Tolly Report Archive: 50 Most Recent Reports

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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




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。




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.




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.




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.




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.

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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: 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 the cloud managed mode to be managed by the 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 networkwide 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: 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: 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 the cloud managed mode to be managed by the 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 the 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 the cloud managed mode to be managed by the 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: 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: 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.




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: 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.




128 Technology Document number: 220100
128 Technology 128T Session Smart™ Routers Scale & Performance
Release date: 11 December 2019

Enterprises recognize the significant economic and performance benefits of migrating away from private WANs to high-speed, “cloud-native” networks that leverage the internet, cloud infrastructure and, ultimately, 5G cellular service. New networks require new approaches. 128 Technology delivers a routing platform that is built from the ground up to improve your network and business by offering a solution that: reduces costs, is built with a focus on session-based routing, and provides zero-trust security with no tunneling.

128 Technology commissioned Tolly to independently evaluate the scalability, resilience and operational features of its 128T Session Smart Router solution. Tests included head-end and branch scalability, resilience in the face of numerous faults including link degradation, link failure, and router failure as well as operational tests that exercised upgrade/rollback and common graphical user interface (GUI) and command line tasks in nearly 20 separate test cases across nine scenarios. Tolly notes that 128 Technology is the first SD-WAN vendor to prove scalability in a Tolly test. 128T demonstrates its commitment to its customers by proving its formidable capabilities in a third-party test.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219140
Huawei CloudCampus Solution vs. Cisco DNA Solution
Release date: 21 November 2019

As enterprise digitalization rapidly accelerates, traditional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is unable to address service development requirements in terms of efficiency and cost. As such, new technologies including automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are required to provide solutions for these digital transformation challenges, which include low Operations and Maintenance (O&M) efficiency due to increasingly complex ICT systems. As a result, these innovative technologies enable enterprises to step into the data-driven intelligent era.

Huawei commissioned Tolly to independently evaluate both the Huawei CloudCampus solution and the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) solution across four dimensions: • Automated network management: How does the network solution provide simpler design, planning, and policy deployment capabilities for medium- to large-sized campus networks?

• Intelligent O&M and experience assurance: How does the network solution use AI-powered intelligent O&M tools to visualize, predict, locate, and automatically rectify faults in a simplified and more intuitive manner?

• Network security: Does the network solution support faster automatic threat identification and proactive defense, thereby reducing enterprises risks?

• Network openness: Is the network solution open enough to quickly integrate with industrial applications, so that the network can help enterprises digitalize services?




The Tolly Group Document number: 219501
SD-WAN Best Practices for Security
Release date: 13 November 2019

Perhaps more than in any other part of your network, your SD-WAN strategy needs to be equal measures networking and security. By definition, the SD-WAN interfaces with and runs across external, often public, networks - the source of many threats. Additionally, the site networks, whose traffic flows across your SD-WAN, are likely to be multifaceted. Each site will likely handle critical business applications, provide access to cloud services, handle common web browsing and often handle Internet traffic generated by visitors and guests. Each of these traffic flows has different security needs. And, to these elements we add the need to secure the SD-WAN infrastructure itself.

In this report, Tolly provides a concise summary of important security considerations and options for SD-WAN deployments based on Tolly’s experience and input from leading vendors and test tool companies.

The price of $395.00 is for a single, end-user license of the SD-WAN Security Best Practices report. Multi-user, company license costs provided on request. To purchase please contact sales@tolly.com.

For IT vendor licensing of the SD-WAN Security Best Practices report please contact sales@tolly.com.




Awake Security Document number: 219148
Webinar - Evaluating Network Traffic Analysis Systems – Requirements and Challenges
Release date: 12 November 2019

Awake Security, Inc. commissioned Tolly to evaluate the Awake Security Platform and compare it to the Darktrace Enterprise Immune System. Awake provided test scenarios that its customers have identified as relevant. Testing was performed in a live, high-tech company’s production environment and was comprised of five different scenarios that exercised different methods of data theft, exfiltration and credential theft that ran over common protocols and programs such as browsers, DNS and SMB file protocols.

