22 Tips for S Series Switches

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1 22 Tips for S Series Switches

Huawei S series switches have been developed in multiple software versions. There are many improvements on the S series switches in terms of user experience. However, you may not notice these simplified configurations and operations in product documents.

This article shows you 22 product improvements and tips, helping you configure and maintain the switches easily.

1.1  Basic Configuration

1.2  Interface Configuration

1.3  Stack/CSS Configuration

1.4  Ethernet Interface Configuration

1.5  ACL

1.6  Web Management System

1.7  Hardware

1.1 Basic Configuration

The Procedure for Configuring the Next Startup System Software Package Is Simplified from Three Steps to One Step

For details, see Table 1-1.

Table 1-1 The procedure for configuring the next startup system software package is simplified from three steps to one step

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The procedure for configuring the next startup system software package is simplified from three steps to one step.

S9300, S9300E, S9700, S7700

In versions earlier than V200R003, the configuration procedure is as follows:

1.    Specify the next startup system software package for the active MPU.

2.    Copy the system software package to the standby MPU.

3.    After copying the package, specify the next startup system software package for the standby MPU.

In V200R003 and later versions, the configuration procedure is as follows:

Specify the next startup system software package for both the active and standby MPUs.

 

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You can use only one command to specify the system software package for next startup, saving time and reducing workload.

Example

Specify the next startup system software package for the active and standby MPUs on a modular switch.

l   In versions earlier than V200R003, the configuration procedure includes three steps:

a.         Specify the next startup system software package for the active MPU.

<Quidway> startup system-software s9300&s9300e-v200r003c00spc300.cc
Info: Succeeded in setting the software for booting system.

b.         Copy the system software package to the standby MPU.

<Quidway> copy s9300&s9300e-v200r003c00spc300.cc slave#cfcard:
Copy cfcard:/s9300&s9300e-v200r003c00spc300.cc to slave#cfcard:/s9300&s9300e-v20
0r003c00spc300.cc?[Y/N]:y
4%  complete.\

c.         After copying the package, specify the next startup system software package for the standby MPU.

Info: Copied file cfcard:/s9300&s9300e-v200r003c00spc300.cc to slave#cfcard:/s93
00&s9300e-v200r003c00spc300.cc...Done.
<Quidway> startup system-software s9300&s9300e-v200r003c00spc300.cc slave-board
 
Info: Succeeded in setting the software for booting system

l   In V200R003 and later versions, the configuration procedure is as follows:

<Quidway> startup system-software  s9300-v200r003c00spc500.cc all               
Info: Free space is not enough. Auto delete file.                               
Info: Deleting file slave#cfcard:/s9300-v200r001c00spc300.cc...succeeded.       
100%  complete./                                                                 
Info: Copied file cfcard:/s9300-v200r003c00spc500.cc to slave#cfcard:/s9300-v200
r003c00spc500.cc...Done.                                                        
Info: Succeeded in setting the software for booting system in the slot 7.       
Info: Succeeded in setting the software for booting system in the slot 8.       
Info: Succeeded in setting the software for booting system.

The display cpu-usage Command Displays CPU Usages in Descending Order

For details, see Table 1-2.

Table 1-2 The display cpu-usage command displays CPU usages in descending order

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The display cpu-usage command displays CPU usages in descending order.

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In versions earlier than V200R005, the command does not display CPU usages in an order. Services that have high CPU usages cannot be located rapidly.

In V200R005 and later versions, the command displays CPU usages in descending order, facilitating rapid location of services that have high CPU usages.

 

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When the CPU usage is high, you can check the display cpu-usage command output to rapidly locate services that have high CPU usages, improving fault location efficiency.

Example

In versions earlier than V200R005, the display cpu-usage command output is as follows:

<Quidway> display cpu-usage
CPU Usage Stat. Cycle: 60 (Second) 
CPU Usage            : 20% Max: 98%
CPU Usage Stat. Time : 2013-02-01  19:43:26CPU utilization for five seconds: 20%: one minute: 18%: five minutes: 13% 
Max CPU Usage Stat. Time : 2013-02-01 06:46.
 
