Dell Updates KACE Systems Management Appliance

Tech giant Dell has beefed up its KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance, which is aimed at helping organizations configure, secure and manage computers and devices in multi-platform environments. Version 6.3 of the appliance features the first systems management support for Chromebook, and integrates inventory directly into its asset management, reporting and service desk capabilities.

"In this release weEUre adding some functionality to help IT with servers," Dell Endpoint Systems Management VP of marketing Bill Odell told us. "KACE started as a management solution for desktop and laptop PCs. Over the years weEUve expanded that into servers."

Agentless Inventory

This update also gives IT departments more insight and control with new agentless inventory of Windows servers and PCs, as well as the ability to integrate server monitoring logs and alerts for Windows, Linux and Unix servers, Jason Tolu, senior product marketing manager for Dell Endpoint Systems Management, told us. Dell said it has now added agentless capability for IT organizations that are reluctant to put an agent on mission-critical servers.

"Agentless inventory is a big part of this new version," Tolu said. "WeEUre able now to pull actionable data from devices. If smart devices are sending out any SNMP data, we can search through the data and decide which of it you want to administer, create alerts, create service tickets and so on."

In addition, enhanced agentless device discovery and asset management of any connected device can offer actionable data to help customers better manage their "Enterprise of Things," according to Dell.

The KACE K1000 v6.3 also streamlines patch management with real-time and roll-up status reporting. Further enhancements include service desk improvements, improved integration with Dell Enterprise Mobility Management by way of a single sign-on, and software asset management extensions for supporting more license types as well as an inventory of applications installed within Microsoft App-V.

"Patch management...

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Dell Updates KACE Systems Management Appliance

Tech giant Dell has beefed up its KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance, which is aimed at helping organizations configure, secure and manage computers and devices in multi-platform environments. Version 6.3 of the appliance features the first systems management support for Chromebook, and integrates inventory directly into its asset management, reporting and service desk capabilities.

"In this release weEUre adding some functionality to help IT with servers," Dell Endpoint Systems Management VP of marketing Bill Odell told us. "KACE started as a management solution for desktop and laptop PCs. Over the years weEUve expanded that into servers."

Agentless Inventory

This update also gives IT departments more insight and control with new agentless inventory of Windows servers and PCs, as well as the ability to integrate server monitoring logs and alerts for Windows, Linux and Unix servers, Jason Tolu, senior product marketing manager for Dell Endpoint Systems Management, told us. Dell said it has now added agentless capability for IT organizations that are reluctant to put an agent on mission-critical servers.

"Agentless inventory is a big part of this new version," Tolu said. "WeEUre able now to pull actionable data from devices. If smart devices are sending out any SNMP data, we can search through the data and decide which of it you want to administer, create alerts, create service tickets and so on."

In addition, enhanced agentless device discovery and asset management of any connected device can offer actionable data to help customers better manage their "Enterprise of Things," according to Dell.

The KACE K1000 v6.3 also streamlines patch management with real-time and roll-up status reporting. Further enhancements include service desk improvements, improved integration with Dell Enterprise Mobility Management by way of a single sign-on, and software asset management extensions for supporting more license types as well as an inventory of applications installed within Microsoft App-V.

"Patch management...

Comments are closed.