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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 7.0 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Getting started Using the Dashboard Configuring the KACE SDA Setting up user accounts and user authentication Configuring security settings Preparing for deployment Managing device inventory Using labels Creating a Windows or Linux Boot Environment Managing drivers Capturing images Capturing user states Creating scripted installations Creating a task sequence Automating deployments Performing manual deployments Managing custom deployments Imaging Mac devices About the Remote Site Appliance Importing and exporting appliance components Managing disk space Troubleshooting appliance issues Updating appliance software Glossary About us Legal notices

Deploy to devices in the KACE SMA inventory

Deploy to devices in the KACE SMA inventory

When the KACE SDA is linked to one or more KACE Series Management Appliances v5.4 and higher, you can deploy the OS to devices listed on the KACE SMA Inventory page.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Devices, then click KACE SMA Inventory to select the devices to image.
2.
Select Choose Action > New Boot Action.

View device details from a network scan

View device details from a network scan

You can view whether the appliance was able to reach a device, if the device requested a network boot from the appliance, the TCP and UDP port status, and the drivers that the device requires against the available drivers.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Devices, then click Network Inventory to display the Network Scan Inventory page.

Option

Description

Ping Status

Shows whether the appliance was able to reach this device.

PXE Status

Indicates whether this device (identified by the MAC Address) has ever requested a network boot from the appliance.

TCP Port Status

Shows the state of TCP ports scanned during the last Network Scan that included this device.

An open status indicates that the appliance was able to open a connection to a network server running on the device.

UDP Port Status

Shows the state of the UDP ports scanned by the last Network Scan that included this device.

Driver Compatibility Report

Lists the drivers that the device requires against the available drivers for scripted installations.

Apply a KUID to the KACE SMA Agent

Apply a KUID to the KACE SMA Agent

Retaining the unique identifier (KUID) of target devices prevents numerous devices from checking in to the appliance with the same KUID number. You can use the built-in Apply KUID to KACE SMA Agent post-installation task to retain the KUID, which identifies the KACE SMA Agent installed on target devices. You can also modify the script for the built in Apply KUID to KACE SMA Agent post-installation task.

On Windows systems, the KACE SDA retrieves the KUID of a system, stores it temporarily, and then copies it to the workstation after the deployment.

For Mac systems, the KACE SDA includes some scripts that can used to implement this process. For more information, see http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/maintain-kuid-of-a-macintosh-system-using-the-k200.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Post-installation Tasks to display the Post-installation Tasks page.
2.
Click Apply KUID to KACE SMA Agent to display the Post-installation Task Detail page.
3.
In Name, enter a logical name to identify the task.
4.
Select a Runtime Environment. See About runtime environments.
5.
In File, click Replace to upload a different script.
6.
Next to Upload file, click Browse to select the appropriate file.
7.
Select the Reboot Required check box to reboot the appliance and run the next task in the sequence.

Collect the computer name

Collect the computer name

You can add a pre-installation task to collect the name of a target device.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click System Images to display the Systems Images page.
The System Image Detail page appears.
3.
Under Installation Plan > Available Pre-installation Tasks, move the Collect Computer Name task to the Run Pre-installation Tasks column.
4.
Click Save.
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