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OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies by John Rizzo

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Chapter 2

Choosing Server Hardware

In This Chapter

arrow Dissecting hardware requirements

arrow Choosing the right RAM and hard drives

arrow Selecting the right Mac for your server

arrow Upgrading the Mac mini for use a server

arrow Reviewing other network hardware

You’ve chosen the software — Mountain Lion Server. Now you need to pick a Mac to run it on. You can spend anywhere from under $1,000 to over $10,000 (with storage options), and no one Mac model is best for running Mountain Lion Server. It runs on everything from a Mac mini to the Mac Pro, with varying amounts of memory and hard drive space. Which one is for you?

This chapter takes you through criteria for choosing a Mac and a configuration that best meets your needs as a server. By matching your anticipated uses to the available hardware, you can avoid getting an underpowered Mac server or spending too much for more than you need. If you already have a Mac in mind for use as a server, this chapter helps you decide whether it will work for what you want ...

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