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  1. 100 votes
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      8 comments  ·  Replication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      under review  ·  Ken GalvinKen Galvin responded

      Thank you for your suggestion. This has been added to the feature request list. We encourage others to vote as we use this input for prioritizing our release plans.

    • Show TO DO in Replication Shares

      On the K1000 on 5.5 the To Do row was removed which - when you have over 100 replication shares means we cannot see if we have any issues with the replication shares. This option was around in 5.4 please can you bring it back urgently!

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        11 comments  ·  Replication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        under review  ·  Dean WadeDean Wade responded

        We are looking into this. The reason it was eliminated was that it was trying to retrieve the information in real-time and the page never rendered where there many replication policies. Stay tuned – hoping to have an answer in the coming month as to where this falls in our priority list.

      • Force replication to specific share regardless of schedule.

        Add an option to force replication to the selected replication share(s) ignoring the schedule. This would be useful for dependencies of scripts that need to be run asap but are not replicated yet.

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          1 comment  ·  Replication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Install K1000 Agent from Replicated Share or Alternative Location

          The ability to install the from a replicated share. Some site have low bandwidth and the installation of the K1000 times out. If you I am able to install one device with the agent and create a replicated share, then we we provision other devices over the low bandwidth; the new devices should copy the Agent install files from the replicated share or Alternative Location

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            2 comments  ·  Replication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Cascading K1000 Replication Shares

            I'd like to see a way to cascade replication from the K1000.

            For example: We have all our offices replicate from our HQ. But if we were to have our Korean Office Replicate from our UK office rather than come all the way back to the states they'd see better speed and we'd experience time eating up the bandwidth.

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            • Decouple agent requirement from replication setup

              Right now in order to setup a replication share there needs to be a computer with an agent installed on it and that computer must remain on. It would be nice to replicate to an inexpensive NAS device that could be placed at remote facilities.

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                2 comments  ·  Replication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Traffic Shaping for Replication

                The replication between the appliance and the remote shares e.g. for patches uses for a while, the time to transfer the bytes configured in the bandwidth limitation, 100% of the WAN bandwidth. This causes in some errors when applications try to use the WAN to the same time. A good solution for this would be to use traffic shaping on the appliance to control the bandwidth to each remote share separately. Therefore, it is possible to use a constant bandwidth without interrupting other applications on the WAN Link.
                Solution for a Linuxsystem see attached File

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                  1 comment  ·  Replication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • K1000 Software Library through an Alternate Download Location

                  Software Library under Help Desk on K1000 appliance needs to have the option for installing software with an alternate download location. My organization has many different software licenses with a variety of different size. Unfortunately, K1000 appliance cannot hold all software due to not enough space on hard drive disk. So, I often used the push of managed installation with an alternate download location for all software. I found that Software Library accpets only uploaded software.

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                  • Provide kind of K1000 RSA (Remote Site Appliance) in OVF

                    Providing a kind of K1000 RSA (Remote Site Appliance) in OVF.
                    It would be nice to have a virtual linux box in charge of Replication Share and on which we can access through a Web interface and manage, in example, the storage (synchronized content), and replication schedules according to the local time of the RSA.
                    It would also be a gateway for inventories and other communications with the Central K1000 appliance, so it would concentrate the traffic between this RSA and the appliance for a better mastering of WAN bandwidths and network traffic.

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                      0 comments  ·  Replication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The ability to use label groups for replication shares.

                      Currently you have the option to apply a label group to a replication share, but it doesn't apply the group to the share. I found this out the hard way. How about making this a reality so you don't have a create labels inside of labels to apply your machines to a share.

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                      • Create schedules that can be assigned to Replication

                        Allow us to create a set of schedules that can be assigned to Replication. Most Replications run off from only a few schedules. Currently, when a schedule change is made, every replication record has to be modified. It would be easier to just change the couple of schedules and all replications that have those schedules assigned are automatically updated. This would be helpful when we have to push out an emergency patch or application.

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                        • See if replication shares are synchronized in Replication page

                          Allow us to see directly in the Distribution/Replication page if replication shares are synchronized or if they still need to replicate something :
                          As I understood, when replication share are not fully synchronized some tasks (like Patch Detect and/or Patch Deploy) fail. It would be very nice to know if they are synchronized before scheduling some tasks or to understand quickly why some tasks failed on computers.

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                          • Replication Share Permission requirements

                            I have notice an issue that replication shares permissions are not intuative.
                            In addition to the share user account(not an admin) the administrators group also needs to have full control for the shares to work.

                            As soon as I add the administrators group this will work?

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                            • Ability to limit the max number of replication shares which can replicate at one time.

                              Give us the ability to limit the maximum number of shares which may update at one time. We have 70 shares, it's impossible to schedule them all apart from each other. For global organizations, this limit would allow us to conserve bandwidth and lower the number of connections the KBOX has to make at one time.

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                              • Have Messages/Alerts sent out to Replication servers in Regional offices

                                Just like software and patches have alerts sent to the K1000 replication servers and have the remote agents pick the message up from their site instead of coming across the wire.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Replication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • replication

                                  Currently when you enable replication to remote sites, you have wait untill all data is synced. All this data can be huge in total size. 40GB+. We have slow links to these site and it's going to take forver for all the patches to replicate. Would be nice if you could copy the replication folder to a removable drive, drive it to the other location and copy it into a folder and have it sync.

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                                  • Fix multicast issue with Cisco switches

                                    The current version of multicast supported by KACE is not supported by Cisco. Add the option to choose the multicast version to use.

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                                    • FTP access on replication share for client downloads

                                      We are using the K1000 to manage our entire enterprise. Currently a replication share only allows SMB access to download the needed files.

                                      For remote personnel we would have to open our server up putting it at risk to use this method. If it supported other standard protocols like FTP and so on we would not need to open up the firewall and put our server at risk.

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                                      • patching

                                        I would like to enhance the options visible on the main replication share page to include more of the options you see when you click a replication point. Specifically, 'fail over to k1000' and listing of OS patches selected with check boxes would be superb. Further, the ability to copy the configuration of an existing replication point would be superb.

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                                        • Manage replication queue

                                          We have many replication queues up to 2.5 GB. so it will be good if kace has feature to manage queue, so we can manage which file to be replicated first. Because we have problem when we want to replicate software installation immediately meanwhile there are many queues files.

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