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Edit, as this post still gathers the occasional vote: All of the points below are now irrelevant. With no real Mac Server hardware and the Server software being just a cheap add-on to the client OS X with dramatically limited usability and functionality, newer OS X server versions (10.7+) can't be reasonably used beyond small workgroups, preferentially in ...


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To add an answer about the groupware functionality asked in the comment by Marie: This is still a very new development, and honestly something I really don't understand where Apple is heading with. First, I have to admit that I don't yet really use MacOS iCal server, and also have very limited experience with any other groupware solution, both as user ...


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I work at a university and we use it to run Deploy Studio for imaging our Mac labs, as well as for netboot, which works hand in hand with Deploy Studio. It is also our Open Directory server so that the Macs can be bound to AD and OD. AD will do credential verification and issue Kerberos tickets, and OD controls those pesky Mac-only settings that Group Policy ...


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Boot Camp is not supported on Xserves: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3307


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There are very few differences between Mac OS X 10.5 and Mac OS X 10.5 Server under the hood. It's almost exclusively the bundled apps and the extra server tools. Fan control should work fine in Mac OS X 10.5, but you'll lose auto reboot in the case of a kernel panic and you'll lose Server Monitor. Stick with Mac OS X Server, but upgrade from 10.4 to 10.5. ...


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As far as I know, the "file-has-vanished" condition is not a fatal error condition for rsync, and the process should continue just fine. Are you saying that rsync is halting upon reporting the "vanished file" messages? If you are backing up a live filesystem, it is always possible to get the "vanished" message from rsync. Between the time that rsync adds a ...


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We went ahead and purchased two Hitachi Deskstar 2TB drives, model identifier HDS722020ALA330. They have a jumper on the back. It's undocumented, but I believe it forces the drive in SATA150 mode. I put each drive in a USB-SATA interface and formatted them with my MacBook, Apple Partition Map, HFS+ Journaling. I stuck one drive in, gave it a minute to ...


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I've seen this before -- Server Admin is supposed to run Server Assistant to do the remote setup, but for some reason can't seem to find it (I think it's not getting registered with Launch Services, or some such). The solution is simple: navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/, and run Server Assistant yourself. You can either proceed to the setup there, ...


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The DNS interface in Server Admin.app is not suitable for doing a split-horizon DNS configuration. It simply doesn't expose all of the flexibility of bind that you need to pull off such a configuration. If you poke around the bind config files on your OS X Server, you'll be able to see how apple has set them up so that you can edit them directly without ...


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http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/h/348 This article may offer some ideas. I've never tried this myself.


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If you want to run windows on on xserve the recommended solution as far as I am aware is to run Parallels or VMWare and run a virtual windows server inside OS X server.


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If you can use MacOS X Server 10.6, you could use the Server Migration wizard and have a clean migration over to the Intel XServe http://images.apple.com/server/macosx/docs/Upgrading_and_Migrating_v10.6.pdf


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The VMWare you have running on Windows 2008 is probably the VMWare Server 1.0 or 2.0 host-based product. ESXi runs directly on the server hardware without a host operating system. As for the Apple Xserve, attempting to run ESXi may not be worth it. A quick check on Google seems to indicate that it is not possible. However, Parallels has a bare-metal ...


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I spent countless hours trying to get to run Debian CentOS 6.0 (6.1?) SLES 11 Ubuntu FreeBSD 8.2 & 9 Beta to run on an XServe, but most attempts failed miserably. While I managed to get some distributions to run with a lot of tricks I wouldn't want to use on a production system, even those had diverse problems due to not entirely supported ...


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If you have the disk images (or want to use the actual disks), try using Prosoft Data Rescue to piece things together. They have a guide that outlines the process. I hate the fact that these are striped disks, but since you get a third disk that appears, see if you can modify it in Disk Utility, or even with a third-party tool like Disk Warrior or the Data ...


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Both DeployStudio and NetRestore have a NetBoot image that is created to launch the actual DeployStudio or NetRestore application to copy the image over. In the NetBoot section of Server Admin you want to disable the NetBoot image that has NetRestore installed on it (and once your migration is done you can remove it since it won't be needed) and make your ...


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Looked at globalSAN? Does the ATTO one not work or just not officially support MPIO/LACP? The reason I ask is that I think MPIO is a L2/L3 thing with iSCSI initiation being higher up the stack - therefore the initiator shouldn't care about the actual LAN setup beneath it - could easily be wrong on that though :)


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My former employer bought one to support some Macs in infrastructure. In the end, it was a miserable failure, after a year of below-bar support, broken features and instability we scrapped the whole mix-in-some-macs project and sold all the Apple hardware we had.


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We have one where I work, installed before I started there. It's used only as a file server for the graphic artists, who of course use Macs. While it's a magnificent machine it's also a complete waste of resources as there is no reason the files couldn't be stored on the main Windows file server (I've been overruled). I'm sure there are those who use a Mac ...


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This isn't really a MacOS X problem, it's more a NAT and split DNS issue. You need to reconfigure BIND to use "views" with two different versions of your zone file, such that access from inside your network gives the 192.168.1/24 (internal) addresses, but requests forwarded from outside (via your 2-Wire router) give out your static public IP. acl internal ...


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I'm using Nagios for Xsan / OS X Server monitoring, but you'll have to write quite some plugins yourself (that's not as comlex, as would seem).


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I have two Mac OS X file servers that have ~40TB capacity combined. I use these in the Golden Triangle approach in our Active Directory environment, and it's definitely my server of choice. With ZFS coming soon, it will be a no-brainer to use OS X server as the platform of choice. I don't understand why people think OS X server is more expensive than ...


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I don't know Parallels specifically but usually with virtualization there is one (or several) virtual switch where the virtual machine's NICs connect to. So the short answer to your question is the VMs will communicate with each other without going out to the router and back. But the longer answer is that it depends on your layer 3 network configuration. ...


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I can't think of a reason this shouldn't work.


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The only thing I know of to watch out for is the difference in network interfaces. Since en1 will be a wireless interface on the Mini, it'll be configured as such the first time you boot the Mini. If you then boot the same volume (or a clone) on an XServe, and en1 is suddenly the second physical ethernet, it can have trouble reconfiguring to match the new ...


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According to the apple xserver tech page http://www.apple.com/xserve/specs.html Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C) should be this. 70 degress celcius is around 158 F (ty google) so I would say your server is starting to cook a little. Is the server in an AC enviornment, if not I recommend you put it there. rack mounted servers (and their ...


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It sounds like you're being deluged in spam, either incoming (bad) or being relayed through your server (worse). First, take a look at the mail queue with either sudo postqueue -p or Server Admin -> Mail service -> Maintenance (tab at the bottom of the window) -> Mail Queue (tab at the top). If it shows lots of junk mail addressed to other domains, you're ...


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Never had those problems. One thing you could try is to boot from CD, which needs physical presence and, shortly, a connected keyboard. Just enter the MacOS install CD, restart the system while pressing the C key on the keyboard. Hold it pressed for about a minute or two and then disconnect it again and see if appears again in Server admin and is installable ...



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