KACE Systems Management Appliance 9.1 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) Getting started
Configuring the appliance
Requirements and specifications Power-on the appliance and log in to the Administrator Console Access the Command Line Console Tracking configuration changes Configuring System-level and Admin-level General Settings Configure appliance date and time settings Enable Two-Factor Authentication for all users Verifying port settings, NTP service, and website access Configuring network and security settings Configuring Agent settings Configuring session timeout and auto-refresh settings Configuring locale settings Configuring the default theme Configure data sharing preferences About DIACAP compliance requirements Configuring Mobile Device Access Enable fast switching for organizations and linked appliances Linking Quest KACE appliances Configuring history settings
Setting up and using labels to manage groups of items Configuring user accounts, LDAP authentication, and SSO Using Replication Shares Managing credentials Configuring assets
About the Asset Management component Using the Asset Management Dashboard About managing assets Adding and customizing Asset Types and maintaining asset information Managing Software assets Managing physical and logical assets Maintaining and using manual asset information Managing locations Managing contracts Managing licenses Managing purchase records
Setting up License Compliance Managing License Compliance Setting up Service Desk Configure the Cache Lifetime for Service Desk widgets Creating and managing organizations Importing and exporting appliance resources
Managing inventory
Using the Inventory Dashboard Using Device Discovery Managing device inventory
About managing devices Features available for each device management method About inventory information Tracking changes to inventory settings Managing inventory information Finding and managing devices Provisioning the KACE SMA Agent Manually deploying the KACE SMA Agent Using Agentless management Adding devices manually in the Administrator Console or by using the API Forcing inventory updates Managing MIA devices Obtaining Dell warranty information
Managing applications on the Software page Managing Software Catalog inventory
About the Software Catalog Viewing Software Catalog information Adding applications to the Software Catalog Managing License assets for Software Catalog applications Associate Managed Installations with Cataloged Software Using software metering Using Application Control Update or reinstall the Software Catalog
Managing process, startup program, and service inventory Writing custom inventory rules
Deploying packages to managed devices
Distributing software and using Wake-on-LAN Broadcasting alerts to managed devices Running scripts on managed devices Managing Mac profiles Using Task Chains
Patching devices and maintaining security
About patch management Subscribing to and downloading patches Creating and managing patch schedules Managing patch inventory Managing Dell devices and updates Maintaining device and appliance security
Using reports and scheduling notifications Monitoring servers
Getting started with server monitoring Working with monitoring profiles Managing monitoring for devices Working with alerts
Using the Service Desk
Configuring Service Desk Using the Service Desk Dashboard Managing Service Desk tickets, processes, and reports
Overview of Service Desk ticket lifecycle Creating tickets from the Administrator Console and User Console Creating and managing tickets by email Viewing tickets and managing comments, work, and attachments Merging tickets Using the ticket escalation process Using Service Desk processes Using Ticket Rules Run Service Desk reports Archiving, restoring, and deleting tickets Managing ticket deletion
Managing Service Desk ticket queues About User Downloads and Knowledge Base articles Customizing Service Desk ticket settings Configuring SMTP email servers
Maintenance and troubleshooting
Maintaining the appliance Troubleshooting the KACE SMA
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Export resources from organizations

Export resources from organizations

Export resources from organizations to make those resources available for import to other organizations.

2.
Go to the Export Resources list:
a.
On the left navigation bar, click Settings, then click Resources.
b.
On the Resources Panel, click Export.
The Export Resources page appears, listing all of the organization resources available for export.
4.
Select Choose Action > Export to Local Share or Export to Network Share to display the Annotate Exported Resource(s) dialog.
5.
Optional: Enter any additional information in the Note field.
6.
Click Save.
The exported resource first appears on the Resource Manager Queue page with a Status of New Request.

When the export is complete, the Status changes to Completed. The exported resources are available for other organizations on your appliance to import. For instructions, see Import resources to organizations.

Most import and export tasks take only a moment to complete, but very large resources take more time.

Import resources to organizations

Import resources to organizations

You can import resources to organizations as needed.

You have exported resources from an organization. See Transferring resources among organizations.

To import appliance resources from another appliance, follow the instructions in Transferring resources among appliances using Samba share directories.

2.
Go to the Import Resources list:
a.
On the left navigation bar, click Settings, then click Resources.
b.
On the Resources Panel, click Import.
4.
Select Choose Action > Import from Local Share.
The imported resource first appears on the Resource Sharing Status page with a Status of New Request.

When the import is complete, the Status changes to Completed. The imported resources are available and listed on their respective tabs, such as Reporting.

Most import and export tasks take only a moment to complete, but very large resources take more time.

Managing exported resources at the System level

Managing exported resources at the System level

If the Organization component is enabled on the appliance, you can manage exported or shared resources at the System level.

This provides access to resources that have been exported or made available for sharing from any organization on the appliance.

View or delete shared resources

View or delete shared resources

If the Organization component is enabled on your appliance, you can view resources that have been exported from any organization on the appliance.

1.
Go to the Shared Resources list:
a.
Log in to the KACE SMA System Administration Console, http://KACE_SMA_hostname/system, or select System from the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page.
b.
On the left navigation bar, click Settings, then click Resources.
c.
Click Shared.
b.
Select Choose Action > Delete, then click Yes to confirm.
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