Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for up to 12 Cisco access points – 500 APs / 7.000 clients – 8Gbps


The Cisco® 5500 Series Wireless Controller, shown in Figure 1, 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 Features 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.

Κωδικός προϊόντος: CS-AIR-CT5508-12-K9 Κατηγορίες: ,



● Supports 12, 25, 50,100, 250, or 500 access points for business-critical wireless services at locations of all sizes

High Performance

● Wired speed, nonblocking performance for 802.11n and optimized for 802.11ac networks

RF Management

● Provides both real-time and historical information about RF interference impacting network performance across controllers, via systemwide Cisco CleanAir technology integration


● Supports corporate wireless service for mobile and remote workers with secure wired tunnels to the Cisco Aironet® 1130 or 1140 Series Access Points
● Extends the corporate network to remote locations with minimal setup and maintenance requirements (zero-touch deployment)
● Improves productivity and collaboration at remote site locations
● Separate SSID tunnels allow both corporate and personal Internet access
● Reduced CO2 emissions from decrease in commuting
● Higher employee job satisfaction from ability to work at home
● Improves business resiliency by providing continuous, secure connectivity in the event of disasters, pandemics, or inclement weather

Comprehensive End-to-End Security

● Offers control and provisioning of wireless access points (CAPWAP)-compliant DTLS encryption to help ensure full-line-rate encryption between access points and controllers across remote WAN/LAN links

Enterprise Wireless Mesh

● Allows access points to dynamically establish wireless connections without the need for a physical connection to the wired network
● Available on select Cisco Aironet access points, Enterprise Wireless Mesh is ideal for warehouses, manufacturing floors, shopping centers and any other location where extending a wired connection may prove difficult or aesthetically unappealing

High Performance Video

● Integrates Cisco VideoStream technology as part of the medianet framework to optimize the delivery of video applications across the WLAN

End-to-End Voice

● SupportsUnified Communications for improved collaboration through messaging, presence, and conferencing
● Supports allCisco Unified IP Phones for cost-effective, real-time voice services

High Availability

● An optional redundant power supply that helps to ensure maximum availability

Environmentally Responsible

● Organizations may choose to turn off access point radios to reduce power consumption during off peak hours

Mobility, Security and Management for IPv6 & Dual-Stack Clients

● Secure, reliable wireless connectivity and consistent end-user experience
● Increased network availability through proactive blocking of known threats
● Equips administrators for IPv6 troubleshooting, planning, and client traceability from a common wired and wireless management system



IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11d, WMM/802.11e, 802.11h, 802.11k, 802.11n, 802.11r, 802.11u, 802.11w, 802.11ac.


IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX specification, 1000BASE-T. 1000BASE-SX, 1000-BASE-LH, IEEE 802.1Q Vtagging, and IEEE 802.1AX Link Aggregation.

Data Request For Comments (RFC)

● RFC 768 UDP
● RFC 791 IP
● RFC 2460 IPv6 (pass through Bridging mode only)
● RFC 792 ICMP
● RFC 793 TCP
● RFC 826 ARP
● RFC 1122 Requirements for Internet Hosts
● RFC 1519 CIDR
● RFC 1542 BOOTP
● RFC 2131 DHCP
● RFC 5415 CAPWAP Protocol Specification
● RFC 5416 CAPWAP Binding for 802.11

Security Standards

● IEEE 802.11i (WPA2, RSN)
● RFC 1321 MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm
● RFC 1851 The ESP Triple DES Transform
● RFC 2104 HMAC: Keyed Hashing for Message Authentication
● RFC 2246 TLS Protocol Version 1.0
● RFC 2401 Security Architecture for the Internet Protocol
● RFC 2403 HMAC-MD5-96 within ESP and AH
● RFC 2404 HMAC-SHA-1-96 within ESP and AH
● RFC 2405 ESP DES-CBC Cipher Algorithm with Explicit IV
● RFC 2406 IPsec
● RFC 2407 Interpretation for ISAKMP
● RFC 2409 IKE
● RFC 2451 ESP CBC-Mode Cipher Algorithms
● RFC 3280 Internet X.509 PKI Certificate and CRL Profile
● RFC 3602 The AES-CBC Cipher Algorithm and Its Use with IPsec
● RFC 3686 Using AES Counter Mode with IPsec ESP
● RFC 4347 Datagram Transport Layer Security
● RFC 4346 TLS Protocol Version 1.1


