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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

Add Names and Keys to appliances

Add Names and Keys to appliances

After linking is enabled on the appliances, configuring linking on each appliance requires copying the linking key from the remote appliance KACE Linking page to a central location, then pasting the key to the appliance to which you are linking.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click KACE Linking, and select the Enable KACE Linking check box.
The Manage Linked Appliances option is now available from the Control Panel.
2.
Select Choose Action > New to display the Add Linked Appliance page.
3.
In Host Name, enter IP address of the appliance that you want to link.
4.
In Linking Key, paste the key that you copied to a central location to the appliance to which you are linking.
5.
Click Save.
6.
After both links are created, go to the Edit Linked Appliance Detail page, and click Test Connection to verify the connection between the two linked appliances.
The Linked Appliances page appears.

The next time that you log into the appliance, the linked appliances appear on the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information. To switch to a different appliance, select its name in the drop-down list.

Disable linked appliances

Disable linked appliances

You can disable linking as needed. After appliance linking is disabled, you can continue to switch between the SDA or remote (RSA) appliances that were linked until you log off.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click KACE Linking to display the KACE Linking page.
2.
Clear the Enable KACE Linking check box.
3.
Click Save.

Migrating appliances

Migrating appliances

If you want to migrate settings and images from one appliance to another, you can easily do that using the Appliance Migration Wizard. This is useful, for example, when you want to quickly move the data between virtual appliances.

NOTE: You must enable linking on both the source and destination KACE SDA, however you do not need to configure the appliance connections. The Appliance Migration Wizard connects the appliances and disconnects them after the migration. For more information about appliance linking, see Enable appliance linking.

Migrate appliance data

Migrate appliance data

The Appliance Migration Wizard allows you to easily move settings and images from one KACE SDA to another. The migration does not work on the associated Remote Site Appliances (RSA). However, any links to the RSAs associated with the source appliance are migrated to the destination KACE SDA. The source and destination appliances must be on the same version. The migration process overwrites all data on the destination appliance and replaces it with those from the source appliance. The host name, IP address and license key of the destination appliance are not affected by the migration.

2.
Ensure that appliance linking is enabled on each appliance. You can enable appliance linking on the KACE Linking page, or by using the link in the Appliance Migration Wizard. For complete information about appliance linking, see Linking Quest KACE appliances.
3.
On each appliance, in the Administrator Console, on the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Appliance Migration to display the Appliance Migration Wizard.
4.
If appliance linking is not enabled on each appliance, this is indicated in the wizard. Click KACE Linking in the Appliance Migration Wizard, and enable appliance linking using the KACE Linking page. When done, return to the Appliance Migration Wizard to complete the migration.
a.
On the source appliance, in the Appliance Migration Wizard, on the Select Appliance Type page, select Migration Source, and click Next.
b.
On the destination appliance, in the Appliance Migration Wizard, on the Select Appliance Type page, select Migration Destination, and click Next.
a.
On the source appliance, in the Appliance Migration Wizard, on the Copy Source Key page, left-click the field to copy the key, and click Next.
b.
On the destination appliance, in the Appliance Migration Wizard, on the Apply Source Key page, paste the key into the field, and click Next.
c.
On the destination appliance, on the Copy Destination Key page, left-click the field to copy the key, and click Next.
d.
On the source appliance, on the Apply Destination Key page, paste the key into the field, and click Next.
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On the destination appliance, in the Appliance Migration Wizard, on the Approve Migration page, click Approve Migration.
a.
On the destination appliance, in the Appliance Migration Wizard, on the Approve Migration page, click Approve Migration.
b.
In the Confirm dialog box that appears, click Yes.
The destination appliance goes into migration mode. The SDA Migrating page appears in your browser window.
a.
On the source appliance, in the Appliance Migration Wizard, on the Begin Migration page, click Begin Migration.
b.
In the Confirm dialog box that appears, click Yes.
The source appliance goes into migration mode. The SDA Migrating page appears in your browser window. The log of the migration process appears for each appliance. The log contents are different for each appliance as they reflect what happens on each end of the process. When the migration process finishes, the destination appliance restarts, and the login page appears.
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