By Arek Dreyer

"Apple education sequence: Mac OS X Server necessities v. 10.6" is simply what it says it's: a publication on how one can get Mac OS X 10.6 Server up and operating, and the way to configure it to aid types of environments and clients. it truly is geared up into significant subject matters based on server prone (mail companies, dossier providers, net providers, etc.), and richly illustrated with reveal shots.

As the booklet is usually utilized in school room settings, each bankruptcy has a classroom-style overview part. however the booklet isn't really written as a textbook; you could pass round from subject to subject and use it as a "how to" guide.

The publication assumes you're acquainted with the idea that of server providers and feature both a Mac OS X or Unix/Linux historical past. not one of the themes is roofed exhaustively, and a few prone -- the firewall, for instance -- are basically now not coated in any respect. The emphasis is on getting Mac OS X 10.6 Server up and operating speedy and helping users.

On the total, it's a great introductory quantity. i might have most well-liked a greater index, and nearly each bankruptcy may perhaps simply be extended right into a entire e-book. yet judging the e-book on its meant viewers and goal, it's a winner.

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Use an optical drive on a computer in target disk mode connected to the Xserve system via a FireWire cable.  Start the Xserve in target disk mode and use another computer to install the server software on the Xserve system’s mounted volume.  Use another server with NetBoot services enabled to perform a network installation with a NetInstall image. As you will learn later, a server can be set up to install software onto other computers. This is extremely useful when you are setting up several servers—you can create one installation image and have it quickly replicated onto multiple computers.

If you have an Apple hardware RAID card, you can use RAID Utility to create a RAID set, and then create a volume or volumes on that RAID set. The hardware RAID card supports striping (RAID 0), mirroring (RAID 1), and striping with parity (RAID 5). If you do not have a hardware RAID card, you can use Disk Utility to create a software mirrored RAID set (RAID 1) and format that mirror with a volume. See Mac OS X Support Essentials for more information about software RAID. Do not install Mac OS X Server on a software or hardware striped RAID set (RAID 0) because if one hard drive fails, the entire RAID set fails also.

The target disk must have the GUID Partition Table instead of the Apple Partition Map. Installing Mac OS X Server 21 If an earlier version of Mac OS X Server is installed on the volume you choose, you will be notified that you can either erase the volume or upgrade, which preserves files, user accounts, and other server information. 14 With the appropriate target volume selected, click Install. Your Mac OS X Server com- puter will now install the necessary software and automatically restart your server.

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