Questions tagged [virtualization]

The act of emulating an OS environment to allow the running of additional Operating System instances without dedicated hardware.

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Ways to share folders from Mac Host to Mojave Guest on Virtualbox (using NFS Manager or other options)?

I have Yosemite Host and Mojave Guest VM via Virtualbox. I want to share the Host's folders with the Guest.I'm aware there are at least three ways but I haven't been successful with any of them. I'm ...
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Virtual Machine support for DirectX 11 (Windows 10) hosted on OS X

does anyone know if there is currently any virtualisation software that supports creating a Windows 10 virtual machine with support to DirectX 11? From what I have found online, bootcamp supports ...
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Why does VirtualBox crash macOS?

I installed VirtualBox on my new Mac mini, running macOS Mojave, and it randomly crashes the computer (sometimes it does, other times it doesn't). The last time it crashed such that both my monitors (...
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Mojave guest OS on Yosemite Host via Parallels Desktop 10

I can't get to the welcome choose your country screen when installing Mojave virtualised via Parallels Desktop 10 on my Yosemite system (MBP Retina 2015). I downloaded the 6GB Mojave '.app' file as ...
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Services running in a VirtualBox VM have poor upload speed

I'm using an early 2009 Mac Pro as a server that's running a number of services in docker containers. Because the computer is too old to use the latest version of Docker, I have these docker ...
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VMware Fusion - Professional Version 8.5.10

I have a user that has High Sierra (don't ask why) just that he has it, and he is getting an error stating that parts of his VMWare are not 64-bit compatible. I expect he will need to upgrade to 11, ...
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How can I test with Internet Explorer while on my Mac?

I work on a Mac, but most of my users are on Windows. What's an easy way to test my websites in IE 7, 8, & 9? Wine seems kinda buggy and unfriendly.
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VirtualBox NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Mac

So, I restarted my Mac in the morning and I receive this error while trying to start my normal VBox but it did not start instead it gave in an error. This is the error image
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Are there keyboard mappings to make Ubuntu more like MacOS?

While there is a similar question how to make Mac keyboard like Ubuntu, I would like to raise the reverse question: How to make Ubuntu keyboard like Mac? I like for instance cmd ⌘ to work as ctrl (i....
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Is is possible to use Xcode's touchbar without Xcode?

Xcode (or at least Xcode 9.2) has a virtual touchbar that you can launch by pressing Command+Shift+5. This virtual touchbar works on all applications that support it, and is always on top (of every ...
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How to create a bootable Linux iso from an existing iso?

I am trying to create a completely unattended installation of CentOS. To do that, I downloaded the latest CentOS iso, and followed the directions listed here. After I attached the iso with hdiutil, I ...
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Poor performance with Virtual Box on MacBook Pro 2017

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 via Virtual Box on my MacBook Pro 2017 w/ TouchBar (3.3Ghz i7, 16 GB 2133 MHZ) and I am getting a very laggy and unpleasant experience on the machine. I have gone through the ...
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Is it possible to have 10Gigabit network support on a macOS VM?

We're looking to have macOS VMs running on Mac Mini hosts (and maybe Mac Pro hosts once they're out). Is it possible to have the VMs connected at 10Gig ethernet by using something like a Sonnet 10G ...
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Is it safe to use shared dirs for different virtual OS in MAC?

I am using mac and I have installed Parellels Desktop with two virtual machines (ubuntu and windows). I can see whole mac directory structure from those virtual machines. My question is, can I make ...
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How to optimize Mojave for inside a VM?

This may sound like possible duplicate, however it's not. The focus of the question is very specific to OS version macOS Mojave 10.14, with a very specific goal in mind explained below. The host OS ...
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Does the VT-d feature on the i7 have measurable VM gains over the i5 on 2013 RMBP?

Some days ago Apple refreshed the MacBooks pro and I'm looking for either well sourced reviews of the hardware capabilities between the models or real world experience to help me value the increased ...
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How to improve the performance of a Ubuntu Virtual Machine running in VirtualBox?

