I followed all of the steps here:
Uninstalled, reinstalled, took updates. Had to add myself to read write permsiiosns on the /etc and hosts folders.
Made the changes specified. Tried it with the server anme and the server IP address.
the admin console does not work on the x.6.8 server nor on my X.7.5 mac.
IT DOES NOT WORK!
Thank you so much. The admin console works form both the server and my mac now.
What an exhausting day yesterday!
There are so many various 'fixes' that do not work. The ridiculous work I noted above that did not work. Something about a Tomcat something that does not start on its own ....., for my mac there was advice to go back to java 6.
Thank you, I will look into this when I get the time. It will be a little while.
The server is 12.3, it cannot be 12.4 due to OS.