Aruba 6000 Series Mobility Controller

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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.


  • Operating temperature range 0° C to 40° C
  • Storage temperature range -40° C to 70° C
  • Humidity, non-condensing 5% to 95%
  • Height 5.75? (146 mm)
  • Width 17.4? (444 mm)
  • Depth 12.5? (317.5 mm)
  • Weight 30 lbs. (unboxed)


  • Power supplies Up to 3 (N+1 available)
  • HW-PSU-400: AC power supplies deliver 400 W of power
  • AC input voltage 85-264 VAC, auto-sensing
  • AC input frequency 47-63 Hz
  • AC input current 5 A @ 110 VAC
  • (HW-PSU-400 required for M3 module or PoE)


Hardware 1 year parts/labor*

Software 90 days*

* Extended with support contract


  • FCC part 15 Class A CE
  • Industry Canada Class A
  • VCCI Class A (Japan)
  • EN 55022 Class A (CISPR 22 Class A), EN 61000-3
  • EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4
  • EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4- 6, EN 61000-4-8
  • EN 61000-4-11, EN 55024, AS/NZS 3548
  • UL 60950, EN60950
  • CAN/CSA 22.2 #60950
  • CE mark, cTUVus, GS, CB, C-tick, Anatel, NOM, MIC, IQC


• Hot-swappable redundant power supplies (N+1 available)

• Hot-swappable fan try

• Redundant supervisor modules

Aruba M3 Controller Module

The Aruba M3 Controller Module leads the industry in performance. Designed for the performance needs of 802.11n, the M3 is built on a flexible multi-core processing architecture that makes it adaptable to wireless LAN, remote networking, or network security services.


  • LAN-connected access points1 Up to 512
  • Remote Access Points1 Up to 1,024
  • Users Up to 8,192
  • MAC addresses 64,000
  • VLAN IP interfaces 1,400
  • Number of IPv4 unicast routes 2,048
  • Active firewall sessions 524,300
  • System BSSIDs 4,096
  • Concurrent IPSec tunnels Up to 4,096
  • Firewall throughput 20 Gbps
  • Encrypted throughput (3DES) 8 Gbps
  • Encrypted throughput (AES-CCM) 4 Gbps


  • 10x Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-X) SFP
  • 2x 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GBase-X) XFP
  • Out-of-band management Ethernet (100Base-T) console (RS-232) RJ-45
  • On-board compact flash 512 MB
  • 1 Capacity determined by AP, PEF, and RFP software licenses

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