Mavericks Server Mavericks Server is Apple's latest evolution of OS X Server. OS X Server is a collection of core networking services, collaboration tools, and groupware products. While OS X Server has lost a number of services over the years, it remains a Swiss Army Knife, allowing a creative system administrator to achieve nearly anything imaginable.
Mavericks Server: Foundation Services walks system administrators through the proper setup of OS X Server. This book is based on a decade of experience with OS X Server in numerous environments. Its examples are based on real world deployments. Foundation Services focused on the core services required by all computer networks. This includes DNS, DHCP, Directory Services, SSL Certificates, and RADIUS authentication. In addition, Apple has introduced a new foundation service, Caching Server. Within a few months, we will all wonder, "how did we ever get along without this."
Foundation Services covers integration with Active Directory as well as deploying Open Directory as a stand alone directory system. The examples are realistic representations of real-world deployments. The book also provides valuable advice to administrators considering upgrading older versions of OS X Server.
The book also embraces a new method of publication. Through Apple's iBooks distribution, this book will evolve as Apple updates OS X Server. Buyers of the book can expect a consistent stream of updates throughout the life of Mavericks Server. The goal of the book, and series, is to release a new version to match each version of Mavericks and Server.app. This is an evolving book, staying current as the subject matter evolves.
Author Reid Bundonis is a seasoned Apple field consultant. Possessing the now extinct Apple Systems Administrator certification as well as Xsan certified, Reid is the architect of some incredible deployments of Apple products. Remaining active in the field, Reid is currently splitting his time between a charter school, a fire department, and a Fortune 100 retailer.
OS X Server is an amazingly powerful product. This book will help administrators set a proper foundation to craft truly amazing solutions.