Today I have released my seemingly annual pre-JNUC post-new macOS updates to both AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI, these are likely to be the last major updates to the apps & quite possibly the last updates to the apps ever.
Below is why I have updated the apps, & why this is likely to be their last update.
Another year, another macOS release & another update to AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI.
Details of the updates can be found below, as well as the sadness.
Earlier today, I released AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI 1.3.4. Both of these are now Sierra compatible as well as signed.
For more information about the changes to these apps, see below.
A issue was opened recently for AutoCasperNBI, where 10.11.2 NBI’s generated for not accessible over ARD or VNC.
Some digging revealed this this only affected NBI’s with the “Reduce Image Size” option selected.
NBI’s for 10.7.x – 10.11.1 work fine over ARD or VNC with that option selected, so some investigation was needed. Below is the investigative work, but you can also skip straight to the resolution.
So it’s been a busy few months, whilst I’ve generally been falling apart I’ve also been busy with various projects I own or am involved in & a side project to those has had a massive update.
As such, I felt it was a good time to quickly post an update on the goings on. Details below.
Update 25/10/15: The post has been updated with my findings & explains the additions in AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI where applicable.
On Wednesday Apple unleashed the 11th iteration of OS X, El Capitan.
This release has had a number of under the hood changes that have affected AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI, some like csrutil have been detailed here. The two main issues can be found in greater detail below.
Now, don’t fret, these changes are not insurmountable. They just mean that neither AutoCasperNBI nor AutoImagrNBI will have 10.11 releases available for a few weeks.
This should be fine as there’s no urgency for 10.11 NBIs as, at the time of writing, all current Macs can boot to 10.10.
Imagr may be the new kid on the Mac imaging block, but for those of us using the Casper Suite it can offer an alternative imaging method with little extra effort.
The post expands upon the above, explaining the niche use cases for Imagr for those of us using the Casper Suite
AutoCasperNBI has been updated to 1.2.0 & this is a MASSIVE release with 39+ issues resolved or enhancements added!
Many thanks to those whom tested, logged issues & enhancements.
There are a number of massive changes, so the Help Guide has been updated too.
The issues are listed below & the latest version of AutoCasperNBI can be found here.
Photo courtesy of Richard Purves
On the last day of JNUC2014, I gave my first public talk. The session was dedicated to AutoCasperNBI and the Casper NetInstall Creator.
You can find a video of the talk here, with the other sessions videos from JNUC2014 being available here.
Many thanks to those whom attended, I think the session went well. Lots of humour (some unintended), & some great collaboration. Especially in the Q&A.
Also, a special mention to those whom beta-tested AutoCasperNBI & my JAMF buddies Dan & Nick (mostly for putting up with me).
Below are some links to the content that was covered, as well as some links from the Q&A.
If you hang around on JAMFNation, you may have seen the “AutoCasperNBI – open beta” thread.
Well today, (whilst presenting at JNUC2014) I’m happy to announce the full release of AutoCasperNBI.
To all those whom helped throughout the beta, be it via JAMFNation, Twitter, ##osx-server IRC or your own blogs & posts: THANK YOU!
I hope you find the app of some use, & that we can develop it further.
For more information, go to: AutoCasperNBI