Mobility Exchange® MX-2800
Mobility Exchange MX-2800
Intelligent WLAN Controller for
data center deployment. It offers 28
Gbps of switching throughput and
supports up to 512 802.11n APs.
The Mobility Exchange (MX®)
family of intelligent WLAN
controllers provide the
platform for Trapeze Smart
Mobile® wireless networks.
Mobility Exchange MX-2800
The MX-2800 is the latest generation of WLAN
controllers from Trapeze Networks. Designed for
data center or distributed wiring closet installations, the MX-2800 enables seamless and secure
deployment of enterprise class wireless networks
over any existing L2/L3 network without disruption. It brings unprecedented scalability, manageability, reliability and resiliency features to
WLAN networks, mirroring the user experience
of wired networks.
Powered by Trapeze’s unique hardware-accelerated WLAN processing engine and a high speed
security co-processor, the MX-2800 scales to
support the most demanding wireless applications indoors and outdoors, including voice over
Wi-Fi for thousands of users. It offers 28 Gbps
of throughput and supports up to 512 802.11n
APs while providing NonStop availability and
hitless failover with no service interruption,
even in the unlikely event of a controller failure.
Operating in conjunction with Trapeze Mobility
Point® (MP®) access points, and Mobility System
Software™(MSS™), MX controllers can offload
policy enforcement and data forwarding to the
MPs, resulting in optimized traffic flow, radically
reduced latency, and massive scalability.
The MX-2800 combines L2 Ethernet switching,
stateful per user and per service firewalls, wireless intrusion protection, 802.1Q trunking and
per VLAN spanning tree (PVST+), complete wired
to wireless quality of service (QoS), and automated RF management.
Clusters of MXs form a Mobility Domain™ which
provides seamless roaming, intrusion protection and RF management over large single site
wireless LAN deployments. A Network Domain™
interconnects Mobility Domains to enable identity-based networking across wide geographic
MX controllers can be configured as a virtual
controller cluster to provide many-to-many
redundancy, without needing expensive hot
standby controllers. This enables NonStop
Wireless availability for all sessions, even voice
calls in the event that a controller goes offline
for any reason.
The MX-2800 uses the same Mobility System
Software as all other Trapeze MX controllers.
For more information about the security and
networking capabilities of the MX-2800, please
read the Mobility System Software data sheet.
Key Features
Scalability and Reliability
Number of managed Access Points
• Up to 512 APs in increments of 64 Access Points licenses
Platform Reliability
Network Reliability
Hot pluggable redundant power supply
Hot pluggable fan tray module
EtherChannel™ load-shared, redundant links
S panning tree and per-VLAN spanning tree (PVST+)
Resilient network attachment via any MX port
N:1 and N:N redundant MX capabilities
Supports complete local AAA authentication, including 802.1x, as primary or backup to a centralized AAA server
Supports multiple AAA server groups and can load share across multiple AAA servers or within a server group
Generates and manages X.509 digital certificates
Assigns and enforces per-user authorization policies that are managed centrally from the AAA back-end
Authorizations include virtual private group membership, personal firewall filters, time-of-day/day-of-week access, encryption type,
and location-specific policies
IEEE 802.1x with multiple EAP types (TLS, PEAP/MSCHAP, TTLS)
WebAAA, MAC, Open
Wi-Fi WPA2 Enterprise certified
Encryption distributed in Mobility Point access points
MX generates master and session keys
Provides key management for each encryption technique
Encryption Key Management
Management and Control
Management access•
RF Management
User management and statistics
MP management and control
Command Line Interface (Console serial port, telnet, SSHv2)
WebView web access (https)
SSL, XML (to RingMaster®)
SNMP v1, v2c, v3
Syslog support for system monitoring
Detailed audit logging for change control
Remote packet capture ability for advanced troubleshooting
Automated MP Power/channel auto-tuning
Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
Detailed per user per session RF accounting statistics and management
Tracks the location, roaming history, virtual private group, network addresses, state, activity, errors, usage and other
attributes by user name, session, VLAN, or user group
Provides per user audit trail and chargeback capability through the accounting component of AAA
Configures and controls MPs; controls third party APs
The MX is categorized as an access controller (AC) that supports direct, switched, and routed connections
Enables data forwarding in MX or in MP with Smart Mobile technology
Multiple MXs provide resilient control
Hardware Specifications
Dimensions (W x D x H)
• 17.4 in x 18 in x 2.594 in
• (44.19 cm x 45.72 cm x 6.58 cm)
• 18 lbs (8.1 kg) with one power supply
• 19.5 lbs (8.77 kg) with two power supplies
• 8 x Gigabit Ethernet Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports
• 8 x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet RJ45 ports
• 2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Small Form-Factor Pluggable (XFP) ports
• Operating temperature: 00C to 400C
• Storage temperature: -400C to 700C
• Humidity: 10% - 90% (non-condensing)
• 100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz, 108W peak with dual PSUs fitted
Standards Requirements
Regulatory Safety
IEEE Standards
UL 609501-1, CB IEC 609501-EN, CSA C22.2 NoO, 60950-1-03
FCC Part 15 Class A
ICES Class A
VCCI Class A
EN 55022 Class A
EN 55024
EN 60601-1-2
CISPR 22 Class A
Taiwan: CNS 13438 Class A
China: CCC GB 9254-88 Class A
Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZ 3548 Class A
802.1x Port Based Network Access Control
802.3i 10BASE-T Ethernet
802.3u 100BASE-T Fast Ethernet
802.3ab 1000 BASE-TX Gigabit Ethernet
802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11h, 802.11i
802.1D Spanning Tree
802.1Q VLAN tagging
802.3ad (static config)
MX-2800 with two 10 GbE XFP ports and 8 x 1000Base-T (RJ-45 and SFP) ports, including 64 MP license, single PSU.
64 MP license upgrade for MX-2800 (max. 512 MPs)
PSU for MX-2800 redundant power or spare
xx = NA - North America, EU - Europe, UK - United Kingdom, JP - Japan, AU - Australia and China
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