Quest KACE Systems Deployment Appliance
Fast and Automated OS Provisioning
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The Quest® KACE® Systems Deployment Appliance (SDA) offers a fast, automated way to execute large-scale system deployment across multiple remote sites, saving time and money. This hardwareagnostic solution streamlines initial provisioning and ongoing administration of master system images and driver updates across diverse hardware platforms — reducing operational costs while ensuring that connected systems remain up to date and secure. Plus, it restores any user settings and files so users can immediately be productive with their newly imaged systems.
Unlike other solutions, KACE was purpose-built for growing midmarket organizations, so it does not need expensive professional services, dedicated hardware or heavily trained staff to function effectively. In fact, its integrated architecture enables most organizations to realize complete system implementation in less than two weeks.
Once in place, your KACE virtual appliance will quickly deliver value. Its automation capabilities reduce complexity, improve accuracy and reliability, and free your IT staff to focus on other high-priority projects. For example, you can remotely deploy an OS to hundreds of machines at a time, and easily perform pre- and post-installation tasks such as formatting drives, applying computer names and distributing applications.
- Saves you time with automated gold master imaging and deployment
- Enables fast mass systems deployments to remote sites from any location
- Helps keep connected systems up to date and secure with automated software distribution
- Improves IT efficiency by imaging multiple machines simultaneously
- Reduces costs and complexity by automatically detecting and synchronizing with all available clients, without the need to install local software on each
- Does not need expensive professional services, dedicated hardware or heavily trained staff to function effectively
Enables easy, centralized systems deploymentand recovery via an integgrated web-based console.
Centralized deployment library
Stores deployment assets in one easy-tomanage, secure location.
Provides industry-standard native imaging that streamlines master image capture and management, and reduces storage costs for your growing portfolio of hardware and operating systems.
Windows driver management
Automatically downloads the latest drivers by computer model and provides a driver harvesting tool to make working with drivers easy.
Customizable pre- and postdeployment configuration
Automates all deployment tasks, such as configuring RAID and BIOS, installing applications and deploying your own scripts.
Network boot architecture
Enables provisioning of deployment assets over the network, even for bare-metal machines.
Windows user state migration
Centrally captures, stores and deploys user-specific settings and files, enforces compliance by excluding files by type and location, and offers single-step offline migration.
Sends the same bits of deployment data simultaneously to multiple devices, greatly increasing the speed of large-scale software deployment while reducing network bandwidth consumption.
Controls the order of deployment tasks, handles reboots seamlessly and ensures that the KACE SDA is updated in real time, enabling true lights-off deployment.
Windows network OS install
Enables hardware-independent provisioning of any system.
Remote systems repair and recovery
Recovers systems using native Windows and Mac tools, including native imaging software.
Eases systems deployment and appliance administration.
Remote site management
Enables deployment of operating systems, drivers and applications at remote sites via virtual remote appliances without dedicated on-site hardware or staff (this requires a VM guest).
Enables the addition of network-attached storage using the Network File System (NFS) protocol to allow the KACE SDA to grow with your organization.
User environment configuration
Provide access to company resources, manage security settings, and configure Outlook profiles and Office settings, and more.
Windows environment management
Take control of your Windows environment by deploying software and service packs, controlling power schemes and inactivity settings, and tracking hardware and software.
Set security policies, manage the firewall, lock inactive computers and manage browser security and privacy settings for machines, applications and data.
Remote user support
Leverage the ExpertAssist remote management system to manage more than 40 computer tasks without interrupting the user.
|Quest Kace Systems Deployment Appliance Specifications|
|Virtual KACE Systems Deployment Appliance and RSA host system requirements|
|Processor||Two or more vCPUs|
|Memory||4 GB or more (Dedicated/Share = High)|
|Network Interface||One Ethernet Port|
|Available Disk Space||1 TB|
|Server and Operating System||64-bit|
|Virtualization Infrastructure Requirements||
|Operating system requirements|
|Windows 8, 8.1, and 10||Professional, Enterprise|
|Windows 7||Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate|
|Windows XP SP3 (limited support)||Professional, Tablet PC Edition, Media Center Edition|
|Windows Server® 2012, 2012 R2, 2016||Foundation, Essentials, Standard1, Datacenter1 1 Cannot be running in Server Core mode|
|Windows Server 2008||
|Mac OS X®||10.10 (Intel only) – 10.13|
|Browser requirements for the web-based user interface|
Quickly get a focused summary of all essential information. The home page also includes a guided tour for new users to get up to speed.
Hardware Independent Provisioning
Capture and provision multiple hardware configurations using the driver library that automatically includes the correct drivers for each setup.
Pre- and Post-Installation Tasks
Automate the execution of pre-/post-installation tasks through an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface, Use the example tasks or create your own.
Download the Quest KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Data Sheet (.PDF)
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