In Part1 I was talking (euhh typing) about the Citrix Receiver and the Self Service Plugin. Today it’s time for the Merchandising server (I will type MS from now on). The MS is an virtual appliance which helps you deploy/update/configure/maintain the Citrix Receiver and plug-ins for Windows and OSX systems. As you can see in Part1 I want to place the MS in my LAN behind the CAG. But unfortunately this is not possible (well maybe it is but I can’t get it to work ) So there are some things you need before you can setup the MS.
A couple of days ago, the PepperCrew had his monthly meeting. There was a little discussion about the new vSphere 5 release from VMWare. In the release notes there is mentioned that it will support OSX installations. I’m not convinced that that would work. There is a big community in the world who wants to install OSX in a sandboxed environment or even native on not Apple hardware. (Hackintosh or OSx86 etc etc). So, lets try some different scenario’s.
Apple supports only virtualized OSX Server installations on Apple hardware. Normal OSX installations aren’t supported or possible.
First Test: Install OSX Snow Leopard (10.6) in VMWare Fusion (On an iMac)
Second Test: Install OSX Snow Leopard Server (10.6) in VMWare Fusion (On an iMac)
This is not allowed. The installer stops with the following error: