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vmware unlocker

Mac OS X Unlocker for VMware V2.0

Please ask questions in this thread http://www.insanelym...s-x-unlocker-2/
1. Introduction

Unlocker 2 is designed for Workstation 11, Player 7, ESXi 6 and Fusion 7.

If you are using an earlier product please continue using Unlocker 1

Version 2 has been tested against:
  • Workstation 11/12 on Windows and Linux
  • Player 7 & Workstation Player 12 on Windows and Linux
  • Fusion 7/8 on Mavericks and Yosemite
  • ESXi 6.0
The patch code carries out the following modifications dependent on the product
being patched:
  • Fix vmware-vmx and derivatives to allow Mac OS X to boot
  • Fix vmwarebase .dll or .so to allow Apple to be selected during VM creation
  • Fix libvmkctl.so on ESXi 6 to allow use with vCenter

  • Download a copy of the latest VMware Tools for OS X
Note that not all products recognise the darwin.iso via install tools menu item.
You will have to manually mount the darwin.iso for example on Workstation 11 and Player 7.

The vmwarebase code does not need to be patched on OS X or ESXi so you will see a
message on those systems telling you that it will not be patched.

In all cases make sure VMware is not running, and any background guests have
been shutdown.

The code is now Python as it makes the Unlocker easier to run and maintain on ESXi.
There are some challenges to write the code as ESXi has a subset of Python 2.7 which
constrains some modules that can be used.

2. Prerequisites

The code requires Python 2.7 to work. Most Linux distros, ESXi and OS X ship with a compatible
Python interpreter and should work without requiring any additional software.

Windows has a packaged version of the Python script using PyInstaller, and so does not
require Python to be installed.

3. Limitations

If you are using VMware Player or Workstation on Windows you may get a core dump.

Latest Linux and ESXi products are OK and do not show this problem.

IMPORTANT:

If you create a new VM using version 11 hardware VMware will stop and
create a core dump.There are two options to work around this issue:
1. Change the VM to be HW 10 - this does not affect performance.
2. Edit the VMX file and add:
smc.version = "0" |
4. Windows

On Windows you will need to either run cmd.exe as Administrator or using
Explorer right click on the command file and select "Run as administrator".

win-install.cmd - patches VMware
win-uninstall.cmd - restores VMware
win-update-tools.cmd - retrieves latest OS X guest tools

5. Linux

On Linux you will need to be either root or use sudo to run the scripts.

You may need to ensure the Linux scripts have execute permissions
by running chmod +x against the 2 files.

lnx-install.sh - patches VMware
lnx-uninstall.sh - restores VMware
lnx-update-tools.cmd - retrieves latest OS X guest tools

6. Mac OS X

On Mac OS X you will need to be either root or use sudo to run the scripts.
This is really only needed if you want to use client versions of Mac OS X.

You may need to ensure the OS X scripts have execute permissions
by running chmod +x against the 2 files.

osx-install.sh - patches VMware
osx-uninstall.sh - restores VMware

7. ESXi

You will need to transfer the zip file to the ESXi host either using vSphere client or SCP.

Once uploaded you will need to either use the ESXi support console or use SSH to
run the commands. Use the unzip command to extract the files.

<<< WARNING: use a datastore volume to run the scripts >>>

Please note that you will need to reboot the host for the patches to become active.
The patcher is embbedded in a shell script local.sh which is run at boot from /etc/rc.local.d.

You may need to ensure the ESXi scripts have execute permissions
by running chmod +x against the 2 files.

esxi-install.sh - patches VMware
esxi-uninstall.sh - restores VMware

Note:
1. Any changes you have made to local.sh will be lost. If you have made changes to
that file, you will need to merge them into the supplied local.sh file.
2. The unlocker runs at boot time to patch the relevant files and it now survives
an upgrade or patch to ESXi as local.sh is part of the persisted local state.

8. Thanks

Thanks to Zenith432 for originally building the C++ unlocker and Mac Son of Knife
(MSoK) for all the testing and support.

Thanks also to Sam B for finding the solution for ESXi 6 and helping me with
debugging expertise. Sam also wrote the code for patching ESXi ELF files.


