Hive Fabric CE
VM Software Free Trial Edition
Create Your Own Virtual Machine Lab in Less Than 1 Hour
- Hive Fabric CE Overview
- Cluster Administration
- Cluster Resource Scheduling
- Desktop Broker Connection
- Local Disk and in RAM Storage
- Hyperconverged Storage
- External storage
- Desktop Pools
- Application Pool
- Virtual Machine Administration
- GPU Acceleration
- Performance Manager
Hive Fabric CE Overview
What is Hive Fabric CE?CE is Hive Fabric's free trial community edition. It is an intelligent virtualization software that gives you the ability to create 5 virtual machines on one single host. It is a hardware-agnostic bare metal install that works on any x86 server. Fabric CE is perfect for people who are looking to build a small virtual machine lab to test-drive Hive Fabric. CE's cluster functIonalities can be unlocked by requesting a license upgrade.
Cluster AdministrationHive Fabric supports clustering multiple hosts together allowing for cross-server administration, resource load balancing and simple administration of a large number of hosts. The cluster is overseen by the Central Management Appliance. This role is assigned to the first server that forms the cluster but can be moved around the cluster. To deploy multiple hosts, you will need to upgrade your license.
Cluster Resource Scheduling
Cluster Resource SchedulingCluster Resource Scheduling ensures even distribution of Virtual Machines and optimal use of cluster resources. CRS prevents a host from overloading. This service uses algorithms to measure the current system load over a period of time and nominate guests as migration candidates. Upgrade to Hive Fabric to unlock the CRS feature.
Desktop Broker Connection
Desktop Broker ConnectionThe Desktop Broker allows admins to enable secure remote access for their end-users using Two-factor authentication, Smart Card authentication, or RDP. The web interface is customizable.
Local Disk and in RAM Storage
Local Disk and in RAM StorageYou can deploy virtual machines to local RAM or Disk storage pools for your stateless or persistent virtual desktops.
Hyperconverged StorageHyperconverged storage is easy to enable for clusters containing two or more hosts. You can create shared storage among hosts in the clusters. It is self-contained, secure, and highly available within the cluster, making it ideal for a variety of workloads.
External StorageHive Fabric provides the ability to use a network target as an available Storage Pool within the host or cluster. Systems supported include NFS, CIFS, and Ceph (RBD).
Desktop PoolsDesktop Pools create a set of identical virtual desktops, all using the same settings. They inherit the attributes of a guest profile and template.
Application PoolAn Application Pool allows a pool of VMs to dynamically scale based on CPU utilization across the pool. These pools auto-provision or remove VMs based on the threshold set for CPU consumption. Cluster Resource Scheduling ensures load balancing across the Fabric cluster.
Virtual Machine Administration
Virtual Machine AdministrationVirtual machines can be created outside of Desktop and Application Pools, commonly referred to as standalone Virtual Mahcines as they exist outside of the scope of a managed pool. Hive Fabric supports a variety of Operating Systems.
GPU AccelerationYou can use GPU as a passthrough device and dedicate an entire physical Graphic processing unit to a developer workstation or slice the memory of a GPU card into smaller chunks and add them to an individual machine or a pool.
Performance ManagerSee real-time performance of a host or a guest machine including CPU, local storage, and memory usage, as well as Network or Storage IO. Go back 30 days to find the root cause of an issue or an alert. All information is provided in real-time via Hive Fabric's Message Bus.
Virtual Desktops, Virtual Servers, and Software Defined Storage in One Install
Hardware Agnostic VM Software
Hive is an intelligent solution that works on any X86 server
Bare Metal Still Too Much Metal?
NUC Your Virtual Infrastructure or Get Access to our Own Demo Lab
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.
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.