Review Workspace ONE AirLift

You will now review additional features and settings of AirLift to familiarize yourself with the console before upcoming exercises.

1. Review Devices in AirLift and Compare to SCCM

AirLift imports Windows 10 devices that are active SCCM Clients.  Let's take a look at what AirLift has imported and compare it to SCCM.  

In the AirLift Console in Chrome,

  1. Click on Devices in AirLift.
  2. Review details on the device imported into AirLift.

1.1. Compare Imported Devices to SCCM Device List

  1. Click the SCCM Console icon from the taskbar to return to the SCCM Console.
  2. Click on Assets and Compliance.
  3. Click on Devices.
  4. Review the list of devices in SCCM.  Notice there is only one active SCCM client that is running Windows 10.  This is the system that was imported into AirLift.

2. Review Applications in AirLift and compare to SCCM

AirLift imports metadata on SCCM Applications and allows these applications to be imported via APIs to Workspace ONE UEM.  This greatly simplifies the process of migrating applications to Workspace ONE without the need for repackaging.  

Back in the AirLift Console in Chrome,

  1. Click on Applications.
  2. Review the list of applications that have already been imported into AirLift.

2.1. Review Applications in SCCM

  1. Click the SCCM Console icon from the task bar.
  2. Click on Software Library.
  3. Expand Application Management.
  4. Click Applications.
  5. Review the applications in SCCM - notice they match what was imported into AirLift.

This module will not cover managing and migrating applications using AirLift in detail.  If you wish to learn more on this subject, refer to Module 6 - Migrating Applications from SCCM.

3. Review the AirLift Activity Log

The activity logs shows details of actions such as exporting applications, or setting Workspace ONE or SCCM connection information.

In the AirLift Console in Chrome,

  1. Click on Activity Log.
  2. Review the Activity Log details.  Notice that the actions you have taken during this exercise have been logged here for review.  This section can be useful for recalling past actions and troubleshooting.

4. Review the AirLift Settings

All of the account settings that were set during the initial launch of AirLift can be modified in the Settings section.  In addition, Enrollment settings are managed here.   The enrollment section lets you build a custom enrollment package in SCCM or select an existing one.  

  1. Click on Settings in AirLift.
  2. Review the Workspace ONE settings.  These settings can be updated from here if required.
  3. Scroll down to Enter connection information for System Center Configuration Manager.

4.1. Review SCCM Connection Info

  1. Review the SCCM settings. These settings can be updated from here if required.
  2. Scroll back up to the very top.

4.2. Review Enrollment Application

  1. Click the Enrollment tab to manage enrollment settings.
  2. Select Yes for Use Existing Enrollment Application.
  3. You can select an existing SCCM application to use for enrollment.

DO NOT select anything for now, you will return to these settings when enrolling a device in upcoming steps.

5. Review the AirLift Dashboard

The AirLift dashboard provides real-time information on your workloads which are managed by AirLift.

  1. Click Dashboard.
  2. The Devices section shows the number of devices managed by Workspace ONE UEM.
  3. The Applications section shows the number of applications managed by Workspace ONE UEM.
  4. The Top Workloads section shows the highest workloads on enrolled systems.
  5. The Co-Management by Collection section shows the breakdown of SCCM and Co-Management by collection.

Now that you are familiar with the overview of AirLift, the upcoming exercises will show how to use AirLift to manage and enroll a device.

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