10-22-2013 02:07 PM
I've been looking around for an answer to this but I'm unable to find anything....
Currently I'm running CPPM + Guest on Vmware ESXi 5.1 but we're looking at moving away from vmware to Hyper-V, clearpass is the only VA i have that doesn't state any sort of support for Hyper-V as far as i can tell. Is there anything planned for the future or a any current method of getting it working on Hyper-V?
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10-22-2013 02:20 PM
Your correct in your observations that today we only support VMware when running ClearPass in a virtualised environment. Specifically ESXi 5.1 - 4.0.
We are constantly reviewing what we need to deliver from a feature and function perspective to keep ClearPass as the leading product in its technology space. We will be making some changes in the next release of CPPM late in Q4 which becomes a technology gateway to allow us to look at supporting additional hypervisors in the future. The first one we'd plan to add would most likely be MSFT Hyper-V.
We don't have a specific timeline or even a commitment to deliver Hyper-V support, but we hear from the field this is required....along with 999 other features, but this one is pretty high in the wish-list.
Feel free to send me more details on your requirement email@example.com as I'm holding the list of customers requesting this feature and I can add you to the list.
Snr Tech Marketing Engineer - ClearPass
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10-22-2013 02:33 PM
Thank you for the very quick response, it's good to hear there's a need for it.
Hyper-V has certainly made quite a name for itself with 2012 and now 2012R2, while still not quite as efficient as VMware at what it does, the features are certainly there now and it's beginning to take a fair chunk of the market share from VMware. It's easy to see why when you compare the costs involved. (Personally due to the licensing model we're in Hyper-V works out at less than a third of the cost of VMware for the same implementation) I can only see this trend continuing with VMware having stood too still for too long on it's progression while MSFT are still pushing forwards on both feet with theirs.
10-29-2013 08:49 AM
Keep in mind that there are ClearPass hardware appliances as well that could serve your needs.
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02-04-2014 02:25 PM
Any new information on the roadmap for Hyper-V support? Already know that Airwaves is supported, but this is really needed in the education sector because we cannot all afford to setup a VMware infrastructure.
02-04-2014 02:36 PM
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02-26-2015 11:14 AM
The last update on this post was 2013. I have heard that Aruba is making an announcement concerning support for ClearPass on Hyper-V this month (Feb. 2015), but I can't yet find anything. Can you verify?