Creating Mobile Device Groups

Mobile device groups allow you to group devices together based on selection criteria you configure. You can create dynamic or static groups. In both group types, new devices can be added to the group based on changes to the selection criteria.

Dynamic Mobile Device Groups. When you create a dynamic group, you configure selection criteria to define which devices you want to belong to the group. The devices currently in the Mobile Device Inventory that match the selection criteria are added to the group.

When a new device that matches the selection criteria for a dynamic mobile device group connects to the Avalanche Console, it is automatically placed in the mobile device group. Dynamic mobile device groups will continually add and remove mobile devices based on the selection criteria, without further management. If the selection criteria for the group are changed, any devices that do not meet the current criteria are removed from the group.

Static Mobile Device Groups. When you create a static group, you configure selection criteria to define which devices you want to belong to the group. The devices currently in the Mobile Device Inventory that match the selection criteria are added to the group.

When a new device matching the selection criteria for a static mobile device group connects to the Avalanche Console, it is not automatically placed in the mobile device group. To modify a static mobile device group, modify the selection criteria as desired and add the mobile devices to the group. If the selection criteria for the group are changed, any devices that meet the current criteria are added. Devices are not removed from the group, even if they do not meet the current selection criteria.

The default home folder for the group is the folder that is selected when the group is created.

When a mobile device group is created, it is automatically set to Enabled status. When a mobile device group is enabled, you can use the mobile device group as a selection criterion. For example, you can specify that a profile is only applied to devices that belong to the mobile device group. If the mobile device group is set to Disabled status, it can no longer be used for selection criteria.

To create a mobile device group:

1  Click the Inventory tab.

2  In the Mobile Device Groups panel, click New.

The New Mobile Device Group dialog box appears.

3  Type a Name for the group.

4  (Optional) If you want to change the home folder for the group, click the Edit button to select the home folder.

5  Select whether you want the group to be Dynamic or Static.

6  Click Launch wizard to launch the Selection Criteria Builder. Use selection criteria to define which devices will be included in the group.

7  When you are finished configuring the group, click Save to save your changes.

The group is created and the mobile devices matching the selection criteria are added.

 


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