El Capitan update to v.10.11.13 on mac os x server

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by qhdevon43, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. qhdevon43 macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2016
    Client just updated mac os x server to v. 10.11.13 as of February 13, 2016 and We are unable to remote into the server via vpn. We are getting alot of unresponsiveness errors that did not occur before the update. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  2. kiwipeso1 Suspended


    Sep 17, 2001
    Wellington, New Zealand
    I suggest that unless it is directly connected as a webserver, it is actually better to use VPN services through a hardware router than via OS X sever. Mainly because this will then have full responsiveness in comparison to running an encrypted service on a mac that may be using more resources than VPN needs for responsiveness.
    This also allows for direct access to all machines on your network regardless of brand, as your VPN then is a part of your router's network. This is mostly adequate for public wifi and untrusted networks direct to your router.

    Failing that alternative, make sure your OS X server is on a SSD, not using filevault & has sufficient ram free along with minimal applications running on the server. (Basically, if it is used as a Photoshop or Final Cut Pro desktop, consider a dedicated mac mini for the server rather than ask it to do too much at the same time you want in.)
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Current version of El Capitan, which is at version 10.11.3 (not 10.11.13 - check it!)
    You may need to double-check that the OS X Server app has been updated, too, which would be version 5.0.15

    And, as you would keep a current backup (it's a server system, correct), you could simply reinstall the last backup, and continue on as you were prior to the update.

    If this was just a point update from 10.11.2 to 10.11.3, then it may be worthwhile to download current OS X full install from the App Store, then reinstall OS X.
    You may also want to recheck the remote settings, as an OS X update MIGHT reset those to default.
    Finally, before reinstalling, or restoring from a backup, you could look in the Actvity Monitor, which might point out what is causing the unresponsive system. Might be the you just need to reset the spotlight database file.
  4. qhdevon43 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2016
    Thanks guys, Ill be sure to check out all these thing and report back later. I will update this thread when need be.

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