SDA (K2000)

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

  1. Be able to restore the K2000 database

    I just found out that you can not restore the K2000 database even though you can backup the K2000 database. I want to be able to have all my settings if there is a catastrophic failure with my server or just need to refresh the hardware. I have to recreate all my labels, users, Ldap authentication, all my general settings, date time settings, relink all of my RSAs and K1000.

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  2. Adding Dell Diagnostics or memory testing

    Add Dell Diagnostics or memory testing to the KPE recovery options.

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  3. Detach the image media from the image deployment job

    The idea is to have the same process for the Imaging that the scripted installation. Then the image captured will be stored in the media Library and not in the deployment image tab. To create an image deployment job, we will select the image in a dropdown list.

    73 votes
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  4. 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.

  5. Loading bar of image deployment on target device

    On Targert device add a loading bar to check the in order to see where the image is deployed, the technician deploying the image may not be able to see the web interface of the appliance to check the progress status.

    For exemple : 0% ----------------- to 100 %
    just displays the percentage to copy from the image for example.

    40 votes
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  6. Capture Full Backup of SDA

    Currently, backups are only done if a change to the item being backed up has occurred. This is incremental behavior. We should have the option to specify this behavior (via checkbox, for example).

    What I would like is the ability to do a full backup of everything at will - scheduled or otherwise.

    An example of a problem arising from the current solution is this: empty the Restore share and then try to back everything up. You cannot. If you offload your backup and then lose it, you cannot make another full backup.

    Ideally, everything would be rolled up into…

    39 votes
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  7. Join multicast session from KBE

    Right now, there doesn't appear to be a way to join a multicast session from the KBE. This would be very helpful if we get a new shipment of PCs in, and set them all up. Then, we just tell the K2 to start the session and wait for 30 clients. This way we don't need to harvest mac addresses before hand... We can just deploy.

    37 votes
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  8. Xenserver support for Remote site appliance.

    Having a Xenserver Remote Site Appliance, or an ISO available so customers can install the appliance on their virtual environment.

    14 votes
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  9. Monitoring via snmp and open manage

    I'd like full support for snmp so that the k2000 can be monitored for issues. Also full dell open manage support on the appliance.

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  11. 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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  12. 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.

    6 votes
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  13. 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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  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. Support for XPS13 and other ultrabooks.

    It would be nice to have Scripted Installation support for the XPS13 and other ultrabooks that do not have an ethernet port.

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  16. Auto PXE boot devices

    Coming from WDS, there was an ability to respond to all devices, known or unknown, with different PXE boot policies:

    Require users interaction pressing F12
    ALWAYS CONTINUE PXE BOOT
    Continue to PXE unless user presses ESC
    Never PXE boot

    I could then limit the response to a specific subnet/IP range. And because of it's rather reasonable price, I could easily spin up different WDS servers in different networks. I would really like to see the same with the K2.

    In my own environment, when unboxing new equipment, we have a designated VLAN for staging and imaging devices. It would be…

    3 votes
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    Thank you for this feature request!

    It would be interesting to see how this idea plays out not just for the SDA but for any connected RSAs as well. You’re correct with the risk assessment, and we’ll need to incorporate that into our discussions as we review this.

  17. Please include an exclusion list for k-images

    I would like to see the ability to exclude files from being included in a k-image such as pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys to allow the images to be smaller

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    under review  ·  John Karabaic responded

    Great idea, if we can make it foolproof so that the image is bootable. Need to have a “never exclude” list.

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