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Installing the KACE VK2000 Appliance and KACE Trial K2000 Appliance on VMwareTM Platforms

Release 3.3

Revision Date: 12/12/10

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About this Guide


This document explains how to install a Dell KACE VK2000 Virtual Deployment Appliance or Dell KACE Trial K2000 Deployment Appliance and get it running and connected to your LAN. Once your KACE K2000 Appliance is up and running, see the Dell KBOX K2000 Installation and Administration Guide for the remaining configuration and administration information, and information on using the KACE K2000 Appliance features. All instructions in this manual for KACE VK2000 Appliances also apply to KACE Trial K2000 Appliance products, except where Trial Users: is specifically called out in a heading. The KACE VK2000 Appliance and KACE Trial K2000 Appliance run on the VMware virtual products listed in Hardware and software requirements.

About the KACE Trial K2000 Appliance


The KACE Trial K2000 Appliance is a limited-feature evaluation version of the Dell KACE K2000 Deployment Appliance that is licensed to manage up to 10 nodes. The trial period lasts for 45 days after registration, or 30 days after the product is installed whichever comes first. You can upgrade from the trial product to a full production KACE K2000 Appliance license, or migrate to a hardware appliance version at any time during the trial period by purchasing it from Dell Sales. Before the trial period ends, the KACE Trial K2000 Appliance posts a warning message on the user interface, and sends a warning message by email to the KACE Trial K2000 Appliance administrator. Seven days after the trail period expires, the KACE Trial K2000 Appliance becomes unusable. These features are not supported for the trial version of the KACE K2000 Appliance: The ability to delete managed systems from Inventory. Some customer support help is not available from the KBOX. However other help is available, see Product Support. Filing bugs against KBOX Trial products. Changing the KBOX date and time settings. The Remote Site Appliance feature. Some security features. Upgrading the KBOX server.

Installing the KACE VK2000 Appliance on VMware Platforms


This section explains how to install a KACE VK2000 Appliance on VMware ESX (version 3 and later) or VMware Player. Have an appropriate ESX or VMware Player administrator perform these installation steps.

Trial users: About the VMware platforms


In addition to VMware ESX, the KACE Trial K2000 Appliance can also be installed on the VMware Player product. If you are installing the KACE Trial K2000 Appliance strictly for evaluation purposes, installing on Player is probably the easiest way to do so. However, the VMware Player is not a production-capable

Installing KACE VK2000 and KACE Trial K2000 Appliances on VMware Platforms

product. If you plan on turning your trial into a production KACE Trial K2000 Appliance, install it on one of the ESX products.

Hardware and software requirements


The KACE Trial K2000 Appliance and KACE VK2000 Appliances run on any hardware system that meets the requirements listed in the Trial KBOX System Requirements web page. For software requirements, see the System Requirements section of the KBOX Systems Deployment Appliance Datasheet web page.

Installing KACE VK2000 Appliance on ESX using vSphere Client


After downloading the KACE VK2000 Appliance, the remainder of this procedure should take about 20 minutes. Run vSphere on a system on the same network as the designated ESX host, because importing across a WAN does not work. This procedure requires the password you received in the welcome email from Dell-KACE. 1. Download the KACE VK2000 Appliance .zip file to your vSphere system. 2. Browse to the .zip file you downloaded, and extract it. 3. Launch the vSphere program and select File > Deploy OVF Template. 4. The installation wizard appears and offers you installation choices. Select the components that your implementation requires (data center, datastore, etc.). 5. Select Finish and allow the installation to finish. 6. Confirm the KACE VK2000 Appliance settings. Check for a valid network and any other settings you need. You are now ready to configure your KACE VK2000 Appliance. For login and configuration instructions, see Configuring the KACE K2000 Appliance.

