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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 8.1 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Getting started Using the Dashboard Configuring the appliance Setting up user accounts and user authentication Configuring security settings Preparing for deployment Managing device inventory Using labels Creating a Windows or Linux Boot Environment Managing drivers Capturing images Capturing user states Creating scripted installations Creating a task sequence Automating deployments Performing manual deployments Managing custom deployments Imaging Mac devices About the Remote Site Appliance Importing and exporting appliance components Managing disk space Troubleshooting appliance issues Updating appliance software Glossary About us Legal notices

Import driver packages

Import driver packages

You can import drivers to a different device or share drivers between KACE SDAs. The appliance lists the driver packages that have been exported and saved with the .pkg extension in the restore directory.

For information on exporting drivers, see Export drivers.

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On the left navigation pane, click Settings to expand the section, then click Package Management to display the Package Management page.
2.
Click Import SDA Packages to display the Import List page, which lists all of the packages in the restore share directory.
4.
Select Choose Action > Import Selected.

Display device compatibility

Display device compatibility

For attended scripted installations, you can add the built-in Display Device Compatibility pre-installation task. This task enables you to verify whether all the drivers for the hardware for a device to which you are deploying the operating system are in the appliance prior to running a scripted installation. If there is a discrepancy, the list of hardware without drivers is displayed and the scripted installation is stopped.

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click Scripted Installations to display the Scripted Installations page.
3.
Under Installation Plan, add the Display Device Compatibility task to the Run Pre-installation Tasks column to upload the hardware inventory and display the list of incompatible devices on the target device console.
4.
Click Save.

View driver compatibility details

View driver compatibility details

After a device network boots in to the KACE Boot Environment (KBE) on the appliance, the appliance automatically records the device’s hardware inventory details. You can view the device details and the Driver Compatibility Report, which lists the drivers that the device requires against the available drivers for scripted installations.

The driver compatibility report is built after you re-cache the drivers, so the report is only run against the drivers in the drivers share directory.

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On the left navigation pane, click Devices to display the Device Inventory page.
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Under Driver Compatibility Report, select the operating system, then click Show Compatibility.

The compatibility report compares the drivers that the device requires to the drivers available on the source media. You can add missing drivers.

Export drivers

Export drivers

The appliance generates a .pkg file that contains the drivers and an .xml file with the same name as the .pkg file. The .xml file contains metadata about the drivers. The.pkg and the .xml files are saved in the \appliance_hostname\restore directory.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to expand the section, then click Package Management to display the Package Management page.
2.
Click Export appliance Packages to display the Export List page.
4.
Select Choose Action > Export Selected.
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