Indigo Server 2021.1 on a headless Mac Mini

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Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:08 pm
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Indigo Server 2021.1 on a headless Mac Mini

I moved my Indigo installation and interfaces to a Mac Mini, running Catalina and a new SSD hard disk. I do have the client running on my primary Mac, and there is a display and Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad on the Mac Mini that is running Indigo Server. It's my intention to run this Mini, headless and I know that once it's booted and the application started, I could disconnect the keyboard, trackpad, and display. My concern is that when and if the Mini has an OS glitch and restarts, which happens, will the Mini fully reboot without a display, keyboard, and mouse/trackpad?

I know that there are simply display emulators that will plug in to the computer and respond to the OS as a display, but without a keyboard and mouse, will the Mini fully restart and run Indigo Server in the background? Without some other simulator(s), I'm thinking it won't, since the absence of a mouse or keyboard upon restart, shows a dialog box that wants a mouse and keyboard.

If you are running Indigo Server on a headless computer, e.g., a Mini, how do you handle this problem? Once it's fully restarted, I can access the computer from remote desktop or Indigo from the remote client.

Thanks in advance!

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Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:34 pm
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Re: Indigo Server 2021.1 on a headless Mac Mini

I run mine headless with no mouse or keyboard. Reboots fine.


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Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:39 am
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Re: Indigo Server 2021.1 on a headless Mac Mini

Same here - no keyboard or mouse on mine and it reboots fine - sometimes if doing an OS update it can take a long time but it always reboots.

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Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:55 am
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Re: Indigo Server 2021.1 on a headless Mac Mini

if you shutdown manually ie through an APC and the power goes off and comes back on it will not auto reboot.

Only if the power goes off while it is running then it will reboot when the power comes back online.


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Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:44 pm
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Re: Indigo Server 2021.1 on a headless Mac Mini

I've run Indigo on a Headless Mac mini for more than a decade. Works great.
Remotely login, when needed.
Regarding Karl's note that a graceful shutdown when connected to a UPS will not automatically restart when power returns, I have Indigo message me when it senses a loss of power and also have the Mac mini to start each day, for example at 5am. Limits the amount of time that the system might be down if we are on vacation.

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