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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 4.1 - Release Notes

Installation instructions

Installation instructions

You can update the appliance using an advertised update or by manually uploading an update file.

Prepare for the update

Prepare for the update

Current version: The minimum version required for installing K2000 4.1 is 4.0.695 (version 4.0). To check the version number of your appliance, log in to the K2000, then click About K2000 at the bottom left of the window. If your appliance is running an earlier version, you must update to the listed version before proceeding with the 4.1 installation.
Disk space: The K2000 appliance must have more than 20 percent free disk space available. On physical appliances, this disk space must be on the appliance's main drive.

Additional recommendations:

Allow plenty of time: If you have a large database, more than 150 MB in size, the update process can take several hours.
Back up before you start: Export all items on your K2000 appliance using the instructions provided in the following Knowledge Base articles:
Enable SSH: Enable SSH in the Security Settings section of the K2000 Administrator Console.
Reboot the K2000 server: On the Appliance Maintenance Settings page, reboot the K2000 server prior to updating.

Update the appliance using an advertised update

Update the appliance using an advertised update

You can update the appliance using an update that is advertised on the appliance Dashboard page or on the Appliance Maintenance page of the Administrator Console.

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On the left navigation bar, click Settings to expand the menu, then click Appliance Maintenance, to display the Appliance Maintenance page. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Reboot. Click Yes in the Confirmation dialog to restart the server.
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On the left navigation bar, click Settings to expand the menu, then click Appliance Maintenance to display the Appliance Maintenance page.
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Click Apply Update to initiate the upgrade process.
5.
Click Check for Server updates.

Upload and apply an update manually

Upload and apply an update manually

If you have an update file from Quest KACE, you can upload that file manually to update the appliance.

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On the left navigation bar, click Settings to expand the section, then click Appliance Maintenance to display the Appliance Maintenance page.
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Under K2000 Appliance Updates > Manual Updates, click Browse to select the update file, then click Open.
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Click Update Server.
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