Questions tagged [vmware]

A range of virtualization software; VMware Fusion is the name of the product for macOS. For questions about VMware products unrelated to macOS, please consider Super User.

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VMWare Fusion Bootcamp loads wrong volume

I added a VM inside VMWare Fusion using the built in method for adding a bootcamp partition that runs off the actual partition rather than cloning it. Instead of the Bootcamp VM opening Windows 10, it ...
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Will background apps run during screensaver?

Perhaps I am rendering an image VIA Blender, or what is happening at the time of writing this post, creating a VM. If I put my Mac to screensaver, will background apps continue to run? Like would ...
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Is VMware Fusion Player a suitable substitute for Bootcamp?

The goal is to be setup a Catlina (iMac 27-inch 2015, 32GB core i7) Machine with USB Fax Modem capability. I have an Apple USB Fax Modem, however I am open to the idea of purchasing the US Robotics ...
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Setup a macOS VM in Parallels from recovery partition without company defaults from Remote Management

I started a new job as software developer a few months ago, and I got a company MacBook Pro for work from home that I'm also allowed to use privately. I haven't used a MacBook before so given the ...
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How to Remove "Others" from the login page

Hi, I turned on my pc today and I was surprised by the screen I got. I can't log in with my user because I have the only one. The main user in the case. Can anybody help me?
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How to list the virtual machines running on my macOS? [closed]

I use minikube running a local K8s cluster in my macOS, it will running a virtual machine on my macOS, I have a question about it. how to list the virtual machines running on my macOS? and how to ...
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Monitor VM network with Little Snitch

I've upgraded to Big Sur (yep, late to the party), VM Ware Fusion 12 and Little Snitch 5. I get that kernel extension are no longer valid and VM Ware now uses the Apple network API. Previously I could ...
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Web browsers in windows virtual machines fail to load a page properly

Ever since I upgraded VMware Fusion from the paid version (VMware Fusion 10/11) to the free version (VMware Fusion Player 12.1.2), web browsers under any virtual machine just never seem to work. ...
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pmset autorestart is not persisted when run from install media

I've got a Mac mini (Intel) that runs vSphere and I want to set auto startup on power on. Based on what I read here I created a macOS bootable USB installer and booted from it. Then from Terminal I ...
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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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Virtual Machine of real bootcamp that's on external drive

So I have a Bootcamp / dual boot setup where my iMac has a bootable Windows installed on an external SSD. I would like to be able to boot that SSD using VMware or something similar whilst natively ...
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How to make VM1 connect to fakedns server on VM2?

I am trying to create a mini malware analysis environment between a few MacOS VMs to analyse the network activity of MacOS malwares. Some context about the VMs: Both VM are MacOS Catalina 10.15 Both ...
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Access VPN Connected in VMWare Windows 10 in Macbook Bigsur

I have Macbook Pro which has windows installed in VMWare Fusion. I have VPN installed inside windows 10 and i can connect and access websites. Is there a way i can connect VPN in windows and proxy it ...
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How to add ovftool to Catalinas path?

I have installed VMware ovftool using the regular installer, which installed it in the /Application folder. I now want this added to the global path, so I added it to /etc/paths, see following output: ...
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Is there a way to run a macOS guest virtual machine on an M1 / Apple Silicon host?

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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Black screen with Screen Sharing and VMWare

I've just upgrade my iMac to Catalina and the security update for Catalina. I'm at 10.15.7. While I start by describing a VMWare issue, I think this is a bigger issue and it makes Screen Sharing ...
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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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Vmware Fusion - No USB Devices on macOS 10.13 High Sierra

No USB devices or the internal memory card reader appear in any VMWare Fusion guests. There are posts suggesting that it's necessary to Allow vmware fusion in Security & Privacy Settings, but I ...
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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 or later macOS 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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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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Wrong Application Name when Asking for Privacy Permissions?

This seems like an odd one. I installed iTerm2 shortly after doing a fresh install of Big Sur on my laptop. A bit after that, I installed VMware Fusion and went on with my life. Tonight, I wanted to ...
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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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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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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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Can I fix VMware Fusion to correctly map the tilde / back tick on a British keyboard?

