Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller

Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller

Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller

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Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller

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  • 4 x 1G Cu Ports
  • 2 x Ports support 802.3at PSE
  • 1 x 5G/Mgig Cu Port
  • 2 x 1G Cu Service Ports (Redundancy)
  • 4 Gbps Data Throughput
  • 1 RU Chassis Height
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 Support
  • Client Failover Support
  • Bring-Your-Own-Device Policy Support
  • Integrated CleanAir Technology
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Cisco Wireless Controller overview

  • 1Description

With the 3504 Wireless Controller from Cisco, a network administrator can control and manage medium-sized enterprise-level networks in one central location.

This controller comes equipped with a total of four RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The first two GbE ports offer 1500 VAC rms isolation while the second two offer 802.3at PoE support. In addition to the four GbE ports, this controller also comes equipped with a single RJ45 CPU console port, a single 5 G/mGig port supporting 5G, 2.5G, and 1G speeds, and a single USB 3.0 port used to load images onto the controller. The 3504 Wireless Controller also features dual RJ45 ports used for redundancy and a single Mini-USB console port used to perform software updates.

Along with the vast amount of connectivity options made available in this small form factor wireless controller, Cisco has managed to provide a wide variety of network features to give administrators control over various aspects of the network. The wireless controller can be installed at different portions of the network as it supports centralized, distributed, and mesh deployments. Additionally, the controller features a simplified GUI to aide in the setup process as well as dashboards to manage and monitor numerous aspects of the network.

Cisco DNA SD-Access Wireless
SD-Access Wireless is Cisco's architecture for enterprise networks. It is policy-based automation from the edge to the cloud. It enables network access in minutes for any user or device to any application without compromising on security. SD-Access Wireless enables policy-based automation for wired and wireless, automated provisioning of wired and wireless networks, group-based policy for users and connected devices, and a distributed wireless data plane for campus deployments. In addition, all client roams are treated as Layer 2 roams across the network for distributed traffic.
Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance
Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance offer comprehensive network visibility. It collects data from users, devices, and applications to proactively identify problems. Network analytics and automation help IT quickly resolve issues, so you can increase availability and deliver a better user experience.
Scalability and Performance
Optimized to enable 802.11ac Wave 2 networks, supporting:
  • 4 Gbps throughput
  • 150 access points
  • 3000 clients
  • 1 x Multigigabit Ethernet interface (up to 5 Gigabit Ethernet), + 4 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 4096 VLANs
Flexibility and Ease of Deployment
  • Only 10" depth to fit nicely in reduced-depth cabinet or desktop deployments
  • Quiet and fanless operation for cabinet or desktop (up to 86°F ambient) deployment. The fans are used by the controller only under certain conditions
  • For quick and easy deployment, access points can be connected directly to the controller via two Power Over Ethernet (PoE) ports
RF Management
  • Proactively identifies and mitigates signal interference for better performance
  • Provides both real-time and historical information about RF interference affecting network performance across controllers, through system wide integration with Cisco CleanAir technology
Multimode with Indoor/Outdoor Mesh Access Points
  • Versatile controller with support for centralized, distributed, and mesh deployments to be used at different places in the network, offering maximum flexibility for medium-sized campus, enterprise, and branch networks
  • Centralized control, management, and client troubleshooting
  • Seamless client access in the event of a WAN link failure (local data switching)
  • Highly secure guest access
  • Efficient access point upgrade that optimizes WAN link utilization for downloading access point images
  • Cisco OfficeExtend technology that supports corporate wireless service for mobile and remote workers with secure wired tunnels to indoor Cisco Aironet access points supporting OfficeExtend mode
Comprehensive End-to-End Security
  • Offers Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP)-compliant Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) encryption on the control plane between access points and controllers across remote WAN links
  • Management frame protection detects malicious users and alerts network administrators
  • Rogue detection for Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance
  • Rogue access point detection and detection of denial-of-service attacks
End-to-End Voice
  • Supports Cisco Unified Communications for improved collaboration through messaging, presence, and conferencing
  • Supports all Cisco Unified IP Phones for cost-effective, real-time voice services
Fault Tolerance and High Availability
  • Subsecond access point and client failover for uninterrupted application availability
  • Redundant 1 Gigabit Ethernet or Cisco Multigigabit Ethernet (up to 5 Gigabit Ethernet) connectivity
  • Solid-state device-based storage-no moving parts
  • Enhanced system uptime with fast system restarts
Cisco 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
WLAN Express Setup
  • Simplified GUI wizard for quick setup, and intuitive dashboards for monitoring and troubleshooting
High-Performance Video
  • Cisco VideoStream technology optimizes the delivery of video applications across the WLAN
Mobility, Security, and Management for IPv6 and Dual-Stack Clients
  • Highly secure, reliable wireless connectivity and consistent end-user experience
  • Increased network availability through proactive blocking of known threats
  • Equips administrators for IPv6 planning, troubleshooting, and client traceability from Cisco Prime Infrastructure
Energy Efficiency
  • Organizations may choose to turn off access point radios to reduce power consumption during off-peak hours
In the Box
Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Cisco Wireless Controller specs

