SDA (K2000)

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

  1. 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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  2. Enhance the KACE appliance to run VMWare in thin provisioned mode

    Currently the appliance only is supported on VMWare on thick provisioned, can the system be adjusted to use thin provisioning instead so I don't have to tie up unused disk space?

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Built-in Wiki and/or Customizable Main Page

    Along with the idea of a customizable MOTD, I'd love to see a build in customizable or even basic wiki to add how-tos for new employees being trained to use our KACE system and to reference things and changed we've made.

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    under review  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    We will be revamping the UI to include customizable dashboards in the future; this will be a consideration during that time.

  8. Reboot client PC for imaging

    When scheduling a label of machines (e.g. a classroom of about 50 computers) to automatically install an image adding the ability (ideally via a checkbox) to automatically restart those machines so they can begin imaging. Some machines may not want to be restarted immediately that is why optionally would be great.

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  9. Mount System Images as a Virtual Disk (VHD) for Editing

    Whilst improving the access to images stored on the K2000, being able to actually access them as a mounted virtual disk (VHD) within Windows would be a huge improvement.

    We have, in the past, used the K2000's automated rules to discreetly backup a user's machine overnight to ensure we don't lose data. Being able to mount that file as a VHD within Windows would enable us to treat it like any other disk and use K2000 as a unified backup/deployment solution.

    Even if this is a case of having a location on the KBOX where we can manually select the…

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  10. 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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  11. Show "Alert" at top of screen New Drivers

    Popup or where we "alert" license expiry show a popup message when a new driver in the Dell Driver Feed gets updated for "Download and Install" Example, Dell Precision 5510 gets a new video driver update that I am maintaining, when I log into the console a popup at the top tells me it has a new update.

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  12. Prompt for Post install tasks during image processing

    It would be nice to have the ability to get a prompt to come up and ask what other post install tasks need to run during the image process.

    Use case: when a machine gets an image deployed, and on certain machines have a prompt come up and have any additional tasks be checked off to run after the OS is installed.

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  13. Credentials Management

    K1000 has a Credentials Vault, could we also add Credentials Management to the SDA k2000, so that scripts or other scripts don't have hard coded username and password in post install task.

    Credentials Management or a password vault for Post and PRE task would be great.

    Thanks.

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  14. Allow for Friendly Names for remote sites

    In the remote site lists, we have numerous RSA's across the board, it allows us to show IP or Hostname... what I would like to see is like a tag or a Display Name to easily identify which server is which (naming conventions aside)

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  15. 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.

  16. 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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  17. Change resolution on UEFI KBE

    With the upcomming of great resolution screens for example the Dell XPS 13 2015.
    Which has a resolution of 3200x1800 on a 13 inch screen, the text font is very small, which makes it hard to read.
    So the posibility of changing the resolution before the KBE booted up would be a great thing!

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  18. Improve CSV upload to set Hostnames

    It would be great to get Hostnames from a CSV import directly to the K2000 Device Inventory.

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  19. USB Image Encypted

    When creating a USB Image, have the data encrypted. This will protect sensitive passwords from being exposed. In the event the USB Stick is lost.

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  20. Validity tool for the SSL certificate that has been enabled on SDA (K2000)

    There should be a troubleshooting tool on the WebUI to check the validity (expiration date, CA, intermediate CA authority) of the certificate that has been installed.

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