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Mobility Partners – Don’t Miss these EUC Sessions at Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017 US

Want to grow your VMware AirWatch license and services sales and keep up with the digital workspace trend? Curious about what&#rsquo;s new and what&#rsquo;s next? This year at Partner Exchange the EUC content is more robust than ever. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear the latest industry trends along with go-to-market best practices to take your business to the next level.

View this blog for a complete listing of the EUC sessions - including the new Business Growth Keynote on Embracing the Digital Transformation. Greg Verdino, our guest speaker, is a highly regarded authority on the digital future who helps leaders build thriving 21st century organizations. Add this keynote and other key EUC sessions to your conference schedule today, so that you don’t miss them.

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Become AirWatch Accredited to Broaden Your Mobility Knowledge and Sell Effectively

Access the Education Services website to explore the AirWatch learning paths and register for a 4-day, instructor-led and Live, Online Bootcamp in September or October.

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How digital workspaces are empowering employees

Every organisation wants to use technologies that show a demonstratable business outcome, and employee productivity is one of the key attributes they want to improve upon.

Achieving this requires a business to offer better end-user experiences, become more flexible in regards to working habits, and open up access of corporate systems to new devices.

VMware has been helping companies to achieve these goals by focusing on empowering the digital workspace with its Workspace ONE platform. This includes using VMware Horizon to provide the necessary infrastructure to securely deliver the apps and data employees need, accessible on any device, and VMware AirWatch to manage their apps and devices.

Lufthansa Cargo is one such business: it has managed to cut costs, increase efficiency and better manage applications as a result of VMware AirWatch.

The international cargo company has been striving for paperless operations, and is relying on strong mobile support to get there.

Sven Gartz, captain and electronic flight bag (EFB) administrator at Lufthansa Cargo, explained that switching from a desktop-based device to a mobile EFB brought two main advantages.

&#rsquo;The first was weight reduction; mobile devices enabled us to remove extensive built-in elements from the cockpit. This generated a five-figure sum of fuel efficiency per year,&#rdquo; he said.

&#rsquo;The second was that the mobile devices enabled us to quickly provide employees with updates, new apps and new approaches which saved the company money because there is a cost for every minute a pilot is on duty,&#rdquo; he added.

Using standardised tablets enabled the company to reduce its time-consuming approval cycles, while contracts with standardised product manufacturers trimmed down Lufthansa Cargo&#rsquo;s operating costs significantly.

The cargo company also used the AirWatch compliance engine to ensure that its mobile devices can stop applications from interfering with each other, as the company needs to make sure air traffic is operational and that applications don&#rsquo;t cause EFB outages.

No workplace is the same – and while organisations are attempting to produce modernised workplaces, they all have different requirements in order to get there.

For example, Koningin Elisabeth Institute (KEI), a rehabilitation hospital in Belgium, experienced downtime regularly. But as its reliance on technology grew, any downtime had an increasingly negative impact on the organisation.

Stefaan Dewulf, head of the organisation&#rsquo;s IT department, explained that its 150 devices were running on different operating system versions and that updates had to be done manually, device by device – a time-consuming process.

&#rsquo;We decided on VMware Horizon, a VDI solution. There is nothing on the local client anymore, everything is in the data center. A doctor taps their card into the device and gets a connection into the PC and the data center and can access the patient data they need,&#rdquo; he said.

But no solution is complete without thinking about security – and after seeing NSX at VMworld, Dewulf was convinced NSX was the best solution for the hospital to secure its data center.

Dewulf said: &#rsquo;Everything is more secure and faster than before so log on times have reduced,&#rdquo;.

Dewulf added that there were three key technology advantages of the VMware technology: &#rsquo;It&#rsquo;s very powerful, it&#rsquo;s easy to manage and it&#rsquo;s ready for the future,&#rdquo; he said.

It&#rsquo;s a great example that demonstrates how traditional ways of managing, securing and supporting users, apps, devices and data may no longer meet the needs of businesses. Businesses need to think out of the box to empower their digital workspace. Both Lufthansa Cargo and KEI are doing just that, and they&#rsquo;re reaping the rewards.

 

To learn more about how we have helped our customers adopta Cross-Cloud approach read our bloghere.