TaskName        CPU  Runtime(CPU Tick High/Tick Low)  Task Explanation
BOX                   0%         0/ 137cd36       BOX Output
_TIL                  0%         0/       0       Infinite loop event task
_EXC                  0%         0/       0       Exception Agent Task
VIDL                 80%         7/d2b74fff       DOPRA IDLE
TICK                  0%         0/ e412f14
CLKI                  0%         0/       0       CLKI
CssP                  0%         0/       0       CssP CSS Protocol Process
DEV                   0%         0/  f54a45       DEV  Device Management

In V200R005 and later versions, the display cpu-usage command output is displayed in descending order as follows:

<Quidway> display cpu-usage
CPU Usage Stat. Cycle: 60 (Second)
CPU Usage            : 12% Max: 87% 
CPU Usage Stat. Time : 2014-09-01  19:46:43
CPU utilization for five seconds: 12%: one minute: 12%: five minutes: 11%
Max CPU Usage Stat. Time : 2013-02-01 06:46.
 
TaskName        CPU  Runtime(CPU Tick High/Tick Low)  Task Explanation
VIDL                 88%         e/c08cdfff       DOPRA IDLE
OS                   10%         1/ad2747ff       Operation System
ROUT                  1%         0/39387000       ROUTRoute task
TICK                  1%         0/3d831200
AAA                   0%         0/       0       AAA  Authen Account Authorize 
ADPT                  0%         0/       0       ADPT

The display this include-default Command Displays the Default Configuration That Is Not Modified in the Current View

For details, see Table 1-3.

Table 1-3 The display this include-default command displays the default configuration that is not modified in the current view

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The display this include-default command displays the default configuration that is not modified in the current view.

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In versions earlier than V200R001, no command displays the default configuration that is not modified.

In V200R001 and later versions, the display this include-default command is added to display the default configuration that is not modified in the current view.

 

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You can run the display this include-default to check the default configuration in all views. Do not forget this command if you need to check the default configuration.

Example

Run the display this include-default command to check the default configuration on GigabitEthernet1/0/1.

[Quidway] interface gigabitethernet 1/0/1
[Quidway-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] display this include-default
#
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/1
 negotiation auto
 auto speed 10 100 1000
 auto duplex half full
 mdi auto
 undo flow-control negotiation
 ······

The startup system-software Command Specifies the System Software for Next Startup and Automatically Upgrades the BootROM

For details, see Table 1-4.

Table 1-4 The startup system-software command specifies the system software for next startup and automatically upgrades the BootROM

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The startup system-software command specifies the system software for next startup and automatically upgrades the BootROM.

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In versions earlier than V200R001, the system asks whether you need to upgrade the BootROM. If you do not upgrade the BootROM, the BootROM and system software do not match, and the switch cannot start.

In V200R001 and later versions, this command automatically upgrades the BootROM.

 

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In V200R001 and later versions, the BootROM upgrade selection prompt is removed, and the switch automatically upgrades the BootROM.

Logging In to a CSS Through Any Serial Interface on the Master or Standby Switch

For details, see Table 1-5.

Table 1-5 Logging in to a CSS through any serial interface on the master or standby switch

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You can log in to a CSS through any serial interface on the master or standby switch.

All modular switches

In versions earlier than V200R003, you can log in to a CSS only through a serial interface on the master switch.

In V200R003 and later versions, you can log in to a CSS through any serial interface on the master or standby switch.

 

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You can log in to a CSS through any serial interface on the master or standby switch, and maintain the CSS more easily.

1.2 Interface Configuration

One-Click Configuration Deletion on an Interface

For details, see Table 1-6.

Table 1-6 One-click configuration deletion on an interface

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One-click configuration deletion on an interface

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In versions earlier than V200R001, configurations on an interface need to be deleted one by one. It is time-consuming to delete the configurations if too many configurations exist.

l  In V200R001 and later versions, you can run the clear configuration interface interface-type interface-num command in the system view to delete all the configurations on interfaces.

l  In V200R003 and later versions, you can run the clear configuration this command on an interface to delete all the configurations on the interface.

