Huawei edge routers..

Jack Bates jbates at
Tue Mar 6 10:51:24 CST 2012

On 3/6/2012 4:20 AM, Saku Ytti wrote:
> I've not looked if they do netconf or whatnot, but that wasn't really 
> my point. My point was, your system doesn't complain to you daily that 
> working with huawei CLI is more annoying than IOS. 

On the other hand, if you hop into other people's Huawei routers via CLI 
you will curse and scream. As close as I could tell, it handles most 
functionality of IOS, but they tried to find a synonym for every word 
cisco used in the cli.

I thought working in Alcatel was bad compared to IOS/Junos, but Huawei 
definitely is up there as bad. Communicating with their installers in a 
multi-vendor environment left a lot to be desired. Their documentation 
was somewhat readable.

In general, it is like all the other vendors. A ton of research to make 
sure the product does exactly what you want it to do, testing and 
adapting engineering plans based on what it will actually do. Extremely 
long delays in fixing any bugs or problems which you can't resolve 

(spends too much time in cli, needs a versatile translation system for 
quick contract work).

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