Trapeze MX-2800 / Juniper WLC2800 Overview:
The WLC2800 Wireless LAN Controller provides support for up to 512 802.11n access points. It features two 10 GbE XFP ports and eight 10/100/1000BASE-T or 8 GbE SFP ports, and includes a hot-swappable redundant power supply option.
With 28 Gbps of switching throughput, the WLC2800 scales to bring wired network reliability to wireless networks deployed in medium- to large-size enterprises.
Architecture and Key Components:
- Base license for 64 access points provided (WLC2800 can support up to 512 access points)
- Offers 28 Gbps of throughput and supports up to 512 802.11n access points (802.11ac ready)
- 8 x GbE ports with fiber or RJ45 interfaces, and 2 x 10GbE ports
- Hot-swappable redundant power supply option
Clusters of WLC2800 Wireless LAN Controllers 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 support multiple sites and span wide geographic regions with secure, seamless mobility applications and smart mobile services.
Today’s businesses demand that network connectivity be available for users anytime, anywhere, regardless of the device they are using. The explosion of mobile devices is fueling an unprecedented need for enterprisewide mobility. Juniper Networks WLC Series Wireless LAN Controllers deliver the highest level of wireless LAN reliability, performance, security, and management for the most demanding mobile applications and users. Companies can now build networks based on Juniper’s end-to-end routing, security, and wired and wireless switching infrastructure to enable seamless mobility, improve the user experience, and increase productivity at the lowest total cost of ownership.
The WLC Series is easily deployed over any existing Layer 2/Layer 3 wired network without disruption to the L2/L3 topologies, and allows secure LAN extension over the Internet to enable easy wireless deployment in branch offices. The WLC Series controllers can also offload policy enforcement and data forwarding to Juniper Networks WLA Series Wireless LAN Access Points, resulting in optimized traffic flow, radically reduced latency, and massive scalability.
The WLC Series provides L2 Ethernet switching, per user and per service firewalls, wireless intrusion protection, 802.1Q trunking, Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+), complete wired to wireless quality of service (QoS), and automated radio frequency (RF) management.
The WLC Series controllers ensure the highest wireless LAN availability in the industry. They can be configured as a Virtual Controller Cluster™ to provide many-to-many redundancy without the need for expensive hot-standby controllers. This enables nonstop wireless availability with hitless failover for all sessions, even voice calls, in the unlikely event of a controller failure.
With Juniper Networks RingMaster wireless LAN management software, controller configurations can be obtained locally or from a remote location with automatic “no touch” deployment, and remote configuration and management capabilities. Juniper wireless LAN deployments can also be managed by Juniper Networks Junos Space Network Director, which provides a single pane of glass view into both wired and wireless networks from Juniper.
The WLC Series delivers all of the standard security and networking functionality expected of wireless LANs with the added benefits of intelligent switching, identity-based roaming, bridging and mesh services, and nonstop wireless availability.