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Max. number of WLCs per WCS


I know this is a fairly basic question but I can't find answer in WCS Q&A's etc.

I'm looking at a deployment where there will be many small sites with only 5 or 6 APs and a 2106 WLC. Each site will be in a different mobility group.

I know WCS licensing counts APs, but is there a max. number of WLCs?

Thanks, MH

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Re: Max. number of WLCs per WCS

Hi Mark,

The supported number of WLC's per WCS is based on the WCS Platform used :)

Minimum server requirements

Cisco WCS High-End Server

• 3000 lightweight access points, 1250 standalone access points, 750 wireless LAN controllers

• Two Intel® Xeon Dual Core CPU's; 3.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 200 GB HDD

Cisco WCS Standard Server

• 2000 lightweight access points, 1000 standalone access points, 150 wireless LAN controllers

• Intel® Dual Core CPU; 3.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 80 GB HDD

Cisco WCS Low-End Server

• 500 lightweight access points, 200 standalone access points, 50 wireless LAN controllers

• Intel® CPU; 3.06 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 30 GB HDD

CiscoWorks WLSE Models 1130-19 or 1133 running Cisco WCS

• 1500 lightweight access points, 100 wireless LAN controllers

• Intel Pentium 4 CPU; 3 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 38 GB HDD

Hope this helps!


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Re: Max. number of WLCs per WCS

Chapter 2 of the WCS Configuration Guide:

3000 APs/750 WLCs on a High End Server.

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