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Aerohive Networks is now a part of Extreme Networks, please visit Extreme Networks for the latest product offerings!

Aerohive's End of Life Access Points and HiveManager Licensing:
(This link provides you with the end of sale and support dates along with the replacement Extreme Networks WAPs)

Aerohive HiveManager Classic

  • Hive Manager Classic is "End of Sale" for new customers. Existing customers can purchase classic licenses / subscriptions until 12/31/2020
  • Hive Manager Classic Cloud has an "End of Support" date of 3/31/2023. HiveManager Classic On-Prem has an "End of Support" date of 3/21/2025
  • We should begin discussing migrating your clients to Extreme XIQ (Formerly HiveManager NG)

  • Microsoft Lync in Application Visibility & Control
    Technology Behind the Solution

    Microsoft Lync Server is an enterprise real-time communications server software, providing the infrastructure for enterprise instant messaging, presence, VoIP, ad hoc and structured conferences (audio, video and web conferencing) and PSTN connectivity through a third-party gateway or SIP trunk. Wireless LAN networks are seeing an increased use of Microsoft Lync for variety of use cases such as instant messaging (IM) and presence within a single organization. This includes support for rich presence information, file transfer and voice and video communication. The other major components are VoIP telephony and video conferencing through the desktop communicator client. Remote access is possible using the desktop, mobile and web clients.

    With the increasing use of Microsoft Lync as a collaboration tool, companies need the ability to detect, report, and optimize the performance of Microsoft Lync suite of applications in order to provide a superior quality of experience to their end users. In addition, companies that consider Microsoft Lync traffic to be mission-critical want the ability to make sure it gets higher priority than other applications running on the network.

    Application Visibility & Control (AVC)

    With Aerohive’s Application Visibility & Control (AVC) feature in HiveManager, Aerohive devices can now automatically detect Lync traffic and report it on HiveManager’s dashboard. Aerohive’s AVC feature in HiveManager helps IT administrators to view Lync traffic usage across different users, clients, devices, and locations. In addition, it can granularly control and prioritize different types of Lync traffic. Any traffic that originates from Lync Client to Lync Server or other Lync clients can be classified and prioritized to ensure guaranteed bandwidth.

    HiveManager Dashboard Showing Lync Traffic Usage
    HiveManager Dashboard Showing Lync Traffic Usage