What is HiveOS?

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HiveOS is Aerohive’s operating system for its APs. HiveOS runs a suite of cooperative control protocols and functions that provide dynamic layer 2 (MAC-based) routing, automatic radio channel and power selection, and fast/secure roaming without requiring controllers. HiveOS provides all of the benefits of a traditional wireless LAN solution, but without requiring a controller or an overlay network.
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Is there a GUI for HiveOS or is it just a just CLI
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HiveManager is the graphical interface that you use to configure and manage APs, it is either cloud hosted or runs in a VM. It is separate and independent to HiveOS.

There is no graphical interface to configure APs available in HiveOS itself on an AP other than something intentionally rudimentary to set basic parameters like IP, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS and the address of a HiveManager server. There is also a facility to update the firmware.

These are conveniences to get an AP talking to HiveManager. It is usually not needed.
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Thanks Nick,  I have been exploring the CLI and found the command "hiveui" which seems to populate more details and configuration options using the GUI.

I have submitted the form to AeroHive a couple of times and heard nothing back although I am now getting news released from them now so they have received the request.  It seems that HiveManager Express is the way to go but can't get a user account to get started and follow the configuration videos.

Thanks
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HiveManager is a paid for service and it currently isn't available for second hand, after market APs.

See: https://community.aerohive.com/aerohive/topics/transfer-aps-from-one-account-to-another
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Thanks Nick, that make a lot of sense now.  It does look however that the hiveui command has opened up local AP for further configuration so not all lost.