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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You just bought a maxed-out MacBook Pro - how do you use it? [closed]

Let's assume you buy the current (Sept 2021) 16" MacBook Pro and pick the max specs on it (top processor, 64GB RAM, 8TB SSD, etc.). How do you go about using it? I mean, what is the best approach ...
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How to optimize macOS and/or Parallels for exclusively running a Windows 10 VM [closed]

I have the following MacBook Pro configuration: 2019 MacBook Pro 16" running macOS Big Sur 2.3 Ghz 8 Core Intel Core i9 32 GB 2667 DDR4 RAM AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 4GB and Intel UHD Graphics 630 ...
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How to improve Catalina/Big Sur and USB SSD transfer speed

Recently I bought SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD. It is advertised as delivering almost 2GB/s read and and write speeds. Of course, such speeds are only achievable with compatible hardware. I have ...
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In an Ubuntu VM setup through vftool on M1 Mac, the arrow keys and ⌘+V keys are not working

I have setup an Ubuntu VM on and M1 Mac using vftool. The VM loads and works, however on Ubuntu, in a terminal, the arrow keys and paste (⌘+v) are not working. In place of arrow keys it prints ^[[C, ^[...
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Run OS X 10.6 virtual machine on macOS 10.15 with VirtualBox

I am struggling to create a Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) virtual machine on macOS 10.15 (Catalina). How can I use Snow Leopard in VirtualBox on macOS Catalina? Here is what I have: macOS 10.15.7 (...
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VBoxManage: error: Failed to create the host-only adapter on Mac M1 [duplicate]

I installed vagrant and virtualbox to my M1 Mac, but when I tried to lunch the virtual machine I got this error There was an error while executing `VBoxManage`, a CLI used by Vagrant ...
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Can I run Virtualbox on new M1 Macbook Air? [closed]

I am trying to run a kali Linux machine on Oracle virtual box. But I see an error "virtualization is not enabled in the host machine". I want to know if virtualization can be enabled on M1 ...
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NetBoot Server - How to store the netboot images on a shared disk?

I'm a long time user of apple's NetBoot system. Although this system is totally dead on new machines, I still use it from time to time when I'm working on old systems. My home server is a 2012 Mac ...
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XQuartz keeps crashin with one xmate-session, but not for others nor for xmate on other debian

I am ssh-ing into a Debian virtual machine that has xfce4 and mate installed. In the past, they both worked fine. Now, when I use Mate using Mac's terminal + XQuartz, it keeps crashing while looking ...
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Performance on Parallels shared folders

I using windows 10 x64 virtual machine on Parallels on macos on macbook pro 16" 16G of memory (last year model). I configured the vm to use all CPU 16 cores and 6G of memory. On windows I do Qt/C+...
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Parallels Desktop: Option not available: "Install macOS Using the Recovery Partition"

I'm on a Mac Mini M1 with Big Sur 11.3.1 Fresh trial install of Parallels Desktop 16.5.0 Pro Edition I'm not seeing the option "Install macOS Using the Recovery Partition", as described in ...
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How share folder in QEMU with plan9/virtfs between MacOS host and Linux guest?

I am trying to run a Linux Debian with qemu with MacOS Big Sur host. Unfortunately virtfs doesn't work on Mac and there is no easy alternative that I have found. Is there a way to share folders with ...
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Is there a way to run a macOS guest virtual machine on an M1 / Apple Silicon host? [closed]

On an Intel Mac it was possible and legal to run a "Mac-on-Mac" VM, i.e. to run macOS within a virtual machine hypervisor running on macOS. Does any product or demonstration exist for the ...
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Emulating ARM (M1-like) macOS on an x86 Intel Mac

Is it possible to emulate a macOS machine with RISC/ARM architecture on a physical x86 macOS machine? I suspect this is of value for those hoping to test the viability of their workflows on Apple ...
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VirtualBox NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) mac, cant find a solution

I am running VirtualBox but get the error NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) on an MacBook Pro 2020 with an M1 chip I have tried everything uninstalling Virtualbox, enabling SIP in recovery mode, ...
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Confusion about installing ESXi on Apple hardware

I am confused about VMware and/or Apple's commitment to supporting ESXi running natively on Apple hardware. According to VMware, there are only 8 Apple products that support running ESXi natively (see ...
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Fusion 12.1 on Big Sur 11.2.3 Cant resolve: Could not connect 'Ethernet0' to virtual network

I am new to this page but excited to hear some answers from experts. I am new to the VMware Fusion 12.1 Pro and I installed the latest build of Windows 10. Every time I run the emulator, I generate ...
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How to invoke a UEFI Shell (v2.2) on a Fusion Player virtual machine with Big Sur installed?

