The Apple Caching Server (ACS) is a Mac computer that sits inside your school and delivers updates directly to Apple devices in the school without using your internet link for every single update.
For schools where BYOD is in place and where students and staff are bringing significant numbers of varied iOS and Mac devices on-site daily, the larger, advanced model is recommended.
Benefits and Considerations
The Apple Caching server will automatically store and deliver app and system updates to all Apple devices at the school, greatly reducing the demand on the school?s Internet link. It saves a significant amount of internet bandwidth, and speeds up installation of Apple app updates and OS updates for all Apple devices in your school.
This Apple Mac Mini is pre-enrolled in the department's MDM solution for new Apple Caching Servers, which provides for a simplified setup process. Refer to https://tinyurl.com/eT4LACS for more information.
To purchase this device and any related accessories from the online catalogues go to the Procurement website.
NOTE: An order for an Apple Caching Server must be placed separately. No other items can be on the same order. Please only add an Apple Caching Server to your cart then check out.
Building your Mac Mini as an eT4L Apple Caching Server
|When your Apple Mac Mini has been delivered to the school, it can be built as an Apple Caching Server. All Apple Mac Minis purchased by schools are pre-enrolled in the department's MDM solution for new Apple Caching Servers and cannot be used for any other purpose. This provides for a simplified setup process, which means your caching server will be up and running very quickly and with minimum effort.|
Important pre-requisites to ensure a successful build
With an Apple Caching Server in the school, it is critical to ensure all Apple devices, iPads and Macs, are set to use Automatic proxy settings and NOT set to the manual setting of proxy.det.nsw.edu.au.