Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 4:01 AM (in response to mart30lon)
Couldn't agree more, Apple does care.
Your post is indeed interesting, I'd mentioned in a earlier post I had run a Ubuntu VM for some months with good effect.
What flavour of Linux did you go with?
Thinking our Mac Pro server might head the same way.
Then I think to my self, if we're going Linux why spend the money on Apple hardware, let's just buy a PC based server.
Looks like Apple better be correct that iPad/iOS is their way forward, because many if their 'Pro' users may not be about for too long, especially with half tested OS upon release, lack lustre support, need we we say more?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 5:38 AM (in response to Inquisitor-LSL)
I assume you meant doesn't care? Lol...
We went with Ubuntu... And your absolutely right, there is no need for mac hardware. I will never purchase another enterprise product from Apple. But we are stuck with this Mac Pro server for now and running Linux server on it has worked a treat. I know most mac users like me don't like to get too technical... But it was honestly really easy to set up.
Honestly everyone you are wasting your time with OsX... And that hurts to say! We even tested windows server which worked better! Imagine that... Having to install windows on a mac to get its network connections to work...
Those oh so smug mac and pc ads look rather ridiculous now!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 12:28 PM (in response to mart30lon)
Another example of why as a pro user you should jump ship.... Not that this ongoing LACP issue isn't enough!
Mac Pros are not available here in Europe from next monday (Feb 18th), iMacs are still showing 6 week shipping times... ***!
We have two big projects starting and need new workstations now.... What do you do? Answers on a postcard please...
The Apple really has fallen far from the tree...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 2:58 AM (in response to mart30lon)
Mac Pro's currently still for sale at Apple UK Store (this morning), but agree there is an upcoming date when there'll be withdrawn from sale (due to EN ISO specification compliance issue), doesn't affect other regions outside of Europe/UK, i.e. USA.
Also you'll find quite a few Apple enterprise resellers will have them in stock. Search the net.
Failing all of that, if a reburbished Mac Pro is good for you, search out ScrumpyMacs http://www.scrumpymacs.co.uk, pretty reasonable priced outfit, apparently give good support etc etc, but i've never had anything from them personally.
Let's hope a New Mac Pro is released, oh an OS that works..............
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2013 3:42 PM (in response to Inquisitor-LSL)
8509 views of this thread, clearly with are all the 'forgotton ones'
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2013 11:57 PM (in response to Inquisitor-LSL)
What odds that this goes 12months unsolved? Can anyone remember another issue taking this long to fix?
How far the Apple has fallen...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2013 12:06 AM (in response to mart30lon)
We are currently being forced onto windows workstations as pro users... We have a big project starting and with Mac Pros now unavailable here in the UK we had no option. iMacs still have 6 week waiting list... Don't really want the old tech in mac pros anyway! This is the one time Apple could break their stupid no comment policy and give us exact details of what the pro line plans are!
I for one can't trust Apple any longer... You can't relay on them if your trying to run a business!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2013 12:13 AM (in response to mart30lon)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2013 12:49 AM (in response to Kevin Neal)
Did I not say we didn't want the old tech in mac pros? It's the implication of not knowing what Apples plans are...
The IMacs available are not the 27' i7 versions we need for pro use...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2013 12:52 AM (in response to mart30lon)
The 27' machines are still having production issues! Massive fail from Tim Cooke... Especially considering the supply chain is meant to be his forte!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 12:02 AM (in response to Inquisitor-LSL)
I finally got Link Aggregate working with Mountain Lion 10.8.2. Previously I was seeing "invalid" in Advanced menu.
The way I got it working was enabling LACP for the aggregate port group in my switch (Cisco SG200-26). Without enabling LACP, the bonded interface on OSX wouldn't connect.
Now, does anyone know how to get static LAG working on OSX with balance-rr mode 0?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 12:21 AM (in response to Kaned0)
Great to hear you've got Link Aggregation to work, I guess if you've read this thread the Issue is, when you restart your MAC the Link Aggregation will be lost, that's the Issue.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 12:39 AM (in response to Inquisitor-LSL)
Just rebooted twice. My aggregated link automatically connected each time. I guess I'm just lucky then?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 12:56 AM (in response to Kaned0)
You certainly do seem to have been 'Blessed', unlike most of us.
For clarity can you confirm that after a reboot you can actually TX/RX data from your MAC on local network and to internet etc (might be worth using terminal and 'nettop' command to see what packets you're actually TX/RX), and when you say 'the aggregated link automatically connected' are you referring to status at your switch or on your MAC.
I assume you're MAC is a Mac Pro 2010 and you're running OS X 10.8.2?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 1:09 AM (in response to Inquisitor-LSL)
After each reboot, I was able to visit websites and replying to this message right now without any configuration of network. My 2x1GigE aggregated link is still intact.
I'm not using a Mac Pro. I'm using custom built system with GA-77X-UD5H board visible to System Information as iMac12,2.
I'm bonding the onboard Intel+Atheros GigE ports as my aggregated link. Yes, I'm on 10.8.2