Kace K1000: Kace The Place For Dell
Since its acquisition of Kace a year and a half ago, Dell has worked hard to make the company's system management appliances more Dell-aware and less buggy. Dell will contine in that direction Thursday when it releases a firmware update that integrates warranty and asset tag data for managed Dell systems, and an all-new agent for Windows PCs that no longer relies on the .NET framework.
The all native-code agent simplifies installations, brings Windows 7 systems into compliance and will deploy to Windows environments where legacy .NET systems previously presented problems. Administrators will be notified of the free update on the dashboard of physical Kace systems, where they'll be promoted to download a 100-MB installation file. The update will be available for virtual implementations in about two weeks, Dell said. Agents for Linux and Mac OS X are unchanged.