Dell KACE K1000 Version 6 Is Here!

On May 12, 2014 Dell KACE announced the 6.0 release for the K1000 Systems Management Appliance. We’re pleased to share with the world the new features, functionality, interface, and much more.Say Hello to your new K1000 v6.0!
K1000 v6.0 gets a new look, feel and functions in this latest release. Here’s just a few of the great things you’ll find in this release:

  • Agentless support: The new agentless technology offers you an alternative for inventorying devices where you might not, or cannot, install an agent- such as mission critical endpoints or devices like printers, networks, routers, storage, and more.
  • Versionless OS support: The K1000 agentless extensions automatically use the same series of standard, unchanging commands used for manually extracting data remotely eliminating discovery limitations due to operating systems or their versions for versionless OS support.
  • Fast and flexible IT inventory discovery: Choose from a variety of protocols for accurate, in-depth network wide scanning and device discovery.
  • Additional Dell shop advantages: While the K1000 is vendor agonistic in device and platform support, there are unique benefits available to organizations with Dell hardware. The new K1000 v6.0 now extends its Dell  warranty integration to all Dell devices with a service tag.
  • Application Contol (Software blacklisting): Further extending the software asset management (SAM) features of the K1000, the newest version offers automated software blacklisting. This enables IT organizations to prevent the execution of undesirable programs known to contain security threats or vulnerabilities, or to prevent the installation of those deemed inappropriate.
  • New UI: An all new UI, customizable list grid views, reworked work page flows, customizable dashboards and a reporting widget library allow for the consolidation and display of pertinent information. These intuitive capabilities help users to alleviate training and usability burdens inherent in other systems management solutions.

Review the release notes, and the recent webinar and plan your upgrade today! The minimum veriosn to upgrade from is 5.5.90548. It is recommended that a recent backup is stored off your appliance before any upgrade process is started, and never shut down or interrupt an upgrade in progress.


  • Just upgraded to v6.0. Pretty nice UI, and much more intuitive and streamlined than the previous versions! Nice job!
    Now looking for the same on the K2000 :) - gkhairallah 8 years ago
  • looking to get some bugs fixed that were called feature enhancements by dell. gui is streamlined though. cant wait to use more of the agent-less provisioning. - sripple0402 8 years ago
  • There are a few bugs in the system but they are working to make this thing sweeter than ever. Thank Dell Kace - bblank05 8 years ago
  • K1 v6.0 is just so slick I can hardly stand it. everything is seems more refined and easier to work with, not that is was hard to work with before. It is just that K1 v6.0 has adding more Bacon to the BBBBBLT. Great work Dell Kace. - zmachanoff 8 years ago
  • Yay for the new interface! K2 getting some love too I hope :) Just gets better with age. - theatrebyte 8 years ago
  • I got bit pretty hard by 5.5RC so I'm going to wait for a bit before upgrading. - petelanglois 8 years ago
  • Sounds great but waiting for more feed back from others. - tthomson@miracals.com 8 years ago
  • The new interface is great. My only "issue" is that my FTP off device backups stopped working when I upgrading - mamatthewsbek 8 years ago
  • I've found a few minor bugs, plus some things not as straightforward as they used to be but otherwise it's pretty good - KiwiJJ 8 years ago
  • We've been using it for awhile and love the new interface. - cort35 8 years ago
  • Like the new interface, and the ability to customize the home screen widgets is very cool, have that setup to give me a nice overview of my appliance when I first sign in. - pazouz 8 years ago
  • like a shovel, I dig it - mramsdell 8 years ago
  • It's nice. - aashca9 8 years ago
  • The looks are new but seems slower. Longer to log in and longer to switch between pages. Don't get me wrong, I love my K1000 & K2000 but in this situation "newer and better" is not my feeling. I want the printer friendly inventory pages back. They worked better previously. - NinjaNurd 8 years ago
  • Have been running it for over a month now and it does seem to function better with our clients. :) - revsmitty 8 years ago
  • I've been using it for just over a month as well, and it's been a very smooth transition. The new UI and organization make it very easy to use and navigate. Well done KACE! - GeekSoldier 8 years ago
  • The new UI is great, glad my sorts are saved. - cmccracken 8 years ago
  • I upgraded my K1000 appliance and agent bundle last week, I had an issue while trying to upgrade server using "upgrade button", I received an error: "Can't Open Output File", I searched a little bit and found an available hotfix you need to install first (https://support.software.dell.com/k1000/kb/125760), after installing the hotfix "automatic upgrade" ran smoothly. I have been testing it during the last week and haven't seen any issue so far, UI is way better but it is a little bit slower than the old one, not that much to complain about. Clients seems to be working better with this new version as well. - JEC 8 years ago
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