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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

Enabling link aggregation

Enabling link aggregation

By default, link aggregation is not enabled on the K2000 appliance. The appliance requires that your switch is capable of a LACP (802.3ad) connection.

Before you enable link aggregation, set your switch to actively negotiate LACP. See your switch vendor's documentation for details. Passive negotiation mode does not work. If your switch is set to operate in passive mode, the switch cannot negotiate the K2000 LACP connection. For an example of a Cisco® switch configuration running the IOS operating system set to active mode, view the online FreeBSD® Handbook.

All interfaces in each EtherChannel must be the same speed and duplex.

Create an aggregate link

Create an aggregate link

The physical K2000 appliance provides two ports. You can connect both ports to the network (LAN) to enable link aggregation. You cannot enable link aggregation if offboard storage is configured.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Network Settings to display the Network Settings page.
2.
Select the Enable Link Aggregation check box.
3.
Click Save.
4.
Enter the Link Aggregation IP Address.

Configuring the data sharing preferences

Configuring the data sharing preferences

Data sharing preferences determine how much of your K2000 information is shared with Quest KACE. In addition, data sharing preferences determine whether information from ITNinja is displayed in the Administrator Console.

When you accept the End User License Agreement (EULA), you agree that Quest may collect, store, aggregate, and analyze information about your appliance usage.

By default, the appliance collects, stores, and shares the following data with Quest:

Server fields: MAC Address, Company Name, Serial Number, Model, Network Addresses (External Customers), and Network Addresses (Internal Customers).
Licensing: Product Version, Enabled Modules, Node Counts, Network Addresses (Internal Customers, and License Key.
Current Table Usage: Number of scripted installations, system images, pre-installation tasks, post-installation tasks, user states, and so on.
Machine/Manufacturer/Model: Manufacturer, Model, and Number of Machines.
K2000 Disk Information: RAID Status, Physical Drivers, Adapter Information, and so on. Disk information is only available for the physical K2000 appliance.

Share basic appliance data usage

Share basic appliance data usage

You can configure the appliance to share summary appliance usage or only basic appliance usage data with Quest.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click General Settings to display the General Settings page.
2.
Under Share With Quest, clear the first check box: Share summary usage data about hardware, software, and the appliance with Quest.
Clearing the first check box automatically disables the second check box: Share detailed usage data and crash reports (required for ITNinja community features).
3.
Click Save.
Server fields: MAC Address, Company Name, Serial Number, Model, and Network Addresses (External Customer), and Network Addresses (Internal Customers).
Licensing: Product Version, Enabled Modules, Node Counts, and License Key.
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