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MSoK last won the day on October 21 2013

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  1. 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.
  2. Donk, Count me in for stability testing. Regards, MSoK.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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/
  12. pktman, Not seen anyone running an Intel Atom processor and OS X / macOS, and not a processor used in any Apple product as far as I am aware, you might try the CPUID masks recommended in the following topic: 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/?p=1936143
  13. Phil511, See the following post it has a patch script that may solve your problem: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/315967-how-to-create-a-bootable-sierra-iso-for-vmware/?p=2303548
  14. Sam B, Excellent news and good work, happy to test once Donk has worked his magic.