Need Help?

Sales Assistance

800.800.4239 Mon-Fri 7am-7:30pm CT

Answer within 24 hours.

Products Solutions & Services Account Center
More search options

Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controller - network management device

Mfg. Part: AIR-CT8510-500-K9 | CDW Part: 2963322 | UNSPSC: 43222634
Request PricingCall

This item was discontinued on May 7, 2014.

Sales Assistance

800.800.4239 Mon-Fri 7am-7:30pm CT

Answer within 24 hours.


Have leasing questions? Let us know how can we help.

Note: Leasing is available to businesses only. Leasing is not available to individuals.
Mon-Fri 7am-7:30pm CT
  • Network management device
  • 500 MAPs (managed access points)
  • 10 Gigabit LAN
  • 1U
  • rack-mountable
View More
Product Overview
Main Features
  • Network management device
  • 500 MAPs (managed access points)
  • 10 Gigabit LAN
  • 1U
  • rack-mountable
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 controllers automate wireless configuration and management functions and allow network managers to have the visibility and control needed to cost-effectively manage, secure, and optimize the performance of their branch networks. As a component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, this controller provides real-time communications between Cisco Aironet access points, the Cisco Prime infrastructure, and the Cisco Mobility Services Engine, and is interoperable with other Cisco controllers. The Cisco 8500 series controller has integrated Cisco CleanAir technology, providing the industry's only self-healing and self-optimizing wireless network for branches.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Bay Provided
Free Qty: 2
Total Qty: 2

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80%
Max Operating Temperature: 95 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 50 °F

Brand: Cisco
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Cisco Systems
Model: 8500 Series Wireless Controller
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Cisco

Interface Provided
Connector Type: DB-9
Qty: 1
Type: Serial

Connector Type: SFP+
Interface: 10Gb Ethernet
Qty: 2
Type: Network

Connector Type: RJ-45
Type: 1000Base-T (management)

Connector Type: Type A
Qty: 4
Type: USB

Type: 100Base-TX (management)

Connector Type: 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
Type: Video

Authentication Method: Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) , RADIUS
Compliant Standards: EMI , EN 60950 , EN55022 , EN55024 , FCC Part 15.107 , FCC Part 15.109 , HMAC , ICES-003 , UL 60950-1 , VCCI
Encryption Algorithm: AES , AES-CBC , AES-CCM , AES-CCMP , DTLS , IKE , MD5 , PKI , RC4 , SSL , TKIP , TLS 1.0 , TLS 1.1 , Triple DES , WPA , WPA2
Height (Rack Units): 1
License Qty: 500 MAPs (managed access points)
Rack Mounting Kit: Included

Type: None

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11d , IEEE 802.11e , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11h , IEEE 802.11n , IEEE 802.1Q , IEEE 802.1x , IEEE 802.3 , IEEE 802.3u , Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Connectivity Technology: Wired
Data Link Protocol: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Features: CAPWAP support , CleanAir technology , IPv6 support , RADIUS support , SNTP support , Syslog support , VLAN support , Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Form Factor: Rack-mountable
Network Transport Protocol: ARP , BOOTP , DHCP , ICMP/IP , IPSec , TCP/IP , UDP/IP
Remote Management Protocol: HTTP , HTTPS , RMON , SNMP 1 , SNMP 2c , SNMP 3 , SSH , Telnet , TFTP
Status Indicators: HDD activity , Link activity , Power , System
Type: Network management device

Power Device
Frequency Required: 50/60 Hz
Hot-Plug: Hot-plug
Installed Qty: 2
Max Supported Qty: 2
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Power Redundancy: Yes
Type: Internal power supply

Support Details Full Contract Period: 90 days
Support Details Service Included: Advance parts replacement
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 30.4 in
Height: 1.7 in
Weight: 35.1 lbs
Width: 17.3 in

Service & Support
Type: 90 days warranty

Type: Manageable access points
Value: 500

Type: Virtual interfaces (VLANs)
Value: 4096

Expansion Bays
Form Factor: 2.5"
Form Factor (metric): 6.4 cm
Type: Hot-swap

Optical Storage
Type: None

Service & Support Details
Response Time: 10 days

Adding to Cart...
10/13/2015 10:59:00 PM
^ Back to Top

Maximum 300 characters
An account manager will email you within one business day to confirm your request.

Your Quote has been submitted

What Happens Next? A confirmation email is on its way. Within one business day, you will be contacted by an Account Manager to finalize your quote.


Something went wrong.

Please try again later.