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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

Enable the NetBoot server

Enable the NetBoot server

You can enable the NetBoot server after you create the NetBoot image. The built-in NetBoot server enables the Mac OS X network boot process.

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On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click General Settings to display the General Settings page.
2.
Under Default KACE Boot Environments, select a NetBoot image from the Mac OS X Intel (NetBoot) drop-down list.
TIP: When you review the details of a NetBoot image using the Boot Environment Detail page, the Default field indicates if the selected NetBoot image is a default boot environment.
3.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Network Settings to display the Network Settings page.
4.
Select the Enable NetBoot Server (for Mac OS X clients) check box.
6.
From the Mac device, click the System Preferences icon, select Startup Disk, then select the appropriate KACE SDA Network to boot in to the NetBoot image and restart the OS.
The KACE SDA Imaging Utility appears.

Customize the image before capture

Customize the image before capture

You can customize the image on the source Mac device before capturing the image as a system image for deployment. You can add any non-native applications and files to the image that your standard corporate image requires.

3.
To save space, delete the Mac OS X installer from the /Applications directory, if it exists. For example, /Applications/Install OS X Mavericks.app.

Capture a Mac OS X image

Capture a Mac OS X image

The KACE SDA Imaging Utility enables you to capture Mac images for deployments from a device that has network booted in to the KACE SDA or the RSA.

You can capture a system image to use across multiple Mac hardware devices. Use the current version of the Mac OS image; older versions will cause an error because the certificate from Apple is no longer valid. You can change the date to a date prior to the expiry date on the device where you are creating the NetBoot environment and image.

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Select Capture image.
4.
In Image Name, enter a name to identify the image on the appliance, such as ASR or DMG to identify the image on the KACE SDA as a Mac image.
6.
Select Capture Apple ASR format Image to capture the image in the Mac native image format.
7.
Select Start Capture.
The capture process adds an image entry to the System Images page in the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console, and also in the Remote Site Console, if the image is captured using an RSA.
8.
Click OK.
The Capture Finished prompt appears, and the appliance displays the image on the System Images page.

Customize image before deployment

Customize image before deployment

You can customize the Mac OS X image using the built-in pre-installation tasks, or add your own customizations to a shell script that you run as a pre-installation task.

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click System Images to display the Systems Images page.
3.
In the Installation Plan section, under Available Pre-installation Tasks, move any tasks that you want to run to the Run Pre-installation Tasks section.
You can add other tasks, such as collecting the device name. You can also edit any tasks on the System Image Detail page, if needed. After you finish adding and editing tasks, deploy the image.
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