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- Hive Fabric 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
- Message Bus & Rest API
Hive Fabric Overview
What is Hive Fabric?Hive Fabric is a hardware agnostic Virtualization Software that simplifies the deployment and management of virtual desktops, virtual servers, and software defined storage. Via accelerated computing and local storage, it delivers the best virtual desktop performance for the end-user. In just a few clicks, IT generalists can build a highly scalable virtual infrastructure without having to acquire expert knowledge of network architecture or technology beforehand.
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. Hive Fabric provides the ability to deploy nodes running different OS versions of Windows or Linux.
Cluster Resource Scheduling
Cluster Resource SchedulingCluster Resource Scheduling ensures load balancing, meaning the 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.
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.
Message Bus & Rest API
Message Bus & Rest APIThe Hive Fabric Message Bus and distributed orchestration services can be accessed via a REST API allowing for an easy integration with third parties, including AI or machine learning solutions.
Windows 10 IOPS for VDI Deployments
Learn how you can properly size storage to meet the right IOPS resource requirements for Windows 10 and its different configurations to maximize the performance of your Windows 10 Virtual Desktop pools. This is an easy-to-digest guide, even for IT pros who are not Network Architects. It can be used as a reference document for your upgrade and migration campaigns.
Simulate Desktop Workload with Iometer
How do you know that your storage pools have been properly configured to deliver the best possible desktop performance for your end-users? You can simply simulate a desktop workload to test your Virtual Machines. In this guide, you will learn how to configure and use Iometer for VDI testing as well as interpret the test results. This is a useful tool that will help you identify and remove the bottlenecks from your Virtual Infrastructure.Download Guide
Hive Fabric and Citrix XenDesktop
Citrix Xendesktop is a popular solution that allows multiple users to remotely access and operate Microsoft Windows desktops running in a datacenter. But for many IT organizations, the cost of running the complete Citrix datacenter solution is cost prohibitive. Hive Fabric provides an affordable alternative that will enable you to offer the Xendesktop workspace at a lower TCO, OPEX, and CAPEX.