HiveManager NG why?

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Why should you upgrade to HM NG?
 Seems pretty lackluster to me, a lot of functions are missing, the only thing that's nice as a consultant is that you can use the same login for several Hives.
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Jesper Gustafsson

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Nick Lowe, Official Rep

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Jesper,

What's missing that you use?

Nick
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Jesper Gustafsson

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SSH Proxy is a pretty big thing that's missing, BR's aren't supported yet (afaik), you can't upload captive web portal to the AP's (you need an external one).
This was the last time I checked which was 2-3 months ago, don't know if any of these functions has been added yet.

//Jesper
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Nick Lowe, Official Rep

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I think the key point that you are missing is that HM-NG is under active, iterative and phased development. It will, for example, get support for the BRs.

The key focus was, sensibly, to get the features that most people need and use in first.

Where there is something in classic HM that's not available in HM-NG that you use today, don't move to it yet.

Nick
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Jesper Gustafsson

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I know it's under development, but Aerohive keeps asking us why we don't sell it.

Hopefully we'll get some of those functions soonTM so I won't have to remember 20 logins!

//Jesper
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Matt Kopp

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20 Logins?!  If you're using traditional HMOL, and you're an Aerohive Partner, you can speak with your Channel Account Manager and obtain a Partner VHM Manager - this would be a proverbial epiphany.  It's also further testament as to why to avoid HMNG - since the closest thing to this is to add the 'delegated' admin in HMNG; still annoying, however.
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Bill Gibson

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11 months later, and we're still asking this question.
Here is the feature set sheet, but it would be helpful to know what is unique to NG
http://www.aerohiveworks.com/datasheets/Aerohive_Datasheet_HiveManager_NG.pdf
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Dennis Hamman

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Don't forget device classification TAGs those are pretty nice.
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Luke Harris

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I'm still waiting on an equivalent to the reporting features and functions present within HM 6.x - it's all very well that NG is built on data lake architecture which allows you to log seemingly infinite amounts of client data should your infrastructure allow for it. But what good is it when you are unable to interpret that data in a meaningful way. 

Also the removal of device/classification tags is another reason for not moving over.  
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Bill Gibson

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A feature matrix would be great.