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    How to configure systems using Apply Workflow(s)?

    Using Workflows

    The Apply Workflow(s) operation simplifies system configuration. Instead of applying actions to your system(s) separately, you can arrange separate actions into a workflow, and let AirVantage execute those actions in the order you want.

    The Apply Workflow(s) window offers pre-defined workflows in the left-hand column. In the main column, by default, it shows you the Basic Workflow, which includes:

    • Configure Communication: Communication intervals with AirVantage
    • Install Firmware

    The default Apply Workflow(s) window also includes a Send Wakeup operation.

    Using a pre-defined workflow is recommended because it enforces an order of operations that is required for a successful configuration. If you create a custom workflow using individual actions (described below), you must ensure that the order of operations is correct. For example, you must ensure that communication is configured before installing firmware.

    Once you click Launch and the Apply Workflow(s) process begins, the operations are executed one after another, resulting in the desired configuration. Please note that this process undertakes one operation step only at each device communication interval. The overall configuration may take few device heartbeat periods. The device will reboot one or more times during this process.

    Selecting Systems

    Before applying workflows, you must select one or more systems from the list on the Upgrade > Systems screen.

    Apply Workflow(s) is not available when you select all systems in your company. Also, if you select systems running different firmware versions, AirVantage prompts you to select systems running the same firmware. Hint: Select systems of the same device type and firmware.

    Basic Workflow

    Configure device communication

    Heartbeat is the time interval that the device will communicate to AirVantage.

    All relevant jobs that are in queue in ALMS are triggered based on the heartbeat. This timer cannot be set to less than 15 minutes, unless your account is in the ALMS ARA offer class. Note that the heartbeat will consume around 1.4 Kb of data.

    Clicking More expands the window to show two additional timers that relate to the status icon that appears on the Upgrade > Systems page. You can enter a timeout value to change the green icon to amber and from amber to red.

    Install Firmware

    This option lets you apply a firmware update to the systems.

    Prior to selecting this option ensure that you are selecting a valid upgrade version. Some older firmware versions have dependencies that may require an incremental update. In that case, apply the valid version. You will be able to apply the latest version once the systems are registered and communicating with AirVantage.

    Creating a Custom Workflow

    You can customize your workflows by adding actions to an existing Workflow or by creating your own workflow from the individual actions available in the left column of the Apply Workflow(s) window.

    Click Show individual actions to display the list of available actions, and then drag and drop actions into the main window to create a workflow.

    To remove an action, click its “bin” icon ( ) or drag the action back into the left-hand column.

    Most of the individual actions are described in the sections above, and include:

    • Configure communication
    • Install Firmware
    • Apply Labels
    • Send Wakeup: Wakes up a communication application that forces the system to communicate with AirVantage