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VMware AirWatch 101: Honeywell Dolphin CT50 Bar Code Enrollment

The bar code enrollment workflow simplifiesenrollment intoVMware AirWatchfor Honeywell Dolphin CT50 devices. While Android Lollipop devices support bar code enrollment, Android Marshmallow devices require slightly different AirWatch Console configurations to enable this workflow. Today’s post covers the configurations and bar code enrollment workflow for Honeywell Dolphin CT50devices on Android Marshmallow.

Honeywell Dolphin CT50 Bar Code Enrollment

In the following workflow, the EZConfig Editor (designed for the Windows OS on a PC) produces two sets of bar codes. The first contains the information required to establish a Wi-Fi configuration on the Honeywell CT50. The second set contains the information to enroll the Honeywell CT50 into VMware AirWatch.The bar codes are presented from within the EZConfig Editor application directly on the PC display. Then, use the EZConfig for Scanning utility on a Honeywell CT50 deviceto scan the bar codes.

Download and Install the EZConfig Editor

The first step in the workflow is to install the EZConfig Editor. Later, you’ll use the EZConfig Editor tocreate bar codes thatestablish Wi-Fi settings and enroll devices into VMware AirWatch.

1. From your Windows PC, click the Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions link.

2. Click the Software tab. Under Tools and Utilities, click the Honeywell EZConfig for Mobility Setup r411The file version number may vary depending on the update schedule from Honeywell. link and download the associated ZIP file.

3. Unzip the file, and run the setup.exe file.

4. When complete, the EZConfig Editor window appears on the PC.

Check the Honeywell CT50 for the Power Tools Application

After installing the EZConfig Editor, confirm that the correct version of the Power Tools Application installed on the device.

  1. On the Honeywell CT50 apps screen, look for the Power Tools icon.
  2. If not present, proceed to the section: Download and Install the Power Tools Application on the Honeywell CT50.
  3. If present, selectPower Tools > Diagnostic Information > About and check the version number.
  4. If the Power Tools version is lower than4.01.00.3791, proceed to thesectionDownload and Install the Power Tools Application on the Honeywell CT50.
  5. If the Power Tools version is 4.01.00.3791 or higher, proceed to the section: Use the EZConfig Editor to Establish Honeywell CT50 Wi-Fi Settings.

Download and Install the Power Tools Application on the Honeywell CT50

Take corrective action if you discovered the Power Tools application was not installed, or was running the wrong version. Simply download and install the Power Tools application suite.

1. Open the Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutionspage in your browser.

2. Under the Tools and Utilities section, click the Software tab, and download the Honeywell_CommonES_Android_3.15.3150.zip ZIP fileThe file version number may vary depending on the update schedule from Honeywell..

3. Once download completes, establish a USB connection between your PC and the Honeywell CT50.

4. On the Honeywell CT50&#rsquo;s internal storage card, copy the file to the /Honeywell/autoinstall folder.

5. On the Honeywell CT50, hold down the power button and select Reboot to trigger the application’s installation.

6. After installation successfully completes, click the Power Tools app to access the EZConfig for Scanning utility.

Use the EZConfig Editor to Establish Honeywell CT50 Wi-Fi Settings

After installing the software necessary for barcode enrollment, establish Honeywell CT50 Wi-Fi settings using the EZConfig Editor.

1. Establish a USB connection between your PC and the Honeywell CT50

2. From the Honeywell CT50 upload the DeviceConfig.xml file to the PC.

2. In the EZConfig Editor, navigate toFile > Open >Internal Storage > Honeywell > ezconfig > generatedAdd a Tooltip Text.

3. Select the DeviceConfig.xml file, and click Open.

4. Select DeviceConfig > Connection Settings > Radio Manager > Supplicant > Profile 1, and enter the valuesField values are described in the Key: PSK panel. to modify the Wi-Fi settings in the DeviceConfig.xml file.

5. Select File > Save As, and save the settings to an EXM file for future use. You can give the file a unique name, specific to your own requirements.

