Huawei's Versatile Routing Platform (VRP)

nanog at nanog at
Tue Aug 19 19:45:22 UTC 2014

It works fine
The cli syntax is quite similar to iOS in shape, but keywords are different
You won't (almost) understand everything on the fly, reading to
documentation in *not* an option (is it somewhere ?); By the way,
Huawei's documentation is a bit ugly, not as versatile as Cisco's; You
will have troubles to understand some features if you are "new" with
these (eg protocols, techs etc). If you master these, I guess the docs
will be more understable for you.

I did not used them for routing but switching, they are really
performing good

If you plan to buy such product, keep in mind these points:
- don't mix Huawei & cisco (or anything else), you might have trouble
(as you'll get with any other constuctor mix)
- low cost switches seems to be less awesome that high-end products; You
may get more "not working" unit;

On 19/08/2014 21:34, Colton Conor wrote:
> How does Huawei's Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) operating system that is
> on their switches and routers compare to Cisco IOS or Juniper JunOS? Is the
> CLI syntax similar? How is the overall feature set? Would a tech that knows
> cisco be able to understand Huawei fairly easy?
> The pricing and feature set for Huawei's products are impressive, but no
> one ever seems to talk about their products? They claim to have multiple
> routers that smoke Cisco and Juniper platforms.We are talking Tbps
> platforms. What are the overall thoughts on Huawei?

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