Updated! Official Aerohive K-12 Deployment Guides

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The Official Aerohive K-12 Deployment Guides were introduced several months ago.  It was noted at that time that they were continuously being updated.  I wanted to refresh this topic with links as there have been some updates. 

Today, these guides are focused on HiveManager Online 6.x.  Similar guides for HiveManager NG are in the works and expected to release in the coming months.  In addition, a Part 6 is planned around "Security and Monitoring" so look for that as well in the coming months.  The guides are comprehensive, including both physical design and configuration designs, all tested and verified by Aerohive experts.


Aerohive K-12 Education Deployment Guide, Parts 1-5
There are five parts in the series of guides about setting up Aerohive devices in a typical K-12 school environment.  Each part is a fairly short topic that develops an extended example running throughout the series.  Along the way there are numerous tips, suggestions, and alternative approaches.  Below are links.

Landing page for all guides and topics:

Education Solutions Landing Page

Individual Parts/Sections:

Part 1:  Planning:  This guide covers deployment planning, from setting coverage and capacity goals to conducting predictive and manual site surveys.  It concludes by introducing the plans for an example high school deployment using the AP230, AP130, and SR2148P devices.

Part 2:  Wireless Access:  In this guide, a network policy with three SSID's is described.  The guide shows how the SSID's help satisfy the coverage and capacity goals introduced in Part 1.

Part 3:  Ethernet Switching The configuration of the network policy started in Part 2 continues here.  It explains how to configure an SR2148P device template and multiple port types to support various types of ethernet traffic. 

Part 4:  High-density Radio Profiles:  The high-density radio profiles to support administration of large standardized online exams in the school cafeteria and gym are described in detail.  These settings were validated through testing at the Healdsburg Unified District Junior High School.  A summary of the test results appears at the end of the guide.

Part 5:  Bonjour Gateway:  By adding an Aerohive Bonjour Gateway to the network, you can make services for devices like printers and Apple TV's in the infrastructure devices subnet available to teachers, staff, and students in their respective subnets.  The configuration described in this part of the series describes how to make Bonjour services available between different subnets/VLANs by defining one Aerohive AP as a Bonjour Gateway.

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Hi is there a deadline for "Similar guides for HiveManager NG are in the works and expected to release in the coming months" all the screen dump is not for the NG cloud, more than a year old this post ! Regards Per
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In Part 2 of the guide it talks about setting up an IP network with 2046 possible host addresses, but I cannot locate any documentation that spells out exactly how to set that up. Does such a document exist? I have been told by Aerohive tech support that the max scope you can set up is 500 addresses, yet that is contradicted in part 2 of the guide.