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How to Install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows 10 – PC

In this article, I am going to show you how to install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows. So, Apple announced macOS Catalina in WWDC 2019. If you want to give macOS Catalina a try, then you’re in the right place. We will provide a link to download macOS Catalina ISO or a guide to create your own ISO if you want. So without wasting any more time, let’s get started. If you want Catalina on Virtualbox then follow the article on how to install macOS Catalina on VirtualBox on Windows.

Required: If you haven’t already then you should enable Virtualization Technology (aka Intel VT or AMD-V).

Steps to Install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows 10

  1. Download the prerequisites
  2. Install the Prerequisites
  3. Unlock VMware to Install macOS Catalina on Windows
  4. Create a New Virtual Machine
    • Edit macOS Catalina VMX File (Optional)
  5. Install macOS Catalina as VM on VMware
  6. Complete Basic macOS Account Settings
  7. Install VMware Tools (Optional)

Step 1: Download the Prerequisites

Before you begin, you should download some files, and you may also download & install the Virtualisation application, which is required later on in this guide. But if you have done any of the followings already, then you may skip it. Here is the list:

Step 2: Install the Prerequisites

Now install the following application, and if you already have it by any chance then you’re welcome to Skip but make sure then it works properly and updated to the latest version.

  • Install VMware WorkstationPro15.5.x or VMware Player 15.5.x

After downloading the VMware Workstation pro/player, run the setup and follow the prompt leaving all the options as default.

Step 3: Unlock VMware to Install macOS Catalina on Windows

Firstly make sure VMware Workstation application is closed completely otherwise the VMware unlocker won’t work. You can do this by Clicking on File Tab > Exit.

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Exit VMware Workstation

You should have downloaded macOS Unlocker V3 for VMware GitHub or the direct link above. So now extract the macOS Unlocker V3.0 for VMware Workstation. Right-click on win-install.cmd and select Run as Administrator.

Note: You may always uninstall the previous version of the Unlocker before using a new release. Failure to do this could render VMware unusable. – David Parsons

How to Install macOS Catalina on VMware

Run win-install.cmd As Administrator

How to Install macOS Catalina on VMware

Unlocker 3.0.3 for VMware Workstation

Step 4: Create a New Virtual Machine

#1. Open VMware and click on Create a New Virtual Machine (Ctrl+N) then select Typical (Recommended) and click Next.

How to Install macOS Big Sur on VMware on Windows - PC
Create a VM
How to Install macOS Big Sur on VMware on Windows - PC
Select Typical (recommended)

#2. Now select I will install the operating system later and click Next. Choose Apple Mac OS X from operating system list then select macOS 10.15 from version and click Next.

How to Install macOS Big Sur on VMware on Windows - PC
Select Install the Operating System Later
Select macOS 10.15 Verion
Select macOS 10.15 Verizon

#3. Name the virtual machine as you prefer like macOS Catalina. Click Browse then choose a location to save virtual machine files and click Next, or you may let it as default.

Name macOS Catalina VM

Name & Save macOS Catalina VM

#4. Specify the disk size of 120 GB or more than 50 GB. Then select Store virtual disk as a single file and click Next.

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Specify Disk Capacity

#5. On Ready to Create Virtual Machine, Click Customize Hardware.

Customize Hardware macOS Catalina

Customize Hardware

#6. Increase the Memory from 4 GB to 8 GB or higher for better performance.

How to Install macOS Big Sur on VMware on Windows - PC

Increase RAM

#7. Select Processor menu then increase the CPU processor core from 2 cores to or Higher cores for better performance.

Note: If you don’t have enough resources then you may not increase the Memory and Processor since the minimum requirement is 4 GB Memory and 2 Cores of Processor.

How to Install macOS Big Sur on VMware on Windows - PC

Increase Number of Processors

#8. Select New CD/DVD (SATA) from the menu then click Use ISO image file: and click Browse.

How to Install macOS Big Sur on VMware on Windows - PC

Click Browse

#9. Locate the macOS Catalina 10.15.5 (19F101).iso file then click Open. If you don’t have this file then you should download this from Step 1: Download the Prerequisites section.

Browse macOS Catalina ISO

Browse macOS Catalina ISO

#10. After selecting the macOS Catalina ISO, to save all the changes click Close.

Save Changes to macOS Catalina

Save Changes

#11. Finally on the New Virtual Machine Wizard Window, Click Finish.

Ready to macOS Catalina VM

Ready to macOS Catalina VM

Edit macOS Catalina VMX File (Optional)

  1. Do these 2 steps only if you can’t boot into macOS or have other issues. Navigate to the virtual machine folder which you select in step #4.3 of this guide. If you didn’t specify a new location, then the default location is in Document > Virtual Machine. Right-click on macOS Catalina.vmx then open it via Notepad or any third-party text editor of your choice.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of texts and add the following code; then click on File > Save. After that, you may close it as you don’t need it anymore.
Open macOS Catalina VMX with NotePad
Open macOS Catalina VMX with NotePad
macOS Catalina VMX File

Step 5: Install macOS Catalina as VM on VMware

  1. Open VMware and on the macOS Catalina VM window Click Power on this Virtual Machine.
    Power on macOS Catalina VM
  2. Wait for it boot up.
    Booting macOS Catalina 10.15.5
  3. Select English on the language page then click Continue Arrow.
    Select Language and Click Continue Catalina

