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Create Your Own Virtual Machine Lab in Less Than 1 Hour

1

Request Download

To get started with your free trial you will need to fill out the Download Request form. Upon submission, you will be able to download the ISO file directly on our website or from our welcome email. The installation of Fabric is a very simple process that can be accomplished with a USB, ISO, or PXE boot.
2

Install Software

It takes only 8 minutes to install Fabric CE  using the ISO boot process.  Once the boot wizard is launched, you will be able to configure the host or VM, boot system to the Install menu, and select the disk(s) intended for installation. The complete steps are outlined in our quick installation guide.
3

Activate License

Once you have installed Fabric CE you will need to register your ClusterID so we can generate and activate your license key. CE comes with a one year license but is limited in functionalities. Should you wish to upgrade to the full version of Hive Fabric, you will need to request a new license key to unlock the full functionality.
4

Configure

It usually takes 30 minutes to configure Fabric CE. You can read our configuration guides to learn how you can leverage in-memory primary storage, consume local and external NFS storage, There is no limitation on the amount of external storage, RAM or local storage that can be deployed.

Hardware Agnostic VM Software

Hive is an intelligent solution that works on any X86 server

How-to Videos

  • Hive Fabric Introduction
  • Installation Guide
  • How to Create a VDI Template
  • Desktop Pool Creation
  • In-Memeory Storage & RAM Export Size
  • How to Create a Virtual Machine
  • How to Enable GPU Acceleration
  • How to Deploy Nvme Cache
  • Storage Configuration
  • How to Configure Memory as Primary Storage
  • One Click Deduplication

Hive Fabric Introduction

Hive Fabric Introduction

Installation Guide

Installation Guide

How to Create a VDI Template

How to Create a VDI Template

How to Create a Desktop Pool

How to Create a Desktop Pool

In-Memeory Storage & RAM Export Size

In-Memeory Storage & RAM Export Size

How to Create a Virtual Machine

How to Create a Virtual Machine

How to Enable GPU Acceleration

How to Enable GPU Acceleration

How to Deploy Nvme Cache

How to Deploy Nvme Cache

Storage Configuration

Storage Configuration

How to Configure Memory as Primary Storage

How to Configure Memory as Primary Storage

One Click Deduplication

One Click Deduplication

Hive Fabric Solution Brief, Installation Guide and FAQs

VDI Templates
How-to Guide

A virtual desktop or virtual machine has three critical parts: the template, the optimized golden image, and the Delta disk. Getting VDI templates right the first time around is essential for successful VDI deployments. Learn how to build the perfect template that will make your life easier.

Hive Fabric CE
Introduction Guide

Download this guide to get all your questions about Fabric and Fabric CE answered. From the difference in functionalities between the two editions to how to create a desktop pool or installing Hive Fabric as a Virtual Machine.

Hive Fabric
Installation Guide

Download this guide to get the step-by-step instructions on how to install Hive Fabric with an ISO boot process and the Fabric First Boot Wizard. You will also learn how to configure the host and activate your license.

Bare Metal Still Too Much Metal?

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Request Access to our Own Demo Lab

No time to install Fabric CE? No worries, we’ll set you up with a read-only access to our own demo lab. Within minutes, you’ll be able to test-drive Hive’s intuitive UI and see how it makes deploying or maintaining desktop, storage, and application pools easy. And, best of all, it happens in real-time.

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Build Your Home Virtual Machine Lab on a NUC

No space for a server rack in your basement? No worries, you don’t necessarily need a powerful server. You can go small and deploy CE on a NUC. The only requirements you will have to meet are 32GB of RAM, an Intel Quad Core CPU, and 512GB of storage.

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