Cisco 5508 Series Wireless - Controller For High Availability In

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    Cisco 5508 Series Wireless - Controller For High Availability In Product Description

    The Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller, is a highly scalable and flexible platform that enables systemwide 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 with:

    ●   RF visibility and protection

    ●   The ability to simultaneously manage up to 500 access points

    ●   Superior performance for reliable streaming video and toll- quality voice

    ●   Sub-second stateful failover of all access points and clients from the primary to standby controller


    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 real-time and historic RF interference information for quick troubleshooting and resolution.

    The Cisco 5508 Wireless Controller supports Cisco Application Visibility and Control(AVC), the technology that includes the Network-Based Application Recognition 2 (NBAR-2) engine, Cisco's deep packet inspection (DPI) capability. The NBAR-2 engine can classify applications, applies quality of service (QoS) setting to either drop or mark the traffic, and prioritizes business-critical applications in the network. Cisco AVC uses NetFlow Version 9 to export the flows to Cisco Prime Infrastructure or a third-party NetFlow Collector. The 5508 also supports Bonjour Services Directory to enable Bonjour Services to be advertised and utilized in a separate Layer 3 network. Wireless Policy engine is a wireless profiler and policy feature on the Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller that enables profiling of wireless devices and enforcement of policies such as VLAN assignment, QoS, ACL and time-of-day-based access.

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    Technical Specifications

    Processor / Memory / Storage

    Hard Drive None.

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Expansion Slot(s) 1 (total) / 1 (free) x Expansion Slot ¦ 8 (total) / 8 (free) x SFP (mini-GBIC)
    Interfaces 1 x management - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x 1000Base-T (management) - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x USB ¦ 2 x USB - Type A
    Expansion Slots 1 (total) / 1 (free) x expansion slot ¦ 8 (total) / 8 (free) x


    Power Device Internal power supply
    Max Supported Qty 2
    Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
    Power Provided 115 Watt
    Installed Qty 1

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Service & Support 90 days warranty
    Service & Support Details Limited warranty - advance parts replacement - 90 days - response time: 10 days

    Environmental Parameters

    Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
    Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
    Humidity Range Operating 10 - 95% (non-condensing)


    Device Type Network management device
    Height (Rack Units) 1U
    Width 44 cm
    Depth 53.9 cm
    Height 4.45 cm


    Form Factor External
    Ports Qty 8
    Connectivity Technology Wired
    Data Link Protocol Gigabit Ethernet
    Switching Protocol Ethernet
    Network / Transport Protocol TCP/IP, UDP/IP, ICMP/IP, ARP, BOOTP, DHCP
    Remote Management Protocol SNMP 1, RMON, Telnet, SNMP 3, SNMP 2c, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH
    Status Indicators Link activity, power, system
    Features DHCP support, BOOTP support, ARP support, VLAN support, Syslog support, manageable, MAC address filtering, High Availability, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) support, CleanAir technology
    Encryption Algorithm LEAP, DES, Triple DES, RC4, MD5, AES, 128-bit WEP, 40-bit WEP, IKE, SSL, TLS, SHA-1, TLS 1.0, 104-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, AES-CBC
    Authentication Method RADIUS, TACACS, Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
    Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11d, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.11h, IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11n


    Compliant Standards VCCI, EN55022, ICES-003, EN55024, UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1, FCC Part 15.107, FCC Part 15.109

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