Dynamic device groups have an active membership, meaning mobile devices are automatically added or removed from a device group based on specific conditions. Dynamic grouping is typically better than manual grouping because it has more enforcing capability and requires less manual effort. Listed below are some use cases of dynamic device groups.
Group all inactive or non-compliant devices
Group devices based on OS
Group based on device ownership (e.g., management, sales, support)
Create new rules to configure a dynamic device group
Use conditions to specify the criteria required for grouping devices. You can add multiple conditions to filter out devices. You can automatically add devices to a dynamic device group that qualify for the defined criteria.
Under Configure Conditions, select properties. The properties are made of eight sections along with corresponding sub-properties:
sections along with corresponding sub-properties:
Make, model, total RAM
Application, build version, firmware/BIOS, MDM agent version, OS version, OS type
Enrollment – date and method; Management – Mode, state, type
Bluetooth mac address, connection – status and type, ethernet mac address carrier, firewall, IP address, WiFi SSID, WiFi mac address
Device storage, external storage
Battery – level and temperature, CPU temperature, screen temperature
Apart from the default properties, Scalefusion allows you to create custom fields as per your requirement
Select the required property. Click on the + sign to add the sub-property. It will be named Condition 1 by default.
Note: You can rename condition groups by clicking on the edit icon next to it
For the added sub-property, select the operator from the drop-down list. The type of operators available to set the conditions depends on the sub-property type.
Add values to the sub-property to complete defining the rule
Note: The values change based on the sub-property type. It can be text, a drop-down list or a date widget
You can use the AND / OR operators between conditions
To create another condition, repeat steps 5-7
Click Next to complete defining the rule
Note: You can also add multiple conditions in a single condition group. Use the AND / OR operators between conditions.The AND condition implies that all conditions under a condition group must be met. The OR condition executes when at least one of the conditions is satisfied.A condition group can include some properties more than once. These include Any ApplicationMDM AgentVersion ManagementState Management TypeOS TypeOS Version
Set Automation Rules
Under the Automation Rules, Schedules & Alerts tab, you can apply the rule to your device group; it will remove the devices from the group which don’t meet the conditions and vice-versa
Set a schedule that allows the dynamic group to run at periodic intervals
Run and execute the rule every 6 or 12 hours. You can schedule a sync everyday or repeat it on selected days.
Pick your home timezone
Select a time for periodic sync
Configure Email Alerts
Set up notification alerts via email. The email shares a summary of the number of devices added and removed from the dynamic device group. You will also find a CSV doc containing device details.
Click Test Run
Click Create Rule. You will find the rule under the Automation tab.
Note:A log file is generated every time the rule is executed An icon will be displayed on a dynamic device group for quick identification Scalefusion gives you the option to edit or delete the rules that make the device groups dynamic
Dynamic device groups are a useful method to filter devices based on their properties. When a rule is applied to a device group, the device count or group membership gets automatically adjusted. Experience Dynamic Device Groups with a 14-day free trial.