Apple Software Update + Content Caching Servers = Best SUS Solution?

chris_denoia
New Contributor II

Hi everyone,

I'm hoping someone can elucidate on the subject of Apple Software Update 10.13 Caching Servers JSS.

I have a number of 10.13.2 Mac Mini's enabled with Content Caching. If I point my clients to Apple's Software Update Service via a JPS Computer Policy, will my Caching Servers mitigate the WAN consumption by properly caching all requested updates?

Topology:
JPS 10.0.0
Mac Mini's 10.13.2, Content Caching Enabled

Thanks!

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almonte32
New Contributor III

You should enable Software Update service on your Server.app and point all your clients to it instead of Apple's server via terminal command:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL “http://your.server.com:8088/index.sucatalog”

Regarding caching, yes, just make sure your Server.app has the proper settings.

chris_denoia
New Contributor II

Hi almonte,

Server v 5.4 no longer offers SUS. I'm told that Caching Server is the expected replacement, but from review it's not a direct comparable technology, and thus can not officially replace a SUS Server / Client relationship.

pranesh_deo
New Contributor

https://github.com/wdas/reposado - Is much better.

ThijsX
Valued Contributor

@chris.denoia

In Server v5.4 they still offer SUS, it is only hidden.

  • Go to Server.app
  • Go to View
  • And voila, there you see Software update
  • Once you click it it will appear in the regular menu.

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Cheers,
Thijs - bol.com