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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

Select the local hard disk boot method

Select the local hard disk boot method

When you boot a device from the hard drive, you can specify how you want the device to boot.

 

Both local and chain boot methods are available, but the chain boot method is recommended.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click General Settings to display the General Settings page.
2.
Click Local Hard Disk Boot Method BIOS, and select the boot method for BIOS devices.
Chain Boot: Select this option if you want to use iPXE to chain-boot the device to its hard drive.
Local Boot: Select this option if you want to use built-in iPXE commands to do a boot from the hard drive.
3.
Click Local Hard Disk Boot Method UEFI, and select the boot method for UEFI devices.
Chain Boot: Select this option if you want to run a UEFI script to load the Windows UEFI boot manager.
Local Boot: Select this option if you want to use built-in iPXE commands to do a boot from the hard drive.
4.
Click Save.

Change the network delay time

Change the network delay time

You can change the amount of time that the appliance waits for the DHCP server to respond after the network drive is mounted. The connection time occurs before proceeding with the boot process when booting from the KACE Boot Environment (KBE).

You can change the default KBE Network Bringup Delay time, which is 15 seconds, in cases where you have a high-latency network, and devices might not be able to boot in to the KACE Boot Environment (KBE) within the allocated time.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click General Settings to display the General Settings page.
2.
In KBE Network Bringup Delay, enter the duration in seconds.
3.
Click Save.

Recovering devices

Recovering devices

The KBE Main Menu, which loads on target devices after you network boot a device in to the appliance, provides a Recovery menu option. You can modify or replace files, and edit the registry to boot unresponsive devices.

Recover corrupted devices

Recover corrupted devices

You can restore corrupted devices or devices that cannot boot from its hard drive.

1.
From the KBE Main Menu on the target device, click Recovery.
3.
Click Back to Main Menu to exit the tool.
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