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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 8.2 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

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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.
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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
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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.
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Optional: Under Boot Action Details, rename or add notes to identify the boot action.
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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.
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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
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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.

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On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Default Multicast Settings to display the Default Multicast Settings page.
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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.
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Select the Multicast Protocol, as required by your environment:
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Set a different IPv4 Multicast address if a different service is using the default address.
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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.
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Lower the Transmission Rate, if required.
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Adjust the Log level, as needed by selecting one of the following options:
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Click Save.

View automated deployments in progress

View automated deployments in progress

You can view the progress of automated deployments that are currently running, the status of assigned tasks, and which image was deployed to which device.

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On the left navigation pane, click Progress to view the deployments currently running.
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Under Name, select the boot action to display the Automated Deployment Detail page.
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Under the Devices menu bar, click Details to view the status of the assigned tasks.
On the left navigation pane, click Audit Log to view the success or failure of completed automated deployments.

View completed automated deployments

View completed automated deployments

You can view the success or failure of completed automated deployments, the status of assigned tasks, and which image was deployed to which device.

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Under Name, select the boot action to display the Boot Action Log Detail page.
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Under the Devices menu bar, click Details to view the status of the assigned tasks.
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