SDA (K2000)

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

  1. Faster Simultaneous Deployment

    Faster simultaneous deployment of one image to 30+ machines at a time

    283 votes
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    completed  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    Multicast imaging is in the upcoming K2000 3.6 release. We’ve entered release candidate phase as of this week at Dell World! If you’re interested in participating in the RC, let me know at alex@kace.com!

  2. RSA HyperV

    Customer running their environment on hyperV would appreciate running the RSA's on hyperv.

    224 votes
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  3. Multicast support for deploying images

    Ability to deploy an image to upto 30 computers using multicast.

    223 votes
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    completed  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    Multicast imaging is in the upcoming K2000 3.6 release. We’ve entered release candidate phase as of this week at Dell World! If you’re interested in participating in the RC, let me know at alex@kace.com!

  4. Automatic Naming of Computer from K1000

    If i'm rebuilding a computer the Kbox should rename the computer correctly based on the information in the K1000. The old scripts are klunky. Maybe just a simple database/SOAP query to the K1000 for basic naming.

    145 votes
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  5. Theme support for the web interface or provide a way to restore the old interface color scheme

    The 5.0 reskin is a huge step back from the 4.x color scheme and is too bright for my old eyes.

    A way to change the colors for the web interface or just have the ability to swap to a dark theme would be great

    103 votes
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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    This suggestion was completed in version 6.0.

  6. Higher Drive Capacity

    Would like to have the ability to raise the capacity above the 250 GB. Either allow for a second array for slots 3 and 4 or allow the primary drives in slot 1 and 2 to be increased. 250 GB limitation is way too small.

    98 votes
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  7. Add SMB v2/v3 support when scanning user states.

    To scan user states with USMT from the K2000 web UI, SMB v1 must be enabled on the client pc. Support has confirmed this. There are known vulnerabilities with SMB v1 and most network admins have disabled it in their environments. Please provide support for newer versions of SMB.

    97 votes
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  8. Make the isos non-windows work again!

    With the new version v4.1, ISOs not windows, uploaded KBE Manipulator, aren't loaded. Wimboot is defined as the only way to load KBEs.

    Adding a checkbox in KBE details webpage (a row in KBDB.IMINSTALLATIONSOURCE) to set/unset the specific KBE for using memdisk instead of wimboot can be a solution. After saving the KBE, it modify the ipxe menu in the way we want the KBE to be loaded.

    This checkbox status can also be use in the UEFI mode, for hiding the se specific KBEs entries from the ipxe menu.

    something like that

    • KBE with checkbox set as…
    64 votes
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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    This suggestion was completed in version 6.0.

  9. Need Post Installation Tasks to Continue after Reboot

    For scripted installations, the post installation needs to be able to continue after a reboot. There are instances (especially with drivers) that you want to restart the computer and then finish running through the post installation tasks. Currently all post installation tasks must run before you can reboot. After the reboot you must switch to use the K1000 for additional tasks.

    48 votes
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    completed  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    REAL-TIME task sequencing engine is now a reality in the upcoming K2000 3.6 release! We’ve entered release candidate phase as of this week at Dell World! If you’re interested in participating in the RC, let me know at alex@kace.com!

  10. Have the Driver Feed work as a post install on imageing

    the Driver Feed only works on scripted install. I would like the Driver Feed feature to work on system imaging as well.

    46 votes
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  11. Add SMB2 support for better performance

    The SMB2 protocol gives better performance than the NT1 protocol.
    The time and bandwidth used for copying the WIM file could be optimized with it.

    On "Samba 4.X" versions it is now the default configuration, but on 3.6.X it was needed to activate it by adding "max protocol = SMB2" in the "[global]" section of "smb.conf".