    Select Language and Click Continue Catalina

  4. Now, you’ll see macOS Utilities Window. From the list, select Disk Utility and click Continue.
    Go to Disk Uitlity Catalina

    Go to Disk Utility

  5. Select VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media then click Erase. Choose the following options and again click Erase.
    • Name: Catalina HD (You can type any name you want)
    • Format: APFS (If you get an error, select Mac OS X Extended Journaled)
    • Scheme: GUID Partition MAP
      Format the VMware VSHDM

      Format the VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media

  6. From Disk Utility Tab, click Quit Disk Utility
    Quit Disk Utility

    Quit Disk Utility

  7. From macOS Utilities, select Install macOS and click Continue.
    Install macOS on the VMDK

    Install macOS

  8. Click Continue on Install macOS Catalina screen.
    Install macOS Catalina

    Install macOS Catalina

  9. Agree to the macOS Catalina License agreement.
    Agree to the macOS Catalina License agreement

    Agree to the macOS Catalina License agreement

  10. Select Catalina HD and click Install.
    Installing macOS On the VMDK 1

    Install macOS On the VMDK

  11. Wait for macOS Catalina will restart 2/3 times to complete the installation itself without you touching anything. It will take roughly 15-20 minutes depending on your system, be patient.
    Installing macOS On the VMDK 2
    Installing macOS On the VMDK
    Installing macOS On the VMDK 3
    Installing macOS On the VMDK

Step 6: Complete Basic macOS Account Settings

Once the installation part complete, the VM will reboot, and after the reboot, you should see macOS Catalina Welcome page.

Install macOS Catalina on VMware using VMDK

macOS Catalina Welcome Page

  1. Select your Country and click Continue.
  2. Choose a Keyboard Layout and click Continue.
  3. On the Data & Privacy page, click Continue.
  4. Select Don’t transfer any information now and click Continue.
  5. Click on Set Up Later then Skip.
  6. Click Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  7. Fill out the Full name, Account name, Password, and Hint then click Continue.
    Install macOS Catalina on VMware using VMDK

    Create a Catalina Computer Account

  8. Click on Continue on the Express Set Up page.
  9. On the Analytics, click Continue.
  10. Click Continue on Screen Time.
  11. Skip set up Siri
  12. Select any appearance theme and click Continue. You can choose between dark mode or light and Auto mode.
    macOS Catalina Screent Time
    Choose Your macOS Catalina Look

  13. Finally, wait a little while for macOS to finish setting up then it should boot into the macOS Catalina Desktop.
    Install macOS Catalina on VMware using VMDK

    Successfully Installed macOS Catalina on VMware

Step 7: Install VMware Tools (Optional)

So now you should have noticed that the resolution of macOS Catalina can’t be changed and it’s not working as smoothly as you expected. To fix macOS Catalina Resolution on VMware or Make it more responsive, you need to install something called VMware Tools. It’s quite easy and straightforward to work with any system. So to do that we have created a comprehensive guide. Please click the link below and follow the guide Step by step.

See this guide: How to install VMware Tools on macOS Catalina

Summary

Basically, in this article, I’ve shown you the step by step pictorial guide on how to install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows 10 using ISO. After reading and following this guide, you should have done the following:

  1. Download the prerequisites
  2. Install the Prerequisites
  3. Unlock VMware to Install macOS Catalina on Windows
  4. Create a New Virtual Machine
    • Edit macOS Catalina VMX File (Optional)
  5. Install macOS Catalina as VM on VMware
  6. Complete Basic macOS Account Settings
  7. Install VMware Tools (Optional)

Related: New version of macOS is out!. Check out How to Install macOS Big Sur on VMware on Windows and Install macOS Big Sur on VirtualBox on Windows.

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How to Run macOS on Windows 10 in a Virtual Machine

Windows 10 is a great operating system. It has its quirks and annoyances, but which operating system doesn't? Even if you're beholden to Microsoft and Windows 10, you can still shop around.

What better way to do that than from the safe confines of your existing operating system with a virtual machine? This way, you can run macOS on Windows, which is perfect for using Mac-only apps on Windows.

So, here's how you install macOS in a virtual machine on Windows, making a virtual Hackintosh that lets you run Apple apps from your Windows machine.

What Files Do You Need to Create a macOS Virtual Machine on Windows 10?

Before delving into the "how-to," you need to download and install the essential tools. The tutorial details how to create macOS virtual machines using both Oracle VirtualBox Manager (VirtualBox) and VMware Workstation Player (VMware Player).

Related: VirtualBox vs. VMware Player: The Best Virtual Machine for Windows

You need a copy of macOS, too. Big Sur is the latest macOS version. You can find the download links for macOS Big Sur in the next section.

This tutorial will focus on installing macOS Big Sur in a virtual machine running on Intel hardware, using either VirtualBox or VMware Player.

Unfortunately, I do not have access to any AMD hardware, so I cannot provide a tutorial.

There is, however, the code snippet that anyone using an AMD system requires to boot a macOS Big Sur using VMware on AMD hardware.

