4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 29, 2011 10:45 PM by CarstenLevin

    Lion Server 10.7.2 and FileMaker Server Advanced 11.04.404

    DavidMoore

      Once again, I come with hat in hand, beseeching those with wisdom to chime in.

       

      Has anyone reasonably complete experience in setting up FileMaker Server Advanced (11.04.4004) on Lion Server? Are there pitfalls?

       

      Running like a dream on a "regular" Lion setup, but am considering a VPN, and shared folders, and all that good stuff.

       

      Any input is welcome. Thanks,

      David Moore

      http://moorebrothers.com/david-moore

        • 1. Re: Lion Server 10.7.2 and FileMaker Server Advanced 11.04.404
          CarstenLevin

          I have set FileMaker Server 11.0v4 (same as yours) up on 3 Apple Mac OS X 10.7.2 servers. So far I have not had any problems. Did it like this:

          1. Clean install of 10.7 server
          2. All updates to the server sw (autoupdate)
          3. Started Web Server up
          4. Installed FileMaker 11.0v4 - all one machine configurations*

           

           

          AND bare in mind that the default webserver folder is not Library/Web/Documents but Library/Server/Web/Data/Sites/Default.

           

          Best regards

           

          Carsten

           

          *Most of your high performance systems at our customers are Windows and two or three machine configurations.

          • 2. Re: Lion Server 10.7.2 and FileMaker Server Advanced 11.04.404
            DavidMoore

            Carsten,

             

            Thanks for that. Does the FileMaker Server Advanced (11.04.404) run as a "service" under Lion Server, or does it require running under the ugly JAVA Server Admin Console?

             

            Dave

            • 3. Re: Lion Server 10.7.2 and FileMaker Server Advanced 11.04.404
              robwoof

              Hi Dave,

              Actually it's "both ... and ... ". FileMaker Server and its Admin Server run as daemons (the Unix equivalent to services on Windows), and you can interact with them using the Java-based Server Admin Console. If you prefer to avoid Java, you can always use a terminal session (or SSH and a remote terminal application if "Remote Login" is enabled under Sharing in the Mac's System Preferences) to control FM Server using the command line. The details of this are in the FM Server documentation.

              Cheers,

              Rob

              • 4. Re: Lion Server 10.7.2 and FileMaker Server Advanced 11.04.404
                CarstenLevin

                The server has always been a service. Java is only involved as the interface for the Admin Console. Probably a good choice since it gives us the same platform on Windows and on Mac.

                 

                You can get a better understanding of the differentiation when you install the java-admin on another computer than the server itself. You are having the Java program on your computer and you are managing the server through that.