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  1. Hi, Sorry if this question has been asked before but I couldn't find an answer for this specific question after searching the forums. I have upgraded ESXi from 6 to 6.5 and at the same time moved from Sierra to High Sierra. I now have a strange issue where if I try to mount a USB device from a remote host or locally attached to the server, osx becomes non responsive and just hangs. USB mounting still works without issue for existing non osx images. I have even tried re-installing Sierra in a fresh image but the problem persists. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
  2. Hey all, I have a Dell Precision T5500 which I have installed ESXi 6.5 on. I was going to run Unlocker on it but I have read that it is unstable with 6.5. I realised early on that my ESXi (which is the Dell custom U3 build) was showing MacOS 10.12 as an installable option. However, I cannot get the installer to boot (the progress bar gets to about 60% then it reboots). If possible I would like to use vanilla Sierra or High Sierra. So, my first question is: do I need to run Unlocker even if it is already in the list (does Unlocker do more than just make the options available)? I'm pretty sure I saw somebody ask this question somewhere online a couple of weeks ago but I cannot remember what was said and my Google-fu is failing me now. If I run Unlocker on ESXi 6.5 what are the real repercussions? I only use the HTML interface fling. I have read that hostd sometines crashes but I am unclear what that does and if, in my scenario, it would matter (the "host" in the name suggests it is important but it's best to check ). I would be happy to downgrade to 6.0 if necessary. I am sure that the High Sierra iso I created is solid because I successfully installed it in VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro. PS. I am a first time poster here and very much a noob with ESXi, Unlocker and Virtualising MacOS. Host Spec MODEL: DELL PRECISION T5500 WORKSTATION PROCESSOR: DUAL XEON 4 CORE 2.67GHz - INTEL X5550 6.40 GT/s 8 CORES AVAILABLE RAM: 16GB DDR3 ECC (4 X 4GB, ECC PC3-10600R) GRAPHICS: NVIDIA NVS 295 DUAL HEAD 256MB PCI EXPRESS CARD NETWORK: ONBOARD INTEGRATED BROADCOM 5754 GIGABIT OTHER PORTS: 11 x USB PORTS (2 FRONT, 6 BACK, 3 INTERNAL) 2 x PCI SLOTS 1 x SERIAL PORT 1 x PARALLEL PORT 4 x PCI EXPRESS (2x16 PCIE2 & 2x8 PCIE2) 1 X ESATA PORT (BACK)
  3. 初めまして。 私は、ESXi6.5U1とNvidiaのGPUをパススルーしてHighSierraを動かしています。 MacPro(late2013)からの乗り換えでESXiでmacOSとWindowsの同時稼働を目標にして構築しました。 今の所安定して動いています。動作報告と構築方法を書きます。 仮想化でmacOSを動かしたい方の助けになればと思います Hardware: CPU: Intel Core i7-7820X Memory: DDR4 64GB M/B: MSI X299 SLI PLUS GPU1: ELSA NVIDIA QuadroP400 2GB (macOS) GPU2: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Mini 8GB (Windows) Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB TypeM2 (macOS) Intel SSD SDSC2KW256G8 256GB (ESXi DataStore) Sandisk SSD SDSSDA120G 120GB (ESXi) その他 HDDx4 USB HostController: Century CIF-USB3P4FL USB3.0 4Port (FL1100) Audio: Yamaha Steinberg UR12 (USB) Bluetooth: ELECOM LBT-UAN05C2/N Monitor: ASUS PA279Q (DP=Displayport) USB Device: Trackball, Apple Wireless Keyboard 他 Ethernet: Vmware vmxnet3 Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection (Windows) Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter XPI9301CT (macOS) Hypervisor: vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 Update1 (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) VMKernel Build 6765664 -> VMKernel Build 7388607 [2018/02/21 Update] GuestOS: macOS HighSierra 10.13.2 (17C88) -> macOS HighSierra 10.13.3 (17D102) Windows10 Pro Creators Update x64 -> Windows10 Pro Fall Creators Update x64 方法: 注意:SSHクライアントとターミナルの操作が必要な時があります。 ESXiをインストールしUnlockerPatchを適用済みの状態であること。 OSディスクのISO作成: HighSierraのISOイメージ作成はGitHubのkholia/OSX-KVM にあるshスクリプトを利用しました。 作成したらESXiにアップロードします。 Pass-through: ESXiのサーバーにログインしてパススルーしたいデバイスを有効にしておきます。ESXiの再起動が必要です。 パススルーしたデバイス。 