11/30/2010 3958 views
This question is directed toward DellKACE (or anyone who attended the 2010 Konference who may know the answer to this question)...

Will remote site appliances remain in OVF format going forward? Or is something in the works to change remote site appliances? I know I heard that the K2000 series deployment appliances are going to get an overhaul with more integration with the K1000 series... I just don't know when and to what extent.
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There are no plans to move away from the OVF format on the RSA or the V-KBOXes that I am aware of. As for integration, that will be leveraging the K1 inventory and labels more readily in the K2 interface. The new releases should drop in January. I believe one can contact support if interested in Beta testing.

Thanks as always Andy!
Answered 11/30/2010 by: cblake
Red Belt

One thing I would like to see in the future of RSA's would be a small psysical RSA.

Currently we are deploying PC's with KACE, but servers with our own system because on each site we have a NAS that can PXE boot machines and they we install it via WinPE and batch scripts.

Our problem is because the RSA is running virtually on our servers, if the server crash we crash we cannot deploy that server and on most of our sites we only have 1 server that is running the RSA and maybe 1 or 2 other virtual servers.

Since you are married with Dell anyway :) why not make a small psysical 1/2 disk NAS sized UNIX RSA ? maybe combine it with the 1000 aswell so it would be able to be remote site share for software and you don't need a machine to keep an eye if the share is up to date ?

I'm sure we would buy them for our remote sites insted of our current dubble PXE boot setup
Answered 12/04/2010 by: rmeyer
Second Degree Blue Belt

rmeyer please send enhancement requests to [email=support@kace.com]support@kace.com[/email]. They might get seen here, but your best bet is sending them in.

I'm sure we could provide something like what you mention but it wouldn't be free like the current model is; my immediate thought was/is why not use a basic PC to act as the "server" in your remote sites and just run the K2 RSA on VMware? I have customers do that all the time; they'll dedicate a 500GB disk and a PC to each of their remote sites (Total cost usually around $300 for the PC and a Disk); each appliance needs a max of 250GB, so they're all set for both appliances. Further more, I have folks pre-populate the disks with their data before moving the equipment to the remote site, so the initial sync has already been done and there's no bandwith impact out of the gate.
Just an idea.
Answered 12/06/2010 by: cblake
Red Belt

This is the method we are going to use.

After an initial failure of being able to use K2000 RSA due to DNS conflicts caused by VirtualBox, I am going to be building some small boxes that will have their own name and will not conflict with DNS for our BDC's.
Answered 12/07/2010 by: dyehardfan
Second Degree Blue Belt

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