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  1. Version 11.5.0

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    This is the current version of VMware Tools for OS X / macOS from the VMware CDS repository for Fusion 11.5.0 VMware are no longer including the ISO images as separate "packages" in the CDS respository as of Fusion 11.5.0, instead the ISO images are included as part of the "core" download which is 522 MB. It is not possible to download the com.vmware.fusion.zip.tar due to upload limits. However, I have extracted the darwin.iso and darwinPre15.iso from the "core" and uploaded to this thread. If you prefer to download the "core" tar file and extract the ISO's they are located in the following directory in the tar file: com.vmware.fusion.zip.tar\com.vmware.fusion.zip\payload\VMware Fusion.app\Contents\Library\isoimages\ Please note: In the latest VMwareGfx.kext from Fusion 8.5.5 onwards VMware have discontinued the 2D-Acceleration code, and graphics performance is better now, thanks to Zenith432 for the update. To check for the latest version visit http://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/fusion/. The various VMware Tools downloads are located under the packages folder for each version upto and including 11.1.0. Instructions for extracting darwin.iso and darwinPre15.iso - Download the files above - Extract com.vmware.fusion.tools.darwin.zip.tar - darwin.iso is located in the "payload" folder - Extract com.vmware.fusion.tools.darwinPre15.zip.tar - darwinPre15.iso is located in the "payload" folder
  2. OK, so based on Apple's EULA only Snow Leopard Server can be virtualised so the functionality is disabled in Workstation. However Donk removed the functionality to support Snow Leopard Workstation in the latest unlocker 302, but a separate utility is available to allow Snow Leopard Workstation to install and run, see link to thread below:
  3. According to the VMware Compatibility Guide you are running latest support ESXi version at 5.5, see below:
  4. Donk, Thanks for releasing the new ESXi unlocker, apologies for not keeping you updated, has been working fine for me since you sent me the pre-release version. Cheers, MSoK.
  5. Donk, Count me in for stability testing. Regards, MSoK.
  6. Donk, Great news to hear you are back to continue your excellent work with your unlocker. As always I am here to help in any way I can so please feel free to call on me for assistance. Finally enjoy your semi retirement, although I am sure you will still have a very full schedule! Regards, MSoK.
  7. falcon74, Vanilla OS X / macOS does not support AMD processors, so to progress you will have to install a modified kernel that supports AMD processors. The CPUID masking technique was tried by Donk, but could not get a consistently working OS X VM. SO I think a modified kernel is the best solution.
  8. Hi, AMD processors are not supported by OS X / macOS so you cannot do a vanilla install in VMware, you will need to find a modified AMD kernel.
  9. Unfortunately in a word no, this is the limit of the virtual graphics driver. In ESXi you can potentially pass through a graphics controller to provide direct access for macOS, but this has never been supported in Workstation as far as I am aware.
  10. Thanks for the kind comments, and unless you are running ESXi on a real Mac then the option to install OS X or macOS does not appear, hence the need for the unlocker for non Mac hardware. Installing OS X / MacOS is fully supported by both VMware and Apple on Mac hardware. Unless you have an unusual intel processor or want to install Snow Leopard the CPUID mask should not be required, if you look at the first couple of posts on this thread you will see the details regarding the CPUID mask generated by myself and Donk. As you say with ESXi 6.0.0 macOS 10.13 is not officially supported, you need ESXi 6.5 or Workstation 14, but generally using 10.10 should work, but I have not tried it myself.
  11. I am guessing in you client you get the option to install an OS X / MacOS VM, this generally indicates the unlocker has worked. The most common problem is you have not added smc.version = "0" in the vmx configuration file as this is required if hardware compatibility is set to greater than 10. Apologies if you have already added the line in your vmx configuration file.
  12. Donk, Sorry to hear you are stopping work on your unlocker, but understand fully about other things in life. I think I can speak for everyone on this forum and say thank you for your tireless effort and support. Enjoy your InsanelyMac retirement. On a personal note, please keep in touch via email. Regards, MSoK.
  13. Gents, Unlocker 2.0.8 works fine for ESXi 6.0 with all subsequent updates, but does not work properly with ESXi 6.5, hence the work Donk is doing on 2.0.9. But as he states still some issues so only use at your own risk and in a test environment where you can afford to lose everything.
  14. fcl, You can download the tools at the following location, link below: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/31-vmware-tools-for-os-x-darwiniso/ Also the How To guide has full details regarding manually installing the VMware tools, see link below: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/290949-how-to-install-os-x-10x-snow-leopard-to-el-capitan-in-vmware-workstation-1011-workstation-proplayer-12-player-67-esxi-56/
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