DATA SHEET
Virtual Mobility Controllers
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Branch Office
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Virtual
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Virtual Appliances
Rack
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Virtualized Data Center
MC1550, MC3200 and MC4200 Virtual Controllers
Regain the freedom of choice, flexible deployment, and the confidence of managed access
in your distributed mobile enterprise
With Meru Virtual Mobility Controllers, you can leverage data-center virtualization and cloud computing to achieve operational and
cost efficiencies—and greater choice in network deployment. These virtual controllers operate on x86 computing platforms in VMware
environments, and they can reside alongside your other virtualized services.
These virtual appliances operate on low-profile rack servers and modular blade servers, letting you build a highly scalable controller with
performance equivalent to purpose-built hardware appliances. They also let you leverage your current virtualization utilities to enhance
resilience and application manageability. And you can deploy them in your virtualized data center or branch office, consolidating multiple
services onto a common platform.
Benefits
•Run fewer servers and cut management costs by optimizing existing infrastructure and consolidating services
•Increase service availability by eliminating single points of failure
•Deploy additional instances more rapidly
•Expand hardware selection options and increase deployment flexibility
•Create an integrated, high-performing networking system by consolidating on a common platform
•Lower operating costs by standardizing on commodity hardware and operating systems
•Expedite product acquisition and streamline service deployment
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VIRTUAL MOBILITY CONTROLLERS
Technical Specifications
APPLICATION SUPPORT AND OVER-THE-AIR QoS
SIP and H.323 Support
Dynamic out-of-the-box support for SIP and H.323v1
applications
and codecs
QoS
Configurable dynamic QoS rules
Over-the-air resource reservation
Automatic, stateful flow detectors for SIP, H.323, Cisco SCCP,
SpectraLink SVP, and Vocera
User-configurable static and dynamic QoS rules per
application
(user-defined) and per user (stations, users, and port
numbers)
Call admissions control and call load balancing
WMM support
SECURITY
Authentication
Combination of captive portal, 802.1x, and open
authentication
Advanced security using WPA2
802.1X with EAP-Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS),
Tunneled TLS (EAP-TTLS), Protected EAP (PEAP) MSCHAPv2, Smartcard/Certificate, Lightweight EAP (LEAP),
EAP-FAST and EAP-MD5, with mutual authentication and
dynamic, per user, per session unicast
and broadcast keys
Secure HTTPS with customizable captive portal utilizing
RADIUS
Encryption Support
Static and dynamic 40-bit and 128-bit WEP keys, TKIP with
MIC, AES, SSL, TLS
Security Policy
RADIUS-assisted, per user and per ESSID access control via
MAC filtering
Multiple ESSID/BSSID, each with flexibility of separate and
shared security policy
MOBILITY
Zero-loss Handoffs
Infrastructure-controlled zero-loss handoff mechanism for
standard Wi-Fi clients
Virtual Cell Load Balancing
Virtual Cell provides load balancing coordination for improved
performance and WLAN resiliency upon AP failure
VIRTUAL CONTROLLER PART NUMBERS—
SCALE SUPPORTED ON PLATFORMS SPECIFIED
MC1550-VE – up to 50 access points
MC3200-VE – up to 200 access points
MC4200-VE – up to 500 access points
CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT
Zero Configuration
Automatically selects power and channel settings
Access points automatically discover controllers and download
configuration settings
Zero-touch, plug-and-play deployments
System Management
Centralized and remote management and software upgrades
via System Director web-based GUI, SNMP, command-line
interface (CLI) via serial port, SSH, Telnet, centrally managed
via Network Manager
Centralized security policy for WLAN, multiple ESSIDs and
VLANs with their own administrative/security policies
Intelligent RF Management
Coordination of access points with load-balancing for
predictable performance
Centralized auto-discovery
Co-channel interference management
WIRED/WIRELESS SUPPORT
Wireless Compliance
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.11i support (AES, WEP, WPA,
WPA2), IEEE 802.11e, WMM
Automatic Discovery & Configuration
All Meru access points
Wired/Switching
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging, GRE tunneling and IEEE
802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
Rogue Detection and Suppression
All controllers have the intelligence to identify and classify
rogue devices in 802.11n, 802.11a, and 802.11b/g
Security Firewall
Per user firewall with fine-grained policy management
System-configured or per user, RADIUS-configured firewall
policy
Part Number
MC1550-VE
MC3200-VE
MC4200-VE
Use case
Small to mid-sized
enterprises
Mid-size enterprises
Large enterprises
Scalability
Up to 50 access points
and 1,000 clients
Up to 200 access
points and 2,000
clients
Up to 500 access
points and 5,000
clients
vCPUs
2
3
4
Memory
2GB
2GB
4GB
vNICs
2
2
4
Disk space
2GB
2GB
2GB
Redundancy
N+1 for controller
instances of the same
model
N+1 for controller
instances of the same
model
N+1 for controller
instances of the same
model
Virtual Platform
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1
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