course name: Deployment of OS X with DeployStudio and Munki
code: LDEP
description: This three-day workshop focuses on solutions for deploying Mac's, keeping them up to date using DeployStudio, Munki and a selection of the most popular free deployment tools available on the web.

This workshop is a combination of lectures and hands-on cases.
Students get hands-on experience in using tools such as PackageMaker, AutoDMG, DeployStudio Server, Munki and related tools and discuss the pros and cons of each for different deployment situations.
prerequisites: Experience with OS X and OS X Server in a network environment
Experience using the command-line interface with OS X
target audience: This class is for OS X System Administrators who need to know how to streamline the process of installing and configuring a large number of computers running OS X.

Compared to the 1-day training Mac Management this course focuses more on getting things done in a workshop way, using free tools, including scripts and command line tools, but does not prepare for certification.
subjects: Deployment lifecycle
Planning, deployment, postimaging tasks, updates, monitoring.

Installation and packages
Creating packages to deploy files, applications and scripts, installation using the Installer GUI and cli version, automating installations, third-party installation tools, package signing and troubleshooting installations. Tools used are PackageMaker, Packages, Pacifist, and CreateOSXInstallpkg.

System deployment techniques
Creating a cloned system image, creating a modular system image using AutoDMG, deploying system images, command line tools: hdiutil, asr, third-party system image creation tools, and deploying Boot Camp.

Creating NetInstall images with System Image Utility, configuring the NetInstall service.

DeployStudio Server
Setup a DeployStudio Server, DeployStudio Workflows and DeployStudio automation.

Client configuration techniques
Preparing and customizing the model Mac before imaging, command line commands to configure a client, using launchd for post-install configuration, running post-install scripts . All these techniques are used in Advanced DeployStudio workflows, but can be used in other tools like Munki too.

System maintenances
Creating your scripts for periodic maintenance, Apple Software Update Server, Caching Server.

Munki for managing Software installations
Setup Munki, understand Munki manifests and catalogs, manage Munki with MunkiAdmin, update Munki with autopkg and get reports with MunkiReport.

Deployment Case Studies
Discuss the best choice of tools for several cases, including tools not used in class.

‘The Deployment training was a great kickstart to use DeployStudio and Munki. A year later we use both tools heavily and have saved so many hours of support staff that we now have time to prepare for new technologies’
Bård Harald Fosse, Dinamo Norge AS

The price for this course includes costs for location, drinks, lunch and course materials.

Please note
We can also organize this training course on other locations / in other countries than where it is planned at the moment.

Please contact our training coordinator at for more information.
length: 3 days
price: € 1575 excluding VAT
language: English/Dutch
5-10-2015 9h30 - 16h30 in Schiedam
6-10-2015 9h30 - 16h30 in Schiedam
7-10-2015 9h30 - 16h30 in Schiedam
language: English
28-10-2015 9h30 - 16h30 in Gothenburg
29-10-2015 9h30 - 16h30 in Gothenburg
30-10-2015 9h30 - 16h30 in Gothenburg