What is Huawei Quidway S5300 Gigabit

Switches?
Huawei S5300 switches are new generation Ethernet gigabit switches that meet the
requirements for high-bandwidth access and Ethernet multi-service convergence,
providing powerful Ethernet functions for operators and enterprise customers. Based
on the new generation high-performance hardware and Huawei Versatile Routing
Platform (VRP), the S5300 features large capacity and gigabit interfaces of high
density, provides 10G uplinks, meeting the requirements for the 1G and 10G uplink
devices of high density. The S5300 can meet the requirements of multiple scenarios
such as service convergence on campus networks and Intranets, the access to the IDC
at a rate of 1000 Mbit/s, and the access to computers at a rate of 1000 Mbit/s on
Intranets.

Device Models
Product Series

Model

Maximum Number of Interfaces

S5300C

S5328C-EI

28
There are twenty-four 10/100/1000BASE-T
interfaces and four interfaces on the front subcard.

S5328C-EI-24S

28
There are twenty-four 100/1000BASE-X Ethernet optical
interfaces, four GE combo interfaces (10/100/1000BASET+100/1000BASE-X, used together with the last four
Ethernet interfaces), and four interfaces on the front subcard.

S5352C-EI

52
There are forty-eight 10/100/1000BASE-T
interfaces and four interfaces on the front subcard.

Ethernet

28
There are twenty-four 10/100/1000BASE-T
interfaces and four interfaces on the front subcard.

Ethernet

52
There are forty-eight 10/100/1000BASE-T
interfaces and four interfaces on the front subcard.

Ethernet

S5328C-PWR-EI

S5352C-PWR-EI

S5328C-SI

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Ethernet

28
There are twenty-four 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
interfaces, four GE combo interfaces (10/100/1000BASET+100/1000BASE-X, used together with the last four
Ethernet interfaces), and four interfaces on the front subcard.

S5352C-SI

S5300TP

2

52
There are forty-eight 10/100/1000BASE-T
interfaces and four interfaces on the front subcard.

Ethernet

S5328C-PWR-SI

28
There are twenty-four 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
interfaces, four GE combo interfaces (10/100/1000BASET+100/1000BASE-X, used together with the last four
Ethernet interfaces), and four interfaces on the front subcard.

S5352C-PWR-SI

52
There are forty-eight 10/100/1000BASE-T
interfaces and four interfaces on the front subcard.

Ethernet

S5328C-HI-24S

28
There are twenty-four 100/1000BASE-X Ethernet optical
interfaces and four interfaces on the front subcard.

S5328C-HI

28
There are twenty-four 10/100/1000BASE-T
interfaces and four interfaces on the front subcard.

Ethernet

S5324TP-SI

24
There are twenty-four 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
interfaces and four GE combo interfaces (10/100/1000BASET+100/1000BASE-X, used together with the last four
Ethernet interfaces).

S5348TP-SI

48
There are forty-eight 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
interfaces and four GE combo interfaces (10/100/1000BASET+100/1000BASE-X, used together with the last four
Ethernet interfaces).

S5324TP-PWR-SI

24
There are twenty-four 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
interfaces and four GE combo interfaces (10/100/1000BASET+100/1000BASE-X, used together with the last four
Ethernet interfaces).

S5348TP-PWR-SI

48
There are forty-eight 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
interfaces and four GE combo interfaces (10/100/1000BASET+100/1000BASE-X, used together with the last four
Ethernet interfaces).

S5306TP-LI-AC

6
There are four 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet interfaces and
two
GE
combo
interfaces
(10/100/1000BASET+100/1000BASE-X).

Naming Rules
Naming rules of the S5348TP-PWR-SI, S5328C-EI-24S, S5328C-HI, and S5306TPLI-AC.

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Identifier

Description

A

Product brand.

B

Switch

C

Product series. "53" indicates the S5300 series.

D

Maximum number of interfaces.
NOTE:
The number of interfaces on an S5300 can be 6, 24, 28, 48, or 52,
depending on the device model.

E

Uplink interface type:
 C: A device supports interface cards. There can be two or four uplink
interfaces on an interface subcard.
 TP: A device has combo interfaces supporting optical and electrical
interfaces.

