Deploying an Application

Deploying an Application

LDM allows users to deploy applications to specific devices or to a group of devices. One or more applications can be deployed to a device or group of devices from this page. 
Apps that are in the Clean state can only be deployed to devices/device groups. When selecting multiple apps, if one app is not in the Clean state, the Deploy button will be disabled. Make sure that you select the apps that are in the Clean state.

Deploying Applications to a Device

  1. Navigate to App Management > Apps page and select the checkbox next to the app(s) you want to deploy to the devices.
  2. Click Deploy at the top of the page.
  3. In the Deploy Apps pop-up screen,
    1. Select Devices - Click the Devices tab. Select the checkbox next to the device(s) to which you want to deploy the app. Users can also use the search box to search for a specific device by its name easily.
    2. Click Next. 
    3. Set Deploy Time - Choose when you want to deploy the app on the device. You can choose to Deploy Now or Schedule the Deployment.



Only devices that are compatible with the applications are shown.
      1. Deploy Now - The deployment will start immediately and complete in few minutes.



      2. Schedule Deployment - You can pre-select a specific (future) date and time to deploy the application on the device. Say, you have already created a schedule to deploy for a specific app. When you try to create a new schedule to deploy the app, you will see a warning message as "A schedule to deploy this app to the selected device(s) already exists. Do you want to overwrite that deployment?". Click Proceed to overwrite the previous deployment. 
      3. Click Next to go to the next step.

      4. Review - In this screen, you can review the selected apps, the deployment schedule and the list of devices where the apps will be deployed. If you are happy with the details on this page, click Submit to submit the apps for deployment.

        Select the "Schedule deployments of selected apps to other devices" checkbox if you want to deploy the apps on to other devices. Upon clicking Submit, the scheduled deployment will be submitted and you will see the Select Devices screen again to deploy apps to other devices. When the checkbox is unselected, clicking Submit will submit the app for deployment and take the user back to the Apps screen.

If Deploy Now was selected, the deployment process will start immediately after the Submit button is clicked. If Schedule Deployment was selected, the deployment will be queued and will happen on the selected date at the specific time. You can keep track of the deployment status of the app under the Deployments tab in the Apps Info tray. You can also keep track of the deployment status under Device Management > Devices > (select the device) > Apps > Scheduled Deployments page. All scheduled deployments will have the status as Pending.

Deploying Applications to a Device Group

  1. Navigate to App Management > Apps page and select the checkbox next to the app(s) you want to deploy to the devices.
  2. Click Deploy at the top of the page.
  3. In the Deploy Apps pop-up screen, 
    1. Select Devices - Click the Groups tab. Select the checkbox next to the device group(s) to which you want to deploy the app. Users can also use the search box to search for a specific device group by its name easily.  Click Next to go to the next step.
    2. Schedule Deployment - This is the same as deploying the app to a device. You can pre-select a specific (future) date and time to deploy the application on the device. If a schedule already exists, click Proceed to overwrite the previous deployment.

      Once the deploy time is selected, click Next to go to the next step.
    3. Review - In this screen, you can review the selected apps, the deployment schedule and the list of devices where the apps will be deployed. If you are happy with the details on this page, click Submit to submit the apps for deployment. The "Schedule deployments of selected apps to other devices" works the same way as deploying to a device.
  4. Click SubmitThe deployment will be submitted. Since Deploy Now was selected, the deployment process will start immediately after the Submit button is clicked. If Schedule Deployment was selected, the deployment will be queued and will happen on the selected date at the specific time.

Generating a Full Deployment History Report 

You can generate a complete report with detailed information related to all deployed applications added to LDM. 
  1. To generate the report:
  2. Navigate to App Management > Apps.
  3. Click Deployment History.
  4. A .CSV file is downloaded to your computer, displaying this information: App name., App extension, Version, App type, Patform, Device name, Serial number, Product family, Deployment Status and Deployment Date.

Generating Deployment History Report for a Specific Application

You can generate a report with detailed information related to the deployment history of a specific application. 
To generate the report:
  1. Navigate to App Management > Apps.
  2. Click on the Application from the table to open the App Tray.
  3. Select the “Deployment Schedules” tab.
  4. Click on the “Export” button.
A .CSV file is downloaded to your computer, displaying this information: Device name, Serial number, Product family, Deployment Status and Deployment Date




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