Adding Linux (Ubuntu) Devices

Adding Linux (Ubuntu) Devices

Lenovo Device Manager allows organization admins to claim Linux (Ubuntu) Edge or PC devices easily. Users can download the provisioning pack with the necessary files and apply to the devices. Any Lenovo Linux (Ubuntu) device can be automatically claimed on the LDM platform by installing the LDM Provisioning Pack to the device.  

The LDM Provisioning Pack (device.zip) is a zip file. The zip file contains:  
  1. install.sh - The shell script that will install the UDC client in the Windows device. 
  2. udc.deb - The UDC setup file 
  3. udc-provision.json - The UDC Service information, task control settings, device parameters to be fetched when running the provisioning pack 
 The setup is unique for the organization and must not be shared. 

Automatically Claiming a Linux (Ubuntu) Device

  1. Navigate to Device Management > Devices page. Click on ✚ Claim Device button.
  2. Select the device type (PC/SmartEdge) to be added.
  3. Select the OS type (Linux (Ubuntu).
  4. Set the values of Installer Expiration (7 days/30 days/60 days/90 days/365 days) and Maximum Usage (5K Devices/10K Devices/50K Devices) from the dropdown. Click Download Provisioning Pack.

  5. The provisioning pack will get downloaded (device.zip). This can be used on the current device, distributed to multiple devices, or saved to a USB for on-prem installation.
  6. Unzip and copy the files to an empty folder on the Linux (Ubuntu) device. For example, /home/<device name>/Downloads.
  7. Open the folder location containing the install.sh script (e.g., /home/<device name>/Downloads).
  8. Open the Terminal window and execute the install.sh shell script with administrative privileges. 
  9. If the execution process is successful, you will see that the udc.service will be active and in running state. The Lenovo UDC Agent will also be in the Started state.
  10. Navigate to Device Management > Devices page. The Ubuntu device will be listed in the device list. Follow the steps in this article to assign a license to the device and perform the device operations. 

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