HiveManager Classic 8.0r1 Upgrade?

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How has the upgrade from 6.8r7a to 8.0r1 gone for people? We are running hosted and are looking at doing this upgrade over the summer, and just wondering what we should be looking out for. We are new to Aerohive as of last summer, so this is our first upgrade, and we just want to make sure that is goes as smoothly as possible.

For more detail, we currently are running HM hosted (not on-prem) and have about 150 AP230s, with another 150 being installed in 3 weeks.

Would it be best to upgrade before we add in the new APs? Or wait an upgrade after?

Thanks, Tim
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Timothy Musa

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Col Hawksworth

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Our upgrade from 6.x to 8.x went smoothly - we use HMoL but it was seamless.  Upgraded HMoL first, then the APs.  Not one problem.  We only have 38 APs - I think it took about 15-20 mins to complete the entire upgrade.

Good luck with your 300 APs :-)

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I just upgraded ours and had to increase the system resources for the vm, but was planning to do that anyhow.  As for updating AP's I'm still working on it as I am replacing switches across all my campuses.
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Edu Tan

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Our upgrade went also smoothly. First HMOL to 8.0r1, then the AP's and BR's to the latest golden image. Some of them to the latest available image just to test.

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Bill W.

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I can't speak to HMOL because we are on-prem. But the upgrade is fairly simple process. The time it takes all depends upon the size of the database. Our database is about 1.66 GB. So it takes several hours to complete. I just start the upgrade at night on the weekend and check on it in the morning. We have been with Aerohive since around 2013, so I've been through major upgrades since version 5. They all run the same; backup database, upgrade HM, then full config and HiveOS upgrade to APs. Depending upon the number of APs you have, this last part can be the most time consuming part. We have over 10,000 devices, so it takes a very long time to update all of them after an HM update. Since you only have 150 now (300 future), it won't take that long.

It doesn't really matter if you do it before or after you install the new APs. But I would do it before. That way it will save you from having to do a second config and upgrade push. After any HM upgrade, you have to do a full config update to your devices. You don't have to upgrade the HiveOS (but you should).