WHAT ARE WE DOING?
Apple will be releasing the latest version of macOS, Catalina (v10.15) soon. Computing is currently evaluating Catalina to ensure that the new macOS is compatible with the various central management services, configuration and security policies and that it complies with the existing macOS baseline.
In the meantime, if you are presented with an Apple update notification that Catalina is available, do not install the new operating system. Please remember, running an unsupported version of macOS violates the macOS baseline and can result in a network block.
WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR?
When Computing completes the evaluation and approval process for macOS Catalina (v10.15), you will receive an announcement from the Service Desk that it has been approved for use at Fermilab. At that time, an upgrade installer will be provided in the Self-Service application, or you may submit a request to have it installed on your computer. There will be no cost for this upgrade.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU?
There will be no immediate changes with Fermilab services regarding your current operating system.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
If you are presented with an Apple update notification that Catalina is available, please do not install the new operating system until you receive the announcement that it has been approved for use at Fermilab.