SDA (K2000)

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

  1. Adding a single SI/KI to multiple RSAs at one time

    If I create a new image and I want to sync that out to all my RSAs, it would be nice to have an option to add that item to sync to "selected RSAs" or "All RSAs" instead of having to add the image individually to each RSA, which is painful when you have 10+ RSAs.

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    planned  ·  Dainelle Samuel responded

    We agree! This is great feature and the team is working diligently to get it into a future release. Stay tuned for more details.

  2. Logical Installation task

    Would like to see the k2000 have the ability to do logical installations based on chasis type. Such as desktop or laptops. There are applications that only need to be installed on a laptop and it would be great to automate that based on the type of chasis.

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  3. Single Sign On - To match K1000

    We are using SSO on the K1000 since it was released. However it broke the linking between the K1000 and the K2000. After several tickets it was decided the problem is the K2000 does not have a SSO option.

    Not sure why that is the kace (see what I did there...lol) but it really should support SSO at the console.

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  4. Kace agent automatically install on the K2000 as a post install task when new updates come out

    Wouldn't it be great if when a new agent update came out on the K1000 that you wouldn't have to manually update your post install task for the agent on the K2000.

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    under review  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    We’re looking into extending the linking and integration abilities between a K1 and K2 and this would be one of the features we’d implement when that time comes.

  5. Improved RSA Administration

    With 100's of RSAs deployed, changes to the configuration of a single typically results in hours of work--login to RSA, change configuration, rinse/repeat.

    Ideally, I'd like one or more administrative templates that would allow me to control common settings (e.g., proxy, authentication, admin password, NTP, etc.)

    I'd also like to script the reboot of a remote site appliance (think quarterly maintenance reboots). Currently, this process is administratively cumbersome even when performing reboots of each RSA (guest) via vCenter.

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  7. Add a Patch Feed for scripted imaging just like the drivers feed

    Add a patch feed that you can subscribe to MS patches, adobe patches firefox ect and then apply patch feeds to scripted images so your images always come off the bench with the latest patching.

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    under review  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    We’re looking into extending the linking and integration abilities between a K1 and K2 and this would be one of the features we’d implement when that time comes.

  8. Please build the Kace SDA/RSA Virtual Appliances with the 7.1.94 update.

    Please build the Kace SDA/RSA Virtual Appliances with the 7.1.94 update. As the current 7.0.357 contains a bug that does not allow RSA creation across subnets. Currently, I have to build an RSA with the wrong network settings, then update the RSA to v 7.1. Then change the network settings again. This is very time consuming and cumbersome to do.

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  9. Add support for Dell ImageDirect images

    We have a set of Windows images on Dell's ImageDirect site that would be nice to upload over to the K2000, either from the site, or via ISO files.

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    under review  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    In the future, we may have a much tighter integration with Dell factory processes, where you can use your K2000 as a ‘Dell-Factory-in-a-Box’

  10. upload custom config.xml file for USMT

    K2000 - allow upload of a custom config.xml file to better configure USMT.

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  11. The ability to enter a computer name from the deployment UI.

    Instead of entering the name from the computer install, enter it from the UI when setting the deployment.

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  12. Set a specific boot environment for each automated deplyment

    When I switch between using a Windows 7 and Windows 8 scripted installation, I have to go and change the default boot environment (between WinPE-3 and WinPE-5) in the settings. It would be nice if the boot environment could be specified as part of the automated deployment.

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  13. Rename computers via Systems Inventory

    Create the ability to rename computers as a post task via the match of the mac address and system name within the system inventory. Right now one needs to maintain a flat file via WSName.

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  14. 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.

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  15. Peer to peer deployment

    It could be useful when the network configuration is not multicast compliant to use a peer-to-peer protocol (bitorrent) to deploy images.

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    under review  ·  Ken Galvin responded

    Thank you for your suggestion. This has been added to the feature request list. We encourage others to vote as we use this input for prioritizing our release plans.

  16. System Deployment Appliance - Hyper V - 3 TB VDHX

    Please Provide a 3 TB Hyper-V VHDX for the K2000

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    Thank you for this feature request!

    We will review this and determine its place within our product backlog. We’ll need to consider symmetry potential with the SMA team which factors into our overall development process.

  17. 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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  18. PXE Boot supporting 802.1x authentication

    It appears PXE 3.0 is capable of supporting 802.1x authentication.
    Many networks utilize radius authentication to control users and VLANs. This is an issue with the current K2000 PXE since there is no option to provide credentials. I suggest an option be added to insert a username and password into the undionly.kpxe and ipxe.efi so that PXE Boot can authenticate.

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  19. Multiple images on one usb stick

    the download to usb bootable is great. but with a 64gb usb stick it could store a bunch of images. All multiple images to be written to the same usb stick. Then create a very simple menu that prompts the user for which image to deploy.
    Could have the install to usb installer create a simple inventory file to record which images on are the usb and in what folder, then simply build the menu from it.

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  20. 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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