HUAWEI S5700-LI Series iStack Layer 3 Gigabit Switches in Campus Network

Super-flexible, easy-to-manage platform that lets you optimize L3 switching capacity and downstream port bandwidth from 100 Mbit/s to 1 Gbit/s.


HUAWEI S5700-LI Series iStack Layer 3 Gigabit Switches in Campus Network


The S5700-LI is a next-generation energy-saving gigabit Ethernet switch that provides flexible GE access ports and 10GE uplink ports. Building on next-generation, high-performance hardware and the Huawei Versatile Routing Platform (VRP), the S5700-LI supports Advanced Hibernation Management (AHM), intelligent stack (iStack), flexible Ethernet networking, and diversified security control. It provides customers with a green, easyto- manage, easy-to-expand, and cost-effective gigabit to the desktop solution.

Innovative Energy Saving Design

The S5700-LI series smart energy-saving switches reduce power consumption without degrading system performance or user experience. The S5700-LI series uses innovative energy-saving technologies including energy efficient Ethernet (EEE), port power detection, dynamic CPU frequency adjustment, and device sleep mode. These technologies help reduce power consumption by adjusting power depending on the Up/Down states of links, presence/absence of optical modules, shutdown and undo shutdown operations on ports, and peak and off-peak hours. 


Flexible Ethernet networking

The S5700-LI supports SmartLink, which implements backup of uplinks. One S5700-LI switch can connect to multiple aggregation switches through multiple links, significantly improving reliability of access devices.

The S5700-LI supports Ethernet OAM (IEEE 802.3ah/802.1ag) to fast-detect link faults.


Easy operation and maintenance

The S5700-LI supports Huawei Easy Operation, a solution that provides zero-touch deployment, replacement of faulty devices without additional configuration, USB-based deployment, batch configuration, and batch remote upgrade. The Easy Operation solution facilitates device deployment, upgrade, service provisioning, and other management and maintenance operations, and also greatly reduces costs of operation and maintenance.


The S5700-LI supports intelligent stack (iStack). This technology combines multiple switches into a logical switch. Member switches in a stack implement redundancy backup to improve device reliability and use inter-device link aggregation to improve link reliability. iStack provides high network scalability. You can increase ports, bandwidth, and processing capacity of a stack by simply adding member switches to the stack.

Networking and applications

The S5700-LI provides 1,000M desktop access functions for a high performance network, such as voice VLAN, NAC and so on

The S5700-LI-BAT uses a battery as the backup power supply. When a mains power failure occurs, the battery begins powering the switch. When the mains power supply recovers, the switch automatically charges the battery. The use of batteries ensures high reliability at the access layer in the case of frequent mains power failures.