Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2012 10:18 AM (in response to _John_Doe_001)
A 2.8 GHz? This sounds like a 2008 Xserve. They are not officially supported. Apple is only supporting the 2009 Xserve under Mountain Lion.
What services are you running? And why do you want to upgrade? You may only need to go as high at 10.6.8 and then run it until it dies.
Sadly, the only place to get the software now is eBay or maybe some smaller resellers.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to Strontium90)
hm, actual it does not run any services... Cause it is offline and have to be set up completly new...
I use them for playing a bit around with them and for private usage...
10.6 would be good, but what is the maximum OS? How to reach them?
OS >= 10.7 and 10.8 are much more cheap than the predessor, so is there a way to go to 10.7 or 10.8 for a lower price?
What happen, if try to install 10.8, it decline the installation? I think not, that him not have enough power to run the actual OS.. What i have to have installed to update them to 10.8?
Any hints or experience?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2012 12:11 PM (in response to Kevin Neal)
so the best way would be buying a 10.6.8 non server to acces the app-store and from there than migrating to an server 10.8, right?
Does 10.6.8 non server run on an xserve?
Does it update from 10.6.8 to 10.8 spare out the 10.7 on a direct way or i have to buy an update to 10.7 (non server) and from there to 10.8 server?
Is 10.7 (Server) still availiable on the app store too? It is not clear, 10.8 will run on this machine or not...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2012 1:04 PM (in response to _John_Doe_001)
"Does 10.6.8 non server run on an xserve?"
"Does it update from 10.6.8 to 10.8 spare out the 10.7 on a direct way or i have to buy an update to 10.7 (non server) and from there to 10.8 server?"
"Is 10.7 (Server) still availiable on the app store too? It is not clear, 10.8 will run on this machine or not..."
However there's nothing stopping you in trying to install 10.8 on your hardware it just won't be supported by Apple if you have a problem. In other words you'd be on your own.