Launching the macOS Big Sur virtual machine is the same as the Intel version but uses a slightly different code snippet. You can find the tutorial and the code snippet in the section below.

Furthermore, you will find links to several AMD macOS Catalina, Mojave, and High Sierra virtual machine tutorials, at the end of the article.

Download macOS Big Sur Virtual Image

Use the download links below to download the macOS Big Sur image for both VirtualBox and VMware.

Download:macOS Big Sur Virtual Machine Image

Download:VMware Player Patch Tool

How to Create a macOS Big Sur Virtual Machine With VirtualBox

Before creating the macOS virtual machine, you need to install the VirtualBox Extension Pack. It includes fixes for USB 3.0 support, mouse and keyboard support, and other useful VirtualBox patches.

Download: VirtualBox Extension Pack for Windows (Free)

Scroll down, select All supported platforms to download, then double-click to install.

1. Create the macOS Big Sur Virtual Machine

Open VirtualBox. Select New. Type macOS.

VirtualBox will detect the OS as you type and will default to Mac OS X. You can leave this as is.

Regarding the virtual machine name, make it something memorable yet easy to type. You'll need to input this name in a series of commands, and it is frustrating to type a complicated name multiple times!

Next, set the amount of RAM the macOS virtual machine can use. I would suggest a minimum of 4GB, but the more you can give from the host system, the better your experience.

Remember, you cannot assign more RAM than your system has available, and you need to leave some memory available for the host operating system.

Now, select Create a hard disk now and select Create. On the next screen, select Virtual Hard Disk, then set the disk size to a minimum of 50GB, but ideally more if you can spare the space. macOS Big Sur requires at least 35GB of storage.

Related: How Much RAM Do You Really Need?

2. Edit the macOS Big Sur Virtual Machine Settings

Don't try and start your macOS Big Sur virtual machine yet. Before firing the virtual machine up, you need to make a few tweaks to the settings. Right-click your macOS virtual machine and select Settings.

  1. Under System, remove Floppy from the boot order. Ensure the Chipset is set to ICH9.
  2. Select the Processor tab. Assign two processors. If you have a CPU with power to spare (such as an Intel Core i7 or i9 with multiple extra cores), consider assigning more. However, this isn't vital.
  3. Make sure the Enable PAE/NX box is checked.
  4. Under Display, set Video Memory to 128MB.
  5. Now, under Storage, select the blank disc under Storage Devices. Next, select the disk icon alongside Optical Drives. Browse to and select your macOS Big Sur disk image.
  6. Finally, head to the USB tab and select USB 3.0, then press OK.

3. Use the Command Prompt to Add Custom Code to VirtualBox

It still isn't quite time to fire up your macOS Big Sur virtual machine. In its current configuration, VirtualBox doesn't work with your macOS disk image.

To get it up and running, you have to essentially patch VirtualBox before the macOS virtual machine will function. To do this, you need to enter some code using the Command Prompt. All the details are below.

Start by closing VirtualBox. The commands will not execute properly if VirtualBox or any of its associated processes are running.

Once closed, press the Windows key + X, then select Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu. If your menu only shows the PowerShell option, type command into your Start menu search bar. Then right-click the Best Match, and select Run as Administrator. Use the following command to locate the Oracle VirtualBox directory:

Now, enter the following commands, one by one. Adjust the command to match the name of your virtual machine. For instance, my virtual machine name is macOS Big Sur.

Here are the commands:

After the completion of the commands and presuming you encountered no errors, close the Command Prompt.

4. Boot Your macOS Big Sur Virtual Machine

Reopen VirtualBox. Double-click your macOS virtual machine to start it. You will see a long stream of text, followed by the Apple logo. On the next screen, select your language of choice, then Continue.

  1. Next, select Disk Utility. You create a clean drive for macOS Big Sur to install to.
  2. In the Disk Utility, select VBOX HARDDISK MEDIA from the Internal drive column.
  3. After selecting the drive, head to the Erase option found at the top of the utility.
  4. Give your drive a name, set the Format to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and the Scheme to GUID Partition Map.
  5. Select Erase.
  6. Once complete, you can exit the Disk Utility back to the Big Sur recovery screen. From here, you should select Install macOS Big Sur.
  7. Select the drive you created in the Disk Utility, followed by Continue.

Now, the installation says it'll take a few minutes. However, in my experience, this wasn't correct. The initial installation phase took around 15 minutes, but then you land on a second installation screen after the macOS Big Sur virtual machine restarts.

The initial installation time on that screen begins at around 29 minutes. However, once it reaches Less than a minute remaining and you get your hopes up—don't.

It took another hour for the installation to complete from this point, but I've also read reports of people waiting for upwards of three hours. Worse, there is no way to tell if the installation is ongoing on you're just wasting your time.

If you can afford the time, leave it for several hours, and hopefully, when you come back, you'll be staring at the macOS Big Sur Welcome page.

Once you complete the macOS setup, take a snapshot within VirtualBox. Head to Machine > Take Snapshot, give your snapshot a name, and wait for it to process. If anything breaks or the Big Sur virtual machine corrupts, you can head back to the snapshot to restore your previously good installation.

How to Create a macOS Big Sur Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Player

Prefer VMware over VirtualBox? You can create a macOS Big Sur virtual machine using VMware that works exactly the same as VirtualBox. And, just as with VirtualBox, VMware also requires patching before the macOS Big Sur virtual machine will work.