I am using the current free version of VMware Fusion Player (Version 12.1.0). I have created a Big Sur virtual machine to do some testing, which involves modifying NVRAM variables. This version of ...
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How to disable SIP when Big Sur is installed in a VMware Fusion Player virtual machine

I have Big Sur installed in a VMware Fusion Player virtual machine. I desire to disable SIP. With an actual physical Mac, the usual method would involve first booting to internal macOS Recovery, then ...
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If Linux is installed in a virtual environment on my mac can I open apps that big sur blocks?

I'm trying open this application: http://www1.icsi.berkeley.edu/~lucag/ (It's a research tool might might be great for my work so I really want to access it). When I try and open the app I get the ...
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Error in Virtual Box: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine

I want to install Ubuntu 20.10 on Virtual Box 6.1.18, when I create the virtual machine is okay so I press start but when I want to search the ISO file this error appears to me. I saw different ...
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3 linux server guests on parallels using a shared network all retain the same ip address

All three guests are getting the same ip address, while i believe they should all be getting one each. I've tried numerous things and at times they do get different ips but when i restart a guest they ...
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Can I run a virtual machine from my iPad?

I have a Windows virtual machine that I want to open it from my iPad using VirtualBox, Vmware client, or any free App that allows me to open a virtual machine file (I assume it is local to my iPad). I ...
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Installing software on another partition

I'm looking for a way to install new software on my Mac without adding clutter to the system folder. For example, installing Android Studio or VirtualBox, even when removing it from the Mac, there is ...
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VMware Fusion on macOS cannot start .vmx file

I have VMware Fusion Professional Version 12.1.0 (17195230) installed on macOS Big Sur (11.1). When starting a fresh new virtual machine (set up ISO to boot from in order to install an OS) I run into ...
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Microsoft Edge Legacy Virtual Machine doesn't start in VMWare Fusion 12 Pro

I have just purchased VMware Fusion Pro 12.1.0 on MacOS Catalina 10.15.7. I want to run a MS Edge Legacy virtual machine, available from Microsoft here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-...
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VirtualBox does not work after upgrading to Big Sur

During the holidays, I decided to upgrade from Catalina to Big Sur (macOS 11.1 (20C69) to be precise). The one thing I did not account for is that VirtualBox stopped working. I followed the usual ...
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Intel Power Gadget causes kernel panics MacBook BigSur

Intel power gadget causes kernel panic in my virtualbox virtual machine. I have an MacBook PRO 16 2019 (i9-2.4Ghz), OS 11.1, VirtualBox 6.16, Intel Power Gadget 3.7.0. I use virtualbox with vagrant (...
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Does high-availability VM for Mac OS X exist?

I seek rock-stable, production-worthy virtual machines capability with macOS. I'm relatively a noob when it comes to VMs. High availability clusters are all the rage, and I can see why. I took over as ...
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Accessing SD card disk in a VirtualBox machine

I am trying to add a hardisk to a virtual box running ubuntu so I could access an SD card mounted on the host machine i.e Mac. I followed these steps but there's an issue: creating a vmdk file ...
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Will a virtualised copy of Mountain Lion on recent hardware run the Adobe CS5 Suite with comparable performance to an Early 2009 iMac?

My father runs an old version of MacOS, I believe Mountain Lion, with a full set of Adobe apps, Suitcase Fusion, and so on from back when they were all 'buy-once' products. Reading around, almost none ...
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BigSur installed on virtual box does not allow me to install virtual guest addition

I'm trying to install guest additions on BigSur on a virtual machine. I'm following this guideline: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41691803/how-to-install-guest-addition-in-mac-os-as-guest-and-...
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Kali Linux for virtual box, screen size issue and fonts, everything appear to be very small

I tried into settings manager, but dint worked as expected. Even the terminal fonts aren't changing.
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Is it better for performance issues to run Microsoft Teams on macOS or in a virtual machine with windows?