I'm stuck with an odd keyboard layout in Fusion Player v 12.0.1 on macOS 10.15.7 (Catalina) and cannot seem to find a way around it. The keyboard physically is a bluetooth Apple keyboard UK layout ...
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Using mouse on Virtual Machine on Mac, but got keyboard signal

The question is, when I press and move my mouse in the virtual machine(such as choose many files), the machine seems to receive a signal of keyboard "C-press" and ""C-release",...
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Create local LAN for vmware instance and ethernet adaptor

How do I create a local LAN that will include my vmware instance and a device plugged into my usb-c adaptor? I have a 16" MBP, running Catalina 10.15.6. It connects to the world at large using ...
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No allow button in security and privacy preferences

When trying to install VMWare in MacOS Catalina, under security and privacy system preferences and then general, I do not see a way to allow what it needs to work properly. Even when I unlock the ...
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iCloud sign-in asks for password of MacBook that's running my Fusion VM of OSX 10.11, then rejects the correct password. Fix?

I am the original owner of a mid-2012 MacBook Pro, which is currently running 10.14.6. On it I am running VMware Fusion 11.5.5. I created a VM of OSX 10.11 El Capitan so I could help a relative who ...
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How do I debug Mac freezes caused by VMware Fusion

After upgrading to Catalina, when I write a lot of data inside a Linux VM (Ubuntu 20.04) by running dd if=/dev/zero of=zero, after writing a couple of gigabytes the macOS host hard-freezes (mouse ...
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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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How to connect a flash drive to a VMware VM when the drive is 'not readable'?

Introduction I'm running: High Sierra v10.13.6 VMware Fusion v11.5.1 I'm attempting to connect a flash drive (USB 3.0) to a virtual machine (Redhat). That virtual machine is a guest to my Mac host. ...
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How do i create a OSx bootable USB using windows 10 and where do i find .dmg file?

I have an iMac 2007 20", and its a second hand computer. It was running OSx Lion when I bought it, then I upgraded it to El capitan, After that, I made a big mistake of erasing the data without taking ...
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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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How to get MacOS Catalina to allow VMWare Fusion to have Accesibility permissions

I'm trying to give Accessibility permission to VMWare Fusion. It shows up in the System Preferences but clicking the checkbox does nothing. This is Fusion 11.5.3 which is specifically targeting ...
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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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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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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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Copy & Paste is not working in my Kali Linux Virtual Machine

I am running VMWare Fusion 11.5 Pro on Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina Copy & Paste is not working in my Kali Linux and my host (Mac OS X) I checked the settings I see this I search around, people ...
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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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VMware Fusion is not opening (close after a second from launch)

I am experiencing an issue with VMware Fusion on macOS Catalina (latest version). When I click on the VMware button, it launches for a second and then closes. Before this happened, I was playing with ...
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How do I restore a backup created by 'brew cask upgrade'?

I just upgraded VMware Fusion on my system: brew cask upgrade vmware-fusion ==> Upgrading 1 outdated package: vmware-fusion 10.1.3-9472307 -> 11.5.0-14634996 ==> Upgrading vmware-fusion ... =...
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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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Cannot pair my iPhone with Xcode

I am running Xcode 10.3 and I have an iPhone 6s running iOS 12.4. I am unable to connect it to Xcode, which is running atop macOS Mojave running on a VMWare virtual machine. I got "trust this device" ...
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Resize display resolution of a macOS Mojave guest running in VMware Fusion 11.1

➥ How does one change the screen resolution of their macOS Fusion guest? On my Mac mini (2018) running macOS mojave 10.14.5, I am running VMware Fusion 11.1 with a BenQ 4K monitor on DisplayPort. ...
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Creating a Windows partition on an external drive

I am trying to basically add a Windows 10 bootable system to an external hard drive because I haven't the space on my internal to do it. I have a mid-2013 MB Pro running Sierra. So I tried the ...
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Run macOS as guest VM OS within VMware Fusion [closed]

Is it possible to install macOS as the guest OS within a VM in VMware Fusion? I am running macOS Mojave on a Mac mini (2018). I want to run virtual machines inside of which is running macOS Mojave or ...
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