View the on-demand webcast with Kevin Tolly, Founder at The Tolly Group presenting the study results along with David Pearson, Principal Threat Researcher at Awake Security by clicking on the link below which will take you to the Awake Security webcast landing page.

Awake Security 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: 219153ZH
华为 CloudEngine S5332-H 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 11 November 2019

华为 CloudEngine S5332-H 系列交换机是增强型千兆接入交换机,采用华为自研 ARM 架构 CPU 和 Solar 交换芯片,具有千兆和万兆光口接入以及固定 40GE 上行端口,可广泛应用于运营商城域接入、大中型高端品质园区网分支、小型园区网核心以及数据中心接入。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5332-H 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的自研 Solar 芯片和高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S5332-H 系列交换机支持大容量表项,可以在本地配置,也可运行在云管理模式,通过华为 Agile Controller 进行管理。

测试结果适用于所有华为 CloudEngine S5332-H 型号,包括 CloudEngine S5332-H24S6Q 和 CloudEngine S5332-H48S6Q。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219143ZH
华为 CloudEngine S5731-S 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 11 November 2019

华为 CloudEngine S5731-S 系列交换机是标准型千兆交换机,采用华为自研 ARM 架构 CPU 和 Solar 交换芯片,具有全千兆电口接入和固定万兆上行端口。它们适合部署在企业园区接入和汇聚、数据中心接入等多种应用场景。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5731-S 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。CloudEngine S5731-S 可以在本地配置,也可运行在云管理模式,通过华为 Agile Controller 进行管理。CloudEngine S5731-S 系列交换机还支持大量的安全功能,并可以和华为 Cybersecurity Intelligent System(CIS)联动实现全网安全协防,进行加密通信分析(ECA)和威胁诱捕。

测试结果适用于所有华为 CloudEngine S5731-S 型号,包括 CloudEngine S5731-S24T4X、CloudEngine S5731-S24P4X、CloudEngine S5731-S48T4X 以及 CloudEngine S5731-S48P4X。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219136ZH
华为 CloudEngine S6730-H 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 08 November 2019

华为 CloudEngine S6730-H 系列交换机是全功能万兆交换机,采用华为自研 ARM 架构 CPU 和 Solar 交换芯片,具有 10GE 下行入端口和 100GE 上行端口,可广泛应用于企业园区、运营商、高校、政府等应用场景。。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S6730-H 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的自研 Solar 芯片和高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S6730-H 系列交换机支持 WLAN 无线控制器功能,可管理 1,024 台 WLAN 无线接入点(AP),实现网络有线无线一体化。CloudEngine S6730-H 可以在本地配置,也可运行在云管理模式,通过华为 Agile Controller 进行管理。CloudEngine S6730-H 系列交换机还支持大量的安全功能,并可以和华为 Cybersecurity Intelligent System(CIS)联动实现全网安全协防,进行加密通信分析(ECA)和威胁诱捕。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219138ZH
华为 CloudEngine S6330-H 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 08 November 2019

华为 CloudEngine S6330-H 系列全功能万兆交换机,采用华为自研 ARM 架构 CPU 和 Solar 交换芯片,提供高密的万兆接入和100G 上行端口,可用于运营商城域汇聚、企业园区、高校、政府等应用场景。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S6330-H 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的自研 Solar 芯片和高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S6330-H 系列交换机支持大容量表项,包括 MAC 表容量 128K、ARP 表容量 140K、FIB和路由表容量 192K IPv4 路由或 80K IPv6 路由、VLAN 容量 4,094、ACL 容量 6K 规则、NetStream 容量 1M 条流等。CloudEngine S6330-H 可以在本地配置,也可运行在云管理模式,通过华为 Agile Controller 进行管理。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219137ZH
华为 CloudEngine S5331-H 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 08 November 2019

