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Jamf Pro Server Tools Overview

Overview

Starting with Jamf Pro 10.9.0, the Jamf Pro installers include the Jamf Pro Server Tools software utility. You can use Jamf Pro Server Tools to perform the following server and database maintenance tasks:

  • Set up MySQL database connection information and test the MySQL database connection
  • Backup the Jamf Pro database
  • Restore Jamf Pro database backups
  • Start and stop Tomcat, and modify Tomcat web app memory settings
  • Start and stop MySQL, and modify MySQL settings
  • Set Jamf Pro Server Tools preferences

A command-line interface for Jamf Pro Server Tools is also available. For more information, see the Using the Jamf Pro Server Tools Command-Line Interface Knowledge Base article.

Versions Affected

Jamf Pro Server Tools can be used with Jamf Pro 10.0.0 or later.

Location of Jamf Pro Server Tools

Jamf Pro Server Tools is installed automatically when you run the Jamf Pro installer. It is located at:

  • Linux: /usr/local/jss/bin/server-tools-gui.jar
  • Mac: /Library/JSS/bin/server-tools-gui.jar
  • Windows: C:\Program Files\JSS\bin\server-tools-gui.jar

You can also download the latest version of the Jamf Pro Server Tools GUI by clicking the following link:
https://archive.services.jamfcloud.com/jamf-pro-server-tools/release/latest/gui/server-tools.jar

Note: Jamf Pro Server Tools GUI 2.4.3 or later requires Java 11. If you need Jamf Pro Server Tools for Java 8, you must use Jamf Pro Server Tools GUI 2.4.2, which you can download by clicking the following link:
https://archive.services.jamfcloud.com/jamf-pro-server-tools/release/2.4.2/gui/server-tools.jar

Jamf Pro Server Tools Settings

The following table provides an overview of the settings available in Jamf Pro Server Tools:

Settings Pane Description Screen Shot
Backup and RestoreUse this pane to back up the Jamf Pro database and restore database backups.

For more information, see the following Knowledge Base articles:


Scheduled BackupsUse this pane to schedule Jamf Pro database backups.

For more information, see the Backing Up the Database Using Jamf Pro Server Tools Knowledge Base article.


Server Tools Database ConnectionUse this pane to update the MySQL database connection settings for backing up and restoring the database. You can also test the database connection to make sure it works.
Jamf Pro Database ConnectionUse this pane to edit the database settings that are stored in the DataBase.xml file, such as the database name, database username, and database password.

For more information, see the Editing the Database Connection Using Jamf Pro Server Tools Knowledge Base article.


Tomcat SettingsUse this pane to start, stop, and restart Tomcat.

You can also set the minimum and maximum Tomcat memory that the server will use. Current system values are displayed, but you can configure the settings as needed.

Note: (Linux and Mac only) Administrator privileges are required to make changes on this pane. See “Preferences” below for details.

For more information, see the Starting and Stopping Tomcat Knowledge Base article.


MySQL SettingsUse this pane to start, stop, and restart the MySQL server. You can also view current MySQL database system values and adjust them as needed.

Note: (Linux and Mac only) Administrator privileges are required to make changes on this pane. See “Preferences” below for details.

For more information, see the following webpage:
https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/server-system-variables.html


PreferencesUse this pane to perform the following tasks:

  • Specify a custom path to the command-line interface (CLI) executable for use with Jamf Pro Server Tools.
  • Set the title bar style for the Jamf Pro Server Tools window to show or hide the title bar. Note: The title bar must be visible to adjust the window size.
  • View and change the Tomcat and MySQL service names and folders.
  • View the current version of Jamf Pro Server Tools GUI and CLI.
  • (Linux and Mac only) Click the Run as Admin button to enter your administrator password. This allows you to perform advanced tasks, including starting and stopping Tomcat, or restoring a database backup.


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SOLVED Posted: by ron.heck

This article has been updated as follows:

  • Added information about new database connection functionality
  • Updated all screen shots
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