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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 8.2 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 Managing offline 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

Choosing the type of deployment

Choosing the type of deployment

You can deploy the operating system to different devices models, and the appliance will pull the drivers from its resource library for scripted installation deployments. You can copy the state of a device, such as all of the drives, the OS and system settings, programs, and files to perform system image deployments.

Scripted installation deployments

Use a scripted installation when using an ISO for the OS and create an answer file for the deployment.

System image deployments

Capture an image from a device including all of the device drives, the OS, system settings, programs, and files.

Deployment methods

Automated Deployments: Uses boot actions to initiate scripted installation and system images deployments. Supports unicast and multicast deployments.
Manual Deployments: Use manual deployments when deploying directly from the source media, for USB image deployments when the target device is not connected to the network.

Supported images types

Supported images types

You can capture WIM and K-Image from devices with Windows 7 and higher and UEFI image from devices with Window 8 higher. You can also capture DMG images from Mac OS X devices.

Image types

WIM images


UEFI images

Managing device inventory

When a device boots in to the KACE Boot Environment (KBE), the appliance identifies the device by its MAC address, lists the device on the Device Inventory page, and uploads its hardware inventory information to the appliance. The MAC address and other information about the device appear on the list. The appliance lists devices that are on the network, but have not booted in to the appliance on the Network Inventory page.

About adding devices to the appliance Inventory:

Configure and run a network scan

Configure and run a network scan

You can configure a Network Scan, or select and run an existing scan to detect devices that are on the network. Running the scan discovers the configured IP range and creates a Network Inventory item on the appliance for each address in the range. The MAC address and port status can only be detected for devices on the same subnet as the appliance.

On the left navigation pane, click Devices to expand the section, then click Network Scans to display the Network Scans page.
Select Choose Action > New to display the Network Scan Detail page to configure the IP range for the scan. The process scans the configured IP range and creates a Network Inventory item for each address in the range.
Click Save.
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