F

The S5300 supports Power over Ethernet (PoE).
NOTE:
If this letter is not displayed, PoE is not supported.

G

Software version type:
 EI: enhanced version, supporting enhanced features


SI: standard version, supporting basic features
HI: advanced version, supporting high-performance Operation,
Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) and built-in real-time
clock (RTC)
LI: simplified version

H

Downlink interface type. The value 24S indicates that 24 downlink
interfaces of the S5328C-EI-24S are optical interfaces.
NOTE:
If this letter is not displayed, all downlink interfaces are electrical
interfaces.

I

Powering mode:
 AC: alternating current power
 DC: direct current power

Huawei S5300 Controller Subrack
Appearance of the S5300 controller subrack

The S5300 controller subrack uses the modular structure and consists of the following
components:
 System subrack
 Front part of the controller subrack
1.
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Hard disk module

 Rear part of the controller subrack
2.
3.
4.
5.

Two AC PEM/fan modules or two DC PEM/fan modules
Two battery modules (AC PEM/fan modules) or two baffles (DC
PEM/fan modules)
Two controllers
One DIP switch board

NOTE:
 Disk modules, power-fan modules, and controllers are FRUs.
 The S5300 controller subrack supports AC or DC power supply. You can
select PEM/fan modules (AC PEM/fan modules or DC PEM/fan modules) as
required
Structure of the S5300 controller subrack configured with AC PEM/fan modules

1 System subrack

2 Hard disk module

3 AC PEM/fan module

4 Battery module

5 Controller

6 DIP switch board

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System Subrack
The system subrack provides the following functions:
 The system subrack can integrate all modules into one environment.
 The wind channels and holes in the system subrack ensure heat dissipation for
all modules.
 The shielding function of the system subrack prevents electromagnetic
radiation inside and outside the controller subrack.

Hard Disk Module
The S5300 controller subrack supports hard disks of the following specifications:
 SSD hard disks with the capacity of 73 GB or 200 GB.
 FC hard disks with the capacity of 300 GB, 450 GB or 600 GB, and the
rotational speed of 15000 r/min.
 SATA hard disks with the capacity of 500 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB, and the
rotational speed of 7200 r/min.
NOTE:
To save storage space and obtain better performance, you are recommended to use
hard disks with the same capacity and rotational speed for a RAID group.
The FC hard disk module consists of a disk handle, hard disk tray and FC hard
disk.
FC hard disk module

1

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Hard disk handle

2

Hard disk tray

3

FC hard disk

The SATA hard disk module consists of a disk handle, hard disk tray, and SATA
hard disk, SATA conversion board.
SATA hard disk module

1

Hard disk handle

2

Hard disk tray

3

SATA hard disk

4

SATA conversion board

NOTE:
SATA conversion board is the board that converts the SATA interface into the FC
interface.
The FC hard disk module consists of a disk handle, hard disk tray, SSD hard
disk and bracket.
SSD hard disk module

1 Disk handle
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2 Hard disk tray

3 SSD hard disk

4 Bracket

The hard disk module is primarily used to provide the storage capacity for the system,
and the hard disks in the coffer also provides the following functions:
 Storing system configuration data
The system configuration data is stored on the coffer of the controller subrack,
that is, the hard disks in slots 0 to 3.
 Saving write cache data when the system input power supply fails
When a power failure occurs, the battery starts to supply power to the
controller subrack. Meanwhile, the system writes the data in the cache to the
coffer within two minutes.
 Providing the storage capacity
The controller subrack stores the system data in the coffer and uses the
remaining capacity for storage.
CAUTION:
The coffer hard disks in slots 0 to 3 of the controller subrack save the critical system
data. In addition, a hard disk must be present in slot 0 or slot 1, and another hard disk
must be present in slot 2 or slot 3. Do not insert or remove a hard disk randomly, or
change the sequence of the hard disks in the coffer. Otherwise, system data might be
damaged.
In the controller subrack, the hard disk modules are numbered from left to right and
from top to bottom according to slot numbers. The 24 slots are numbered from 0 to
23. Slot 0 is located on the upper left of the controller subrack.
Locations of slots 0 to 3 in the controller subrack

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The yellow labels are the warning labels for removing or inserting the coffer
disks.

