You must select a previously configured file server when you make Download Files or Upload Files the action of your Event Action. Making such a selection provides a source and destination for these files.

If you have not yet configured a file server for this purpose, see Add a File Server for Event Actions, Android.

You can only see these options in the Actions tab of the Add Event Action screen, and only when you select as your action either Download Files or Upload Files.

Procedure

  1. Complete the following options to configure the Download Files or Upload Files action.
    Setting Description
    Select Action This option is pre-populated with either Download Files or Upload Files.
    File Server Select from the list of Existing file servers you have configured previously. If no file servers are configured, select the Create New button followed by New File Server to add a file server and consult Add a File Server for Event Actions, Android.
    Source

    For Download Files, the source is a file on the file server. Enter the path on the file server where the file can be found.

    For Upload Files, the source is a file on your device. Enter the directory or file path on your device where the file can be found.

    Destination

    For Download Files, the destination is your device. Enter the directory or file path on your device where the file is going.

    For Upload Files, the destination is the file server. Enter the path on the file server where the file is going.

    Folder Naming

    This option is available only when Upload Files is the Select Action.

    When multiple Upload Files actions use the same destination folder, there is a risk that identically named files might overwrite each other.

    To reduce this risk, files can be uploaded into dynamically generated child folders for each assigned device. You can use a lookup value to give identically named files a unique folder name. When you review the uploaded files on the file server, the folder name identifies the user or device from which it came.

    Select one or more of the following lookup values to make the destination folder name unique.

    • DeviceAssetNumber
    • DeviceUid
    • DeviceFriendlyName
    • User name
    • UserEmailAddress

    For more information, see Lookup Values. You can also perform a search on docs.vmware.com.

  2. Select the Update button to save your configuration.