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الجمعة، 15 مارس، 2013

H3C And HP Networking

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H3C And HP  Networking

H3C was initially a joint venture agreement between 3Com and Huawei.
They set up a company called H3C which had a majority control to Huawei however in the agreement 3Com could buy a controlling share a few years later.
In 2007 3Com bought over H3C completely and as such it became an arm of 3Com.
H3C is massive is China and sells enterprise gear which is meant to compete with Cisco.
The interface which the H3C devices use is very similar to the CLI to Cisco with differences in some commands.
By the way All huawei datacom devices use the same os called vrp (versatile Routing Platform) which is very similar to H3C's OS (Comware).
All equipment was rebranded as H3C at this point and as such 3Com on network devices disappeared.
On April 12, 2010, Hewlett-Packard (HP) completed the acquisition of 3Com and the 3Com brand has been disappered all together with a new HP brand covering all the network gear.
However H3C will remain the brand in China as it is a massive brand over there and they don't want to risk losing the market due to a brand name change.

H3C’s O/S, Comware 5 is similar to IOS in its structure and command set, it is not “copied IOS”.
Comware 5 was written from scratch (a complete rewrite from Comware 3).
The drivers are of course different on the various products, but all the features exist in the code on every product,
and Comware 5 does not use a feature set model to unlock them.

The HP ProVision operating system (which is very similar to Cisco's IOS) runs on HP 3500, 5400zl, 6200yl, 6600, and 8200zl Switch Series.
Other HP switches use an operating system that is very similar to the ProVision operating system.

But why am i writing this post today?
as you know my main concern in IT study is: does the vendor has a simulator (emulator will better) or no? because this which makes me continue in the study.
Huwaei and 3COM has a simulator for H3C prouducts which HP now provides this simulator to their partners only. it based on Comware 5:
[H3C] display ver
H3C Comware Platform Software
Comware Software, Version 5.20, Release 9101
Copyright (c) 2004-2010 Hangzhou H3C Tech. Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
SIMWARE uptime is 0 week, 0 day, 0 hour, 0 minute

This if you are in the situation where you have  HP network project and you have to study for it, it is now available.

I hope that has been informative to you.

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