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The HiveManager Online Network Management Service is an enterprise-class management system, delivered as a cloud-enabled service for Aerohive access points and routers.

Aerohive HiveManager Network Management System

Network Management with HiveManager Online

Aerohive Networks HiveManager NMS is a management system for Aerohive networking products. HiveManager enables simple policy creation, firmware upgrades, configuration updates, and centralized monitoring from a single console.

Aerohive combines enterprise-class access points and branch routers with a suite of Cooperative Control protocols and functions to provide unified wired and wireless access that ensures consistent policy, permissions, and security based on identity and device type regardless of user location.

HiveManager provides a centralized management instance for the entire network which enables global policy management as well as the configuration, monitoring and reporting of many APs and routers. HiveManager lowers operating costs by speeding deployment, configuration and monitoring of the wireless network.

Overview Features
Overview Documentation

Features

HiveManager Type Features
HiveManager Online Express Mode
  • Simple, company-wide guided policy configuration
  • One user-type per SSID
  • Supports Aerohive access points only
HiveManager Online Enterprise Mode
  • Sophisticated object-based WLAN Policy Configurations
  • Custom firewall, QoS, and Tunnel policies per user
HiveManager Virtual Appliance
  • Lowest cost on-site deployment option
  • Supports 5,000 Access Points with specified hardware
  • Supports up to 500 Virtual HiveManagers
HiveManager 1U Appliance
  • Dedicated appliance
  • Supports 500 Access Points
  • Supports 5 Virtual HiveManagers
HiveManager High-Capacity 2U Appliance
  • Supports redundant power and hard drives
  • Supports 5,000 Access Points
  • Supports up to 500 Virtual HiveManagers

Bringing up a network of Aerohive devices is as easy as plugging them in and browsing to the HiveManager web interface on a Windows, Linux, or Mac OSX browser. Aerohive devices connect to the HiveManager using the secure CAPWAP-DTLS protocol which traverses NAT and firewalls. It is possible to bring up a wireless LAN and L3 branch routing network in just a few minutes.

HiveManager Online comes in two flavors:
Express, for simpler AP-only deployments, and Enterprise, a powerful network management system for managing both access points and branch routers. Express, designed for smaller deployments, streamlines the interface without compromising on enterprise-class features. Enterprise offers the full capabilities of the HiveManager platform for larger organizations with sophisticated policy sets and the management of routers as well as wi-fi access points. HiveManager Online enables administrators to start with Express and seamlessly upgrade to Enterprise as their needs change.

HiveManager offers other key benefits, including:

  • Customizable dashboard and reporting
  • Streamlined Express mode, designed for Wi-Fi networking deployments
  • Advanced Enterprise mode which supports larger organizations with sophisticated policy requirements
  • Integrated Planner, Packet Capture, and Client Tracker tools to enable easy scoping, deployment, and remote troubleshooting
  • Spectrum analysis to detect and identify non-wi-fi sources of interference at 2.4GHz or 5GHz
  • Intuitive, unified management interface for wireless, routing, VPN, IP address management, and security policies
  • Client-device and Operating System Reporting with top clients by usage, peak trends per SSID, and client distribution by AP

HiveManager is accessible via a web browser on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X, providing a robust web application interface. with which to access management interface. With advanced features like zero-configuration deployment, integrated IP address management and virtual HiveManagers, HiveManager provides market-leading unified management, monitoring, and remote visibility for all your Aerohive devices.