Upload of customised Mac Netboot images, or allow K Image to work from external Netboot Server.
We currently use our Mac hosted Netboot image as a imaging and Disk First Aid emergency repair netboot. Unfortunately the K2000 will not allow custom netboot images to be uploaded, and the application K-Image cannot be run outside of the K2000 hosted image.
We have implemented a number of requests related to macOS imaging in the past, and while this specific remaining request has a high number of votes we cannot proceed with moving this further into our development process, and here’s why:
For macOS (10.14+), imaging is considered a deprecated technology and is no longer supported. The APFS file system, which is now mandatory for macOS, means imaging is no longer possible. And the newer Apple T2 chip prevents net booting, which is another requirement for imaging. Apple’s recommended replacement for macOS Imaging is provisioning through Modern Device Management and transitioning from the SDA to KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager for macOS device management can provide similar and added benefits, such as:
• Zero-touch Enrollment
• Built in OS support—including support for 10.14+
• Remote Access Benefits
• Post-Deployment Management
Matt L commented
Trimming down the size of the netboot image would really improve imaging times. I wait a long time for the netboot image to load on machines. I did not have this problem wtih my previous imaging solution. There are applications that can be discarded on OS X that we don't need. I moved to KACE from JAMF's Casper Suite and I really enjoyed the ability to trim image. This would be very useful to people who know how to do it.
AdminCorey (Admin, Quest KACE) commented
Depending on the application you want to use, I personally store them on petemp, which is accessible via /opt/kace/petemp in netboot environment. Most applications will run.