Adding an internal software update server to the JAMF Software Server (JSS) is the first step to running Software Update from an internal software update server using a policy or Casper Remote.
Using an internal software update server allows you to reduce the amount of bandwidth used when distributing software updates from Apple. Instead of each computer downloading updates from Apple’s Software Update server, updates are only downloaded from Apple once per server.
Using an internal software update server also allows you to control and approve updates before you make them available.
Adding a Software Update Server
Log in to the JSS with a web browser.
In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings .
Click Computer Management.
On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.
In the “Computer Management–Server Infrastructure” section, click Software Update Servers .
Click New .
Configure the settings on the pane.
For related information, see the following sections in this guide:
Running Software Update
Find out how to run Software Update using a policy or Casper Remote.
For related information, see the following document:
NetBoot/SUS Server User Guide
Find out how to host an internal software update server on Linux.