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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

Create a boot action

Create a boot action

You can create a boot action to automate scripted installation, system image, and KACE Boot Environment and NetBoot environment deployments to devices that are in Device Inventory, Network Inventory, scanned devices, or to any device with a known MAC address.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
2.
Select Choose Action > New Boot Action to display the Automated Deployment Detail page.
3.
Under Boot Action Details:
a.
Assign a Name to the boot action.
b.
In the From box, select the appliance or a linked RSA appliance containing the deployment that you want to automate.
c.
Select a deployment from the Deployment drop-down list.
System images only. The list of system images depends on your selection in the From box:
d.
Add Notes to identify the boot action.
4.
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.
5.
Under Options > Type, select a unicast or multicast deployment.
a.
Optional: In Timeout to wait for connection 'Ready to receive' state, increase the timeout to allow target devices more time to network boot. The default is ten minutes.
b.
Click Show advanced settings to change the default multicast address, control channel port, multicast hops, transmission rate, and log level.
7.
Optional: For multicast deployments, in Timeout to wait for connection 'Ready to receive' state, increase the timeout to allow target devices more time to network boot. The default is 10 minutes. Click Show advanced settings to change the default multicast address, control channel port, and transmission rate for this deployment. .
8.
Under Devices, enter one or more MAC addresses, or select devices from the View All drop-down list to add devices to the deployment.
9.
Click Save.
The Automated Deployments page lists the boot action.

Run deployment on next network boot

Run deployment on next network boot

You can initiate a scripted installation or a system image deployment of the operating system the next time that one or more target devices boot in to the KACE Boot Environment (KBE).

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
2.
Under Name, select the boot action to display the Automated Deployment Detail page.
3.
Under Options > Schedule, select Run at next boot to deploy the image on the next network boot.
4.
Click Save.
On the left navigation pane, click Progress to view the status of an automated deployment currently running or click Audit Log to view the status of completed automated deployments.

Modify a boot action

Modify a boot action

You can add devices to a boot action, remove devices, change the scheduling options, switch from a unicast or to a multicast deployment for WIM and DMG images, and rename the boot action. You cannot change the image for a boot action.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
2.
Under Name, select the boot action to display the Automated Deployment Detail page.
4.
Click Save.
The Automated Deployments page lists the boot action.

Set default boot action

Set default boot action

By default, devices that are not in the appliance Device Inventory boot in to the KBE Main Menu. For example, devices on your network that have been scanned display in your appliance Network Inventory. You can set the boot action to boot to the hard drive for devices that are not in the appliance Device Inventory or Network Inventory.

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 PXE Options, set the default boot action to one of the following options:
Boot to the KBE Main Menu for devices that are not in the appliance Device Inventory.
Boot to the hard drive for devices that have not booted in to the KBE. Include devices that are not in Network Inventory
3.
Click Save.
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