PEM/Fan Module
CAUTION:
The controller subrack needs to be equipped with PEM/fan module of the same
manufacturer and the same software version.
PEM/fan module in the S5300 controller subrack are classified into the following
types:
 AC PEM/fan module
 DC PEM/fan module
Rear view of the AC PEM/fan module

1 Power switch

2 Power running indicator

3 Power alarm indicator

4 Fan alarm indicator

5 Power socket

6 Fan

Rear view of the AC PEM/fan module

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1 Power switch

2 Power running indicator

3 Power alarm indicator

4 Fan alarm indicator

5 Power socket

6 Fan

The S5300 controller subrack is equipped with two PEM/fan modules.
Two PEM/fan modules constitute a 1+1 load-balancing power system. One PEM/fan
module enables the controller subrack to work normally in maximum power
consumption mode. The PEM/fan modules support hot swapping. When one PEM/fan
module fails, the entire system is not affected.
Based on the types of the input power supplies, the PEM/fan modules in the S5300
controller subrack can be classified into the two types:
 AC PEM/fan module
The input power ranges from 200 V to 240 V AC, when the AC power is
supplied in the equipment.
 DC PEM/fan module
The input power ranges from -48 V to -60 V DC, when the DC power is supplied in
the equipment room.
The PEM/fan module of the S5300 controller subrack provides the following
functions:
 Supplying power to the system in the case of 200V to 240V AC or -60V to
-48V DC input
When one power supply fails, the power supply system is not affected.
 Heat dissipation
Either PEM/fan module of the controller subrack is integrated with two fan
modules (non-FRU) that can be replaced separately. When the system runs normally,
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the four fans of the two PEM/fan modules run simultaneously for cooling the
controller subrack. Any fan failure in the two PEM/fan modules does not affect heat
dissipation.

Battery Module
NOTE:
Only the system that supports the AC power supply with battery management is
configured with batteries.
Each controller subrack is equipped with two battery modules
Battery module

1 Battery running indicator 2 Battery discharge indicator 3 Battery alarm indicator
The battery module provides the following functions:
When power failure occurs, it can use the battery to supply power to the controller
subrack for at least two minutes. In this way, the data in the write cache of the
controller can be written to the coffer to avoid data loss.

Controller
The S5300 controller subrack is configured with two controllers. The controllers
flexibly configure FC ports modules or iSCSI port modules to form various SAN.
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There are two types of configurations:
 When all FC port modules are configured with the controllers, the FC SAN
can be formed.
Controller configured with two FC port modules

1

FC port module

2

FC host port

3

Subrack ID diaplay

4

Controller handle

5

COM 0 serial port

6

Management network port active indicator

7

Management network port

8

Management network port link indicator

9

FC expander port

10 COM 1 serial port

11

Controller alarm indicator

12 Controller power indicator

 When one controller is configured with an FC host port module and an iSCSI
host port module, the FC SAN and the IP SAN can be formed at the same
time.
Controller configured with an FC port module and an iSCSI port module

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1

FC port module

2

FC host port

3

iSCSI port module

4

iSCSI host port

The controller provides the following functions:
 Handling storage services
The controller receives a read-and-write small computer system interface
(SCSI) command from the front-end host port. It runs the command, and then
returns the result to the AS.
 Receiving user configuration and management commands and saving
configurations
The controller configures the storage service through Web UI or CLI.
 Connecting SATA, SSD or FChard disks
The controller connects the SATA, SSD or FC in the controller subrack and
disk subrack to the S5300 storage system.
 Generating alarms and logs, and saving them in the local coffer

DIP Switch Board
The DIP switch board provides the following functions:
 Adjusting the rear loop rate to 2 Gbit/s or 4 Gbit/s
 Resetting the buzzer
NOTE:
It is suggested to adjust the speed before system is powered on. If you adjust the
speed after system power on, the corresponding rate indicator will be on but the
adjustment does not take effect. You must power off and then restart the controller
subrack. After changing the rate of the controller subrack, you must also change the
rate of the disk subracks. By default, the buzzer of the S5300 controller subrack is
closed.
DIP switch board

1 Buzzer mute button 2 2 Gbit/s indicator 3 4 Gbit/s indicator 4 Rate switch
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