Upgraded my mac pro running server 10.6 to lion server..

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by wfarr08, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. wfarr08 macrumors newbie

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    Hey MacRumors Community

    I am running a Mac Pro Running Mac OS X 10.7 Server, and I am in a School Environment, I have about 6 New iMacs Running 10.6 and about 20 white iMacs in one room and in the room next door i have about 30 white iMacs and 5 newer iMacs...

    Any help would be appreciated

    Many thanks in advanced
    Will Farr
    Mac Server Admin
    Kelvin High School
    Winnipeg,Manitoba
    Canada
     
  2. Whaditis macrumors regular

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  3. PenguinMac macrumors member

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    And if you do have a problem (you didn't say), why did you upgrade a server in a production system to a completely new OS? Did you test it first on a small network with a spare drive in your Mac Pro?
     
  4. wfarr08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i tested it with an alternate disk...

    is it possible to serve files to sl/leopard clients?
     
  5. goMac macrumors 603

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    Yes. The AFP server in Lion will serve to any version of Mac OS X.
     
  6. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    Seriously?
    Yes. You can "serve" files to pretty much anything. The rest is up for debate.
    And if that is your question you obviously tested nothing except 10.7's ability to boot.
     
  7. wfarr08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    even rosetta applications?

    but its not connecting to the clients
     
  8. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a

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    I suggest downgrading and setting up a small lab dev environment to work out the kinks before moving a production server to a new OS. You're an admin, you should know the value of thorough testing. I also suggest buying some literature, and quick. My guess is that you're new to the mac environment?
     
  9. goMac macrumors 603

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    You can serve Rosetta applications. You just can't run them on the server.

    The server isn't connecting to clients, or the clients aren't able to connect to the server?
     
  10. wfarr08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    new to the environment, no
     
  11. wfarr08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    we have the 10.6 disk running as we speak... and im trying to figure out how to connect the clients to the server as a boot device
     
  12. goMac macrumors 603

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    Are you talking about Netboot? I haven't worked with Netboot under 10.7, so I'm not entirely sure... I don't know if you can serve 10.6 Netboot images from 10.7. But I'm not sure.

    Honestly, 10.7 server is probably not an important upgrade. If everything it working now, I don't know if I'd worry too much about it. 10.7 server rolled back some functionality.
     
  13. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    10.7 is by and large a sizable downgrade in functionality built on Apples version 1.x protocols that are having difficulty even in the client realm. I would expect the server to be equally unstable. Stick with 10.6.x. or better yet 10.5.8 because of correct POSIX inheritance with Adobe and MS Office.
     
  14. wfarr08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    k thanks

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    and yes thats what i meant
     
  15. goMac macrumors 603

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    Yeah, generally Netboot will only boot the same OS as the server itself. There might be ways to make it work, but honestly, I haven't used Netboot in years (aside from stuff like Netinstall). Stuff like Open Directory has taken over as a better way to manage clients.
     

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