This part of the tutorial works for Intel and AMD systems. AMD users must use the second code snippet when editing the virtual machine VMX file. Read through the tutorial to see what this means exactly.

1. Patch VMware Workstation Player

  1. In the "Download macOS Big Sur Virtual Image" section is the VMware Player Patch Tool. Before commencing any further, download the patch tool.
  2. Browse to the location you downloaded the patch tool to. Extract the contents of the archive. This process works best when the folders are on the same drive (e.g., the VMware root folder and extracted archive are both found on the C:\ drive).
  3. Make sure VMware is completely closed. In the Unlocker folder, right-click the win-install command script and select Run as Administrator. The script will open a Command Prompt window, and the patch script will run.

Do pay attention. The script whizzes by, and you need to keep watch for any "File not Found" messages.

The most common reason for a "file not found" or a "system cannot find the file specified" message is installing VMware Workstation Player in a different location to the default folder and executing the patch from a different directory.

Once the patch completes, you can open VMware.

2. Create the macOS Big Sur Virtual Machine with VMware

  1. Select Create a New Virtual Machine. Choose I will install the operating system later.
  2. Now, select Apple Mac OS X, and change the Version to macOS 10.16. If you don't see the macOS options, it is because the patch didn't install correctly.
  3. Next, you need to choose a name for your macOS Big Sur virtual machine. Choose something easy to remember, then copy the file path to somewhere handy—you're going to need it to make some edits in a moment.
  4. On the next screen, set a disk size of 50GB or larger and select Store virtual disk as a single file. Complete the virtual disk creation wizard, but do not start the virtual machine just yet.

3. Edit the macOS Big Sur Virtual Machine Settings

Before you can boot the virtual machine, you must edit the hardware specification.

  1. From the main VMware screen, select your macOS Big Sur virtual machine, then right-click and select Settings.
  2. Bump the virtual machine memory up to at least 4GB. You can allocate more if you have RAM to spare.
  3. Under Processors, edit the number of available cores to 2 (or more if available).
  4. Now, select New CD/DVD (SATA)> Use ISO image file. Browse to the macOS Big Sur ISO file and select it.
  5. Close the Hardware window, and select Finish.

However, don't start the VMware Workstation Player macOS Big Sur virtual machine just yet. There are still some edits to make to configuration files.

4. Edit the macOS Big Sur VMX File for Intel Hardware

This section is for Intel users, and it involves the final set of edits you need to make before switching your VMware macOS Big Sur virtual machine on!

Close VMware. Head to the location you stored the macOS virtual machine. The default location is:

Browse to macOS Big Sur.vmx, right-click, and select Open with > Notepad (or your preferred text editor). Scroll to the bottom of the configuration file and add the following line:

Save, then Exit.

You can now open VMware, select your macOS Big Sur virtual machine, and fire it up!

5. Edit the macOS Big Sur VMX File for AMD Hardware

This section is for AMD users. Like the above section, AMD users must also edit the VMX file before proceeding. The AMD edit involves a few more lines than the Intel version, but you can copy and paste the data into the file.

Close VMware. Head to the location you stored the macOS virtual machine. The default location is:

Browse to macOS Big Sur.vmx, right-click, and select Open with > Notepad (or your preferred text editor). Scroll to the bottom of the configuration file and add the following lines:

Save, then Exit.

You can now open VMware, select your macOS Big Sur virtual machine, and fire it up!

6. Configure and Install the macOS Big Sur Virtual Machine

After launching the macOS Big Sur virtual machine, you'll have to configure the storage drive before installation.

  1. Next, select Disk Utility. You create a clean drive for macOS Big Sur to install to.
  2. In the Disk Utility, select VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media from the Internal drive column.
  3. After selecting the drive, head to the Erase option found at the top of the utility.
  4. Give your drive a name, set the Format to APFS, and the Scheme to GUID Partition Map.
  5. Select Erase.
  6. Once complete, you can exit the Disk Utility back to the Big Sur recovery screen. From here, you should select Install macOS Big Sur.
  7. Select the drive you created in the Disk Utility, followed by Continue.

The installation process takes a while, but it is faster than VirtualBox. Once macOS Big Sur loads, you can configure the operating system as you see fit.

7. Install VMware Tools to Your macOS Big Sur Virtual Machine

You now need to install VMware Tools, which is a set of utilities and extensions that improve mouse handling, video performance, and other useful things.

With the macOS virtual machine running, head to Player > Manage > Install VMware Tools.

The installation disc will appear on the macOS desktop. When the option appears, select Install VMware Tools, then allow it access to the removable volume. Follow the guided installer, which will require a restart on completion.

Troubleshooting

A couple of things can go wrong during the macOS virtual machine installation in VMware Player Workstation.

