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Best practices for network design on WLC 2504 and 5508

Dear all:

I'm looking for some recommendations on WLC 2504 and 5508 about the the following:

  1. Maximum amount of AP per port
  2. The scenario when to use all ports in both WLC
  3. Maximum number of clients(users) per port
  4. Bandwidth comsumption of  management vs data in order to assign one port for management

I've just found this:

Cisco 5508 controllers have eight Gigabit Ethernet distribution system ports, through which the controller can manage multiple access points. The 5508-12, 5508-25, 5508-50, 5508-100, and 5508-250 models allow a total of 12, 25, 50, 100, or 250 access points to join the controller. Cisco 5508 controllers have no restrictions on the number of access points per port. However, Cisco recommends using link aggregation (LAG) or configuring dynamic AP-manager interfaces on each Gigabit Ethernet port to automatically balance the load. If more than 100 access points are connected to the 5500 series controller, make sure that more than one gigabit Ethernet interface is connected to the upstream switch.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/6-0/configuration/guide/Controller60CG/c60mint.html

Thanks for your help.

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Best practices for network design on WLC 2504 and 5508

The 5508-12, 5508-25, 5508-50, 5508-100, and 5508-250 models allow a total of 12, 25, 50, 100, or 250 access points to join the controller. 

This is an old document.  5508 can now support up to 500 APs if you run firmware 7.X.  2504 can support up to 75 APs if you run firmware 7.4.X.

I'm looking for some recommendations on WLC 2504 and 5508 about the the following:

Best practice and recommendation is to LAG all ports so you will be able to form a link redundancy.  If one link goes down, you have other link to push traffic. 

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