Hello All,


I have recently inherited a K2000 appliance project in our lab environment.  Previously we were using an older version of the appliance to build images, and boot environments for server deployments.  As I understand it a boot disk was created that had the IP address of the both the server and the K2000 hardcoded.  This was an older version using the KPE Client. 


At some point the K2000 Appliance crashed and it had to be rebuilt it is now running which supports the KBE boot environment.  When the box was rebuilt by my predecessor I don’t believe he rebuilt everything needed.  I have since added new boot environments following the instructions in the admin guide.


My questions are as follows.


1.       Where/how do I assign the static IP information on the boot environment for the server and Kbox? (Our network does not have DHCP or support PXE)

2.       Should the old KPE boot disks still work with this newer KBE system (it currently does not which could also be attributed to the Kbox not having everything  installed that it needs)?



Thank you,


Howard Williams


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The static setting for the server itself are under settings and maintenance, network settings. I believe the old disks should work if the network info in the same or you could create new ones with the new static ip. Media manager should allow you to create the static boot.

Answered 05/01/2012 by: ckubaska
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  • Media manager itself doesn't allow you to make a 'static' KBE
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KPE is no longer supported and should have been removed from the K2000 and should not be reimported as the K2 will either get stuck importing them or simply won't do it, the first being my concern.


To assign a static IP address to your KBE, you will need to use KBE Manipulator (kbem), you can find it and videos on it here:


Answered 05/02/2012 by: cserrins
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  • This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a ton. I'm able to build an image and deploy to the servers in my lab now.

    Thanks again,

  • Corey is kind of awesome like that!
    Good opportunity to document the rebuild process...
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