Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller Data Sheet

Data Sheet
Cisco 2500 Series Wireless
Controllers
Small to Medium-Sized Enterprise and Branch
Office Controller
● Support for up to 75 access points and 1000
clients.
Product Overview
● 802.11n and 802.11ac ready support up to 1
Gbps.
The Cisco® 2500 Series Wireless Controller enables systemwide
● Payment Card Industry (PCI) support enables
certification for scanner and kiosk
deployments.
Licensing Flexibility and Investment
Protection
● Additional access point licenses may be
added over time.
Comprehensive Security
wireless functions in small to medium-sized enterprises and branch
offices. Designed for 802.11n and 802.11ac performance, Cisco 2500
Series Wireless Controllers are entry-level controllers that provide
real-time communications between Cisco Aironet® access points to
simplify the deployment and operation of wireless networks (Figure 1).
Figure 1. Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller
● Full Control and Provisioning of Wireless
Access Points (CAPWAP) access point to
controller encryption.
● Supports rogue access point detection and
detection of denial-of-service attacks.
● Management frame protection detects
malicious users and alerts network
administrators.
Cisco CleanAir® Technology
● Detects, classifies, locates, and mitigates RF
interference to provide performance protection
for 802.11n and 802.11ac networks.
Cisco OfficeExtend Solution
● Secure, simple, cost-effective mobile
teleworker solution.
As a component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, this controller
delivers centralized security policies, wireless intrusion prevention
system (wIPS) capabilities, award-winning RF management, and
quality of service (QoS) for voice and video. Delivering 802.11ac
performance and scalability, the Cisco 2500 Series provides low total
cost of ownership and flexibility to scale as network requirements
grow.
The Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller supports Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC), the technology that
includes Cisco’s Network-Based Application Recognition 2 (NBAR-2) engine. N-BAR-2 does deep packet
inspection (DPI) to classify applications and tie into quality of service (QoS) to either drop or mark the traffic,
thereby prioritizing 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 Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller also
supports Bonjour Services Directory, which enables Bonjour (Apple) 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 2500 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.
Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller-based access point licensing offers flexibility with 5, 15, 25, or 50 access
points. Additional access point support can be added in increments of 1, 5, or 25.
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Table 1 lists the features and benefits of the Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers.
Table 1.
Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller Features and Benefits
Feature
Benefits
● Supports up to 75 access points
Scalability
● Supports up to 1000 clients
Ease of Deployment
● For quick and easy deployment Access Points can be connected directly to 2504 Wireless LAN Controller
via two PoE (Power over Ethernet) ports
High Performance
● Wired-network speed and nonblocking performance for 802.11n and 802.11ac networks. Supports up to 1
Gbps throughput
RF Management
● Provides both real-time and historical information about RF interference impacting network performance
across controllers, via systemwide Cisco CleanAir® technology integration
Comprehensive End-to-End
Security
● Offers CAPWAP-compliant Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) encryption to help ensure full-linerate encryption between access points and controllers across remote WAN/LAN links
End-to-end Voice
● Supports Unified Communications for improved collaboration through messaging, presence, and
conferencing
● Supports all Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phones for cost-effective, real-time voice services
High-Performance Video
● Integrates Cisco VideoStream technology as part of the Cisco medianet framework to optimize the delivery
of video applications across the WLAN
PCI Integration
● Part of Payment Card Industry (PCI) certified architecture, and are well-suited for retail customers who
deploy transactional data applications such as scanners and kiosks
OfficeExtend
● Supports corporate wireless service for mobile and remote workers with secure wired tunnels to the Cisco
Aironet® 600, 1130, 1140 or 3500 Series Access Points
● Extends the corporate network to remote locations with minimal setup and maintenance requirements
● Improves productivity and collaboration at remote site locations
● Separate service set identifier (SSID) tunnels allow both corporate and personal Internet access
● Reduced carbon dioxide emissions from a 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
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
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 & DualStack Clients
● Secure, reliable wireless connectivity and consistent end-user experience
Guest Anchor and Wired
Guest Access
● Supports up to 15 guest anchor Ethernet over IP (EoIP) tunnels for path isolation of guest traffic from
enterprise data traffic
● Increased network availability by proactive blocking of known threats
● Equips administrators for IPv6 troubleshooting, planning, client traceability from a common wired and
wireless management system
● Extends the guest access services to the wired clients on par with other WLAN Controllers
Product Specifications
Table 2 lists the product specification for Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers.
