Systems Deployment Question
K2000 Linux Source Media / Boot Environment / Scripted install
So, are there actual instructions anywhere on how to get a Linux scripted install/Source media/boot environment to actually work?
What I've tried:
- Installed the latest Media Manager from the SDA. MediaManager v188.8.131.52, SDA 7.0.357
- Tried creating a new KBE named DebianJessie. Appears to have worked, but cannot use in Scripted install because it's not Source Media.
- Upload Source Media for both DebianJessie-x64 and DebianStretch-x64. Both entries are still sitting at status of "Extracting from K-image" after 3 hours.
The SDA Admin guide simply says "When you upload a Linux source media, the appliance automatically created a Linux boot environment." but gives no details on how to actually upload the source media.
I always try to assume that I've missed something obvious, but I can't find the secret to actually using this feature. We have a simple linux appliance that we install in all of our offices and I would prefer to be able to image it with KACE instead of booting to G4L and using an image file on a local USB drive.
Can someone point me in the right direction?
Answer Chosen by the Author
Mount the ISO, point to the drive letter, and click Upload ISO.
The iso I used, it's named: "ubuntu-18.04.2-server-amd64.iso"
Also remember at this moment, the KACE SDA only supports Server ISOs, not Desktop ISOs. (Ubuntu 16 and 18, CentOS 6/7 and Red-Hat 6/7, Server editions).
If your ISO doesn't match what the SDA is expecting, it will not build this Boot Environment for Linux.