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  1. Version 3.0.0

    491 downloads

    macOS Unlocker V3.0 for VMware ESXi =================================== 1. Introduction --------------- Unlocker 3 for ESXi is designed for VMware ESXi 6.5 and 6.7. The patch code carries out the following modifications dependent on the product being patched: * Fix vmware-vmx to allow macOS to boot * Fix libvmkctl to allow vSphere to control the guest The code is written in Python as it makes the Unlocker easier to run and maintain on ESXi. +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | IMPORTANT: | | ========== | | | | Always uninstall the previous version of the Unlocker before using a new | | version. Failure to do this could render VMware unusable. | | | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 2. Installation --------------- Copy the distribution file to the ESXi host datastore using scp or some other data transfer system. Decompress the file from the ESXi console or via SSH: tar xzvf esxi-unlocker-xxx.tgz (xxx - will be the version number, for example, 300) Run the command from the terminal: ./esxi-install.sh Finally reboot the server. 3. Uninstallation ----------------- Open the ESXi console or login via SSH and chnage to the folder where the files were extracted. Run the command from the terminal: ./esxi-uninstall.sh Finally reboot the server. 4. Notes -------- A. There is a command added called esxi-smctest.sh which can show if the patch is successful. It must be run from a terminal or SSH session. The output should be: /bin/vmx smcPresent = true custom.vgz false 38725560 B B. The unlocker can be temporarily disabled during boot by editing the boot options and adding "nounlocker". 5. Thanks --------- Thanks to Zenith432 for originally building the C++ unlocker and Mac Son of Knife (MSoK) for all the testing and support. Thanks also to Sam B for finding the solution for ESXi 6 and helping me with debugging expertise. Sam also wrote the code for patching ESXi ELF files and modified the unlocker code to run on Python 3 in the ESXi 6.5 environment. The code is available at https://github.com/DrDonk/esxi-unlocker History ------- 26/09/18 3.0.0 - First release (c) 2011-2018 Dave Parsons
  2. Verision 3 of the macOS Unlocker for VMware ESXi. Supports versions: ESXi 6.5 and 6.7 https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/964-macos-unlocker-v30-for-vmware-esxi/ https://github.com/DrDonk/esxi-unlocker/releases/download/3.0.0/esxi-unlocker-300.tgz https://github.com/DrDonk/esxi-unlocker/ readme.txt Please note that this will not work if Secure Boot is enabled on the ESXi host. This is by design where VMware restricts what can be run when booted using Secure Boot.
  3. Verision 3 of the macOS Unlocker for VMware Workstation and Player. Supports versions: Workstation 11/12/14/15 on Windows and Linux Workstation Player 7/12/14/15 on Windows and Linux https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/963-macos-unlocker-v30-for-vmware-workstation/ https://github.com/DrDonk/unlocker/releases/download/3.0.2/unlocker302.zip https://github.com/DrDonk/unlocker/ readme.txt
  4. Here is a new utility to patch the EFI firmware in VMware Workstation and Fusion to allow the non-server versions of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to run. Yoiu will need macOS unlocker 3 if you are using Workstation on non-Apple hardware. I still have to find a way to do this on ESXi as the UEFIPatch utility will not run in the ESXi console. This currently supports: Workstation 11/12/14/15 on Windows and Linux Workstation Player 7/12/14/15 on Windows and Linux Fusion 10/11 on macOS https://github.com/DrDonk/efi-unlocker/releases/download/1.0.0/efi-unlocker100.zip https://github.com/DrDonk/efi-unlocker Please read the readme.txt file for details. readme.txt
  5. Version 3.0.2

