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How to deploy a patch to upgrade Mac devices to the latest macOS Big Sur?


Apple has released macOS 11 Big Sur, named after the coastal region of Big Sur in the Central coast of California. If you are looking forward to upgrade the Mac devices in your organisation to the latest version, Big Sur, follow the steps below to perform the deployment efficiently.

System Requirements

You can upgrade your Mac operating system to Big Sur 11, only if the following system requirements are met:

  1. Computer should be running on Mac 10.10 or later versions.
  2. A minimum of 18.5 GB free space is required on the hard disk.
  3. A minimum of 4 GB RAM memory is required.
  4. You can refer this link for more details : macOS 11 Big Sur System Requirements.


  • Open App Store in one of the managed Mac devices.
  • Click on the macOS Big Sur icon and choose to download. 'Install macOS Big Sur.app' will be downloaded in the /Applications folder
  • Navigate to the /Applications folder to find the installation file 'Install macOS Big Sur'
  • Compress the installation file using the following command
    "tar -zcvf 602771-installBigSur.tar.gz Install\ macOS\ Big\ Sur.app/"
  • The command given above, to compress the installation file, should be executed in the Applications folder (mentioned in step 2). Do not execute the command in any other folder.

  • Copy and paste the tar.gz installation file into the patch store directory manually. [To find the patch store location: Go to Patch Management -> Settings -> Cleanup Settings]

Using our Install Patch configuration, you can deploy the Big Sur update to all the Mac devices in your network.