华为 CloudEngine S5331-H 系列千兆智能接入交换机,采用华为自研 ARM 架构 CPU 和 Solar 交换芯片,提供高密的千兆电口接入和万兆上行端口,可用于运营商城域接入、企业园区、高校、政府等应用场景。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5331-H 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的自研 Solar 芯片和高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S5331-H 系列交换机支持大容量表项,包括 MAC 表容量 288K、ARP 表容量 128K、FIB和路由表容量 512K IPv4 路由或 64K IPv6 路由、VLAN 容量 4,094、ACL 容量 4K 规则、NetStream 容量 64K 条流等。CloudEngine S5331-H 可以在本地配置,也可运行在云管理模式,通过华为 Agile Controller 进行管理。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219135ZH
华为 CloudEngine S5731-H 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 08 November 2019

华为 CloudEngine S5731-H 系列交换机是增强型千兆交换机,采用华为自研 ARM 架构 CPU 和 Solar 交换芯片,具有 GE 接入端口和 10GE 上行端口,另外还支持一个扩展槽。它们适合部署在大型和中型园区的聚合或接入层、分支机构和小型园区的核心层、以及数据中心的接入层。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5731-H 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的自研 Solar 芯片和高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S5731-H 系列交换机支持 WLAN 无线控制器功能,可管理 1,024 台 WLAN 无线接入点(AP),实现网络有线无线一体化。CloudEngine S5731-H 可以在本地配置,也可运行在云管理模式,通过华为 Agile Controller 进行管理。CloudEngine S5731-H 系列交换机还支持大量的安全功能,并可以和华为 Cybersecurity Intelligent System(CIS)联动实现全网安全协防,进行加密通信分析(ECA)和安全诱捕。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219141ZH
华为 CloudEngine S5731S-H 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 08 November 2019

华为 CloudEngine S5731S-H 系列交换机是增强型千兆交换机,采用华为自研 ARM 架构 CPU 和 Solar 交换芯片,具有 GE 接入端口和 10GE 上行端口,另外还支持一个扩展槽。它们适合部署在大型和中型园区的聚合或接入层、分支机构和小型园区的核心层、以及数据中心的接入层。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5731S-H 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的自研 Solar 芯片和高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S5731S-H 系列交换机支持 WLAN 无线控制器功能,可管理 1,024 台 WLAN 无线接入点(AP),实现网络有线无线一体化。CloudEngine S5731S-H 可以在本地配置,也可运行在云管理模式,通过华为 Agile Controller 进行管理。CloudEngine S5731S-H 系列交换机还支持大量的安全功能,并可以和华为 Cybersecurity Intelligent System(CIS)联动实现全网安全协防,进行加密通信分析(ECA)和安全诱捕。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219159zh
华为 CloudEngine S5335-L 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 08 November 2019

华为 CloudEngine S5335-L 系列交换机是精简型千兆接入交换机,具有 GE 接入端口和 10GE 上行端口。它们适合部署在企业园区接入、千兆到桌面等多种应用场景。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5335-L 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S5335-L 系列交换机支持灵活的以太组网,提供多样的安全控制,并且支持基础的 IPv4 和 IPv6 三层路由协议。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219160ZH
华为 CloudEngine S5335-S 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 08 November 2019

华为 CloudEngine S5335-S 系列交换机是标准型千兆接入交换机,具有 GE 接入端口和 10GE 上行端口。它们适合部署在企业园区接入和汇聚、以及数据中心接入等场景。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5335-S 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S5335-S 系列交换机支持灵活的以太组网,提供多样的安全控制,并且支持增强的 IPv4 和 IPv6 三层特性。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219156ZH
华为 CloudEngine S5735-L 系列交换机性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 08 November 2019

华为 CloudEngine S5735-L 系列交换机是精简型千兆接入交换机,具有 GE 接入端口和 10GE 上行端口。它们适合部署在企业园区接入、千兆到桌面等多种应用场景。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5735-L 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S5735-L 系列交换机支持灵活的以太组网,提供多样的安全控制,并且支持基础的 IPv4 和 IPv6 三层路由协议。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219155zh
华为 CloudEngine S5735-S 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 08 November 2019

