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Operating System Support

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

macOS + OS X

macOS 10.12 Sierra

Available on all dedicated Mac servers. Available in seconds on some Mac mini servers with instant activation.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Available on all dedicated Mac servers. Available in seconds on some Mac mini servers with instant activation.

OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Available on all dedicated Mac servers.

OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Not compatible with 2014 i5 Mac mini. Available on all other Mac servers.

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.

OS X 10.7 Lion

Not compatible with available Mac mini or Mac Pro servers. 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 6.5

In testing. We don’t currently offer the latest release of VMware’s ESXi. We will continue testing to verify it’s ready for production on Mac servers and will announce support on the blog.

VMware ESXi 6.0 U2

Recommended. Available on all Mac servers and default on private cloud deployments.

VMware ESXi 5.5 U3

Available on all Mac servers. It’s recommended to upgrade to or select ESXi 6.0 U2 unless 5.5 is required.

Looking for Linux?

We’ve found that creating virtual machines in 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.

Growing problems with your in-house Mac servers? Get in touch.

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