S6556-48VX8DC Data Center Switch, with 48*10G/25G/50G, 8*200G QSFP56

  • 1+1 Power Redundancy
  • 4+1 Hot-swappable Fan Redundancy
  • QinQ,Ipv6,OSPF,Vxlan

Highlight Features:

  • QinQ
  • BGP
  • OSPF
  • MLAG
  • IPv6
  • VxLAN
  • MPLS
  • Layer 3 high-function


The S6000 series switches are the latest extremely high-performance and large capacity Ethernet switches for data centre applications launched by Starry. The series switches use the industry’s latest generation of domestic chips and have the highest throughput and switching capacity in the commercial domestic switch market.S6000 is a switch for next-generation data centre and cloud computing, all wire speed products, in line with the development trend of data centre traffic “east-west”, suitable for high traffic of next-generation data centre. It can meet the requirements of Spine-Leaf full three-layer network architecture design.
The S6000 series switches offer 48 10/25G/50G ports and 8 100G/200G ports as well as 32 200G ports and 4 400G ports in two forms, all of which are capable of wire speed forwarding. 50G ports are backward compatible with 25G and 10G, and 200G ports are backward compatible with 100G and 40G.The S6000 supports lossless Ethernet technology with extremely low end-to-end latency.

Product Parameters

High Scalability

The S6000 series has a full range of ports, supporting 400G, 200G, 100G, 40G, 50G, 25G and 10G ports. Extremely adaptable and scalable.


Support multi-level flow table forwarding mechanism based on SDN technology framework, support OpenFlow.

Rich Data Centre Features

Supports rich data centre features and FCoE technology for carrying FC messages over Ethernet.

Support for VxLAN protocol and allows for a flexible, easily scalable, high-performance Layer 2 network architecture and supports dynamic migration of server virtual machines to cloud data centres.

Supports DCBx and FCoE to build an end-to-end, lossless, low-latency infrastructure network to meet the network deployment requirements of AI/machine learning, high-performance computing, distributed storage big data and other application scenarios.

Telecom-grade Reliability

This series of switches supports 1+1 power redundancy and 4+1 fan redundancy, all power modules and fan modules can be hot-swapped without affecting the normal operation of the device. The software also supports dual-boot and dual-kernal redundancy modes.

Dual Management Port

The product supports two dual management network ports, which can be used for redundant backup of the management network port.

High Openness

Both Starry’s own OS and the open Sonic’s OS can be supported.

High Security

The chip is autonomously controllable and supports 802.1x, DDOS protection, port isolation and binding, and multi-level ACL policies.

Flexible Air Ducts

Providing the user with a more flexible air ducting solution, while achieving a front-to-back air duct, the user can also achieve different air directions (front-to-back or back-to-forth) by selecting different fan frames.


Product Features
Product Model S6556-48VX8DC S6836-32DC4QC
Interface Downstream Optical Port 48*10G/25G/50G Optical Interface 32*100G/200G Optical Interface
Upstream Optical Port 8*100G/200G Optical Interface 4*400G Optical Interface
Consloe ×1 For serial port for switch management
USB The interface can be connected to USB storage to store logs, host versions, alarms, and other diagnostic information, enabling easy online upgrades of switch software and the preservation of log information.
OOB ×2 management network port: 1 gigabit gate, 1 Gigabit interface.
Reset Button ×1,Short press by hardware reset, press the reset button for 8 seconds, At this point, all LED lights are on and the factory settings are restored.
Hardware Architecture Switching Chips Netforward ES8000
CPU Phytium FT2000-4
RAM 8GB/16GB Optional
Flash 8GB/16GB/32GB Optional
RTC Support
Fan ×5:(N+1)redundant pluggable fan, support for fan speed regulation, fault alarm, fan model information.
Power ×2:(2N)dual pluggable redundant power supply, support for AC and DC power supplies.
Structure Size Dimensions (W×D×H)(Unit:mm) 442 * 420 * 44
Operating Temperature Whole Machine 0°C~45°C,1800~5000m altitude: The maximum temperature specification is reduced by 1°C per 220m elevation.
Operating Humidity Whole Machine 10% ~ 90% RH
Storage Temperature Whole Machine -40~70℃
Storage Humidity Whole Machine 5% ~ 95% RH
Network Optimization Packet forwarding rate 2800Mpps 2800Mpps
Exchange Capacity 8Tbps/120Tbps
Jumbo Frame 12KB
MAC Table Capacity 512K
L3 Number of Host Tables 128K
L3 Number of forwarding tables(LPM) 256K
ACL Entries VCAP 4K / ICAP 8K / ECAP 4K
Number of ECMP groups 256(Maximum number of members per group 1K)
Number of triple virtual interfaces 8K (IIF: 8k,EIF: 4k)
Number of VRF interfaces 1024
L3 Number of Tunnels 1024
Number of MPLS labels 16K
Number of VLANs 4K

