KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance

Save time and money with the leading systems management appliance

The Dell KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance offers you easy-to-use, efficient and fully integrated systems management that can be more economical than software-only alternatives for managing PCs, laptops and servers across multiple operating systems. The K1000 offers seamless integration with the Dell KACE K2000 Systems Deployment Appliance for your systems provisioning needs, and the DELL KACE K3000 Mobile Management Appliance to extend systems management to smartphones and tablets. It's extremely flexible, with a browser-based console and intelligent appliance-based architecture that typically deploys in days, and is self-maintaining.

Features

The K1000 fulfills your organization’s systems management needs:

  • Obtain accurate inventory – Discover and inventory all hardware and software network–wide.
  • Improve  license compliance and optimization – Optimize software license usage by accurately tracking and managing software assets with the Dell Application Catalog
  • Perform software distribution – Remotely distribute and install applications and digital assets.
  • Deliver comprehensive patching – Schedule, deliver and track operating system patches and automate patch delivery.
  • Ensure compliance – Comprehensively track assets and create compliance reporting.
  • Provide integrated service desk capabilities – Enable integrated incident and problem management as well as self service through the user portal and single sign-on capabilities for both the End User Portal and the Appliance’s management interface.
  • Improve endpoint security – Assess vulnerability, and identify and lock down endpoint security vulnerabilities.
  • Enforce IT policies – Manage configuration and policy via pre–packaged or custom policies.
  • Deliver energy savings – Create and deploy energy–saving power configuration policies.
  • Provide complete reporting – Generate both pre–packaged and custom, wizard–generated reports.
  • Replicate remote sites – Replicate remote sites in geographically diverse environments using existing file servers.
  • Generate user alerts – Broadcast alerts for user notification of important events, such as the interruption of email service.
  • Manage multiple domains – Enable multiple domain support for decentralized IT environments.
  • Generate system alerts – Receive administrative alerts on a variety of computer and network attributes for easy exception–based management.
  • Manage remote systems – Use remote control for centralized problem resolution with no site visit required.
  • Access the leading IT community – Establish deployment best practices with exclusive feed from our ITNinja.com community, formerly AppDeploy.com.
  • Various deployment options - Available in three different deployment options with feature function parity across all three: on premise via a physical or virtual appliance, or hosted via K1000 as a Service.

Specifications

K1000 Series

HardwareK1100sK1200s
Processor(s)One Intel E5-2420 1.9 GHz CPUTwo Intel E5-2430 2.2 GHz CPUs
Storage Capacity1 TB1.8 TB
Network interfaceDual gigabit
Ethernet ports
Dual gigabit
Ethernet ports
Memory16 GB64 GB
Disk drivesThree hot plug
500GB, 7200 RPM
SATA hard drives
Four hot plug
600GB, 10000 RPM
SAS hard drives
RAID level55
Power supply unit

Three Hot Plug
500GB, 7200 RPM
SATA Hard Drives

Four Hot Plug
600GB, 10000 RPM
SAS Hard Drives

Appliance form factor1RU1RU
Rack Mount KitSliding rails for 19", 4-post rack
Target system requirements:

For minimum specifications refer to OS vendor minimum requirements. The KACE K1000 Management Appliance imposes no additional requirements, and supports 32-bit & 64-bit architectures where applicable.

Windows
  • Windows 8.1
    (Professional, Enterprise)
  • Windows 7
    (Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate)
  • Windows Vista
    (Business, Enterprise, Ultimate)
  • Windows XP SP3
    (Professional, Tablet PC Edition, Media Center Edition
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
    (Foundation, Essentials, Standard*, Data Center*)
    *Standard and Datacenter cannot be running in Server Core mode
  • Windows Server 2008
    (Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, HPC Edition)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
    (Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, HPC Edition)
  • Windows Server 2003
    (Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition)
Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.6 (Intel only) - 10.9
Linux
  • Linux Red Hat Linux AS and ES
    (Versions 4.x, 5.x, 6.x 32-bit and 64-bit architecture)
  • Ubuntu
    (Versions 12.x 32-bit and 64-bit architecture)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    (Version 11 32-bit and 64-bit architecture)
Web administration interface requirements
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x +, Mozilla Firefox 20.x +, Safari 5+

NOTE: Exact hardware specifications will vary based on availability, and can change without notice.

Virtual K1000 (VK1000)

Virtual machine requirements
 VK1000
VCPUs4 or more vCPUs
Memory4 GB (1024 MB or more reserved/shares = high)
Network1 Ethernet port
MediaDVD
Server and operating system64-Bit
Target system requirements:

For minimum specifications refer to OS vendor minimum requirements. The VK1000 imposes no additional requirements, and supports 32-bit & 64-bit architectures where applicable.

