Retiring a Device and Reusing the Label on a New Device

Scenario: 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 and understandable.

To retire a device and reuse the label on a new device:

  1. If you have not done so already, log into the Administration Console and create a Vocera group named "Retired Devices."
  2. Complete steps 1 to 5 in Beginning to Manage Devices.
  3. Update fields in the Add/Edit Device dialog box:
    1. In the Label field, add "OLD-" to the beginning of the label and ".1" to the end of the label.
    2. Click the Select button to the right of the Owner field. Select the "Retired Devices" group, and then click Finish.
    3. In the Status field, select "Retired" from the drop-down list.
    4. In the Notes field, enter today’s date, notes indicating the reason for retiring the device, and your initials.
    5. Click Save.
  4. You can now assign the old badge label to a new badge. See Labeling Devices.