Parallel Server For Mac

Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x; Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x; and many more. — Only the version downloaded with help of the Installation Assistant with Parallels Desktop. — Parallels Tools are not available for this operating system. Note: Parallels Desktop for Mac emulates PC hardware, so operating systems that are not. Parallels Client (formerly 2X RDP Client), when connected to Parallels Remote Application Server, provides secure access to business applications, virtual desktops, and data from your device. Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 Mini Features. Parallels Server 4.0 Mac mini Edition is the only server virtualization solution optimized for Apple server hardware. Its features, capabilities and benefits include: Virtual machine provisioning up to 2 virtual machines with 2 virtual CPUs and 4GB of RAM; Support for 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.

Users can run 32- and 64-bit guest operating systems such as Mac OS X Server, Windows, Linux, and Apple UNIX runtime for Xserve and DTK in virtual machines on Apple Xserves and Mac Pros. Parallels Server for Mac comes with Parallels Tools, Parallels Transporter for P2V and V2V migration and Parallels Disk Image tool for modifying the size of virtual disks. Also included are the Parallels Management Console, which allows server administrators to manage the virtual machines both locally and remotely[3] and Parallels Explorer, which allows access to virtual machines without launching the guest operating system.

Additional features include:

  • Virtual support for 4-way Symmetric Multi-processing (4-way SMP)
  • Up to 32 GB of physical RAM
  • 64 MB memory support with up to 8 GB guest memory
  • Supports virtual guest disk sizes up to 2 TB
  • Supports Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT-x)) hardware acceleration
  • Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support in VMs
  • SDK that enables third-party vendors to incorporate support for Parallels Server for Mac into their own products
  • SNMP, Command line interface (CLI)
  • VM Assistant to create new virtual machines


Parallels Server for Mac can run only on Intel-based Apple hardware which must be running Mac OS X Leopard Server, not Mac OS X Tiger Server or on PC hardware. Also, at this time, users cannot run Mac OS X versions newer than 10.6 in a virtual environment due to Apple licensing restrictions. Also Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and 10.9 (Mavericks) cannot be virtualized with this software.

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