Software Features

Software Features
SDN/Openflow Support for OpenFlow 1.3 standard
Support for multiple controllers (EQUAL mode, Active-standby Mode)
Supports multi-table pipelines
Group table support
Clustering Management Support for stacking and virtualization management
Data Center Features Support for VxLAN Layer 2 and Layer 3 gateways
Support EVPN
Port Features Supports IEEE 802.3 and ETHERNET II frame encapsulation, and supports packet switching and forwarding in store and-forward mode
Abnormal frame detection function, which can identify and filter abnormal frames such as super short frames and CRC error frames, while ensuring the forwarding of normal frames
Supports forwarding of very long frames (maximum frame length is not less than 1536 BYTE)
Support full/half duplex mode and port rate configuration
Supports IEEE802.3x flow control (full duplex)
Jumbo Frame Supports a maximum frame length of 9216
Supports a maximum frame length of 10000
Storm Suppression Support the suppression of broadcast messages and unknown unicast messages in proportion to fps, bps or link bandwidth, and the limitation error should be no more than 10%
Supports suppression of multicast messages in proportion to fps, bps or link bandwidth
Supports port rate percentage based storm suppression
Supports PPS-based storm suppression
Supports bps-based storm suppression
Port Aggregation Supports IEEE 802.3AD-compliant port aggregation for bandwidth expansion and link protection
Number of aggregated ports > 4
Aggregation convergence time must be less than 800ms
Support GE port aggregation
Supports 10GE port aggregation
Support static aggregation
Dynamic aggregation support
Link redundancy BFD
Cross-chassis link bundling Cross-chassis link bundling supports the “control plane separation and forwarding plane integration” and supports cascading between devices of different manufacturers
When stacking is used, multiple stacked devices are required to be managed through one network management port address
For stacking split detection, it is recommended to use independent interface links or through the route reachable way to achieve the detection link and stacking link separation, to achieve security isolation
When implemented by stacking, the device is required to support online software version update (ISSU) and support existing network applications
STP support in the case of port aggregation
Link bundle overlay IPV4, IPV6 gateway function
Supports recovery from secondary failure scenarios in cross-chassis link bundling (MC-LAG) scenarios, ensuring that when Peer-link and the primary device fail at the same time, the backup device uplink port can be reopened to ensure normal traffic forwarding
Flow statistics Query statistical information about forwarded data by MIB
Traffic information statistics and monitoring
MAC address table Dynamic MAC address learning, learning speed faster than 100 addresses per second
Dynamic MAC aging time configuration
Static MAC address configuration
Black hole MAC address support
Support setting the maximum number of MAC address learning on the port, and messages exceeding it should be discarded
Support setting the maximum number of VLAN MAC address learning, more than the message should be discarded
The MAC address capacity of medium and low-end switches is not less than 4K. The MAC address capacity of Class C1-C4 devices is not less than 12K.
MAC address table entry 64K
VLAN Port-based VLAN support
Support VLAN Trunk/Hybird/Access mode
Support VLAN Pruning
Support MAC-base VLAN
Support protocol-base VLAN
VLAN support range 1~4094, if the manufacturer has reserved VLAN need to specify
Support VLAN Mapping (1:1)
Support VLAN aggregation (N:1), where multiple downstream VLANs are aggregated into one upstream VLAN
