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KACE as a Service 7.1 - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Management Appliance (K1000) 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 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 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 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
Setting up License Compliance Managing License Compliance Setting up Service Desk Creating and managing organizations Importing and exporting appliance resources
Managing inventory
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 K1000 Agent Manually deploying the K1000 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 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
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 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 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 K1000
Appendixes Glossary About us Legal notices

Using reports and scheduling notifications

You can configure the K1000 appliance to run reports and send notifications to administrators when specified criteria are met.

About reports and notifications

About reports and notifications

The K1000 enables you to create and schedule a variety of reports and notifications. Reports collect information about inventory items, and notifications enable the appliance to alert you by email when specified criteria are met.

About reports

About reports

The K1000 appliance includes many standard reports for software, hardware, Service Desk, and other items.

If the Organization component is enabled on your appliance, you can create and run reports for each organization and for the System-level separately. System-level reports include consolidated reports that aggregate information from all organizations, as well as standard reports for various K1000 components.

About notifications

About notifications

Notifications are email messages the appliance sends to administrators when devices, scan results, and assets meet specified criteria.

For example, if you want to notify administrators when devices approach disk space limits, you can set up alerts based on disk usage. Notifications are sent when devices meet the specified criteria.

The appliance checks inventory against the criteria in the notification schedules at the specified frequency. When an item meets the criteria, the appliance sends email to the specified recipients.

By default, the appliance checks inventory every hour. To change the frequency, edit the notification schedule. See Edit notification schedules.

NOTE: Notifications and daily reports come from the default address, Charlie Root, (root@K1000_hostname) and you cannot modify this address.
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