    2,214 downloads

    macOS Unlocker V3.0 for VMware Workstation ========================================== +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | IMPORTANT: | | ========== | | | | Always uninstall the previous version of the Unlocker before using a new | | version. Failure to do this could render VMware unusable. | | | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 1. Introduction --------------- Unlocker 3 is designed for VMware Workstation 11-15 and Player 7-15. If you are using an earlier product please continue using Unlocker 1. Version 3 has been tested against: * Workstation 11/12/14/15 on Windows and Linux * Workstation Player 7/12/14/15 on Windows and Linux The patch code carries out the following modifications dependent on the product being patched: * Fix vmware-vmx and derivatives to allow macOS to boot * Fix vmwarebase .dll or .so to allow Apple to be selected during VM creation * Download a copy of the latest VMware Tools for macOS 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 11 and Player 7. In all cases make sure VMware is not running, and any background guests have been shutdown. The code is written in Python. 2. Prerequisites ---------------- The code requires Python 2.7 to work. Most Linux distros ship with a compatible Python interpreter and should work without requiring any additional software. Windows Unlocker has a packaged version of the Python script using PyInstaller, and so does not require Python to be installed. 3. Limitations -------------- If you are using VMware Player or Workstation on Windows you may get a core dump. Latest Linux products are OK and do not show this problem. +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | IMPORTANT: | | ========== | | | | If you create a new VM VMware may stop and create a core dump. | | There are two options to work around this issue: | | | | 1. Change the VM to be HW 10 - this does not affect performance. | | 2. Edit the VMX file and add: | | smc.version = "0" | | | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 4. 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". win-install.cmd - patches VMware win-uninstall.cmd - restores VMware win-update-tools.cmd - retrieves latest macOS guest tools 5. Linux --------- On Linux you will need to be either root or use sudo to run the scripts. You may need to ensure the Linux scripts have execute permissions by running chmod +x against the 2 files. lnx-install.sh - patches VMware lnx-uninstall.sh - restores VMware lnx-update-tools.cmd - retrieves latest macOS guest tools 6. Thanks --------- Thanks to Zenith432 for originally building the C++ unlocker and Mac Son of Knife (MSoK) for all the testing and support. Thanks also to Sam B for finding the solution for ESXi 6 and helping me with debugging expertise. Sam also wrote the code for patching ESXi ELF files and modified the unlocker code to run on Python 3 in the ESXi 6.5 environment. History ------- 27/09/18 3.0.0 - First release 02/10/18 3.0.1 - Fixed gettools.py to work with Python 3 and correctly download darwinPre15.iso 10/10/18 3.0.2 - Fixed false positives from anti-virus software with Windows executables - Allow Python 2 and 3 to run the Python code from Bash scripts (c) 2011-2018 Dave Parsons
  6. Hi I hope someone can please help. My previously working vmware image of Mac OSx no longer boots in Ubuntu 15.10. I've re-applied the unlocker and patches but I can't get it to work. The Apple logo appears and the progress bar gets to half way across (albeit very very slowly) and then gets no further. Is there any way to see the boot process and where it gets stuck or what the error is? Thanks for any help at all.
  7. Can any one help me with this? Yes I am doing this as an administrator. I turn off all the vmware services. and I understand it not finding the unlocker.exe. I try to install diferent unlockers using diferent VMware versions and nothing. the only thing I havent change its my OS. I even installed Pyton EVEN do its Not Needed. Do i need to do something else please help. I wana use it to start learning mac. Using VMware workstation 12.0.0 build-2985596 I build my computer its a i7 6700k OC to 4.6Ghz, memory 32680 MB, Intel 750 SSD, and 1 TB SSD samsung, Windows 10, 64-bit (Build 10240) 10.0.10240
  8. 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)
  9. After two days of trials and tribulation, I managed to get Capitan to work on Workstation 12 for Windows 10. I used a vmware image provided by a poster on youtube. U can find all the links on the youtube link. The trick is before u run 'Unlocker' u MUST turned off all vmware services that still run in the background. Used Task Manager. This is true whether u running workstation 12...11... otherwise you won't see the 'Apple' option in the menu. Then just follow the steps provided in the video. Now I can download a real capitan image and start experimenting. Pre-install image: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_mrqPTrlu-2NVFRaVY4cXVoVjA/view
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