Table 2.
Product Specifications for the Cisco 2500 Wireless Controller
Item
Specification
Wireless Standards
IEEE 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11d, WMM/802.11e, 802.11h, 802.11k, 802.11n, 802.11r,
802.11u, 802.11w, 802.11ac
Wired/Switching/Routing
IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX specification, 1000BASE-T, and IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
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Item
Data Request for Comments
(RFCs)
Specification
● RFC 768 UDP
● RFC 791 IP
● RFC 2460 IPv6 (passthrough 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
Security Standards
● Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
● 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 IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
● RFC 2407 Interpretation for ISAKMP
● RFC 2408 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
Encryption
● WEP and Temporal Key Integrity Protocol-Message Integrity Check (TKIP-MIC): RC4 40, 104 and 128 bits
(both static and shared keys)
● Advanced Encryption Standard (AES): CBC, CCM, Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message
Authentication Code Protocol (CCMP)
● DES: DES-CBC, 3DES
● Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS): RC4 128-bit and RSA 1024- and 2048-bit
● DTLS: AES-CBC
Authentication, Authorization,
and Accounting (AAA)
● IEEE 802.1X
● RFC 2548 Microsoft Vendor-Specific RADIUS Attributes
● RFC 2716 PPP EAP-TLS
● RFC 2865 RADIUS Authentication
● RFC 2866 RADIUS Accounting
● RFC 2867 RADIUS Tunnel Accounting
● RFC 3576 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
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Item
Specification
Management
SNMP v1, v2c, v3
RFC 854 Telnet
RFC 1155 Management Information for TCP/IP-Based Internets
RFC 1156 MIB
RFC 1157 SNMP
RFC 1213 SNMP MIB II
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 2819 RMON MIB
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
● Designed for use with Cisco Wireless Control System
● Web-based: HTTP/HTTPS individual device manager
● Command-line interface: Telnet, SSH, serial port
Interfaces and Indicators
● Console port: RJ-45 connector
● Network: Four 1 Gbps Ethernet (RJ-45)
● LED indicators: Link Activity (each 1 Gigabit Ethernet port), Power, Status, Alarm
Physical and Environmental
Dimensions: 1.73 x 8.00 x 6.75 in. (43.9 x 203.2 x 271.5mm)
Weight: 3.5 lbs (with power supply)
Temperature:
● Operating: 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40°C)
● Storage: -13 to 158°F (-25 to 70°C)
Humidity:
● Operating humidity: 10 to 95 percent, noncondensing
● Storage humidity: Up to 95 percent
Power adapter: Input power: 100 to 240 VAC; 50/60 Hz
Heat dissipation: 72 BTU/hour
Regulatory Compliance
Safety:
● UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition
● EN 60950:2005
EMI and susceptibility (Class B):
● U.S.: FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109
● Canada: ICES-003
● Japan: VCCI
● Europe: EN 55022, EN 55024
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Ordering Information
Tables 3 and 4 provide ordering information for the Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers. To place an order, visit
the Cisco ordering website: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/index.shtml.
Table 3.
Ordering Information for Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers
Part Number
Description
Cisco SMARTnet® 8x5xNBD
AIR-CT2504-5-K9
2500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 5 Cisco access points
CON-SNT-CT255
AIR-CT2504-15-K9
2500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 15 Cisco access points
CON-SNT-CT2515
AIR-CT2504-25-K9
2500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 25 Cisco access points
CON-SNT-CT2525
AIR-CT2504-50-K9
2500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 50 Cisco access points
CON-SNT-CT2550
Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller for High Availability
CON-SNT-CT2504HA
*
AIR-CT2504-HA-K9
*
Please note AIR-CT2504-HA-K9 does not support access point and client stateful switchover.
Table 4.
