MacStadium Blog

From OS X to macOS

Upgrade from OS X 10.11 El Capitan to macOS 10.12 Sierra Best Practices

December 20, 2019
October 6, 2016

While there are many brave souls who updated to macOS 10.12 Sierra immediately, we're sure many of you were waiting for the all clear.

Mac candle

Super sniffer test of the "New Mac" candle

December 20, 2019
October 5, 2016

The “New Mac Candle” is a hand-poured soy wax candle that is supposed to mimic the new Mac smell. We ordered one right away so we could put it to the test with our expert sniffers.

iOS 10

iOS 10 brings simple setup with macOS Server

December 20, 2019
September 13, 2016

This update brings all sorts of upgrades and features, but there is one particular that is quite useful if you are running a Mac server to host your mail, notes, calendars and other features in macOS Server.

iPad Settings

How to setup a Mac Server as an MDM using Profile Manager

March 13, 2020
September 8, 2016

This tutorial will introduce you to Apple’s very own MDM solution, called Profile Manager. Profile Manager provides an impressive feature set, is easy to use, rather stable and — above all — very affordable.

Resilio

Setup a file server with Resilio on a Mac mini

December 20, 2019
August 15, 2016

Resilio Sync is a power application that lets you run your own file syncing server. It has many of the powerful features found in Dropbox, but it runs on your own hardware.

US West - Las Vegas

Mac Hosting in Europe and US West

December 20, 2019
August 9, 2016

In an effort to better serve customers around the world, we’re happy to announce that you can now host Mac minis and Mac Pros in multiple locations around the globe.

SSH

How to Enable SSH in the VMware ESXi Embedded Host Client

March 13, 2020
August 9, 2016

A few customers have asked about this now that we’re provisioning more Mac servers with ESXi 6.0 U2. Rather than have you wait for a support ticket, you can take care of it yourself with the following guide.

OS X Virtual Machine

Bug Fix: Deploying OSX VMs to a Single ESXi Host via Embedded Host Client

March 13, 2020
July 13, 2016

Thanks to one of our customers, we recently discovered an issue with the VMware ESXi host client that has the potential to affect many MacStadium users.

Mac minis

MacStadium and Macminicolo

December 20, 2019
April 6, 2016

2016 is already full of excitement for our team at MacStadium. Read on for the highlights about our growth, new funding, and acquisition of Macminicolo.

ARP Fix Status

How to Apply the ARP-Fix for Colocated Macs

December 20, 2019
March 3, 2016

"Why do I have constant issues connecting to my colocated Mac running OS X?" This question doesn't come up often, but it’s worth sharing the most likely answer and how to fix the issue permanently.

Time Zones

Explaining Time Zones and Best Practices for Configuring Time on Servers

June 26, 2020
February 18, 2016

Let’s look at how time zones came about, how technology handles time zones, and ways to avoid time zone issues in software development and infrastructure management.

CPU

What Makes a Mac Server?

December 20, 2019
January 20, 2016

In this article, we'll go over the basic components of a Mac server and the purpose each component plays in making the server work. With this knowledge, the hardware can help you create the next app of the year.

Dedicated Mac Server Comparison

Mac Server Growing Pains and How to Avoid Them

December 20, 2019
January 20, 2016

This post is part of our beginner's guide to hosting, Mac servers, and virtualization. Follow along on Twitter or with RSS. Your team has released a brand new app and it’s flooded with new users.

VMware ESXi Management from a Mac

Managing VMware ESXi with Just a Mac

June 26, 2020
December 17, 2015

In early 2016, VMware began including the embedded HTML5 host client for managing ESXi in version 6.0 U2 from your web browser. It’s a great solution for users getting started with a dedicated Mac.

Rabbit

How Rabbit Utilized MacStadium to Reach a Worldwide Audience

December 20, 2019
December 2, 2015

Check out our case study and see how Rabbit grew on a Mac mini solution and migrated to blade infrastructure without issue thanks to our dedicated engineering team and network infrastructure.

MacStadium

10 Tips for Getting Started at MacStadium

November 12, 2020
November 11, 2015

Whether you’re just testing the waters with a mini or setting up your first cloud for development and testing, below you’ll find some tips for taking advantage of the service right from day one.

Top 10 Videos

Top 10 Historical Posts and Videos at MacStadium

December 20, 2019
October 20, 2015

In this article, we'll look back at our most popular content on the MacStadium Blog and Youtube channel from 2011 up to now.

CI

Choosing the Right Tool for Continuous Integration and Development

December 20, 2019
October 13, 2015

Many MacStadium customers take advantage of the fast internet connection and strong performance of one or more Mac mini’s to outsource CI and CD build server duties.

Xserves

The Future of Enterprise Looks Apple-Shaped

December 20, 2019
October 5, 2015

When Apple talks, consumers listen. That's the message we hear so often these days. When Apple talks, the tech world listens.

Science in Virtualization

Science in Virtualization: Efficient Deployment with Clean Room VMs

December 20, 2019
September 25, 2015

Science is difficult. Developing a strict testing system for a science experiment that is repeatable in other lab environments is even harder.

Scrum Process

Survival of the Most Efficient: Intro to Agile Software Development

December 20, 2019
September 15, 2015

With the software industry moving forward rapidly and trends shifting, a delay in product release can be disastrous for a company.