ELSA NVIDIA QuadroP400 2GB ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Mini 8GB Century CIF-USB3P4FL USB3.0 4Port (FL1100) マザーボード上のUSB Host controller (Asmedia) Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter XPI9301CT ディスクの設定: Crucial MX300 525GB を仮想マシンに直接利用させたいのでSSHクライアントでESXiに入り RDM(RawDeviceMapping)を使い登録しておきます。 こちらを参考にしました。 https://gist.github.com/Hengjie/1520114890bebe8f805d337af4b3a064 私の場合、他にもMacProで利用していた外付けHDDをPCに収納してRDMで登録してあります。 仮想マシンの設定/OSインストール: 次にmacOS用の仮想マシンを作成します。ウィザードでゲストOSの選択では"macOS 10.12(64Bit)"を選択します。 この時はまだパススルーしたデバイスは登録しません。ハードディスクに先ほどRDMで設定したCrucialのVMDKを指定します。接続の種類はSATAを指定して下さい。仮想CD-ROMドライブには作成したISOイメージを選択します。 作成が完了したら、HighSierraのインストールとOSアップデート、そしてNvidiaのWebドライバーを予めインストールしておきます。 問題がないか確認してよければ仮想マシンをシャットダウンします。 準備ができたので仮想マシンのVMX編集に入り、パススルーしたデバイスを登録します。私の場合は、QuadroP400とCentury CIF-USB3P4FLを指定しました。編集を終わらせ保存します。 モニターとQuadroP400をDPケーブルで接続します。USBマウスやキーボードをパススルーしたUSBカードに接続します。 仮想マシンの電源をオンにします。うまくいけばモニターにログイン画面が映ります。 VMware Toolsはインストールせずにそのまま使用しています。 Trimの有効化: CrucialのSSDですがTrimが有効になっていないのでmacOSのターミナルから以下のコマンドで有効にします。再起動して システムレポートから有効になっているか確認してください。 sudo trimforce enable VMware Fusionを動かす: ESXi上でVMwareFusionを動かしたい場合、このままだとFusion側の仮想マシンがエラーで起動できません。なのでESXiの設定を変更します。 SSHクライアントでESXiにログインします。/etc/vmware/config に以下を追記します。 vhv.enable = "TRUE" 保存したらESXiを再起動します。確認でmacOSを立ち上げてVMwareFusionで仮想マシンをオンにしてみてください。動くはずです。 追記(2017/12/06): ちなみにVMwareToolsはインストールていません。 ​・ESXiのMacにVMwareToolsはインストールていません。 ・CloverBootloaderは使用していません。 追記(2018/01/10):加筆・修正 追記(2018/02/21):ESXiアップデート、 Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection と Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter XPI9301CTを追加
  4. Hi folks, I have successfully installed High Sierra in a Virtual Machine on VMWare vSphere 6 with a NVIDIA GT 1030 passed through for graphics with the web drivers installed. It's my understanding that Audio over HDMI does not work on this card so I have been looking at alternatives. I have a Fiio E10K USB DAC that is supported under OS X apparently. I tried with USB pass-through and it is detected but there is no sound. I also tried USB pass-through on Windows and it didn't work with the same issue with xHCI but it did work with EHCI + UHCI which only supports 1.1 and 2.0 devices. I don't mind sacrificing USB3 support to get audio working but I have not had success so far on OS X. Has anyone successfully gotten USB Audio working on 10.13? Cheers!
  5. So I've managed to get Unlocker working on ESXi 6.0U2, installed Sierra and got GPU passthrough working with my GTX 1050 Ti. However...audio is a mess. I tried with an old USB sound card I had lying around, and the results were pathetic. So I disabled SIP (that was an adventure), installed VoodooHDA 2.9.0 and tried routing audio over HDMI. Again, it was an unpleasant experience. So I tried an old PCI M-Audio Revolution with a Snow Leopard era kext. I got audio, but it frequently broke up and distorted. Aside from audio, the VM feels stuttery and uneven, like the system is overloaded with I/O. However, there's actually very little activity in Activity Monitor. Anyone have any suggestions for getting decent audio out of this VM?
  6. Hello! I have ran into a perpelxting problem while trying to install OS 10.6 (snow Leopard) as a VM on my ESXi 6.0 u2 home lab. ​I ran the unlocker 208, and then set up the, however now when I boot the VM from a CD(connected to VM via Host's USB), the Vm starts and the silver Apple appears for about 30seconds, then the VM shutsdown. this error is generated in the events log: Error message from localhost.localdomain: The guest operating system is not Mac OS X Server. This virtual machine will power off. error 1/29/2017 7:51:39 AM MacOS X Is there any way around this? Or do I need to go out and try and find a Snow Leopard sever CD for install? I don't have a real Mac for which to get upgrade\install .dmg files. Thanks in advanced! I would never have even gotten this far with out the wonderful help and people on this site.
