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Shopping provides the following features which support migration of applications during OS deployment:

Please refer to Self-service Operating System deployment for more information on configuring OS Deployment applications

You can optionally integrate with Application Migration to supplement Self-service Operating System deployment, whereby the Windows Servicing Assistant (WSA) or the Shopping OSD Wizard can shows users which applications will be migrated to their new OS.

When Shopping is used for self-service OS deployment, the OSD Wizard (Applications to reinstall page) lists applications that are currently installed and the corresponding applications that will be installed as a result of applying the defined Application rules. In order for Shopping to display this list when Application Migration is in use, it is necessary to enable Shopping integration with Application Migration as follows.

To integrate with Application Migration:

Integrating with Application Migration

  1. Under Integration in the Shopping Admin console, for AppMigration Endpoint enter the URL (in the format, http or https://serverFQDN:port) for the SLA platform.
  2. For AppMigration Mode choose AppMigration from the list.
  3. For SLA Platform Username enter user account that Shopping will use to query the SLA platform.
    1. If Application Migration is installed on SLA Platform 3.3, then add the user as described in SLA Platform 3.3: Creating a new user.
    2. If Application Migration is installed on Tachyon 4.1 then add this account as a Tachyon user without any permissions or roles, in Tachyon Settings, as described in Tachyon 4.1 - Users page.
  4. For SLA Platform Password enter the password for the user account specified in step 3.
  5. Click Save. If any of these parameters are incorrect or the endpoint is not available, you cannot save them until you resolve the errors.

AppClarity Integration must be set to False. A description of settings, their values and behavior are listed below:

 

SettingDefault valueNotes
AppClarity Database No default value setName of the AppClarity database to connect to.
AppClarity Database Server Instance No default value setName of database server instance hosting the AppClarity database.
  • Use the <ServerName> format If the AppClarity database is hosted on the default SQL Server instance
  • Use the <ServerName>\<InstanceName> format if the AppClarity database is hosted on a named SQL Server instance
AppClarity Endpoint No default value set

The AppClarity integration services URL. For example,

http://<server name>:8335/appclarity/services/integration

where <server name> is the server where the AppClarity service is installed. If the URL has been modified from the default, contact the AppClarity administrator for details of the integration services URL.

AppClarity IntegrationFalseValues are:
  • True – use AppClarity for software inventory
  • False
AppMigration Endpoint No default value set

The SLA Platform service endpoint URL that is used to query it for reinstall applications during as OS deployment. Used when the AppMigration mode is AppMigration. For example,

http://[ServerName.DomainName:Port]
https://[ServerName.DomainName:Port]
AppMigration ModeShoppingWhere information about applications to be reinstalled during an OS deployment is derived from:
  • Shopping – information is derived from Shopping
  • AppMigration – information is derived from the SLA Platform
Catalog Endpoint No default value set

Location where the 1E Catalog is installed. Examples:

http://localhost/CatalogWeb/Api

http(s)://[ServerName.DomainName[:Port]]/CatalogWeb/Api
Integration ModeAppClarity

Indicates how Shopping applications and application migration rules are mapped to applications:

  • AppClarity - only used for AppClarity 5.0 (or earlier)
  • Catalog

If you are running AppClarity 5.1 or later, use the upgrade tool to update existing application mapping and application migration rules to use the Catalog and update Integration Mode to Catalog.

SLA Platform Password No default value setThe password for the SLA Platform account used to query the platform for reinstall applications during and OS deployment. This setting sis required when AppMigration Mode is AppMigration.
SLA Platform Username No default value set

The name of the SLA Platform account (in the format: user@domain) used to query the platform for reinstall applications during an OS deployment. This setting is required when AppMigration Mode is AppMigration.

What users experience

  • For users requesting a self-service OS migration from the Shopping Web:
    • they cannot choose the applications to reinstall during a self-service OS migration
    • if you previously used the AppMapping feature and have migrated to Application Mapping, users will see a list of their previously shopped for apps in My Software
  • For administrators shopping on behalf of others:
    • on the Reinstall tab, the option to choose specific application to be reinstalled on machines is not available
    • on the Select New Apps tab, only applications that come with the new OS are listed and the option to select additional applications as part of this deployment is not available
    • OSD mapping rules and OSD machine mapping details are not available