Like many people tasked with managing OS X/macOS machines, I use VMware Fusion to do a lot of testing. Fusion enables me to test in various versions of OS X, and to easily make changes and revert to a prior state. It’s a great tool.
For some of the testing I do, it’s important to be able to quickly and easily build a VM that is configured just like the “real” machines I manage. There are a few way to do that. Since we build our machines by booting into a NetBoot image and using Graham Gilbert’s excellent Imagr (https://github.com/grahamgilbert/imagr) to restore an image, it’s great that we can also boot Fusion VMs from a NetBoot image.
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If you are attending my “Introduction to Packaging” session at PSU Mac Admins 2016 on Wed, June 29th, you can enhance your experience by having these items available in order to participate. Save yourself some time and frustration by downloading these items in advance — the conference wifi might not cooperate!
Sample packages/packaging materials:
ne — “the nice editor”
ASIX USB3 to Gigabit Ethernet Driver
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Firefox disk image