Virtual SmartZone - Essentials (vSZ-E)

NFV-based WLAN Controller for Mid-Size Enterprises

WiFi is faced with growing challenges in delivering high-performance and reliable WiFi. Enterprises must meet consumer needs for high-density, flexibility, and cost efficiency. The Ruckus virtual SmartZone – Essentials (vSZ-E) is a virtualized WLAN controller solution that meets these demands.

Designed for small, medium and large enterprises, the Ruckus vSZ-E delivers the cost and flexibility of virtualization with the scaling capabilities of the SmartZone Software Platform. This new WiFi platform offers ‘WiFi-as-you-grow’— the capability for your network to grow with and adapt to the changing needs of your business and deliver an optimal wireless experience.

  • Performance and scalability: Supports 1,024 APs and 25,000 WiFi clients per vSZ-E instance.
  • Network Flexibility: deploy a virtual controller that addresses the particular scale and performance needs of your business and your network.
  • WiFi as you grow: easily transition from another SmartZone WiFi controller to either vSZ version with Smart Licensing.

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  • Number of APs supported
    3000 per cluster
  • Clients
    60,000 per cluster
  • Physical size
  • Ethernet ports
    1 vNIC
  • Authentication support
    802.1x, local database, Active Directory, RADIUS, LDAP
  • Guest networking / captive portal
  • DHCP server
  • AP discovery and control
  • Management interface
    Web, SCI
  • Management protocol(s)
    SNMP v3
  • VLAN support
    Dynamic VLANs
  • Deployment
    Local Breakout
  • Power supply
  • Fans