Aerohive HiveFeed: September 2018

Welcome to this September edition of HiveFeed from Aerohive. HiveFeed is your go-to place for monthly insider updates, keeping you in the loop with everything Aerohive. I’m Nathaniel Moore from the Products team and I’ll be spilling the details in this September update. If you have any questions or comments, drop me a message @nathoware on Twitter or email me – hivefeed@aerohive.com 

Announcements

Let’s kick off with some announcements.

Aerohive 802.11ax, 802.11ax, 802.11ax!

Aerohive HiveManager AP650

Last month Aerohive lit the 802.11x fuse by certifying and shipping 802.11ax APs globally. This month, we released a wealth of information for our 802.11ax portfolio including full, updated data sheets for the AP650, AP650X and AP630.

Aerohive HiveManager 802.11ax

If you’re looking for vendor-neutral material, we also published the 802.11ax for dummies book.

If you want to learn more about 802.11ax, we also have a number of blogs here.

Client 360 Enhancements

Aerohive HiveManager

Back in June, we released Client 360, a new monitoring tool, enhanced by machine learning, it intelligently collates a wealth of data pertaining to client operation, connectivity health, faults, and performance, and presents them in a simple, informative way. In turn, this information can be used to quickly identify and resolve network errors and optimize performance.

In a recent update, additional visibility is available into the Wi-Fi client experience. Among the enhancements is the ability to see more information about the connection stages, allowing administrators to identify which step of the connection process is showing potential bottlenecks and issues.

More information here.

Aerohive SD-WAN Enhancements

Yup, even more SD-WAN enhancements! Last month saw a bunch of additional features and improvements including:

  • Port Forwarding Configuration
  • DHCP Reservation
  • Additional Dynamic DNS Options
  • WAN Latency Tracking
  • Additional VPN Troubleshooting Capabilities
  • VPN Management and Configuration Workflow Improvements

Aerohive HiveManager

More information here.

Additional Dell Switch Support

Additional Dell switches are now supported in HiveManager. The full list of currently supported Dell N-Series switches can be found below, with those recently added in bold:

N1108T-ON

N1108P-ON

N1124T-ON

N1124P-ON

N1148T-ON

N1148P-ON

N1524

N1524P

N1548

N1548P

N2024

N2024P

N2048

N2048P

N2128PX-ON

N3024

N3024P

N3024F

N3024ET-ON

N3024EP-ON

N3024EF-ON

N3048

N3048P

N3048EP-ON

N3048ET-ON

N3132PX-ON

N1100-Series-Stack

N1500-Series-Stack

N2000-Series-Stack

N2100-Series-Stack

N3000-Series-Stack

N3100-Series-Stack

N3000E-Series-Stack

Cloud Configuration Groups

What is a cloud configuration group? For those Aerohive veterans out there, think of this as device classifications 2.0. For everyone else, this feature is designed to extend Aerohive’s powerful Network Policy logic and simplify network administration. Cloud Configuration Groups is a new form of device classification that adds more flexibility when configuring network policies. It also allows network administrators to create a single network policy that can span the entire enterprise network.

More information here.

Did you know?

Do you know the benefits of migrating from HiveManager Classic to HiveManager? These are just a few of them:

  • Additional Device Support (including new Aerohive APs, switches and SD-WAN routers)
  • Multi-Language GUI Support
  • Switch Stacking Support
  • Remote Packet Capture
  • Privacy Features Including GDPR-Related Tools
  • Client 360
  • Built-in Presence Analytics
  • Improved Workflows
  • SD-WAN
  • VHM Switching and External Access Capability
  • Advanced Spectrum Intelligence
  • Comparative Analytics
  • Guest Management 2.0 with PPSK
  • Client Monitor 2.0
  • Hierarchal HiveManager (HHM)
  • 30-Day Retention
  • PCI 3.2 Compliance Reporting
  • Private Client Groups (PCG)
  • New Cloud Architecture
  • Frequent Updates
  • API Suite

If you’re interested in migrating from HiveManager Classic to HiveManager or want to know more about these features, get in touch with your Aerohive representative and they’ll be happy to assist.

Sneak Peek

Back in July, we introduced built-in presence analytics for HiveManager. Coming soon, expect to see the first of many enhancements. This initial update will deliver an overall interface revamp and add additional charts and statistical visualizations. Check out an in-development preview screen below (subject to change):

Aerohive HiveManager

 

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Nathaniel Moore (CWNE #222) is a Product Marketing Manager for Aerohive Networks with experience as a Systems Engineer in computer networking and wireless systems across multi-vendor solutions.

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