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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

View the Mac OS X multicast deployment progress

View the Mac OS X multicast deployment progress

The KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console displays the status of multicast deployments and the progress of the tasks running for the deployment on the Progress > Automated Deployments page.

You cannot view the status of multicast deployments from the target device.

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On the left navigation pane, click Progress to display the Automated Deployment Progress page.
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Under Devices, click Details next to the device MAC address to display the progress of the tasks running.

View the Mac OS X multicast deployment log files

View the Mac OS X multicast deployment log files

You can view the log files for Mac OS X multicast deployments.

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On the left navigation pane, click Settings, then click Appliance Logs to display the Appliance Logs page.
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Under K2000 Server, click Multicast Log to view the multicast deployment log files.

About the Remote Site Appliance

The Remote Site Appliance (RSA) acts as a local boot server, which enables you to network boot devices for deployments to remote sites. You can synchronize and upload images to the RSA, and capture system images or user states from the RSA.

You can install the RSA directly from your K2000 appliance and link the RSA using the license key that comes with your K2000 appliance. When you link the RSA to the appliance, the RSA is available from the appliance Administrator Console. There is no limit to the number of RSAs that you can install using the license key.

The Remote Sites tab in the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console enables you to synchronize the appliance to the RSA to access the components that you plan to deploy to the remote sites. For example, you can synchronize boot environments, tasks, drivers, and captured user profiles.

Remote Site Appliance setup requirements

Remote Site Appliance setup requirements

The RSA requires a free IP address to assign to the RSA and VMware® or Hyper-V® host software, such as VMware ESXi™, VMware vSphere®, or Microsoft® Windows® Hyper-V. The RSA configurable DHCP server scope enables devices to network boot to the RSA. Devices that cannot network boot require a bootable ISO file or a USB K2000 Boot Environment (KBE). The boot DVD requires setting option 066 or 244 to recognize the appliance.

RSA setup requirements

Table 4. RSA setup requirements

Requirement

Description

K2000 appliance

Install and configure the K2000 appliance to download the RSA.

RSA License

Use the same K2000 license key sent to you by Quest KACE.

Virtual Machine host

See the RSA host system requirements.

Network settings

Assign a static IP address and (optional) host name to the RSA.

Save the RSA data on the RSA or to a virtual disk.

Optional: LDAP

Use the LDAP server IP address or host name.

Network boot configuration

For Windows devices: The DHCP server scope that directs the network boots to the RSA on the remote DHCP scopes.

For Mac devices: The NetBoot server that directs Mac BSCP requests from the remote devices to the RSA.

RSA host system requirements

The device at the remote site that hosts the RSA must meet the following requirements:

Table 5. RSA host system requirements

Requirement

Description

Virtual Machine

Ensure that the virtual host software is installed:

Hardware

2GHz processor (Intel®-VT or AMD-V™ capable), 4GB RAM, and 1TB of free disk space.

Ports

Ports 22 and 80 must be open.

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