Supports VLAN aggregation (1:N), where a downlink VLAN is mapped to a different uplink VLAN based on port number
QinQ support, outer and inner layer tag configuration
Support flexible QinQ for dual VLAN pass-through, (upstream and downstream) dual-layer VLAN rewriting of outer, inner and inner+outer VLAN IDs based on 802.1p parameters, incoming port, inner VLAN ID, outer VLAN ID, port number, MAC address, etc., and indicate whether parallel processing of the above operations is supported on the same physical interface
SVLAN and CVLAN MAC address learning processing
GVRP support
Layer 2 ring network protocol Support STP/RSTP/MSTP (STP convergence time <45s, RSTP convergence time <5s)
Supports port-based opening and closing of STP/RSTP/MSTP
SmartLink support
Support RRPP
Support for ERPS Ethernet Ring Protection Protocol (G.8032)
DHCP Snooping
DHCP Relay
DHCP Server
DHCP Proxy
DHCP Snooping option82/DHCP Relay option82
DHCP Snooping option82 based on physical port, subport
VLAN aggregation and VLAN mapping can be optionally filled in before and after the VLAN into option82
DHCPv6 DHCPv6 Client
DHCPv6 Snooping
Support Option 18(RFC3315),Option 37(RFC4649)
DHCPv6 Relay
IP IPv4 basic protocols, subnets, IP broadcast, CIDR, ICMP, etc. related to IPv4
IP route Support ARP
Support static route
Support VRF
Support RIPv1/v2,RIPng
Support OSPFv1/v2,OSPFv3
Support BGP4
BGP4+ for IPv6
Support equivalence route, policy route
Support VRRP/VRRPv3
IPv6 Supports IPv6 basic protocol, compliant with RFC 2460, RFC5095
Supports IPv6 address structure, compliant with RFC 4291
Support ICMPv6 protocol, compliant with RFC4443, RFC4884
Support ND (Neighbor Discovery)
Support PMTU
Requires support for Ipv4 and Ipv6 dual stack technology
Support IPv6-Ping, IPv6-Tracert, IPv6-Telnet, IPv6-TFTP
Support manual configuration of Tunnel
Support 6to4 tunnel
Support ISATAP tunnel
Support IPv6 in IPv6 tunnel
Support GRE tunnel
Multicast Support IGMP Snooping v1/v2/v3
Support MLD Snooping v1/v2
Support IGMP Proxy
Support MLD Proxy
Support port and VLAN based IGMP Filter
Supports Layer 3 multicast replication
Multicast join and leave times no greater than 200ms
The device supports at least 50 multicast channels simultaneously
Support PIM Snooping
Support multicast VLAN
Support IGMP v1/v2/v3,MLD v1/v2
Support IPv6 PIM
Mirroring Mirroring based on physical ports
Support traffic mirroring of tagged and untagged ports
Support stream mirroring
Support N:M port mirroring
Support for local and remote port mirroring (RSPAN)
Support 802.3ah
Support ACLQoS Supports L2 (Layer 2) to L4 (Layer 4) packet filtering, providing flow classification based on source MAC address, destination MAC address, source IP (IPv4/IPv6) address, destination IP (IPv4/IPv6) address, TCP/UDP port number, and VLAN
At least 200 access control lists, at least 1,000 access control lists for the entire equipment supporting the three-layer function
Support ACL based on five elements (source address, destination address, source port, destination port, protocol type), the number of single-port ACL is not less than 500, the whole machine is not less than 1000
Support Time Range ACLs
Supports bi-directional ACL policies for inbound and outbound directions
Support mixed filtering policies for multiple ACL entries, ACL policies conform to sequential
Support VLAN-based ACL issuance
Supports limiting the rate at which a port can receive messages and the rate at which it can send messages
Support ACL-based speed limit
Support VLAN-based speed limit
Allow forwarding, discard, modify priority, etc. for messages that exceed the speed limit
The minimum granularity of the rate is not greater than 64Kbps
Supports limiting the rate at which the port receives messages and the rate at which it sends messages, with a minimum granularity of 8Kbps
Supports message redirection
