Need help with software update

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Raima, May 21, 2013.

  1. Raima, May 21, 2013
    Last edited: May 21, 2013

    Raima macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2010
    Hi guys,

    I'm new to the server 2.2 app. I'm trying to set this up for my home network to reduce the number of downloads over my internet connection. Currently, I have this running in a virtualised machine.

    The thing is, I've done the best I can, but I have no idea how to test it and ensure it's working.

    Currently I have both caching and software update on. Software update is on automatic and it seems to be chugging along downloading the updates.

    I've downloaded a few apps on client machines, and the cache seems to be growing. So I can assume that's working.

    My question is, do the client machines need to be configured to use the software update server on my network, and how do I do it?

    In addition, I'm using an external 500gb drive to hold the cache and to run the server services off. Not sure if this will affect the configuration, but I thought I'd mention it.
  2. Raima thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2010
    Thanks for that, so does that mean that software update is no longer required?
  3. mwhities macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    No problem.

    I read it as the Apple Update servers will see that you enabled caching and will make your local systems use your server instead of theirs. So all of your systems Updates will come from your local server rather than the Apple server on the 'net.

    I could be wrong, I'm just getting more into server.

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