 

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You can run the one-click configuration deletion command to delete all the unnecessary configurations on interfaces, instead of deleting them one by one.

Example

Delete the configurations on GigabitEthernet1/0/1.

<Quidway> system-view
[Quidway] interface gigabitethernet 1/0/1
[Quidway-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] display this
#
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/1
 port link-type trunk
 port trunk allow-pass vlan 100
#
return

l   In versions earlier than V200R001, the configuration is as follows:

[Quidway-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] undo port trunk allow-pass vlan 100
[Quidway-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] undo port link-type

l   In V200R001 and later versions, the configuration is as follows:

[Quidway] clear configuration interface GigabitEthernet 1/0/1
Warning: All configurations of the interface will be cleared, and its state will be shutdown. Continue?

l   In V200R003 and later versions, you can run the following command:

[Quidway-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] clear configuration this

The interface range Command Specifies the Interface Range for Batch Operations on Interfaces

For details, see Table 1-7.

Table 1-7 The interface range command specifies the interface range for batch operations on interfaces

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The interface range command specifies the interface range for batch operations on interfaces.

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To perform the same operations on multiple interfaces in versions earlier than V200R003, you need to configure these interfaces one by one.

In V200R003 and later versions, you can run the interface range { interface-type interface-number1 [ to interface-type interface-number2 ] } &<1-10> command to perform the same operations on multiple consecutive or nonconsecutive interfaces.

 

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If you need to run the same commands on different interfaces, performing the same operations on each interface one by one is time-consuming and labor-intensive. The interface range command easily solves this problem.

Example

Configure interfaces GigabitEthernet1/0/1 to GigabitEthernet1/0/20 as trunk interfaces in a batch.

<Quidway> system-view
[Quidway] interface range GigabitEthernet 1/0/1 to GigabitEthernet 1/0/20

Configuring an IP Address for a Physical Interface

For details, see Table 1-8.

Table 1-8 Configuring an IP address for a physical interface

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You can configure an IP address for a physical interface.

S9300, S9700, S7700, S5300HI, S5310EI, S5700HI, S5710EI, S5710HI

In versions earlier than V200R005, you need to create a VLANIF interface and then configure an IP address for the VLANIF interface.

In V200R005 and later versions, you can directly configure an IP address for a physical interface after switching the interface to Layer 3 mode, and do not need to configure a VLANIF interface for IP address assignment.

 

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After switching a physical interface to Layer 3 mode, you can directly configure an IP address for the interface, saving VLANIF interface and VLAN resources.

Example

Configure IP address 10.1.0.1 and subnet mask 255.255.255.0 for GigabitEthernet1/0/1.

<Quidway> system-view
[Quidway] interface GigabitEthernet 1/0/1
[Quidway-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] undo portswitch
[Quidway-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] ip address 10.1.0.1 255.255.255.0

1.3 Stack/CSS Configuration

Three Steps Are Reduced to Two Steps for Service Port Stacking Configuration

For details, see Table 1-9.

Table 1-9 Three steps are reduced to two steps for service port stacking configuration

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Three steps are reduced to two steps for service port stacking configuration.

S6300, S6700, S5710EI, S5310EI, S5300HI, S5700HI, S5710LI, 5700LI, S2350EI, S2750EI

In versions earlier than V200R003, the configuration procedure is as follows:

1.    Enable physical stack member ports.

2.    Create a logical stack port.

3.    Bind the enabled physical stack member ports to the logical stack port.

In V200R003 and later versions, the configuration procedure is as follows:

1.    Create a logical stack port.

2.    Enable physical stack member ports and bind the ports to the logical stack port.

 

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Three steps are reduced to two steps for stacking configuration, simplifying stacking configuration.

