Modular Ethernet Routers

The HP 6600 Router Series is a family of high-performance WAN routers that is ideal for campus and data center WAN edge and aggregation deployments. These routers are built with a multicore architecture offering distributed or centralized processing to help balance performance and cost. The 6600 Router Series delivers robust routing, security, full Layer 2 switching, and modular high-density WAN and LAN interface options, all integrated in a single high-performance routing platform. In addition, the HP 6600 Router Series features robust carrier-class reliability capabilities to help reduce disruption from network or system failures.


Quality of Service (QoS)

Traffic policing: supports Committed Access Rate (CAR) and line rate

Congestion management: supports FIFO, PQ, CQ, WFQ, CBQ, and RTPQ

Other QoS technologies: support traffic shaping, FR QoS, MPLS QoS, and MP QoS/LFI

Congestion avoidance: weighted random early detection (WRED)/random early detection (RED)


Management interface control: provides management access through modem port and terminal interface, as well as in-band and out-of-band Ethernet ports

Management security: includes multiple administration levels, with password protection and restricted access to critical configuration commands; access control lists (ACLs) provide telnet and SNMP access; local and remote syslog capability allows logging of all access

SNMP v1, v2, and v3: provides complete support of SNMP, as well as full support of industry-standard MIBs and private MIB extensions

Industry-standard CLI with a hierarchical structure: reduces training needs and increases productivity in multivendor installations

Remote monitoring (RMON): uses standard SNMP to monitor essential network functions; supports events, alarm, history, and statistics group plus a private alarm extension group


High port density: provides up to 16 interface module slots, and high-density Ethernet interface cards; a single card can provide up to 48 GbE interfaces, which enables the routers to fully satisfy the demands of high-density Ethernet (MSTP) link distribution

Multiple WAN interfaces: support Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet/10GbE ports, OC3~OC48 POS/CPOS, and ATM ports

Flexible port selection: provides a combination of fiber and copper interface modules, 100/1000BASE-X auto speed selection, and 10/100/1000BASE-T auto speed detection plus auto duplex and MDI/MDI-X; speed is adaptable between 155 M POS and 622 M POS


Industry-leading performance: provides up to 252 Mpps forwarding performance

Flexible chassis selection: consists of 4 models: 16 HIM-slot chassis, 8 HIM-slot chassis, 4 HIM-slot chassis, and 2 HIM-slot chassis

Scalable system design: backplane is designed for smooth bandwidth upgrade