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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 8.0 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Getting started Using the Dashboard Configuring the appliance 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

Imaging Mac devices

The appliance provides the appliance Imaging Utility, which enables you to capture images and to perform unicast deployments. You can perform multicast deployments from the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console if your network configuration supports multicast routing.

The KACE Media Manager enables you to create a NetBoot image of the Mac OS X hard disk that the appliance puts into memory. The NetBoot image enables you to capture the image as a system image for deployment. The integrated NetBoot server enables network-based image deployments to Mac devices that are on the same subnet as the appliance. You can use the Remote Site Appliance (RSA) to boot images to devices on different subnets if the RSA is synchronized with the appliance.

Mac OS X deployments do not support user state migrations, scripted installations, or the driver share and driver compatibility report.

Download the Media Manager for Mac OS X

Download the Media Manager for Mac OS X

You can download and install the KACE Media Manager for Mac OS X from the appliance to a device where you have an administrator account. The Media Manager uploads the Mac OS X installation media to the appliance, and creates images and the NetBoot environment to boot Mac devices in to the appliance.

Download the Media Manager to the device with the source media that you want to upload to the appliance.

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On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Source Media to display the Source Media page.
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Select Choose Action > Download Media Manager to display the Media Manager page.
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Click Download for Mac OS X.
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Select System Preferences from the Mac, then click and unlock Security & Privacy to make changes.
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Select the General tab, and under Allow applications downloaded from:, select the Anywhere check box.
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Click the Media Manager application to run it.

Create a NetBoot environment image

Create a NetBoot environment image

You can create a NetBoot environment image using the KACE Media Manager for Mac OS X to boot Mac devices in to the appliance.

Reboot the device while leaving the time sync off. For more information on resolving the error while creating a NetBoot image, go to https://support.quest.com/kb/125875.

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In KACE SDA Hostname, enter the host name or IP address of the appliance.
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In Source Media Name, assign a name to identify the Mac OS version.
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In Source Media Path, click Browse to navigate to the Mac OS X installation source media to upload to the appliance. For example: /Applications/Install OS X Yosemite.app.
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Right-click Install OS X Mavericks.app, then click Show package contents.
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Navigate to Contents > SharedSupport, and double-click InstallESD.dmg to mount the image to the desktop.
The OS X Install ESD icon appears on your desktop.
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In NetBoot Password, enter a password, and in Confirm Password, re-enter the password.
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Click Start Build.

Enable the NetBoot server

Enable the NetBoot server

You can enable the NetBoot server after you create the NetBoot image. The built-in NetBoot server enables the Mac OS X network boot process.

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On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click General Settings to display the General Settings page.
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Under Default KACE Boot Environments, select a NetBoot image from the Mac OS X Intel (NetBoot) drop-down list.
TIP: When you review the details of a NetBoot image using the Boot Environment Detail page, the Default field indicates if the selected NetBoot image is a default boot environment.
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On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Network Settings to display the Network Settings page.
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Select the Enable NetBoot Server (for Mac OS X clients) check box.
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From the Mac device, click the System Preferences icon, select Startup Disk, then select the appropriate appliance Network to boot in to the NetBoot image and restart the OS.
The appliance Imaging Utility appears.
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