Ive got some hardware that i need to configure. The hardware has proprietary software to configure it that can only be run on a machine running OSX 10.10.

Im a currently running OSX 10.11.

  • Is it possible to run an OSX programme in compatibility mode ?

  • Is it possible to install OSX 10.10 on a VM that i can run on my machine running OSX 10.11 ?

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    You might find it useful to refer to this answer. Basically, these are the instructions for running Yosemite in VirtualBox. If you do not know, VirtualBox is a free product. – David Anderson Dec 1 '18 at 23:49

Yes - we do this sort of virtualization all the time at work. We use VMware Fusion, but Parallels is also quite good and some prefer it over Fusion.

Most people are licensed for non-commercial use of 2 virtual OS per copy when running on Mac hardware as part of the normal EULA:

For commercial purposes, you'll want to work with your legal and/or licensing team so they know what you've set up.

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