Requirements

This section lists requirements for the following components and functions of the Casper Suite:

  • Jamf Software Server (JSS)

  • Package building

  • Inventory

  • Imaging

  • Remote management

  • Self Service

  • Managing mobile devices

  • Casper Focus

  • Self Service Mobile

  • JDS Installers

Jamf Software Server

You can host the JSS on any server that meets the following requirements:

  • Java 1.7 or Java 1.8 (Java 1.8 is recommended)

  • MySQL 5.6.x or 5.7.x (MySQL 5.7.x is recommended)

  • Apache Tomcat 7 or 8.0.x (Tomcat 8.0.x is recommended)

Tested operating systems include:

  • macOS 10.10

  • macOS 10.11

  • macOS 10.12

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.8 and 7.3

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server 2016

Although you can install the JSS on any server that meets the minimum requirements, the JSS Installers for Mac, Linux, and Windows have additional requirements. For more information, see the JSS installation and configuration guide for your platform:

Jamf Software Server Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac
Jamf Software Server Installation and Configuration Guide for Linux

Jamf Software Server Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows

Tested browsers for the JSS are as follows:

  • Safari

  • Mozilla Firefox

  • Google Chrome

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later

Package Building

Composer can run on the following operating systems:

  • macOS 10.7.x (Composer v9.81 or earlier)

  • macOS 10.8.x

  • macOS 10.9.x

  • macOS 10.10.x

  • macOS 10.11.x

  • macOS 10.12.x

Composer v9.81 or earlier is available from Jamf Nation.

Inventory

Recon can run locally on the following operating systems:

  • macOS 10.7.x (Recon v9.93 or earlier)

  • macOS 10.8.x

  • macOS 10.9.x

  • macOS 10.10.x

  • macOS 10.11.x

  • macOS 10.12.x

  • Windows 2000

  • Windows XP

  • Windows Server 2003

  • Windows Vista

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Windows 7

Recon v9.93 or earlier is available from Jamf Nation.

Recon can enroll computers with the following operating systems:

  • macOS 10.7.x

  • macOS 10.8.x

  • macOS 10.9.x

  • macOS 10.10.x

  • macOS 10.11.x

  • macOS 10.12.x

Imaging

Casper Imaging can image computers with the following operating systems, provided they do not have PowerPC processors:

  • macOS 10.7.x (Casper Imaging v9.93 or earlier)

  • macOS 10.8.x

  • macOS 10.9.x

  • macOS 10.10.x

  • macOS 10.11.x

  • macOS 10.12.x

Casper Imaging v9.93 or earlier is available from Jamf Nation.

Remote Management

Policies can be used to manage computers with the following operating systems:

  • macOS 10.7.x

  • macOS 10.8.x

  • macOS 10.9.x

  • macOS 10.10.x

  • macOS 10.11.x

  • macOS 10.12.x

Casper Remote can be used to manage computers with the following operating systems, provided they do not have PowerPC processors:

  • macOS 10.7.x (Casper Remote v9.93 or earlier)

  • macOS 10.8.x

  • macOS 10.9.x

  • macOS 10.10.x

  • macOS 10.11.x

  • macOS 10.12.x

Casper Remote v9.93 or earlier is available from Jamf Nation.

Self Service

Self Service can run on the following operating systems:

  • macOS 10.7.x

  • macOS 10.8.x

  • macOS 10.9.x

  • macOS 10.10.x

  • macOS 10.11.x

  • macOS 10.12.x

Managing Mobile Devices

The Casper Suite can be used to enroll and manage institutionally owned iOS and tvOS devices, and personally owned iOS and Android devices.

You can enroll and manage institutionally owned mobile devices that meet the following requirements:

  • iPads, iPhones, or iPod touches with iOS 4 or later

  • Apple TV devices with Apple TV software based on iOS 7 or later, or devices with tvOS 10.2 or later

For information on the management capabilities available for institutionally owned mobile devices, see Management Capabilities for Institutionally Owned Devices.

You can enroll and manage personally owned mobile devices that meet the following requirements:

  • iPads, iPhones, or iPod touches with iOS 4 or later (iOS 7 or later is recommended)

  • Smart phones or tablets with Android 4.0.3 or later

For information on the management capabilities available for personally owned mobile devices, see Management Capabilities for Personally Owned Devices.

Casper Focus

Casper Focus can run on teacher mobile devices with iOS 7 or later.

Student mobile devices that are assigned to classes in Casper Focus must have iOS 7 or later and must be managed by the Casper Suite v8.7 or later.

For information on feature-specific Casper Focus requirements for student mobile devices, see Casper Focus.

Self Service Mobile

Self Service Mobile for iOS can run on mobile devices with iOS 7 or later that are managed by the Casper Suite v9.4 or later.

Self Service Mobile for Android can run on mobile devices with Android 4.0.3 or later. In addition, a JSS v9.4 or later must be installed in your environment.

JDS Installer for Mac

The JDS Installer for Mac requires a computer with:

  • An Intel processor

  • 2 GB of RAM

  • 100 GB of disk space available

  • macOS 10.7 or later with macOS Server 1.4.3 or later installed

JDS Installer for Linux

The JDS Installer for Linux requires a computer with:

  • An Intel processor

  • 2 GB of RAM

  • 100 GB of disk space available

  • One of the following operating systems:

    • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server

    • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, or 7.0

To install a JDS instance on a Linux operating system that is running on a virtual machine, you need a virtualization platform that provides SMBIOS information.

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