Ruckus Wireless ZoneDirector 5000, Licensed for up to 100 ZoneFlex Access Points, DC Power Supplies, Fans, Rail Kit


Ruckus ZoneDirector 5000 – Network management device – 2 ports – GigE – DC power – 2U – rack-mountable

SKU: 901-5100-US00 Category: Brand: Ruckus Wireless


The Most Affordable and Scalable Wireless LAN controller in its class
The Ruckus Wireless ZoneDirector™ 5000 (ZD5000) is the first WLAN controller to uniquely combine power, simplicity and scalability into an affordable system.

Supporting up to 20,000 clients and 2048 WLANs per device, the ZD5000 manages up to 1000 ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi access points from a single location.

Unlike conventional wireless LAN systems that are costly, complex and cumbersome to deploy, the ZD5000 is designed for simplicity and ease of use. It’s ideal for any large-scale enterprise requiring a highperformance wireless LAN that can be easily deployed and managed.

The ZD5000 integrates the Ruckus Smart/OS application engine that delivers advanced features such as smart wireless meshing, high availability, hot spot authentication, elegant guest networking and dynamic Wi-Fi security.

Deployed and operated by non-wireless experts and installed quickly and easily, with the ZD5000, any organization with limited IT staff and budget can create a robust and secure multimedia WLAN in a matter of minutes.

The ZD5000 easily integrates with network, security and authentication infrastructure already in place and is easily configured through a pointand-click web wizard. Ruckus ZoneFlex APs automatically discover and are configured by the ZoneDirector.

Redundant and secure, the ZD5000 provides WLAN-wide network, security, RF and location management within a single, easy-to-use and affordable WLAN system.


  • Super scalable – Supporting up to 1,000 APs and 20,000 clients per device, the ZoneDirector 5000 easily serves the largest campus deployments
  • IT lite deployment in 5 minutes, simple to use and manage – Web-based configuration wizard configures an entire WLAN in minutes. ZoneFlex APs auto-discover the ZoneDirector. Centralized management and automatic, real-time optimization of entire WLAN
  • Advanced WLAN features and functions – Advanced wireless networking features include rogue AP detection, interference detection, band steering, airtime fairness, role-based user policies, per-user rate-limiting, hotspot and guest networking services
  • Smart meshing streamlines costly and complex deployment – Integrated Ruckus Smart Mesh Networking technology automates deployment, eliminates the need to run Ethernet cable to every Smart Wi-Fi access point. Adaptable architecture with Hybrid Mesh extends the wireless network through Ethernet-connected APs, increasing system performance through better spatial reuse
  • Automatic user security – Dynamic PSK eliminates the requirement to configure and update individual PC client devices with unique encryption keys. Dynamic VLAN assignment seamlessly extends existing security policies to the WLAN
  • Easy monitoring and troubleshooting – Customizable dashboard provides comprehensive at-a-glance network snapshot and allows drill down to troubleshoot wireless problems
  • Distributed forwarding architecture – Maximizes data throughput by sending all data traffic directly from the access points to the wired network

Additional information

Weight 65 lbs
Dimensions 20.00 × 17.10 × 3.50 in
Product Description Ruckus ZoneDirector 5000 - network management device
Device Type Network management device
Form Factor Rack-mountable
Localization United States
Ports Qty 2
Capacity Manageable access points: 100
Power DC -48 -60 V
Power Redundancy Yes
Manufacturer Warranty Limited lifetime warranty
Built-in Devices LED panel
Connectivity Technology Wired
Remote Management Protocol SNMP 1, SNMP 2, SNMP 3, CLI
Status Indicators Power, status
Features DHCP support, load balancing, VLAN support, DoS attack prevention, firmware upgradable, Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support, Quality of Service (QoS), Ad-Hoc Mode, RADIUS support, DHCP server, anti-spoofing protection
Encryption Algorithm AES, TKIP, WPA, WPA2
Authentication Method RADIUS, LDAP, Active Directory
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.11e
Interfaces 2 x 1000Base-T - RJ-45 u00a6 1 x management - RJ-45 u00a6 4 x USB - Type A
Power Device Internal power supply - hot-plug
Voltage Required DC -48 -60 V
Service & Support Limited warranty - lifetime
Min Operating Temperature 41 u00b0F
Max Operating Temperature 104 u00b0F