There's a lot to consider when you're planning a XenMobile deployment. What devices should you choose? How should you manage them? How do you ensure that your network remains secure while still being user friendly? What hardware do you need in place and how do you troubleshoot it? This handbook aims to help answer those questions and more. Throughout the following pages, you'll find use cases and recommendations on topics that cover your deployment concerns, as well as questions you may have never thought to ask.
Keep in mind that a guideline or recommendation might not apply to all environments or use cases. Be sure to set up a test environment before going live with a XenMobile deployment.
The handbook has three main sections:
- Assess: Common use cases and questions to consider when planning your deployment.
- Design & Configure: Recommendations for designing and configuring your environment
- Operate & Monitor: Ensuring the smooth operation of your running environment.
As with any deployment, assessing your needs should be your first priority. What is your primary need for XenMobile? Do you need to manage every device in your environment or just the apps? Maybe you need to manage both. How secure do you need your XenMobile environment to be? Let's look at common use cases and questions for you to consider when planning your deployment.
Once you finish assessing your deployment needs, you can make decisions regarding the design and configuration of your environment. Choosing the hardware for your server, setting up policies for apps and devices, and getting users enrolled are just a few of the things you'll need to plan out. This section includes use cases and recommendations for each of these scenarios and more.
After your XenMobile environment is up and running, you'll want to monitor it to ensure smooth operation. The monitoring section discusses where you can find the various logs and messages XenMobile and its components generate, as well as how to read those logs. This section also includes a number of common troubleshooting steps you can follow to reduce customer support feedback time.