Cisco 5508 - Wireless Controller & Management

Cisco 5508

Brand: Cisco
Product Code: 5508

Product Highlights

Form Factor Appliance
Managed AP 500
Managed Clients 7000
Integrated WIDS/WIPS YES
Cisco 5508 Overview

The Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller, shown in Figure 1, is a highly scalable and flexible platform that enables system wide services for mission-critical wireless networking in medium-sized to large enterprises and campus environments. Designed for 802.11ac and 802.11n performance and maximum scalability, the 5500 Series offers enhanced uptime Optimized for high-performance wireless networking, the Cisco 5500 Series Controller offers improved mobility and prepares the business for the next wave of mobile devices and applications. The 5500 Series supports a higher density of clients and delivers more efficient roaming, with at least nine times the throughput of existing 802.11a/g networks. The 5500 Series automates wireless configuration and management functions and allows network managers to have the visibility and control needed to cost-effectively manage, secure, and optimize the performance of their wireless networks. With integrated Cisco CleanAir® technology, the 5500 Series protects 802.11n performance by providing cross-network access to realtime and historic RF interference information for quick troubleshooting and resolution.

Key Feature

  • ·         Maximum Performance and Scalability.
  • ·         Improved Mobility and Services.
  • ·         Licensing Flexibility and Investment Protection.
  • ·         Cisco OfficeExtend Solution.
  • ·         Comprehensive Wired/Wireless Security.
  • ·         Environmentally Responsible.

Cisco 5508 Licensing

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Performance
Throughput (Gbps) 8 20 Gbps
Managed AP 500 512 500
Advance Features
Application Visibility
Application Filters 1000 Applications
Licensing
Base License 12 25
Slabs 25,50,100,250,500,1000 50, increments of 50 from 50 to 450
Cisco 5508 Specifications
Deployment Scenario
Deployment Category: Medium enterprise
Deployment Scale: =500 AP's
Performance & Scalability
Form Factor: Appliance
Throughput (Gbps): 8
Managed AP: 500
WLC's in Single Mobility Domain: 24
Managed Clients: 7000
Managed AP Groups: 500
Managed AP's per Group: 100
Managed WLAN: 512
VLAN: 512
Licensing Slabs
Base License: 12
Slabs: 25,50,100,250,500,1000
1: Cisco 5508 Wireless Controller DTLS License :- L-LIC-CT55-LPE-K9=
2: Right to Use
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Clustering
Mobility Domain
LACP of Uplink Ports
High Availability
AP SSO (Stateful Handover)
Stateful Client switchover
AP Management
Controller Modes: FlexConnect
Central Mode
Mesh Mode
OfficeExtend
RF Features
Wi-Fi Standard: IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11d, WMM/802.11e, 802.11h, 802.11n, 802.11k, 802.11ac Wave1 and Wave2
CAPWAP
Mobility: Layer 2 and Layer 3
Radio Resource Management
Auto-RF
SSID broadcast Beacon Interval: 20 to 1000 milliseconds
802.11r (Fast Roaming)
802.11w
802.11u
Hotspot 2.0
Spectrum Interference
Client Authenticaiton
Captive Portal
Captive Bypassing
External User - RADIUS
External User- LDAP
802.1X
TACACS+
Wireless Security
Authentication Type: RADIUS Authentication, Web Authentication, WAP, WEP
TKIP/AES Encryption
Integrated WIDS/WIPS
Application Visibility
Application Filters: 1000 Applications
Rouge AP Detection & Mitigation
MAC Filtering
Advance Features
DHCP Proxy
DHCP Option 82
802.3x Flow Control
Multicast Mode
MLD IPv6 Snooping
IGMP Snooping
mDNS
Bonjour Gateway
NTP/SNTP
Quality of Service
Call Admission Control/WMM
Spectralink
RFID Tag Support
802.11e
Hardware
Redundant Power: YES

Redundant PSUs
Redundant Fans
Network Interfaces: 8 x 1 G ports
Power Consumption: 125 W
Management
Controller Management Software
Warranty
Hardware Warranty: 90 days
Differentiators
1: Support for up to 500 access points and 7000 clients
2: 802.11ac and 802.11n optimized for up to nine times the performance of 802.11a/g networks
3: Integrated Cisco CleanAir technology, providing the industry’s only self-healing and self-optimizing wireless network.
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