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Deploying BloxOne Endpoint by Using Apple Remote Desktop (ARD)

To deploy BloxOne Endpoint on multiple Apple devices using ARD, complete the following:

  1. In the Cloud Services Portal, click Administration -> Downloads.
  2. On the Downloads page, click Download Mac Client Installer Package to download the latest version of Endpoint on the supported Apple server that you plan to use for the BloxOne Endpoint deployment.
  3. Install ARD on the Apple server that you plan to use for the BloxOne Endpoint deployment.
  4. Open the ARD, navigate to Scanner in the left panel, and then select Local Network from the menu.
  5. In the right panel, select all the client devices on which you want to deploy Endpoint.
  6. Click the Copy icon at the top of the ARD to copy the customer_id.txt file to the client devices.

  7. You can also configure endpoint_group.txt and systray_icon.txt along with customer_id.txt. The customer_id.txt is mandatory. However, endpoint_group.txt and systray_icon.txt are optional. If you want to configure endpoint_group.txt and systray_icon.txt, you will need to copy the files similar to customer_id.txt.
  8. In the Copy Items dialog, complete the following, and then click Copy:
    Ensure that all the devices have the “Available” status. If any of the selected client devices are not available, you can run Scanner again to search for the devices.
    In the Item to copy list, select the customer_id.txt file.
    In the Place items in field, enter /Library/Application Support/Infoblox/BloxOne Endpoint.
  9. After the copying is complete and successful, click the Install icon at the top of the ARD to install the Endpoint package.
  10. In the Install Packages dialog, complete the following, and then click Install Packages: Select the Endpoint package.
    Keep all the default options selected unless you need to make specific changes based on your business needs.
    Endpoint is automatically installed on the client devices. It might take up to a few minutes for the installation to complete.

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Deploying BloxOne Endpoint by Using JAMF

To deploy BloxOne Endpoint on multiple Apple devices using JAMF, complete the following:

  1. In the Cloud Services Portal, click Administration -> Downloads.
  2. On the Downloads page, click Download Mac Client Installer Package to download the latest version of Endpoint on the supported Apple server that you plan to use for the BloxOne Endpoint deployment.
  3. Upload the downloaded  zip file to Jamf using either Jamf Admin or directly uploaded on Jamf Pro.
  4. Create a new policy or update an existing policy on Jamf Cloud.
  5. Select the “Packages” payload and add the uploaded zip file eg: BloxOneEndpoint-2.1.3.zip.
  6. Set an appropriate trigger (such as recurring check-in) and execution frequency of once per computer.

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Deploying BloxOne Endpoint by Using Command-Line Interface (CLI)

Before running the CLI command, you need to download the file by the following steps:

  1. In the Cloud Services Portal, click Administration -> Downloads.
  2. On the Downloads page, click Download Mac Client Installer Package to download the latest version of Endpoint on the supported Apple server that you plan to use for the BloxOne Endpoint deployment.

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Deploying BloxOne Endpoint by Using Workspace ONE MDM

To deploy BloxOne Endpoint on multiple Apple devices Workspace ONE MDM, complete the following: 

  1. In the Cloud Services Portal, click Administration > Downloads.

  2. On the Downloads page, click Download Mac Client Installer Package to download the latest version of Endpoint on the supported Apple server that you plan to use for the BloxOne Endpoint deployment.

  3. Download and install Workspace One Intelligent Hub from https://getwsone.com
  4. Open Workspace One Intelligent Hub, and enroll your devices to the Workspace One server.

  5. To verify that the devices have been enrolled, go to Devices>List view in ‘Workspace One portal’. All enrolled devices are displayed here.

  6. Create an assignment group from Groups & Settings >Assignment groups and assign the enrolled devices to install version 2.3.1 of the application. You can create assignment groups based on users, devices, or user groups.

  7. Extract the zip file from step 2 and upload the package(.pkg) file to Apps & Books > Native > Internal > Add > Application. Click CONTINUE to proceed to the next step. 

    Image 1Using the Add Application screen to add an organization’s Group ID and to upload the application file


  8. On the next screen, select the deployment type as Full Software Management (see Image 2).

    Image 2: Using the Add Application screen to select Full Software Management as a deployment type


  9. Generate the .plist file by following the instructions provided here.
  10. Use the upload feature Metadata File to browse for and upload the generated .plist file, and then click CONTINUE.

    Image 3: Uploading the generated .plist file



  11. On the Add Application - BloxOneEndpoint v 2.1.3 screen, choose the Scripts tab.

    Image 4The Scripts tab on the Add Application - BloxOneEndpoint v 2.1.3 screen




  12.  In the Install scripts section of the Scripts tab, add the following lines for the pre-install script. Note that the value of $customer_id can be taken from the .zip file>customer_id.txt (refer to step 7).

         #!/bin/sh
         echo $customer_id > customer_id.txt
         sudo mkdir /Library/Application\ Support/Infoblox
         sudo mkdir /Library/Application\ Support/Infoblox/BloxOne\ Endpoint
         sudo cp customer_id.txt  /Library/Application\ Support/Infoblox/BloxOne\ Endpoint/

  13. Click SAVE & ASSIGN.

  14. In the Distribution pane of the BloxOneEndpoint – Assignment screen, type in the name of the assignment, choose an assignment group, select the app delivery method Auto, and click CREATE.

    Image 5Specifying the distribution details of an assignment


  15. Click SAVE to save the assignment.

    Image 6The BloxOneEndpoint - Assignment screen showing created assignment


  16. Click PUBLISH.

    Image 7The BloxOneEndpoint - Assignment screen showing published assignments


  17. Now assignment will be pushed to the device. If this does not happen automatically, go to Devices -> select the device -> click Install.

    Image 8The BloxOneEndpoint v 2.1.3 screen listing client devices on which Endpoint has been installed


  18. Endpoint is automatically installed on the client devices. It may take up to several minutes for the installation to complete the install process.

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Installing BloxOne Endpoint

To install BloxOne Endpoint, use the following command:

sudo installer -allowUntrusted -verbose -pkg ~/Downloads/BloxOneEndpoint-2.1.3/BloxOneEndpoint-2.1.3.pkg -target 

This is assuming that the downloaded zip file is extracted to ~/Downloads/BloxOneEndpoint-2.1.3 and assumes the application version is 2.1.3.

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Uninstalling BloxOne Endpoint

To uninstall BloxOne Endpoint, use the following command:

sudo sh /Applications/Infoblox/Uninstall\ BloxOne\ Endpoint.app/Contents/Resources/ib_rc_uninstall.sh --delete_app_data

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