SDA (K2000)

Please tell us how you’d like to see the System Deployment Appliance product improved!

  1. Keep Bootable USB images on file and NOTIFY when completed

    When creating images, the option to 'Create Bootable USB flash drive image for this System Image' takes a long time to build, with NO indication of progress and NO NOTIFICATION OF COMPLETION. It expects you to keep refreshing the page until you discover when it has completed. Am I the only person who despises being at the mercy of the refresh button? On top of that programming oversight, once you have download the completed image, it is deleted from the server and will not allow you to download it a second time? What benefit is there in that? Why are…

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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?

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  7. 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.

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  8. Progressbar for package exporting

    A progressbar will be handy when exporting packages because it can take a long time to complete. Now the K2 only says that he is currently exporting.

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  9. run scripts as administrator

    The Kace 1000 has the option to run a script as administrator, system, or any other user. having this option on the 2000 would greatly help us in our environment

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    under review  ·  John Karabaic responded

    Can you please elaborate on the use case for having a post-install task run as anyone other than the local administrator, as they now do? Why wouldn’t you just have K1000 tasks run that need special privileges?

  10. Basic SNMP configuration...

    Basic configuration, such as system location or system contact, for SNMP is not available to the end user. Many SNMP monitoring tools pull this information and map devices using this information. This information can be provided in the /usr/local/etc/snmpd.conf however the end user can not edit this, so options might be to allow this information to be added in the konfig stage of the install or when going into the Security Settings/General Security Settings and putting a check mark in Enable SNMP Monitoring other fields can open (besides SNMP Community String) for syscontact and syslocation. Once saved this information can…

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  11. 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

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  12. enable/disable the installation image on deployment menu

    Create an option to enable/disable the installation image on deployment menu. This leaves the production image enabled and hides the System Image homologation/testing

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  13. K2000 and Bit Locker

    Issue: If MS BitLocker is enabled on the Client Computer, then when the BIOS hands off the boot process to PXE via the NIC and 'times out', then boots to the HDD, after it hits the pxe boot menu, this will trigger bitlocker.

    Solution: I need a way for the BIOS to hand control off to PXE and once the PXE option menu is encountered and it defaults to the HDD, but w/o this process triggering MS bitlocker drive encryption.

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  14. Quick view for all Dell models supported by KBE

    Be able to click on a KBE in the K2000 and see what Dell supported workstations they will work on. Having the driver report is nice, but having to search for the actual network driver for the machine I am working on is a pain. Being able to see the model and OS the KBE would speed up this process.

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  15. Include Ability to Expand Offboard Storage

    Currently, using a Virtual K2000 appliance, it is impossible to expand the offboard storage disk once created - the only way to give yourself more storage is to put the files back onboard, delete the offboard disk, and then re-create, moving the files back over again.

    It'd be better if we could just expand the disk in our virtual environment, then ask K2000 to 'rescan' the disk and have the ability to expand into the space.

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  16. Ability to duplicate a Task Group

    Version 6.0 introduced Task Groups. Would be great if it went one step further and allowed us to duplicate task groups. I have many locations that use similar tasks for each deployment but vary slightly (such as time zone). Would be nice to be able to create one task group and then duplicate/modify just the tasks for each location rather than having to build a task group from scratch for each location.

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  17. Add ability to specify Default Boot Action per machine

    3.6 removed the Boot Action "Boot From Local Hard Drive" and number of boots. With these a default action could be set with number of boots set to 0 per machine. And when another boot action was used, default could be returned by chaining boot actions.

    I do not want to default all machines to "K2000 menu" or "hard drive" boot (General Settings > Default Boot Action). While I do like this option and think it is great, there should be the ability to override it per machine (and hopefully be as visible as boot actions tab).

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  18. 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.

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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.

  19. 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.

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  20. The CSR generator needs to support SAN's as it does in the SMA v8.1

    I am speaking from SDA v5.1 perspective. I do not know if SDA v6.0 has already resolved this. The SMA v8.1 resolves this issue.

    The issue is described in this knowledge base article:
    https://support.quest.com/kace-systems-deployment-appliance/kb/230041/error-net-errcertcommonnameinvalid-certificate-error-on-browser-230041-

    The SSL certificate signing request feature needs to support the entry of SAN's.

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