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Quest KACE Asset Management Appliance
Comprehensive hardware and software for enterprise asset management

Quest KACE Asset Management Appliance

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The KACE Asset Management Appliance (AMA) provides comprehensive and flexible software and hardware asset management capabilities across a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux and UNIX, as well as any device with an IP address. This ensures needed controls throughout the entire IT asset management lifecycle.

The KACE AMA helps you play a strategic role in supporting cost controls and the alignment of software contracts and purchases with actual consumption. The AMA also helps to implement mature software asset management (SAM) processes and deliver trustworthy compliance data, so that agencies are able to meet policy deadlines.


  • Accurate software and hardware inventory for all networkconnected devices
  • Better visibility to software usage to avoid audit-related fines or license overpayment
  • Full reporting for software and hardware inventory and proof of compliance
  • Direct access to a software catalog for identification and normalization
  • Efficient control of the entire asset management lifecycle, from acquisition to disposal
  • Added control for hardware refresh cycles, including knowledge of warranties and improved vendor management


Digital asset management

Save time with automated asset management from deployment to retirement, including asset data audits, tracking, audit compliance and reconciliation. The Asset Management Appliance’s functionality includes common asset fields and software license types, as well as out-of-the-box support for storing asset associations, ensuring accurate tracking of financial and service impacts of asset changes.

Application catalog

Ensure simplified software license auditing, compliance and control with the application catalog, which provides information on application version and name variations, as well as publisher names, categorization of applications and suite recognition.

Discovery and inventory

Discover and inventory all devices connected to your network, including installed software on laptops, desktops, servers, tablets, storage devices and network-connected non-computer devices.

Software license compliance

Save your organization money through pragmatic SAM to avoid audits and fines, or overpayment of software licenses.

Standard and customized reporting

Confirm proof of audit compliance via wizard-based reporting, allowing for the creation of both pre-configured and customized reports.

Software metering

Conserve funds by tracking usage and uninstalling unused software, transferring unused licenses to users who need them, or removing unneeded licenses from your next vendor purchase agreement.

Fast implementation and online training

Enjoy fast implementation of the KACE Asset Management Appliance via its form factor, intuitive tab-based user interface, and staff training provided online and on-site in hours, not weeks.

KACE Go Mobile App

Access the KACE Asset Management Appliance from mobile devices, enabling you to remain effective even when you’re away from a computer.

One-click system upgrades

Perform all system component upgrades, from database to user interface, via a single click, avoiding risky and costly solution migrations.


The KACE SMA Agent is an application that can be installed on devices to enable device management through the KACE SMA. The agent can be installed on devices that meet the following operating system requirements. For additional specifications, see the operating system vendor’s documentation. The appliance imposes no additional requirements, and supports 32-bit and 64-bit architectures where applicable.

Operating System requirements for Agent-managed devices
Operating System Details
Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise
Windows 8.1 Professional, Enterprise
Windows 8 Professional, Enterprise
Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate
Windows Vista™ Business, Enterprise, Ultimate
Windows XP SP3 (limited support) Professional, Tablet PC Edition, Media Center Edition
Windows Server® 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 Foundation, Essentials, Standard*, Datacenter* (*Cannot be running in Server Core mode)
Windows Server 2008 Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, HPC Edition
Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, HPC Edition
Windows Server 2003 SP1 or later (limited support) Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition
Windows Server 1709 Server Core
Mac OS X® 10.6 (Intel only) – 10.11
MacOS Sierra 10.12
Linux Red Hat® Linux AS and ES Versions 6.x – 7.x, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
Ubuntu® Versions 14.04, 16.04, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server Version 11 - 12, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture

Agentless management enables you to inventory devices without using the KACE SMA Agent. Agentless management can be enabled for devices that have the following operating systems:

Operating system requirements for Agentless management
  • AIX®
  • CentOS™
  • Chrome™ OS
  • Debian®
  • Fedora®
  • FreeBSD®
  • HP-UX®
  • Mac OS X
  • MacOS Sierra
  • Oracle® Enterprise Linux
  • Rasberry Pi/Raspbian Linux
  • Red Hat
  • SUSE
  • Solaris®
  • Ubuntu
  • Windows
  • Windows Server

To access the Virtual KACE Systems Management Appliance Administrator Console and User Console web-based user interfaces, use a monitor with a screen resolution of at least 1280 pixels by 800 pixels and one of the following web browser applications.

Browser requirements for the web-based user interfaces
Browser Details
Internet Explorer® 8.x or later
Firefox® 20.x or later
Safari® 6.0.5 or later
Chrome™ 38.x or later

Virtual Machine System Requirements:

Virtual Asset Management Appliance software can be installed on virtual machines that meet the following requirements.

Processor & Memory
Devices Processor Memory
0-1,000 2 CPUs 4GB RAM
1,000-2,000 4 CPUs 8GB RAM
2,000-4,000 8 CPUs 16GB RAM
4,000-8,000 16 CPUs 32GB RAM
8,000-16,000 24 CPUs 64GB RAM
Network Interface
Devices Network Interface Card
0-8,000 1 Gigabit Ethernet Port
8,000+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Port
Virtual Machine System Requirements (cont.)
Available Disk Space 1 TB/3 TB
Media DVD
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


Download the Quest KACE Asset Management Appliance Data Sheet (.PDF)


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