Example

Configure XGigabitEthernet1/0/1 as a physical stack member port and bind it to the logical stack port 1/1.

l   In versions earlier than V200R003, the configuration is as follows:

<Quidway> system-view
[Quidway] stack port interface XGigabitEthernet1/0/1 enable
[Quidway] interface stack-port 1/1
[Quidway-stack-port1/1] port member-group interface XGigabitEthernet1/0/1

l   In V200R003 and later versions, the configuration is as follows:

<Quidway> system-view
[Quidway] interface stack-port 1/1
[Quidway-stack-port1/1] port interface XGigabitEthernet1/0/1 enable

A Command Is Added to Display CSS Link Status During CSS Card Clustering

For details, see Table 1-10.

Table 1-10 A command is added to display CSS link status during CSS card clustering.

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A command is added to display CSS link status during CSS card clustering.

S9300, S7700

In versions earlier than V200R001, no command is available to display CSS link status during CSS card clustering. When a CSS link becomes faulty, you can only view the indicator on a CSS card for analysis.

In V200R001 and later versions, the display css channel command is added to display CSS link status.

 

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You can run the display css channel command to view the CSS link status for CSS maintenance.

Example

Run the display css channel command to view all CSS link connection information and link status of a CSS.

<Quidway> display css channel
                Chassis 1                ||               Chassis 2               
================================================================================
Num [SRUB HG]    [VSTS Port(Status)]    ||    [VSTS Port(Status)]    [SRUB HG]
1   1/7  1/15 -- 1/7/0/1(UP 16G)     ---||--- 2/13/0/4(UP 16G)    -- 2/14 1/14
2   1/7  0/15 -- 1/7/0/3(DOWN NA)    ---||--- 2/14/0/2(DOWN NA)   -- 2/13 0/14
3   1/7  1/14 -- 1/8/0/4(UP 16G)     ---||--- 2/13/0/1(UP 16G)    -- 2/13 1/15
4   1/7  0/14 -- 1/8/0/2(UP 16G)     ---||--- 2/14/0/3(UP 16G)    -- 2/14 0/15
5   1/8  1/15 -- 1/8/0/1(UP 16G)     ---||--- 2/14/0/4(UP 16G)    -- 2/13 1/14
6   1/8  0/15 -- 1/8/0/3(UP 16G)     ---||--- 2/13/0/2(UP 16G)    -- 2/14 0/14
7   1/8  1/14 -- 1/7/0/4(UP 16G)     ---||--- 2/14/0/1(UP 16G)    -- 2/14 1/15
8   1/8  0/14 -- 1/7/0/2(UP 16G)     ---||--- 2/13/0/3(UP 16G)    -- 2/13 0/15
 
Current system time: 2013-02-01 06:46:0210
Css channel 2 last physical down time: 2013-02-01 06:46:0430
Css channel 8 last physical down time: 2013-02-01 06:46:0020

1.4 Ethernet Interface Configuration

The port link-type Command Changes the Link Type of an Interface

For details, see Table 1-11.

Table 1-11 The port link-type command changes the link type of an interface

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The port link-type command changes the link type of an interface.

S12700, S9700, S7700, S6700, S5710HI, S5700HI, S5710EI, S5700EI, S5700SI, S5700LI, S5700S-LI, S5720HI, S5720EI, S2750EI, S2720EI, and S1720

In earlier versions of V200R005, before changing the interface type, restore the default VLAN configuration of the interface so that the interface belongs to only VLAN 1.

In V200R005 and later versions, before changing the link type of an interface, you do not need to restore the default VLAN configuration. However, if the link type of the interface is changed, the VLAN configuration of the interface is deleted.

 

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You do not need to restore the default VLAN configuration of an interface before changing the link type of an interface.

Example

Change the link type of GigabitEthernet1/0/1 to access.

[Quidway-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] display this
#
interface GigabitEthernet6/1/12
 port link-type trunk
 port trunk allow-pass vlan 100
#

l   In earlier versions of V200R005, the configuration is as follows:

[Quidway-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] undo port trunk allow-pass vlan 100
[Quidway-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] port link-type access

l   In V200R005 and later versions, the configuration is as follows:

[Quidway-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] port link-type access
Warning: This command will delete VLANs on this port. Continue?[Y/N]:Y

The display port vlan Command Displays VLAN Information About All Interfaces

For details, see Table 1-12.

