Septemeber 2018 – MacAdmins Meeting

Septemeber 2018 – MacAdmins Meeting

September 19th 2018 – University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting

mac_mgrs_crowdThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month’s meeting will be held on Wed, September 19th 2018, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.

If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please use the Contact Us option.

What’s New  – By Todd McDaniel, Univ of Utah, Marriott Library

This presentation will cover new information pertaining to Apple administration including operating system & application updates, security, hardware support & how-to’s and other notables.

  • Video – To view archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the presentation slides, click here.

Addigy Overview – By Jason Dettbarn , Addigy

Addigy, a provider of cloud-based Apple system management software for Mac and iOS devices.  Addigy has developed extremely innovative tools for the Enterprise to manage Apple devices. Learn how they provide a intuitive and robust way to deliver Apple client management, through in-depth audit & dashboards, turn-key profile management of software & configuration, and the most innovative ways to manage a devices while being unintrusive to the end-user. This presentation will cover a brief review, next generation DEP with Okta and Active Directory integration, top educational and enterprise workflows & remediation processes.

For more information, see the following web site.

Addigy Web Site

  • Video – To view archived presentation video, click here.

VMware ESXi, Mac & macOS – By 
James Reynolds, University of Utah, Biology

This presentation will cover VMware’s ESXi, Mac systems & macOS. It will only cover macOS but he will mention the other OS’es and in particular Linux applicances.  James will talk about why MacAdmins should learn and implement ESXi in their infrastructure, if they already aren’t.  He’ll discuss ESXi, vSphere, other software packages, VMware history and Dell.  Then he’ll talk about hardware support to run ESXi and licensing, how to install and configure ESXI and what to use for datastores.  Finally he’ll talk about back ups and troubleshooting.

About VVMware ESXi
VMware ESXi is a purpose-built bare-metal hypervisor that installs directly onto a physical server. With direct access to and control of underlying resources, ESXi is more efficient than hosted architectures and can effectively partition hardware to increase consolidation ratios for infrastructures. It is an operating system-independent hypervisor based on the VMkernel operating system interfacing with agents that run atop it.

About VVMware vSphere
vSphere is suite of products packaged shipped by VMware virtualization company, which includes products. Like VMware ESXi hypervisor, VMware vCenter Server, etc.

  • Video – To view archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the presentation slides, click here.

Open Discussion

Questions, comments, problems and fixes.


Note, due to scheduling conflicts with our usual meeting location, we will be meeting at the Marriott Library room 1705A located inside the Faculty Center located north of Mom’s Cafe.

For directions to the University of Utah monthly Mac Managers Meetings see the following web page.


Archive & Live Presentation(s)

  • A live broadcast of the presentations will be available from this web page.
  • Archives of the presentations will be available from this web page.
mac managers streams web page


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