  7. I have an ESXi 6.0u2 on a 24 Core 65GB mem AMD Server. I have installed unlocker 208. I have tried from 10.3 through 10.12 OS X. The lower version can't get past the crossed out O and the higher versions fail right after the apple logo. I have tried the vmx change: smc.version = "0" I don't have a MAC to be able to create my own images. I have downloaded many of each version from torrents that claim to be bootable or install image. Has anyone got any version of OS X to work on a ESXi 6.0u2 with AMD processors? So frustrated.
  8. Trying to install Sierra ISO on ESXi 6u2 host that has AMD processors. I'm using an ISO that was created for working on VMWare Workstation not created by me. I executed the esxi-install.sh in the CLI from UNLOCKER 2.0.8 When the VM boots for the first time, the apple appears and then the VM powers off. This is my vmx file contents: Hope someone can give suggestions.
  9. Hi All, I am trying to get Mac OS X Server 10.4 Tiger installed on a virtual machine. I have the original installation disc for Mac OS X Server 10.4 Tiger Macbook late 2011 - OS X 10.10 - Intel i7 2.4GHz (Sandy Bridge) - Fusion 7 Installed ESXi 6.0 Hosts - Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 (Haswell) (these hosts can be downgraded to run 5.5 if needed) I can create a machine under my Fusion as Mac OS X 10.5 and boot to the physical 10.4 Tiger disk, but then it fails with; "the cpu has been disabled by the guest operating system" I know to get around this I have to change the CPUID of the virtual machine in the VMX file, which is fine. However I cannot find the correct CPUID to use, VMware offer a CPU identification tool (https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=136&downloadGroup=CPU%20IDENTIFICATION%20UTILITY) But this will not boot on a Server running OS X 10.4 Tiger, due to the EFI, if you boot this tool on any machine with BIOS, it works perfectly. I am unaware of any other tools or commands I can run to identify the CPUID on the hardware running tiger to help me figure out the correct CPUID to run the VM in fusion. Once up and running in fusion, I hope to port it over to ESXi 6.0. Can anyone help me with with the correct CPUID? If possible, we'd like to do it this way rather than using any unlocker tools, as we need the OS for a custom application, so are trying to keep everything working as untouched as possible. Thank you in advance
  10. Hi, my name is Giuseppe, I am from Italy. I have discovered this is "the forum" form MacOS on x86 compatible hardware. I am here to find a way to install release 10.10.3 it on my ESXi 5.5 Regards, Giuseppe Chillemi
  11. I successfully installed Yosemite 10.10 on ESXi 5.1. i'm trying to passthrough GPU. I'm having Radeon HD 7770. In ESXi under configuration and advance setting.. It is showing gradeout and says host doesnot support pass through configurtion. I enabled the Virtualization and VT for Direct I/0 in PC BIOS but still in ESXi passthrough is gradeout. Pls someone put light on the issue. Note: Intel tool tested for Virtualization and VT is positive. http://techiezone.rottigni.net/2013/11/installing-mavericks-on-esxi-5-1/ http://ark.intel.com/products/65702/Intel-Core-i5-3570-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_80-GHz My PC configuration - CPU: Intel i5-3570 Lvy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4 Ghz LGA1155 - Motherboard #: Intel Q77 Express - Video: Radeon HD 7770 GHZ Edition 1GB GDDR5 FLEX - OS X Yosemite 10.10 - MY dell bios ver A19
  12. Hi, I`m using ESXi 5.5 U1 and Mavericks 10.9.4 VM. Creating clean install and start testing. I have been unable to get any bootloader to load after start Mac OS X VM (Mavericks 10.9.4). After installing and reboot VM going to default Mac screen, and if I make changes in bootloader, they do not reflect. Example installing on clean VM Chameleon (or other bootloader) and make changes (-v, loading kexts .. etc) and after reboot this changes do not reflect! Testing with Chimera, Chameleon and Clover. They don't work... Any ideas?
  13. Hi all, I'm looking to build a new home server based on ESXi 5.5 running a OSX Server VM (Mavericks or Yosemite) - first time hackintosh. The Supermicro A1SRi-2758F motherboard (http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Atom/X10/A1SRi-2758F.cfm) looks really appealing for this build. However, I can't any information on building a hackintosh using this board. Does anyone have any experience with this particular board (or the C2758 CPU for that matter)? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  14. Hello, i have a Problem with my ESxi 5.5 U1 Host and a OS X Mavericks Guest. I have sucessfully installed OS X Mavericks. After the Installation i want to install the VMware Tools. But the VMware Tools Installer Preflight Check always told me that the VMware Tools cannot be installed because "a system reboot is required before installing vmware tools"... but a reboot change nothing, the error still exist...?? Any Ideas ? Is it possible to install the VMWare Tolls manually or disable the Prefilght Check ?