Microsoft Teams is known to cause performance issues on Mac OS. I have a MacBook Pro 13' 2020 with 16 GB Ram and I was wondering if it would be better for overall performance to run Teams on a Virtual ...
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HyperKit - Docker Desktop for Mac - Is it possible to launch traditional Debian VMs?

Docker for Mac currently uses HyperKit (reference: https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-mac/docker-toolbox/) Docker Desktop uses HyperKit instead of Virtual Box. Hyperkit is a lightweight macOS ...
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How do I enable Intel Virtualization in a MacBook Pro?

I tried booting into EFI by holding ⌥ Option⌘ CommandFO My end goal is to enable nested VT-x in VirtualBox.
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How to install macOS Big Sur update on a Parallels VM?

I have a macOS 10.15.5 VM I created using Parallels on macOS. I don't want to upgrade my main OS to the Big Sur beta just yet, so I was hoping to run in in a VM to see how things are before trusting ...
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Creating High Sierra as VM under VMware Fusion

I need to create a VM for macOS High Sierra to run with VMware Fusion. I would prefer this VM be created from my existing MacBook running High Sierra (a real, physical device), but that's not ...
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What is the smallest and/or fastest way to run Windows programs on MacOS (Catalina)?

I'm using a 2017 i5 Macbook Pro with just 128GB of storage and need to run Revit, which is Windows only. I know there are many different methods for running Windows programs on Mac, but with very ...
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Disk space consumption issues after Mac OS upgrade

I recently upgraded to Mojove OS for my Macbook Air-2015 model(128G storage). After the upgrade I had 35GB of storage space marked as free in my Storage preferences. As I use my system over the ...
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Should I take additional precautions to use Parallels shared folder on Linux?

On macOS Catalina I installed Debian 10 i386 on Parallels, installed the vm tools also. Everything looks fine. I would like to play with Qt projects on both platforms. Since Qt is multi platform ...
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VMware Fusion set host-only (aka private to my Mac) IP address / network?

I am coming from VMware Workstation on Windows to VMware Fusion on Mac. In VMware Workstation it's possible to configure the host-only ip address / network in the network editor, in VMware Fusion it's ...
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How to run an image of El Capitan macOS as a virtual machine on another Mac?

I am running Mojave macOS on a Mac mini. I would like to run a virtual machine of El Capitan on Mojave (or Catalina). I am looking into this because I need to refer to a database using FileMaker 11 ...
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Linux in Oracle VirtualBox VMs runs slow and black screens on MacBook Pro

I'm trying to install a Linux Virtual Machine in Oracle VirtualBox on MacBook Pro 2019 on Catalina, but I am having issues. Ubuntu goes black screen during installation, usually happens when creating ...
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Why would native Mac filesystem performance be MUCH worse than various virtualized disks on the same mac? [closed]

I was attempting to profile a php application when I noticed it was running MUCH slower on my mac vs docker vs virtualbox (all on the same hardware). I started narrowing down possible issues, but now ...
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Does nvram boot-args="debug=0x10" still speed up Parallels on newer versions with newer macOS releases?

As mentioned several years ago, sudo nvram boot-args="debug=0x10" used to speed up virtual machines significantly in both Parallels and VMware. Has anyone tested to see if this as any empirically ...
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Cannot start any Virtual Machine anymore on High Sierra [duplicate]

I just switched from Sierra to High Sierra for some reason, and Virtualbox doesn't work anymore. All my machines (Debian, Windows etc), newly created or existing, show that message when started: The ...
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Installing Catalina OS in VirtualBox?

I have a Macbook that runs Catalina OS, but I would like to have a VirtualBox version of it. I was able to successfully download Catalina from the App Store, and followed a tutorial to convert it ...
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Access Kali VM IP from the hosting machine (macOS)

I have a Kali machine running in VMware on my Mac. It has this IP : 172.16.155.128 as you can see. I would like to access my Kali Linux IP from my host (macOS) Do I need to add another network in ...
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QEMU MacOS host Linux quest audio

I installed qemu via brew. Successfully installed ubuntu 18.04 desktop as a qemu guest. Following is the start up command: qemu-system-x86_64 \ ...

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