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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance

Fast and automated OS deployment and systems imaging

Whether you are onboarding a single endpoint or performing a mass deployment across your entire organization, the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance (SDA) saves you time and money by providing you with a flexible and effective OS imaging and software deployment tool.

Automate the deployment of configuration files, user states and applications as an image to a single device or a complex, multiplatform environment simultaneously with the KACE SDA. Reduce the cost and complexity of endpoint imaging by simplifying deployments and automating initial installations, image deployment, provisioning and driver updates to onsite or remote endpoints while realizing full system implementation in less time.

Key benefits

Centralized management
Streamline large-scale OS and application deployments to remote sites from any location.
Automated Deployments
Build and schedule complex deployments for a true lights-off experience that lets you retain control.
Fast Implementation
Ease of use and exceptional onboarding support helps you get set up quickly and reduce OS deployment time.
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Features

Administration

Enables easy, centralized recovery, deployment and provisioning via an integrated web-based console.

Remote site management

Perform full deployments to remote sites using virtual remote appliances without dedicated hardware or staff.

Task engine

Control the order of deployment tasks, handle reboots seamlessly and ensure that the virtual appliance is updated in real time.

Multisystem deployment

Easily multicast and deploy images to multiple devices, greatly increasing the speed of large-scale software deployment while reducing network bandwidth consumption.

Customizable pre- and post-deployment configuration

Automates all deployment tasks, such as configuring RAID and BIOS, installing applications and deploying your own scripts.

Windows driver management

Automatically downloads the latest drivers by computer model and provides a driver harvesting tool to make working with drivers easy.

Remote systems repair and recovery

Recovers systems using native Windows and Mac tools, including native imaging software.

Windows user state management

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.

Add-ons

IT Ninja Community

A go-to resource for a wide variety of information on setup and deployment topics, this collaborative community serves as a spot for IT professionals to share with one another.

Free web-based training

Leverage comprehensive, free, web-based training that’s designed to help you get up and running faster and provide you with unlimited access to our complete KACE training library.

Tranxition profile migration solution

Fast, secure premium user profile migration tool that supports a wide range of third-party applications.

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  • Systems imaging

  • Flexible file-based image format for easier capture, storage and deployment.

  • Hardware independent provisioning

  • Provision multiple hardware configurations using the intuitive driver library.

  • Scripted installation

  • Create an unattended installation of Windows, using scripted installation.

  • Pre- and post-installation tasks

  • Automate the pre-/post-installation tasks through an easy-to-use interface.

  • Multisystem deployment

  • Increase the speed of large deployments and reduce network bandwidth.

  • Remote site migration

  • Effectively manage images and deploy to assets in remote locations.

  • Support tools

  • In-application articles provide support at your fingertips.

Specifications

Processor

Two or more vCPUs

Memory

4 GB or more (Dedicated/Share = High)

Network Interface

One Ethernet Port

Available Disk Space

VMware®: 500 GB, 1 TB, 3 TB

Microsoft® Hyper-V®: 500 GB, 1 TB

Server and Operating System

64-bit

Virtualization Infrastructure Requirements
  • For VMware® installations:
    • VMware ESX®/ESXi™ 6.7 or later
    • Open Virtualization Format (OVF) 1.0
  • For Microsoft® Hyper-V® installations:
    • Windows Server 2019 with Hyper-V
    • Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V
    • Windows Server® 2012 R2 with Hyper-V
Windows Operating system
  • Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 Professional, Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate
  • Windows Server® 2019, 2016 Essentials, Standard, Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 Foundation, Essentials, Standard, Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Foundation, Essentials, Standard, Datacenter
MAC Operating system
  • Mac OS X® and 10.10 (Intel only) – 10.13
Linux® scripted installations
  • Linux Red Hat® Linux AS and ES Versions 6.x – 7.x, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
  • CentOS™ Versions 6.x – 7.x, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
  • Ubuntu® Versions 16.04, 18.04, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture

To access the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console web-based user interface, use a monitor with a screen resolution of at least 1280 pixels by 800 pixels and one of the following web browsers.

  • Internet Explorer® 11.x or later
  • Microsoft Edge™ 40.x or later
  • Firefox® 63.x or later
  • Safari® 10.0 or later
  • Chrome™ 71.0 or later
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Resources

KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Datasheet
Datasheet
KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Datasheet
KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Datasheet
Automate OS deployment, driver installation and user state migration.
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OS Management, Deployment and Update
E-book
OS Management, Deployment and Update
OS Management, Deployment and Update
Operating systems provisioning and maintenance is a tedious, time-consuming and error-prone task that gobbles up valuable IT time. As your IT environment becomes bigger and more complex, using manual processes and limited-functionality point solutions is
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Unified endpoint management for Windows 10 migrations
White Paper
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Unified endpoint management for Windows 10 migrations
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What's new in KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 7.0
Technical Brief
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New features and functionality in the latest release of KACE SDA 6.0
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Datasheet
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5 Steps to Battle Endpoint Cybercrime with KACE
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5 Steps to Battle Endpoint Cybercrime with KACE
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Cyberattacks are increasing across all industries, and cybercriminals are savvier than ever. Businesses are at risk of disruption, incurring devastating financial and reputational damage.

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Healthcare IT team saves time with automated deployment, imaging and ticketing
Case Study
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“The KACE SMA has made life a whole lot easier. We can see asset information and software details, down

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