Table 1-12 The display port vlan command displays VLAN information about all interfaces

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The display port vlan command displays VLAN information about all interfaces.

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In earlier versions of V100R006, no command displays VLAN information about all interfaces.

In V100R006 and later versions, the device provides the display port vlan command to check VLAN information about all interfaces.

 

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The display port vlan command displays VLAN information about all interfaces, which greatly facilitates VLAN information maintenance.

Example

<Quidway> display port vlan
Port                        Link Type    PVID  Trunk VLAN List
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GigabitEthernet1/0/1        hybrid       1     -                                                                                     
GigabitEthernet1/0/2        hybrid       1     -

STP Edge Port Detection

For details, see Table 1-13.

Table 1-13 STP edge port detection

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The switch provides STP edge port detection.

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In earlier versions of V200R001, an STP-enabled port is not an edge port by default, and the edge port needs to be manually specified.

In V200R001 and later versions, the edge port detection is enabled on an STP-enabled port. If the switch does not receive STP BPDUs from the remote device in a given period of time, the STP-enabled port automatically inherits attributes of the edge port (the configuration remains unchanged).

 

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If the switch does not receive STP BPDUs from the remote device in a given period of time, the STP-enabled port automatically inherits attributes of the edge port. This facilitates switch maintenance.

Voice VLAN Can Add the Voice VLAN ID to Untagged Packets

For details, see Table 1-14.

Table 1-14 Voice VLAN can add the voice VLAN ID to untagged packets

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Voice VLAN can add the voice VLAN ID to untagged packets.

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In earlier versions of V200R003, the switch cannot add the voice VLAN ID to untagged packets. The switch must use the ACL or MAC address of a VLAN to add the voice VLAN ID to untagged packets, which is inconvenient.

In V200R003 and later versions, include-untagged is added to the voice-vlan vlan-id enable command. That is, the voice-vlan vlan-id enable [ include-untagged ] command adds the voice VLAN ID to untagged packets.

 

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You can use the voice-vlan vlan-id enable [ include-untagged ] command to add the voice VLAN ID to untagged packets. There is no need to use the ACL or MAC address of a VLAN. The management is convenient.

1.5 ACL

Five Steps Are Reduced to Two Steps for ACL Configuration

For details, see Table 1-15.

Table 1-15 Five steps are reduced to two steps for ACL configuration

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Five steps are reduced to two steps for ACL configuration.

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In versions earlier than V200R005, the configuration procedure is as follows:

1.    Configure an ACL.

2.    Configure a classifier and configure rules in the classifier.

3.    Configure the behavior and action.

4.    Configure a traffic policy, and bind it to classifier and behavior.

5.    Apply the traffic policy.

In V200R005 and later versions, the configuration procedure is as follows:

1.    Configure an ACL.

2.    Apply the ACL.

 

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The number of steps for ACL configuration is reduced from 5 to 2. You only need two steps to complete ACL configuration, improving work efficiency.

Example

Configure ACL on GE1/0/1 to filter packets. Only the packets with source address 192.168.0.2/32 are allowed to pass.

l   In versions earlier than V200R005, the configuration procedure is as follows:

<Quidway> system-view
[Quidway] acl 3000
[Quidway-acl-adv-3000] rule permit ip source 192.168.0.2 0
[Quidway-acl-adv-3000] quit
[Quidway] traffic classifier c1
[Quidway-classifier-c1] if-match acl 3000
[Quidway-classifier-c1] quit
[Quidway] traffic behavior b1
[Quidway-behavior-b1] permit
[Quidway-behavior-b1] quit
[Quidway] traffic policy p1
[Quidway-trafficpolicy-p1] classifier c1 behavior b1
[Quidway-trafficpolicy-p1] quit
[Quidway] interface gigabitethernet 1/0/1
[Quidway-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] traffic-policy p1 inbound

l   In V200R005 and later versions, the configuration procedure is as follows:

<Quidway> system-view
[Quidway] acl 3000
[Quidway-acl-adv-3000] rule 5 permit ip source 192.168.0.2 0
[Quidway-acl-adv-3000] quit
[Quidway] interface gigabitethernet 1/0/1
[Quidway-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] traffic-filter inbound acl 3000

ACL-based Simplified Traffic Policy Allows You to Apply ACL Globally, to a VLAN, or to an Interface Without Creating It and Supports Dynamic ACL Update

For details, see Table 1-16.

