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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

Create or modify a custom deployment

Create or modify a custom deployment

You can create or modify a custom Windows deployment to carry out one or more specific tasks on the target device.

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click Custom Deployments to display the Custom Deployments page.
On the Custom Deployments page, click a custom deployment name to display the Custom Deployment Detail page for the selected item.
On the Custom Deployments page, click Choose Action > New to create a new custom deployment.
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On the Custom Deployment Detail page, in the Custom Deployment Name field, type the name that you want to assign to this custom deployment.
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Click Architecture and select the target system architecture, as required.
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Optional. In the Notes field, type some additional information about this custom deployment.
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Click Task Error Handling and indicate how you want to handle errors that are encountered during task execution. You can either Continue on Errors or Prompt on errors, as required. For more information, see Set task error handling option.
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Under Deploy Options, select any of following options, as required:
Force continue on errors: Select this option if you want to continue the capture and the upload process even if warnings and fatal errors occur.
Shutdown target device after last task: Select if you want to turn off the target device when the image is installed.

Imaging Mac devices

The KACE SDA provides the KACE SDA Imaging Utility, which enables you to capture images and to perform unicast deployments. You can perform multicast deployments from the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console if your network configuration supports multicast routing.

The KACE SDA Media Manager enables you to create a NetBoot image of the Mac OS X hard disk that the KACE SDA puts into memory. The NetBoot image enables you to capture the image as a system image for deployment. The integrated NetBoot server enables network-based image deployments to Mac devices that are on the same subnet as the KACE SDA. You can use the KACE SDA Remote Site Appliance (RSA) to boot images to devices on different subnets if the RSA is synchronized with the appliance.

Mac OS X deployments do not support user state migrations, scripted installations, or the driver share and driver compatibility report.

Download the Media Manager for Mac OS X

Download the Media Manager for Mac OS X

You can download and install the KACE SDA Media Manager for Mac OS X from the appliance to a device where you have an administrator account. The Media Manager uploads the Mac OS X installation media to the KACE SDA, and creates images and the NetBoot environment to boot Mac devices in to the appliance.

Download the Media Manager to the device with the source media that you want to upload to the KACE SDA.

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On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Source Media to display the Source Media page.
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Select Choose Action > Download Media Manager to display the Media Manager page.
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Click Download for Mac OS X.
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Select System Preferences from the Mac, then click and unlock Security & Privacy to make changes.
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Select the General tab, and under Allow applications downloaded from:, select the Anywhere check box.
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Click the Media Manager application to run it.

Create a NetBoot environment image

Create a NetBoot environment image

You can create a NetBoot environment image using the KACE SDA Media Manager for Mac OS X to boot Mac devices in to the appliance.

Reboot the device while leaving the time sync off. For more information on resolving the error while creating a NetBoot image, go to https://support.quest.com/kb/125875.

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In KACE SDA Hostname, enter the host name or IP address of the appliance.
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In Source Media Name, assign a name to identify the Mac OS version.
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Versions 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, and 10.9 only. In Source Media Path, click Browse to navigate to the Mac OS X installation source media to upload to the KACE SDA. For example: /Applications/Install OS X Yosemite.app.
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Right-click Install OS X Mavericks.app, then click Show package contents.
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Navigate to Contents > SharedSupport, and double-click InstallESD.dmg to mount the image to the desktop.
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In Source Media Path, click Browse to navigate to the mounted InstallESD volume.
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Right-click Install OS X Mavericks.app, then click Show package contents.
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Navigate to Contents > SharedSupport, and double-click InstallESD.dmg to mount the image to the desktop.
The OS X Install ESD icon appears on your desktop.
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In NetBoot Password, enter a password, and in Confirm Password, re-enter the password.
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Click Start Build.
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