Announcing HiveOS 6.5r7 "Golden" Release and HiveManager 8.0r1 Availability

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We are pleased and proud to announce that HiveOS 6.5r7 is now (28 April 2017) available for HiveManager On-premises and HiveManager Online (HMOL) customers.  HiveManager 8.0r1 for on-premises customers is being released at the same time. HiveManager customers should upgrade to version 8.0r1 of the management platform, first, before upgrading their HiveOS devices. HiveManager NG support for this version of HiveOS comes with the monthly HiveManager NG update (version 11.20) planned to release at the same time.

 

HiveOS 6.5r7 images are available for AP110, AP120, AP121, AP130, AP141, AP170, AP230, AP320, AP330, AP340, AP350, AP370, AP390, AP1130, SR2024P, SR2124P, SR2148P, VPN Gateway Appliance, and VPN Gateway Virtual Appliance.

 

This is Aerohive’s long-lived stable release branch of HiveOS, sometimes referred to in the industry as a “golden” release or branch of software.  In this release, we’ve fixed stability, performance and customer issues.  Adopters of this release branch will not have to worry about the introduction of new features introducing instability in their networks.  

 

For customers who have been waiting for this to get certain specific HiveOS bug-fixes, on-demand upgrades are available now for HMOL customers, using their normal process of contacting Technical Support. HiveManager On-premises customers can retrieve HiveManager version 8.0r1 from the Aerohive support portal. Self-upgrades, aka, “flying the bee”, will be enabled in a few weeks. HM Classic 8.0r1 provides an refreshed look and feel to enhance user experience.

 

Please consult with the release notes for the comprehensive list of bug-fixes. There were also some changes in behavior introduced in this release:

  • This release now prevents users from making channel and power changes that do not meet the new CE regulatory compliance requirements. This applies to the AP121, AP141, AP170, BR200, AP130, AP230, AP320, AP340, AP330, AP350, AP370, AP390, and AP1130, and only to purchasers of SKUs ending in “-CE”.

 

 Release notes are located at 

http://docs.aerohive.com/330000/docs/help/english/ng/Content/reference/new-features-and-enhancements.htm#new-feature-preview

http://docs.aerohive.com/330000/docs/help/english/documentation/8.0r1_HM_ReleaseNotes.pdf

http://docs.aerohive.com/330000/docs/help/english/documentation/6.5r7_HiveOS_ReleaseNotes.pdf

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Mike, should we expect a flying bee within HM?
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BJ,
Yes, but not for a couple weeks. Our normal release process is to make new software available for download from the support portal only, while enabling new VHM creation thru the sales processes to begin populating with the new HMOL version. About a week after the release (so, next weekend or early next week) we will allow self-upgrades but still not fly the bee. If all goes well, about a week after that we will finally "Fly the Bee". 


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Does this make HiveOS 8.0r1 golden for Ap250 or do we stay on 7.1.1r1
Its not clear?
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Kevin,
HiveOS 8.0r1 is much better than 7.x, and I strongly recommend all customers upgrade to this version.

Is it the Golden release yet? No, I would say that it is still a bronze or silver level of quality, and we still have some more features and capabilities we wish to add. Our definitions for these levels are not engraved in stone, they are somewhat fluid, but in general we won't declare a release branch to be Golden until we are very satisfied with the product quality and we have essentially frozen the feature-set. 

If you are a long-term Aerohive customer you may have observed that we didn't begin to declare our HiveOS 6.5rX branch for the 802.11n platforms as Golden until after we had already begun shipping 802.11ac hardware. The next wave of wi-fi evolution is 802.11ax. Connect the dots yourself...
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Kevin Whelan

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thanks, so is there guide or help for these new features, the SDR 2.4 radio smarts for example
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Hi Mike,

Great work and thanks for sharing!

I get questions regarding HiveOS announcements being missed by customers which aren't active on this forum. I urge then to go check this forum regularly, but there would still be a need for some sort of notification. Is there a mailing list they can subscribe to or a twitter account of some sort?
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I will ask around and will reply here once I have answers...