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There has been an update to OVFTOOL around since March 2015 (Now V4.1.0.). With this OSX version I have much fewer trouble to get OVFTool to work. Even a OSX VM transfer from Fusion to ESXi is now just a one line like: /Applications/VMware\ OVF\ Tool/ovftool --compress=9 ./OS_X_10.vmx vi://root@ESX6i Finally it is working like expected, when the old ...
If you haven't downloaded it before, you can purchase OS X Lion (10.7) for $19.99 (USD) and use the redeem code to download it. It can be installed in VMware Fusion, Parallels or VirtualBox.
Lion works fine as virtual machine - as well as all Mac OS X' since Snow Leopard* - in all of the mentioned apps. VMware/Parallels usually offer a better system integration and better performance though - with the downside that they aren't available for free. To get the OS X Lion installer, check your purchases in your App Store account. If you have ...
I have VMware Fusion running on 10.10 Yosemite. It has no problems at all running OS X back to 10.5. You do, however, need lots of memory. Virtual machines need the guest OS recommended memory in addition to the host OS recommended memory. Since Yosemite likes 4GB bare minimum, you won't be happy running two of them on a 4GB machine. I have 24GB of memory, ...
VMware Fusion 7 supports OS X Yosemite and OS X Yosemite Server - https://www.vmware.com/au/support/fusion/faq/requirements#supported_guest
Both Parallels Desktop 10 and VMWare fusion support virtualising Yosemite. Both are better than Virtual Box. In Parallels you can create a virtual machine with Yosemite immediately by using the recovery partition.
Mac OS X SLA doesn't allow to run older Mac OS Xs in a VM until Max OS X Server 10.6.8 or Mac OS X 10.7 and later. Additionally there are some technical restrictions. So none of them will run directly in VMware Fusion, Parallels or VirtualBox. To get an image of the MacBook3,1 running in one of those three you would have to update it to Snow Leopard Server ...
If you don't have them in your Purchases in the Mac App store, you can order Lion and Mountain Lion directly from Apple for USD $19.99 each. http://store.apple.com/us/product/D6106Z/A/os-x-lion http://store.apple.com/us/product/D6377Z/A/os-x-mountain-lion
Mac OS X EULA/SLA doesn't allow to run Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware. VMware Workstation - usually running on non-Apple hardware - adheres to this restriction and doesn't allow offer the possibility to install Mac OS X (even if run in Bootcamp!). Check sysprobs to get an impression how the OS X installation in VMware Workstation running in a Bootcamp ...
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