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.
Hive 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.
To deploy multiple hosts, you will need to upgrade your license.
Cluster 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.
The 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.
You can deploy virtual machines to local RAM or Disk storage pools for your stateless or persistent virtual desktops.
Hyperconverged 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.
Hive Fabric provides the ability to use a network target as an available Storage Pool within the host or cluster.
Systems supported include NFS, CIFS, Ceph (RBD), Amazon AWS, and Azure .
Desktop Pools create a set of identical virtual desktops, all using the same settings. They inherit the attributes of a guest profile and template.
An 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 machines can be created outside of Desktop and Application Pools, commonly referred to as standalone Virtual Machines as they exist outside of the scope of a managed pool.
Hive Fabric supports a variety of Operating Systems (Windows and Linux).
You 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.
See 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.
The Hive Fabric Message Bus and distributed orchestration services can be accessed via a REST API allowing for an easy integration with third party applications, including AI or machine learning solutions.
Hive Fabric is an intelligent solution that works on any X86 server