The Imaging Suite's modular approach to imaging makes building multiple images easy by building configurations from a library of custom packages. Utilizing the same set of operating system and application packages to create multiple configurations ensures that each configuration is made up of identical components. Most imaging utilities are based on a monolithic approach in which administrators build one base image that includes every element for every machine. The base image is then copied and adjusted to accommodate each configuration required by the network. This approach results in many large, monolithic images that require both storage and maintenance. The Imaging Suite's package-based approach to imaging reduces storage requirements, tracks changes, ensures consistency across the organization, and eliminates post-imaging activities.
What is new in this release:
- Support for OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8). The Imaging Suite includes support for OS X v10.8.
- Compatibility with Gatekeeper. All client applications in the Imaging Suite are signed for compatibility with Gatekeeper. A signed JSS Installer for Mac (JSS Installer.pkg) is available from JAMF Software Support upon request.