Software Update Servers

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

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/10126533/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click Computer Management.
    On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.

  4. In the “Computer Management–Server Infrastructure” section, click Software Update Servers images/download/thumbnails/10126533/Software_Update_Servers.png .

  5. Click New images/download/thumbnails/10126533/New_icon.png .

  6. Configure the settings on the pane.

  7. Click Save.

Cloning, Editing, or Deleting a Software Update Server

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/10126533/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click Computer Management.
    On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.

  4. In the “Computer Management–Server Infrastructure” section, click Software Update Servers images/download/thumbnails/10126533/Software_Update_Servers.png .

  5. Click the software update server you want to clone, edit, or delete.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To clone the software update server, click Clone and make changes as needed. Then click Save.

    • To edit the software update server, click Edit and make changes as needed. Then click Save.

    • To delete the software update server, click Delete and then click Delete again to confirm.

Related Information

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.

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