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Quest KACE Systems Deployment Appliance
Fast and Automated OS Provisioning


Quest KACE Systems Deployment Appliance

Quest KACE Products
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Quest KACE Systems Deployment Appliance
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Overview:

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.

Benefits:

  • 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

Features:

Centralized administration

Enables easy, centralized systems deploymentand recovery via an integgrated web-based console.

Centralized deployment library

Stores deployment assets in one easy-tomanage, secure location.

Hardware-independent imaging

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.

Multicasting

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.

Task engine

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.

Integrated reporting

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).

Off-board storage

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.

Device security

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.

Specifications:

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
  • For VMware® installations: VMware ESX®/ESXi™ 6.5 or later Open Virtualization Format (OVF) 1.0
  • For Microsoft® Hyper-V® installations: Windows Server® 2012/2012 R2 with Hyper-V Hyper-V Server 2012/2012 R2; Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V
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
  • Web Edition, Standard Edition, HPC Edition
  • PXE-enabled network interface X86 system architecture Windows 64-bit support
Mac OS X® 10.10 (Intel only) – 10.13
Browser requirements for the web-based user interface
Browser
  • Internet Explorer® 11.x or later
  • Chrome™ 49.x or later
  • Firefox® 45.x or later
  • Safari® 7.x or later
  • Microsoft Edge™ 12.x or later

Screenshots:


Home Page
Home Page
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.




System Imaging
System Imaging
Eliminate redundant file transfers, saving time in the capture, sotrage and deployment of images with K-imaging, aflexible file-based format.




Hardware Independent Provisioning
Hardware Independent Provisioning
Capture and provision multiple hardware configurations using the driver library that automatically includes the correct drivers for each setup.




Scripted Installation
Scripted Installation
Create an unattended installation of Windows, regardless of the hardware target, using scripted installation.




Pre- and Post-Installation Tasks
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.




Multicast Deployment
Multicast Deployment
Increase the speed of large deployments and reduce network bandwidth by sending the same bits of data simultaneously to multiple devices.




User State Migration
User State Migration
Capture and deploy user-specific files and settings, along with an operating system and applications.


Remote Site Management
Remote Site Management
Minimize the strain on the headquarters network as assets are cached at remote locations with smart synchronization and bandwith timing controls.


Documentation:

Download the Quest KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Data Sheet (.PDF)

 

Quest KACE Products
Quest KACE Software
Quest KACE Systems Deployment Appliance
Contact us for pricing!