[c-nsp] WLC5700 and Unparalleled scalable wireless solution

William Jones email at willjones.eu
Tue Sep 30 01:20:07 EDT 2014

> On 30 Sep 2014, at 06:50, Matti Saarinen <mjsaarin at cc.helsinki.fi> wrote:
> Pavel Skovajsa wrote:
>>> I just noticed that Cisco has a new wireles LAN controller namely
>>> 5700. Its documentation tells that the system will support "up to
>>> 72,000 APs" when using "Unparalleled scalable wireless solution". I
>>> tried looking for information of this Unparalleled scalable wireless
>>> solution but I was not able to find any.
>> You can find much more technical details by searching for the "Converged
>> Access" on Cisco Live pages.
> Thank you. Those two were the magic words needed. Also, it seems WLC
> 5760 does not support more APs that what WiSM2 already does. The both
> devices support 1000 APs per box and 72000 APs in mobility domain. And
> what I would like to have is a controller (pair) that would support more
> than 1000 APs without any additional visible complexity.
> Cheers,
> Matti

I would suggest taking a look at the 8500 series WLCs if that sort of scale is what you need, it is a traditional AireOS WLC rather than the 5700 which IOS-XE but the 8500 can scale per WLC to 6k AP and 64k clients.


William Jones

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