Adding a Linux Application to Lenovo Device Manager

Adding a Linux Application to Lenovo Device Manager

Lenovo Device Manager offers two methods to package Linux based applications – Automatic and Custom Packaging. Automatic method is used for basic executable file deployment while Custom packaging method can be used for more specific file deployments. All packages will be scanned by Lenovo prior to deployment to the portal.

Creating and Uploading an Automatic Package

Linux applications can be easily added to LDM Apps list that can be deployed to one or group of devices.

Platform

Package Types

Formats Supported

Max Size

Linux (Ubuntu)

App

.deb

2 GB

 
To create an automatic package :
  1. Navigate to App Management > Apps page. Click on Add Application + button.
  2. Select Linux from the Platform dropdown.
  3. Select App Package Type from the dropdown. Linux supports only App package type.
  4. Under Application File, select Automatic package.
  5. Drag and drop or upload .deb file. The maximum size of the upload file is 2 GB.
  6. Edit the App Name and Version (and icon, optional). 
    App Name can contain only numbers 0-9, dash, letters, and spaces.
  7. Click Submit to begin automatic packaging and scanning process.
  8. The new app will be added to the Apps list. Initially, the app status will display as In Scanning. After successful virus scanning, the app will be available for deployment (in Clean state).

Creating and Uploading a Custom Package

Custom package creation allows you to package and deploy applications and policies to your devices. For security reasons, all packages must be successfully scanned by Lenovo prior to deployment.
 

Platform

Package Types

Formats Supported

Max Size

Linux (Ubuntu)

App

.zip

4 GB


To upload a custom package : 
  1. Navigate to App Management > Apps page. Click on Add Application + button.
  2. Select Linux from the Platform dropdown.
  3. Select App Package Type from the dropdown. Linux supports only App package type.
  4. Under Application File, select Custom package.
  5. Drag and drop or upload .zip file. The maximum size of the upload file is 4 GB.
  6. Edit the App Name and Version (and icon, optional). 
    App Name can contain only numbers 0-9, dash, letters, and spaces.
  7. Click Submit to begin automatic packaging and scanning process.
  8. The new app will be added to the Apps list. Initially, the app status will display as In Scanning. After successful virus scanning, the app will be available for deployment (in Clean state). 


Viewing an Application

Once a Linux application is added to LDM, admins can view the application information and perform basic actions through the application's window. To access the app information, click Apps and then select the application.

Apps Info Tab

This tab displays the following options :
  1. App created and modified date, app ID
  2. Option to download the app 
  3. Read-only details – Platform, Package Type and Device
  4. Name and version of the app (editable fields)
  5. Option to upload an updated version of the app file
  6. App icon (with option to upload a new icon or remove the existing icon)

Deployment Schedules

This tab shows the list of scheduled deployments of the app and the details. Organization administrators can choose to delete the deployment by clicking the Delete icon.

Activity History Tab

This tab displays the following options :
  1. View the device Activity History 
  2. Export device activity history as CSV file

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