Getting Started

For best results in managing your Avalanche installation and configuration, Wavelink recommends performing the following steps in order:

1   Install Avalanche. For more information, see Installing Avalanche.
2   Activate Mobile Device licenses for Avalanche. You should activate the number of licenses based on the number of devices you want to manage. For more information, see Licensing.
3   Create group locations. Group locations are user-defined groups of devices that connect to the. For more information, see Managing Group Locations.
4   Configure profiles. A profile allows you to manage configurations and settings centrally and then deploy those configurations to as many locations as necessary. In this way, you can update or modify multiple devices instead of manually changing settings for each one. Profiles must be enabled before being applied.

The following list provides information about each type of profile:

Mobile Device profile

A mobile device profile manages settings on your mobile devices, as well as adding, changing, and removing custom properties and registry keys.

Mobile Device Server profile

The Mobile Device Server profile configures how the mobile device server interacts with devices and the Enterprise Server.

Alert profile

An alert profile allows you to track events on your network and send notifications by e-mail or proxy server.

Network profile

A network profile provides gateway addresses, subnet masks, WWAN settings, and encryption and authentication information to devices on your network.

Software profile

A software profile allows you control over where and when software and files are distributed to mobile devices.

Scan to Config profile

Scan to Config profiles allow you to print network settings as barcodes, and then the settings are applied on the device when they are scanned.

5   Assign profiles to locations. You can assign configured profiles to locations from the Console. When you assign a profile to a location and perform a synchronization, the settings from the profiles are applied to the location and any associated devices. For more information, see Applying Profiles to Locations.
6   Configure Enablers. Ensure that your mobile devices have Enablers installed, and configure the Enablers to connect to a mobile device server.

Once you assign and deploy a profile, the server and/or devices retain their configuration values until you change the profile or assign a new profile with a higher priority. Even if you alter device configuration values without using Avalanche, when the server queries the device, it restores the configuration values from the assigned profile.


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