SDA (K2000)

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  1. Deployment log report date format and XLS export?

    The ability to export as an XLS format for deployment logs would prove very useful particularly if the date and time fields kept the date/time format, at present we have a long process to convert to date/time to create useful reports.

    3 votes
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  2. Allow RSA's to run network scan and transfer results to K2 appliance

    Allow RSA's to run network scan and transfer results to K2 appliance

    7 votes
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  3. Ability to schedule boot actions on Deployments > automated deployments > functional (MAC address and IP address)

    Ability to schedule boot actions on Deployments > automated deployments > functional (MAC address and IP address) without the need to create a boot action in the details of an image or a scripted installations.

    4 votes
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  4. default task group

    With the introduction of task groups in 6.0, I would like the ability to mark a task group as a default. So when I capture a new image, that task group is automatically applied to it.

    1 vote
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  5. K2000 bandwidth settings: Change the units for the Transfer Rate Limit from KB/s to Kbps.

    Currently the "Limit average transfer rate to" setting uses Kilobytes per second and this should be set to Kilobits per second instead to be more inline with network throttling standards.

    9 votes
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  6. Sort filters

    I think the K2000 lists should all have configurable sort options. I organize my deployments by name, so I would like to see this breakdown of the images almost every time. I keep having to select to sort by name. I think the system should either have a memory or allow a default to be stored.

    The following are example fields that should be sortable:
    - Deployments
    - Install tasks
    - Inventory dropdown menu

    7 votes
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  7. UEFI Secure boot

    UEFI Secure Boot.

    With the release of uefi pxe boots, we can now load images on our dell computers with much less interaction during the unbox. We are still forced to disable secure boot on all new systems before we can boot them.

    1. Secure boot is a prevalent security patch that negates boot malware from infecting systems. this alone should be reason for integrating secure boot loads

    2. all our equipment ships from dell with secure boot enabled under uefi, so I feel our Dell K2000 should be able to image Dell equipment out of the box without needing to modify…

    369 votes
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    We’re moving this request back to a planned state as there are some additional items that need to be worked out before we proceed with development of this potential feature.

    Microsoft has provided some additional requirements and processes that need to be completed, and this has added a timeline increase for feature release.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we will keep you informed when we have any significant progress updates.

  8. Post Installation Script - Link from K1000 Distributions

    I have a dist for Mappoint (as an example) Id like the ability to add this as a post install script instead of downloading the zip and creating my own application post script installation. Its doubling the workload and disk space.

    3 votes
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  9. Allow option to choose which driver feed models to sync to RSA instead of all drivers downloaded on K2

    Allow user to either choose to sync all driver feed items from the K2000 appliance or instead not sync those files and make the Remote Site Appliance Driver Feed available to choose specific models to download drivers to the RSA.

    39 votes
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  10. Link tasks to a deployment and not to an image

    It would be more practical to link tasks (pre-install, mid-install, post-install) to a deployment rather than an image. We are several people to deploy the same image but we use different pre and post-install tasks... If each person changes the tasks for each deployment of the same image we risk to have conflicts...
    Actually we duplicate the image to have different tasks but it's not a good solution because the same wim stored many times on the K2000 Appliance.
    Another solution would be to just duplicate a link on the wim file and not the entire wim.

    85 votes
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  11. Monitoring on all Windows OS

    I would like to be able to monitor all systems, not just servers. This would be a really big help.

    1 vote
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  12. Multicast an image with multiple partitions

    It would be great if it were possible to multicast to a hard drive with multiple partitions. In imaging our dual-boot computer labs we have to unicast the image which takes longer and uses more bandwidth. According to Dell it's a "software defect K2-5393", which In my opinion should be fixed.

    7 votes
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  13. Enable option when installing the Virtual K2000 to choose min-OS if creating a larger off-board storage or allow to set size of OVF drive.

    Currently the K2000 virtual appliance only comes with hard coded drive sizes.

    This would be better used if we could set the option to set the hard drive to the size of drive or select a size as 500GB may not be large enough.

    Another option would be to have the option upon install to choose minimum drive size for the OS, then create the off-board storage feature to what ever storage size is desired.

    The same process could also be uses for the Remote Site Appliances as well

    5 votes
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  14. Increase frequency of updates to the KBE Driver Packs and notification when KBE's have been updated

    When new Dell workstations are purchased, I have to download the drivers from the Dell website because the NIC or Storage drivers aren't compatible with new Dell hardware.

    I'd like for the KBE's to be a step ahead (or at least even) with the release of new hardware.

    Also, I'd like notification that a new KBE driver pack is available. A date on the Dell KBE download page would be an improvement. There is nothing now.

    4 votes
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    under review  ·  Ken Galvin responded

    Note that the date does appear on the download page now. But this has been added to the feature request list. We encourage others to vote as we use this input for prioritizing our release plans.

  15. Dynamic updating of K1000 labels in K2000

    The K2000 can pull inventory lists from K1000 labels for automated deployments, but those lists are static. If the label group changes on the K1000, the group does not update on the K2000.

    For example, if I had a group of systems I want to re-image on a weekly basis. If one of the computers is replaced, the automated deployment must be rebuilt.

    Can the K2000 re-sync label members on the fly or even on a schedule?

    7 votes
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  16. modifying task que list

    I came across a customer where rsa updates had hung for about a week, after we rebooted the task que had a few hundred tasks to do. For all the rsa's I had to enter each rsa to cancel the update manually, and that did take a lot of time. If we could get access to the task que directly we could have marked all the items we didn't want to do at the moment, and deleted them from the que in one operation.

    3 votes
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  17. Allow easier and faster duplication to system images

    Add the ability to the choose action drop down on the main System images page. This will allow duplication of multiple images

    Put a duplicate button to the right on the image name on the system image detail page. This will save having to scroll to bottom every time you want to duplicate an image

    6 votes
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  18. Start post install tasks manually on a client for testing purposes

    It would be great to have an option to start the post install Task process on a test Client that has already the OS installed, so you don't have to run a full scripted install every time you want to test a postinstallation Task.

    56 votes
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    under review  ·  Ken Galvin responded

    Thank you for your suggestion. I have put this in our product feature backlog. Please vote for this feature if you are interested so we can move it up the priority list. If a workaround is discovered, it will be posted here.

  19. Be able to create sym links to driverfolders

    As Hp also has started to distribute famy cab driverpacks, it would be nice to be able to symlink the different folders to one folder containing the whole family of drivers. for instance the Elitebook 745 G2 Utilizes the same driverpack as the 725 G2 , but we have to copy the drivers from one folder to another for the drivers to install.

    6 votes
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  20. Modifying Post Installation Tasks In Each Deployment

    Having the ability to modify the post install tasks in each deployment separately so that it is not required to create multiple versions of a single script, or to re-script and replace the post install every time you want to change it. Basically, post install tasks able to accept parameters assigned in the deployment detail page.

    46 votes
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