Virtualization and OS X Testing – building your test environment using virtual Macs

Speaker: Rich Trouton

Level: Intermediate, Lecture

Excerpt: This session will cover how to rapidly build OS X virtual machines to desired specifications, along with showing how you can leverage these virtual machines to test the software and configurations that you’re planning to deploy.

Description: When new software appears, Mac admins need test Macs that match their standard configuration in order to verify that the new software doesn’t adversely affect anything in their environment. Virtualization allows you to rapidly build test machines to meet those needs, while helping to reducing the need for physical test boxes.

This session will cover how to leverage VMware Fusion, NetBoot and other tools to rapidly build OS X virtual machines to desired specifications, along with showing how you can leverage these virtual machines to test the software and configurations that you’re planning to deploy.


About the speaker

Rich Trouton

Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over eighteen years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research and advertising. His current position is providing support for Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.

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