    Chassis One rack-unit (1RU)
    Throughput 4 Gbps
    Number of Access Points 150
    Maximum Clients Supported 3000
    Processor Cavium Network Processor-CN7240-AAP 8-core, 1.5 GHz
    Memory Control/Data Plane Memory-8 GB DDR4
    Boot Flash-8 MB SPI NOR Serial Boot
    Bulk Flash-32 GB eMMC
    Redundancy Redundancy / Service Ports
    2x 1G Cu
    Data Ports 1 x 5 G/mGig Cu
    4 x 1 G Cu (2 x ports 802.3at PSE)
    Wireless IEEE 802.11a
    802.11ac Wave 1 and Wave 2
    Routing IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T
    IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX specification
    1000BASE-T. 1000BASE-SX
    IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
    IEEE 802.1AX Link Aggregation
    Data RFC 768 UDP
    RFC 791 IP
    RFC 2460 IPv6
    RFC 792 Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
    RFC 793 TCP
    RFC 826 Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
    RFC 1122 Requirements for Internet Hosts
    RFC 1519 Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR)
    RFC 1542 BOOTP
    RFC 2131 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
    RFC 5415 CAPWAP Protocol
    RFC 5416 CAPWAP Binding for 802.11
    Security Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
    IEEE 802.11i (WPA2, RSN)
    RFC 1321 MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm
    RFC 1851 Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) Transform
    RFC 2104 HMAC: Keyed Hashing for Message Authentication
    RFC 2246 Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol Version 1.0
    RFC 2401 Security Architecture for the Internet Protocol
    RFC 2403 HMAC-MD5-96 within ESP and Authentication Header (AH)
    RFC 2404 HMAC-SHA-1-96 within ESP and AH
    RFC 2405 ESP DES-CBC Cipher Algorithm with Explicit IV
    RFC 2407 Interpretation for Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP)
    RFC 2408 ISAKMP
    RFC 2409 Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
    RFC 2451 ESP Cipher Block Chaining (CBC)-Mode Cipher Algorithms
    RFC 3280 Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile
    RFC 4347 Datagram Transport Layer Security
    RFC 5426 TLS Protocol Version 1.2
    Encryption Wired Equivalent Privacy (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, Counter with CBC-MAC (CCM), Counter with CBC Message Authentication Code Protocol (CCMP)
    Data Encryption Standard (DES): DES-CBC, 3DES
    Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and TLS: RC4 128-bit and RSA 1024- and 2048-bit
    802.1AE MACsec encryption
    Authentication IEEE 802.1X
    RFC 2548 Microsoft Vendor-Specific RADIUS Attributes
    RFC 2716 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)-TLS
    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 EAP
    Web-based authentication
    TACACS support for management users
    Management Simple Network Management Protocol (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 Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
    RFC 1643 Ethernet MIB
    RFC 2030 Simple Network Time Protocol (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 Remote Monitoring 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
    Interfaces Management Interfaces
    Web-Based: HTTP/HTTPS
    Command-Line Interface: Telnet, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol, serial port
    Cisco Prime Infrastructure

    Interfaces & Indicators
    1 x Multigigabit Ethernet interface (up to 5 Gigabit Ethernet) + 4x 1 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (RJ-45)
    1 x service port: 1 Gigabit Ethernet port (RJ-45)
    1 x redundancy port: 1 Gigabit Ethernet port (RJ-45)
    1 x console port: Serial port (RJ-45)
    1 x console port: Serial port (mini-B USB)
    1 x USB 3.0 port
    LED indicators: Network link, diagnostics
    Environmental Operating Temperature
    32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature
    -4 to 158°F / -20 to 70°C
    Operating Humidity
    5 to 95% RH non-condensing
    Storage Humidity
    0 to 95% RH non-condensing
    Power Power Adapter
    Input Power: 100 to 240 VAC; 50/60 Hz

    Heat Dissipation
    Without PoE: 47 W, 160 BTU/hr
    With PoE: 98 W, 335 BTU/hr
    Regulatory Compliance CE Markings per directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC Safety:
    UL 60950-1 Second Edition
    CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
    EN 60950-1 Second Edition
    IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
    AS/NZS 60950-1
    GB4943 2011 EMC - Emissions:
    47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class B
    AS/NZS CISPR22 Class B
    EN 55032 Class B
    ICES003 Class A VCCI Class B
    EN 61000-3-2 EN 61000-3-3 KN22 Class B
    CNS13438 Class B EMC - Immunity:
    EN 55024
    EN 300386
    Dimensions 1.73 x 9.50 x 8.50" / 43.94 x 214.30 x 215.90 mm
    Weight 4.4 lb / 1.2 kg

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