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Prerequisites for SOTI MobiControl as source

Required environment's information

You need to first setup all general prerequisites before proceeding to this guide.

Get the Exodus Companion App on your devices

This setup needs to be done in your source EMM and will differ depending on the OS of your targeted devices.

For iOS devices

Installing an app on your device fleet with its configuration is done in one step in the console.

Add the Companion app to the catalog with its configuration

You need to add the Exodus Companion app from the AppStore to your source EMM’s app catalog. From the MobiControl portal, in the menu click Rules then select the Apple top tab and Rules bottom tab.
Then, right click on the Application Catalog to create a new rule for app distribution. (see fig. 1.1).

figure 1.1

Creating an App distribution rule

Choose a Name for your rule (i.e. Exodus) (see fig. 1.2).

figure 1.2

Name the rule

Then Add an application, choose App Store Applications. Search for Exodus Companion (see fig. 1.3).

figure 1.3

Name the rule

Before continuing, click the Advanced button. Force the app installation by selecting Mandatory as Application Type and prevent application removal on un-enroll by unchecking the Remove App when device is un-enrolled checkbox. Optionally, you can tell the application to update automatically when an update is available (see fig. 1.4).

figure 1.4

Advanced options

Validate the advanced settings and add an Application Configuration to configure the Exodus Companion. Under the Configuration Command, provide the following XML, by replacing #your-instance-name# with the name of your instance (see fig. 1.5).

<dict>
    <key>server-url</key>
    <string>https://#your-instance-name#-api.exodus.tools</string>
    <key>serial-number</key>
    <string>%SERIALNUM%</string>
</dict>

figure 1.5

App Configuration

Validate the application and finish the configuration of the rule by selecting the group to which it will apply.

Important

Make sure you leave the Remove App when device is un-enrolled options unchecked, in order for the Companion to stay and finish the process until the device is enrolled in the target EMM.

For Android devices

For Android devices, nothing needs to be done. Each user will install the companion app themselves by following a dynamic link sent to them via an email by the Exodus server when the migration starts.

Work profile

For Work Profile, it's strongly recommended to approve the Exodus companion application from your Google Play Enterprise Account.

Note

The Exodus companion application must be installed outside the Work Profile container.
But if a user tries to start their migration inside the Work Profile container, with an approved application, we can help them follow the migration steps. Otherwise, they will be redirected to an empty page on the Play Store.

For Mac computers

Migration of Mac computers from MobiControl is not supported in Exodus yet.