The Workspace Simulation Wizard gives you a powerful tool to achieve Desired User State Management. Based on identity, locations and workspace containers you can view the Workspace Analysis of a simulated Workspace. For example, by selecting an OU and a number of groups, locations and workspace containers, you can analyze the contents of a Workspace resulting from the specified context. You can use the wizard to try out various scenarios and to view their impact before applying these to your "live" environment.
The Workspace Simulation Wizard can be started in two ways:
- Prefilled with a user identity:
- Go to Diagnostics > Workspace Analysis node, select a user and right-click and select Run Workspace Simulation
- Go to Diagnostics > Workspace Analysis node, select a user and select Action > Workspace Analysis > Run Workspace Simulation
- Without a prefilled user identity:
- Click the Workspace Simulation button in the Command bar, available at all nodes in Diagnostics
- Right-click anywhere in the Diagnostics tree view and select Workspace Simulation
- Select Action > Workspace Simulation, also available throughout Diagnostics
The scenario can be based on the following criteria:
- Existing user from the Directory Service
- OU membership or Group membership
- You can Search for specific OUs or Groups by entering search criteria. You can use wildcards (e.g. "*team" will yield all OUs/groups containing "team").
- Click Add manually to select one or multiple Group(s) from the Directory Service. Multiple groups must be separated with semicolons and can be verified for existence by clicking Check.
- Locations and devices. One or multiple Zones. If no Zones have been configured, this step will be skipped.
- Workspace Containers. One or multiple Workspace Containers. You can preselect the data based on an existing Agent (e.g. if the user logs on from a specific computer). If no Workspace Containers have been configured, this step will be skipped.
A green check mark indicates that the criteria entered at Identity and/or Zones apply for this Workspace Container. A red cross indicates the criteria do not apply for this Workspace Container. This helps you to decide whether it is useful to include this Workspace Container in the scenario.
- Time and Connection State. The day of the week, the time and connection state (Online/Offline) for the workspace you want to preview.
After specifying all criteria, the results of the Workspace Scenario are shown as if the predicted workspace was an actual workspace.
To create an Instant Report of the results, click Action > Create Instant Report. Save or print the report for later comparisons and analysis.
You want to check whether a user can access a specific application from home and from work on a specific day/time.
You can run two scenarios:
- Location A = Work, Workspace Container defines access on application level, day/time = e.g. Monday, 9:00
- Location B = Home, Workspace Container defines access on application level, day/time = e.g. Tuesday 9:00
- User identity remains the same, Connection state = Online
The result should be that the application is available from both locations and on both days and times.