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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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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Karabiner autogen rule in JSON format

I'm trying to convert the following Karabiner config to the new JSON format. What would be the equivalent mapping? <root> <item><name>Ignore apps</name></item> <...
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How do I enable Intel Virtualization in a MacBook Pro?

I tried booting into EFI by holding option + command + F + O 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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Is there a way to use Split Screen without “Displays have separate Spaces” in Mission Control?

Does anyone know if there's a way to use the split-screen feature when Mission Control has the setting "Displays have separate Spaces" unchecked? I use the split-screen feature a lot on my Mac OS, ...
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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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Install macOS Catalina guest VM on a host with macOS Catalina [duplicate]

I need to install a macOS guest VM on a macOS host machine. I want to do this to create an isolated/sandboxed secure environment to run untrusted apps. Is it possible to do this without Parallels or ...
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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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Trouble Installing Catalina on Virtualbox VM

Does anyone have any experience getting Catalina installed using Virtualbox? I was unsuccessful in booting into the 10.15.3 installer, but luckily I found a copy of 10.15 I can boot into and reformat ...
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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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How to obtain a secure copy of macOS?

I need to install macOS on a VM. I don't want to download a macOS from torrent or hackintosh websites. Is there a way I can verify a macOS image's signature so I know it came from apple?
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Launchctl starting Virtual Machine before USB is intitiated

I have a plist file located in /Library/LaunchDaemons that starts a Virtual Machine headless with Ubuntu on it. The problem is however that USB probably isn't initiated before the VM is started, and ...
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ssh -p to a VirtualBox Ubuntu instance stops working, error: “Could not resolve hostname ?\200\223p: nodename nor servname provided, or not known”

Is there any reason why ssh -p would stop working and error with a message like below? ssh –p 2222 osboxes@localhost ssh: Could not resolve hostname ?\200\223p: nodename nor servername provided, or ...
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Ways to share folders from Mac host to Mojave guest on VirtualBox (using NFS Manager or other options)?

I have a 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'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will AirDrop work between an OS X virtual machine and an iPhone?

I'm looking for an easy way to transfer files to my iPhone and I don't have a Mac. I was going to use VirtualBox or VMware Workstation Player.
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Virtualization software options for macOS

I want to play Alto's Adventure for free on my Mac so I installed Windows 10 virtual machine on my Mac using Virtual Box, but Alto's Adventure crashes in Virtual Box even if it give the maximum amount ...
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How do I make/run a QEMU emulation of Windows8 through terminal

I'm trying to make a Windows8 emulator using QEMU (which I downloaded via homebrew commands). I've searched on the internet for how to do this, and am utterly confused. The one site that made sense to ...
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Running the memz virus on a parallels vm: safe?

I have a copy of the memz virus, and have parallels windows vm. What I'm wondering, is if I run memz.exe/bin (not memz-clean.exe/bin), will I screw up the mac that I'm running the vm on? Thanks
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3D Acceleration Virtualbox 5.2.18 bug on Macbook Pro 2018, 15"

Background I have been having two different issues related to the performance of my virtual machines running on my brand new MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018). Given the specifications of my new Mac, there ...

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