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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

Add network inventory to the appliance

Add network inventory to the appliance

You can list devices in a comma-separated (CSV) formatted file and upload the CSV file to the appliance to add devices to the appliance. The appliance identifies the devices listed in the file in the order of IP address, MAC address, and host name.

Each line in the CSV file must specify the IP Address, MAC Address (with colons), and Host Name (optional) in a comma-separated format. For example: 192.168.2.44,00:22:5f:51:eb:df,appliance.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Devices, then click Network Inventory to display the Network Scan Inventory page.
2.
Select Choose Action > Upload to display the Upload Network Inventory page.
3.
Click Browse and select the CSV file.
4.
Click Upload Inventory to view the list of devices on the Network Scan Inventory page.
Select Choose Action > Send Wake-on-LAN to power on the devices, then create a boot action. See Create a boot action.

Scan active and non-active devices on the network

Scan active and non-active devices on the network

When performing a network scan, you can specify if the scan should display a list of all IP addresses whether the device is live or not.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click General Settings to display the General Settings page.
2.
Under Server Options, select the Display empty scan results in inventory check box for the network scan to create and display a record for every IP address in the specified range whether the device is live or not. If you do not enable the Display empty scan results in inventory check box, the network scan displays only the IP addresses in the range that are live.

Add devices manually

Add devices manually

When creating or modifying a boot action, you can add devices to system image and scripted installation deployments by entering the device's MAC address. The devices are added to the appliance inventory when the deployment is initiated.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments 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.
For multicast deployments, you can click Edit default multicast settings to change the multicast settings this deployment. To change the settings for all multicast deployments, see Edit the default multicast settings.
5.
Under Devices, click or enter one or more MAC addresses to add devices that are not in the inventory, then click Next. You can also click Paste multiple MAC addresses to add multiple MAC addresses, and you can add devices by type from the View All drop-down list.
6.
Click Save.

Join devices to a domain

Join devices to a domain

After you configure and assign a name to a device, you can join the device to a domain using the built-in Example: Join Domain post-installation task.

You can customize the script using the command-line parameters: my_domain, admin_user, admin_password, and primary_dns_IP.

NOTE: The built-in Example: Join Domain post-installation application task uses the join_domain.vbs Visual Basic script. The join_domain.vbs script joins devices running Windows 7 versions and higher.

Table 2. Command-line parameters for joining a domain

Parameter

Description

my domain

The name of the domain to which the script joins the devices.

admin user

The UID of the domain administrator with permission to join the devices to the domain.

admin password

The password of the domain administrator account.

primary dns IF

Optional: The IP address of the primary DNS server.

1.
In File, click Replace to upload a different script.
2.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Post-installation Tasks to display the Post-installation Tasks page.
3.
Click Example: Join Domain.
The Post-installation Task Detail page appears.
4.
Click Duplicate at the bottom of the page.
A new task named Copy of Example: Join Domain is created.
5.
In Name, enter a logical name for the task, such as Join MyCompany Domain.
6.
In Command Line, change my_domain, admin_user, and admin_password.
7.
Select the Reboot Required check box to reboot the appliance and run the next task in the sequence.
8.
Click Save.
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