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KACE Systems Management Appliance 11.0 Common Documents - KACE Express Quick Start Guide

About KACE Express Requirements for running KACE Express Installing the KACE Express virtual appliance Configuring the KACE Express virtual appliance Provisioning Agents to enable device management Using KACE Express for systems management Transitioning from KACE Express to the full appliance Support options for KACE Express Appendixes About us Legal notices

View KACE Agent Updates

View KACE Agent Updates

You can view the current update and check for new updates.

1.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console: http://appliance_hostname/admin.
2.
On the left navigation bar, click Settings to expand the section, then click Appliance Updates to display the Appliance Updates page.
3.
Optional: To check for updates: In the Agent section, click Check for Update.

Configure KACE Agent update settings

Configure KACE Agent update settings

After updates are downloaded, you can configure the settings required to update the Agent on managed devices.

1.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console: http://appliance_hostname/admin.
2.
On the left navigation bar, click Settings to expand the section, then click Provisioning to display the Provisioning panel.
3.
Click Update Agents.

Option

Description

Enabled

Update KACE Agents the next time devices check in to the appliance. Clear the option to prevent updates from being installed.

Modified

(Read-only) The time the most recent Agent bundle was downloaded.

All Devices

Deploy the update to all devices that have the KACE Agent installed.

Devices

Update only specific devices. Select the device names in the drop-down list, or type the first few characters of a device name to sort the list. For example, type Dev to list matching device names such as Device-1, Device-2, and so on. This option is not available when you select All Devices.

Labels

Update devices with the selected labels. This option is not available when you select All Devices.

Notes

Any additional information you want to provide.

5.
Click Save.

Backing up the KACE Express appliance

Backing up the KACE Express appliance

Backup files are used to restore your KACE Express appliance in the event of a data loss, or during an upgrade or migration to new hardware.

There are two kinds of appliance backup files:

Base: A backup of the file system. Base backup files are generally created once a week.
Differential: A backup of the Base (file system) files that have changed since the most recent Base backup and a backup of database files. Differential backups reference the most recent Base backup file available.

To restore files, you must have a matched pair of Differential and Base backup files. Paired backup files reference the same KACE Systems Management Appliance version number and date, and only paired backup files can be used to restore the appliance.

In addition, there are three types of backup processes:

Scheduled daily backups: In most cases, daily backups include only Differential backup files. If there is no Base backup, or if the most recent Base backup is more than seven days old, the daily backup includes both Base and Differential backup files. This backup is known as a full backup. By default, daily backups are scheduled to occur at 02:00, but you can change that schedule.
Scheduled monthly backups: Monthly backups occur on the last day of the month, and you cannot change the schedule of monthly backups.
Backups initiated using the Run Now command: When you click Run Now on the Backup Settings page, the appliance generates a full backup, which includes both Base and Differential backup files.

Set the daily backup schedule and the number of backups to retain

Set the daily backup schedule and the number of backups to retain

Daily backups are scheduled to occur at 02:00 by default, but you can change the time. You can set the number of daily and monthly backups to retain.

1.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console: http://appliance_hostname/admin.
2.
On the left navigation bar, click Settings to expand the section and display the Control Panel.
3.
Click Backup Settings to display the Backup Settings page.
4.
In the Retention section, specify the following settings:

Option

Description

Daily

The number of daily backups to retain on the appliance. You can retain up to seven daily backups.

Monthly

The number of monthly backups to retain on the appliance. You can retain up to two monthly backups. Monthly backups occur on the last day of the month, and you cannot change the schedule of monthly backups.

5.
In the Schedule section, specify the schedule for running daily backups.
6.
Click Save.

The settings are applied. When the next scheduled backup runs, older backup files are removed if the number of backups retained on the appliance exceeds the number specified in the Configure section.

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