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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

Test outgoing email

Test outgoing email

You can test outgoing email to verify system configuration.

1.
Go to the appliance Control Panel:
If the Organization component is enabled on the appliance, log in to the K1000 System Administration Console, http://K1000_hostname/system, or select System in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page, then click Settings.
2.
On the left navigation bar, click Support to display the Support page.
3.
In the Troubleshooting Tools section, click Run diagnostic utilities to display the Diagnostic Utilities page.
6.
Click Run Now to display a log of the email’s path.

Test incoming email

Test incoming email

You can test incoming email to verify system configuration.

2.
a.
Log in to the K1000 Administrator Console, http://K1000_hostname/admin. Or, if the Show organization menu in admin header option is enabled in the appliance General Settings, select an organization in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information.

Use Telnet to test incoming email

Use Telnet to test incoming email

You can use Telnet to communicate with the K1000 Management Appliance SMTP server and send a test email.


>telnet
k1000.mydomain.com 25
>EHLO mydomain.com
>MAIL FROM:<admin@mydomain.com>
>RCPT TO:<servicedesk@k1000.mydomain.com
>DATA
>Test data here
>QUIT
.

These commands start communication, tell the server who the message is from, tell the server who the message is to, prepare to send data, and quit Telnet.

Access appliance logs to view Microsoft Exchange Server errors

Access appliance logs to view Microsoft Exchange Server errors

Information about Microsoft Exchange Server errors is available in K1000 appliance log files when logging is enabled on the Exchange Server.

1.
In Microsoft Exchange Server, open the SMTP Virtual Server Properties window.
2.
On the General tab, make sure that the Enable Logging check box is selected. If it is not selected, select it, then send a test email to the appliance.
3.
Go to the appliance Control Panel:
If the Organization component is enabled on the appliance, log in to the K1000 System Administration Console, http://K1000_hostname/system, or select System in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page, then click Settings.
4.
On the left navigation bar, click Logs to display the Logs page.
5.
Select a log from the Log drop-down list.
6.
Examine the exim_mainlog_* and exim_paniclog_* files for problems.
7.
Examine the Debug_* log for any other Exim problems such as runaway Exim processes.

These other logs might also provide clues to the problem:

8.
Examine the Microsoft Exchange SMTP service logs in C:\windows\system32\ologFiles\*SMTP for problems.
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