Huawei VRP (Versatile Routing Platform)


What is Huawei VRP (Versatile Routing Platform)



Huawei VRP Overview

VRP (Versatile Routing Platform) is the Operating System that many Huawei devices operate. This is like Cisco’s IOS, Nokia’s (Alcatel-Lucent’s) TiMOS and Juniper’s JUNOS. There is only one difference. There is no “OS” at the end of the abbreviation :)


There are different versions of Huawei VRP (Versatile Routing Platform). Beginning with VRP 1.X, now, VRP 8.X isbeing used. All the VRP versions from the beginning up to nowis given below.
VRP Versions:

  • VRP 1.X
  • VRP 3.X
  • VRP 2.X
  • VRP 5.X
  • VRP 8.X


Here, we will not talk about all the versions but it can be useful to talk about the last VRP version. The last VRP version VRP 8.X provide many new feature that is not supported in the previous VRP versions.


First of all, VRP 8.X support virtualization and cloud routing. Beside, it provides Multi concept of many features. VRP 8.X support Multi-CPU, Multi-Chassis, Multi-Process, Multi-Product and Multi-Solution.



Huawei VRP Upgrade

All Operating systems need upgrades for new features and developments. As other Operations Systems, Huawei VRP is also need upgrades.


To upgrade VRP (Versatile Routing Platform), generally an FTP Server is used. Before the upgrade, the necessary Operating System Image is uploaded to the FTP Server via FTP or TFTP. During the upgrade, this files are get from the file system to the device that we will upgrade.


FTP uses TCP and TFTP uses UDP. Using one of this protocol is up to you. The connection command is similar:
ftp/tftp ip address




When you connect to the FTP Server or TFTP Server with this commands, we can list the required file with its destination paths.


After that, we can use FTP Commands and get this file to the device that we will upgrade.

[ftp] get


After getting to file your local device, then it is time to show this file location in the startup file. To do this we will use “startup system-software” command. Here is our Operating System Image.

startup system-software


Now, it is time for upgrade. We will use “upgrade basic-bootrom”command for upgrade.


And lastly, we need to restart our system. With this restart, the changes will take place.



To verify our software version upgrade, we will use “display upgrade” command.

display version
Huawei Versatile Routing Platform Software
VRP (R) Software, Version 8.0


VRP Command Line

In Huawei VRP, commands condist of keywords and parameters like other router and switch command lines. These commands are registered under different views according to their levels in this operating system. These VRP command levels and their functionality are given below:

  • Level 0 (Visit)
  • Level 1 (Monitoring)
  • Level 2 (Configuration)
  • Level 3 (Management)

Beside these levels, there are also levels for user log in from 0 to 15. Each user level can execute, commands of different levels.

Lesson tags: HCNA, Huawei, Huawei VRP
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