● WEP and TKIP-MIC: RC4 40, 104 and 128 bits (both static and shared keys)
● SSL and TLS: RC4 128-bit and RSA 1024- and 2048-bit

Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)

● IEEE 802.1X
● RFC 2548 Microsoft Vendor-Specific RADIUS Attributes
● RFC 2865 RADIUS Authentication
● RFC 2866 RADIUS Accounting
● RFC 2867 RADIUS Tunnel Accounting
● RFC 2869 RADIUS Extensions
● RFC 3576 Dynamic Authorization Extensions to RADIUS
● RFC 5176 Dynamic Authorization Extensions to RADIUS
● RFC 3579 RADIUS Support for EAP
● RFC 3580 IEEE 802.1X RADIUS Guidelines
● RFC 3748 Extensible Authentication Protocol
● Web-based authentication
● TACACS support for management users


● SNMP v1, v2c, v3
● RFC 854 Telnet
● RFC 1155 Management Information for TCP/IP-Based Internets
● RFC 1156 MIB
● RFC 1157 SNMP
● RFC 1350 TFTP
● RFC 1643 Ethernet MIB
● RFC 2030 SNTP
● RFC 2616 HTTP
● RFC 2665 Ethernet-Like Interface types MIB
● RFC 2674 Definitions of Managed Objects for Bridges with Traffic Classes, Multicast Filtering, and Virtual Extensions
● RFC 2863 Interfaces Group MIB
● RFC 3164 Syslog
● RFC 3414 User-Based Security Model (USM) for SNMPv3
● RFC 3418 MIB for SNMP
● RFC 3636 Definitions of Managed Objects for IEEE 802.3 MAUs
● Cisco private MIBs

Management Interfaces

● Web-based: HTTP/HTTPS
● Command-line interface: Telnet, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol, serial port
● Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS)

Interfaces and Indicators

● Uplink: 8 (5508) 1000BaseT, 1000Base-SX and 1000Base-LH transceiver slots
● Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) options (only Cisco SFPs supported): GLC-T, GLC-SX-MM, GLC-LH-SM
● LED indicators: link
● Service Port: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet (RJ45).
● Service Port: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet (RJ45) For High Availability for future use
● LED indicators: link
● Utility Port: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet (RJ45)
● LED indicators: link
● Expansion Slots: 1 (5508)
● Console Port: RS232 (DB-9 male/RJ-45 connector included), mini-USB
● Other Indicators: Sys, ACT, Power Supply 1, Power Supply 2

Physical and Environmental

● Dimensions (WxDxH): 17.30 x 21.20 x 1.75 in. (440 x 539 x 44.5 mm)
● Weight: 20 lbs (9.1 kg) with 2 power supplies
● Temperature: Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C); Storage temperature: -13 to 158°F (‑25 to 70°C)
● Humidity: Operating humidity: 10 95%, noncondensing. Storage humidity: up to 95%
● Input power: 100 to 240 VAC; 50/60 Hz; 1.05 A at 110 VAC, 115W Maximum; 0.523 A at 220 VAC, 115W Maximum; Test Conditions: Redundant Power Supplies, 40C, Full Traffic.
● Heat Dissipation: 392 Btu/hour at 110/220 VAC Maximum

Regulatory Compliance

CE Mark

● UL 60950-1:2003
● EN 60950:2000
● EMI and susceptibility (Class A)
● U.S.: FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109
● Canada: ICES-003
● Japan: VCCI
● Europe: EN 55022, EN 55024

Tables 3 and Table 4 list the ordering and accessories information for Cisco 5500 Series Wireless

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