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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 4.1 - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance (K2000) Getting started Using the Dashboard Configuring the K2000 Setting up user accounts and user authentication Configuring security settings Preparing for deployment Managing device inventory Using labels Creating a Windows Boot Environment Managing drivers Capturing images Capturing user states Creating scripted installations Creating a task sequence Automating deployments Performing manual deployments Imaging Mac devices About the Remote Site Appliance Importing and exporting appliance components Managing disk space Troubleshooting appliance issues Updating appliance software About us Legal notices Glossary

Configuring the K2000

The initial K2000 network settings require a monitor and keyboard. After you connect the appliance to your network, you can change the default passwords, link appliances, aggregate links, set the data sharing preferences, and other settings.

Configure the initial network settings

Configure the initial network settings

You can configure the network settings for the K2000 appliance from the K2000 Network Setup Console after you connect a monitor and keyboard directly to the appliance and after the appliance's first boot.

Configure the network settings for the Virtual K2000 appliance from the Virtual KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console, and configure the RSA from the virtual RSA Administrator Console.

3.
At the login prompt, enter konfig for both Login and Password.

Field

Description

Host Name

Enter the host name of the appliance. The default is k2000.

Domain Name

Enter the domain the appliance is on. For example, example.com.

IP Address

Enter the static IP address of the appliance.

Network Speed

Select the speed of your network. This speed should match the setting of your LAN switch. If you select Auto-negotiate, the system determines the best value automatically provided that the LAN switch supports auto-negotiation.

Default Gateway

Enter the network gateway for the appliance.

Subnet Mask

Enter the subnet (network segment) that the appliance is on. For example, 255.255.255.0.

Primary DNS

Enter the IP address of the primary DNS server the appliance uses to resolve host names.

Secondary DNS

Optional: Enter the IP address of the secondary DNS server the appliance uses to resolve host names.

Proxy

Optional: Enter proxy server information.

Save appliance data

The Save appliance data setting enables you to save the appliance data to an offboard virtual disk during the initial configuration for a new Virtual K2000 and a new Remote Site Appliance. You can also configure offboard storage later for the VK2000 and RSA using the Administrator Console.

The Save appliance data setting is not available for the physical K2000 appliance during the initial configuration. Configure the physical K2000 appliance to save the appliance data to an offboard-storage device from the Administrator Console.

Select one of the following check boxes:

6.
Use the down-arrow key to move the cursor to Save, and then press Enter or Return.

Modify the initial network settings

Modify the initial network settings

You can modify the initial network settings configured from the K2000 Network Setup Console.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Network Settings to display the Network Settings page.

Field

Description

Host Name

Enter the host name of the appliance. The default is k2000.

Domain Name

Enter the domain the appliance is on. For example, example.com.

IP Address

Enter the static IP address of the appliance.

Network Speed

Select the speed of your network. This speed should match the setting of your LAN switch. If you select Auto-negotiate, the system determines the best value automatically provided that the LAN switch supports auto-negotiation.

Default Gateway

Enter the network gateway for the appliance.

Subnet Mask

Enter the subnet (network segment) that the appliance is on. For example, 255.255.255.0.

Primary DNS

Enter the IP address of the primary DNS server the appliance uses to resolve host names.

Secondary DNS

Optional: Enter the IP address of the secondary DNS server the appliance uses to resolve host names.

Proxy

Optional: Enter proxy server information.

3.
Optional: Select the Enable On-board DHCP Server check box.
4.
Optional: Select the Enable NetBoot Server (for Mac OS X clients) check box.
5.
Optional: Select the Use Proxy Server check box.
6.
Optional: Select the Use SMTP Server check box.
7.
Click Save.

Changing the default passwords

Changing the default passwords

Quest KACE recommends changing the default passwords during the initial setup of the appliance for the administrator, K2000 Samba share directory, and the Boot Manager.

There are four passwords associated with the K2000.

Password

Description

Administrator

The default password is admin. The new password must be six characters or more in length.

K2000 Samba Share Password, Media Manager, and K2000 Boot Environment (KBE)

The default password is admin and is used for uploading drivers and backing up and restoring library components, scripted installations, system images, boot environments, network inventory, and network scans.

NOTE: The K2000 Hostname field on the K2000 Media Manager requires this password.

VNC

Enables a connection to a target device that has networked booted.

NetBoot

Used only for Mac devices.

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