Retiring a Device and Reusing the Label on a New Device
This topics describes the steps to follow in a scenario where the
Label field for devices must be unique. Consequently, you cannot
retire a badge and reuse the old label on a new device unless you change the old label first.
The Label field is important for making Device Management reports clear
To retire a device and reuse the label on a new device:
If you have not done so already, log into the Administration Console and create a
Vocera group named "Retired Devices."
Complete steps 1 to 5 in Beginning to Manage Devices.
Update fields in the Add/Edit Device dialog box:
In the Label field, add "OLD-" to the beginning of
the label and ".1" to the end of the label.
Click the Select button to the right of the
Owner field. Select the "Retired Devices" group, and
then click Finish.
In the Status field, select "Retired" from the
In the Notes field, enter today’s date, notes
indicating the reason for retiring the device, and your initials.
You can now assign the old badge label to a new badge. See Labeling Devices.