While disk imaging software is a core function for any systems deployment solution, the K2000 Deployment Appliance manages to take it to the next level. The innovative disk imaging features of the K2000 keep image creation and maintenance to a minimum by eliminating manual steps from the deployment process.
The K2000 K-image format is file based so that computer and server images can be easily edited, eliminating the need to rebuild images. Its single instancing technology minimizes the time, bandwidth and storage required to capture and archive disk images. Efficient state management allows for lightning-fast reimaging of systems by bypassing redundant file transfers and only applying changes to the original image. The agentless feature of other K2000 components extends to disk imaging. Administrators have the ability to execute fully automated bare metal system build-outs.
Whether utilizing the K2000 virtual remote appliance, KBE USB, or KBE CD, all images, network OS installations and related assets can be referenced from the centralized deployment library. This makes it much easier to ensure that outdated images or network OS installations are not deployed to systems, improving deployment reliability and saving administrators valuable time.
Pre and post installation tasks contribute towards the automation of K2000 scripted installations. K2000 pre installation tasks include disk, RAID, and BIOS configuration while post installation tasks include sysprep automation, domain joining, and service pack, application and script deployment. With the K2000 Deployment Appliance, system administrators can rest easy. The days of spending hours to manually build out a single machine are a thing of the past.
The K2000 Deployment Appliance's file-based imaging format supports both Windows and Mac platforms. Remote disk imaging can be automated from the K2000 Deployment Appliance Web-based console.
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