In the Devices area of the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) Web App, you can manage devices registered on the UMS Server. All devices registered on the UMS Server are shown.

Device changes made in the UMS Console are immediately available in the UMS Web App, and vice versa.

Menu path: UMS Web App > Devices

You can structure the Devices area by creating directories and subdirectories. When doing so, you should bear in mind that each device can only be stored in a single directory. 

Avoid placing too many devices in one folder. If you experience some kind of lagginess, refer to the tips regarding the folder structure under Performance Optimizations in IGEL UMS.

1Directory Tree

Shows all created directories and subdirectories. The format (x/y) specifies 1) the number of devices contained directly in the directory and 2) the total number of devices in the directory & all subdirectories of this directory.

2Device list

Shows all devices directly contained in the directory selected in the Directory Tree.

  • Paging for the navigation in the device list
  • Defining the number of devices to be displayed on one page
  • Filtering devices by Name, Product ID, Unit ID, Version, and IP Address
  • Sorting devices by Name, Product ID, Unit ID, Version, and IP Address
  • Right-click on the device opens a context menu.
3ADirectory information

Details for the directory selected in the Directory Tree

[Directory Name]
: The name of the selected directory

: Properties of the selected directory, e.g. the full Directory Path, Number of contained devices

Assigned Objects
: Directly and indirectly assigned objects, e.g. profiles, files, firmware updates, etc. For details, see Assigning Objects in the IGEL UMS Web App.

3BDevice information

Details for the device selected in the device list

Status display: The status of the selected device. For icons showing the device's status, see "Status Displays" below.

[Device Name]: The name of the selected device. It does not need to be identical to the name of the device in the network. The name of a device does not need to be unique and can be used a number of times.
To rename the device, click , type a new name, and press [Enter]. For other renaming options, see Renaming IGEL OS Devices.

Properties: Properties of the selected device, e.g. Last IPMAC Address, Unit ID, Last Contact, etc. 

The unit ID serves as a unique identifier of an endpoint device in the UMS. With IGEL devices, IGEL zero clients, devices converted with the IGEL UDC/OSC, and devices with the IGEL UMA, the unit ID is set to the MAC address of the device.
If the device is a UD Pocket, the unit ID is set to the serial number (without spaces and special characters), preceded by the prefix consisting of the USB vendor and product ID.

[Directory Path]: Full directory path for the selected device

Custom Properties: Allows changing such customizable properties as Site, Department, device attributes. To edit the properties, click .

Custom Device Attributes

Device attributes are currently configured only in the UMS Console under UMS Administration > Global Configuration > Device Attributes.

Whether you can change the values for the device attributes via the UMS Web App depends on your configuration of the Global Overwrite Rule and/or Overwrite Rule for a specific device attribute, see Managing Device Attributes for IGEL OS Devices.

Assigned Objects: Directly and indirectly assigned objects, e.g. profiles, apps, files, etc. For details, see Assigning Objects in the IGEL UMS Web App.

System Information: Shows such properties as CPU Type, Memory Size, Device Type, etc. To copy a property's value, click .

The following sections are displayed only if there are data available for the section.

Licenses: Details on the licenses for the selected device. To copy a value, click .

Network Adapter: Displays information about all available network adapters of a device. The section is available for devices with IGEL OS 11.07.100 or higher. For details, see the section "Network Adapters" under View Device Information in the IGEL UMS.

Installed Apps: Shows all apps present on the IGEL OS 12 device, their status and time when the device delivers the message about the app status. For details, see Checking Installed Apps via the IGEL UMS Web App.

User Login History: Shows up to 10 last user logins if the logging is enabled. For details on the logging activation, see the section "User Login History" under View Device Information in the IGEL UMS.


4Device commands

Device commands, e.g. power control commands, firmware updates, etc., are executed for an individual directory or an individual device. The status of the command execution is shown under Messages

 Click   to view all available device commands.

For details on the device commands, see "Device Commands" below.

Status Displays

The UMS monitors the status of the devices by regularly sending UDP packets. In accordance with the preset, this occurs every 3 seconds. For information on how to change the interval for the online check, see Devices.

When the device is connected via IGEL Cloud Gateway (ICG), a cloud symbol icon  is added to the device.

The exclamation mark indicates that changes, i.e. new configurations, files, profiles, etc., have not yet been transferred to the device.

Icons for an IGEL OS Device

The following icons show the status of an IGEL OS device:

The device is online.

The device is offline.

The device is being updated.

The status of the device is unknown or has not yet been processed.

Device Commands

The following commands can be executed for an individual device as well as for an individual directory (with the exception of shadowing and configuration editing). 

 Edit configuration

Allows you to edit configuration parameters for the selected device.

Here, you edit the device setup as you would if you were working at the endpoint device itself.


Shadowing: Launches a VNC session for the highlighted device if shadowing is enabled for this device, see Shadow.

For details on shadowing in the UMS, see Shadowing - Observe IGEL OS Desktop via VNC and UMS and Devices: Secure Shadowing.

 Assign object

Assigns / detaches an object, e.g. a profile, a file, etc. For details, see Assigning Objects in the IGEL UMS Web App.


Restarts the highlighted device.


Shuts down the highlighted device.

 Wake up

Starts the highlighted device via the network (Wake-on-LAN).

For details on configuring Wake-on-LAN in the UMS, see Wake on LAN.


Puts the highlighted device into suspend mode.

 Send settings

Reads out the complete last device configuration from the UMS database and sends it to the highlighted device.

 Receive settings

Reads the local configuration of the highlighted device, sends it to the UMS, and writes it to the database.

 Reset to factory defaults

Resets the highlighted device to the factory defaults; see Resetting a Device to Factory Defaults via the IGEL UMS Web App.

For other methods of resetting a device to factory defaults, see Reset to Factory Defaults and Resetting a Device with Unknown Administrator Password.


OS 11: Carries out a firmware update on the highlighted IGEL OS 11 device.

OS 12: Triggers the activation of the assigned app version for the selected IGEL OS 12 devices. The Update command is only needed if System > Update > Activate app after the installation is disabled; see How to Configure the Background App Update in the IGEL UMS Web App.

 Update on shutdown

Only for OS 11: Updates the firmware when the highlighted IGEL OS 11 device is shut down.

 Refresh system information

Refreshes the system information for the highlighted device.

 Refresh license information

Refreshes the license information for the highlighted device.

 Export as Profile

Exports device settings, see Exporting Device Settings as a Profile in the IGEL UMS Web App.

 Send message

Sends a message to the highlighted device; see Sending a Message to Devices via the IGEL UMS Web App.

If a user does not have sufficient rights, the command icons are grayed out. For information on permissions in the UMS, see Access Rights.