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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

Install the RSA on a VMware or Hyper-V host

Install the RSA on a VMware or Hyper-V host

You can install the RSA on the host device where you installed the virtual host software as long as no other RSAs exist on the same subnet.

Download the RSA installation package from the Support Portal to the device at the remote site that is going to host the RSA.

For complete information on how to install the RSA on a VMware® or Microsoft® Windows® Hyper-V® host, see the Setup Guide for VMware Platforms and Setup Guide for Hyper-V Platforms. You can also consult the VMware or Microsoft Windows documentation for instructions on opening an OVF in other host software.

Configure the RSA network settings

Configure the RSA network settings

You can open a browser to access the initial configuration console to configure the RSA with an IP address and host name.

By default, SSH is enabled on the RSA and you cannot disable it.

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At the login prompt, enter konfig for both the Login and Password.
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Press the down-arrow key until Save is selected, then press Enter.
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On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Network Settings to display the Network Settings page.
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Select the Enable On-Board DHCP Server check box.
Go to Settings > User Authentication to set up LDAP authentication on the RSA. The RSA and the K2000 manage users separately, so it is possible to grant access to a user on the appliance and not to a user on the RSA.

Link the K2000 to an RSA

Link the K2000 to an RSA

Linking the appliance to the Remote Site Appliance (RSA) enables the K2000 to be aware of the RSA. Linking enables you to access the RSA and the K2000 appliance from the same session if the user name and password on the linked appliances match.

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On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click KACE Linking to display the KACE Linking page.
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Click Enable KACE Linking to display the connection settings.
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In Host Name, enter a unique, logical name for this appliance. This name appears in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information when appliances are linked.
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In Remote Login Expiration enter the number of minutes to keep the link open. When the time period expires, provide login credentials when switching to a linked appliance. The default is 120 minutes.
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In Request Timeout, enter the number of seconds the appliance waits for a remote appliance to respond to a linking request. The default is 10 seconds.
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Click Save to display the KACE Linking Key Fingerprint and the KACE Linking Key (this server) fields.
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Copy the text in the Name field and the text in the Key field and paste it in a central location, such as a Notepad file.
The text that you paste in Notepad is the text that you copy and paste in the Names and Keys from one appliance to the other linked appliances.
Add the RSA to the Remote Sites tab to configure the components that you want to synchronize to the RSA.

Add and sync the RSA to the appliance

Add and sync the RSA to the appliance

You can add the RSA to the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console to enable you to synchronize the components to deploy at the remote site. The RSA extends only one K2000 appliance; however, there is no limit to the number of RSAs that you can add to the appliance.

You can synchronize scripted installations, system images, and user states to the RSA. Pre-installation and post-installation tasks that deployments use are considered dependencies, and are automatically pushed to the RSA.

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click Remote Sites to display the Remote Site Appliances page.
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Select Choose Action > New to display the Add a Remote Site Appliance page.
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In Remote Site Appliances, select the IP address for the RSA.
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Click Next.
NOTE: Each RSA has its own Remote Site Detail configuration page.
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Scroll down to Boot Environments. Synchronize the boot environment to network boot the remote devices to the RSA, and to test the RSA configuration. Then select the other components that you want to synchronize to the RSA.
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Review the options listed under Scripted Installations, System Images, and User States, and ensure that only those components that you want to deploy are selected.
When you view this page in the K2000 appliance Administrator console, any system images already captured by the RSA, and not the K2000 appliance, are listed under System Images, however these options appear disabled. That is because these images already exist on that RSA and cannot be removed by simply clearing these options synchronizing it with the K2000 appliance.
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Scroll down to Dependencies and click Show. Review the options listed here, to ensure that only those components that you want to deploy are selected.
For example, the USMT Toolkit option in this section appears disabled. The USMT Toolkit allows you to capture user states. When you synchronize the RSA with the K2000 appliance, and the USMT Toolkit is already uploaded to the appliance, the USMT Toolkit is added to the RSA, allowing it to capture user states. You cannot clear this option. For information on how to upload the USMT Toolkit to the K2000 appliance, see Upload USMT software from Media Manager.
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Click Save and Sync.

The RSA is ready for network booting.

You can use the newly added RSA to capture or deploy system images, to scan user states and create USMT templates, or to create boot actions. For more information, see the following topics:

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