3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 7, 2009 7:33 AM by A 
DurocShark Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
How much hardware will be needed for MAS? Anybody got any hard numbers?

The only for sure service will be iCal, but I may open the wiki (intranet) as well. I'd like a 2ghz core duo mini to carry the load, and I suspect it'll do fine since it's just a proxy. But I've found that OSX can surprise you with how much CPU/RAM it takes to do things.

Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • 1. Re: Mobile Access Server Hardware?
    Some Dude Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Read the MAS document - wikis are not supported thru Mobile Access server. Not sure why or what that means, but it's in the only doc we have on the subject.
  • 2. Re: Mobile Access Server Hardware?
    Some Dude Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    By the way, it's a reverse proxy server, there's nothing fancy going on here. A mac mini from the last couple years is plenty of horsepower for it. It is a traffic cop, reverse proxying and applying access security by user/group, that's about it. Don't overkill it, use whatever ya got within reason. I'm using a 2009 Mac Mini with 4GB of RAM. Not that it's functional at the moment, but I digress It certainly will be plenty of horsepower when it actually starts working.
  • 3. Re: Mobile Access Server Hardware?
    A  Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Some Dude wrote:
    ... - wikis are not supported thru Mobile Access server. ...


    You're probably referring to this, from Pg. 181 of the Network Services Administration Guide:
    Mobile Access does not provide proxy access to the Mac OS X v10.6 Wiki.


    That contains a typo, and in fact Mobile Access does provide proxy access to the Mac OS X Server 10.6 Wiki. However it does not provide access to the Mac OS X Server 10.5 WIki, because that older version of the Wiki Server does not recognize the adjustment made to HTTP headers when they pass through a proxy.