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FIrst off, thanks for all your hard work and support on this!

I am still struggling with this but not giving up!
I loaded a vmware vmdk plus vmx, etc into the datastore and I right click on the vmx file and add to inventory but when I power up the virtual machine I gert the following:

Unable to create virtual SCSI device for scsi0:0, '/vmfs/volumes/512d3c94-09f9833c-c876-001c23c9e598/MLVMware/MountainLion.vmdk'
Failed to open disk scsi0:0: Unsupported or invalid disk type 7. Ensure that the disk has been imported.

seen this before a few times but have not been able to figure it out. Anyone know this one?
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You will only know if you test it. But on capable board I would do all native & not involve virtualization
Get Z77 chipset

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A new version of the VMWare Tools (darwin.iso) is available on the VMWare update server: https://softwareupda...00491/packages/

Any chance that it could be included in the next release of the unlocker?

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Hi,
I am trying all the suggestions here and still having problems. I put an iso onto my datastore and do an efi boot and I get the following
It just hangs there for what seems like forever

I have tried so many things to get this working....as usual any help would be appreciated!
Thanks!

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Well I think my 2950 II just doesn't like OSX Virtualization..just set up a DELL XPS 420 and boom...installation is happening as I type, quick and painless it seems.
Go figure....I would have thought that the Dell 2950 II would have worked as the processor is stated to have VT-x. Its a Dual Core Xeon 5050 3Ghz. Maybe a different Xeon? Say a an E5345 Quad Core or such? I dunno...
Still scratching my head over this one....maybe the Dell 2950 II hardware? Anyone have any thoughts on this.....

Thanks for all the support I get around here though...just glad its working on the Dell XPS 420....cpu is Q6600

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Well I think my 2950 II just doesn't like OSX Virtualization..just set up a DELL XPS 420 and boom...installation is happening as I type, quick and painless it seems.
Go figure....I would have thought that the Dell 2950 II would have worked as the processor is stated to have VT-x. Its a Dual Core Xeon 5050 3Ghz. Maybe a different Xeon? Say a an E5345 Quad Core or such? I dunno...
Still scratching my head over this one....maybe the Dell 2950 II hardware? Anyone have any thoughts on this.....

Thanks for all the support I get around here though...just glad its working on the Dell XPS 420....cpu is Q6600


Have you enabled VT-x in the BIOS and cold power cycle. Physically pull the power cord and leave it for a minute.

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Have you enabled VT-x in the BIOS and cold power cycle. Physically pull the power cord and leave it for a minute.

No but Ill try that next..I did check for Virtualization in the bios and enabled it...it didn't say whether or not it was VT-x

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Hi Donk...
I cold power cycled my 2950 II and the same thing happened. I did exactly what I did on the Dell XPS 420 which worked, on the 2950 and it had the same results :(
Perhaps a different cpu? Or maybe the Dell 2950 II hardware just isnt compatible...dunno. I did run this though:
I got back a 3 which tells me that VT is enabled in the bios and can be used....
Thanks for all your work Donk!!
  • Run this command:

    # esxcfg-info|grep "HV Support"

    The output of the HV Support command indicates the type of Hyper-visor support available. These are the descriptions for the possible values:

    0 - VT/AMD-V indicates that support is not available for this hardware.
    1 - VT/AMD-V in
    dicates that VT or AMD-V might be available but it is not supported for this hardware.
    2 - VT/AMD-V indicates that VT or AMD-V is
    available but is currently not enabled in the BIOS.
    3 - VT/AMD-V indicates that VT or AMD-V is enabled in the BIOS and can be used.

been looking around the net for answers...does EPT need to be available for this to work? Thanks!

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does EPT need to be available for this to work? Thanks!


Nope should just need VT-x. I am wondering if xnu kernal doesn't like the CPU.

Try masking it using this:

cpuid.1.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:1010:0101"

Needs to be VMX file, or through the advanced Guest options dialog.

http://www.insanelym...bled-cpu-error/

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I just updated my ESXi host to 5.1.0b (build 914609, released 12/20/2012) and I'm having the same problem. My host is a single host, no cluster or vCenter. With the unlocker applied, the system works fine for the first couple of VM power-ups, but then power-ups fail.

