The Dell KACE™ Deployment Appliance delivers a fully integrated systems provisioning solution, unlike traditional OS deployment software solutions. Traditional software typically requires complex and time-consuming deployment and may not fully automate systems provisioning. The KACE Deployment Appliance breaks the complexity and cost barrier by utilizing an appliance-based architecture. KACE Appliances are easy to use, comprehensive and affordable, and do not require costly incremental professional services to implement extensive training for users to become productive.

Dell KACE Deployment Appliances cover the breadth of OS deployment tasks. They provide the following capabilities:
FeatureBenefit
Disk ImagingIntelligent, file-based imaging reduces image management, capture and storage costs.
Windows® Driver HarvestingDriver harvesting utility enables upload of any valid driver to the appliance to support hardware configurations through an extensive driver library.
Pre and Postdeployment
Configuration
Start deployments and step away with automated deployment tasks, including RAID and BIOS configuration, application installation and script execution.
Computer Inventory Scanning and
Assessment
Prevent deployment problems by collecting detailed hardware inventory on target systems and identifying compatibility issues against the centralized driver library.
Windows Network
OS Install
Automate Windows operating system (OS) installs with network provisioning of any desktop, laptop or server through scripted installs.
User State MigrationRestore your users’ data automatically. Centrally capture, store and deploy user-specific settings and files with built-in Microsoft® USMT 3.5 and 4.0 integration.
Remote System Repair and RecoveryFix Windows and Mac systems that won’t boot without leaving your desk with the graphical user interface (GUI)-based K2000 Boot Environment.
 
In addition to these features, Dell KACE Deployment Appliances include:
  • Network boot architecture that reduces travel costs by bare-metal deployment and recovery of all your machines over the network
  • A centralized deployment library to quickly and easily find what you need
  • An integrated, web-based administrative console for all deployment and recovery tasks that lets you do your job from any web browser, including mobile
  • Virtual Remote Appliances that enable you to deploy and recover computers at remote sites without dedicated hardware or personnel
  • Integrated reporting and dashboards — both preconfigured and customized — help keep track of your deliverables and K2000 Appliance performance
 

Model

Dell KACE K2000 Appliances
K2100s
Dell KACE K2000 Appliances
K2200s
SupportsRecommended Maximum Managed Nodes: 1,000Recommended Maximum Managed Nodes: 20,000
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The K2000 also has a virtual option. VK2000 appliances are deployed on VMware® infrastructure and do not require dedicated hardware. Virtual appliance requirements include VMware ESX and ESXi Servers and open virtualization format (OVF).

Appliance System Requirements
Managed client-supported operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
  • Mac OS® X 10.4–10.8
Management console web-administration interface:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 7.0+
  • Mozilla® Firefox® 3+
  • Safari® 3+
For complete information about Dell KACE Systems Management Appliances, visit www.dell.com/kace