Hosting Hivemanager on Amazon's cloud

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Hi all,

Out of curiosity: who was been able to host Hivemanager on Amazon's cloud environment or any other similar cloud platform?

Having Aerohive host your HMOL is nice if it's for your own network or you have a few customer, but being an MSP and having a large number of customer does not fit well with HMOL. Hosting your own HM's is great but having them run on cloud based platforms like EC2 would be even better.

Cheers.

Steven
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steven

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Hi Steven, 

I actually don't know but I think this is a cool idea. I don't see any reason this would not work.


Gregor
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Steven,
Aerohive uses several different cloud vendors, including AWS, for our HMOL servers. Why roll your own? Are the partner admin functions in HMOL not sufficient for you?
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Hi Mike
actually thin answer is definitely disappointing.
Owning a HM gives a MSP the opportunity to buy perpetual AP licenses instead of annual renew... no one needs do explane the benefits involved.
Part of HMOL is already on AWS so why not offering an AMI?
The only reason I see is commercial.
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Praveen Raghuraman

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Hi Steven,

Thanks for your comments and input. We will consider this so that we can better address it as an offering targeted as MSPs like yours.
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Actually we have been able to migrate HiveManager on AWS.
For sure this has NOT been done with Aerohive support since they just said "it is not supported"
The only way we have found is through nested virtualization.
What you need is:
m3.large instance on AWS running Windows Server 2003R2 x64
VMWARE Workstation
HiveManager 32bit OVA file
Deploy VM
Add vmx.allowNested = TRUE in the vmx file
Use NAT interfaces (bridged not supported)

Have fun
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Marco,
Congrats, that's pretty innovative.