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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 8.1 Common Documents - Release Notes

Prepare for the update

Prepare for the update

Current version: The minimum version required for installing the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 8.1 is 8.0 (8.0.194). To check the version number of your appliance, log in to the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance, then click the About Appliance icon. If your appliance is running an earlier version, you must update to the listed version before proceeding with the 8.1 installation.
Disk space: The KACE Systems Deployment Appliance must have more than 20 percent free disk space available.

Additional recommendations:

Allow plenty of time: If you have a large database, more than 150 MB in size, the update process can take several hours.
Back up before you start: Export all items on your appliance using the instructions provided in the following Knowledge Base articles:
Enable SSH: Enable SSH in the Security Settings section of the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console.
Reboot the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance server: On the Appliance Maintenance Settings page, reboot the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance server prior to updating.

Update the appliance using an advertised update

Update the appliance using an advertised update

You can update the appliance using an update that is advertised on the appliance Dashboard page or on the Appliance Maintenance page of the Administrator Console.

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On the left navigation bar, click Settings to expand the menu, then click Appliance Maintenance, to display the Appliance Maintenance page. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Reboot. Click Yes in the Confirmation dialog to restart the server.
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On the left navigation bar, click Settings to expand the menu, then click Appliance Maintenance to display the Appliance Maintenance page.
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Click Apply Update to initiate the upgrade process.
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Click Check for Server updates.

Upload and apply an update manually

Upload and apply an update manually

If you have an update file from Quest KACE, you can upload that file manually to update the appliance.

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On the left navigation bar, click Settings to expand the section, then click Appliance Maintenance to display the Appliance Maintenance page.
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Under KACE SDA Updates > Manual Updates, click Browse to select the update file, then click Open.
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Click Update Server.

More resources

More resources

Additional information is available from the following:

Administrator guide: Instructions for setting up and using the appliance. Go to http://support.quest.com/technical-documents/kace-systems-deployment-appliance/8.1-common-documents/administrator-guide/ to view documentation for the latest release.
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