  15. Hi, has anybody successfully installed Maverick on ESXi 5.5, running on an (dual) Opteron Board? Is it worth trying? I guess one would need some special AMD kernel, patching the DMG, right? thx, effbee
  16. Ok, so I was able to get my GTX 465 converted into a Quadro 4000. To test that everything was still working, I passed the card through to my Windows VM and Installed the Quadro Drivers. Everything worked as expected and played some Crysis 2 - both DVI and mini HDMI ports pass video successfully. Prior to this, I had installed the NVIDIA VIBs onto the ESXi host. However, when passing through my OSX Mavericks VM, the card is recognized but no video connection is detected, and nothing will appear on my monitor. I have also installed the latest Quadro Drivers from NVIDIA and have tried using both default and NVIDIA drivers on boot, neither will pass video to my monitor. Has anyone else been able to get their Quadro Cards working in an OS X VM? The reason I chose to do a quadro 4000, is to get as close to possible as a Quadro 4000 for Mac. I can if need be, setup the card as a Quadro 5000 or 6000. I would have my GTX 465 stock, however it won't work with PCIe Passthrough. Any help will be appreciated. Also, at the moment, I cannot use DSDTs as I cannot get a third party EFI boot loader to work, such as chameleon or clover.
  17. Hello, I am not fitting inside the new macbook pro retina and thinking of buying more powerful mac but mac pro doesn't catch my mind so I did a quick research about solutions for my problem and found that I can get quite good performance running OS X on VMware ESXi on good hardware with VT-d and VMware DirectPath redirect GPU to OS X. So my question how good will run OS X on 2 x Intel Xeon E5 with 128GB RAM and AMD GPU on workstation/server motherboard? It's worth, it will be stable? Because performance of the new Mac Pro doesn't match my needs. Kind Regards, Aurimas
  18. I originally wrote this "How To" in the following topic "Workstation 8/9, Player 4/5 and Fusion 4/5 Mac OS X Unlocker" started by Donk, see link below, since there are now some 500+ replies in the topic, I thought it was time to extract the post and start a new topic. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/268531-workstation-89-player-45-and-fusion-45-mac-os-x-unlocker/ Although a lot of alternative methods are available, the following "How To" based on the work by Donk, Zenith432 and others on "InsanelyMac" is a proven method for installing a "Vanilla / Retail" version of OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite) and 10.11 (El Capitan) under VMware Workstation 10/11, Player 6/7, Workstation Pro/Player 12 and ESXi 5/6, using physical media (Snow Leopard) or an email with a content code for the Mac App Store (Lion and Mountain Lion) purchased from the Apple Store or media created from the App Store download. If you have access to an existing OS X machine physical or virtual you can download OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.11 (El Capitan) for free. It is important for the method detailed below to work, you must be running a relatively recent Intel processor with VT-x (Hardware Virtualisation) support which has been enabled in BIOS. Install the "Unlocker" following the included readme.txt, version 1.3.x for Workstation 10, Player 6 or ESXi 5 and "Unlocker" version 2.0.x for Workstation 11, Player 7, Workstation Pro/Player 12 and ESXi 6 created by Donk based on work by Donk, Zenith432 and Sam B, see the links below, to enable support for OS X. If you have access to an OS X machine, Redeem your purchase and download OS X from the Mac App Store under Purchases or use Updates to get OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.11 (El Capitan) once downloaded on your OS X machine extract the InstallESD.dmg from your App Store download of "Install OS X Lion" or "Install OS X Mountain Lion" in the Applications folder, right click the icon and select "Show Package Contents" open folder "SharedSupport" and copy the InstallESD.dmg to your desktop. Link to the "Unlocker" download to support Workstation 10.x, Player 6.x, Fusion 6.x and ESXi 5.x: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/20-vmware-unlocker-for-os-x/ Link to the "Unlocker" download to support Workstation 11.x, Workstation Pro 12.x, Player 7.x, Workstation Player 12.x, Fusion 7.x, Fusion 8.x and ESXi 6.x: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/339-unlocker/ Please note this media creation method will NOT work for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) an apple script is required to create a bootable DMG file from the "Install OS X Mavericks" or "Install OS X Yosemite" app downloaded from the Mac App Store, see the second post in this thread for details, link below: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/290949-how-to-install-os-x-10x-snow-leopard-lion-mountain-lion-mavericks-and-yosemite-in-vmware-workstation-10-or-player-6/?p=1937757 If you do not have access to an OS X machine, then purchase the OS X Snow Leopard DVD from the Apple Store ($19.99 US or £14.00 UK), you can use the DVD directly but it is easier to covert the DVD to an ISO. In order for you to be able to use the .dmg created for Lion or Mountain Lion as install media in Workstation 10/11 or Player 6/7 (Workstation Pro 12, Workstation Player 12, Fusion 6, 7 and 8, ESXi 5.1, 5.1 U1, 5.5, 5.5 U1, 5.5 U2, 5.5 U3, ESXi 6.0 and ESXi 6.0 U1x support .dmg files directly) the .dmg will have to be converted to an .iso, this can be done at the command line in OS X see below or in Windows using a third party product like ImgBurn ( http://www.imgburn.com/ ) or dmg2img ( http://vu1tur.eu.org/tools/ ) . In an OS X terminal session run the following: cd Desktop hdiutil convert ./InstallESD.dmg -format UDTO -o