Apple posted a guide for the features in Mountain Lion Server, presenting general requirements and what’s included. Cupertino also details the means to obtain and install the software, as well as how to manage and optimize OS X Server for different environments. The lengthy documentation segment
for OS X Server (generically named to avoid any confusion), begins with the General Requirements, which include a Mac running Mountain Lion (available next month), 2 gigs of RAM, 10GB of storage, an Apple ID, and broadband Internet.
Included in OS X Server are applications that serve enterprise and business needs, like Server app or Xsan Admin, and services like Mail Server, Messages Server, Calendar Server, Contacts Server, Firewall, NetBoot, NetInstall, NetRestore, Profile Manager (which now manages iOS devices exclusively), WebDAV, Wiki Server, and more.
The software is localized in English, Japanese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.
Customers are instructed on how to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion Server when it arrives next month, including means to download the bits from the Mac App Store.
Users will have a copy shipped to them if they’re buyers of the Apple Maintenance Program for OS X Server, or they can digitally download, install and deploy the server OS across multiple Macs with OS X Server Volume Licensing.
The Documentation continues with PDF guides for getting started with OS X Server, including Upgrading and Migrating, OS X for Unix users, and the OS X Server Product Overview.
Advanced Administrative Guides include Lion Server: Advanced Administration, Xsan 2.3 Administrator Guide, and Apple Server Diagnostics Guide.
The Training area covers OS X Server and related technologies, making OS X certification part of your career path, and tapping the network of Apple Authorized Training Centers (AATCs) by Apple Certified Trainers.
Finally, the Services segment includes Support and Consulting for “when your operation hinges on network availability,” and when you need help “deploying, developing, and customizing Apple and third-party solutions to fit your needs.”