Configure macOS Caching Services

While the GroundControl LaunchPad will run on a Windows-based OS, VMware and GroundControl recommend using macOS with Caching Services enabled.   This allows the macOS device to cache content locally from the App Store while the LaunchPad caches content (such as Enterprise iOS apps) which are not cached by Caching Services.  This module quickly walks you through configuring Caching Services on macOS.  

1. Open Sharing Preferences

  1. Click the Apple logo in the top left corner
  2. Click System Preferences
  3. Click Sharing

2. Start Content Caching

  1. Check the box next to Content Caching
    NOTE - It might take 20 - 30 seconds for the Content Caching to Start
  2. After Content Caching starts, click OK to dismiss the message about restarting devices.

3. Enable Internet Connection Sharing for iOS Devices

  1. Ensure Only Shared Content is selected, as we do not wish to cache iCloud content on the device.
  2. Check the box to enable Internet Connection sharing.   This enables tethered networking and caching for iOS devices attached to the macOS device via USB.
  3. Click the top left corner button to close the Sharing Preferences.

By selecting to share the Internet Connection on the macOS device, you enable a feature whereby USB-connected iOS devices can send network traffic over USB.   This allows USB-connected devices to utilize a hard-wired, high-speed Internet connection for connectivity to Workspace ONE UEM and the Apple App Store.   Additionally, this allows the iOS devices to pull cached items directly from the caching server over USB rather than Wi-Fi.


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