Join Sean Colins for an in-depth discussion in this video Static IP addressing, part of macOS Server Essential Training.
- In this movie I'm going to talk to you about setting up the IP address for your server. But before we get started I wanted to let you know what you need to do to get to here. First thing you need to do is install the latest version of OS X. We're on El Capitan, as I mentioned in my earlier movies about things you needed to know. El Capitan does offer some cool features on OS X Server, which is now at Version 5.0.15, but may be a later version by the time you watch this course, that are not available if you're running it in Yosemite.
So we recommend that you run on the latest version of El Capitan, and of course that you download, purchase and install OS X Server. When you do, this button will change from Purchase to Open, and you'll be able to open up the software as such, but you're not going to do that yet. I'm going to click Quit Server and I'm going to get out of the App Store here, and what I want to do right now with you is I want to go to the Apple and pull down the System Preferences. And we're going to click here on Networks.
Now, when you're in your network area you're going to want to make sure that all of the network interfaces you have on your computer that will not be used are in this inactive state. And the way that you get there is you click on the Gear down here, and you come down here to Make Service Active or Inactive, it's a toggle so whatever it is currently it'll be the opposite in this list, until you've got only one active interface. The one that's plugged in and the one that you want to assign an IP address.
Now, you can see right here that I am receiving from DHCP, an IP address that's in the range that I would expect, our DHCP server is sitting on an AirPort Extreme Base Station as I explained in a previous video, and we'll be talking about DHCP as we go forward here, but we need our server to be on a manual address. So we're going to switch from using DHCP to Manually, and we're going to enter the IP address that we have specified for our server. Now, I'm using a 10.0.0 network range here with a 255.555.555.0 Subnet Mask, and a router address.
That is the router, which is my AirPort Extreme Base Station as I explained earlier. You can see in gray down here, light gray, we've got the DNS server, which the AirPort Extreme Base Station is saying should be itself. So we're going to click on Advanced, come over here to DNS, and we're going to select this and hit Plus. And instead of the 10.0.0.1 I'm going to select 10.0.0.2, which is my own IP address. And that's good, except that if I hit Apply right now, as soon as I do that, at least right now, if I try to go to the Internet for any purpose, the App Store to download apps or Safari to download information, or if I'm in need of some help documentation, I'm not going to be able to do any of that because what I've just done is I've told it to look for DNS resolution on a computer that doesn't have a DNS server.
My own won't have a DNS server here until later whenever I configure it, so be aware that that's what we're doing. The other thing I'd like you to do is come back to Advanced. Go over to DNS and make sure that your entry actually took. I have seen, in some cases, the server just blank that out whenever you get to the next screen. So once you've hit Apply, be sure that the DNS server does stick and that these are self-referencing and what you would expect and need. In our next video, we're going to show you how to name your server appropriately using Command Line Tools.
Sean Colins, Apple Certified Trainer and owner of CoreQuick, an Apple Professional Services for Education provider, explains how to set up OS X Server's most requested services. He starts with the fundamentals of server administration—that apply to any kind of server—and then looks deeply into server setup, network configuration, file sharing, and caching. Sean also shows how Apple provides a fully functional reference system on which to learn mobile device management with Profile Manager, giving you the power to manage Apple devices by centrally controlling their settings and deploying apps with device-based MDM enrollment. Since collaboration and communication are key features of OS X Server, Sean covers setting up your own email server, collaboration wikis, and even website hosting for Dreamweaver and HTML5 designers. The course concludes with a chapter on OS X Server security and backup procedures to ensure all your hard work is safely secured.
- Planning your OS X Server deployment
- Setting up IP addressing, DNS, and firewalls
- Setting up file sharing
- Making OS X Server a Time Machine destination for client Macs
- Caching iCloud user data to speed up iCloud for people on your network
- Administering mail on OS X Server
- Using Profile Manager as a reference platform for day one compatibility with new iOS and Mac OS features
- Setting up and using collaboration services to enrich your users' communication, creativity, and organization
- Locking down and backing up OS X Server