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OS X Lion Server - Technical Specifications

General requirements

  • Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
  • 2GB of memory
  • OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
  • 10GB of available space
  • Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.
  • Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.

Feature-specific requirements

Wiki Server

Interacting with Wiki Server requires a modern web browser such as:

  • Safari 5 or later
  • Firefox 4 or later
  • Chrome 11 or later
  • Mobile WebKit-enabled browsers
  • Internet Explorer 9 or later

Podcast Producer 2

512MB of RAM per core and a Quartz Extreme-enabled video chipset. For optimal performance, an Xsan clustered file service is recommended.

How to get OS X Lion Server

Upgrading from Snow Leopard, Snow Leopard Server or OS X Lion.

Upgrading your Mac to Lion Server couldn’t be more hassle free. Learn more

Maintenance Program.

If you purchased the Apple Maintenance Program for OS X Server, you won’t need to do anything. A copy of OS X Server v10.7 will be shipped to you automatically.


File and Print Services

  • Mac (AFP, IPP)
  • Windows (SMB/CIFS, IPP)
  • UNIX and Linux (NFS, LPR/LPD)
  • Internet (WebDAV)

Communication Services

  • iCal Server 3 (CalDAV, iCalendar, iTIP, iMIP)
  • Wiki Server 3 (XML, RSS)
  • iChat Server 3 (Jabber/XMPP)
  • Address Book Server 2 (CardDAV, vCard)

Mail Services

  • SMTP (Postfix)
  • POP and IMAP (Dovecot)
  • SSL/TLS encryption (OpenSSL)
  • Mailing lists (Mailman)
  • Webmail (RoundCube)
  • Junk mail filtering (SpamAssassin)
  • Virus detection (ClamAV)

Podcast Services

  • Podcast Producer 2
  • Podcast Capture
  • Podcast Composer*
  • Podcast Publisher

Web Hosting

  • Apache web server
  • SSL/TLS (OpenSSL)
  • WebDAV
  • Perl, PHP
  • PostgreSQL

Directory Services and Authentication

  • Open Directory (OpenLDAP, Kerberos, SASL)
  • LDAP directory connector
  • Active Directory connector
  • BSD configuration files (/etc)
  • RADIUS

Client Management

  • Profile Manager
  • Managed Preferences
  • NetBoot
  • NetInstall
  • NetRestore
  • Software Update Server
  • Portable home directories

Networking and VPN

  • DNS server (BIND 9)
  • DHCP server
  • NAT server
  • VPN server (L2TP/IPSec, PPTP)
  • Firewall (IPFW2)
  • NTP
  • RADIUS

Distributed Computing

  • Xgrid

High-Availability Features

  • Automatic recovery
  • File system journaling
  • Software RAID
  • Disk space monitor

File Systems

  • HFS+ (journaled, case sensitive)
  • Xsan
  • Read-only UFS

Administration

  • Server app
  • Server Admin*
  • Server Status widget
  • Workgroup Manager*
  • System Image Utility*
  • Xgrid Admin*
  • Secure Shell (SSH2)
  • Server Monitor*
  • SNMPv3 (Net-SNMP)

What’s Included in OSX Lion Server

Applications

  • Server app
  • Podcast Composer*
  • Server Admin*
  • Server Monitor*
  • System Image Utility*
  • Workgroup Manager*
  • Xgrid Admin*

Services

  • Address Book Server
  • AFP
  • DHCP
  • DNS
  • Firewall
  • iCal Server
  • iChat Server
  • Mail
  • NAT
  • NetBoot, NetInstall, NetRestore
  • NFS
  • Open Directory
  • Podcast Producer
  • Podcast Publisher
  • Print
  • RADIUS
  • SMB
  • Software Update
  • VPN
  • Web
  • Wiki Server
  • Xgrid

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese
  • French
  • German
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Traditional Chinese

Key Technologies

  • Apache
  • AppleScript
  • ATOM
  • Bonjour
  • CalDAV
  • Carbon
  • CardDAV
  • CDSA
  • Cocoa
  • Configuration Profiles
  • Fibre Channel
  • FireWire
  • H.264
  • HFS+
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • IPFW
  • Jabber/XMPP
  • Kerberos
  • L2TP/IPSec
  • LDAP
  • MDM
  • OpenCL
  • Perl
  • PostgreSQL
  • PPTP
  • Python
  • Quartz Extreme
  • QuickTime X
  • RAID
  • 64-bit
  • SCEP
  • SNMP
  • Spotlight
  • Thunderbolt
  • Unicode 5.1
  • UNIX
  • USB
  • VNC
  • WebDAV
  • Xgrid
Last Modified: Nov 15, 2011
  • Last Modified: Nov 15, 2011
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