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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

Performing multicast Mac OS X image deployments

Performing multicast Mac OS X image deployments

You can perform multicast Mac OS X image deployments from the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console if your network configuration supports multicast routing. The KACE SDA supports multicast deployments for El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion system images, versions 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8 and 10.7. You can assign boot actions to initiate the deployments. Multicast deployments from the KACE SDA Imaging Utility cannot trigger a boot action. Multicast deployments support only single-partition images.

For Mountain Lion, you can copy the source media on to a DVD, see http://www.itninja.com/question/how-to-create-mac-dvd-for-mountain-lion-10-8-for-k2000-netboot.

Create a multicast DMG image deployment

Create a multicast DMG image deployment

You can create a boot action to initiate deployments for Mac OS X DMG images on the next network boot. The target devices must be on the same network as the KACE SDA.

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
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Under Name, select the boot action to display the Automated Deployment Detail page.
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Under Options, select Run at next boot to deploy the image on the next network boot.
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Optional: Under Type, select Multicast, then click Show advanced settings.
In Timeout to wait for connection 'Ready to receive' state, increase the timeout to allow target devices more time to network boot. The default is 10 minutes.
In Transmission Rate, lower the default transmission rate from its default of 8MB for higher transfer reliability.
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Under Devices, enter one or more MAC addresses to add devices that are not in the inventory, then click Next.
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Click Save.
If the device is on: Under System Preferences, select the Startup Disk, then select the KACE NetBoot Environment.
If the device is not on: Power on the device, then press the Option key, and click KACE NetBoot Environment.

View the Mac OS X multicast deployment progress

View the Mac OS X multicast deployment progress

The KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console displays the status of multicast deployments and the progress of the tasks running for the deployment on the Progress > Automated Deployments page.

You cannot view the status of multicast deployments from the target device.

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On the left navigation pane, click Progress to display the Automated Deployment Progress page.
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Under Devices, click Details next to the device MAC address to display the progress of the tasks running.

View the Mac OS X multicast deployment log files

View the Mac OS X multicast deployment log files

You can view the log files for Mac OS X multicast deployments.

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On the left navigation pane, click Settings, then click Appliance Logs to display the Appliance Logs page.
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Under KACE SDA Server, click Multicast Log to view the multicast deployment log files.
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