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High Sierra VM (Virtual Machine)

Hi All,

 

After doing all my pre-deployment testing I find that my computer gets cluttered and I often wipe and re-configure every few months. I have gotten tired of that so I wanted to share these two (very helpful) links in case you are running into a similar issue. Use a High Sierra VM!

 

VirtualBox Site:

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads 

Configuring a High Sierra VM on a Mac:

http://tobiwashere.de/2017/10/virtualbox-how-to-create-a-macos-high-sierra-vm-to-run-on-a-mac-host-s...

 

Jared

 

 

 

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Re: High Sierra VM (Virtual Machine)

Nice idea but why not just create an image and re image using something like deploy studio or even Carbon copy cloner?

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Re: High Sierra VM (Virtual Machine)

@BlakeRichardson A VM with snapshots is always going to be faster than physical device reimaging. 

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Yes it might be faster than re-imaging but depending on what hardware your running on the system might run like your on a piece of 10 year old hardware...  For the sake of 10 minutes I would rather have something running natively. 

 

 

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I have personably moved away from images with the SSP. If I can’t do something on the VM I just remote into a machine with ARD. 

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But, I do realize a lot of people aren’t in love with ARD. 

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Yes ARD is ok most of the time but has never been 100% solid in my use. The "task Server" feature was a flop and never really worked. It has such potential but as Apple is not interested in anything but Consumer and selling iPhones I don't see it ever being useful for mass deployment.

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Re: High Sierra VM (Virtual Machine)

LOL

 

yeah, when ARD works -- it works well. but when it doesn't, it can hang/not refresh/stall out and gets frustrating pretty quickly.

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