Support 802.1p and DSCP priority re-tagging of messages
Supports CAR (Committed Access Rate) function
Support queue mapping based on stream classification
Support QoS policy control and queue scheduling based on IPv6 TC
Support bandwidth guarantee per queue
Each port must support 2 hardware queues, 4 are recommended
Each port supports 8 output queues, CPU port supports 48 queues
Support flexible queue scheduling algorithm, can be set based on both port and queue, support SP, WDRR five modes
Support WRED
Support HOL
Security Features Support user hierarchy management and password protection
The device should support password complexity setting, requiring a minimum length of 8 bits and including at least 3 of 4 types of numbers, lowercase letters, uppercase letters and special symbols, and no correlation with the account number
The device should support the password cycle settings, requiring regular replacement of the password, the replacement cycle is not greater than 90 days
Support 802.1X authentication / centralized MAC address authentication
Support RADIUS authentication
Support SSH 2.0
Remote login IP range setting
Supports in-band shutdown and out-of-band opening of TELNET, SSH and FTP
Supports port isolation
Support port security
Support PORTAL certification
Support EAD
DHCP Snooping can be supported to prevent spoofing of DHCP servers
The device requires the ability to provide self-protection when subjected to various network attacks ( ARP, ICMP, BPDU, etc.)
Support dynamic ARP detection to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks and ARP denial of service
Support BPDU guard, Root guard
Support uRPF (unicast reverse path detection) to eliminate IP source address spoofing and prevent viruses and attacks
Support IP/Port/MAC binding function
Support plaintext and MD5 ciphertext authentication of OSPF and RIPv2 messages
Support PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)
Management and Maintenance Support XModem/FTP/TFTP loading upgrade
Support command line interface (CLI), through the command line can complete all the configuration of the device
Support TELNET way of remote access, and must provide source address restrictions, maximum number of connections and other access control functions
Support SNMPv1/v2/v3 network management, v3 (recommended)
Port-based support for SNMP network management switches
SNMP over IPv4 for IPv6 and SNMP over IPv6 both ways IPv6 network management function
IPv6-enabled standard MIB libraries, including IPv6-MIB, IPv6-TC, IPv6-ICMP MIB, compliant with RFC4293
Must implement security features such as SNMP access address restrictions, view access control, etc.
MIB library constraints: the device is required to support RFC 1213, private MIB should comply with RFC 1155 and RFC 1212, MIB database should support: port, VLAN information, CPU, memory occupancy, physical resources, access control and QOS, Layer 2 multicast, VLAN stacking (SVLAN)
Support WEB web management
Support XML web management
Support RMON (Remote Monitoring) alarm, event and history logging
Support iMC Intelligent Management Center
Support system logs, hierarchical alarms, and debugging information output
The device should follow the alarm standardized combing table established by China Mobile to report alarms or cooperate with the combing alarm standardized OID mapping table
Support the function of logging (SYSLOG) and send the log information to the designated server
Support NTP
NTP authentication key requirements support more than 8 bits or numbers + letters + special symbols
Support the alarm function of power supply, fan, temperature alarm
Support Ping, Tracert
Support VCT (Virtual Cable Test) cable testing function
Support LLDP
Support Loopback-detection Port loopback detection
Support IEEE802.1ag, IEEE802.3ah standard specified Ethernet OAM function