  1. If you cannot see "Apple Mac OS X" during the virtual machine creation wizard, then you need to revisit the patch process. Ensure every process associated with VMware Player is off.
  2. If you receive the message "Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation" when starting the virtual machine, there is a strong chance you need to activate virtualization in your BIOS/UEFI configuration.
  3. If you receive the message "VMware Player unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)" when starting the virtual machine, you need to head back to the macOS Big Sur.vmx configuration file to ensure you added the extra line and saved the edit.
  4. If you're running AMD hardware and get stuck at the Apple logo, first power off the virtual machine. Now, head to Settings > Options > General. Change the Guest operating system to Microsoft Windows and the Version to Windows 10 x64. Press OK, then attempt to power up the virtual machine again. Once the Apple logo passes, power down the virtual machine, then set the Guest operating system option back to Apple Mac OS X, selecting the correct version.

macOS Virtual Machines for AMD Hardware

Apple uses Intel hardware to power desktops and laptops. Configuring a macOS virtual machine using Intel hardware is easier because the hardware specifications are very similar.

With AMD, the opposite is true. Because Apple does not develop macOS on AMD hardware, creating a macOS virtual machine on an AMD system is trickier. However, you can check out the following video tutorial to learn how to install macOS Big Sur on a VMware virtual machine using AMD hardware.

Related: How to Install Linux in Windows With a VMware Virtual Machine

macOS Big Sur Virtual Machine Installation Complete

You have two options to choose from for your macOS Big Sur virtual machine. Both options are great if you want to give macOS a try before making the switch from Windows and enjoy some of the best Apple apps on offer.

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Various bug fixes.[17]2.0.6 October 1, 2009 Fixed issues when running on Snow Leopard. Fixed issues with NVidia graphics cards on Mac OS X 10.6. Various bug fixes.[18]2.0.7 April 8, 2010 Fixed security issues, accepts VMware Fusion 3 license keys.[19]2.0.8 December 2, 2010 Maintenance release fixing Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) issue CVE-2010-4297.[20]3.0 October 27, 2009 Added support for Windows 7 with Aero. Full 64‑bit compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 host and guest. DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3 3D. WDDM-compatible display driver. 3.0.1 December 10, 2009 Improved 3D & video performance, full support for Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), 64‑bit networking subsystem, improved VMware Importer, improved VM resume times.[21]3.0.2 February 18, 2010 Fixes a problem so that the latest release of Mac OS X 10.6 Server (Snow Leopard) can run in a virtual machine.[22]3.1.0 May 25, 2010 Improved 3D & video performance, improved Unity view performance and integration, USB EasyConnect, improved migration assistant, 8‑core SMP support, increased virtual hard disk size, updated operating system support.[23]3.1.1 August 12, 2010 Various bug fixes. VMware vSphere 4.1 is now supported as a guest operating system.[24]3.1.2 December 2, 2010 Fixes various bugs and security issues.[25]3.1.3 May 31, 2011 Fixes various bugs and security issues.[26]3.1.4 April 13, 2012 Fixes a bug with starting virtual machines on OS X 10.7.4.[27]4.0 September 14, 2011 Run Lion, Lion Server, Snow Leopard, Snow Leopard Server, and Leopard Server in virtual machines, up to 2.5x faster 3D graphics, add Windows programs to Launchpad, view in full screen, or in Mission Control.[28]4.0.1 September 14, 2011 Contains an update that ensures that disk buffering is enabled when set to automatic.[29]4.0.2 September 27, 2011 Addresses an issue starting virtual machines running a forthcoming version of Mac OS X Lion.[30]4.1.0 November 17, 2011 Added support for Lion's full screen mode, improved performance, and reintroduced the ability to turn on virtual machines automatically when VMware Fusion is opened.[31]4.1.1 November 23, 2011 Reintroduces the Mac OS X Server check after it was inadvertently omitted from 4.1.0.[32]4.1.2 April 12, 2012 Adds early host and guest support in preparation for the future release of OS X Mountain Lion. 4.1.3 June 13, 2012 Various bug fixes[33]4.1.4 November 8, 2012 Various bug fixes[34]5.0.0 August 23, 2012 VMware Fusion 5 has been revamped to take advantage of new technologies only available in Mountain Lion, Windows 8 and the latest Macs 5.0.1 August 30, 2012 Improved handling of USB devices[35]5.0.2 November 8, 2012 Various bug fixes[36]5.0.3 March 14, 2013 Various bug fixes[37]5.0.4 December 11, 2013 Various bug fixes[38]5.0.5 July 3, 2014 VMware Fusion 5.0.5 has been updated to the OPENSSL library version openssl- 0.9.8za where necessary to address CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2010-5298, and CVE-2014-3470.