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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

Set default boot action

Set default boot action

By default, devices that are not in the K2000 Device Inventory boot in to the K2000 Main Menu. For example, devices on your network that have been scanned display in your K2000 Network Inventory. You can set the boot action to boot to the hard drive for devices that are not in the K2000 Device Inventory or Network Inventory.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click General Settings to display the General Settings page.
2.
Set the Default Boot Action to one of the following options:
Boot to the K2000 Main Menu for devices that are not in the K2000 Device Inventory.
Boot to the hard drive for devices that have not booted in to the KBE. Include devices that are not in Network Inventory
3.
Click Save.

Schedule a deployment

Schedule a deployment

You can schedule system image or scripted installation deployments to a single device or to multiple devices to run later. You can also schedule multiple deployments to the same device. You cannot schedule Mac OS X image deployments to run later.

You can add or remove devices when you schedule a deployment.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
2.
SelectChoose Action > New Boot Actions or select an existing boot action to display the Automated Deployment Detail page.
3.
Under Options > Schedule, select one of the following to run the deployment:
a.
Run at next boot: Initiates the deployment on the next network boot.
b.
Schedule to run later: Specifies a day and time: Run once on: every (day), at: H (hour), and M (minute). Run repeatedly runs the deployment every day at the time you specify.
4.
Click Save.

Delete a boot action

Delete a boot action

You can delete boot action deployments if they become out-of-date or to save disk space.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
3.
Select Choose Action > Delete.
4.
Click Yes to confirm.

Create a multicast WIM image deployment

Create a multicast WIM image deployment

You can create a multicast deployment for WIM images to send one image once to multiple devices at the same time. Multicast deployments reduce the network bandwidth if the routers on your network support multicast, and if the target devices have the hard disk space for the image. Multicast deployments support only single-partition images.

NOTE: Go to http://www.itninja.com/community/dell-kace-k2000-deployment-appliance for information on your specific routers and switches.
1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
2.
Under Name, select the deployment from the list to display the Automated Deployment Detail page; otherwise, see Create a boot action and Schedule a deployment.
3.
Optional: Under Boot Action Details, rename or add notes to identify the boot action.
4.
Under Options > Type, select Multicast.
Optional: Click Show advanced settings to change the default multicast settings for this deployment. To change the settings for all multicast deployments, see Edit the default multicast settings.
5.
Under Devices > Selected Devices, click or select a Mac address. You can also click Paste multiple MAC addresses to paste in multiple address, and you can filter device by type to show devices that match the specified criteria from the View All drop-down list to
6.
Click Save.
The Automated Deployments page lists the boot action.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click System Images to select the image assigned to the boot action to add pre-installation and post-installation tasks, and to configure the error handling.
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