Once power-ups start failing, if I run /bin/vmx from the command line:

/var/log # /bin/vmx
Error during version check: Failed to get vmkernel version: 0xffffffff

And these lines appear in vmkernel.log every time I try to run /bin/vmx
2013-01-04T19:09:35.149Z cpu0:88884)VmkAccess: 637: vmx: access denied:: dom:appDom(2), obj:vmxSys(66), mode:syscall_allow(2)
2013-01-04T19:09:35.149Z cpu0:88884)VmkAccess: 922: VMkernel syscall invalid (16384)

Uninstalling the unlocker fixes the problem. I've tried installing/uninstalling the unlocker twice since updating to 5.1.0b.

I'm having this EXACT same problem. I'm running ESXi 5.1.0 build 914609... Here is the vmkernel.log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5574332/

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I'm having this EXACT same problem. I'm running ESXi 5.1.0 build 914609... Here is the vmkernel.log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5574332/


Sorry I have looked at this before and haven't a clue what is going on. The only issue at VMware site with these errors was with NFS datastore, but that was unrelated to the unlocker.

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Hi Donk,
Yeah tried putting cpuid.1.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:1010:0101" in the VMX file and boot using -v npci=0x2000 and now get the following.
Im begining to think its the CPU

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Edited by Jeff Risdon, 01 March 2013 - 01:05 AM.


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Hi Donk,
Yeah tried putting cpuid.1.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:1010:0101" in the VMX file and boot using -v npci=0x2000 and now get the following.
Im begining to think its the CPU


You are right, it looks like the CPU is too old or something is missing, as the trap is for invalid opcode.

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Hi Donk,
Yeah been doing some research on this and Im gonna get a couple of x5355 quad cores which will work fine on my 2950. There cheap out there if you look around. The x5355 also was used in some of Apple's MAC towers. Ill report back once I get them and let ya know
Thanks for all your help!

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Thank Donk for the unlocker, very easy to use and Ken73 and Daft for the simple tutorial on page 18. I was able to get Mac ML set up with the instructions provided.

I installed this on my home/test box running ESXi 5.1.
  • Motherboard: Asrock z77 Pro3
  • Chip: i5 3470
  • Ram: 2x8gb Cosair DDR3
I was able to mount the VMWare Tool straight from the vSphere client and install it very easily.

I installed OS X Server, and going to be playing around with a few of the services.

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Many thanks for the unlocker!

...running ESXi 5.1.0 build 914609.....applied unlocker 1.1.0
Host is Supermicro X8SIL-F with 32GB RAM and XEON L3426 CPU (HT, vt-x, vt-d enabled in BIOS)
VM is SL10.6 64bit with 1 vCPU (1 socket, 2 cores), 2GB RAM

Installed SL 10.6.3 by booting from DVD.iso (on virtual IDE drive)
Also installed combo SL 10.6.8 update and vmware tools.
After that, changed vGPU to autodetect and all video-modes showed up.

No tweaks for EFI boot or else are needed at all.

I am a happy camper!

regards,
Hominidae

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Hi All...
Just got my X5355 quad core cpu's and put them into my Dell 2950 II and BAM! It all works fine with no problems at all....OSX booted right up and the install was a breeze
So it was the Xeon 5050 CPU's that were the culprit.
Thanks Donk for all your hard work and support!

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Hi All...
Just got my X5355 quad core cpu's and put them into my Dell 2950 II and BAM! It all works fine with no problems at all....OSX booted right up and the install was a breeze
So it was the Xeon 5050 CPU's that were the culprit.
Thanks Donk for all your hard work and support!

Jeff,
Glad your new processors resolved the issue, I know we have run into issues with unsupported CPU's in the past, hence the requirement for the CPUID mask, Donk and I worked on to resolve an SL 10.6.0 / 10.6.3 issue when Core i and Xeon 5600 series processors first arrived.

OS X is not forgiving if it finds an unsupported processor, it expects to find a processor in a current Apple Mac for Lion and ML or time relevant CPU for SL. Apple have often had to produce specific patched versions of OS X when they have introduced new hardware. The point of this rambling, do not expect retail OS X to run just because your CPU support VT-x, a little more investigation may be required, to ensure a smooth installation.

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The latest patch for ESXi 5.1 ESXi510-201303001.zip pushing ESXi 5.1 to build 1021289 works fine with OS X ML using the Unlocker v1.1.0".

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sgreszcz,

Rumor is it that the USB passthrough issue is finally fixed in

ESXi510-201303001.

I haven't tried it yet but I'm planning on it.



Update: USB Passthrough working on newest patch. So is unlocker.





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