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Brocade Mobility RFS7000 Controller

Brocade Mobility RFS7000 Controller
  • Donor or Provider: Brocade
  • Platform: Multiple Platforms
  • Format: Hardware
  • Product ID: HW-47705
  • Availability: Available

More informations about this product


The RFS7000 is a wireless LAN controller that works in conjunction with Brocade wireless access points in the Brocade Wireless Controller System. It is well-suited for campuses, datacenters, and enterprise-level deployments.

This controller requires a license for each access point connected to it. Licenses are not available from TechSoup but can be purchased directly from a Brocade-authorized retailer.

Benefits for Organizations

If you have network administration experience or hire a consultant, you can use this product to:

  • Manage access points from a central location
  • Facilitate the transmission of real-time data, voice, and video services in large-scale enterprise environments
  • Close security gaps in wireless environments

Major Capabilities

  • Network efficiency: The RFS7000 improves 802.11n performance by forwarding traffic directly to its destination, eliminating controller bottlenecks.
  • Smart RF: Automatic RF tuning dynamically adjusts power and channels on any access point to eliminate gaps in coverage.
  • Network resiliency: Controller clustering protects against wireless switch failure and offers controller redundancy options.
  • Security: The controller includes a stateful Layer 2-7 wired/wireless firewall, integrated IPSec VPN gateway, AAA RADIUS server, secure guest access, and more.

Product Specifications

  • Four 10/100/1000 copper/SFP Ethernet interfaces
  • One 10/100 out-of-band (OOB) port
  • One CompactFlash card slot
  • Two USB 2.0 slots
  • One RJ-45 console serial port
Wireless standards:
Wireless LAN:
Supports up to 256 WLANs
Access points:
  • Supports up to 3,072 Brocade Mobility 300 access points per cluster
  • Supports up to 1,024 Brocade Mobility 5181/7131 access points in Adaptive Mode per controller and 12,288 per cluster
8,000 users per controller and 96,000 users per cluster
Firewall sessions:
205,000 per controller and 2,460,000 per cluster
WEP 40/128 (RC4); WPA-TKIP; WPA2-CCMP (AES); 802.11i WPA2-TKIP; Multi-Cipher support
Java-based web user interface, serial console, SSH, Telnet, SNMP

For more information, see the RFS7000 controller data sheet.


This product includes rack brackets installed, a console cable, and an installation guide.


This product does not include a support plan, but Brocade offers limited online support at its website. Support plans are available from Brocade at standard prices.

No Warranty

A warranty is not included with this product. If this product arrives damaged or defective, please contact TechSoup within the first 90 days of receipt for a replacement product.

No Expedited Shipping

Although expedited shipping may be offered at check-out, this product will only be shipped via standard ground shipping. If this product is requested along with other products, everything in the request will be shipped via standard ground shipping.

Choose Carefully

The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged unless damaged or defective. Exchanges due to damage or malfunction during the first 90 days are processed by TechSoup as detailed in the confirmation email.

Obtaining This Product

When your request has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email from TechSoup. Your product will be delivered within 15 business days.

System Requirements

  • Standard power cord
  • Recommended: Surge protector or uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
  • For web-based management — Java-enabled web browser with Adobe Flash Player

Rules, Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Donated product will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
  • Up to 10 Brocade donations may be requested within a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
  • Only organizations with annual operating budgets of $20 million or less are eligible to receive this donation.
  • This offer is not available to organizations in U.S. territories.
  • This donation is available to nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation and to public libraries. Public libraries must either have valid 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or be listed in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) database.
  • Religious organizations without a secular community designation are not eligible to participate in this program. A secular designation is defined as an organization separate from the church or religious organization that provides services to people regardless of their religious beliefs and does not propagate a belief in a specific faith.
  • This donation will not be made available to business and professional organizations; mutual organizations; employee or membership benefit organizations; sports, athletic, and social clubs; advocacy groups; or organizations with a primary focus on inner city and community activities, civil rights activities, litigation and legal aid activities, or legislative and political activities.
  • Recipient organizations must be willing and able to provide information to Brocade for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
  • Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.
  • Brocade products may not be transferred or resold.