The OS Deployment automation starts at capturing the image of the OS, which will then be deployed to systems as and when required. Organizations, typically, capture the images of various OS that they use and store them in a central location, preferably in a network share or in a removable media. These images are used for deployment to either new computers or to corrupt PCs as required. ManageEngine OS Deployer supports imaging a system both on the offline and online mode:
Online imaging means that the master system is imaged live (without reboot or suspending operations). Online imaging can be performed remotely whenever you need.
Offline imaging means that the master system is stopped and the master computer boots into ManageEngine (or PE) environment.
OS Deployer supports the following advanced features while creating an image.
OS Deployer can create an image of:
Images can be saved to:
Images can be password protected to protect from unauthorized access
The image size can be minimized by setting a high compression ratio
Images can be split into smaller sizes to suit the size of the removable media or the available free space
Images can be validated after creating an image