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Kace Konea.exe installed

10/15/2015 16228 views
We recently created new images and noticed the KONEA.EXE is installed. It also shows up with old images. Does anyone know what this is and is this from the kace machine. How do we remove it because it seems to be slowing down our appliance.

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  • where is KUID in agent version 7

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I don't know the details, but my understanding is that with version 7 of the K1000, the AMPAgent, which checks in periodically, has been replaced with KONEA, which provides real-time communication. From the Release Notes (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwip0uCzh-_QAhVN32MKHTwaAHkQFggbMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdocuments.software.dell.com%2Fk1000-systems-management-appliance%2F7.0%2Frelease-notes%2F&usg=AFQjCNGTbKLfjp-AnjE4jlXACO06ASyWwg&sig2=XSW92ehWsPkXHp1jEVj_bQ&bvm=bv.141320020,d.cGc):

AMP Agent replaced with KONEA. Prior to this release, the K1000 Agent connected to the server using the AMP protocol, implemented by AMPAgent. In this version, the AMP protocol and AMPAgent service are replaced with the Konea service and protocol. Konea provides optimized real-time communications for systems-management operations. Unlike AMPAgent, Konea does not require proprietary ports to be open on the network.
Answered 12/12/2016 by: kentwest
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From what I can tell it has something to do with encryption between the clients and the kbox.  Looking at the program with a hex editor show lots of comments about establishing secure comm with the kbox and creating pem files.  The konea log shows stuff like this:

2015-10-15.06:33:46-0700|INFO |konea.go:263:runKonea                   | ======== Start ========  |{"pid":1560}
2015-10-15.06:33:46-0700|INFO |konea.go:158:logConfig | Version |{"version":"6.4.180"}
2015-10-15.06:33:46-0700|INFO |konea.go:160:logConfig | Hostname |{"hostname":"RDMT205I"}
2015-10-15.06:33:46-0700|INFO |konea.go:165:logConfig | Configuration |{"cert":"C:\\ProgramData\\dell\\kace/konea-kbox.tmcc.edu.pem","config":"C:\\ProgramData\\dell\\kace/amp.conf","datadir":"C:\\ProgramData\\dell\\kace"}
2015-10-15.06:33:47-0700|INFO |serverhandler.go:184:reconnect | KUID |{"kuid":"xxxxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxx"}
2015-10-15.06:33:47-0700|INFO |serverhandler.go:220:Connect | Connecting |{"url":"https://kbox.tmcc.edu:443"}
2015-10-15.06:33:47-0700|DEBUG|serverhandler.go:221:Connect | Connect Query |{"url":"https://kbox.tmcc.edu:443?kuid=xxxxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxx&ver=6.4.180&os=windows&hbSeconds=300"}
2015-10-15.06:33:47-0700|INFO |serverhandler.go:227:Connect | Connected |{"url":"https://kbox.tmcc.edu:443"}
2015-10-15.06:38:45-0700|DEBUG|serverhandler.go:84:Run | Ping |
2015-10-15.06:43:43-0700|DEBUG|serverhandler.go:84:Run | Ping |
2015-10-15.06:48:43-0700|DEBUG|serverhandler.go:84:Run | Ping |
2015-10-15.06:53:43-0700|DEBUG|serverhandler.go:84:Run | Ping |

Answered 10/15/2015 by: SMal.tmcc
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