Hello, I was wondering if it is possible to install a KACE agent on a Synology NAS? We have a NAS at each branch and I would love to turn them into Replication sites for my softare distrobutions as it is a low network connection to many of them. Any help would be awesome.


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As long as it has its own OS and you can install a KACE Agent, you can turn it into a rep share.  We're doing that with Buffalo NAS's.

Answered 08/13/2013 by: nheyne
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  • The Synology Nas uses its own form of Linux. Has anyone tried this with a Synology before? Which Linux agent should I use?
    • I have very little experience with Linux, but there are agents available at \\k1\client for a couple of distros.
      • Their site says it's based on the Linux kernel, not a distro, so it's possible you could install an agent. I'd say if you get it to work, post your results here.

        I do know that the K2000 can use DSM as offboard storage: http://www.kace.com/support/resources/kb/article/k2000-storage-technote
  • I had a synology once.
    Then it was based on a stripped down debian kernel with a modified package manager.
    There it would be easy to install the debian version.
    You just needed to enable the CLI access and access it via SSH.

    I assume today it is the same.

    If this don't work, simply install the agent on a client (or server) and point to the synology.
  • How do select a system as a replication point and then point it at a NAS?
    • You simply use another system as replication share and use the paths which are pointing to a shared drive of the NAS
  • nheyne, which Buffalo NAS device are you using for replication. We are trying to purchase a device just for this purpose.

    • We use the TeraStation Pro Quad WWS 4TB
      • Thanks. My manager is curious if you have any thoughts on this device: Buffalo 8TB TeraStation ES Cost-Effective 4-Drive RAID NAS. I suspect he isn't finding your particular model.
    • That one looks exactly like the one we have so I suspect it is the 8TB model vs our 4TB. Should work great. They tend to run a bit hot but if the room where you place them is temperature controlled it shouldn't be a problem.
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