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Lion and Mavericks

I made a snap decision to upgrade a workstaion to 10.9 completely forgetting that XSAN would be unhappy as our MDC is on 10.7.  

Has anyone done either of the following?

Install an older version of the XSAN client on 10.9?  or

Forced an upgrade to 10.9 on an Xserve that isn't supported?

Any other creativesolutions for getting around this predicament would be great.  (I could roll the workstation back to 10.7 but I'm saving that as the worst case scenario)

Thanks.

V

aaron's picture

Mac Pro Unboxing Video from 9to5mac.com

xsanguy's picture

Mavericks OD Replica problems on upgrade

Upgrading ML Xsan MDCs to Mavericks - same issue on every system we build in the lab and several clients - OpenDirectory Replica does not survive. Attempts to re-create the OD replica fail with this message:

2013-12-23 07:58:15 +0000 NSMutableDictionary *_getRootDSE(const char *): rootDSE not found
2013-12-23 07:58:15 +0000 Error: Unable to determine the master's software version.

And yes I've tried the SSH fixes. They don't seem to do anything.

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Mac Pro 2013 Processor Upgrade Confirmed by OWC

Confirmation came from OWC today, you can indeed swap processors with the new Mac Pro. This is huge once these prices start falling down the road. They used an Intel E5–2667, this is interesting as upgrade options will be very interesting when these chips prices drop in a few years.

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Xsan: Compatibility of SAN clients with Xsan and StorNext controllers (Apple KB)

Learn which versions of StorNext can be used in the same SAN with Xsan controllers, and which versions of Xsan can be used in the same SAN with StorNext controllers.

Read more: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1517

abstractrude's picture

ProRes White Paper Updated

Apple has updated their ProRes white paper with information on bandwidth for 4K and 5K video streams. You find the whitepaper here.

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Mac Pro 2013 Article Roundup

The new Mac Pro has already seen a ton of reviews and information. Here is a collection of a few great links.

Probably the best technical review from AnandTech. For a less geeky review, there is a good general review from Macworld, which helps explain why the 8 core chip is probably the best bet for most users. If you want to dive deeper into the different CPU configuration options and what they mean, check out this post from iOS Dev Marco Arment. Understanding the Turbo feature on these new chips is really important. There have been some reviews critical of the new machine, Dave Girard at Arstechnica has some interesting points.

Finally, for those of you interested in future upgrade/exapandibility of the Mac Pro. Check out this great teardown from iFixIt.

aaron's picture

Migrate Metadata From Xsan to StorNext

Charles Edge writes about the snmetadump command on his blog Krypted:

http://krypted.com/mac-security/migrate-metadata-from-xsan-to-stornext/

aaron's picture

Using the Mac Pro (Late 2013) on its side

From Apple KB http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6099

Although the Mac Pro (Late 2013) is designed to operate in an upright position, you can also use it on its side.

The Mac Pro (2013) has a fan system capable of cooling the computer in a vertical or horizontal orientation as long as you follow these guidelines.

  • Provide enough space at each end of the computer for unrestricted airflow into the base and out the exhaust at the top. Make sure that the air intake and exhaust ports are not covered.
  • When using multiple Mac Pro (Late 2013) computers, do not direct the exhaust at the top of one Mac Pro towards the intake of another system. Place the computers side by side with a gap of at least several inches between them.
  • When on its side, secure the Mac Pro (Late 2013) to be sure that it doesn't roll. Place the computer on a protective surface that will not scratch or damage the enclosure. Note: The Apple Limited Warranty does not cover cosmetic damage to the enclosure.
  • Orient the computer so that the Input/Output (I/O) panel remains accessible during use.
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Using the Mac Pro (Late 2013) on its side (Apple KB)

Although the Mac Pro (Late 2013) is designed to operate in an upright position, you can also use it on its side.

Read more: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6099

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