Ordering Information for Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers: Optional Accessories
Part Number
Product Name
AIR-CT2504-RMNT=
Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller Rack Mount Bracket
PWR-2504-AC=
Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller Spare Power Supply (not necessary with original order as 1 power supply is included)
Additive Capacity Upgrade Licenses
Tables 5 and 6 summarize additive capacity upgrade licenses that are available for the Cisco 2500 Series.
Table 5.
Ordering Information for Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers: Access Point Adder Licenses (e-Delivery PAKs)
Part Number
Description
Cisco SMARTnet 8x5xNBD
L-LIC-CT2504-UPG
Primary upgrade SKU: Pick any number or combination of the following options under
this SKU to upgrade one or many controllers under one product authorization key
CON-SNT-LCT25UP
L-LIC-CT2504-1A
1 Access Point Adder License for Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller (e-Delivery)
CON-SNT-LICCT2504
L-LIC-CT2504-5A
5 Access Point Adder License for Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller (e-Delivery)
CON-SNT-LCT255A
L-LIC-CT2504-25A
25 Access Point Adder License for Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller (e-Delivery)
CON-SNT-LCT2525A
Table 6.
Ordering Information for Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers: Access Point Adder Licenses (Paper PAKs)
Part Number
Description
Cisco SMARTnet 8x5xNBD
LIC-CT2504-UPG
Primary upgrade SKU: Pick any number or combination of the following options under
this SKU to upgrade one or many controllers under one product authorization key
CON-SNT-LCT25UP
LIC-CT2504-1A
1 Access Point Adder License for Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller (Paper Certificate U.S. Mail)
CON-SNT-LICCT2504
LIC-CT2504-5A
5 Access Point Adder License for Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller (Paper Certificate U.S. Mail)
CON-SNT-LCT255A
LIC-CT2504-25A
25 Access Point Adder License for Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller (Paper Certificate U.S. Mail)
CON-SNT-LCT2525A
Table 7 shows the optional DTLS license for Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers. When the customer orders
the 2500 Series and chooses “none selected (the default) in the Optional Licenses tab, data DTLS encryption is
disabled.
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Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) is required for all Cisco OfficeExtend deployments to encrypt the data
plane traffic. To enable this functionality, you must obtain a $0 DTLS license. Customers planning to install this
device physically in Russia must obtain a physical PAK in order to enable a DTLS license and should not
download the license from Cisco.com. Please consult your local government regulations to ensure that data
DTLS encryption is permitted.
The DTLS Paper PAK license is designated for customers who purchase a controller with DTLS disabled due to
import restrictions but get permission to add DTLS support after initial purchase. This optional DTLS license is
required for Cisco OfficeExtend deployment.
Table 7.
Optional Licensing for Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers (PAKs)
Part Number
Description
LIC-CT2504-UPG
Primary upgrade SKU: Pick any number or combination of the following options under this SKU to upgrade one or
many controllers under one product authorization key
LIC-CT25-DTLS-K9
Cisco 2504 Controller DTLS License (Paper Certificate - U.S. Mail)
L-LIC-CT2504-UPG
Primary upgrade SKU: Pick any number or combination of the following options under this SKU to upgrade one or
many controllers under one product authorization key
L-LIC-CT25-DTLS-K9
Cisco 2504 Controller DTLS License (electronic Certificate; must not be ordered by Russian customers)
Other customers can simply use the following procedure in order to download the DTLS license from Cisco.com.
To obtain/download a Data DTLS License:
Step 1. Browse to http://cisco.com/go/license.
Step 2. On the Product License Registration page, choose Licenses Not Requiring a PAK.
Step 3. Choose Cisco Wireless Controllers DTLS License under Wireless.
Step 4. Complete the remaining steps to generate the license file. The license will be provided online or via email.
Step 5. Copy the license file to your Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server.
Step 6. Install the license by browsing to the WLC Web Administration page:
Management --> Software Activation --> Commands --> Action: Install License
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For More Information
For more information about Cisco wireless controllers, contact your local account representative or visit:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/index.html.
For more information about the Cisco Unified Wireless Network framework, visit:
http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedwireless.
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