Switch Software HiOS - Hirschmann Operating System

The HiOS software from Hirschmann increases the power and performance of its Industrial Ethernet switches. HiOS software supports various security mechanisms, comprehensive management and diagnostic methods, precise time synchronization and redundancy protocols.

The Hirschmann switches in the RSP, RSPL (Lite), RSPS (Smart), RED, Embedded Ethernet (EES), and OCTOPUS families, as well as the modular MSP, RSPE (Expandable) and GREYHOUND systems, are ideally suited to implement fail-safe Networks.

Network Address Translation increases the network deployment options. Extended backwards compatibility with devices running Classic Switch Software means that existing networks can be operated, maintained and expanded well into the future using HiOS-based components.

  • Redundancy – an extensive number of standardized and proprietary redundancy mechanisms to meet any requirement
  • Security – comprehensive security functionality to help you secure your networks
  • Ease of Use – an intuitive graphical interface, comprehensive command line interface, and full SNMP support meet every management challenge
  • A combination of standards-based protocols and FuseNet coupling protocols results in a high level of fault tolerance
  • PRP over Gigabit is now available for existing hardware. Only a software update is required
  • The incorporation of Classic Switch Software functions into HiOS ensures that existing networks can continue to be expanded many years into the future
  • Easy Access Control Lists allow control of what data crosses a network, even in standard switches
  • Address Translation: 1:1 NAT allows the connection of networks that use identical subnets
  • HiOS supports the 2.5 Gbit/s transmission rate. This provides faster speed without a significant increase in power consumption or heat generation. When used with Link Aggregation, it results in high speed data uplinks, at a significantly lower cost than 10 Gbit/s
  • The user-friendly Industrial HiVision network management software offers extensive configuration and monitoring functionality, both for products with installed HiOS software and for third-party devices
  • Redundancy – an extensive number of standardized and proprietary redundancy mechanisms to meet any requirement
  • Security – comprehensive security functionality to help you secure your networks
  • Ease of Use – an intuitive graphical interface, comprehensive command line interface, and full SNMP support meet every management challenge
  • A combination of standards-based protocols and FuseNet coupling protocols results in a high level of fault tolerance
  • PRP over Gigabit is now available for existing hardware. Only a software update is required
  • The incorporation of Classic Switch Software functions into HiOS ensures that existing networks can continue to be expanded many years into the future
  • Easy Access Control Lists allow control of what data crosses a network, even in standard switches
  • Address Translation: 1:1 NAT allows the connection of networks that use identical subnets
  • HiOS supports the 2.5 Gbit/s transmission rate. This provides faster speed without a significant increase in power consumption or heat generation. When used with Link Aggregation, it results in high speed data uplinks, at a significantly lower cost than 10 Gbit/s
  • The user-friendly Industrial HiVision network management software offers extensive configuration and monitoring functionality, both for products with installed HiOS software and for third-party devices

Technical Data

Switch Software - HiOS

Software Level Functionality More Info
Layer 2 Standard Suitable for RSP, RSPE, RED, GREYHOUND and OCTOPUS series
In addition to numerous management and diagnostic options, HiOS provides precise time synchronization compliant with IEEE 1588v2 plus a variety of redundancy protocols. With zero switchover times, the PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) and HSR (High-Availability Seamless Redundancy) redundancy methods ensure smooth production processes. Comprehensive security mechanisms protect your network against attacks and operating errors, so also contributing to high network availability.
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Layer 2 Embedded Suitable for EES series
In addition to numerous management and diagnostic options, HiOS provides precise time synchronization compliant with IEEE 1588v2 plus a variety of redundancy protocols. With zero switchover times, the PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) and HSR (High-Availability Seamless Redundancy) redundancy methods ensure smooth production processes. Comprehensive security mechanisms protect your network against attacks and operating errors, so also contributing to high network availability.
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Layer 2 Advanced Suitable for OCTOPUS, MSP, GREYHOUND, RSPE and RSP series
The Advanced Level includes all features of the Standard Level plus additional redundancy enhancements with MRP over Link Aggregation and DLR, as well as the FuseNet™ family of redundant network coupling protocols. The software also includes Quality of Service functions such as DiffServ, MAC and IP based VLANs, protocol based VLANs and security mechanisms like enhanced Access Control Lists (ACL), Flow based ACL, RADIUS-based policy assignment, IP source guard, dynamic ARP inspection and IEEE 802.1x multi client authentication.
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Layer 3 Standard Suitable for OCTOPUS, RSP and RSPE series
Layer 3 Standard software includes the functionality of L2 software plus additional functionality such as static and dynamic unicast routing, 1:1 Network Address Translation, Router Redundancy and multicast forwarding.
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Layer 3 Advanced Suitable for MSP series
Layer 3 Advanced includes the functionality of L3 Standard software, additional functionality plus a wide range of dynamic unicast- and multicast routing protocols.
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Product Features

Security

  • Easy Access Control Lists bring this important security feature to all products running HiOS.
  • For modular devices, unused slots can now be disabled.
  • Syslog over TLS ensures that confidential information is encrypted for transmission.

Redundancy

  • HiOS 6.0 supports PRP over Gigabit for RSPE and OCTOPUS products.
  • Redundant Ring Coupling ensures backwards compatibility with Classic software.
  • FuseNet protocols enable the creation of flexible redundant topologies.

Other Functions

  • 1:1 Network Address Translation facilitates the creation of identical manufacturing cells.
  • Ethernet Train Backbone, standardized in IEC 61375-2-5, is specifically designed for use in rolling stock.

Resources

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