Installing the KACE VK2000 Appliance on ESX Using viClient


After downloading the KACE VK2000 Appliance, the remainder of this procedure should take about 20 minutes. Run viClient on a system on the same network as the designated ESX host, because importing across a WAN will not work. This procedure requires the password you received in the welcome email from Dell-KACE. 1. Download the KACE VK2000 Appliance .zip file to your viClient system. 2. Browse to the .zip file you downloaded, and extract it. 3. Launch the viClient program and select File > Virtual Appliance > Import > Import from File. 4. The installation wizard appears and offers you installation choices. Select the components that your implementation requires (data center, datastore, etc.). 5. Select Finish and allow the installation to finish. You are now ready to configure your KACE VK2000 Appliance. For login and configuration instructions, see Configuring the KACE K2000 Appliance.

Installing KACE VK2000 and KACE Trial K2000 Appliances on VMware Platforms

Trial users: Installing KACE VK2000 Appliance on VMware Player 3.0 and higher
After downloading the KACE VK2000 Appliance, the remainder of this procedure should take about 20 minutes. (The VMware Player platform is available for the KACE Trial K2000 Appliance only.) 1. Download the OVF .zip file to your VMware Player system, and extract the files. 2. Launch VMware Player and select Open. 3. Browse to the folder containing the OVF file, and change the file type to Open Virtual Machine Format Images. 4. Select the OVF file, and select Open. This takes a few minutes, during which VMware Player appears unresponsive. Wait for it to complete. Once the import is complete, the KACE VK2000 Appliance boots automatically. You are now ready to configure your KACE Trial K2000 Appliance. For login and configuration instructions, see Configuring the KACE K2000 Appliance.

Configuring the KACE K2000 Appliance


Perform these steps to configure your KACE K2000 Appliance Series appliance: 1. Boot the KACE K2000 Appliance (this takes 5-10 minutes) and proceed with the initial network configuration. 2. Enter following credentials at the Login prompt: Login: konfig Password: konfig See the Getting Started section of your KBOX documentation for more details (search for konfig). 3. Using the UP and DOWN arrow keys and keyboard, configure your network settings as follows: Field KACE VK2000 Appliance Server (DNS) Hostname Web Server Name Suggested Value Dell-KACE recommends that you add a static IP entry for the KACE VK2000 Appliance appliance to your DNS, and use the default Host name and Web server name. The fully-qualified domain name of the KACE K2000 Appliance on your network is the value of Host name concatenated to its domain. Clients connect to the KACE K2000 Appliance using the Web server name, which can be the host name, fully-qualified domain name, or IP address. Enter the domain that the KACE VK2000 Appliance is situated on. Enter the KACE VK2000 Appliance subnet mask. Enter the network gateway for the KACE VK2000 Appliance server. Enter the primary DNS server that the KACE VK2000 Appliance can use to resolve host name. Enter the IP address enclosed with brackets, and specify the SMTP server to enable e-mail notifications.

Static IP Address Enter the IP address of the KACE VK2000 Appliance server. Domain Subnet mask Default gateway Primary DNS SMTP server

4. Use the DOWN arrow to highlight the SET OPTIONS item, and select RETURN to apply your settings. When the KACE VK2000 Appliance finishes rebooting, the configuration process is completed.

Installing KACE VK2000 and KACE Trial K2000 Appliances on VMware Platforms

5. Verify that the KACE VK2000 Appliance is now online by opening a web browser and browsing to one of these locations:

http://your_web_server_name/admin http://your_static_IP_address/admin

Product Notes
Because this version of the KACE VK2000 Appliance software runs on a virtual system, it does not use the KACE K2000 Appliance RAID failover features. Be sure to set up your own failover capabilities if you need them.

Product Support
Dell provides a variety of support resources for the KACE VK2000 Appliances, including: The AppDeploy KACE K2000 Appliance user forum. Dell KACE K2000 Installation and Administration Guide (under the Help button on the KACE K2000 Appliance user interface). After purchasing the KACE K2000 Appliance, you can contact Dell-KACE support at support@kace.com. If you are using the KACE K2000 Appliance in a production system, let us know if you have any product suggestions or encounter any problems.

Installing KACE VK2000 and KACE Trial K2000 Appliances on VMware Platforms