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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 8.1 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

Schedule a deployment

Schedule a deployment

You can schedule system image or scripted installation deployments to a single device or to multiple devices to run later. You can also schedule multiple deployments to the same device. You cannot schedule Mac OS X image deployments to run later.

You can add or remove devices when you schedule a deployment.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
2.
Select Choose Action > New Boot Actions or select an existing boot action to display the Automated Deployment Detail page.
3.
Under Options > Schedule, select one of the following to run the deployment:
a.
Run at next boot: Initiates the deployment on the next network boot.
b.
Schedule to run later: Specifies a day and time: Run once on: every (day), at: H (hour), and M (minute). Run repeatedly runs the deployment every day at the time you specify.
4.
Click Save.

Delete a boot action

Delete a boot action

You can delete boot action deployments if they become out-of-date or to save disk space.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
3.
Select Choose Action > Delete.
4.
Click Yes to confirm.

Create a multicast WIM image deployment

Create a multicast WIM image deployment

You can create a multicast deployment for WIM images to send one image once to multiple devices at the same time. Multicast deployments reduce the network bandwidth if the routers on your network support multicast, and if the target devices have the hard disk space for the image. Multicast deployments support only single-partition images.

NOTE: Go to http://www.itninja.com/community/dell-kace-k2000-deployment-appliance for information on your specific routers and switches.
1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
2.
Under Name, select the deployment from the list to display the Automated Deployment Detail page; otherwise, see Create a boot action and Schedule a deployment.
3.
Optional: Under Boot Action Details, rename or add notes to identify the boot action.
4.
Under Options > Type, select Multicast.
Optional: Click Show advanced settings to change the default multicast settings for this deployment. To change the settings for all multicast deployments, see Edit the default multicast settings.
5.
Under Devices > Selected Devices, click or select a Mac address. You can also click Paste multiple MAC addresses to paste in multiple address, and you can filter device by type to show devices that match the specified criteria from the View All drop-down list to
6.
Click Save.
The Automated Deployments page lists the boot action.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click System Images to select the image assigned to the boot action to add pre-installation and post-installation tasks, and to configure the error handling.

Edit the default multicast settings

Edit the default multicast settings

The changes that you make to the default multicast settings apply to all new multicast deployments.

You can change the multicast settings on a per deployment basis. Navigate to the Deployments page, and select the boot action to display the Automated Deployment Detail page, then click Show advanced settings.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Default Multicast Settings to display the Default Multicast Settings page.
2.
Change the Timeout to wait for connection 'Ready to receive' state for the duration that the appliance waits for all target devices to connect. The default is 10 minutes.
3.
Select the Multicast Protocol, as required by your environment:
4.
Set a different IPv4 Multicast address if a different service is using the default address.
6.
In the Multicast hops field, type the number of multicast hops over subnets. The default value is 1, but you can change it to suit your needs.
7.
Lower the Transmission Rate, if required.
9.
Adjust the Log level, as needed by selecting one of the following options:
10.
Click Save.
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