Table 1-16 ACL-based simplified traffic policy allows you to apply ACL globally, to a VLAN, or to an interface without creating it and supports dynamic ACL update

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With an ACL-based simplified traffic policy, you can apply ACL globally, to a VLAN, or to an interface without creating it and dynamic ACL update is supported.

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In versions earlier than V200R005, the configuration procedure is as follows:

1.    Create an ACL.

2.    Bind the ACL to a simplified traffic policy.

3.    To modify an ACL rule, cancel the application of the rule in the specified view.

In V200R005 and later versions, the configuration procedure is as follows:

1.    Configure a simplified traffic policy.

2.    Create an ACL or modify the ACL rule.

 

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In V200R005 and later versions, you can bind a traffic policy to an ACL without creating the traffic policy first and modify the ACL rules.

Example

Configure ACL-based packet filtering globally.

In versions earlier than V200R005, the configuration procedure is as follows:

[Quidway] traffic-filter inbound acl 3010
Error: The ACL 3010 does not exist. (The ACL must be created first.)
[Quidway] acl 3010
[Quidway-acl-adv-3010] rule deny ip
[Quidway-acl-adv-3010] quit
[Quidway] traffic-filter inbound acl 3010
[Quidway] acl 3010
[Quidway-acl-adv-3010] rule deny igmp
Error: The ACL is contained by some application(s) and forbidden to be modified. (After a simplified traffic policy is bound to an ACL, the ACL cannot be modified.)

In V200R005 and later versions, the configuration procedure is as follows:

[Quidway] traffic-filter inbound acl 3010 (You can bind a traffic policy to an ACL without creating the traffic policy.)
[Quidway] acl 3010
[Quidway-acl-adv-3010] rule permit ip source 2.1.1.1 0 (The ACL rules can be modified.)
[Quidway-acl-adv-3010] rule permit ospf
[Quidway-acl-adv-3010] dispaly this
#
acl number 3010
 rule 5 permit ip source 2.1.1.1 0
 rule 10 permit ospf
#
return

1.6 Web Management System

The Application Scenario-based Wizard Reduces the Number of Page Switching and Click Times

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In V200R005 and later versions, the web management system provides application scenario-based wizard for the S2750, S5700, S7700, S9700, and S12700. For example, in the above figure, the number of page switching and click times for IP phone connection is greatly reduced.

Start the Web System with One Button

For details, see Table 1-17.

Table 1-17 Start the Web system with one button

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V200R007C00 and later versions: S5700LI, S5700S-LI, S5710-X-LI, S5720SI, S5720S-SI, S5720HI, S5720EI, and S6720EI, except S5720-50X-EI-AC and S5720-50X-EI-46S-AC of the S5720EI series

Procedure for logging in to the Web system:

Step 1: Log in to the switch through the console port IP address.

Step 2: Assign an IP address to the PC to ensure a reachable route between the PC and switch. Enable FTP/SFTP server on the PC.

Step 3: Upload and install the web file to the switch.

Step 4: Enable HTTPS service.

Step 5: Configure an HTTP user.

Step 6: The user uses the assigned IP address to log in to the web system through HTTPS.

Step 1: Press and hold down the MODE button for 6 seconds or longer. When all indicators are steady green, the switch enters the initial configuration mode.

Step 2: Assign an IP address to the PC to ensure a reachable route between the PC and switch.

Step 3: The default IP address 192.168.1.253/24, user name admin and password admin@huawei.com are used.

 

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You can press one button to start the Web management system on your switch.

MODE button on the switch:

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1.7 Hardware

A Mini USB Port Is Now Available on a Switch, Allowing You to Log In to the Switch from a Laptop or Other Portable Devices Without Serial Ports

For details, see Table 1-18.