History

12/12/14 2.0.0
  • First release
13/13/14 2.0.1
  • Removed need for Python for Windows
13/13/14 2.0.2
  • darwin.iso was missing from zip file
02/01/15 2.0.3
  • Added EFI firmware files to remove Server check
  • Refactored Python code
07/01/15 2.0.4
  • Added View USB Service to Windows batch files
  • Fixed broken GOS Table patching on Linux
18/06/15 2.0.5
  • ESXi 6 working
  • Latest tools from Fusion 7.1.2
20/06/15 2.0.6
  • ESXi 6 patch for smcPresent vCenter compatibility
16/09/15 2.0.7
  • Workstation 12 on Linux fixes
14/11/15 2.0.8
  • Player 12 on Linux fixes
  • Get latest VMware tools command
  • Removed firmware files
  • Moved to PyInstaller 3.0

© 2011-2015 Dave Parsons

What's New in Version 2.0.8 (See full changelog)

  • 12/12/14 2.0.0
  • - First release
  • 13/13/14 2.0.1
  • - Removed need for Python for Windows
  • 13/13/14 2.0.2
  • - darwin.iso was missing from zip file
  • 02/01/15 2.0.3
  • - Added EFI firmware files to remove Server check
  • - Refactored Python code
  • 07/01/15 2.0.4
  • - Added View USB Service to Windows batch files
  • - Fixed broken GOS Table patching on Linux
  • 18/06/15 2.0.5
  • - ESXi 6 working
  • - Latest tools from Fusion 7.1.2
  • 20/06/15 2.0.6
  • - ESXi 6 patch for smcPresent vCenter compatibility
  • 16/09/15 2.0.7
  • - Workstation 12 on Linux fixes
  • 14/11/15 2.0.8
  • - Player 12 on Linux fixes
  • - Get latest VMware tools command
  • - Removed firmware files
  • - Moved to PyInstaller 3.0




I confirm the Unlocker is working on VMware Wokstation 12.5.2

Testing my VM... but till now it is fine....

Does not appear to work in Wayland on Fedora 25:

 

[root@xps13 unlocker207]# ./lnx-install.sh
VMware Unlocker 2.0.7
===============================
Copyright: Dave Parsons 2011-15
Creating backup folder...
'/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx' -> './backup/vmware-vmx'
'/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx-debug' -> './backup/vmware-vmx-debug'
'/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx-stats' -> './backup/vmware-vmx-stats'
'/usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmwarebase.so/libvmwarebase.so' -> './backup/libvmwarebase.so'
Patching...
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./unlocker.py", line 402, in <module>
    main()
  File "./unlocker.py", line 352, in main
    vmx_version = subprocess.check_output(["vmware", "-v"])
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 567, in check_output
    process = Popen(stdout=PIPE, *popenargs, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 711, in __init__
    errread, errwrite)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 1343, in _execute_child
    raise child_exception
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
 

[root@xps13 unlocker208]# ./lnx-install.sh
VMware Unlocker 2.0.8
===============================
Copyright: Dave Parsons 2011-15
Creating backup folder...
'/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx' -> './backup/vmware-vmx'
'/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx-debug' -> './backup/vmware-vmx-debug'
'/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx-stats' -> './backup/vmware-vmx-stats'
'/usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmwarebase.so/libvmwarebase.so' -> './backup/libvmwarebase.so'
Patching...

(vmplayer:11376): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./unlocker.py", line 413, in <module>
    main()
  File "./unlocker.py", line 361, in main
    vmx_version = subprocess.check_output(["vmplayer", "-v"])
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 574, in check_output
    raise CalledProcessError(retcode, cmd, output=output)
subprocess.CalledProcessError: Command '['vmplayer', '-v']' returned non-zero exit status 1
 

[root@xps13 unlocker208]# vmplayer -v

(vmplayer:11409): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

 

I've had some issues with a few other applications, something about the :0 display I presume.
 

I can confirm it works with 12.5 too

DrDonk/Dave has a release candidate available for ESXi 6.5 on his GitHub page (https://github.com/DrDonk/unlocker)! For those that can't wait for it to be posted here, go download the master branch from GitHub and run that on ESXi. I can confirm that it is working on a white box ESXi 6.5 instance! Thanks for your awesome work Dave and all those that have helped on the project!

This might be a dumb question but what does unlocking vmware fusion do?

Is it for hackintoshes only?

I'm just asking because I've ran OSX in Fusion on my macbook without any unlockers.

Works fine with 12.6 on Windows.


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