WARNING - Do NOT use the code on GitHub please wait until a release is announced. The current 2.0.9 code is there but there are serious issues still to be resolved which could render your ESXi host unusable!
Please, please, please do NOT copy vmx or log files inline in a post. Always attach the log file as an attachment. It slows down the forum editor and puts a lot of junk in the actual post, and I cannot analyse unless it is a separate file. Alternatively post a link to a Gist.
My website: http://www.daveparso...unlocker208.zip
- Player 12 on Linux fixes
- Get latest VMware tools command
- Removed firmware files
- Moved to PyInstaller 3.0
16/09/15 - Version 2.0.7
- Workstation 12 on Linux fixes
20/06/15 - Version 2.0.6
- ESXi 6 patch for smcPresent vCenter compatibility. Thanks Sam!
18/06/15 - Version 2.0.5
ESXi 6 work was greatly helped by Sam B. Thanks to Sam for helping me out and finding the last piece of the puzzle.
- ESXi 6 working
- Latest tools from Fusion 7.1.2
24/01/15 - Version 2.0.4
Couple of quick fixes:
- Added stop and start of VMware View USB Service to Windows batch files
- Fixed broken GOS Table patching on Linux
03/01/15 - Version 2.0.3
Added new EFI firmware files to remove Server check for 10.5 and 10.6.
If you are using a 32-bit installation of OS X:
1. Copy efi32-srvr.rom to guest folder.
2. Edit the vmx file and add:
efi32.filename = "efi32-srvr.rom"
If you are using a 64-bit installation of OS X:
1. Copy efi64-srvr.rom to guest folder.
2. Edit the vmx file and add:
efi64.filename = "efi64-srvr.rom"
14/12/14 - Version 2.0.2
Uploaded a new version, 2.0.2, which removes need for Python on Windows. Packaged using PyInstaller. If you have already used 2.0.0 successfully then you do not need this as there are no other changes. Also added darwin.iso back into the zip file.
For installation queries please read MSoK's excellent post http://www.insanelym...10-or-player-6/.
Mac OS X Unlocker for VMware V2.0 ================================= 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 or 12 hardware VMware may 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 (c) 2011-2015 Dave Parsons