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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

Updating appliance software

You can check for and install appliance software updates. When you update the appliance, custom configurations, such as the boot environments, Boot Manager, and default boot actions are preserved. Update the Remote Site Appliance (RSA) OVF image each time you update the KACE SDA software.

View the appliance version

View the appliance version

You can view the version of your KACE SDA from any page, and you can check for and apply appliance software updates from the Appliance Maintenance page.

Choose one of the following methods to view the appliance version:

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Click the About KACE SDA link in the lower-left corner to view version and copyright information.
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On the left navigation pane, click Settings to expand the section, then click Appliance Maintenance to display the Appliance Maintenance page.
NOTE: When your license expires, a message appears at the top of the page, instructing you to update your license. The License Maintenance Status field on this page indicates the state of your license. To update your license, obtain a new key from your KACE sales representative, and update it on the Registration and Licensing page.
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Verify the current software version number under SDA Appliance Updates > Current Version .

Check for and apply automatic updates

Check for and apply automatic updates

You can check whether a newer version of the appliance software is available.

Reboot the appliance before upgrading. If your KACE SDA is on an earlier version, upgrade to the minimum version and enable SSH before proceeding with the installation. If using an RSA, upgrade the RSA OVF image to the current version. The appliance requires internet access to apply software updates.

Some updates take a few hours to apply and might require the appliance to reboot.

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On the left navigation pane, click Settings to expand the section, then click Appliance Maintenance to display the Appliance Maintenance page.
NOTE: You can only update the appliance if your license is up to date. When your license expires, a message appears at the top of the page, instructing you to update your license. The License Maintenance Status field on this page indicates the state of your license. To update your license, obtain a new key from your KACE sales representative, and update it on the Registration and Licensing page.
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The KACE SDA Updates section displays the status of the appliance software. If the software is not up-to-date, under Automatic Updates, click Check for Server Updates.
If your appliance license has expired, this is indicated in the Update Status field, instructing you to obtain and register a new license. To do that, request a new key from your KACE sales representative, and enter it on the Registration and Licensing page.

Update the appliance manually

Update the appliance manually

You can apply patches and updates to the appliance software and database manually when an appliance does not have internet access.

Download the latest kbin file to a device that you can access from the appliance. Reboot the appliance before upgrading. If your SDA is on an earlier version, upgrade to the minimum version and enable SSH before proceeding with the installation. Each time you update the SDA software, update the RSA OVF image.

Some updates take a few hours to complete and might require the appliance to reboot.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to expand the section, then click Appliance Maintenance to display the Appliance Maintenance page.
NOTE: You can only update the appliance if your license is up to date. When your license expires, a message appears at the top of the page, instructing you to update your license. The License Maintenance Status field on this page indicates the state of your license. To update your license, obtain a new key from your KACE sales representative, and update it on the Registration and Licensing page.
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In the Appliance Updates section, under Manual Updates, select the update file.
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Click Update Server.
If your appliance license has expired, and you attempt to update the server, the Maintenance Has Expired message box appears, as described in the above step. Otherwise, the KACE Appliance Upgrade Console page appears, displaying the upgrade log.
The upgrade process removes PXE Linux causing the K2000.0 and kbox2000.0 files to be removed. After the upgrade, you must update your DHCP configuration to use the new files, undionly.kpxe and ipxe.efi.

The update is applied.

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