6. In the EZConfig Editor, select File > Create EZConfig Bar Code.

7. In the EZConfig Bar Code window, reviewthe resulting bar code.

7. On the Honeywell CT50, selectPower Tools > EZConfig for Scanning utility andscan the bar code.

Note:

After establishing a Wi-FiIf scanning multiple barcodes, the Wi-Fi connection may not establish. In this instance, reboot the Honeywell CT50 to establish the connection. connectionfor the Honeywell CT50,create access to files for VMware AirWatch enrollment.

Creating Access to Files for VMware AirWatch Enrollment

Return tothe EZConfig Editor, and establish access to the files used for VMware AirWatch enrollment:

1. Openyour browser, and log into the VMware AirWatch Console. Navigate toDevices > Staging & Provisioning > Staging, and click Add to create an Android Staging Package.

2. In the Staging window, enter the desired Enrollment User and Password credentials, and leave the Manifest tab empty.

3. In the upper-right corner of the Staging window, click the down arrow, and select Sideload Staging.

4. In the Generate Sideload Staging Package window, click the Organization Group field and select a group to configure device assignment. Leavethe Universal check box deselected.

5. Click Download to download the Sideload Staging ZIP file to your PC, and save the file to a convenient location.

6. On your PC, locate and unzip the file, and open the enrollment folder.

7. From the enrollment folder, upload the credentials.bin file to a file repository accessible to the Honeywell CT50. Take note of the path for future configuration within the EZConfig Editor.

8. From the VMware AirWatch Resources Portal, upload the latest VMware AirWatch Android Agent to the same file repository to be accessed by the Honeywell CT50. Again, take note of the path for future configuration within the EZConfig Editor.

Note: If you cannot access the VMware AirWatch Android Agent, request access from the VMware AirWatch Support Team via a Help Desk Ticket.

9. From the VMware AirWatch Resources Portal, upload the latest Honeywell Services APK file to the same file repository to be accessed by the device. Again, take note of the path for future configuration within the EZConfig Editor.

Note: If you cannot access the Honeywell Services APK file, request access from the VMware AirWatch Support Team via a Help Desk Ticket.

You have finished creating access to files for VMware AirWatch enrollment. The next step is to establish settings for VMware AirWatch enrollment in the EZConfig Editor on the PC.

Configure the EZConfig Editor for VMware AirWatch Enrollment

After creating file access for enrollment, establish settings for VMware AirWatch enrollment in the EZConfig Editor on the PC.

1. Download the Provisioner_bin.exm file toyour PC tomodify it within the EZConfig Editor.

2. In the EZConfig Editor, locatethe provisioner_bin.exm file.

3. Select File > Open to choose and open the file and see its Task folders.

4. In the first Task folder of the EZConfig Editor, modify the Value field entry to make the credentials.bin file available for enrollment.

  • Source – Repository link to the .bin file with a/ format. For example:<link>/credentials.bin
  • Action – Contains the action commandInstallFile.
  • Destination – Storage location on the device.For example:/sdcard/credentials.bin

5. In the second Task folder, modify the Value field entry to install the Honeywell Services APK file.

  • Source – Repository link to the Honeywell Services APK file using the / format. For example: /HoneywellService-release-1.2.apk
  • Action – Contains the action commandInstallApk.
  • Launch – Android intent command that uses the unique Android bundle ID of the Honeywell Services APK file. For example: am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n com.airwatch.admin.honeywell/.HoneywellActivity.

6. In the third Task folder, modify the Value field entry to install the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file.

  • Source – Repository link to the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file using the / format. For example: /AirWatchAgent-playstore-release-7.0.0.161-SNAPSHOT.apk
  • Action – Contains the action commandInstallApk
  • Launch – Android intent command that uses the unique Android bundle ID of the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file. For example: am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n com.airwatch.androidagent/com.airwatch.agent.ui.activity.SplashActivity -e hideui true

Example:

7. In the fourth Task folder, modifythe Value field entry to allow the AirWatch Agent to have access READ access to the external storage card.

