Discover Parallels Server for Mac 4.0

Reduce your need for different hardware platforms and consolidate your efforts on Apple hardware saving space, power and administration time. Improve your ability to manage your IT environment from anywhere at any time via the internet and provide self-service capabilities to your technical users. Easily add new services for your organization without the need to increase the budget for additional hardware purchases.

Scale.

Take full advantage of your servers to run applications at top speed.

Parallels hypervisor technology opens the door to up to 12 virtual CPUs, 64GB virtual RAM, 16 virtual NICs and 2TB virtual hard drives for each of your virtual machines.

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Upgrade! Improved primary & guest OS support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server allowing you to take advantage of Apple’s newest operating system

Upgrade! Improved stability & increased performance of the virtualization engine to help you speed through applications

New! Windows 7 & Windows 2008 R2 support for guest operating systems allowing you to consolidate multiple platforms on your Xserve

The ONLY server virtualization solution optimized for Apple server hardware

Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 enables virtualization on the Mac platform while supplying performance, flexibility and management extensibility.

Virtual machine provisioning up to 12 virtual CPUs and 64GB of RAM optimized to take advantage of hardware based Intel Extended Page Tables (EPT) and Intel FlexPriority capabilities.

  • Support for up to 16 virtual network adapters per virtual machine
  • Support for virtual networks (VLAN)
  • Up to 62GB RAM per Virtual Machine
  • Virtual guest disk size up to 2TB
  • Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support in virtual machines
  • Support for 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
  • Up to 8 USB 2.0 and 8 USB 1.1 devices are supported per virtual machine
  • Shared folders for Linux and Mac OS guest OSs
  • Integrated Parallels Updater for automatic updates

Install and use on bare Apple hardware

Parallels Server 4.0 for Mac Bare Metal Edition is the first Parallels solution that can be installed and used on bare Apple hardware. Simple to install and simple to administer, Parallels Server 4.0 for Mac Bare Metal Edition is a cost-effective, fully supported server virtualization solution that is certified to run on bare Apple Xserve.

Seamless Simplicity

Simplicity.

Easily create virtual machines in minutes.

Creating & configuring virtual machines should be fast and easy. With Parallels Server 4.0 for Mac, the administrator can provision a new virtual machine nearly instantly and then quickly apply virtual machine templates to provide a fully configured — ready to go — server with just a few clicks.

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Upgrade! Easily move virtual machines between Parallels Desktop for Mac 5, Parallels Desktop 4 for Windows & Linux, Parallels Server Bare Metal and Parallels Server for Mac giving you the freedom to choose your host platform for your virtual environments.

New! Smart Install technology insures you are using the latest software from Parallels

New! Migration & conversion of physical Windows & Linux servers (or 3rd party virtual machines) into a Parallels virtual machine to simplify consolidation saving you on power and space.

New! Guest console mode VM enter enables administrators to quickly enter guest console mode from the host operating system.

New! Express Installation Windows express installation for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 enabling virtual machines to be created in unattended mode. Linux express installation for RedHat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu and Fedora enabling virtual machines to be created in unattended mode.

New! Windows SID configuration capability allows administrators to determine if the Windows SID is to be changed upon virtual machine creation via a standard template or a clone of an existing environment helping to ensure security compliance.

Upgrade! Enhanced Command Line Interface & API
For large installations or environments with automation requirements, Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 includes an extensive and well-documented Command Line Interface (CLI). Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 also comes complete with a fully documented XML RPC API (Application Programming Interface) to allow even further automation.

Savings.

Consolidate servers with built in migration capabilities.

Parallels Server 4.0 for Mac includes a migration utility that enables administrators to capture an existing physical server into a virtual machine. This allows administrators to move entire environments, applications & their settings from a physical to a virtual server with minimal effort.

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Upgrade! Virtual networking enables virtual machines to utilize different local or VLAN networks.

Upgrade! Enhanced Parallels Management Console Integrated console for cross-platform, multi-administrator access to multiple servers and virtual machines.

