How do I Switch from HMOL to NG? Should I? What is the cost?

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So Hivemanager NG has been out for a while now and there has been a lot of "buzz" about it.  I have always been interested in a migration but cost as well as its infancy posed some hesitation for me.  I am looking to get some base info from some people who may have gone through this migration already as to its merit and costs.  All thoughts are welcome.  Thanks!
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Derek

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No cost to you other than Tine and effort to move to.  We have started to move all our clients over.  You basically create an account, add your exisining licenses they will all work.  Then you set it up in the same way as HMOL, map out your locations, create your Wifi networks.  Once ready you move your WAPS over one at a time is how we did it and all during the day in realtime.  You basically remove them from HMOL you get prompted to set it to factory default (do this it works best) then as that does its thing.  You go into NG and import your WAP, after 10-15mins it apears and it gets its config.  All good.  After a while we got confident so started to do more than one at a time.
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Hieu Nguyen

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how about migrate from HM Classical on Premise to HM NG On Premise. this is same, right?
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Daniel Lima

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We have a License active in HM Classical and I removed all access Points, however wuen I try migrate the license for  HMNG the message: License Server Error: This entitlement key has already been used by another system. How can I remove the license from HM classic and instalall in NG
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You have to contact Aerohive Support (or your Reseller) so that they can reset the keys.
Also make sure that you apply the original Entitlement key first, even if it's already expired, because it includes the HM-VA license itself.
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Oh awesome! I will have to start that. Thanks for your reply!  From your response you've had no trouble with the transition? Did you get your license info from HMOL? Where did you create an account? Has anyone else experience something similar, or perhaps it was not as delightful?
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Just create an account on cloud.aerohive.com. (I would recommend to use a different email then on HMOL6). Do the configuration, test it and migrate all the access points to ng
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Agree with Jonas,  create a new login we usually do a generic distribution list such as itadmin@mydomain.com.  All the licenses are in the HMOL and you can copy and past the keys from there.  You can export them to an xml but I couldn't find any import functions.  To date we migrated 4 schools with approx 50 AP's from AP330's to AP121 and a couple of AP1130's.  All you need is a few hrs and some patients.
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Aaron Valente

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I think the building of all of my configurations will be the biggest issue.  Is there no way to export and import user profiles and such?
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Aaron Valente

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Oh that's unfortunate.  I'm going to need to rebuild my radius configurations carefully then! 
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Rick Barragan

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Does anyone know if Aerohive has a checklist of some kind to ensure all critical steps (automated or manual) were executed? Having a hard time finding migration information from AH On Prem to AHNG.

- Rick B.
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That would be great! I'm currently mimicking my hmol onto ng and without extensive testing it would be nice to know I've got it all sorted.
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Rick Barragan

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RTFM (or other resources) I guess! :|
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We have the same concern. We are in discussion with product manager of next gen HM, to get a tool that will do that.
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I would strongly suggest that you run a HG instance in parallel to your Classic while you migrate.  There are a number of Classic features not currently implemented in NG and vice versa.  I found that I had to "migrate" some Classic features to the NG replacements, which are commonly different, so you need to ensure you have user sell-in.
The feature that caused me the most issues was reoccurring PPSKs in Classic.  There is no NG equivalent.