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KACE Systems Management Appliance 9.1 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

Upload an update file to the appliance manually

Upload an update file to the appliance manually

If you have an update file from Quest, you can upload it to the appliance manually.

Before you update the KACE SMA manually, verify that your appliance meets the minimum server version requirements as specified in the release notes for the update. If your appliance does not meet these requirements, you must upgrade to the minimum version before you update the appliance software. See View the KACE SMA version, model, and license information.

2.
Download the k1000_upgrade_server_XXXX.kbin file, and save it locally.
3.
Go to the appliance Control Panel:
If the Organization component is enabled on the appliance, log in to the KACE SMA System Administration Console, http://KACE_SMA_hostname/system, or select System in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page, then click Settings.
4.
On the left navigation bar, click Appliance Updates to display the Appliance Updates page.
5.
In the Manually Update section:
a.
Click Browse or Choose File, and locate the update file.
b.
Click Update, then click Yes to confirm.

The update is applied. The Administrator Console is unavailable until the update is complete. Progress appears in the browser window and in the Administrator Console.

Verify updates

Verify updates

After applying an update, you can verify successful completion by reviewing the update log.

1.
Go to the appliance Control Panel:
If the Organization component is enabled on the appliance, log in to the KACE SMA System Administration Console, http://KACE_SMA_hostname/system, or select System in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page, then click Settings.
2.
Click Logs to display the Logs page.
3.
In the Log drop-down list, select Updates.
5.
Click Need Help in the top-right corner of the page, then click About KACE SMA at the bottom of the Help panel to verify the current version. See View the KACE SMA version, model, and license information.

Update the appliance license key

Update the appliance license key

You might need to update the appliance license key if you expand your license capabilities or purchase additional components, such as the Organization component.

1.
Go to the appliance Control Panel:
If the Organization component is enabled on the appliance, log in to the KACE SMA System Administration Console, http://KACE_SMA_hostname/system, or select System in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page, then click Settings.
2.
On the left navigation bar, click Appliance Updates to display the Appliance Updates page.
3.
In the License Information section, enter your license key.
4.
Click Update.

Reboot or shut down the appliance

Reboot or shut down the appliance

You might need to reboot or shut down the appliance from time to time when troubleshooting or performing maintenance tasks.

In addition, you need to shut down the appliance before you unplug it.

1.
Go to the appliance Control Panel:
If the Organization component is enabled on the appliance, log in to the KACE SMA System Administration Console, http://KACE_SMA_hostname/system, or select System in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page, then click Settings.
2.
On the left navigation bar, click Appliance Updates to display the Appliance Updates page.
3.
In the Appliance Controls section, do one of the following:
Click Reboot. The appliance restarts.
Click Reboot and check database. The appliance restarts and then verifies the database.
Click Shutdown. The appliance shuts down, and it is safe to power-down the appliance hardware.
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