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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64-bit only future and virtual machines

Apple has started the phasing out of 32-bit applications on MacOS. How is this going to impact virtual machines, be it Parallels, VMWare, VirtualBox, or Apple own hypervisor? Will it still be possible ...
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How can I speed up terminal startup on my schools NFS system?

First of all, I'm sorry if it seems like this question has been asked a million times before, I tried to make the title hint at the fact that my schools filesystem is different from anything I've used ...
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Using VirtualBox on Mac HighSierra - installing Windows 10 via external hard drive, not working!

Installed VirtualBox on my Mac (HighSierra), my version 2014, doesn't have a CD-ROM/DVD drive so I'm using a portable drive to install Windows 10 64-bit. VB isn't recognizing the external drive. ...
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Access Windows' shared network from Mac

I try to use Windows 10 via Parallels Desktop in my Mac. Here is the sharing setting of Parallels Desktop: In the navigation bar of File Explorer of Windows, we can see and enter a network ...
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How to find out whether my MacBook Air supports memory management unit (MMU) virtualization for Docker?

I'm planning to install Docker on my MacBook Air (Early 2014): Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM. I need Docker to be able to run SQL Server on my Mac (as I understand this is the only way to run it). However, ...
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Mouse lags in VirtualBox

I want to use VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro. I allocated 8G memory and 4 cores as CPU to the VirtualBox. I have installed Windows 8.1 Pro. But I realize that the mouse still lags in Windows. Does ...
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MacOS mDNSResponder misbehaving with local DNS in VM

[VirtualBox 5.1.30 r118389 (Qt5.6.3), HOST: MacBook Pro High Sierra 10.13.1, GUEST: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS] My VM is setup with two NICs, one using NAT, the other using Host-Only Networking. My VM is ...
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Windows VM does not start in VMware Fusion after cloning old Mac to new hardware

I had an old Mac with Sierra installed. Its screen got bad and I bought a new one with Sierra. After cloning my old device into new hardware, my Windows VM in VMware Fusion is not working. It ...
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Windows virtual machine for Mac students to share

I am a teacher in a Windows-supported college university, where we use a lot of software that only runs on Windows computers. We would like to help our Mac students by providing them with an easy-to-...
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MacBook Pro 2015 BootCamp HyperV Support is yes but Virtualization: disabled

I am unable to get the the Virtualizarion enabled on my bootcamp of windows 10. Using the boot into IOS then switch to windows trick I was able to get hyper-v support to "yes" but I haven't figured ...
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Shrinking VMWare flat esxi images

I've been following Moving Fusion VMs to ESXi on moving VMWare Fusion images into VSphere Cloud/ESXi, and am unsure of something that comes out of this. When running the following command: /...
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How to run a native Windows installation on an external harddrive as a virtual machine

I have Windows 10 installed on an external harddrive, since my MBP only has a tiny ssd, where bootcamp or a full vm would be a pain. Now, I want to start Windows from my harddrive without booting into ...
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Compability of Brew Cask VirtualBox and Parallels?

I have a Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac installed and for a Vagrantfile I need to have virtualbox that I could install with brew such that brew install caskroom/cask/virtualbox. I tested Parallels ...
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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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Install macOS Sierra on VirtualBox?

I’m trying to install macOS Sierra on VirtualBox, but can’t seem to make it work. For reference, here are the steps I took. Downloaded the Install macOS Sierra app from the App Store. Used the ...
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How to let my VM connect the network?

On my Mac, I use VMware Fusion created a VM, my Mac's ifconfig is like below: aircraftdeMacBook-Pro:.ssh ldl$ ifconfig lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 options=1203&...
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Failed to expand to the maximum partition size

There are two partitions currently allocated on my 100 GiB hard disk. However, only ~85GB is formatted and I cannot expand /dev/disk0s2 to the maximum size with various attempts such as diskutil and ...
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Blank windows in some apps in macOS as guest OS in Parallels virtual machine

When running Parallels 12.2.0 with macOS Sierra as the guest OS, I see windows that are blank, partially blank, or scaled improperly (zoomed in, magnified) in some apps such as non-Safari web browsers ...
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Docker & OSX's guest Windows 10 Pro “doesn't have VT-X/AMD-v enabled. Enabling it in the BIOS is mandatory”

I have macOS 10.12.3 and Windows 10 Pro running under Parallels. I try to install Docker to Windows 10. I could not install Docker for Windows rather Docker Toolbox (no idea why) but in installing the ...
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How to install and virtualize Windows 10 from USB stick?

I have a bootable Windows 10 USB that I bought at Best Buy. Is there any way to install and virtualize it on my Mac?
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How to clean up the files left by deleted VirtualBox VMs? [duplicate]

I am running OS X Sierra on a 2016 Macbook Air. I installed VirtualBox recently, and had 48 GB of free space after installation. I then set up an Ubuntu VM with a 10 GB hard drive. After 20 minutes ...
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Is it possible to use a “Westmere” Mac Pro to run virual machines with FreeNAS?

I'm looking at a 2009 upgraded Mac Pro with 2 x 3.46 MHz "Westmere" processors with the intent to fill the drive bays (all six) with SATA drives and run FreeBSD-based FreeNAS. Version 11 of FreeNAS ...
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Is it possible to use a Mac Pro as four different PC's simultaneously using the multiple display output

Wondering if it would be possible to take the following Mac Pro... Mac Pro 3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 Originally released December 2013 3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 16GB memory 1 TB PCIe-based ...
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OS X Parallels: what are ways to speed up Windows 10 Pro virtualization?

