The modular 6000 Mobility Controller from Aruba delivers a wide range of network services to large campus networks. Offering unmatched scalability, the 6000 controller supports up to 8,192 users and performs stateful firewall policy enforcement at speeds up to 20 Gbps.
Through secure IP tunnels, Aruba access points (APs) and Mobility Access Switches move traffic to the 6000 controller over a public or private transport network and provide local bridging at the access layer, depending on the end user application or IT traffic forwarding requirements.
Core functionality for the 6000 controller is provided by Aruba M3 controller modules. Up to four M3 modules can be installed in one 6000 controller chassis. Fully configured, the 6000 controller supports up to 2,048 APs, 512 Mobility Access Switches or 4,096 Remote APs (RAPs).
The 6000 controller also manages authentication, encryption, virtual private network (VPN) connections, IPv4 and IPv6 Layer 3 networking, the Aruba Policy Enforcement Firewall (PEF), Aruba Adaptive Radio Management (ARM), and Aruba RFProtect™ Spectrum Analysis and Wireless Intrusion Protection capabilities.
Clustering and centralized management enable the deployment of large networks with hundreds of Mobility Controllers with minimal staff. A master Mobility Controller can manage local Mobility Controllers, while AirWave® provides enterprise-wide clarity and control through real-time monitoring, historical reporting and troubleshooting.