Parallels Server for Mac mini

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Reduce IT costs and simplify your infrastructure by consolidating servers on to your Mac mini.  Click below for frequently asked questions, documentation and other helpful tools to get the answers you need.

  1. 1.
    What provisioning does Parallels Server for Mac mini allow?

    Virtual machine provisioning up to 2 virtual CPUs and 4GB of RAM

  2. 2.
    What are the tasks I am able to do with Parallels Server for Mac mini?

    You can consolidate Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server and other Windows Server applications directly on your Apple hardware eliminating the need for multiple servers saving you money, electricity & storage space with Parallels Mac Mini.

  3. 3.
    How is Parallels Server for Mac 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
  4. 4.
    What are the technical specifications for Parallels Server for Mac mini?
    • Up to 2 vCPUs per Virtual Machine
    • Up to 4GB RAM per Virtual Machine
    • Support for 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
    • Configuration capabilities for USB devices via host or virtual machine
    • Shared folders for Windows, Linux and Mac OS guest OSes
    • Integrated Parallels Updater for automatic updates
    • Extensive virtual machine device driver support
    • “One-click” Parallels tools to optimize Windows and Linux virtual machines
  5. 5.
    What are the system requirements?

    Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 Mac mini Edition can be installed on a server that meets the following hardware requirements:

    Platform: Apple Mac mini running OS  X Server.

    • Mac OS X Server v10.5.2 Leopard or later
    • Mac OS X v10.5.2 Leopard or later
    • Mac OS X Server v10.6 Snow Leopard or later
    • Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or later

    Note: To run 64-bit operating systems a Core 2 Duo or Xeon processor is required.

    CPU: 1.5 GHz or higher processor (a 64-bit processor is required for launching 64-bit guest operating systems).

    Memory: 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended).

    Hard disk space:

    • 3 GB of free disk space for Parallels® Server for Mac.
    • 30 GB of free disk space for each virtual machine.

    Network: Ethernet network adapter. Valid IP address.

Technical Documentation

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Document Name Format
Readme for Parallels Server for Mac PDF | RTF
Readme for Parallels Management Console PDF
License PDF
Release Notes PDF | RTF
Getting Started With Parallels Server for Mac PDF
Parallels Server for Mac Installation Guide PDF
Parallels Command Line Reference Guide
Parallels Transporter User's Guide PDF
Getting Started with Parallels Management Console PDF
Parallels Server for Mac Management Guide PDF
Parallels Image Tool Users Guide PDF

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