  • Source – Repository link to the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file using the / format. For example: /AirWatchAgent-playstore-release-7.0.0.161-SNAPSHOT.apk
  • Action – Contains the action commandRun
  • Launch – Android intent command that uses the unique Android bundle ID of the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file. For example: pm grant com.airwatch.agent.action.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

7. In the fifthTask folder, modifythe Value fieldentry to perform the enrollment process.

  • Source – Repository link to the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file using the / format. For example: /AirWatchAgent-playstore-release-7.0.0.161-SNAPSHOT.apk
  • Action – Contains the action commandRun
  • Launch – Android intent command that uses the unique Android bundle ID of the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file. For example: am broadcast -a com.airwatch.agent.action.IMPORT_CREDENTIAL_XML -e file /sdcard/credentials.bin --user 0

8. In the sixth Task folder, modifythe Value field toimport the BINfile used by the VMware AirWatch Agent for enrollment.

  • Source – Repository link to the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file using the / format. For example: /AirWatchAgent-playstore-release-7.0.0.161-SNAPSHOT.apk
  • Action – Contains the action commandRun
  • Launch – Android intent command that uses the unique Android bundle ID of the VMware AirWatch Agent APK file. For example: am broadcast -a com.airwatch.agent.action.AUTO_ENROLL --user 0

9. Return tothe EZConfig Editor main menu.

  • Select File > Save, and name the file.
  • SelectFile > Create EZConfig Bar Code, andgenerate a bar code for scanning.

10.On the Honeywell CT50, click Power Tools >EZConfig and scan the bar code. This actionenrolls your Honeywell CT50 device into VMware AirWatch.

Honeywell Dolphin CT50 Bar Code Enrollment Summary

With a simple bar code scan, the VMware AirWatch enrollment process can be expedited by using the Honeywell EZConfig Editor and Honeywell EZConfig for Scanning utilities.

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VMware AirWatch 101: Windows 10 Custom Settings Profile

Did you opt out of an AirWatch Console upgrade, but wish you had access to its profile settings? Do you want Windows Insider devices to take advantage of pre-released CSPs? If so, then say hello to my little friend: the VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management Windows 10custom settings profile.

Windows 10 Custom Profile Solution Overview

Use the custom settings profile to deliver the newest functionality to managed devices. Configuring the profile is easy. First, navigate to the appropriate platform&#rsquo;s profile settings in the AirWatch Console. Then, select the custom settings payload, and upload SyncML (XML) code into the textbox. Finally, save and publish the profile, delivering the settings to devices.

To configure a custom settings profile, you need the correct chunk of SyncML code. There are many ways to get SyncML. Before you get started, review the methods and select the one that works best for you.

Method 1: Copy SyncML Samples

  • Best For: Anyone who doesn&#rsquo;t want to reinvent the wheel
  • Level of Effort: 1/10
  • Value: Foolproof results, Validated samples
  • Caveats: Some samples only apply to certain devices or specific editions. Limited number of samples

Method 2: Copy the SyncML of a Newer AirWatch Console&#rsquo;s Profile

  • Best For: Anyone who opted out of a console upgrade that still wants the latest profile settings.
  • Level of Effort: 4/10
  • Value: Use the newest settings, Skip the production environment upgrade
  • Caveats: Limited to the AirWatch Console&#rsquo;s supported feature set

 

Method 3: Create SyncML from Scratch

  • Best For: Anyone who wants to use pre-released CSPs for Windows Insider devices.
  • Level of Effort: 7/10
  • Value: Deliver pre-released CSPs to Windows Insider devices.
  • Caveats: Limited to Windows Insider devices.

Formatting 101: Create a Complete Block of SyncML

A complete block of SyncML code consists of the following attributes:

  • Runs from<[characteristic]>to<[characteristic]>
  • Uses Add, Delete, Replace, or Exec as a characteristic
  • Does not contain text before or after the characteristcs.
  • May or may not remove all whitespace and linearize the code block to condense its size.
For Example:

2 ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/AssignedAccess/KioskModeApp chr {"Account":"standard","AUMID":"AirWatchLLC.AirWatchBrowser_htcwkw4rx2gx4!App"}

Update or Delete Settings

Manually applytags to updateor delete settings using aWindows 10 custom settings profile.