[39]6.0.0 September 3, 2013 6.0.1 September 19, 2013 6.0.2 November 5, 2013 6.0.3 April 17, 2014 Maintenance release which resolved some known issues[40]6.0.4 July 1, 2014 VMware Fusion 6.0.4 has been updated to the OPENSSL library version openssl-1.0.1h where necessary to address CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2010-5298, and CVE-2014-3470.[41]6.0.5 October 16, 2014 VMware Fusion 6.0.5 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues[42]6.0.6 April 23, 2015 VMware Fusion 6.0.6 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues[43]7.0.0 September 3, 2014 OS X Yosemite look and feel, support of Yosemite and Windows 8.1, optimized for Haswell Intel processors with performance improvements of up to 43% vs Fusion 6, allocate up to 2 Gb of video memory per virtual machine, improved support for Retina Macs® connected to non-Retina displays, energy impact reduced by 42%, automate GPU switching for dual GPU Macs, virtual web camera compatible with iSight and external webcams, improved guest OS compatibility, over 50 new features. 7.1.1 February 17, 2015 7.1.2 June 15, 2015 VMware Fusion 7.1.2 has been updated to use OpenSSL library version openssl-1.0.1m which addresses several OpenSSL security issues[44]7.1.3 November 12, 2015 Maintenance release[45]8.0 August 24, 2015 OS X 10.11 El Capitan support for both host and guest OS; Windows 10 support for guest OS. New support for Ubuntu 15.04, Fedora 22, CentOS 7.1, RHEL 7.1, Oracle Linux 7.1, VMware Project Photon. Graphics support updated for DirectX10 and OpenGL 3.3. Improvements for encrypted virtual machines. Improved resolution settings. VMware vCloud Air Integration (Fusion 8 Pro only). Improved remote experience (Fusion 8 Pro only). Support IPv6 NAT network (Fusion 8 Pro only). Support the retina Macs, including iMac 5k and 12" MacBook. Echo cancellation for voice and video calls with Microsoft Lync and Skype. USB 3 support for Windows 7 VM's. Improved Start menu. Improved new VM creator.[46]8.0.1 October 1, 2015 Maintenance Release. Fixes an issue involving installing El Capitan as a guest OS.[47]8.0.2 October 29, 2015 Maintenance Release. Fixes issues with virtual machines crashing, and other compatibility fixes.[48]8.1 December 8, 2015 Maintenance Release. Fixes issues with Windows 10 easy installation and other compatibility improvements.[49]8.1.1 April 21, 2016 Maintenance Release. Fixes issues with nat and port forwarding and other compatibility improvements.[50]8.5 September 8, 2016 Maintenance Release. Full support for macOS Sierra, including Tabs and Siri support and Windows 10 Anniversary edition.[51]8.5.1 October 27, 2016 Maintenance Release. Fixes a hang/crash issue on Linux kernel 4.7 (and above), Intel-based hosts, as well as other issues.[52]8.5.2 November 13, 2016 Maintenance Release. Addresses an out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability related to the drag-and-drop feature. This may allow a guest to execute code on the operating system that runs VMware Fusion. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7461 to this issue.[53]8.5.3 November 29, 2016 Maintenance Release. Addresses an issue that could cause Fusion on mac OS 10.12 to encounter an error.[54]8.5.4 March 9, 2017 Maintenance Release. It contains bug fixes, security updates, and performance improvements.[55]8.5.5 March 14, 2017 Maintenance Release. Addresses an out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability related to the drag-and-drop feature. This vulnerability might allow a guest to execute code on the operating system that runs VMware Fusion. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4901 to this issue.[56]8.5.6 March 28, 2017 Maintenance Release. It contains bug fixes and security updates.[57]8.5.7 May 18, 2017 Maintenance Release. Day 0 support of the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) as a guest operating system and contains bug fixes and security updates.[58]8.5.8 June 22, 2017 Maintenance Release. It contains bug fixes and security updates.[59]8.5.9 November 16, 2017 Maintenance Release. It contains bug fixes and security updates.[60]8.5.10 January 9, 2018 Maintenance Release. This update of VMware Fusion exposes hardware support for branch target injection mitigation to VMware guests. This hardware is used by some guest operating systems to mitigate CVE-2018-5715 (also called by the name "Spectre").[61]10.0 September 26, 2017 In addition to supporting macOS 10.13 High Sierra as both Host and Guest, Fusion 10 supports Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and the latest updates for Server 2016.[62]10.1.0 December 21, 2017 Improved guest support of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709)[63]

