Last week, IBM announced the next release of IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices (see the announcement here). This update included a bunch of new goodies such as Self Service portal, Enhanced Enrollment Options, Location Services for iOS and Office 365 support. I’ll include further information on these updates on this blog in the coming weeks.
So just how easy is it to upgrade your current IEM for MDM to this latest release? I’d say it took me less than ten minutes, and I’ve included some screen captures of the process below. OK, let’s get started…
On my server, I first went to the Health Checks window as shown below. Instead of the Status being all green, it showed two items with a red Fail status.
I proceeded to the Upgrade Management Extender for Apple iOS and clicked on the link. IEM automatically detected the component that needed upgrading and I then clicked on Take Action.
IBM Endpoint Manager then automatically downloaded the updated software components from our cloud based content servers as shown:
Approximately five minutes later, the update was applied, yay !
You’ll remember in the Health Check window, I had to also activate two new analysis. So again, I clicked on the link to do these too.
The Heath Checks dashboard will now have a green Pass status.
Easy hey! It’s expected that in the new few days the endpoint applications will be automatically available too on the Apple AppStore and Google Play. If you have any queries on this release, feel free to post them on our developerWorks forum.