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Aruba 6000 Mobility Controller

The 6000 Mobility Controller from Aruba delivers a wide range of network services in a 4 rack unit modular form factor. The 6000 Mobility Controller supports 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.
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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 point1
Up to 512
Remote Access Points1
Up to 1024
Up to 8,192
Mobility Access Switches (max)
Up to 128
MAC addresses
VLAN IP interfaces
Number of IPv4 unicast routes
Active firewall sessions
System BSSIDs
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
1Capacity determined by AP, PEF, and WIP software licenses
Power Supply Options
Power supplies
Up to 3 (N+1 available)
HW-PSU-400: AC power supplies deliver 400W of power
AC input voltage
85-264 VAC, auto-sensing
AC input frequency
47-63 Hz
AC input current
5A @ 110 VAC
(HW-PSU-400 required for M3 module or PoE)
Regulatory and Compliance
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 tray
– Redundant supervisor modules
Operating Specifications and Dimensions
Operating temperature range
0° to 40° C
Storage temperature range
-40° to 70° C
Humidity, non-condensing
5 to 95%
5.75″ (146mm)
17.4″ (444 mm)
12.5″ (317.5 mm)
30 lbs. (unboxed)
1 year parts/labor*

90 days*
* Extended with support contract