As I've mentioned a few times lately, I tend to run a lot of VMs simultaneously. The vast majority are networking VMs, from Cisco, Juniper, Arista, Extreme Networks, Cumulus, F5, Fortinet, Nokia (nee Alcatel-Lucent), MikroTik, Brocade, etc... in addition to multiple servers VMs, like Ansible/Saltstack, OpenStack, SolarWinds NPM (or Nagios/Ganglia), some open source networking VMs, and a smattering of docker containers.
I had noticed on sdxcentral and opennetworking that Huawei has two VMs I'd be interested in trying out with my other networking VMs: the AR-1000v virtual router and the CloudEngine 1800V Virtual Switch. The problem I ran into, is that all they have available on their website are brochures for those, and their eNSP simulator. I summited my questions about those to the nearest Huawei reseller, but if they're anything like Alcatel-Lucent or Fortinet, I'm not holding my breath on hearing back from them.
Has anyone here have experience using physical Huawei equipment? If so, what are your impressions of it? After all the disclosures about the CIA and NSA backdoors, I've seen people freak out, and swear off ever buying Cisco or Juniper equipment again, and switching to Huawei instead. Chinese gov't backdoors not-withstanding, I'm interested in hearing both the positive and
negative experiences people have had with their gear, especially compared to using Cisco and Juniper devices.
Thanks in advance!