So installed Leopard server over the weekend and here’s some notes and annoyances I’ve hit (and overcame)
services fail to start – basically forward/reverse DNS must match
greebo:~ localad$ sudo changeip -checkhostname Primary address = 172.16.10.196 Current HostName = greebo.snarc.co.uk DNS HostName = greebo.snarc.co.uk
names match. There is nothing to change.
So I cheated and am running split horizon DNS, I’ve not done the following – but is here as a reminder (and if I ever have enough disk space)
Changing clients to use your new server (running Software Update)
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL http://greebo.snarc.co.uk:8088/
And trigger an update from the command line using
$ sudo softwareupdate –install –all
It’s just easier to start with workgroup mode and use serveradmin to run the machine without converting it.
Things left to do:
- Network home directories
- Portable home directories