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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

Using the Dashboard to view information about your systems

Using the Dashboard to view information about your systems

The default initial view in KACE Express is that of the Dashboard. KACE Express provides a set number of widgets on the Dashboard. These widgets present you with overviews of your hardware and software, along with links to Knowledge Base articles and links to KACE Express pages where you can find more information or perform a related task.

About KACE Express Dashboard widgets

About KACE Express Dashboard widgets

You can use Dashboard widgets to review information and to navigate to pages with more details.

Widget

Description

Top Knowledge Base articles

This widget displays Knowledge Base articles according to their priority in the Technical Support system.

Computers by Manufacturer

This widget displays the manufacturers of the most numerous devices in inventory, and what percentage they constitute. Mousing over each graph segment shows its name and percentage. Clicking the title of the widget displays the Devices list page.

Computers by Model

This widget displays the model of the most numerous devices in inventory, and what percentage they constitute. Mousing over each graph segment shows its name and percentage. Clicking the title of the widget displays the Devices list page.

Software Publishers

This widget displays the top software publishers in your inventory, ranked by their number of titles. Clicking the title of the widget displays the Software list page.

Software Titles

This widget display the top software titles in your inventory, ranked by their number of instances. Clicking the title of the widget displays the Software list page.

Expiring Dell Warranties

This widget shows the warranties that are due to expire. Clicking the title of the widget displays the Reports list page, with reports relevant to Dell Warranties.

Dell Updates

This widget shows the available Dell Updates. Clicking the title of the widget displays the Reports list page, with reports relevant to Dell Updates.

Managing labels and label groups in KACE Express

Managing labels and label groups in KACE Express

Labels are containers that organize and categorize items, such as devices, so that you can manage them as a group.

For example, you can use labels to identify devices that have the same operating system or that are in the same geographic location. You can then initiate actions, such as deploying Dell Updates, on all of the devices that in that label. Labels are manually assigned to specific items.

Items you can assign labels to include the following:

You can manage labels from the Label page, under Home in the left navigation bar. Labels can also be added and applied from list pages in other sections, such as Inventory and Security by selecting Choose Action > Add Label.

About label groups

You can organize long lists of labels by putting them in label groups. In addition to organizing labels, label groups share their types with the labels they contain. Not only can a label group include multiple labels, but a label can be associated with more than one label group. Labels inherit any restrictions of the groups to which they belong.

Add or edit labels and label groups

Add or edit labels and label groups

You can create or edit labels and label groups as needed.

1.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console: http://appliance_hostname/admin.
2.
On the left navigation bar, click Home to expand the section, click Labels to display the Labels panel, then click Label Management.
To create a label, select Choose Action > New Manual Label.
To create a label group, select Choose Action > New Label Group.
The Label Detail or the Label Group Detail page appears.

Option

Description

Name

The name of the label, or the name of the label group. This name appears on the appropriate list page.

Description

Any additional information you want to provide. This description appears on the Labels list, and can help you distinguish between similar labels.

Restrict Label Usage To

(Optional) The categories of items to which the label or label group can be applied. If you do not restrict label usage, the label or label group can be applied to any item. However, if you restrict the label or label group to categories such as Application and Patches, that label or label group can be applied only to Application and Patches; it cannot be applied to other items, such as Devices.

Label Group

(Optional) The label group to which the label is assigned. To assign the label to a label group, click Edit next to the Label Group field, then select a label group. Assigning to a label group is useful if you have many labels and you want to organize them into sub-labels. For example, you could include the labels of your licensed applications in a group label named Licenses. In addition, labels inherit any restrictions of the groups to which they belong.

5.
Click Save.
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