Exporting and importing Managed installations + Connected software
I'm fairly new to using KACE and are doing some simple but time consuming tasks right now. The job is to create new Managed installations (duplicates from old ones) and connect them to a newly created software.
The software is taken from a already existing one in KACE, and I need to save the old. I'm basically manually copying everything and renaming it.
Is there not some other way of doing this? Ex mass copy the software and renaming them, then later just duplicate the Managed installation and connect the new software.
Or exporting the whole thing, editing the names and importing again?
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Posted by: chucksteel 2 years ago
Just to be clear on vocabulary, there are two kinds of "software" in the SMA:
Software Inventory - collected software titles from machines in the inventory. Each entry represents a specific version of the software (10.1.2).
Software Catalog - also collected from machines in the inventory, but the list is curated and titles are grouped by major version (10.x).
Regardless of which you are referring to, you don't normally create the titles yourself. The exception is if you are using custom inventory rules in the software inventory to detect things that the appliance can't normally detect. Given that, I'm not entirely following what you are attempting to do. It sounds like you might be updating your Managed Installs with new versions, but that isn't clear. Can you provide more details on what you are trying to accomplish?