InstallESD mv InstallESD.cdr InstallESD.iso The conversion process will take some time, so apply the cup of coffee rule. The conversion process actually creates a .cdr file which we rename with the mv command to a .iso which can be mounted as installable media in Workstation 10/11 and Player 6/7. If the "Unlocker" has been installed correctly you should now be able to create a new Apple Mac OS X Guest operating system in Workstation 10/11, Workstation Pro 12, Player 6/7, Workstation Player 12 and ESXi 5/6 and select the InstallESD.iso you have created as the "Installer disc image file (iso):" and select Apple Mac OS X as the "Guest operating system" and Mac OS X Server 10.6 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.7 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.8 or Mac OS X 10.9 as the "Version". Mac OS X 10.9 can be installed from the .dmg created via the script detailed in the second post of this topic as can Mac OS X 10.10 which is only available as an option in Workstation 11, Workstation Pro 12, Player 7, Workstation Player 12 and ESXi 6, although Mac OS X 10.10 or 10.11 can be installed in Workstation 10, Player 6 or ESXi 5 using Mac OS X 10.9 as the "Version". Please note Mac OS X 10.11 is only available as an option in Workstation Pro 12, Workstation Player 12 and ESXi 6. Next choose a name and location for the virtual machine, then specify the "Maximum disk size (GB):" (I always select a minimum of 64 GB) and whether to "Store virtual disk as a single file" or "Split virtual disk into multiple files", (I select single file for ease of portability, but in theory selecting multiple files should offer better performance), however the default settings work fine. You now have the option to either Finish and create the Virtual Machine or "Customize Hardware...", I recommend adding a second core under the "Processors" section (although you may get the "Your Mac OS guest might run unreliably with more than one virtual core." warning message) and change the "Network Adapter" to "Bridged" (in theory these are optional, the default settings should will work fine, but experience would suggest using the recommended settings) select Close and Finish. It has been noted, thanks to cb4, that sometimes you get no keyboard input in the virtual machine, setting the "Enhanced virtual keyboard" from "Off" to "Use if available (recommended)" resolves the issue, and does not appear to have any issues when set on for a working OS X Virtual Machine. To disable the VMware multiple vCPU message add the following line to the VMX configuration for the guest whilst it is shutdown. isolation.tools.bug328986.disable = "TRUE" Please note this will only suppress the message, and the guest may be unstable with more than 1 vCPU, however since it is a very long time since real Mac's were not at least dual core, I always add at least two vCPU's, and have not experienced any instability. Thanks to Donk for the fix, for additional information head over to the website "Shine The Braille Toad". If you create the virtual machine using version 11 or later hardware, the default for Workstation 11, the virtual machine will not start and either hang or create a CPU core dump error message. Donk has confirmed two options to work around the issue: 1. Change the virtual machine to version 10 hardware. 2. Edit the configuration file (.vmx) and add the following line: smc.version = "0" Power on the virtual machine and the OS X installation should proceed to the Welcome screen, select your main language, and in the OS X Utilities screen select Disk Utility. In the left panel you should now see 68.72 GB VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media, or similar depending on the hard drive size you set when creating the virtual machine, select the drive, and select the Partition tab. Next change the Partition Layout: from "Current" to "1 Partition", you can select more than one partition but I generally keep it simple, give the Partition a meaningful name, i.e. OS X, and click on the Apply button (the default format "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" should be selected, and under the "Options..." button "GUID Partition Table" should be selected), you will next get an "Are you sure" warning, click on the Partition button to complete the creation of OS X formatted partition, you should see it appear below the VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media. The DIsk Utility presentation has changed in El Capitan, having selected the VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media as detailed above select the Erase button, the Partition button will be grayed out, and give the drive a meaningful Name: i.e. OS X and select "OS X Extended (Journaled)" as the Format: finally select "GUID Partition Map" as the Scheme and press the blue Erase button to create the drive ready for use by OS X. Now exit Disk Utility and select Reinstall or Install OS X, click Continue at the Install OS X screen and agree to the Apple EULA, at the Select the disk where you want to install OS X, you should have a nice yellow OS X disk in the middle of the screen, select the disk and click on Install, the installation should then proceed with a blue progress bar and "About 9 minutes remaining", following a re-boot OS X will continue "Installing OS X on the disk "OS X ..." again with a blue progress bar and "Time remaining: About 19 minutes", if the screen goes white with only a black mouse pointer, just click to bring back the install OS X screen. Following a further re-boot you should finally be at the Welcome screen with a map of the world and the option to select your language, followed by "Select Your Keyboard" to get the best support for a PC keyboard select the Show All and choose the relevant "Your Language - PC" version, i.e. British - PC. The next couple of screens may or may not appear depending on your network configuration, "How Do You Connect?", "Your Internet Connection" probably best to leave "TCP/IP Connection Type" Using DHCP initially. The next screen to appear is the "Transfer Information to This Mac", "Sign in with Your Apple ID" if you choose Don't sign in, you will get a splash screen with the option to "Skip", "Terms and Conditions", "Create Your Computer Account", "Select You Time Zone", "Diagnostics & Usage" followed by a "Setting up your Mac" and a thank you from Apple you should then be at the OS X desktop. This will create a vanilla install of OS X which can and should be patched via "Software Update..." as a matter of priority. It appears that like ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6, Workstation Pro/Player 12 using Unlocker 2.0.7 or later, Install VMware Tools... under the VM tab now appears to work, if not use the method as for previous versions of Workstation and Player detailed below: To install "VMware Tools" go to the Virtual Machine Settings for the OS X VM and select CD/DVD (IDE) and under "Connection" click on "Use ISO image file:". It is quite likely your InstallESD.iso will still be selected, so just "Browse..." to the location of the darwin.iso and select "Open". The darwin.iso is not present in a standard install of either Workstation 10/11, Workstation Pro 12, Player 6/7 or Workstation Player 12, it is added as part of the "Unlocker" install and is located in the VMware Workstation folder under "Program Files (x86)\VMware" or "Program Files\VMware" for a 32-bit host in a default install, make sure the "Device status" has "Connected" ticked generally "Connect at power on" is ticked by default. You may get an error when switching mounted .iso's in the Virtual Machine Settings "The guest operating system has locked the CD-ROM door..." it is OK to answer "Yes" to the question "Disconnect anyway and override the lock?". In your OS X desktop a VMware Tools icon should appear in the upper right corner, double click and select "Install VMware Tools", it is recommended to install VMware Tools as it offers an enhanced user experience when working with the Virtual Machine. Please note VMware Tools cannot be installed from the menu in Workstation 10/11 or Player 6/7 to an OS X Virtual Machine (unlike Fusion, ESXi 5.x snd ESXi 6.x and now Workstation Pro 12 and Workstation Player 12 which support VMware Tools installation from the menu). The latest VMware Tools from Fusion 7/8 now provide the best graphics support for OS X virtual machines, and Zenith432 has stopped development of the VMsvga2 graphics drivers. The latest darwin.iso is available to download at the VMware CDS Repository, see link below: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/user/487896-msok/ http://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ Once you are up and running with your virtual OS X machine you need to do a couple of housekeeping tasks to ensure your virtual machine does not freeze. Firstly go to "System Preferences" and select "Energy Saver" and set "Computer sleep:" and "Display sleep:" to Never and also un-tick "Put hard disks to sleep when possible", "Wake for Ethernet network access" and "Allow power button to put the computer to sleep". In "Desktop & Screen Saver" set "Screen Saver" to "Start after:" Never. One final note, occasionally you can come across an unsupported CPU error, this should be rare if you have recently downloaded your OS X media from the App Store as the App Store version is updated when a new combo patch is released. Alternatively if your CPU is one of the very latest Intel processors not yet supported by OS X, Apple check CPUID's when installing OS X, and will not install on an unsupported processor platform. (A prime example was when Intel introduced the Core i3, i5 and i7 and Xeon 5600 series processors, Snow Leopard 10.6.4 was the lowest version of OS X to support the new processors, unfortunately the highest available "vanilla" media was and still is 10.6.3, without the CPUID mask it was impossible to install OS X Snow Leopard. As stated earlier in this post, Apple starting with OS X 10.7 Lion deliver the latest slipstreamed media via the App Store.) In either case add the following line to your OS X virtual machine configuration file (.vmx): cpuid.1.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:1010:0101" or cpuid.1.eax = "----:----:----:0010:----:----:1010:0111" The first was based on work by myself and Donk, the second a recommendation by jmattson of VMware, see links below: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/232183-snow-leopard-on-vmware-and-disabled-cpu-error/ http://communities.vmware.com/thread/423099?start=30&tstart=0
  19. I have a strange problem here to solve. Following by post, ESXi 5 Mac OS X Unlocker http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/267296-esxi-5-mac-os-x-unlocker/ Graphics Acceleration in ESXi 5.1 and OS X Mountain Lion VM http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285733-graphics-acceleration-in-esxi-51-and-os-x-mountain-lion-vm/ I am able to get OSX 10.8.3(.4) working on ESXi 5.1 server, it works great on a Dual L5520 Xeon setup with 24GB RAM and a ATI HD6570 passthru. The problem I have about OSX inside VM is on vmware / ESXi, the default option (cannot be remove) svga hardware exist, resulting in a "virtual dual monitor" in OSX. This unwanted display slows down video performance with in OSX a lot. I try removing kext from VMWare on the vm-video device, no luck, and in OSX there seems to be no way I can "disable" the display, tried the bootflag hack also with no luck. Is there anyway either in OSX or ESXi-wise a user can "Disable" the default build in Video emulation? Thanks a million.