Windows
  • Windows 8.1
    (Professional, Enterprise) 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
  • Windows 7
    (Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate) 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
  • Windows Vista
    (Business, Enterprise, Ultimate) 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
  • Windows XP SP3
    (Professional, Tablet PC Edition, Media Center Edition) 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
    (Foundation, Essentials, Standard*, Data Center*) 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
    *Standard and Datacenter cannot be running in Server Core mode
  • Windows Server 2008
    (Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, HPC Edition)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
    (Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, HPC Edition)
  • Windows Server 2003
    (Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition)
Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.6 (Intel only) - 10.9
Linux
  • Linux Red Hat Linux AS and ES
    (Versions 4.x, 5.x, 6.x 32-bit and 64-bit architecture)
  • Ubuntu
    (Versions 12.x  32-bit and 64-bit architecture)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    (Versions 11 32-bit and 64-bit architecture)
Web administration interface requirements
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x +, Mozilla Firefox 20.x +, Safari 5+
Virtualization infrastructure requirements
  • VMware ESX/ESXi 4 or higher
  • Open Virtualization Format (OVF) 1.0

K1000 as a Service

Managed system requirements:

For minimum specifications refer to OS vendor minimum requirements. The KACE K1000 Management Appliance imposes no additional requirements, and supports 32-bit & 64-bit architectures where applicable.

Windows
  • Windows 8.1
    (Professional, Enterprise) 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
  • Windows 7
    (Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate) 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
  • Windows Vista
    (Business, Enterprise, Ultimate) 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
  • Windows XP SP3
    (Professional, Tablet PC Edition, Media Center Edition) 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
    (Foundation, Essentials, Standard*, Data Center*) 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
    *Standard and Datacenter cannot be running in Server Core mode
  • Windows Server 2008
    (Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, HPC Edition)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
    (Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, HPC Edition)
  • Windows Server 2003
    (Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition)
Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.6 (Intel only) - 10.9
Linux
  • Linux Red Hat Linux AS and ES
    (Versions 4.x, 5.x, 6.x 32-bit and 64-bit architecture)
  • Ubuntu
    (Versions 12.x 32-bit and 64-bit architecture)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    (Version 11 32-bit and 64-bit architecture)
Web administration interface requirements
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x +, Mozilla Firefox 20.x +, Safari 5+

Dell and KACE are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. SUSE is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc. Ubuntu is a registered trademark of Canonical Ltd.

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Home Page

Home Page

Once logged in, a focused summary of all essential information is available on the K1000 home page. Also available here is a guided tour to bring any new users up to speed on the appliance.

Inventory

Inventory

Appliance inventory delivers a detailed, up-to-date hardware and software inventory. It allows you to delve deeply into the hardware/software details of each PC and server in your environment, as well as to see a high level view of aggregate values.

Software Distribution

Software Distribution

The K1000 has flexible software distribution capabilities. They allow for the scheduled deployment of any software package to PCs and servers in flexible groups that you create. There are many options including priority orders, pre/post installation user alerts, snooze, uninstalls, smart remote site management and Wake-on LAN.

Patch Management

Patch Management

The K1000 provides OS patching for Windows and Mac operating systems, as well as a wide range of third-party applications. It has scheduling flexibility with options for machines to catch-up should they miss a schedule. Patch status is displayed visually on the main patching page, as well as in a detail level integrated with computer inventory and reporting.

Asset Management

Asset Management

K1000 asset management gives you the ability to quickly assign, track and reconcile assets. PC, server and software assets are integrated directly from inventory. Integration with the Dell Application Catalog provides accurate and reliable software license usage and tracking across application versions, name variations, publisher names, and categorization of the applications. Software metering can also be enabled to tie together inventory, usage and even license counts. The asset management capability is flexible and extensible, to easily allow importing of asset data from other systems and spreadsheets for centralized asset tracking.

Service Desk

Service Desk

The K1000 provides a fully configured, integrated and customizable service desk. The K1000 service desk allows you to create and manage service desk incidents, as well as trouble shoot and address any problems through deep integration with other K1000 capabilities. These capabilities include inventory, remote control, software distribution, patching and configuration management. All incident management can be handled through the Web-based K1000 management console, as well as through email. The service desk also provides self-help features for users, including an integrated knowledge base and software portal. Integration with Active Directory enables single sign-on so administrators and end-users to easily access the K1000 console and user portal with their corporate logon credentials

Security Audit and Enforcement

Security Audit and Enforcement

The K1000 assesses vulnerability with both OVAL and SCAP scanning of all managed Windows systems. In addition, the K1000 uses remediation utilities to identify, lock down and quarantine endpoint security vulnerabilities.

Reporting and Alerts

Reporting and Alerts

KACE Appliances provide reporting capabilities across the full range of functions, including inventory, license compliance, patching, security and service desk. Reports can be created with our easy-to-use wizard, as well as manually coded in SQL. Reports can be run on demand or emailed to you at pre-determined times.

Power Management

Power Management

The K1000 can automatically establish a number of customized configuration policies, such as power management. In addition, ad-hoc reporting can be created via the K1000 to demonstrate the value savings of customized policies.

Added Value for Dell Systems

Added Value for Dell Systems

For organizations with Dell hardware, the K1000 offers a few unique advantages. Direct driver feeds, Dell's OpenManage integration, and Dell warranty information integration for all Dell devices, drive systems management productivity to a whole new level by liberating your organization from tedious IT tasks. KACE features specifically tailored for Dell PCs and servers helps accelerate automation and allows you to offload maintenance duties and align key talent with higher-value projects.