudEngine S6730-H Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 18 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S6730-H series switches are full-featured fixed switches with 10GbE downlink ports and 100GbE uplink ports. They are ideal for enterprise campuses, higher education institutions, governments, and telecommunication service providers.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S6730-H series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S6730-H series switches natively support WLAN Access Controller functionalities to manage up to 1,024 WLAN Access Points (APs) for convergence of wired and wireless networks. The CloudEngine S6730-H can be configured locally or work in cloud-managed mode to be managed by Huawei Agile Controller. CloudEngine S6730-H series switches also support numerous security features and can interoperate with Huawei Cybersecurity Intelligence System (CIS) for Encrypted Communications Analytics (ECA) and network-wide threat deception.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219150
Huawei CloudEngine S6730S-S Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 18 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S6730S-S series switches are full-featured switches with 10GbE fiber access ports and 40GbE uplink ports. They can be used to provide high-speed access for Wi-Fi 6 APs and 10Gbps access to high-density servers or function as core/aggregation switches in a campus network to provide 40Gbps uplinks.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S6730S-S series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S6730S-S series switches can be configured locally or work in cloud-managed mode to be managed by Huawei Agile Controller. CloudEngine S6730S-S series switches also support numerous security features and can interoperate with Huawei Cybersecurity Intelligence System (CIS) for Encrypted Communications Analytics (ECA) and network-wide threat deception.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219137
Huawei CloudEngine S5331-H Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 18 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S5331-H series Gigabit intelligent access switches provide high-density GbE access ports and 10GbE uplink ports. They are ideal to be used in telecommunications service provides’ MAN access, enterprise campuses, universities, governments and other application scenarios.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S5331-H series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S5331-H series switches support large resource tables, including MAC table capacity - 256K; ARP table capacity - 128K; FIB and routing table capacity - 512K IPv4 routes or 64K IPv6 routes; VLAN capacity - 4,094; ACL capacity - 4K rules; and NetStream capacity - 64K traffic flows. The CloudEngine S5331-H can be configured locally or work in the cloud managed mode to be managed by the Huawei Agile Controller.

Test results apply to all Huawei CloudEngine S5331-H models including CloudEngine S5331-H24T4XC, CloudEngine S5331-H24P4XC, CloudEngine S5331-H48T4XC, and CloudEngine S5331-H48P4XC.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219155
Huawei CloudEngine S5735-S Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 17 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S5735-S series switches are standard gigabit switches with GbE access ports and 10GbE uplink ports. They are ideal to be deployed in the access or aggregation layer of campus networks, and access layer of data center networks.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S5735-S series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S5735-S series switches support flexible Ethernet networking, various security features, and enhanced IPv4 / IPv6 Layer 3 features.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219156
Huawei CloudEngine S5735-L Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 17 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S5735-L series switches are simplified gigabit switches with GbE access ports and 10GbE uplink ports. They are ideal to be deployed in the access layer of campus networks.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S5735-L series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S5735-L series switches support flexible Ethernet networking, various security features, and basic IPv4 / IPv6 Layer 3 routing protocols.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219160
Huawei CloudEngine S5335-S Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 17 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S5335-S series switches are standard gigabit switches with GbE access ports and 10GbE uplink ports. They are ideal to be deployed in the access or aggregation layer of campus networks, and access layer of data center networks.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S5335-S series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S5335-S series switches support flexible Ethernet networking, various security features, and enhanced IPv4 / IPv6 Layer 3 features.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219159
Huawei CloudEngine S5335-L Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 17 December 2019

Huawei CloudEngine S5335-L series switches are simplified gigabit switches with GbE access ports and 10GbE uplink ports. They are ideal to be deployed in the access layer of campus networks.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S5335-L series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S5335-L series switches support flexible Ethernet networking, various security features, and basic IPv4 / IPv6 Layer 3 routing protocols.