Packet Capture Analysis in Aerohive's HiveManager NG

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Aerohive’s HiveManager NG sets a new standard for simplicity and flexibility in wireless cloud networking. It provides advanced functionality with application visibility and control, a full suite of monitoring tools, enhanced security and guest access management. These capabilities are further enhanced by CloudShark’s and Aerohive’s partnership that brings powerful, web-based capture analysis to HiveManager NG. With the power of the cloud, you can now centrally configure, deploy, manage and analyze your entire Wi-Fi network, anywhere you have internet access.

What is CloudShark?

CloudShark is a web-based packet capture repository and suite of analysis tools that all work right in your browser. It’s meant to make working with captures and resolving network problems and security concerns quick and easy.

How does it work with Aerohive?

So much of the low-level debugging necessary to troubleshoot network issues relies on packets. The new embedded packet capture tool in HiveManager NG sends captures straight to CloudShark for a seamless analysis platform that is entirely web based.

Getting set up is easy

Step 1: Create a CloudShark account

This is the easiest part! Click the button and enter your email address to create an account. We'll send you a confirmation code to let you pick a password and log in.


Step 2: Get your API Token

Once you've signed-in to CloudShark, you can find your API token in the Preferences menu at the top of the page.

Copy and Paste your API Token out of CloudShark and into HiveManager NG. It's long and hard to type, so this is the easiet way to avoid typos.


Step 3: Add it to HiveManager NG

When you first visit the Remote Packet Capture tool in HiveManager NG you will be prompted to enter your CloudShark API Token. Paste the copied token from CloudShark there and press "Add"


Step 4: Start a capture on one of your Aerohive devices

In HiveManager NG select the Location, Access Point, and Interface you wish to capture from. You can also specify the duration to capture for, as well as the packet-count for when to stop. Explore using Filter Expressions to further target the specific traffic you want to capture.


That's it! Your capture file is now in CloudShark.

Use CloudShark to view, share, search, and analyze your Aerohive network traffic.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there limits during the free trial?

New accounts in their free-trial period are allowed to upload 200 individual files up to 25 MB in size, or up to 250 MB of disk space. After the 30-day free trial you will need to subscribe to one of our plans. The different subscription plans can be found here.

How many accounts do I need?

Subscriptions are per individual email address, however only one account is needed per HiveManager NG account. Grouped accounts that can share capture files are available for Yearly plans. Please contact CloudShark Support if your company has multiple subscriptions and would like to group them together.

Additional Features

Where do I go from here?

Whether you're a savvy packet geek or just starting out, CloudShark will help you stay organized and get to the root of network problems faster. It's web-based integrated analysis tools show you what's happening in your Aerohive network.

Check out our introduction to CloudShark for Aerohive blog post to start learning more!

Instant Threat Analysis

Apply professional threat detection rules to your capture and detect and analyze malware traffic quickly and easily. CloudShark turns typical security alerts into "threat vectors" that let you clearly see where bad traffic is coming from and who in your network is at risk.

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Search across you capture files

Have a bunch of captures that may have the data you're looking for, but don't know where to start looking? Not to worry - CloudShark's DeepSearch feature lets you search inside the capture files for traffic matching industry-standard display filters to see what pops out.

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Works like Wireshark

CloudShark uses the same familiar filters as Wireshark. Your filters become part of the URL you're looking at too, so you can instantly share the same view you're seeing with others on your network team. Make it easy to show a co-worker a specific follow-stream, protocol ladder diagram, or security indicators.

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CloudShark is made by QA Cafe, a technology company based in Portsmouth, NH. Our passion for packet captures has grown out of our flagship product CDRouter.

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