I'm using VirtualBox 6.0.4 to run a Ubuntu 18.0.4 guest on a MacBook Pro 2018 host with macOS Mojave. The MacBook host has an i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. In addition to VirtualBox, I'm running ...
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VMware Fusion 6: cannot start Windows 2000 VM that worked in VMware Fusion 4

Got this message when starting a Windows 2000 VM on VMware Fusion 6 on a Retina MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks: This virtual machine's policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware ...
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How to use graphics card on VM?

I read here that I would need to use PCI Passthrough to use my graphics card in a VM. In order to give a virtual machine access to physical hardware, you must pass the hardware to the virtual ...
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Is it possible to get macOS running in a Docker container?

I know that it's possible to get macOS running in a VM under Parallels, VirtualBox and VMWare Fusion. I have containers with Windows and many distributions of Linux and BSD Unix. I'm hoping somebody ...
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How to install OS X Mavericks in VirtualBox?

I have been trying to use Hackboot to install OSX Mavericks in VirtualBox, and using an ISO image created by following the steps at How to create bootable ISO for OS X Mavericks The steps I have ...
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Is it possible to put Windows 10 onto an external SSD and boot it through VirtualBox/VMware?

I am getting a 13-inch Macbook Pro (possibly the 2019 model) on my birthday. I am wondering if I can put Windows 10 onto an External SSD and boot it with virtual machine software on my Mac (ex. VMware,...
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How do I access, from a Parallels VM, an HTTP server running on the Mac host on port 8000?

I have a Parallels VM which I'm using to test Internet Explorer and Edge. It's set to use a "shared network", and I can ping the host Mac (via ping 10.211.55.2). I've set up my hosts file as follows: ...
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I can't install Docker. Does my CPU in Macbook Pro 2010, support the hypervisor framework? If so, why does `sysctl kern.hv_support` return 0?

I have a Macbook Pro 2010 I have a problem running Docker, it says "Fatal Error. Incompatible CPU detected Docker requires a processor with virtualization capabilities. " Processor in there is Core ...
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Best way to run Shell commands on VirtualBox Guest

What's the best way to run shell commands on a MacOS guest VM? Can't seem to run it through VirtualBox's guestcontrol, only lets you launch apps, not run commands directly. Saw some people suggest SSH,...
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Is it possible to set up a Serial COM ports (pipe) using Parallels Desktop?

I want to setup a serial COM port (pipe) using Parallels Desktop for kernel debugging between Windows VMs. Using VirtualBox it is easy to configure the VM with serial COM ports; however, Parallels ...
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How to resolve “No 3D support is available from the host” error in VMware Fusion 11

Immediately after I upgraded from VMware Fusion 10.x to 11.0.1, I got the following error when trying to start the VM of any "advanced" OS like Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04, which worked perfectly fine ...
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Hyper-V in Windows 10 on MacBook Pro

I am considering a Mac as my main development machine, and will most of the time be required to use Windows for my development work. According to the Apple support article Turn off Hyper-V to use ...
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how to turn on hardware virtualization on Macbook pro with BootCamp with no OSX

I haven't been able to turn on hardware virtualization on a Mac with BootCamp (Windows 10). All the solutions I have found say that I need to restart and choose OS X ( including How to turn on ...
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High Sierra VM Graphics

I have a macOS High Sierra VM (that I run on VirtualBox), and for some reason even though I've assigned 128mb of graphics to the VM (that was the maximum amount), in the VM it says that it has 3mb (...
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How can I run Windows in a VM using VirtualBox? My image is always permission denied

I'm attempting to run a Bootcamp partition in a virtual machine using VirtualBox. It's a Windows 10 install with latest Bootcamp drivers (which I guess is irrelevant here) and latest version of ...
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Is it possible to route traffic from the outside to a virtualbox VM on the inside of a macOS Mojave?

I have a Mac (hermione, IP 192.168.2.86) that runs a Virtualbox VM with address 192.168.97.1. netstat -rn on that machine says: 192.168.97 link#23 UC 2 0 ...
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What is the largest hard drive a Mac Pro 3,1 (early 2008) will support?

What is the largest internal hard drive a Mac Pro 3,1 (early 2008) can support? I read here that it's around 1.2 TBs is that correct? Also I plan to run Proxmox on it, not Mac OS X (well, I might ...
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How Do I Create A VirtualBox VM From An Existing macOS Mojave APFS Volume?