华为 CloudEngine S5735-S 系列交换机是标准型千兆接入交换机,具有 GE 接入端口和 10GE 上行端口。它们适合部署在企业园区接入和汇聚、以及数据中心接入等场景。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5735-S 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S5735-S 系列交换机支持灵活的以太组网,提供多样的安全控制,并且支持增强的 IPv4 和 IPv6 三层特性。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219157ZH
华为 CloudEngine S5735S-L 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 08 November 2019

华为 CloudEngine S5735S-L 系列交换机是精简型千兆接入交换机,具有 GE 接入端口和 10GE 上行端口。它们适合部署在企业园区接入、千兆到桌面等多种应用场景。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5735S-L 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S5735S-L 系列交换机支持灵活的以太组网,提供多样的安全控制,并且支持基础的 IPv4 和 IPv6 三层路由协议。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219158ZH
华为 CloudEngine S5735S-S 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 08 November 2019

华为 CloudEngine S5735S-S 系列交换机是标准型千兆接入交换机,具有 GE 接入端口和 10GE 上行端口。它们适合部署在企业园区接入和汇聚、以及数据中心接入等场景。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5735S-S 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S5735S-S 系列交换机支持灵活的以太组网,提供多样的安全控制,并且支持增强的 IPv4 和 IPv6 三层特性。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219140ZH
华为智简园区⽹网络解决⽅方案 与思科 DNA 解决⽅方案对⽐比
Release date: 05 November 2019

企业数字化的发展,让传统的 ICT ⽆无论在效率上还是成本上都⽆无法满⾜足业务发展的需要。企业需要寻求⾃自 动化、AI 等新技术来解决数字化过程中的 ICT 系统⽇日益复杂,运维效率低下等问题,并将企业带⼊入数据 驱动的智能时代。

华为委托 Tolly 对华为智简园区⽹网络解决⽅方案和思科的 DNA 解决⽅方案在四个维度进⾏行行独⽴立评估。

⾃自动化的⽹网络管理理:⽹网络⽅方案如何为中⼤大型园区⽹网络提供更更为简单的设计、规划以及策略略部署能⼒力力;智能的运维与体验保障:⽹网络⽅方案如何更更简单直观地通过 AI 加持的智能运维⼯工具,实现故障的可 视、可预测、根因定位并且⾃自动修复故障;⽹网络安全:⽹网络⽅方案是否可以更更快地⾃自动识别威胁,主动抵御威胁的发⽣生,从⽽而帮助企业降低⻛风险;⽹网络开放:⽹网络⽅方案是否⾜足够开放,能够快速与⾏行行业应⽤用集成,从⽽而让⽹网络助⼒力力企业数字化业务。




Lenovo Document number: 219147
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2552E Flex Switch & QLogic QL45214 Ethernet Adapter Performance & Interoperability with Cisco Systems
Release date: 04 November 2019

Virtualization and cloud computing environments demand both flexibility and high-performance switching. The Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2552E Flex Switch paired with the ThinkSystem QLogic QL45214 25Gb Ethernet adapter provides both. Slotting into the Lenovo Flex System Enterprise chassis, this switch offers up to 52 ports of 25GbE or 36 ports of 25GbE combined with 4 ports of 100GbE. The QL45214 provides high-performance, 25GbE server connectivity.

Lenovo commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance and capacity of the NE2552E along with L2/L3 interoperability with the Cisco Systems Nexus 9000 switch. Testing also validated the performance benefits of using 25GbE rather than 10GbE for VMware vMotion virtual machine migration using the QLogic. QL45214 Ethernet adapter.

The Lenovo switches and QL45214 tested delivered wire-speed performance and low latency, demonstrated L2/L3 table capacity and illustrated the performance benefits of 25GbE for virtualized environments. Additionally, the switch demonstrated a range of L2 and L3 interoperability with the Cisco Systems 9000 switch.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219151
Huawei Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) WLAN Access Point Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 28 October 2019

With the official launch of the Wi-Fi 6 standard, future-proof WLAN infrastructure should be Wi-Fi 6 compatible. Comparing to Wi-Fi 5 WLAN access points (APs), Wi-Fi 6 APs provide greater bandwidth, higher concurrent users, lower latency and other benefits.

