Prerequisites for SaaS and On-premises Deployments
Before creating provisioning packages, you must meet the Dell Provisioning for VMware Workspace ONE requirements.
- Workspace ONE UEM 9.7 and above
- Workspace ONE UEM Admin Account
- Install the VMware Factory Provisioning Service (On-premises Deployments)
- Validate using a Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise device (physical or virtual machine)
Dell Provisioning for VMware Workspace ONE requires enabling some of the following components depending on your deployment type: Software Distribution, File Storage, and a CDN. Refer to the table for which components are required based on your deployment.
- Enable a content distribution network. For more information, see Configure Akamai in Workspace ONE UEM Console.
- Enable Software Distribution. For more information on configuring Software Distribution, see Distribution of Win32 Applications.
- SaaS customers must contact VMware for assistance enabling Software Distribution.
- Enable File Storage with sufficient storage space for apps. For more information, see File Storage.
|Workspace ONE UEM Deployment||Software Distribution||File Storage||CDN||Default Storage (GB)|
||Enabled, if licensed||N/A||Enabled and Required||25 GB|
|SaaS Dedicated version 9.7 and above||Enabled, if licensed||N/A||Enabled and Required||25 GB|
|On-premises version 9.7||Disabled by default, but required||Required||Disabled by default, but required||Same size allocated for File Storage|
|On-premises version 1810 and above||Enabled by default||Optional but recommended||Disabled by default and optional||5 GB without File Storage|
1. Install the VMware Factory Provisioning Service
The VMware Factory Provisioning service enables exporting of applications from Workspace ONE UEM console (version 9.7 or later) into a Windows Provisioning Package (.ppkg) for offline provisioning of Windows devices. This service must be installed and configured in order to use Dell Provisioning for VMware Workspace ONE.
The VMware Factory Provisioning Service is installed by default on SaaS hosted deployments, however for on-premises customers you must first download and install the VMware Factory Provisioning Service. You can download the VMware Factory Provisioning Service from the My Workspace ONE Resources Portal here.
By default you will want to install the Factory Provisioning Service on the Workspace ONE UEM Console server to match the default configured site URL. Lets step through how to install the VMware Factory Provisioning Service.
Click the folder icon on the desktop taskbar.
1.1. Navigate to Factory Provisioning Folder
- Expand Documents.
- Expand HOL.
- Click Factory Provisioning.
- Double click VMware Factory Provisioning Service.exe.
1.3. License Agreement
- Click I accept the terms in the license agreement.
- Click Next.
1.4. Custom Setup
1.5. Ready to Install the Program
1.6. Successfully Completed
You have successfully installed the Factory Provisioning Service. Now lets ensure its properly running and take a look at the logging locations.
2. Validating Factory Provisioning Service and Logging Locations
The installation log for the VMware Factory Provisioning Service is located in the same directory as the setup executable. If the setup fails view this log for more details.
2.1. Task Manager
- Right-click the taskbar.
- Click Task Manager.
- Click Services.
- Ensure the AirWatchFactoryProvisioningService is Running.
2.3. Factory Provisioning Service Log
- Scroll down until you see Local Disk.
- Expand Local Disk > AirWatch > Factory Provisioning Service > Services > logs.
- AW.FactoryProvisioning.Service.log is the log which contains all of the details of the actions taken by the Factory Provisioning Service. You will notice a log entry which states it created the C:\AirWatch\ProvisioningPackaging directory.
- Close the File Explorer, by clicking the red X.