Local and Remote Requirements
To run AXD on your local Xserve, you’ll need to attach a keyboard, mouse, and display.
To run AXD remotely, you must have the following:
A Macintosh computer with Mac OS X version 10.4.4 or later installed. Mac OS X
version 10.4.10 or later is recommended. This computer is referred to as the
A network connection or a direct Ethernet connection from the host computer to the
Xserve. The Xserve is referred to as the
If the client Xserve is going to run AXD EFI tools and use a network connection, the
network connection must use a built-in Ethernet port, and not an Ethernet adapter
The Xserve must have AXD installed either on an internal volume or on a connected
portable storage device; or it must be able to run AXD from a NetBoot server.
The host computer must run AXD Mac OS X tools. The client Xserve can run AXD EFI
tools or AXD Mac OS X tools.
If the client Xserve is running AXD Mac OS X tools, you must be able to log in as the
account. The root account is a system administrator who has complete access to
If you want to run AXD entirely remotely (for situations where the Xserve is physically
inaccessible or if you want to save AXD EFI tools test results), in addition to meeting the
network requirements, the Xserve must be able to start up Mac OS X Server.