  20. So I've run into a bit of an issue that I need help figuring out. I have a Mountain Lion Guest running on my ESXi 5.1 host. The OS is located on a local datastore, but then I have about 6.5TB worth of virtual disks attached to this machine that are stored on an NFS datastore. I would like to migrate all of these disks to a different datastore. Now I know I can usually go an just migrate the disks individually, but Vcenter wont allow me to do this because OS X is not supported(?). Does any one know of a way that I can accomplish this? Thanks!
  21. Hallo zusammen! Ich versuche schon seit einer Nacht auf einem ESXI 5.1.0 ein MAC OSX Server zum installieren. Leider bisher ohne Erfolg. Lt. Der Anleitung auf VMWare einfach ein ISO machen und drauf damit - geht nicht es kommt während dem Booten Anstelle des Apple Logos einen Kreis der durchgestrichen ist. was auch immer das bedeuten soll - hab bei google noch nichts gefunden wo mir weiterhelfen kann. Ich dachte, dass es an der Hardware leigen könnte (Not Supportet???) Dann bin ich auf esxi Unocker aufmerksam geworden. Hab den lt. Anleitung installiert, leider konnte er auf dem Datastore nicht zugreifen - nun sind dort alle VM weg, und ich kann keine mehr erstellen... /usr # install install.sh ------ An unexpected error occurred ------ Error code: aW5lIDMxNCwgaW4gY2FjaGUKICAgIHNyYyA9IG9wZW4ob3MucGF0aC5qb2luKGRpcmVjdG9yeSwgb2xkbmFtZSksICJyYiIpCg== See logs for details IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/db/payloads/boot/tboot.b00' Der ESXI läuft auf einem Fujitsu TX 120 8 GB RAM Intel Xeon 2,66 GHz Intel Pro Netzwerkkarte ESXI aktuellster Patch Bitte um Hilfe! Danke und Gruß Stoffl
  22. Version 10.1.1


    This is the current version of VMware Tools for OS X from the VMware CDS repository for Fusion 10.1.1 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. Instructions for extracting darwin.iso - Download the file above - Extract com.vmware.fusion.tools.darwin.zip.tar - darwin.iso is located in the "payload" folder
  23. VMware Unlocker for OS X

    Version 1.3.0


    Mac OS X Unlocker for VMware ============================ 1. Introduction --------------- The package is a combination of the Unlocker code written by Zenith432 plus some fixes and scripts written by myself that wrap the actual unlocker code. It has been tested against: * Workstation 8/9/10 on Windows and Linux (32 & 64-bit versions) * Player 4/5/6 on Windows and Linux (32 & 64-bit versions) * Fusion 4/5/6 on Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks * ESXi 5.0/5.1/5.5 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 creation * Copy darwin.iso if needed to VMware folder 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. Also Player is missing vmware-vmx-debug and vmware-vmx-stats files and so an error is shown during patching as the files are not found. This can be safely ignored. OS X guests on ESXi patched hosts cannot be controlled from vCenter, only from the ESXi host itself. This means power operations have to be run directly on the server. The vmwarebase code does not need to be patched on ESXi or OS X 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. 2. 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". install.cmd - patches VMware and copies darwin.iso tools image to VMware uninstall.cmd - restores VMware and removes darwin.iso tools image from VMware 3. Linux --------- On Linux you will need to be either root or use sudo to run the scripts. You may need to ensure the contents of the linux folder have execute permissions by running chmod +x against the 4 files. install.sh - patches VMware and copies darwin.iso tools image to VMware uninstall.sh - restores VMware and removes darwin.iso tools image from VMware 4. 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 contents of the osx folder have execute permissions by running chmod +x against the 3 files. install.sh - patches VMware uninstall.sh - restores VMware 5. 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 contents of the esxi folder have execute permissions by running chmod +x against the 3 files. install.sh - patches VMware uninstall.sh - restores VMware Note: 1. System should have a persistent scratch partition - should be OK except for stateless and USB boot on drives less than 4GB http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1033696 http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1013015 http://www.vreference.com/2011/04/28/check-for-esxi-scratch-persistence/ 2. 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. 