Prefered Jamf Server


My current JAMF Server is starting to show its age, it is a 2011 Mac Mini Server. So as I start looking at a new server I figured I would as the nation what server platform you prefer and why. I manage around 300 devices.

Thanks for your input.


Contributor II

We use Mac Mini's and they work fine. We only have around 400 machines here. We do have JAMF also running on a windows server as well as a backup - but overall Mac is better.

Having installed JAMF on Mac, Windows, and Linux - I can say Mac is by far the easiest. It seems like the installers work so much better on a Mac then the other two. Settings up MySql also seems easier and overall, it's a great experience on a Mac.

New Contributor II

Our server is a VM, running on a GUI-free version of Debian Linux. Works great for us, though we may have to shift to a dedicated server eventually as things balloon

Valued Contributor II

we use a mini for the DMZ and a few we deployed for remote distribution/netboot. The main JSS is on a MacPro (canister style) for the JSS and a MacPro (canister style) for MySQL. The rest of the distribution points/netboots are also MacPro's (older Silver towers). Hosting about 1200 machines.

Valued Contributor

Mac Mini (2012) i7 Quad as the main JSS with 5 Mac Mini (2014) i5 Duals as DP's. Add in a Caching box and DeployStudio for imaging on Mini's. Everything is SSD and max ram, and dual NIC'd.

5K Macs/1k iOS
We've had no issues.