What are the highlighted features of Aerohive HiveOS and HiveManager 5.1?

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HiveOS and HiveManager 5.1 include the industry’s first Bonjour Gateway, forced MDM enrollment/re-enrollment, and support for two additional platforms, the AP121 and AP141. More details on the new features can be found in the Aerohive Features and Benefits Overview for 5.1r1. A brief overview of the some highlighted features includes:

  • Bonjour Gateway: Aerohive devices can make network services advertised by Apple’s Bonjour protocol (such as AirPrint, AirPlay, file sharing, collaboration apps, etc) visible across different subnet/VLAN boundaries

  • MDM Enrollment: Aerohive devices deployed in an Apple environment can assist a JAMF Software Server (JSS) in the management of smart mobile devices. If the Aerohive device detects that a client is running iOS, the Aerohive device will query the JSS server about the MDM profile enrollment status of the client. If the client has not yet been installed or was uninstalled for any reason, the Aerohive device redirects the client to the JSS for enrollment before permitting access to the rest of the network

  • HiveManager Reporting Enhancements: There is a new Network Summary Report in HiveManager that summarizes network usage for a group of devices (building, floor, school, or campus) on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, and with the following views:



  1. Data Usage

  2. Clients

  3. SSID

  4. SLA Compliance

  5. Network Errors


The Network Summary report uses the folder concept from Topology Maps to allow organization of sets of Aerohive devices by folder, building, and floor. Reports are located as a new tab of their own besides the Monitor tab


  • Routing Enhancements: Aerohive Branch Routers now support policy based routing to choose destination routes based on identity and WAN connection. In addition, the branch routers can now support a device registration code for authenticated auto-provisioning, DirectIP support for automatic switching between LTE and EVDO on the Verizon network, and static route advertisements to the VPN gateway.


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