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Server for Mac 4.0 - Mac mini Edition by Parallels enables you to run multiple platforms such as Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows and Linux all on one Mac mini server saving time, money and space. This version allows provisioning of up to two virtual CPUs and 4 GB of RAM vs. twelve virtual CPUs and 64 GB of RAM with the more robust Server for Mac 4.0.
Unlike Parallels Desktop which is geared more for the average consumer, Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 is hardware-optimized and designed for professionals to handle server workloads such as databases and enterprise email. It allows the use of Intel-powered Apple hardware in a business environment without isolating Mac servers from Windows and Linux systems.
Server for Mac 4.0 - Mac Mini Edition supports both 32 and 64-bit platforms and has versatile USB configuration capabilities with automatic detection of removable volumes. It also features easy one-click optimization tools for Windows and Linux virtual machines plus point-and-click migration capabilities for disaster recovery and failover.
Note: The actual number of virtual machines you can run on a Parallels server depends on the resources they require. In general, the more CPU power and memory the server has, the higher is the performance of virtual machines running on it.
Server virtualization solution optimized for Apple Mac mini servers
Virtual machine provisioning of up to two virtual CPUs and 4GB of RAM
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 guests
Integrated Parallels Updater for automatic updates
Extensive virtual machine device driver support
One-click tools for Windows and Linux virtual machine optimization
Smart installation technology for the host
Express installation capabilities for both Windows and Linux guests
Point and click migration of virtual machines and physical computers
Integrated snapshots plus incremental and full backups of virtual machines
Parallels Management Console for easy control over a multi-server environment
Library of virtual appliances for additional tools increasing functionality and flexibility
Automatic detection of removable volumes mounted to host computer and virtual machine sharing
Integrated Parallels Image Tool to increase size of virtual disk
Integrated Parallels Explorer for access to files in virtual machines without virtual machine access
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1.5 GHz or higher processor (a 64-bit processor is required for launching 64-bit guest operating systems).
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
Ethernet network adapter
Valid IP address
Supported Operating Systems
Primary Operating Systems
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
Mac OS X v10.7 Lion
Guest Operating Systems
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (x32, x64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x32, x64)
CentOS 5 (x32, x64)
CentOS 4 (x32, x64)
Ubuntu Linux 9 (x32, x64)
Ubuntu Linux 8.10, 9.04
Fedora 11 (x32, x64)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x32, x64)
SUSE Linux 10 (x32, x64)
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (x32, x64)
FreeBSD 6, 7
Parallels Management Console
PC with 700+ MHz Intel-compatible x86 or x64 processor
1 GB of RAM
100 MB of hard disk space for Parallels Management Console installation
Ethernet or WiFi network adapter
The Parallels Management Console is a client server application that installs on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X.
Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 - Mac mini Edition Review