Beginning with VMware AirWatch Workspace ONE UEM Console 9.4, Zebra Stage Now is supported. Administrators can configure and generate device enrollment barcodes for both Android Legacy and Work Managed device enrollments entirely within VMware AirWatch.
Stage Now is a proprietary barcode scanning and device configuration tool created by Zebra. With Android 7.0 (Nougat), Zebra has removed the legacy Rapid Deployment client from devices, which leaves Stage Now as the primary barcode enrollment method for Nougat devices. Some important restrictions to consider include:
- Zebra Stage Now enrollment requires devices to have Android 7.0 (Nougat) and MX version 7.1+
- Zebra devices running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and below must continue to use Rapid Deployment as the barcode staging method.
- Agent 8.2 for Android
Implications for Customers
Zebra Stage Now is available with Workspace ONE UEM Console 9.4 and Agent 8.2 for Android. VMware AirWatch recommends adhering to the restrictions outlined previously to avoid encountering any potential issues.
Please reach out to your Zebra representative for more information on updating existing devices to Android 7.0 (Nougat) and MX 7.1+. Additionally, refer to the AirWatch Online Help and product guides for 9.4 here for more information on Stage Now and Android Work Managed vs. Android Legacy enrollment modes.
Support Contact Information
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