Because OSX manages memory (as does Windows) it is often difficult to tell if performance issues are caused by memory limits. Technically, you really want the OS to capture all the available memory and allocate as needed, in which case, you would see all of the memory being 'used', even though there may be memory available but not allocated by the OS.
I just figured it out after searching the sources below.
System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy
Drag your "Applications (Parallels)" folder onto the "Privacy" tab
I also added the folder with my Parallels VM (called "Parallels" in screenshot below) just to be sure I wasn't indexing any Parallel's info
Exiting System Preferences will rebuild the ...
One of the way I could use it, I found my local IP4 address provided by the router.
From Mac system preferences > Network > IP Address: 192.168.x.xx
And let say if you access it in Mac with http://localhost:3000 you can do it also with http://192.168.x.xx:3000 from Mac itself and from Parallel Windows OS with shared network configuration.
This IP ...
I've found a way:
Enable Select boot device at startup in the virtual machine
After the startup of the VM press any key to enter the boot device menu
Select Boot Maintenance Manager
Select Boot from file
Search your recovery volume (usually it's the 2nd one listed)
Select boot efi
In Yosemite the mouse ...
I'm use VMware Fusion and just downloaded "Install macOS Sierra.app" from the App Store and then made an ISO Image to install from. The ISO Image should also work in Parallels Desktop.
To create an ISO Image from the "Install macOS Sierra.app" application bundle, I used the following bash script. Note: This requires 12 GB of free space to create but only ...
As any modern operating system, OS X tries to make use of RAM as much as possible. For example, OS X:
keeps data in memory when an application quits to gain time if it’s launched again;
caches recently used files from your (slow, slow) hard drive for faster later access.
Obviously, this memory is still available for other uses if need be. But the system ...
Got it working. Microsoft currently publish free, official Windows virtual machines for things like Parallels and others, for exactly this sort of testing - currently distributed on http://modern.ie
Go to the visualization page downloads section and choose 'Mac' then 'Parallels'.
For me (on Lion, July 2013) the "IE9 – Win7" VM didn't work at all, but the "...
I had the exact same problem. I went a different route, and decided to sacrifice the nice high-DPI of the Retina for a scaled solution that makes everything look right.
In Parallels VM Config → Hardware → Video → Resolution
Not: Best for Retina, More Space
Windows Display Settings → Set Resolution: 1280x800 + Apply
Windows Display ...
I found that mapping a different key to the Win command did not remove the Cmd key being mapped to Win. What worked for me was to map Cmd to Shift.
All the other shortcuts such as Cmd + S (save), Cmd + C (copy), etc still worked but hitting Cmd by itself now just activates the Shift key which really does nothing by itself.
This post in Parallels Forum clearly states to use Parallels Hypervisor:
Hi, Apple hypervisor comes short of the following matters comparing to the Parallels hypervisor:
Performance: slower on VM startup and shutdown
Stability: may crash more frequently
Functionality loss: no PMU, nested virtualization, thermal monitoring, energy profiling
The Apple Hypervisor is a user-centric lightweight hypervisor that Apple provides so developers don't have to write kernel extensions (KEXTs). From everything that I have gathered, this is primarily for a dev environment
From the Hypervisor documentation on Apple Developer:
The Hypervisor framework provides C APIs for interacting with
First ensure you have set the type of your VM network as "Shared Network" (in Parallels open the VM Configure window > Hardware > Network). Don't know if it works with another network type.
From Parallels: browser test your OS X localhost:
Parallels creates a little DHCP network for your virtual machines, and the OS X machine itself is at the gateway IP. ...
Short answer, yes.
The MacPro 1,1 can run 10.7.5 as it's latest OS. I have a 2008 Black MacBook which runs the same. Despite being on an OS from 2011, you can still run the latest version (v7.1.0) of VMWare Fusion. You can also jam 32 GB of RAM in there. Plus, the Xeon from 2006 will almost be comparable to a Core i5 from a couple of years ago.
Yes, this is possible.
It’s not actually too hard, but there’s a lot of steps (a couple of which can be fiddly) so be patient and read this carefully. I’ll try and outline all the steps involved, but feel free to let me know if you get stuck at all.
