Virtualization and OS X Testing - Building Your Test Environment Using Virtual Macs

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time: 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Rich Trouton
Lead Help Desk Technician
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Session 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.

At the end of this session, you will walk away with the following Key Take-aways:
* Techniques for automating the building of OS X virtual machines
* How NetBooting works with VMware virtual machines
* Examples of what can and cannot be tested in an OS X virtual machine


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