Sunday , March 25 2018

Huawei CLI introduction

To start working with Huawei devices, it is necessary to look at CLI (Command Line Interface). All Huawei datacom devices use the same OS called VRP (Versatile Routing Platform). As an example we can take NE40E router with V600R001C00SPC900 software installed. When you establish connection with the router, it does not matter it is telnet, ssh or console, you enter the user view with the prompt of <Quidway>. The prompt < > indicates user view and the prompt [ ] indicates other views. To start configuring the router you should move from user view to system view. You can do this by using “system-view” command.

<Quidway> system-view

From system view you are able to configure all functions available in VRP software. Let’s assume that you want to configure MPLS, both globally and on Ethernet interface.

[Quidway]interface GigabitEthernet 1/0/5

Besides command line views the system adopts a hierarchical protection mode that has 16 command levels. The default command levels are as follows:

  • Level 0 – visit
  • Level 1 – monitoring
  • Level 2 – configuration
  • Level 3 – management

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labnario – overview of Huawei datacom technology

For sure all network engineers know the word Cisco… Some of them know the word Juniper… Has anyone heard about Huawei?

Probably some of you have but it is still not so popular like its competitors. It seems to be a niche in IP networks worldwide. What is a reason of it? I’ll leave this question without any answer. Maybe you can answer it. Please let me know your opinion.

Datacom devices are small part of Huawei’s portfolio, which let you build end-to-end solution, both for telecom and enterprise networks. Besides Datacom Technology, in Huawei’s portfolio, we can find Radio Access, Fixed Access, Transport Network, Core Network and Software.

As Huawei is getting more and more popular it is time to show you that it is really an alternative for other vendors. This blog is just to popularize Huawei’s datacom devices throughout the world. What I want to do in this blog is to show you potential of this equipment, configuration tricks and technologies used by this equipment. I wouldn’t like to talk about Huawei as a company but about technical aspects of working in Huawei.

I hope this blog will be helpful for you and become the first knowledge base, for Huawei Datacom devices, on the internet.


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