We're excited to announce the new Deployment Status setting that is available in Device Management 2.0. With this new setting, you can easily manage the current state of your devices, whether they're deployed and in use, waiting to be deployed, or have reached their end of life.
Whether you're responsible for the deployment and installation of devices or managing a fleet of Kontakt.io devices, the Deployment Status can help you keep track of your Kontakt.io device inventory.
The Deployment Status setting has three options designed to provide a clear indicator of the state of a device in its lifecycle.
To be deployed: this status indicates that the device is waiting to be installed and is not currently in use.
When this setting was released, all devices were set to To be deployed as the default value. And when you add devices by claiming a Kontakt.io Order ID, the devices are all set to To be deployed.
Deployed: this status indicates that the device has been installed and is currently in use.
End of life: this status indicates that the device has reached the end of its useful life and should be retired or replaced.
The Deployment Status setting is a virtual attribute that is only stored in Kio Cloud. An update to a virtual attribute setting does not result in a pending configuration that requires a device to synchronize to receive and download an update.
To start managing the Deployment Status of your devices, sign in to your Kio Cloud account, from the Launchpad, select Device Management 2.0.
For those that use our Device Management API to manage device configurations, the
deployment.status is available to you too as a virtual attribute configuration.
From the Tags and Infrastructure list views, with the Customize Table feature, you can add the Deployment Status column to the list view.
The first-time you are adding this column, you'll need to click Restore Default to display the Deployment Status setting.
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When you want to view your devices by a specific Deployment status, set the Search & Filter Criteria to Deployment Status and from the filter select a status. The same filtering options are available from both the Tags and Infrastructure menus.
The Deployment Status is available from the profile of a device from its General tab.
To update the Deployment Status of a Tag device, go to Tags and select the ID of the device. Its Deployment Status is available from its General tab.
You can do the same for Infrastructure devices. From the left menu, select Infrastructure > select the ID of device and update its Deployment Status from its General tab.
When you need to update the Deployment Status for a handful to hundreds of devices, be sure to use the Export (Download CSV) and Import CSV features. For detailed instructions, see Update the settings for multiple devices at the same time.
When updating a CSV file to be imported, the Deployment Status is required to be supplied in the following formats:
With this new setting, you can now keep your device inventory up-to-date by setting their Deployment Status. And by providing a clear picture of the lifecycle state of your Kontakt.io devices, you can optimize your device inventory and make more informed decisions.
So why wait? Try out this latest feature today and start optimizing the management of your Kontakt.io device inventory!