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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

Configure the date and time

Configure the date and time

The KACE SDA logs deployment operations based on the date and time of the appliance system clock. You can set the system clock to match your timezone to prevent unexpected behavior, such as running resource-intensive backups during high network activity.

On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Date and Time Settings to display the Date and Time Settings page.




Select a timezone in the drop-down list.

Time Setting

Select an option:

Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server. Use an Internet time server. If you select this option, provide the server web address in the Server field.
Set the clock on the KACE SDA manually. Set the appliance clock manually. Specify the time and date in the drop-down lists. The Hour drop-down list uses a 24-hour clock format.

Time Server

Use an Internet time server to set the appliance time. Enter the web address of the time server in the text box. For example:

By default, the system clock is set to synchronize with the Quest KACE time server.

Click Save.

During the restart, active connections might be dropped. When changes are saved, the page automatically refreshes after 15 seconds. After the appliance web server restarts, the updated date and time appear in the bottom right of the Administrator Console.

Enabling link aggregation

Enabling link aggregation

By default, link aggregation is not enabled on the KACE SDA. The appliance requires that your switch is capable of a LACP (802.3ad) connection.

Before you enable link aggregation, set your switch to actively negotiate LACP. See your switch vendor's documentation for details. Passive negotiation mode does not work. If your switch is set to operate in passive mode, the switch cannot negotiate the KACE SDA LACP connection. For an example of a Cisco® switch configuration running the IOS operating system set to active mode, view the online FreeBSD® Handbook.

All interfaces in each EtherChannel must be the same speed and duplex.

Create an aggregate link

Create an aggregate link

The physical KACE SDA provides two ports. You can connect both ports to the network (LAN) to enable link aggregation. You cannot enable link aggregation if offboard storage is configured.

On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Network Settings to display the Network Settings page.
Select the Enable Link Aggregation check box.
Click Save.
Enter the Link Aggregation IP Address.

Configuring the data sharing preferences

Configuring the data sharing preferences

Data sharing preferences determine how much of your KACE SDA information is shared with Quest KACE. In addition, data sharing preferences determine whether information from ITNinja is displayed in the Administrator Console.

When you accept the End User License Agreement (EULA), you agree that Quest may collect, store, aggregate, and analyze information about your appliance usage.

By default, the appliance collects, stores, and shares the following data with Quest:

Server fields: MAC Address, Company Name, Serial Number, Model, Network Addresses (External Customers), and Network Addresses (Internal Customers).
Licensing: Product Version, Enabled Modules, Node Counts, Network Addresses (Internal Customers, and License Key.
Current Table Usage: Number of scripted installations, system images, pre-installation tasks, post-installation tasks, user states, and so on.
Machine/Manufacturer/Model: Manufacturer, Model, and Number of Machines.
KACE SDA Disk Information: RAID Status, Physical Drivers, Adapter Information, and so on. Disk information is only available for the physical KACE SDA.
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