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Mountain Lion 10.7.2 Install issues on ESXi 6.5

ESXi 6.5 Mountain lion 10.7.2 poweredge r710

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So I brand new to OSX, honestly I've not used any Mac computers in my life. So I decided to try and install a copy of Mountain Lion 10.7.2 on my newly acquired Poweredge R710's running ESXi 6.5. Now from what I've read there should be support for OSX to run natively in 6.5, which doesn't seem to work for me. So, I installed the unlocker208 on one of my hosts and get the following error.


transport (vmdb) error -45: failed to connect to peer process.


This prevents me from starting any VM's I have installed on the client until I uninstall the unlocker tool.


Without the tool installed I can power up the OSX vm and get a spinning wheel. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!


R710 specs


Intel® Xeon® CPU X5550 @ 2.67GHz x2

64 GB ram

All storage is local as I don't have a SAN ): 





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For your info:

  • Lion is 10.7.x
  • Mountain Lion is 10.8.x


MacPro4,1 and Xserve3,1 were fitted with such Nehalem X5550 quad-core CPUs, so that should be your target platform profile (SMBIOS) under OS X. I guess Xserve is the platform that'll most ressemble your PowerEdge R710.


There is often trouble with OS X when Virtualization Technology for Direct I/O is enabled. You may try to disable that in BIOS that if you can. Failing that, Hackintosh bootloaders such as Chameleon/Enoch and Clover offer boot option dart=0 to circumvent the problem.

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