Airwatch Setup And Usage

To activate your AirWatch account, login to the EUC Demo portal.

After successful login, if authorized to enroll for Airwatch, a message in a blue bar on the top of the dashboard page appears that says 'You have been provisioned an Airwatch trial account. Click here to accept the EULA and activate the trial'.

Click on the hyperlink "here" and then accept the EULA by clicking on "Yes, I accept"

Once you accept you will get a acknowledgement of successful enrollment displayed is a green bar on the top of the dashboard page. Then check your email for detailed instructions on how to proceed with activation on a mobile device.

Here is the sample email showing the instructions. Keep this email handy as you'll need it to enroll your devices in AirWatch.

Proceed to from Safari browser on your iPad and either click on icon under step 1 to download the Airwatch MDM Agent App from the Apple AppStore if you do not have the App installed or click on link under step 2 Tap here to continue enrollment if you have the App installed.

You are then directed to the App and follow the instructions from the email to fill Server and GroupID correctly after choosing 'Continue without email address' and hit Continue

You will be redirected to a browser page for authentication. Enter your Username (ensure you have appended to username) and Password that was issued to you and hit Sign In.

Once authenticated you will be prompted with a series of dialogs by AirWatch to install the MDM Profile. Click Install (you may be prompted to enter your device passcode if you have one). If you get a remote management prompt, click 'Trust' to trust the AW profile. Click done when the profile is done installing.

This confirms enrollment of your device in AirWatch. Once you're enrolled go to Airwatch App and click on Status and check if the Current Status shows Device Enrolled. You will then start seeing icons pop up on your iPad home screen such as the one below to install all the default Apps your device is going to be pre configured with that you are entitled to in the App Catalog. You may visit the App Catalog later can choose to install additional apps you find there.

You should also have an email account pre-configured on your mobile device. Click on the Mail App to read/send email for this account. Also now that you've enrolled your device you can login to the AirWatch SSP (Self Service Portal) to manage your devices and personal content. Login to the Workspace Portal from Safari browser and click the 'AirWatch SSP' icon on the dashboard. Single Sign-On has been configured between Workspace Portal and AW SSP you should be taken directly to the SSP Landing Page.

You can view your enrolled devices in the 'My Devices' tab. As you can see, the iPad we just enrolled in the environment shows up in the list of devices. From this screen you can remotely manage your device and perform various actions on it like sending it a notification message, locating it as well as admin features like clearing the device passcode and performing an enterprise wipe on the device.

We shall now demonstrate the catalog integration between Workspace Catalog and the Airwatch Catalog(only works on iOS devices at present). First, log into the Workspace Portal. Look at all Desktops, RDS Apps and SaaS Apps. Next launch the App Catalog app from the iPad Home Screen. You will see that in addition to the native apps, the same apps we saw after logging in to Workspace Portal also appear in the App catalog on the iPad. Note that only Apps that have been Added explicitly in Workspace show up in the Airwatch App Catalog.

We can install any of the Apps by click 'Install' next to them, confirm installation and in a few seconds the app should pop up on our iPad home screen.

We can also launch a Win7 Desktop from an iPad directly by clicking its App icon. To do this, lets go back to the App Catalog. Ensure that the AW Browser and the VMware Horizon Client and are installed. Now, install the Win7 desktop you wish to connect from the App catalog. Launch it from the home screen. (You maybe asked to authenticate using your workspace credentials) Once you're authenticated you'll be taken to your Win 7 desktop

Similarly, we can install the Socialcast SaaS app from the App Catalog and launch it from the home screen and are SSO'ed into the Socialcast web app from your iPad.

With AirWatch SCL and SCL Sync you can access and manage your files across all devices and platforms. If we save a file in AirWatch SCL Personal Content folder on your VDI Desktop and accessing it on your iPad and vice-versa. This requires your Airwatch account to be activated and your mobile device to be enrolled. First, in the Win 7 VDI desktop launch SCL Sync from the Start Menu. Enter the Server URL and the Group ID by looking at the enrollment email you received. You will be asked to authenticate using your VMWDemo credentials. Enter your username and password and click Next. Click 'Finish' to complete SCL Sync configuration. Once you've configured SCL Sync, you should see a shortcut to the 'Personal Content' folder on your Desktop. This is your private content folder and any files you put in this folder will be available across all your devices as well as the AirWatch Web SSP. Lets create a sample text file in this folder. Once created, we'll give it a few minutes to sync. Alternatively, you can choose the 'Sync Now' to force sync the folder with the AW Backend.

Now lets open the 'Content' application on the iPad. Lets browse to the 'Personal Content' tab and as you can see, the files I saved on my VDI desktop is now available on my iPad.

Lets see how this works the going from iPad to my VDI desktop where we will save a file in the Personal Content folder from my iPad and have it show up on Win7 VDI desktop. Click the 'Add' button at the bottom left. Choose Add Photo/Video. Enter the Subject and a Description choose Personal Content folder click continue. You can either use your photo library or capture an image and upload it. Once you have selected an image, click Done on the top right, select 'Import' on the next screen. The image should now be saved in the Personal Content folder. Once its done syncing, head over to our VDI desktop, open the Personal Content folder again and if necessary Sync Now again and you should now see the file you just uploaded from your iPad.

Also depending on the site you are connecting to there is AMER-SCL, EMEA-SCL, APAC-SCL repository that users have access to. This maps I: Drive on the VDI desktops.