The Quest KACE Systems Deployment Appliance provides a network-centric solution for capturing and deploying images. The appliance a seamless cross-platform imaging solution from a single Administrator Console enabling you to provision Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® Mac® platforms. You can deploy the configuration files, user states, and applications as an image to a single device or to multiple devices simultaneously.
The appliance provides the tools necessary to automate deployments in both homogeneous and heterogeneous hardware environments, and provides reliability of large-scale image deployments with multicast and task engine capabilities. The built-in driver feed automatically downloads Quest driver models, and the Package Management feature enables uploading third-party driver packages. You can also integrate the appliance with the KACE Systems Management Appliance to image the KACE Systems Management Appliance inventory. The KACE Systems Deployment Appliance is available as a virtual appliance.
To view information on this appliance, such as its serial number, associated Agent versions, and third-party licenses and open source copyrights, click the version number at the bottom left of the appliance Dashboard page.
You can set up the appliance by connecting it to your network to configure the network settings from the initial configuration console. After you connect the appliance to your network, you can download the tools required to build a boot environment, change the default passwords, add drivers, and configure other deployment tasks.
Open a web browser and enter the appliance URL: http://appliance_hostname. This enables you to enter the license key and register the appliance.
The appliance components that support image deployments include a virtual appliance, a utility to build boot environments, a Support Portal, and a virtual Remote Site Appliance (RSA) to network remote boot devices.
The KACE Systems Deployment Appliance is available as a virtual appliance. It uses a VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V infrastructure. For technical specifications, visit https://support.quest.com/kace-systems-deployment-appliance/technical-documents.
The Administrator Console is the web-based interface used to navigate the appliance. To access the Administrator Console, go to http://<appliance_hostname>/admin where <appliance_hostname> is the host name of your appliance.
The Support Portal is the web-based interface that enables you to submit tickets to request help or to report issues. You can also to test network connectivity, and enable Quest KACE Technical Support to temporarily access your appliance to troubleshoot issues.