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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Even with Parallel on an M2 or M3 Mac, do we need the ARM binaries for the VM?

I am exploring VMWare and Parallel to be able to run Ubuntu or other Linux as a VM. However, I found that Ubuntu seems to only have a server version which is compiled for ARM? Likewise, if we'd like ...
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osascript keystroke character case with VMware web console

Looking to get the ability to simulating typing a password into a vm console. Figured osascript and keystroke should be the answer. If I run the following I get what I believe to be the correct ...
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Windows 11 keeps redoing intallation steps on VMware

I have a Macbook pro 2019 with Intel core i7. I have successfully installed Linux using VMware. The location of that VM is on a LaCie hard drive. I'm now trying to install Windows 11. I have done it ...
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Running Vagrant on Apple Silicon (M2) with v.gui=false

Background I've recently upgraded from an Intel MBP to an M2 MBP, so I had to update my Vagrant. Reading around led me to first download the latest VMware Fusion Tech Preview, then update my Vagrant ...
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How can I run an Intel-based macOS in a virtual environment to test my app? [duplicate]

I am a developer. I've written a native app for macOS on my MacBook Air (with the Apple M2 chip.) Now I need to test it for an Intel-based CPU. When I build my app in Xcode, it is supposed to cover ...
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How can I get the lead out for creating a Snow Leopard Server virtual machine under VMware?

I have a DVD for Snow Leopard Server, and I have an MBP running Monterey and under it VMware Fusion 13.0.2. I am trying to make a virtual machine, allocated 4G RAM for the guest OS, and disabled side ...
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Cliffhanger while attempting to setup Snow Leopard in Fusion

I'm following the instructions in this article, "Installing Snow Leopard in VMware Fusion", to create a Snow Leopard virtual machine. I downloaded the ISO from https://archive.org/details/...
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VMware Fusion Ubuntu is stuck on black screen and can't load anything

I am using VMware Fusion to open up an Ubuntu VM on my Mac. The screen currently just shows up as a black screen and doesn't load anything. I have access to VMware Preferences but can't access the ...
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Why is this displayed when I open the pvm file (saved from Parallel Desktop) with VMware fusion?

There is an ARM Windows machine in my Parallel Desktop. Just now I tried to switch to VMware Fusion. I opened the pvm file with VMware Fusion and it was convert as a vmwarevm file then. Now I tied ...
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All sound in macOS virtual machines is white noise

I am running macOS virtual machines in VMware vSphere 7.0.3 (ESXi Host is a Mac Pro 5,1). I have everything from Snow Leopard to macOS Mojave - all of the VMs have this issue. This is fully supported ...
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How can I enable cross-OS cut-and-paste in Windows 11 with VMWare Fusion 13 on M1?

I just set up a new MBP with M1 Pro. macOS: Ventura 13.0.1 VMWare Fusion: 13.0 (Pro license) I installed Windows 11 into a VM based on this guide. I installed VMWare Tools and they appear to be ...
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Time Machine inside a virtual macOS installed through VirtualBox? I want to backup the virtual macOS, not the host macOS. Possible?

And then I want to do something even more voodoo. I want to take this Time Machine backup (from a virtual macOS) and install it on a real MacBook. Feels like it is going to explode, but maybe not. My ...
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Can I run any lower than my current version of macOS through a virtualisation or emulation environment like Parallels?

My goal is to have access to the install of my old Mac on my new Mac without operating two Macs side-by-side. The configurations are: Old Mac: El Capitan 10.11.6 Intel processor New Mac Ventura 13....
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Attempt to resize (expand) a virtual disk in macOS Mojave not working - VM is hosted in VMware vSphere (similar to Fusion)

I'm attempting to expand a vDisk in macOS Mojave, but it's not working. The VM is hosted in VMware vSphere (similar to macOS Fusion on an Intel Mac). I'm following this VMware KB article https://kb....
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Can I install a hypervisor on the Windows system which I installed using a Boot Camp on MacBook?

I'm using MacBook Air 2020. I installed a Windows system using Boot Camp Assistant a few days ago. I'm not sure if Boot Camp is a type 1 hypervisor, but I heard that we can't install a hypervisor on ...
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VMWare Shared Folders empty on macOS virtual machine from macOS host

I'm trying to share the macOS Big Sur host's Downloads folder with a virtual machine that's also on Big Sur. As you can see from the screen grab below, Enable Shared Folders is checked, the Downloads ...
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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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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? [duplicate]

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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