  • To update settings use the replace tag: to
  • To remove settings use the delete tag: to
For Example: Remove Kiosk Assigned Access Setting

2 ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/AssignedAccess/KioskModeApp

Configure a Windows 10 Custom Settings Profile

1. Copy or create a complete block of SyncML code.

Copy SyncML Samples

  1. Go to VMware Code Sample Exchange
  2. Find the correct sample
  3. Copy the text

Copy the Profile Settings from the Latest AirWatch Console

  1. Log into a version of the AirWatch Console that supports the desired profile functionality.
  2. Configure and Save this payload to create a profile.
  3. Find the new profile in the list view.a. Click its radio buttonb. Click the XML optionc. Copy the SyncML that appears
  4. Paste the SyncML into a text editor, and edit it.a. Remove lines of text so that all the code falls between the tags:<[ Add, Delete, Replace, or Exec ]> to <[ Add, Delete, Replace, or Exec ]>b. Optionally, remove the whitespace, and linearize the SyncML.
  5. Copy the formatted code.

Create New SyncML

  1. Go to the Configuration Service Provider(CSP) Reference
  2. Access the newest Windows Insider features
  3. Follow the site’s available guidelines to create the code sample
  4. Copy the text

2. Navigate to Devices > Profiles > List View > Add > Add Profile > Windows > Windows Desktop.

3. Refer to the LocURI to determine the profile&#rsquo;s context.

  • User Profile - Select if the LocURI begins with ./User/.
  • Device Profile - Select if the LocURI begins with ./Device/.

4. Configure General settings to determine how the profile deploys and who receives it.

5. Select the Custom Settings payload.

6. Click Configure, and paste the complete block of SyncML code in the text box.

7. Select Save & Publish.

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VMware Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)

VMware was named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM).

“The EMM landscape has changed considerably over the past seven years and we have maintained a rapid pace of innovation to help customers prepare for the next generation of digital transformation,” said Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware in today’s press release.

“Using our industry-leading AirWatch EMM as the foundation for VMware Workspace ONE—the platform for delivering a secure digital workspace—customers can turn to proven solutions from VMware at any point of their digital transformation journey, whether they need EMM, unified endpoint management (UEM) or a digital workspace strategy.”

Download the report: 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management

Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites, Rob Smith, et al, June 6, 2017.
Gartner Disclosure: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner&#rsquo;s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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Lo mejor de cada casa: integración VMware y soluciones Dell EMC que acelerarán la transformación del personal

Mientras nuestros clientes están embarcados en la transformación de su personal, nosotros surcamos nuestro propio mar buscando la forma de ayudarles.

Las organizaciones están en plena transformación digital, tanto de su TI como de su personal. El personal actual necesita tecnología y procesos que aseguren que puedan trabajar cómo, cuándo y dónde quieran. Pero también quieren poder hacerlo de una forma que no suponga una dificultad más ni que incremente el coste.

Ese es el motivo por el que nos hemos unido con Dell EMC para mejorar las soluciones informáticas de usuario final. De esta forma seremos capaces de ayudar a los clientes a materializar los beneficios de la transformación del personal mediante las tecnologías móviles, de escritorio y en la nube. Juntos estamos en posición de ayudar a las empresas que se encuentran encalladas y que están cansadas de gestionar contratos de distintos proveedores, acuerdos de nivel de servicios y consolas de soluciones de gestión, lo cual supone también un ahorro de los costes de titularidad (TCO, por sus siglas en inglés).

Por tanto, ¿qué hacemos exactamente?

Primero, integramos VMware AirWatch en Dell Client Command Suite. Esto ayuda a los administradores de TI a gestionar los PC Dell Comerciales directamente con AirWatch – dándoles la capacidad de buscar y retirar atributos críticos del sistema, configurar sistemas de entrada y salida básicos (BIOS), y adoptar soluciones desde la propia consola AirWatch que se utiliza para gestionar todas las políticas, aplicaciones y puntos finales de Windows OS de una organización.

Segundo, queremos proporcionar una forma barata, clara y sencilla de implementar soluciones de virtualización del cliente. Utilizamos VMware Horizon para Dell EMC VDI Complete, una solución completa de virtualización de aplicación y escritorio. ¿Para qué? Para que las organizaciones se beneficien de una solución única, preparada para implementarse, con todos los componentes necesarios para proporcionar aplicaciones y escritorios virtuales en la mitad de tiempo que se necesitaría en caso de implementar soluciones individuales.

