Update: VMware announced end of availability for Mobile-Specific View in Workspace ONE UEM Console as of August 2018. You can read more about this here.
To me, mobility means freedom staying connected and getting things done without being tied down to a desktop or even a laptop despite its portability.
With this in mind, I don’t consider any solution complete unless it offers access to the management console right from my smartphone with either a 4.7 or 5.1-inch screen.
Mobile Admin by SolarWinds (formerly known as Rove Mobile Admin before the buyout) quickly came to mind when I was a systems administrator. I still remember using it on my Blackberry Bold with a 2.8-inch screen to increase a user’s mailbox quota while sitting in my car miles away from the office.
Thankfully, AirWatch offers a mobile version of the console. I first learned about it since AirWatch console version 8.
Here are the steps to access the mobile console from your AirWatch Browser.
- Browse to https://AirWatch-Console-URL/airwatch (you can find it under GROUPS & SETTINGS -> All Settings -> System -> Advanced -> Site URLs -> Console URL)
- Log into the AirWatch web console with the same credential
- Click on the device you wish to perform additional actions on, or tap on the magnifier glass on the upper right-hand corner to perform a search.
- You can also go to the full site by tapping on the gear-head icon shown below.