We have two OS X laptops running Windows 10 Pro in Parallels where the other laptop is terribly slow, despite allocating 4 "cores" and 8 GB to the virtual machine. Each laptop has 8 "cores" (with ...
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Can Sierra be installed on a virtual machine created by Parallels Desktop 10?

I’ve just stumbled across this site by accident and you good folk may be my last good hope before I abandon this endeavour. My questions are simple: Can Sierra be installed on a virtual machine ...
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How can I PXE boot MacOSX 10.11 in virtual box

I'm looking for a way to PXE boot macOS running in VirtualBox so that I can capture an image for fog server. When I restart the OS I can get into the boot options but there are no options to boot from ...
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Parallels taking up over 300GB but Parallels disk is only 128GB. Why?

In Parallels Desktop 12.2.0 on MacOS 10.12.4, a Windows 10 VM is taking up over 170GB of mystery space. Windows only sees a 128GB drive. But Parallels claims to be using 300GB on hard disks. It's ...
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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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Forcefully un-suspend a Parallels VM without starting Parallels

I recently updated to Mac OS X 10.12.5, which is a beta version as of right now, and Parallels Desktop has subsequently refused to start. It sits for a little bit with a spinner and then quietly dies. ...
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Trying to set an external Bootcamp drive as the Startup Disk

Is there a way to setup an external Bootcamp drive as the default startup disk? I want to do this in order to enable hyper-v virtualization on Windows on a MacBook Air (Early 2015 running 10.12.3 ...
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If I create a MacOS VM, would it have the effect of doubling the draw on system resources?

I currently run Sierra on a late 2013 MBP (Retina). I want to set up an environment where I can learn and experiment with programming in a Mac environment without the risk of doing damage or making a ...
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AppleID account sign in VirtualBox

I managed to install El Capitan (not Sierra) in Virtual Box on my MBP running Sierra. Looks fine on the first view. One major problem is that I can not sign up with my own Apple (or any other test) ID ...
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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....
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How do I find out if my MacBook Pro supports virtual extensions?

I am curious to know if it's possible to use my MacBook Pro as virtual host to test application in different OS environments. I guess it would improve performance of applications running on virtual OS ...
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Is it possible to run macOS in a virtual machine on Linux?

I have an slightly-aging iMac running the macOS Sierra (fully legal) and a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud that I keep around just for handling incoming files and punting them into my usual Linux ...
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Testing a website using Safari on Linux

I run linux and use virtualbox to cross browser test my website. I have Windows10 and Windows7 within virtual box which allows me to test the site with IE and Edge browsers. I have never used Apple/...
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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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Is it possible to run Windows VM from bootable SSD?

I have made a bootable Windows 10 SSD, which I use to boot into Windows on my iMac. This works fine, Windows runs natively and SSD over USB 3 if fast. But now, I want to have my cake and eat it to - ...
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Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8 under Fusion 7.1.3 on Sierra 10.12.2

I have seen posts like Snow Leopard Server in Fusion VM: installation keeps failing on how to install Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8 on a VMware VM, but as best I can tell, the recommended solution is to ...
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Running Parallels and VirtualBox for Docker in OS X?

I use Parallels for Windows while VirtualBox/Kinematic (Beta) for Docker in OS X -- but haven't yet tested at the same time because of possible problems such as here, dated to 2013 so many problems ...
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Preferred sources/methods for VirtualBox images on macOS 10.12?

I have a 2016 MacBook Pro running macOS 10.12 and I want to run a Linux VM such as Mint using VirtualBox. I am looking for best practices or official/recommended sources for an image that is packaged ...
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My MacBook Pro freezes up when working with Parallels Desktop 11

This is the MacBook that I have: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) For some reason it started to freeze up randomly forcing me to restart, I don't really know why this happens. Every time this ...
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Retina performance much worse than non-retina in Windows on Parallels and VMWare

I have been using Windows (8 then 10) in Parallels on a Mac for years. It has always been very fast. Over 3 MacBook Air 11" with (2 then 4Gb RAM). Over many versions of MacOS and 2 versions of ...
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Rosetta stopped working in a virtualized Snow Leopard hosted in Mavericks (Parallels or Virtualbox)

I have successfully installed Snow Leopard in a VirtualBox on my Macbook Pro Retina Early 2013 (running OS X Mavericks). While I can start the virtualized Snow Leopard in Oracle's Virtualbox or ...
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How to modify Hardware UUID of a macOS Sierra Virtual machine in VMware fusion/parallel desktop

I've got to have different Hardware UUID for software testing purposes. When cloning a VM in Fusion pro 8.5, the clone gets a new MAC adress but the hardware UUID in system report in macOS doesn't ...
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Specifying system information for a macOS Virtual Machine

I have an macOS VM running on my network and I am curious how I can have other Mac's see that VM as a specific device, and display more information about it than just "Mac". Here's what other Macs ...
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Install Sierra as guest OS in VM with Parallels 12

Trying to install the official version of macOS Sierra, released today 2016-09-20. When I use the Parallels Wizard to create a new VM, I selected the Install macOS Sierra.app application as listed. ...
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Access VirtualBox shared folders in Yosemite

tl;dr: How to access folder shared in host system from within Yosemite run in VirtualBox (guest)? I have added a shared folder in my VirtualBox (went to virtual machine's settings, then to Shared ...
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Fixing a 0xc0000225 error in VMware Fusion

A few days ago I had to force shut down my iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012) running 10.11.6 because it wouldn't wake up. VMware Fusion 6.0.6 was running. Now when I start VMware Fusion I get in this ...