3. This option runs at boot time to patch the releavant files and it now survives an upgrade or patch to ESXi as local.sh is part of the persisted local state. 6. Zenith432's Unlocker ----------------------- In all cases the unlocker can be run without the scripts but you would need to carry out additional actions which the scripts encapsulate for you especially on ESXi. If you want to run the unlocker directly the parameters are: Usage: Unlocker [-h] [-u] [target_directory] -h: print help -u: remove the patch target_directory: customize location of vmx executables On all platforms you must run it with administrator or root privileges. The source code is provided and Zenith432 makes it freely available for modification. I have modified the code and it is available as per Zenith432's original statement. Thanks to Zenith432 for building the unlocker and Mac Son of Knife for all the testing and support. History ------- 11/10/11 1.0.0 - First release 07/11/11 1.0.1 - Fixed typo in Windows command files 07/12/11 1.0.2 - Updated patcher and tools for latest release WKS 8.0.1 & FUS 4.1.1 10/05/12 1.1.0 - Changed the patching mechanism for vmwarebase .dll or .so & tested against ESXi 5.0 U1 and Tech Previews. 13/07/13 1.1.1 - Changed ESXi scripts to ensure not deleting root /bin folder - Fixed vmwarebase patching on 32-bit Linux - Some other code clean-up in Unlocker.cpp 18/09/13 1.2.0 - Updated vmwarebase pattern matching for WKS 10.0.0 & FUS 6.0.0 25/03/14 1.3.0 - New method to run patcher on ESXi - Fixes crashes when using vCenter - Tested against ESXi 5.5 - Darwin guest tools from Fusion 6.0.2 - Zip file preserves file attributes for Posix based systems © 2011-2014 Dave Parsons
  24. I'm Attempting to install ML (retail) in to a VM on ESXi vSphere 5.1 // HP Proliant Microserver N36L (AMD) but I'm having a mouse input issue. Followed the following guide, but I used the AMD kernel from the development thread: http://www.insanelym...-for-beginners/ As per the guide I used my retail ML dmg to restore to USB, installed chameleon, extracted the packages from basesystem, AMD_kernel from the AMD dev thread, FakeSMC r615 and NullCPUPowerManagement kexts. I went with iMac 10,1 for the SMBios. To run the install I extracted the USB to a dmg and uploaded it to a datastore then connected the cd drive to the dmg. VM is set for OS X 10.7 (highest it goes to, but apparently this works). I have also unlocked ESXi to run OS X on non-apple hardware (I have previously got OS X SL 10.6 running using the legacy kernel). My issue was the installer loads to the language selection menu, but with no mouse and keyboard support so I can't get any further. I have used USB Bus fix, Graphics enabler, Force 64bit, Ethernet Built in and cpus=1. (didn't work). I then started adding in kexts from my SL install with which I got a stable 10.60 install, (I did find that any tweaks on that previous system did cause it to loose mouse/keyboard input through the console and over vnc, so it seems to be pretty fussy): AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext ApplePS2Controller.kext IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext IOATAFamily.kext IONetworkingFamily.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext TotallyFixStillWaiting.kext fakesmc.kext I then got keyboard, but no mouse input - any ideas how to get this working? Kind of important as I need to use disk utility to format the disk before install! Lastly I then tried the following as a latch ditch effort: AHCI_Extended_Injector.kext AHCIPortInjector.kext AppleAHCIPort.kext But with no success. Any insight on what to try next?
  25. Hi People, I have: A gigabyte GA790FX-DQ6 Mobo A AMD Phenom II X4 960T Cpu A pair of 500 GB WD Harddrives A SiI 3112 sata controller. 8 GB of ram. I'm trying to install snow leopard (10.6) using the mac osx support esxi 5.0 is meant to have but all I get is the grey sceen with the mac logo and no loading spinner. I have installed and run the latest version of the unlocker on my esxi server, but doesn't seem to have made any difference. Im really stuck, is possible to install snow leopard with an amd processor? Also what exactly is the unlocker meant to do? I have got to an install screen with the latest nawcom disk using the freebsd 64 bit template, but the install / copying of files goes really really slowly, like 2 hours never seems to get to the end. Any advice or guidence on how to get snow or even lion running under esxi 5.0? Really would appreciate some help, its totally driving me nuts (so nuts im posting this on chrissy eve). TIA! K3xenn