HiveManager Online Upgrade Process - AP Upgrade Process

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Hello Aerohive Admins,

What is the impact of upgrading the software of HiveManager Online?  Will the upgrade force the AP's to be rebooted?

Is there a separate process for upgrading the AP's or will they get updated as part of HiveManager upgrade?





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The HiveManager/HiveManager Online/HiveManager NG firmware is independent of the access point firmware.  Unlike wireless LAN controllers you can have one firmware version on the HiveManager/HiveManager Online/HiveManager NG and another on the access points,  In fact, you can have multiple access point firmware versions and this can be extremely useful when you are testing a new access point firmware version.  The only dependency is that the HiveManager/HiveManager Online/HiveManager NG firmware must support the access point firmware(s) deployed.

When you upgrade the firmware on the HiveManager/HiveManager Online/HiveManager NG the access points will remain untouched but you will need to do a complete configuration update at some point.  This is due to the changes from the original HiveManager/HiveManager Online/HiveManager NG firmware to the new one.

The access point firmware is upgraded through the HiveManager/HiveManager Online/HiveManager NG.