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  1. I did look at the files and then had a bad cold so forgot to reply. The bad news is there is nothing obvious about why it is not booting. I cannot re-create it with 15.0.2. So I at this stage I don't know what to look for next.
  2. Donk

    Threadripper ESXi and OSX VM

    macOS does not support AMD CPUs so you need to find an AMD kernel and build a setup using that, which is trickier than having an Intel CPU where macOS should just work in most cases. Unlocker cannot do anything about this.
  3. Lot of time spent on this in the past, but I personally think it is too risky as involves hacking a real Mac's credentials to make it work. Instead of sleep just suspend the VM.
  4. That's great. Sorry for lateness to seeing this but have been very busy working on a project that I had to deliver by December.
  5. So the macOS VMs were suspended and not shutdown when you upgraded Workstation? This has always been a source of issues in VMware not just macOS, as sometomes the save state format changes. VMware folks I know always recommend all VMs are shutdown when upgrading. I am not sure if I can help here as never seen this before, but my guess is the CPU save state is not being loaded correctly. Can you zip up a directory listing of one of the VMs with VMX and log files please?
  6. I will take a look when I have some time, but unfortunately not at the moment.
  7. OK you do have the correct versions. So I have VMware Fusion 11.0.1 and the tool versions supplied are: Darwin before 15 - VMware Tools daemon, version (build-4448496) Darwin after 15 - VMware Tools daemon, version (build-9925305) My tool downloads the same versions as supplied by VMware in Fusion. The tools for older versions of macOS/Mac OS X are frozen at 10.0.12, so do not expect to see any updates unless there is a security issue found.
  8. Yes there is a different release now for hosted products.
  9. That's fine. I deliberately split ESXi fromn Windows/Linux so can have separate release schedules if needed.
  10. I am still confused. The readme is correct you should not need the chmod command. The archive is uploaded to ESXi and use SSH or Tech Support Console to login and extract the contents. The permissions are correctly set in the gzipped tar file. Don't extract on another system and upload. [root@vm-esxi670:/vmfs/volumes/5b41f592-268e512b-943f-000c29347f00] tar tzvf esxi-unlocker-300.tgz -rw-r--r-- dave/staff 4125 2018-09-27 07:02:45 unlocker.tgz -rwxr-xr-x dave/staff 336 2018-09-27 07:02:45 esxi-install.sh -rwxr-xr-x dave/staff 341 2018-09-27 07:02:45 esxi-uninstall.sh -rwxr-xr-x dave/staff 189 2018-09-27 07:02:45 esxi-smctest.sh -rw-r--r-- dave/staff 2629 2018-09-27 07:02:45 readme.txt [root@vm-esxi670:/vmfs/volumes/5b41f592-268e512b-943f-000c29347f00/esxi-unlocker-300] ll esxi-*.sh -rwxr-xr-x 1 501 20 336 Sep 27 07:02 esxi-install.sh -rwxr-xr-x 1 501 20 189 Sep 27 07:02 esxi-smctest.sh -rwxr-xr-x 1 501 20 341 Sep 27 07:02 esxi-uninstall.sh
  11. What is missing +x? I just took a look at the archive and it was OK. Yep - none of this will work with secure boot, which is a VMware design decision. No way around it but will add to readme for next release.
  12. You can open Terminal in macOS and run: /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Tools/vmware-tools-daemon -v
  13. I assume you use my unlocker. Get the latest version 3 and run gettools.exe. You should end up with the lastest iso images for macOS in the VMware installation folder. You will need to manually load these as attached CD-ROM in the guests and then update. The "Install VMware Tools" menu item and auto update never ran reliably as Workstation and Player are not supposed to support macOS as a guest.
  14. Intel chipsets shopuld not matter as VMware has a "virtual chassis" that it emulates, unklike the CPU which iit virtualises. Just make sure you get a CPU with VMX Unrestricted Guest mode, as that is a new dependency for VMware products. Of course needs, VT-x and EPT as well.
  15. The unlocker cannot make this work. AMD macOS kernels are needed because macOS does not support AMD CPUs. You will find the details on the forums for setting up an AMD Hackintosh. I may add a warning to the unlocker installer but it is still useful if you have AMD macOS setup available.