You can run the Web Console on Apple's macOS using a Safari or other Chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome, but the Mozenda's Agent Builder does not install and run natively on Apple's macOS.
To run the Agent Builder on a Mac, you need to install and run it in a Microsoft Windows virtual machine or configure your Mac as a dual-booting system.
Using a virtual machine
A virtual machine (VM) runs Windows as a separate application on top of macOS. By using a VM you can run both macOS and Windows apps on your Mac. macOS shares the system resources (such as disk space, RAM, and CPU) with the Windows system.
The internal Mozenda employees who primarily use Macs use VMWare Fusion. The suggested system configuration is:
- 16 GB of RAM (32 GB RAM preferred)
- Solid state drive (SSD)
- Quad-core processor
- Allocate 2 of them to Windows
Available VM options include:
- VirtualBox (free). Developed by Oracle, this application is free for personal and enterprise use, and it works on multiple platforms (if you are using a Mac, choose the “OS X” option on the downloads page.
- Parallels (paid). Specifically designed for running Windows on a Mac, Parallels offers performance-enhancing features such as virtualization of individual Windows applications rather than of the entire OS.
- VMware Fusion (paid). Like Parallels, this software is specifically designed to run Windows on a Mac platform.
Setting up a dual-booting system
Unlike virtualization, dual-booting involves partitioning your hard drive and installing a second OS (separate from the first OS). The system resources (except for disk space) aren’t shared since only one OS can run at a time, but switching between the two requires a full reboot.
Boot Camp is Apple’s official utility for dual-booting Windows and macOS on a Mac system.