Hivemanager migration

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Hi everybody,

We are planning to migrate our Hivemanager (on-premise) to a VM in the cloud. Our supplier gave us the option to deliver a machine running CentOS on which they can import the OVA we currently use for our HM. However, if they import the OVA, the VM is unsupported due to the fact that CentOS is not set up by them. Ofcourse, we require support on the VM. So, the main question is, is it possible to install the HiveManager on a new CentOS machine, or is it only possible to use a OVA for the HiveManager?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Posted 3 years ago

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J. Goodnough, Champ

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It seems to me that migrating your on-premise HM to the cloud defeats the entire purpose of having HM on-premise. Why would you avoid migrating to HMOL in this case?
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No, it is not remotely reasonably possible to install the HiveManager to the new CentOS machine.

Why do you feel you need them to 'support' the VHM? What are you expecting them to do? It is a closed system that's maintained by Aerohive through the updates that they supply and you apply.
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Thanks for your replies!

Basicly, we are able to buy a VM running CentOS from our supplier. If they have to import the OVA, CentOS is not installed on their terms, thus no support. I would like support in case the machine goes down or something else goes wrong. The other way is running a VM player on one of our VM's, which actually defeats the purpose.

Reason we don't move to HMOL (which was a consideration) is that we have a license for a on premise HM. If we switch to HMOL we probably have to buy an additional license.
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There's no specific licensing for HMOL, I'd advise talking to your reseller and getting this sorted out.
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Hans,
I agree with J. Goodnough, if you want to move from on-premises HM to a cloud implementation, then you should talk to your reseller and Aerohive Support -- I am sure that can assist and make it worth your while to go to HMOL instead of trying to create a private cloud instance. Yes, there are differences in the way that they are sold and entitled, but I am sure they can minimize your pain.
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Hi guys,

In this case, this reseller is managing their customers in a Wireless as a Service construction.
@Hans: It's absolutely possible to move over to HMOL. I will be contacting you tomorrow to discuss the possibilities.

Best regards,
Sjoerd
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Sjoerd de Jong, Employee

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Oh and if anyone is wondering why this wiseguy is commenting in this conversation, I work at the Aerohive Distributor (Exclusive Networks NL), Hans is one of our partners :-)
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Oh, hey Sjoerd, awesome haha! Talk to you tomorrow than! Thnx!