En ambos casos queremos reducir costes; en el caso del primer punto lo hacemos reduciendo el coste total de la gestión de PCs, y en el del segundo, reducimos el coste de implementación del software VDI. Pero no se trata solo de gastos, también queremos romper las barreras del software y hardware de gestión de clientes y ayudar así a las empresas con la transformación de su personal.

Eche un vistazo a nuestro blog y siga a @VMware_ES para estar al tanto de los últimos anuncios de virtualización y de la nube.

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Introducing VMware Enterprise Systems Connector

You asked for it, and we delivered. Happy to announce availability ofVMware Enterprise Systems Connector (VESC), a unified installer to install bothVMware IDM connector and AirWatch Cloud Connector (ACC)on the Windows platform starting with AirWatch 9.1 release. You can download the VESC installer from the AirWatch console.

Here’s detailed description onVMware Enterprise Systems Connector by Andrew Hornsby, Product Manager responsible for this component.

Overview

In AirWatch 9.1, the AirWatch Cloud Connector (ACC) and VMware Identity Manager connector have been included as components in a new Windows installer called the VMware Enterprise Systems Connector. During the installation process, you will be able to choose which components to install, as shown below.

With the VMware Identity Manager connector now available on Windows, vSphere license and an additional server are no longer required to connect your identity manager tenant to your on-premises enterprise systems like Active Directory. Prior to the release of the VMware Enterprise Systems connector, the identity manager component was only available as a Linux virtual appliance.

Both components are recommended for anyone upgrading to Workspace ONE, and are necessary for environments utilizing identity centric features not supported by the &#rsquo;use AirWatch to authenticate users&#rdquo; option in the Workspace ONE Getting Started Wizard. These use cases include Horizon and Citrix integration, RSA Secure ID integration, Integrated Windows authentication, and complex multi-domain and multi-forest Active Directory. The &#rsquo;use AirWatch for authentication&#rdquo; option, sometimes referred to as VMware Identity Manager &#rsquo;ACC integration&#rdquo; is still supported, but we encourage utilization of the full functionality of the Enterprise Systems Connector for the best compatibility and user experience. If you have already deployed and are utilizing Workspace ONE, but now want to start using the identity component of the VMware Enterprise Systems connector, you will be able to migrate without removing your directory or user entitlements.

Deployment Model:

Both the VMware IDM Connector and ACC components offer outbound only connections to their respective services. They can also coexist on the same Windows server, allowing you to effectively upgrade your existing ACC instances to the full VMware Enterprise Systems Connector. The resulting deployment model is shown below.

Automatic Upgrades:

As long as .NET 4.6.2 has been installed on the server, automatic update for existing ACC deployments will continue without any change in existing functionality. However, if you wish to install the VMware IDM Connector component offered by the VMware Enterprise Systems Connector, you must download and run the installer. Automatic update is not yet supported for the VMware IDM Connector, so it must be manually updated by downloading and running the installer for each new version.

Availability:

VMware Enterprise Systems Connector is available with AirWatch 9.1. The installer is available in the AirWatch Console in Enterprise Integration settings, the same location where the ACC Installer was previously available, as well as within the Workspace ONE Getting Started wizard.

Documentation:

With the release of AirWatch 9.1, existing ACC documentation is updated to reflect the updated branding and additional component installation and configuration. This documentation is available on myAirWatch here.

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Il meglio di due mondi: come l’integrazione fra le soluzioni VMware e Dell EMC accelererà la trasformazione della forza lavoro

Mentre i nostri clienti sono alle prese con il percorso di trasformazione della forza lavoro, anche noi intraprendiamo un viaggio in parallelo, alla scoperta di nuovi modi per supportarli.

Le aziende cercano soluzioni che le aiutino ad accelerare la trasformazione digitale sia dal punto di vista dell&#rsquo;IT che della forza lavoro, trasformazione che oggi non può prescindere dall&#rsquo;adozione di tecnologie e processi capaci di garantire che il lavoro possa essere svolto con modalità nuove, in qualunque luogo e in qualsiasi momento. Abilitare tutto questo è fondamentale, ma desideriamo farlo senza dover aggiungere un ulteriore strato di complessità a costi eccessivi.

