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I have the pleasure of setting up our new iMacs (24 of them) with Mountain Lion and software ...
22nd August 2012, 09:09 PM #1
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Capturing and Deploying Mac OSX
I have the pleasure of setting up our new iMacs (24 of them) with Mountain Lion and software such as Office, Final Cut pro, Adobe CS3, AutoDesk etc.
Now, instead of going round each one and installing the software manually, it there anyway of setting up one and capturing it to deploy to the others (like WDS)?
We have a Mac OSX Lion Server to deploy the image from if that helps?
Any help appreciated,
22nd August 2012, 09:30 PM #2
Look at deploy studio Home
23rd August 2012, 06:57 AM #3
Deploy studio without a doubt is your friend
Last edited by Rozzer; 23rd August 2012 at 08:12 AM.
23rd August 2012, 08:07 AM #4
+1 for deploy studio managed to get it working this summer and today is deployment day!
23rd August 2012, 09:07 AM #5
Indeed, DeployStudio is what I am using at the moment. However, it is pretty slow compared to imaging a Windows machine (in our case with Fog).
23rd August 2012, 06:15 PM #6
Are you multicasting your deploystudio images and if you are, have you set an appropriate speed for multicasting? Deploystudio is no slower than anything else out there if you configure it correctly. I suppose other bottlenecks could be a slow ethernet connection going to your netboot server, or using a mac mini server which only has a 2.5" SATA 7200rpm HD, instead of a SAS based Xserve or Mac Pro.
Originally Posted by localzuk
23rd August 2012, 06:32 PM #7
Nope, just doing unicast. We have a Mac Mini Server doing the job, but at the same time it has better spec than our Fog server. The Fog server will max a 100Mb connection to deploy an image (or more precisely, it'll do 10 machines at once). I only get 12Mbps when using DeployStudio. It takes about 50 minutes to deploy a dual boot system, total image size around 50gb. Fog will do 10 machines at once in half that - all unicast. If I try and do 2 machines at once? The speed halves.
Originally Posted by JR-PCS
I've checked that I have the server plugged into a 1Gbit port (its plugged into our core switch, just like the Fog server).
23rd August 2012, 06:36 PM #8
Not sure why yours is so slow, but that is not normal for Deploystudio. I'm sure I often get up to 50mbps from a mac mini and more from an Xserve.
23rd August 2012, 07:20 PM #9
+1 for DS
Here is one of my labs the other day
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