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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 8.0 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

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Remote Site Appliance setup requirements

Remote Site Appliance setup requirements

The RSA requires a free IP address to assign to the RSA and VMware® or Hyper-V® host software, such as VMware ESXi™, VMware vSphere®, or Microsoft® Windows® Hyper-V. The RSA configurable DHCP server scope enables devices to network boot to the RSA. Devices that cannot network boot require a bootable ISO file or a USB KACE Boot Environment (KBE). The boot DVD requires setting option 066 or 244 to recognize the appliance.

RSA setup requirements

Table 4. RSA setup requirements

Requirement

Description

KACE Systems Deployment Appliance

Install and configure the appliance to download the RSA.

RSA License

Use the same appliance license key sent to you by Quest KACE.

Virtual Machine host

See the RSA host system requirements.

Network settings

Assign a static IP address and (optional) host name to the RSA.

Save the RSA data on the RSA or to a virtual disk.

Optional: LDAP

Use the LDAP server IP address or host name.

Network boot configuration

For Windows devices: The DHCP server scope that directs the network boots to the RSA on the remote DHCP scopes.

For Mac devices: The NetBoot server that directs Mac BSCP requests from the remote devices to the RSA.

RSA host system requirements

The device at the remote site that hosts the RSA must meet recommended requirements. For details, see the Technical Specifications for Virtual Appliances.

Install the RSA on a VMware or Hyper-V host

Install the RSA on a VMware or Hyper-V host

You can install the RSA on the host device where you installed the virtual host software as long as no other RSAs exist on the same subnet.

Download the RSA installation package from the Support Portal to the device at the remote site that is going to host the RSA.

For complete information on how to install the RSA on a VMware® or Microsoft® Windows® Hyper-V® host, see the Setup Guide for VMware Platforms and Setup Guide for Hyper-V Platforms. You can also consult the VMware or Microsoft Windows documentation for instructions on opening an OVF in other host software.

Configure the RSA network settings

Configure the RSA network settings

You can open a browser to access the initial configuration console to configure the RSA with an IP address and host name.

By default, SSH is enabled on the RSA and you cannot disable it.

2.
At the login prompt, enter konfig for both the Login and Password.
4.
Press the down-arrow key until Save is selected, then press Enter.
5.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Network Settings to display the Network Settings page.
6.
Select the Enable On-Board DHCP Server check box.
Go to Settings > User Authentication to set up LDAP authentication on the RSA. The RSA and the appliance manage users separately, so it is possible to grant access to a user on the appliance and not to a user on the RSA.

Link the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance to an RSA

Link the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance to an RSA

Linking the appliance to the Remote Site Appliance (RSA) enables the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance to be aware of the RSA. Linking enables you to access the RSA and the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance from the same session if the user name and password on the linked appliances match.

In most cases you can link an RSA with the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance at installation time. However, if you clear the configuration on an RSA, making it unaware of the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance, use this procedure to link it to the RSA.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click KACE Linking to display the KACE Linking page.
2.
Click Enable KACE Linking to display the connection settings.
3.
In Host Name, enter a unique, logical name for this appliance. This name appears in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information when appliances are linked.
4.
In Remote Login Expiration enter the number of minutes to keep the link open. When the time period expires, provide login credentials when switching to a linked appliance. The default is 120 minutes.
5.
In Request Timeout, enter the number of seconds the appliance waits for a remote appliance to respond to a linking request. The default is 10 seconds.
6.
Click Save to display the KACE Linking Key Fingerprint and the KACE Linking Key (this server) fields.
7.
Copy the text in the Name field and the text in the Key field and paste it in a central location, such as a Notepad file.
The text that you paste in Notepad is the text that you copy and paste in the Names and Keys from one appliance to the other linked appliances.
Add the RSA to the Remote Sites tab to configure the components that you want to synchronize to the RSA.
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