Ecco perché, nel nostro viaggio, stiamo collaborando con Dell EMC per migliorare le soluzioni di End-User Computing. Saremo in grado di aiutare i clienti a realizzare i vantaggi della trasformazione del posto di lavoro tramite tecnologie mobili, desktop e cloud. Insieme, supporteremo quelle aziende che si sentono ostacolate e stanche di gestire molteplici contratti di fornitori, SLA e console di gestione delle soluzioni, che contribuiscono tutti ad accrescere il TCO.

Cosa stiamo facendo esattamente?

In primo luogo, abbiamo integrato VMware AirWatch con Dell Client Command – gli strumenti di gestione dei sistemi client Dell - per estendere le funzionalità di gestione remota per le caratteristiche chiave del sistema hardware di Dell e migliorare AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management (UEM). Questa integrazione aiuta l&#rsquo;IT a valutare la sicurezza del BIOS e a intraprendere azioni per migliorare l’allineamento con i requisiti di conformità.

In secondo luogo, abbiamo voluto fornire un modo economico, chiaro e semplice per implementare soluzioni di virtualizzazione client con VDI Dell EMC powered by VMware Horizon, che offre una soluzione completa per la virtualizzazione desktop e delle applicazioni con un’infrastruttura ottimizzata di carico, software integrato e thin client Dell Wyse. I clienti possono sfruttare una sola soluzione pronta per essere implementata con tutti i componenti necessari per fornire desktop e applicazioni virtuali in metà dei passaggi e dei tempi rispetto alla distribuzione delle singole soluzioni.

In entrambi i casi, volevamo ridurre i costi; lo stiamo facendo agendo sul costo totale di gestione dei PC e riducendo per questi ultimi i costi di implementazione del software VDI. Ma non si tratta solo di costi, il nostro obiettivo è abbattere le barriere della gestione di software e hardware dei nostri clienti, supportando così le organizzazioni nel loro processo di trasformazione della forza lavoro.

 

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VMware AirWatch 101: AirWatch REST APIs

With contributions from:

Hannah Jernigan, Technical Writer, End User Computing Technical Marketing, VMware

Do you ever wish the productivity apps your end-users love had more security features? VMware AirWatch REST APIs can help make this idea a reality by integratingAirWatch REST APIswith existing IT infrastructures and third-party applications. AirWatch API integration extends enterprise mobility management functionality toexternal programs, and is an efficient, cost-effective alternativeto buildingin-house applications.No wonder REST APIsareapillar of the AirWatch Developer’s Toolkit!

This post is most appropriate for the following audiences:

  • Anyone new to VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management
  • Anyone new to VMware AirWatch REST API capabilities

If you fall into one of these categories, keep reading to learn about:

  • Security features ofAirWatch REST APIs
  • AirWatch REST APIs available for integration
  • Authentication Methods for AirWatch REST APIs
  • Getting Started configurations in the AirWatch Console
If you are already familiar with the topics listed above, and were looking for moretechnical resources, jump straight to the Learn More section and follow the recommended links

AirWatch REST API Security Features

  • Encrypted Communication – REST API calls take place over HTTPS with a certificate signed by a publicly trusted CA.
  • Two-Factor Authentication – Along with the standard headers, API server authentication requires the following headers:
    • Authorization- Authorization header with base 64 encoding of API admin credentials.
    • aw-tenant-code- Header value same as API key randomly generated in the AirWatch Console.
  • Multiple Authentication Options – AirWatch API Admin can authenticate with the API server usingBasic/ NTLM, Directory, orCertificate authentication.
  • ConfigurableAPI Admin Permissions– Default and custom admin roles can restrict the API admin to a limited set of API actions.
  • Advanced On-Premise Settings – On-premises deployments can restrict server throttling and set daily quotas to prevent API overflows and potential service crashes.

AvailableAirWatch REST APIs

Integrate VMware AirWatch’s REST APIs with third party applications, programs, and processes, and take enterprise mobility management beyond the VMware AirWatch solution.