Includes VMware Tools 10.2.0

10.1.1 January 9, 2018 Maintenance Release. This update of VMware Fusion exposes hardware support for branch target injection mitigation to VMware guests. This hardware is used by some guest operating systems to mitigate CVE-2018-5715 (also called by the name "Spectre").[64]10.1.2 May 21, 2018 Maintenance Release. It contains bug fixes and security updates.[65]10.1.3 August 14, 2018 Maintenance Release. It contains bug fixes and security updates.[66]10.1.4 November 9, 2018 Maintenance Release. It contains bug fixes and security updates.[67]10.1.5 November 22, 2018 Maintenance Release. It contains bug fixes and security updates.[68]10.1.6 March 28, 2019 Maintenance Release. It contains bug fixes and security updates.[69]11.0 September 25, 2018 In addition to supporting macOS 10.14 Mojave as both host and guest, Fusion 11 supports Windows 10 October 2018 Update and the latest updates for Server 2016. Other notable features include: Enhanced Metal Graphics Rendering Engine with Direct3D 10.1, updated user interface and application menu, improved Fusion REST API, one-click SSH, new vSphere view, VMware Virtual Hardware Platform version 16.[70]11.0.1 November 9, 2018 Maintenance Release. It contains bug fixes for a compatibility issue with other hypervisor software.[71]11.0.2 November 22, 2018 Maintenance Release. Improves support for Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809)[72]11.0.3 March 28, 2019 Maintenance Release. It contains bug fixes and security updates.[73]11.1.0 May 14, 2019 Maintenance Release. Contains bug fixes and security updates, added support for Windows 10 19H1 Ubuntu 19.04 RHEL 8.0 Fedora 30 ESXi 6.7 U2.[74]11.1.1 August 8, 2019 Maintenance Release. Mitigates a virtual machine performance issue.[75]11.5 September 16, 2019 Support for Dark Mode, Sidecar, and more.[76]11.5.1 November 12, 2019 Several security fixes.[77]11.5.2 March 12, 2020 Security and bug fixes.[78]11.5.3 March 24, 2020 Patches a privilege escalation vulnerability.[79]11.5.5 May 28, 2020 Added support for containers and more guest OSs and implemented performance improvements and security fixes.[80]11.5.6 August 6, 2020 Resolved bug fixes.[81]11.5.7 November 19, 2020 Performance improvements, bug fixes and security updates.[82]12 September 4, 2020 VMware Fusion Player is introduced. Similar to its Workstation counterpart, VMware Workstation Player, it is released for free for non-commercial use. Fusion 12 adds support for macOS Big Sur, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1, an external GPU, USB 3.1, and more. Security fixes were also introduced.[10]12.1.0 November 19, 2020 Optimized for macOS 11 Big Sur as host and guest. New guest operating system support, such as Windows 10 20H2, Ubuntu 20.10, RHEL 8.3, and Fedora 33. Fusion health check. Includes docker-machine-driver-vmware. Performance improvements, bug fixes and security updates.[83]12.1.1 April 1, 2021 Security updates.[84]12.1.2 May 18, 2021 Security updates. Updates VMware Tools to version 11.2.6.[1]
Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VMware_Fusion
Как установить Windows 10 на macOS Big Sur через VMware Fusion / How to Install Windows 10 on macOS

pwnsdx/uninstall_vmware.sh

#!/usr/bin/env bash# Usage: bash uninstall_vmware.bashremove() { entry="$1"echo -ne "Removing $entry [" sudo rm -rf "$entry"if [[ !-e"$entry" ]];thenecho -ne "OK"elseecho -ne "FAILED"fiecho -ne "]"}remove "/Applications/VMware Fusion.app"remove "/Library/Application Support/VMware"remove "/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion"remove "/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion"remove "/private/var/root/Library/Logs/VMware"remove "/private/var/db/vmware"remove "/Library/Logs/VMware/"remove "/Library/Logs/VMware Fusion Services.log"remove "/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/vmware*"remove "/private/var/run/vmware"remove "/private/var/run/VMware Fusion Services.lock"remove "/private/var/run/VMware Fusion Services.sock"remove "/private/var/root/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion"remove "/var/db/BootCaches/*/app.com.vmware.fusion.playlist"remove "$HOME/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion"remove "$HOME/Library/Application Support/com.apple.sharedfilelist/com.apple.LSSharedFileList.ApplicationRecentDocuments/com.vmware.fusion.sfl"remove "$HOME/Library/Caches/com.vmware.fusion"remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion"remove "$HOME/Library/Logs/VMware"remove "$HOME/Library/Logs/VMware Fusion"remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion"remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.LSSharedFileList.plist"remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.plist"remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusionStartMenu.plist"remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.LSSharedFileList.plist"remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.LSSharedFileList.plist.lockfile"remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.plist"remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.plist.lockfile"remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusionDaemon.plist"remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusionDaemon.plist.lockfile"remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusionStartMenu.plist"remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusionStartMenu.plist.lockfile"
Sours: https://gist.github.com/pwnsdx/8bf29a7e87a78addc3a3db5f08c197f8

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VMware on Mac: How to Create a Virtual Machine

MacStadium offers virtualization of macOS, Windows, and Linux on genuine Apple hardware by pairing it with VMware. We offer the latest stable version of the VMware ESXi hypervisor on dedicated hardware, so extending your on-premises VMware setup to the cloud is secure and won’t require you to remake the wheel in the process.

Today, we’ll walk through the process of creating your first Mac VM running on VMware at MacStadium via the vCenter user interface.

vCenter UI

First, you’ll want to sign in to your vCenter instance hosted by MacStadium. The MacStadium private cloud options you selected at signup will determine the number of physical hosts you see in your vSphere cluster. As you grow, you will be able to manage multiple networks or groups of hosts within this same interface.

Create a Single Mac VM in VMware

First, in the vCenter Navigator, right-click on the Cluster and select New Virtual Machine.

Then, select Create a new virtual machine and then select Next.

Choose a name for the VM, for example, “macOS-10.15” and then select Next.

New Virtual Machine dialog, step 2: select a name and folder. Virtual machine name: macOS-10.15.

In Select a compute resource, click Next. If you don’t have DRS Mode enabled, you will be prompted to select a specific host to deploy your Mac VM to. Otherwise, VMware will select a host for you.

Select the datastore for your VM’s files (generally you will only have one of these). Select Next.

Select the default presented for Compatibility and then Next.

New Virtual Machine step 5: select compatability. Compatible with ESXi 6.7 Update 2 and later selected

For Guest OS Family select Other and Guest OS VersionApple Mac OS X 12.15 (64-bit). Don’t worry if this won’t match the actual macOS version; we only need one that is close.

