HiveManager 6.2 Datasheet

HiveManager 6.2
Network Management System
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.
HiveManager 6.2 is an enterprise-
class NMS for Aerohive devices.
Aerohive combines enterprise-class access points, branch routers, and switches 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 console for the
entire network which enables global policy, configuration, and monitoring with full application
visibility of thousands of APs, routers, and switches. HiveManager lowers operating costs by
speeding deployment, configuration and monitoring of the entire network.
Features & Benefits
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 OS X browser. Aerohive devices
connect to the HiveManager using the secure CAPWAP-DTLS protocol which traverses
NAT and firewalls. It is possible to bring up an entire enterprise-class network in just a few
minutes. HiveManager offers other key benefits, including:
Configure wireless, switching, routing, and
services on a single unified policy with a
cohesive workflow
Optimize user experience by harnessing the
power of real-time application visibility and
policy enforcement at the network edge
• Customizable dashboard with application visibility and control based on user idenity
• Unified policy, configuration, and reporting with contextual awareness for wirless, routing, switching, VPN, IP address management, and security polocoes
• Streamline 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 troubleshootong
• Spectrum analysis to detect and identify non-wi-fi sources of interference at 2.4GHz of 5GHz
• Client device and Operating System Reporting with top clients by usage, peak treands per SSID, and client distribution by Aerohive device
• Powerful device templates and device classification tags allow applying custom configurations across device groups based on hierarchy, location, or function
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 sero-configuration deployment, integrated IP address managemnet and virtual
HiveManagers, HiveManager provides market-leading unified managemnet, monitoring, and
remoting visibility for all your Aerohive devices.
HiveManager High-Capacity Appliance
Aerohive Networks, Inc.
330 Gibraltar Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089 USA
phone 408.510.6100
toll-free 866.918.9918
fax 408.510.6199
HiveManager Virtual Appliance
Maximum APs
without AVC
Maximum APs
with AVC
Maximum Virtual
* Scalability dependent on VMWare server and deployment configuration. **Based on host platform’s hardware configuration.
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Product Features
Simple Central Management
• Unified access, policy, configuration, and
management for thousands of Aerohive devices
• Web-based administration with STML5-enhanced
graphical user interface
• User group policies can be applied networkwide
or individual Aerohive devices and enforced
consistently across both wireless and wired
• Powerful policy template feature enables updates
to groups of APs, branch routers, and switches
with a few clicks
• Simple centralized firmware upgrades with
distributed download functionality to decrease
WAN utlilzation & download time
• Stage configuration and auto-provisioned image
updates ensure devices are updated when they
reconnect to HiveManager
Personalize your dashboard with customizable widgets and built-in contextual filters that
enable detailed network visibility across your entire deployment
RF Planning and Visualization
• Network maps with integrated aerial views and
automatic floor planning enable easy visualization
of topology and status
• Real-time heat-maps show RF propagation within
a network
• State-of-the-art Planning Tool with aerial maps,
multi-floor auto-placement, coverage maps, and
option to clone buldings and floors
• Built-in client and rogue location detection and
placement on a floorplan
• Spectrum analysis to detect and identify sources
of Wi-Fi interference
• Geo-coded topology hierarchy with automatic
area maps
HiveManager Virtalization
• Provides the ability to run multiple virtual
Hivemanagers on a single HiveManager appliance
• Virtual HiveManagers enable complete separation
of administration for large enterprises, managed
services, and multitenant environments
• Supports up to 500 virtual HiveManagers
Zero Config Installation AP Deployment
• APs, branch routers, and switches can
automatically discover their HiveManger on the
same subnet or use DNS, DHCP or the Aerohive
Redirector Service to find a HiveManager
anywhere in the world
• Automatically provision and update or quarantine
new Aerohive Devices
View detailed application usage information
across your entire network and see exactly how
your valuable bandwidth is being consumed
Design and monitor your network using
topology maps with integrated aerial views
and automatic floor planning as well as realtime heat maps to show wireless coverage
Product Specifications
HiveManager High-Capacity Device Specifications
• Form factor: 1U rack-mountable device
• Chassis dimensions: 17” W x 1 3/4” H x 16 1/3”
D (43.1 cm W x 4.4 cm H x 41.5 cm D)
• Weight: 18 lb. (8.2 kg)
• Console Port: RJ-45
• USB port: standard Type A USB 2.0 port
• Ethernet ports: 6 autosensing
• Cooling: Processor - 3x CPU fans with fan duct,
1 system collong fan
• Memory: 8GB
• Maximum AP capacity with AVC settings turned
on is 3000
VMWare Specifications
Required: HiveManager 64bit Virtual Appliance
Recommended Minimum Hardware (1,500 APs)
• Minimum processor: Dual Core 2GHz or better
• Minimum memory: 8GB total (4GB deducated to
the VM, 4GB dedicated to the database)
• Minimum disk: 256GB 15K RPM SAS 6Gbps
Recommended Hardware (5,000 APs)
• Minimum processor: 2x Quad Core CPUs or
• Minimum memory: 8GB total (4GB dedicated to
the VM, 4GB dedicated to the database)
High Availability
• Minimum disk: 500GB 15K RPM SAS 6Gbps
• Disaster recovery high availability support with
(min of 256GB dedicated to the database)
automated database synchronization
Power Specifications
Recommended Hardware (15,000 APs)
• Designed to work across multiple sites and/or
• ATX (Advanced Technology Extended) autodata centers
switching power supply with PFC (power factor • Minimum processor: 4x Quad Core CPUs or
Granular Control
• Application Q0S and Firewall with detailed user
• Minimum memory: 16GB total (8GB dedicated to
- Input: 100 - 240 VAC and device context-based policies
the VM, 8GB dedicated to the database)
- Output: 250 watts
• Configuration of cloud proxy to split Internet
• Minimum disk: 500GB 15K RPM SAS 6Gbps
and corporate VPN traffic with integration to
(Min of 256GB dedicated to the database)
SVT 18AWG cord with an NEMA5-15p threeWebsense SaaS
• Maximum AP capacity with AVC settings turned
• Configuration of L2 and L3 IPSec VPNS
prong male plug and three-pin socket
on is 6000
• Automatic and flexible IP address allocation and
Environmental Specifications
distribution across entire remote branch network
• Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) Tested Virtulization Platforms
• TeacherView Application included to monitor and
• ESXi 4.1 or better
• Storage temperature: -4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)
redirect student wireless clients during class time
• VMware Player
• Relative humidity: 5% - 95% (noncondensing)
• VMware Fusion
Reporting and Monitoring
• Pre-defined dashboard widgets organized into
customizable, pre-admin perspectives
• Layer 7 application dashboard and reports by
usage, clients, users, location, and SSID
• Customized application definitions for use in
context-based Q0S and firewall policies
• Configuration audit capabilities ensure all
configurations are up to date
• Bandwidth usage, client, user activity, OS
distribution, and SLA compliance reports
• Rogue and external AP and Clients collection and
• Real-time monitoring of alarms and events
• PCI 3.0 Compliance Reporting
HiveManager NMS Virtual Appliance with included 3 licenses, 0
Aerohive device licenses VMware ESX or Player
HiveManager High-Capacity 1U Appliance with included 3VHM licenses,
0 Aerohive device licenses, non-redundant HDD and power supply
HiveManager Licenses
1 Aerohive device license for HiveManager
1 VHM license for HiveManager