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance, capacity, interoperability and IoT integration of its Wi-Fi 6 access points (AP7060DN, AirEngine 5760-10, and AirEngine 5760S-10). The Huawei AP7060DN is the first Wi-Fi 6 access point tested by Tolly and is the fastest access point evaluated by Tolly to date.

Performance tests on the AP7060DN access point showed single-client throughput of 3.5Gbps with a Wi-Fi 6 client, bridging throughput of 3.8Gbps between two AP7060DN access points on the 5GHz radio, multimedia application support for 400 concurrent Wi-Fi 6 users, user capacity of 1,024 users, as well as a 15% performance improvement for multiple Wi-Fi 5 clients communicating with the new, Wi-Fi 6 AP. Tests also demonstrated Huawei Wi-Fi 6 APs’ interoperability with all previous generation Wi-Fi clients, IoT application integration, VR acceleration, and auto guided vehicle (AGV) roaming optimization.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219133zh
华为无线控制器 应用识别,智能漫游和便捷运维管理功能验证
Release date: 28 October 2019

随着智能终端的发展,越来越多的应用在无线网络中使用。为了增强无线网络的安全性和资源管理,管理员们需要可视化的应用统计及基于应用的管理。华为无线控制器内置应用识别功能,支持对4-7层应用进行可视化管理和控制。

在多AP的高密环境,部分终端在移动后,尽管关联的AP信号质量已经变差,依然不发生漫游.

华为无线控制器支持智能漫游功能,协助终端接入信号质量最优的AP,提升单用户体验提升整个无线网络的性能。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219151ZH
华为 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) WLAN 接入点 性能评估和功能验证
Release date: 28 October 2019

随着 Wi-Fi 6 标准的正式启用,支持 Wi-Fi 6 标准的终端设备会加速普及。相较 Wi-Fi 5 标准,Wi-Fi 6 标准的 WLAN 接入点(AP)提供更大的带宽、更高的并发用户数、以及更低的时延。

华为技术有限公司委托 Tolly 评估其 Wi-Fi 6 接入点 AP7060DN、AirEngine 5760-10 以及 AirEngine 5760S-10 的性能、容量、互联互通和物联网 (IoT) 集成能力。华为 WLAN 接入点 AP7060DN 是 Tolly 测试的首个 Wi-Fi 6 接入点,也是迄今为止 Tolly 评估的最快的无线接入点。

性能测试显示,AP7060DN 单 Wi-Fi 6 终端吞吐量为 3.5Gbps;两个 AP7060DN 接入点之间在 5GHz 射频上的桥接吞吐量为 3.8Gbps;AP7060DN 支持 400 个并发 Wi-Fi 6 用户的多媒体应用;相较 Wi-Fi 5 接入点,AP7060DN 将多个 Wi-Fi 5 终端的吞吐量提升了 15%,单 AP 可提供 1,024 的用户容量。同时,测试证明了华为 Wi-Fi 6 AP 可以兼容所有早期 Wi-Fi 标准的终端,提供物联网应用集成能力、VR 加速、以及针对 AGV 小车的漫游优化。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 219133
Huawei WLAN Access Controllers Application Identification, Smart Roaming, and Easy Operation & Management
Release date: 28 October 2019

With the development of smart devices, more and more applications are running over the wireless network. To improve the security and network resource management, administrators require visible application traffic statistics and application-based control. Huawei WLAN Access Controllers (ACs) provides the Application Identification function to support visible management and control of Layer 4 to 7 network attributes.

In the multi-AP environment, some clients may remain associated to the initially-connected AP even after the clients have moved and the signal has become degraded. Huawei Access Controllers support the Smart Roaming function to assist roaming clients in finding the best available AP for better single-user and overall network performance.

Huawei WLAN Access Controllers provide a built-in Web network management interface to support service deployment, network status monitoring, and problem intelligent diagnosis.