New Virtual Machine step 6: select a guest OS. Guest OS family: other. Guest OS version: Apple macOS 10.14 (64-bit) selected

Select the following virtual hardware settings before selecting Next:

• CPU: 2

• Memory: 4GB

• New Hard Disk: 80GB

• New Network: Browse > Private-1 (The name of your private range in your IP Plan)

• Expand CPU and select Expose hardware assisted virtualization to the guest OS if you would like to set up nested virtualization with Docker.

• New CD/DVD Drive: Datastore ISO File. Select ISO > OSX > macOS_BigSur.iso. Ensure that Connect is selected.

Check to see that your summary looks correct, and then Finish.

New Virtual Machine Step 7: Customize Hardware. CPU 2, Memory 4GB, New Hard disk 80GB, New Network Private-1, New CD/DVD Drive Datastore ISO file, New USB controller USB 3.0, Video card specify custom settings

Finally, you will see your newly created VM listed under the Node on which it is running, like so:

vSphere client showing new VM created called SRV2012

TL;DR

Above, we looked at the process of creating your first Mac VM running on VMware at MacStadium via the vCenter UI. Have more questions? Submit a help ticket in your MacStadium portal.

Sours: https://www.macstadium.com/blog/vmware-on-mac-how-to-create-a-virtual-machine
Как установить macOS Catalina на виртуальную машину в Windows 10 - VMware Workstation

SUMMARY

Restored VMware Mac OS X Virtual Machine is not Booting Up

ISSUE

Purpose

To let customers know that a Restored Mac OS X VMware Virtual Machine (VM) may not boot up correctly or may boot infinitely.

Description

A VMware VM running Mac OS X guest was Backed up from an ESX Server using Unitrends’ vprotect mechanism (i.e., without an agent). When it is Restored back to an ESX Server, the Restore is shown as ‘SUCCESSFUL’ on the Unitrends User Interface. But, when the VM is booted up on the vSphere Client, it is stuck at the boot screen (showing the Apple logo). When trying to boot it in Safe Mode, similar results are seen.

Cause

This happens because Mac OS VMs have a non-generic property. This property is only for Mac OS VMs. After Restoring the VM, if this property is not found, then, the VM wouldn’t boot up.

Resolution

To boot up the Mac OS X VM successfully, following steps must be followed on the vSphere Client –

  1. Power OFF the restored VM.
  2. Right click the VM and click on ‘Edit Settings’.
  3. Click on ‘Options’ tab on top.
  4. Click on ‘General’ under ‘Advanced’.
  5. Click on the ‘Configuration Parameters...’ button seen on right. A new window will pop up with various parameters.
  6. Click on ‘Name’ and everything will be sorted alphabetically. Look if ‘smc.present’ is already there.
  7. If it is present and its value is ‘false’, then, change it to ‘true’.
  8. If ‘smc.present’ is completely missing, then add it -

     - Click on ‘Add Row’ and add the following values

     - In the ‘Name’ column, type - smc.present

     - In the ‘Value’ column, type - true
     - Click on ‘OK’


      9. Power ON the VM

Third-Party Sources

Please note, the above article content does not condone or imply Unitrends or Kaseya support for OS X in esxi.   Per Apple EULA this is not a licensed deployment option.  Per VMWare documentation linked here, OS X is only supported on VMWare Fusion running on Apple hardware.  VMWare itself does not officially support OS X on ESXi.  https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1000131https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1032440  
Unitrends Supports OS in VMs that are supported by the VM Platform vendor for that edition, and which are properly licensed by their OS vendor.  Unitrends Support can render no official support to the scenario described in this article as OS X on esxi even on apple hardware is not a licensed or supported configuration.  

Sours: https://support.unitrends.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013268858-Restored-VMware-Mac-OS-X-Virtual-Machine-is-not-Booting-Up

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VMware Fusion for M1 Macs now available as closed beta with no Windows support

VMware Fusion is one of the most popular hypervisor softwares available for macOS, which allows users to run virtual machines with not only Apple’s operating system, but also Windows and Linux. Now the company is taking its next step in bringing VMWare Fusion to M1 Macs with the first beta release compatible with Apple Silicon.

For now, VMware Fusion for Macs M1 will be available as a closed beta, which means that not everyone can download it. VMware Fusion and Workstation Manager Michael Roy (via The Register) shared on Twitter the link to an online form for those interested in trying VMWare Fusion beta for Macs M1.

According to Roy, a public beta release will be available in about two weeks, which could mean that the official release might come by the end of this year. However, unlike VMware Fusion for Intel Macs, the Apple Silicon version has some limitations that users need to be aware of.

Probably the most notable limitation is that VMware Fusion will not provide support for running Windows virtual machines on Apple Silicon Macs. This is because Microsoft does not sell official licenses of Windows 10 ARM. Although you can manually install Windows 10 ARM using VMware Fusion, there will be no official drivers compatible with M1 Macs.

VMware Fusion beta for M1 Macs also lacks support for macOS Monterey due to API incompatibilities, and it is unclear if this will be added with a future update. For now, the graphics will be CPU-based as support for GPU-equipped VMs is still under development.

Users who want to run Windows or macOS Monterey virtual machines on M1 Macs have Parallels as their only option at this moment, as the software was updated last month with support for the Apple Silicon platform.

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