Also, some of these steps are not strictly necessary, but I’m trying to make this foolproof so that it's ...
sudo nvram boot-args="debug=0x144"
This is a combination of kernel debugging features that will show you extra information about the kernel's processes, which can be exceptionally useful if a system is experiencing kernel panics. Another option is to use debug=0x14e, which will display even more logging options. The primary use for this is that it ...
That's not really how this works. The Android device images are not bootable images or installers or something. They contain a packed copy of the Android OS specifically built for the targeted device as well as all required hardware drivers. No virtualisation software will find any bootable code in such a firmware file.
Also most VMMs (including Parallels) ...
After a long chat with Parallels support followed by my own investigation, it turns out that the mystery disk space is taken up by snapshots. But Parallels apparently has a bug where it's not correctly reporting the full disk space cost of snapshots. By deleting some snapshots I was able to reclaim much of the mystery disk space.
Here's more details. ...
I was able to resolve macOS Sierra error about the bless tool by using the pictured setting on WinClone 6.0.3. I did not restore from winclone backup but rather just made my BCP bootable as an EFI instead of legacy BIOS drive. For some reason macOS started to view BCP as an unbootable legacy BIOS drive. My guess is installing Paragon suite of tools like NTFS,...
At that level of data, it’s often easy to kill Excel whether you’re on Windows 10 or macOS.
Plain data should be fine for hundreds of thousands of rows and less than 30 columns for most data that’s not UUID length.
What seems to be most finicky is calculations, graphs, conditional formatting and all the processing that happens to the data and not simply ...
The IP address is of the VM as the connection between your Mac and the VM presents. This is a private connection. Your router has no knowledge of this IP address, so doesn’t know how to route the IP.
Port forward some port on your Mac to the VM in Parallels preferences.
Enter a port to open on your host. HTTP is usually port 80.
Port forward to your VM, ...
This approach is a hack, but works with the least expensive version of Parallels.
On the virtual Windows machine:
Create a *.bat file for each possible set of parameters. For example:
start "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\MyApplication.exe" --myArg
On the Mac:
Navigate to $(HOME)/Applications (Parallels)/VMNAME ...
You have a lot of cores, and hyperthreading makes it appear to the system that you have twice as many. The reason you may not ever see activity on half your cores is because the system is not utilizing them. While the system may be multiprocessor aware, not necessarily will every application you run. Today's processors are very very fast, which means that ...
Yes they should get backed up, since your MS Word and Excel files are located in your Mac User Documents folder and not the Parallels .pvm. If they were located within your Parallels .pvm and it's excluded, then they would not be backed up.
The .pvm file essentially acts as the hard disk drive for Parallels, and is basically a separate container that exists ...
The main limitation is that it won't run a more recent OS X version than 10.7 (Lion), which probably won't be supported with security updates for much longer. I wouldn't put it on the Internet, but it should be fine as a VM host on your LAN.
You're going to have to upgrade to Parallels 10 or Parallels 11. See this Parallels knowledgeable article: Parallels Desktop and Mac OS (Host) compatibility
There is a free trial demo of Parallels 11. So you may be able to convert your old Parallels 7 file in advance of paying for it.
Next time you update OS X be sure to check its compatibility with the ...
No, your computer will be fine, and performance will be fine, but there's a little fun involved.
Parallels uses a technology called virtualization to run another OS–in this case, Windows–using a combination of hardware and software to create a "virtual machine" that acts like a computer. Due to a variety of technologies that exist, virtual machines offer ...
The method posted by @user3439894 worked for me under Parallels.
I did initially have a problem at the first step:
+ hdiutil attach '/Applications/Install macOS Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg' -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/esd
hdiutil: attach failed - Resource busy
In /Volumes, I unmounted iso and "OS X Install ESD":
The "technical background" of the special behavior (at least on Macs) of using localhost as "host constant" is the specific nature of dns.js, which obviously binds the node http/https server to the interface it reverse-resolves to the const host (= localhost) with the help of mDNSResponder.
This is localhost > 127.0.0.1 > lo0.
Any other interface like en0/...
In general, the pro version offers support for larger memory and more cpu cores. The said VS plugin offers cross-platform debugging and testing, as well as many other automation and command-line support for it.
This doesn't, however restrict that you're able to install VS on the virtual machine.
Therefore it would be possible for your use case.