Table 1-18 A Mini USB port is now available on a switch, allowing you to log in to the switch from a laptop or other portable devices without serial ports

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A Mini USB port is added to a switch so that you can log in to the switch from a laptop or other portable devices without serial ports.

S5300LI, S5310EI, S5320EI, S5700LI, S5700S-LI, S5710EI, S5720EI, S5710HI, S5720HI

Previously, you must use the console port of these product models for the first login. Therefore, the operation terminal must have a serial port for login. In real-world applications, field engineers usually use laptops without serial ports, which cannot be used for switch maintenance.

New models available in V200R001 and later versions have a Mini USB port. You can connect a laptop to this port to log in to and manage a switch.

 

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If you use a laptop as an operation terminal, connect it to the Mini USB port of a switch to log in to and maintain the switch.

The following figure shows the Mini USB port on a switch.

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Multiple Mode Indicators Are Added to the Front Panel to Help Determine the Running State of a Switch More Conveniently

For details, see Table 1-19.

Table 1-19 Multiple mode indicators are added to the front panel to help determine the running state of a switch more conveniently

Improvement

Involved Models

Before

Now

Multiple mode indicators are added to the front panel to help determine the running state of a switch more conveniently.

S2350, S5300LI, S5310EI, S5320EI, S2750, S2720, S5700LI, S5700S-LI, S5710EI, S5720EI, S5710HI, S5720HI

The old models have only one mode indicator, and users have to check the running status of a switch using commands.

New models available in V200R001 and later versions have new mode indicators RPS, STAT, SPED, and STCK, through which field engineers can determine device running status directly.

 

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Mode indicators on the new models include RPS, STAT, SPED, STCK, and PoE, and you can observe these indicators on a switch to determine the running status of the switch.

Indicators on an old model:

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Indicators on a new model:

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GE/10GE and Uplink/Downlink Ports Are Identified More Clearly

For details, see Table 1-20.

Table 1-20 GE/10GE and uplink/downlink ports are identified more clearly

Improvement

Involved Models

Before

Now

GE/10GE and uplink/downlink ports are identified more clearly.

S2350, S5300LI, S5310EI, S5320EI, S2750, S2720, S5700LI, S5700S-LI, S5710EI, S5720EI, S5710HI, S5720HI

On the old models, uplink and downlink ports on the front panel do not have distinctive identifiers, so it is not easy for users to identify the type and usage of the ports.

New models available in V200R001 and later versions identify uplink and downlink ports with different colors, making it easy to determine the type and usage of ports.

 

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New models available in V200R001 and later versions identify uplink and downlink ports with different colors (for example, yellow for uplink ports) and mark the port speeds above the ports. You can easily identify uplink/downlink ports and port speeds.

No distinctive identifiers for ports on an old model:

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Uplink and downlink ports identified by different colors on a new model:

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LINK/ALM Indicators of Ports on an EH1D2VS08000 CSS Card Indicate Whether Cluster Cables Are Correctly Connected

For details, see Table 1-21.

Table 1-21 LINK/ALM indicators of ports on an EH1D2VS08000 CSS card indicate whether cluster cables are correctly connected

Improvement

Involved Models

Before

Now

If the LINK/ALM indicator of a port on an EH1D2VS08000 CSS card is steady red, the cluster cable on this port is not connected in compliance with the connection rules. Only the EH1D2VS08000 CSS card supports this function.

S9706, S9712, S12708, S12712

To check whether cluster cables are connected correctly, you need to start the switches. Once incorrect cluster cable connections are found, you need to reconnect cluster cables onsite.

You can determine whether cluster cables are connected correctly by observing LINK/ALM indicators on CSS cards, and make sure all cluster connections are correct before logging in to the switch. This improves the cluster setup efficiency.

 

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On the new models, you can determine whether cluster cables are connected correctly by checking LINK/ALM indicators of ports on CSS cards. Only the EH1D2VS08000 CSS card supports this function. The following figure shows indicators on this card.

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