New! Migration & conversion of physical Windows & Linux servers (or 3rd party virtual machines) into a Parallels virtual machine to simplify consolidation saving you on power and space.

New! Apple Xsan support for additional storage options.

New! Parallels Virtual Automation 4.6 support enables a comprehensive web based management and automation solution for your entire Parallels server virtualization environment including user self service, easy provisioning, migration, backups & more. Integration with Parallels Virtual Automation enables administrators to take advantage of centralized web based administration across multiple Parallels virtualization solutions including Parallels Server Bare Metal, Parallels Server for Mac 4 Bare Metal Edition and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for both Windows & Linux.

New! Command line utility to allow you to resize and compact your virtual disks helping you to better manage your resources. Also included: Command line interface (CLI) and scripting language support, including Python.

New! Resource usage accounting including server and virtual machine CPU, memory, disk & network utilization enabling you to account for your resources.

New! Full & incremental backup technology directly integrated into the solution enabling you to simplify your disaster recovery program. Integrated snapshots, incremental and full backups of virtual machines streamlines the ability to protect the virtual environments without the need for 3rd party software.

New! Easily change virtual machine networking settings directly from the host server simplifying administration of the environments.

New! Streamlined administration of virtual machines by allowing the administrator to issue commands from the host computer.

New! Easy password management for virtual machines directly from the host operating system allowing administrators to recover lost passwords or reset as needed.

Extensive virtual machine device driver support

Open API to extend management and integrate with custom provisioning applications or 3rd party tools.

SDK for integration and development of third-party solutions

Management Tools for IT Administrators
Parallels Virtual Automation Web Browser-based Interface Parallels Virtual Automation is a web-based application for administrators to perform anytime, anywhere management of their virtualized IT infrastructures. Parallels Virtual Automation empowers administrators to manage OS containers & Virtual Machines across Parallels Server 4.0, Parallels Server Bare Metal Edition, Parallels Server Bare Metal and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers servers.
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Parallels Management Console client-based interface
Parallels Management Console is the integrated management tool that is suitable for the management of small deployments of up to 5 Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 servers and corresponding virtual machines.
Learn more about Parallels Management Console

Command Line Interface & API
For large installations or environments with automation requirements, Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 includes an extensive and well-documented Command Line Interface (CLI). Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 also comes complete with a fully documented XML RPC API (Application Programming Interface) to allow even further automation.

Self-service Management Tools for End Users
Parallels Power Panel (PPP) Web Browser-based Interface
Parallels Power Panel enables end-users and container owners such as department leaders to have limited and direct access to containers and virtual machines. Assigned users can access a container or a virtual machine and perform different administrative functions such as basic management and backup/recovery without affecting other containers on the server or requiring administrative support from the IT department.
Learn more about Parallels Power Panel

Did you know that every individual server you keep running can cost $500 or more per year just in electricity costs? Add the cost of system administration and the need to have spare parts on hand. How much do the hassles of running around buildings to make backups and fix problems cost you? Quickly your annual cost per server can total in the thousands. Take advantage of virtualization today and consolidate single purpose servers onto an Apple Xserve and quickly reap the return on your investment and simplify your life!
 
 
 
 
 
Desktop Virtualization
- Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac
- Parallels Transporter
- Parallels Desktop Switch to Mac Edition
- Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition
- Parallels Management-Mac for Microsoft SCCM
Server Virtualization
- Parallels Cloud Server
- Parallels Containers for Windows 6.0 Beta
- Parallels Virtuozzo Containers
Automation
- Parallels Automation
- Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure
- Parallels Business Automation Standard
- Parallels Virtual Automation
- Parallels Plesk Panel Suite
- Web Presence Builder
- Parallels Plesk Automation
- Parallels Small Business Panel
- Value-added Services for Hosters
- Parallels Partner Storefront
Services & Resources
- Cloud Acceleration Services
- Professional Services
- Support Services
- Training & Certification