    The current Samba version on the K2000 is "Samba 3.6.12", so it would be great if you could either upgrade to "Samba 4.X" (the 3.X series is no more supported) or allow us to select the "max protocol" from a menu in the web…

    35 votes
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  12. Allow upload of an existing WIM

    If you have an existing WIM image which you want to deploy via the K2000, you need to manually apply it to a device then capture it from the KBE to get it into the appliance.
    The ability to upload an existing WIM direct to the K2000 appliance would be very useful. I suspect it would also make it more attractive for organisations to move from other imaging toolsets to KACE if they could deploy their existing WIM images through the K2000.

    33 votes
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  13. Ability to split images for FAT32 complliance

    An offline deployment from a usb stick is easy for windows 7 (non uefi machines) as they can boot from NTFS, which doesnt have the same limitations on file size as fat32.

    But due to UEFI, its only possible to boot a windows 8 machine from a FAT32 flash drive. Due to images being larger than the fat32 file size limit, offline deployments are difficult to perform.

    It would be nice to have a feature that, when capturing the image from a master device, to have the ability to span the image over multiple files. Being able to specify the…

    26 votes
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  14. 10 GB compatibility with K2000

    Would be great for the K2000 OS to be able to support 10GB. I have noticed that since the the K2000 only supports up to 1GB, this severly limits how many machines I can image at once. I can only image around 8-10 machines at a time before I saturate the 1GB virtual NIC. All of my other VM's run at 10GB and I got the network to support it, would be great if the K2000 could as well. Thanks

    24 votes
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  15. SMTP Authentication

    This submission is to vote for the addition of SMTP authentication to the K2000. Currently you can only supply the server name or IP with anonymous authentication. This would be helpful for users with email systems that require authentication - such as Office365 shops.

    24 votes
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  16. Add Entire Directories to Images

    Ability to not only create a directory as you can now and populate it one file at a time, but actually upload whole directories including their files into system images.

    21 votes
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  17. Decrease delays in adding support for new Mac OS X versions, starting with 10.8 Mountain Lion

    Standardizing on a single imaging suite for both Mac OS X and Windows was a big change for us; since we have roughly equal numbers of each that make up our pool of college-owned systems, a fully functional environment is equally critical for each of these platforms.
    I am concerned that timely support for Mac OS X seems to be slipping, and this is only becoming more painful as Apple seems to be returning to a near-yearly OS release schedule. 10.7 was not supported in K2000 NetBoot until more than a year after its full release. 10.8 has been out…

    20 votes
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    completed  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) is now supported in K2000 3.6, which has just entered RC! If you need it NOW for your own deployment, and want the release candidate, let me know at alex@kace.com!

  18. Ability to schedule boot actions

    Images get pushed overnight and are pre-staged before IT staff goes home. If the user stays late and reboots his or her computer, the image gets pushed prematurely. Give ability to ignore network boot actions prior to scheduled time.

    15 votes
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  19. Add Username to eligible Appliance Logs

    Currently if a user updates the SDA (K2000) version, the Appliance Upgrade Log only has the date and time of the update. There is no way to see who started the process.

    [Mon Jan 7 19:54:22 EST 2019] [notice] XXX Begin K2000 Server Update to 6.1.251 from 6.0.425
    [Mon Jan 7 19:54:22 EST 2019] [notice] XXX===========================================================================
    [Mon Jan 7 19:54:22 EST 2019] [notice] Removing backup 5.1.84backup.sql.0.gz
    [Mon Jan 7 19:54:22 EST 2019] [notice] Removing old database backups
    [Mon Jan 7 19:54:22 EST 2019] [notice] kbox
    upgrade:: NOTICE: Running kboxupgrade.php part 1
    [Mon Jan 7 19:54:21 EST 2019] [notice]

    15 votes
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  20. Ability to Deploy Large Applications as Post Install Tasks

    Currently the limit is 2GB I think for Post Install Task. Even with a work around of exporting, re-zipping and importing, the system does not support large applications such as Adobe CC. The only way around this is to run it from a file share.

    14 votes
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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    This suggestion was completed in version 6.0.

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