Operating System Support

A diverse set of operating systems are supported on bare metal Mac hardware

macOS / OS X

macOS 11 Big Sur

MacStadium makes every effort to support new releases of macOS as soon as possible pending reliability testing by our engineering team to offer the best experience for customers. Big Sur is now available with instant activation on our Mac mini servers, including the new M1.

macOS 10.15 Catalina

Available on all Intel-based Mac servers. Available on Mac minis with instant or 1-2 hour activation, depending on available stock.

macOS 10.14 Mojave

Available on all Intel-based Mac servers.

macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Available on all Intel-based Mac servers.

macOS 10.12 Sierra

Available on all Intel-based Mac servers.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Available on all Intel-based Mac servers.

OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Available on all Intel-based Mac servers.

OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Compatible and available with 2012 or older Mac minis.

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

OS X 10.8.1 or later compatible with Mac mini computers from late 2012 or older. Not compatible with Mac Pro. Compatible with Xserve.

Windows

Windows 10 Pro

Available at time of order. A genuine Windows license is required and will be requested via installation ticket during configuration.

Windows 8.1 Pro

Available at time of order. A genuine Windows license is required and will be requested via installation ticket during configuration.

Windows 7 Pro

Available at time of order. A genuine Windows license is required and will be requested via installation ticket during configuration.

Windows Server Standard 2012

Available at time of order. A genuine Windows license is required and will be requested via installation ticket during configuration.

Windows Server Standard 2008 R2

Available at time of order. A genuine Windows license is required and will be requested via installation ticket during configuration.

VMware

VMware ESXi 7.0

The newest version of ESXi is available with 1-2 hour activation on all Intel-based Mac servers.

VMware ESXi 6.7

Available on all Intel-based Mac servers with 1-2 hour activation.

VMware ESXi 6.5 U1

Available on all Intel-based Mac servers by request, but not recommended for new deployments. Update to at least 6.7 if possible to obtain latest bug fixes and feature releases.

VMware ESXi 6.0 U3

Available on all Intel-based Mac servers by request, but not recommended for new deployments.

Looking for Linux?

We’ve found that creating virtual machines with Orka or VMware is the best experience for customers wishing to run Linux. We don’t support the installation of Linux operating systems on bare metal Mac servers.

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