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KACE Systems Management Appliance 11.0 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Management Appliance 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 Registering KACE Agent with the appliance Provisioning the KACE Agent Manually deploying the KACE 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
Using the Security Dashboard About patch management Subscribing to and downloading patches Creating and managing patch schedules Managing patch inventory Managing Windows Feature Updates 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 appliance
Appendixes Glossary About us Legal notices

Patching status definitions

Patching status definitions

A patching status indicates the state of the current task. This information appears on the Patch Schedule Summary page, in the Schedule Status section. For more information, see Review patch schedule details.

Table 31. Patching status definitions

Patching status

Definition

alerting

Alert sent to user, waiting for confirmation.

cancelled

Task cancelled by user.

cleanup

Payload files from agent not accessed since last 90 days.

completed

Task completed.

connecting

Agent reconnecting after reboot.

deploy

Patch deployment in progress.

detect

Patch detection in progress.

downloading

Patch deployment waiting for packages to download.

error

Task not completed due to time out or other error.

not scheduled

Task not yet created for this device.

predetect

Pre-detection with the Agent in progress.

reboot pending

Patches deployed, reboot required to continue.

reboot snoozed

Patches deployed, reboot required to continue. After a configured interval the end user is reminded to reboot.

rolling-back

Patch rollback in progress.

scheduled

Task scheduled and is waiting to run.

snoozed

Task snoozed, user to be reminded after the configured snooze duration.

stage

Downloading files for later deployment.

suspended

Task suspended before reaching completion.

uploading logs

Uploading pre-detection, detection, deployment, verification, or rollback logs.

verifying

Post-deployment verification detection in progress.

version check

Task checking the patch version.

waiting on-demand deploy

Task waiting for the user action to deploy the schedule.

waiting to connect

Device disconnected.

waiting to schedule

Task waiting to schedule in the Agent's time zone.

View patch status

View patch status

You can view the status of patches, including a list of the devices on which patches have been deployed.

1.
Go to the Patch Detail page:
a.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console, https://appliance_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 Security, then click Patch Management.
c.
On the Patch Management panel, click Catalog.
2.
Scroll down to the Deployment Status table.

View patch status by device

View patch status by device

You can view patch status for each managed device.

1.
Go to the organization Device Detail page:
a.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console, https://appliance_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 Inventory, then click Dashboard.
2.
Scroll down to the Security section, then click the Patching Detect/Deploy Status link.

The list of the patches installed on the device appears.

View files within patches

View files within patches

You can view the files contained in each patch.

1.
Go to the Patch Detail page:
a.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console, https://appliance_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 Security, then click Patch Management.
c.
On the Patch Management panel, click Catalog.
2.
Scroll down to the Associated Files table.
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