Hi All, and welcome back to our series on configuring Imagr. Last time, we ran through the setup of the Web service to use as the Imagr Repo. This part 3 looks to cover the creation of the client NetBoot set. Part 4 will cover populating the Imagr repo with content and building a workflow. Part 5 will look at some possible use cases for Imagr with the current popular management tools. Key Facts OS Used: OS X El Capitan (10.11.1) Server App Used: 5.0.15 Imagr Used: 0.0.4 Recommended knowledge (but not required): Apple NetBoot server configuration AutoDMG Auto[X]NBI… read more →
Hi All, and welcome back to our series on configuring DeployStudio. Over the last two blogs, we went over installing and configuring a DeployStudio Server with a repository. This ‘part 3’ should cover the configuration of the NetInstall service and building of the DeployStudio NetBoot set. This should leave you with a fully functioning DeployStudio solution. The usual Disclaimer: While the author has taken care to provide our readers with accurate information, please use your discretion before acting upon information based on the blog post. Amsys will not compensate you in any way whatsoever if you ever happen to suffer… read more →
In this blog post I’ll be describing the process we use when creating a modular deployment build for education, specifically labs of Macs. This is a unique setup that is in some ways a little old fashioned, but requires a number of devices to be deployed with a uniform setup that can be re-deployed easily by the onsite technicians. There are a lot of different elements included in a full education setup, including Netboot, directory bindings and home folders. But for this blog I’ll focus on getting a Mac deployed using a modular process and Casper. I’m also assuming that… read more →
By Richard Mallion JAMF Software has made available a virtual appliance that is a Linux server hosting Apple NetBoot services and Apple Software Update services via Reposado, the open-source SUS replacement from Walt Disney Animation Studios. This is an interesting option for those wishing to run these services on non Apple hardware. I’ve been running Reposado for a while and it’s proved a very reliable service.