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KACE Systems Management Appliance 10.0 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) Getting started
Configuring the appliance
Requirements and specifications Power-on the appliance and log in to the Administrator Console Access the Command Line Console Tracking configuration changes Configuring System-level and Admin-level General Settings Configure appliance date and time settings Enable Two-Factor Authentication for all users Verifying port settings, NTP service, and website access Configuring network and security settings Configuring Agent settings Configuring session timeout and auto-refresh settings Configuring locale settings Configuring the default theme Configure data sharing preferences About DIACAP compliance requirements Configuring Mobile Device Access Enable fast switching for organizations and linked appliances Linking Quest KACE appliances Configuring history settings
Setting up and using labels to manage groups of items Configuring user accounts, LDAP authentication, and SSO Using Replication Shares Managing credentials Configuring assets
About the Asset Management component Using the Asset Management Dashboard About managing assets Adding and customizing Asset Types and maintaining asset information Managing Software assets Managing physical and logical assets Maintaining and using manual asset information Managing locations Managing contracts Managing licenses Managing purchase records
Setting up License Compliance Managing License Compliance Setting up Service Desk Configure the Cache Lifetime for Service Desk widgets Creating and managing organizations Importing and exporting appliance resources
Managing inventory
Using the Inventory Dashboard Using Device Discovery Managing device inventory
About managing devices Features available for each device management method About inventory information Tracking changes to inventory settings Managing inventory information Finding and managing devices Provisioning the KACE SMA Agent Manually deploying the KACE SMA Agent Using Agentless management Adding devices manually in the Administrator Console or by using the API Forcing inventory updates Managing MIA devices Obtaining Dell warranty information
Managing applications on the Software page Managing Software Catalog inventory
About the Software Catalog Viewing Software Catalog information Adding applications to the Software Catalog Managing License assets for Software Catalog applications Associate Managed Installations with Cataloged Software Using software metering Using Application Control Update or reinstall the Software Catalog
Managing process, startup program, and service inventory Writing custom inventory rules
Deploying packages to managed devices
Distributing software and using Wake-on-LAN Broadcasting alerts to managed devices Running scripts on managed devices Managing Mac profiles Using Task Chains
Patching devices and maintaining security
About patch management Subscribing to and downloading patches Creating and managing patch schedules Managing patch inventory Managing Dell devices and updates Maintaining device and appliance security
Using reports and scheduling notifications Monitoring servers
Getting started with server monitoring Working with monitoring profiles Managing monitoring for devices Working with alerts
Using the Service Desk
Configuring Service Desk Using the Service Desk Dashboard Managing Service Desk tickets, processes, and reports
Overview of Service Desk ticket lifecycle Creating tickets from the Administrator Console and User Console Creating and managing tickets by email Viewing tickets and managing comments, work, and attachments Merging tickets Using the ticket escalation process Using Service Desk processes Using Ticket Rules Run Service Desk reports Archiving, restoring, and deleting tickets Managing ticket deletion
Managing Service Desk ticket queues About User Downloads and Knowledge Base articles Customizing Service Desk ticket settings Configuring SMTP email servers
Maintenance and troubleshooting
Maintaining the appliance Troubleshooting the KACE SMA
Appendixes Glossary About us Legal notices

Delete a custom Ticket Rule

Delete a custom Ticket Rule

You can delete custom Ticket Rules from the Service Desk as needed.

1.
Go to the Service Desk Queue Detail page:
a.
Log in to the KACE SMA Administrator Console, https://KACE_SMA_hostname/admin. Or, if the Show organization menu in admin header option is enabled in the appliance General Settings, select an organization in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information.
b.
On the left navigation bar, click Service Desk, then click Configuration.
c.
On the Configuration panel, click Queues.
2.
In the Ticket Rules section at the bottom of the page, click [Customize] to display the Ticket Rules page.
Click the name of the Ticket Rule, then on the Ticket Rule Detail page, click Delete.
4.
Click Yes to confirm.

Move a Ticket Rule from one queue to another

Move a Ticket Rule from one queue to another

If you have multiple Service Desk ticket queues, you can move Ticket Rules between queues as needed. If you want the Ticket Rule to exist in multiple queues, you can copy the rule and make the required changes.

1.
a.
Log in to the KACE SMA Administrator Console, https://KACE_SMA_hostname/admin. Or, if the Show organization menu in admin header option is enabled in the appliance General Settings, select an organization in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information.
b.
On the left navigation bar, click Service Desk, then click Configuration.
c.
On the Configuration panel, click Queues.
The Queue Detail page appears.
3.
In the Ticket Rules section at the bottom of the page, click Customize to display the Ticket Rules page.
TIP: To move between queues on the Ticket Rules page, use the View By drop-down list, which appears above the table on the right.
5.
Select Choose Action > Move > Queue Name.

The Ticket Rule is moved to the selected queue. The rule no longer appears in the list of rules for the current queue.

Run Service Desk reports

Run Service Desk reports

You can run reports on Service Desk items as needed.

The KACE SMA includes a set of pre-configured reports for Service Desk data.

1.
Go to the Reports list:
a.
Log in to the KACE SMA Administrator Console, https://KACE_SMA_hostname/admin. Or, if the Show organization menu in admin header option is enabled in the appliance General Settings, select an organization in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information.
2.
In the View By drop-down list, which appears above the list on the right, select Service Desk.
The Reports page shows Service Desk reports.
3.
In the Generate Report column, click a format type to run the report.

Archiving, restoring, and deleting tickets

Archiving, restoring, and deleting tickets

Archiving tickets involves physically moving ticket data out of the transactional tables while preserving access to ticket data. Archiving does not permanently remove ticket data from the appliance. This is useful for old tickets that you might still need to reference.

When tickets are archived, they remain available until they are manually deleted or deleted based on the date constraints configured in the queue. This restriction reduces the possibility of deleting tickets accidentally.

A typical life cycle for tickets involves creation, resolution, archiving, and finally deleting. You can also “restore” a ticket as discussed in Restore archived tickets. Restoring tickets returns the ticket data from an archive table back into a transactional table for use, making ticket data available again in the Tickets tab.

Deleting tickets permanently deletes the ticket data from the appliance.

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