Authentication Methods for AirWatch REST APIs

VMware AirWatch supports multiple ways for Console Admin Users to authenticate into the API server:

Basic Authentication

Authentication into the API server uses a generic username and password. Implementation is simple. However,this authentication model does not integrate with existing corporate user accounts.

Basic Authentication Authorization Header

The authorization header should hold the value in the following example format:

 GET https://host/api/mdm/devices/bulksettings HTTP/1.1 User-Agent: Fiddler aw-tenant-code: 1FC5H4JAAAG5A4SQAMQA Host – host.com Authorization – Basic bW9oYW46bW9oYW4=

Certificate Authentication

Uses a self-signed certificate generated by the AirWatch Console for API Server authentication. AirWatch certificate-basedAPI authentication acceptsincoming requests with CMS signatures and CMSURL authentication schemes.

CMS Signatures Authorization Header

Expects the signature against the message content, and takes the following format.

Authorization:CMS&#rsquo;< Version >< CREDENTIALS >

< Version > information.

< CREDENTIALS > is the Base64 Encoded data of &#rsquo;message content&#rdquo; signed with client certificate using PKCS9 signing.

CMSURL Scheme Authorization Header

Expects the signature against the application path in the URL, and takes the following format.

Authorization:CMSURL&#rsquo;< Version >< CREDENTIALS >

< Version > information.

< CREDENTIALS > is the Base64 Encoded data of &#rsquo;canonical URI resource encoded using UTF-8 format&#rdquo; signed with client certificate using PKCS9 signing.

Directory-Based Authentication

Authentication into the API server uses existing corporate credentials. This method integrates existing corporate accounts from Directory Services withAirWatch user and admin accounts.

Enable AirWatch REST APIs

To enable API access in the AirWatch Console:

  1. Log into the AirWatch Console.
  2. Navigate toGroups & Settings>All Settings>System>Advanced>API>REST API.
  3. Configure the General, Authentication, and the Advanced tab.

a. Configure General tab settings.

  • Enable API Access - SelectEnabled to generate the API authentication key.
  • Add -Select to generate multipletheAPI key for one or multiple servers. Then, configure the related settings.

  • Service – Enter one or multiple service(s) and generate their independent API keys.
  • Account Type – Select the type of the account. To accessthe Mobile Content Management Personal Content APIs, select Enrollment User.
  • Description – Provide ashort description for the service and generated API key.
  • Whitelisted Domains – Specifythedomains where the API key is valid.

b. Configure the Authentication Tab

Enable Basic, Directory, or Certificate based authentication.

c. Configure the Advanced tab.

At the Global Organization Group level, specify default service throttling and daily quota values.

  • Server Throttling -Set the server bandwidth throttling. When server reaches the specified throttling limit, it offloads new requests and not respond to them.
  • Daily Quota -Set the number of API calls to be sent per day.

Configure API Access

After enablingAPIs, configure API access. First, create adedicatedadministrator account for API authentication. Then, select anauthenticationmethod. Finally, provision roles with specific API privileges to the administrator.

  1. Navigate to Accounts > Administrators > List View.
  2. Click Add> Add Admin.
  3. Configure the following tabs:

    a. On the Basic tab, complete the required fields to create a dedicated admin for API access.

    b. Click the Roles tab, and specify the admin role's API authentication permissions.

    c. On the API tab, select the Authentication method from the drop-down menu.

    If configuring certificate authentication, selectCertificates from the Authentication drop-down menu, and enter the same password provided on theBasic tab for Certificate Password.

  4. Select Save to create theAPI Admin Account with defined access permissions.

Summary

Use VMware AirWatch REST APIs as an efficient way to leverage core enterprise mobility management functionality in enterprise servers, programs, and processes. These APIs facilitate custom application development and integration with AirWatch.

Learn More

  • API Help Page - Learn about REST APIs setup and view comprehensive documentation Navigate to https://{apiURL}/api/help and authenticate using API admin credentials.
  • Hands-On Lab- Select Module 5, Introduction to AirWatch REST APIs. Complete the exercises in roughly 30 minutes.
  • VMware AirWatch REST API Guide- Accesstechnical reference material in the manual.

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