Modular Ethernet Routers

The HPE HSR6800 Router Series is a family of high-performance, multiservice routers designed for data center interconnection, enterprise WAN core, campus WAN edge, and high-speed WAN aggregation services. It runs the Comware operating system and features an advanced multi-core, distributed service processing hardware architecture that scales up to 420 Mpps forwarding and up to 2 Tbps switching capacity. The router delivers robust routing, multicast, MPLS, IPv6, security, quality of service, carrier-level high-availability features, and high-density 10GbE and 1GbE interface options.

What's new

  • Fully modular Comware v7 network operating system offers improved performance and system availability.
  • Feature enhancements including ADVPN, IRF2, EVI, EAA, and ISSU.
  • FIP-240 doubles FIP-210 forwarding performance, up to 4 HIM/MIM slots.
  • Line cards offer 1GbE combo/10bGE ports, increased IPsec performance.
  • RT-HIM-2EXP doubles HIM 10GbE port density and supports SFP+.


High-performance Platform with Distributed Service Architecture

The HPE HSR6800 Router Series features advanced hardware architecture with multi-core CPUs and fully distributed routing and service engines for increased performance.

The platform scales up to 420 Mpps forwarding performance, 120 Gbps IPsec performance, 2 Tbps switching capacity and delivers up to 64 10GbE ports, 384 GbE ports, 32 channelized OC-3 POS interfaces, 1512 E1 interfaces, and 2016 T1 interfaces.

All engines have separate control and service planes to avoid interference and to facilitate service continuity during an active/standby switchover.

The distributed design allows packet forwarding and complicated services such as NAT, GRE, NetStream, QoS, and IPsec to be processed on each line card independently, thus tremendously enhancing the service processing performance of the overall system as line cards are added.

The switching fabric connects to the line cards through high-speed passive backplane channels. It uses patented distributed scheduling algorithms and virtual output queues (VOQ) to perform inter-card forwarding, implementing non-blocking forwarding, and end-to-end traffic control.

Comprehensive Routing, Security and Quality of Service Features

The HPE HSR6800 Router Series supports all IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols including RIP/RIPng, OSPF/OSPFv3, IS-IS/IS-ISv6, BGP/BGP4+, PIM/PIM6, MSDP, MBGP, and policy based routing delivering increased flexibility.

The series supports comprehensive MPLS features, including LDP, MPLS TE, L3 VPN, L2 VPN, VPLS, Multicast VPN, 6PE, and 6vPE which provides more flexibility at cost-effective price-points.

Provides all-round security protection features, including packet filtering, stateful firewall, ACL, attack detection and prevention, control plane rate limiting, uRPF, AAA, IPSec VPN, and Auto-discovery VPN.

Offers advanced QoS features, including queue scheduling, congestion avoidance, congestion management, traffic policing, traffic shaping, priority marking, and hierarchical QoS.

Innovative System Virtualization with Intelligent Resilient Fabric

The HPE HSR6800 Router Series uses Intelligent Resilient Fabric (IRF) to implement system virtualization. IRF enables two HSR6800 Routers to form and work as a single virtual device.

IRF simplifies management. Two routers work as one virtual device which simplifies device management and network topology management, improves operation and maintenance efficiency, and lowers maintenance costs.

IRF improves network availability. IRF allows for cross-chassis bundling of Ethernet and POS WAN links to implement load sharing and link backup. This mechanism enhances network redundancy, improves link utilization, removes single points of failure, and avoids service interruption.

IRF increases scalability. The virtual device has doubled slots, ports, and performance.

The HPE HSR6800 Router Series includes the first service aggregation routers in the industry that support virtualization.

Carrier-Class High Availability

The HSR6800 Router Series supports dual-MPUs, redundant power modules, and advanced distributed service architecture.

Comware network operating system is a proven, highly fault-tolerant and feature-rich operating system that operates across the Hewlett Packard Enterprise networking portfolio.

All line-cards and modules on the router are hot-swappable.

The series supports comprehensive high availability features that reduce service disruption including non-stop routing, graceful restart, stateful failover, IGP fast convergence, in-service software upgrades (ISSUs), fast reroute, and innovative multi-chassis resiliency.

Static IPv4 routing: provides simple, manually configured IPv4 routing

Routing Information Protocol (RIP): uses a distance vector algorithm with UDP packets for route determination; supports RIPv1 and RIPv2 routing; includes loop protection

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF): Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) uses link-state protocol for faster convergence; supports ECMP, NSSA, and MD5 authentication for increased security and graceful restart for faster failure recovery

Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4): Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP) with path vector protocol uses TCP for enhanced reliability for the route discovery process, reduces bandwidth consumption by advertising only incremental updates, and supports extensive policies for increased flexibility, as well as scales to very large networks

Intermediate system to intermediate system (IS-IS): Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) uses path vector protocol, which is defined by the ISO organization for IS-IS routing and extended by IETF RFC 1195 to operate in both TCP/IP and the OSI reference model (Integrated IS-IS)

Address Resolution Protocol (ARP): determines the MAC address of another IP host in the same subnet; supports static ARPs; gratuitous ARP allows detection of duplicate IP addresses; proxy ARP allows normal ARP operation between subnets or when subnets are separated by a Layer 2 network

User Datagram Protocol (UDP) helper: redirects UDP broadcasts to specific IP subnets to prevent server spoofing

Domain Name System (DNS): provides a distributed database that translates domain names and IP addresses, which simplifies network design; supports client and server

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP): simplifies the management of large IP networks