Tag : imaging

Casper Imaging

Here are two excellent articles on the whole Casper Imaging:

http://www.jamfsoftware.com/resources/webinar/mac-deployment-and-imaging/

Deploying OS X v10.7 or Later with the Casper Suite

http://www.jamfsoftware.com/resources/deploying-os-x-v10-7-or-later-with-the-casper-suite/

There are a few ways to do Casper Imaging, such as target disk mode imaging, but I am mainly interested in automated imaging, so Netboot mode fits me best.

 

Here are my steps to setup Casper Imaging in our environment:

 

1. Create Netboot image:

1.1. Download OS X from Apple store, and convert the OS X.app to DMG file:

https://github.com/MagerValp/AutoDMG/releases

1.2 Create Netboot Image for Casper:

This is a great tool to generate Netboot Image for Casper:

https://macmule.com/projects/autocaspernbi/

1.3 Put the image in Netboot server:

We have a few Mac minis installed with Apple Server, so I just enable Netboot, and copy the image file to /Library/NetBoot/NetBootSP0

 

2. Create deployment image

I use a mac machine to setup the base image, and once it is finished, I boot up this mac into Target mode. then I use another mac to run Casper Composer to capture the drive.

 

3. Create a configuration in Casper Admin

and then drag the image just created with casper composer, some applications I want.

and now it is ready for the mac imaging 🙂