I saw a related post but the instructions were specific to VMware Fusion, which I am not using. With Carbon Copy Cloner, I created a bootable backup of the existing macOS Mojave installation that I ...
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Detect copy/paste done performed in guest OS running in a Virtual Machine on macOS host

I have copied certain text in CentOS running as a guest in Virtual Machine which in turn is running on macOS host. Guest: Virtual Machine - Centos v7.5 Host: macOS - High Sierra v10.13/ Windows 10. ...
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enabling virtual machine Guest Additions on a Mac host and Mac guest

I want to enable Shared folders on VirtualBox. I went to Devices tab and clicked -> Insert guest additions CD image. Nothing happened. This is an image of my Storage tab in Settings of Virtual box: I ...
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Windows 10 VM Freezes in Parallels 13 - Windows 7 VMs are OK

For years I have run Windows 7 VMs using Parallels on the Mac without any problems I have recently virtualised a Windows 10 laptop to a virtual machine using the Parallels tools - this VM freezes ...
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Should virtualize within MacOS or use a Hypervisor like VMWARE ESXi

I have a Mac Mini late 2012, 16GB ram with 500GB disk, multiple (3) gigabit NICs, and some external USB3.0 drives. My requirements for guest OS are: One Macos High Sierra with Server.app One ...
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macOS as a guest and in the host

I want to install macOS High Sierra as a guest having macOS in the host but want to know what virtualization software either VirtualBox of VMware provides the best security options between Guest and ...
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Parrot OS install in Parallels on Mac

I have been using VirtualBox for years to run Windows and many Linux distributions but recently I purchased the Parallels program and am currently porting over all my virtual boxes. All of them work ...
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Virtual and native OS systems - Sierra, Mavericks and Windows/Bootcamp?

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM (system max) and a 1TB SSD. The drive has two partitions – one running MacOS Sierra 10.12.5 and the second running Mavericks 10.9.5 (for purposes of ...
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How to increase graphics memory in Mac OS running as a client in VMware?

I have installed Mac OS in VMware today and its default settings are as follow: How can i configure the virtual workstation to increase the graphics memory to 512MB from the present value of 128MB?
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VMWare Fusion: Install MacOS from recovery partition is no longer available in 10.14?

In the old days I just install OSX virtual machine from the recovery partition. But this is no longer available in newer Macs, any ideas? P.S Recovery partition is actually available from diskutil ...
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OSX VM running 10.10 on a machine running 10.12?

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 ...
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Parallels with Windows 10 VM automatically shuts down after 30-40 min

I have Parallels on my Macbook Pro. I'm have Windows 10 VM inside it and few month ago I noticed that it's shutting down by itself when I'm working in it. It's very annoying so I searched logs and ...
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Parallels Desktop: Run windows application with command line arguments

I'm running on MacOS with Sierra and I have a Windows VM running on Parallels 12. I want to run an application that is installed on the Windows VM and I want to run it with arguments, in the same way ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 touch bar freeze in bootcamp after installing Visual Studio with Hyper-V

Yesterday I've installed bootcamp, Windows 10 Pro, on my new tb/MBP (late 2016). Everything worked fine until I've installed Visual Studio 2015 (Update 3) with all of its components (50GB~). After I'...
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Failed to open/create the internal network 'HostInterfaceNetworking-en0' VirtualBox?

I download VirtualBox 5.2.10 r122088 (Qt5.6.3) On my macOS High Sierra. I set up my virtual machines but I cant have bridged adapter apparently. it was working in the last one but in this one, it just ...
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Is there any virtual machine which works on a PPC Mac running 10.4?

Is there any virtual machine which works on a PPC (non-Intel) Mac 10.4? I am killing myself finding a virtual machine for Mac 10.4. Everything that I found needs an Intel Mac.
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How to enable VT-x for Docker on MacPro 2008

So I've read that it is possible to enable Virtualisation on MacPro 2008 however I do not find how. I know that I have VMX since the output of sysctl -a | grep machdep.cpu.features is : machdep.cpu....