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Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controller for High Availability

Mfg Part #: AIR-CT8510-HA-K9

Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controller for High Availability

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Our Price$38,967.34
ConditionNew and Factory Sealed
Out of Stock as of 2:47am 3/29/2014

The Cisco 8500 series controller provides centralized control, management, and troubleshooting for high-scale deployments in service provider and large campus deployments. The 8500 series provides flexibility to support multiple architectures in the same controller - centralized controller switched for campus, Cisco FlexConnect for lean branches managed over the WAN as well as mesh support for deployments where full Ethernet cabling is unavailable.

Cisco 8500 series controller 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 branch networks. The Cisco 8500 series controller has integrated Cisco CleanAir technology, providing the industry's self-healing and self-optimizing wireless network for branches.

RF management
Provides both real-time and historical information about RF interference impacting network performance across controllers, through system-wide Cisco CleanAir technology integration.

Service provider Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Certified passpoint (hotspot 2.0) certified facilitating hotspot operation for mobile data offloads. Network-based mobility management with proxy mobile IPv6 Mobility Access Gateway (MAG) support for integration with cellular data networks.

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.

End-to-end voice
Supports Cisco Unified Communications for improved collaboration through messaging, presence, and conferencing. Supports all Cisco Unified Communications wireless IP phones for cost-effective, real-time voice services.

Fault tolerance and high availability
Access points continue to provide seamless services when a controller fails; provides failover to another backup controller for centralized control and management. SSID high availability with sub second access point failover from primary to standby controller. Redundant power supply helps to ensure maximum availability.

Enterprise wireless mesh
Allows access points to dynamically establish wireless connections without the need for a physical connection to the wired network.

High-performance video
Integrates Cisco VideoStream technology as part of the medianet framework to optimize the delivery of video applications across the WLAN.

Mobility, security, and management for IPv6 and 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 planning, troubleshooting, and client traceability from Cisco Prime Infrastructure.

Environmentally responsible
Organizations may choose to turn off access point radios to reduce power consumption during off- peak hours.

In The Box
  • Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controller for High Availability
  • Rack mounting kit

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General Specifications

Manufacturer Part #AIR-CT8510-HA-K9
Manufacturer UPC #0882658534973
Cost Central Item #11806616
Product DescriptionCisco 8500 Series Wireless Controller for High Availability - Network management device - 10 Gigabit LAN - 1U - rack-mountable
Device TypeNetwork management device
Form FactorRack-mountable - 1U
Data Link Protocol10 Gigabit Ethernet
CapacityVirtual interfaces (VLANs) : 4096
PowerAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power RedundancyYes
Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)17.3 in x 30.4 in x 1.7 in
Approximate Weight35.1 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty90 days warranty

Extended Specifications

Device TypeNetwork management device
Height (Rack Units)1U
Approximate Width17.3 in
Approximate Depth30.4 in
Approximate Height1.7 in
Approximate Weight35.1 lbs
Form FactorRack-mountable
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Data Link Protocol10 Gigabit Ethernet
Network / Transport ProtocolTCP/IP, UDP/IP, ICMP/IP, IPSec, ARP, BOOTP, DHCP
Remote Management ProtocolSNMP 1, RMON, Telnet, SNMP 3, SNMP 2c, HTTP, HTTPS, TFTP, SSH
CapacityVirtual interfaces (VLANs) : 4096
Status IndicatorsLink activity, power, system, HDD activity
FeaturesVLAN support, Syslog support, IPv6 support, SNTP support, Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support, RADIUS support, CleanAir technology, CAPWAP support
Encryption AlgorithmTriple DES, RC4, MD5, AES, IKE, SSL, TLS 1.0, TKIP, WPA, WPA2, PKI, AES-CCMP, AES-CCM, AES-CBC, DTLS, TLS 1.1
Authentication MethodRADIUS, Radio Service Set ID (SSID), Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
Compliant StandardsIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11d, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, IEEE 802.11h, IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11n
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays2 (total) / 2 (free) x hot-swap - 2.5"
Interfaces1 x serial - DB-9
2 x
1 x 1000Base-T (management) - RJ-45
4 x USB - Type A
1 x 100Base-TX (management)
2 x
Rack Mounting KitIncluded
Compliant StandardsVCCI, EN 60950, EN55022, ICES-003, EN55024, UL 60950-1, FCC Part 15.107, FCC Part 15.109, HMAC, EMI
Power DeviceInternal power supply - hot-plug
Installed Qty2
Max Supported Qty2
Power RedundancyYes
Voltage RequiredAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support90 days warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - advance parts replacement - 90 days - response time: 10 days
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature50 °F
Max Operating Temperature95 °F
Humidity Range Operating20 - 80%

Available Accessories & Related Products

Computer Systems - Accessories
DescriptionMfg Part #StockPrice 
Cisco Additive Capacity Upgrade LicenseCisco Additive Capacity Upgrade License
License ( license (electronic delivery) ) - 100 access points - for Cisco 8500
L-LIC-CT8500-100A No $11,365.48
Cisco Additive Capacity Upgrade LicenseCisco Additive Capacity Upgrade License
License - 1000 access points - for Cisco 8500
LIC-CT8500-1000A No $113,654.74

Service and Support - Networking
DescriptionMfg Part #StockPrice 
Cisco SMARTnet - Extended service agreementCisco SMARTnet - Extended service agreement
Extended service agreement - replacement - 8x5 - NBD - for P/N: AIR-CT8510-HA-K9
CON-SNT-AIRCT85 No $7,800.00
Cisco SMARTnet PremiumCisco SMARTnet Premium
Extended service agreement - replacement - 24x7 - 4 h - for P/N: AIR-CT8510-HA-K9
CON-SNTP-AIRCT85 No $12,480.00

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