I have Mac OS X installation newbie questions. Can I mount DMG file to install Mac OS X cleanly and directly to VMware Fusion (v4.1.3 and v5.0.1) or do I really have to burn it to a disc? I am using a Mac Mini with updated 64-bit 10.7.4. I did not see any options to do that like I can do with ISO files in Windows' VMware Workstations.
It doesn't matter what type the DMG is as VMware Fusion cannot install OS X Yosemite by booting it or even booting the Install OS X Yosemite.app downloaded from Apple as that's not how it works in VMware Fusion. VMware Fusion must first make an Installer Image from the Install OS X Yosemite.app and install from the Image it creates.
After the installation completes, you must install VMware Tools on the virtual machine. To do this, first eject the Mac OS installation disc image from within the new virtual machine. For more information, see Installing VMware Tools in a Mac OS Guest (1032440).
The solution from @user3439894 did not worked for me while installing OS X 10.11 El Capitan using a dmg file. I created a bootable ISO to install it on VMware Fusion 8.0.1 by following the below steps as advised here.
Managed distribution licenses can be assigned on a per-user, or per-device basis. For the per-user licensing model, the end-user of the device is prompted to enter their Apple ID credentials into the device to assign the license. In other words, per-user license distribution requires that all users have an Apple ID. In the per-device licensing model, managed distribution licenses are assigned directly to the device regardless of whether the user has entered Apple ID information. The end-user is not required to have an Apple ID in order for the app to be assigned to the device and installed from the App Store. It should be noted that if you convert an application to device-based licensing, you cannot revert it back to user-based licensing.
Volume-purchased applications (iOS, macOS, and tvOS) always install the current App Store version of the application at the time the install occurs. Imagine the following scenario where the current App Store version of an application is 1.0 on Monday, but then becomes 1.1 on the following Monday. Any device where Workspace ONE UEM triggers an application install from Monday through Sunday would install version 1.0. However, on the following Monday (and going forward until the next version update), any devices where Workspace ONE UEM triggers an application install would install version 1.1. Put differently, Workspace ONE administrators must update pre-existing application installs as developers publish updated application versions in the App Store. Although end-users may have the ability to perform the application updates, they might not perform the updates consistently as desired by the organization's administrator(s).
With Workspace ONE UEM, administrators can configure Volume-Purchased apps to update on a one-time basis or automatically. When an app is set to automatically update, Workspace ONE continuously monitors for updated app versions in the App Store and triggers install commands to devices with an older version installed.
If your macOS device is enrolled in Workspace ONE UEM, the published application should download and install immediately if the app is set for Automatic download (see step 27 of Deploying a Third-Party macOS App). This exercise explains how you can manually validate that the application was installed.
Non-store macOS applications are delivered from Workspace ONE UEM by the Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub. As such, there are some basic prerequisites for macOS software delivery to work. If the prerequisites are not met, there might be unexpected behavior due to the specific installer package that must be worked around.
Note: AWCM provides notifications to the Intelligent Hub to trigger real-time non-store app installation. In the absence of AWCM, the Intelligent Hub reverts to a scheduled interval to check for new app installation commands.
Sometimes an installer package parsed by the VMware Workspace ONE Admin Assistant generates a PLIST file where the application name is incorrect. It is also possible that organizations refer to software by a common or colloquial name that is easily recognized by end users. In either case, administrators can change the name displayed in the Intelligent Hub application catalog before uploading the PLIST to Workspace ONE UEM.
Sometimes an installer package parsed by the VMware Workspace ONE Admin Assistant generates a PLIST file where the version shows Please Edit Me. This problem must be fixed before uploading the PLIST to Workspace ONE UEM.
In some instances, an application successfully installs but the Intelligent Hub continually reports the app as "Installing". If you look in the ManagedSoftwareUpdate.log file (see Gathering Logs), you'll see the app is constantly marked for installation each time the Hub checks for installed software. This is typically the result of a metadata PLIST that doesn't contain the correct receipt or installs arrays. In this instance, you must make one of the following changes to the metadata PLIST generated by Workspace ONE Admin Assistant:
If you choose to not create the .ISO file, this should produce a .dmg file inside the specified output directory that is named something similar to macOS_InstallESD_10.12.4_16E195_20170329111134.dmg. This DMG will install a stock factory install of macOS 10.12.4.
Looking how to install Mac OS on VMware Workstation 15. Mac OS is a pretty good operating system and people love to upgrade their pc because of its amazing features with Siri integration.
Then in the next step you have to click Power on this virtual machine. Now just relax and sit as the macOs Sierra installation will begin. Follow on screen instructions throughout the installation.
Once you are done with this step, repeat step 6 and power on the virtual machine again. This time you have successfully resolved the error and the macOS Sierra 10.12 installation would have begun on your Windows pc.
So here we have simply explained how to install Mac Os on Vmware Workstation. Do let me know through comments how this post has helped you in installing MacOS Sierra 10.12 on your Windows pc using VMware Workstation.
Fusion 13 ships with a single binary, one DMG, that installs on both Apple Silicon and Intel Macs, making mass deployment simple, and removing any confusion about which is the right version to run on any Mac.
In present day, VMware is one of the leading providers in virtualization technologies. Hardware virtualization allows you to run virtual machines with various operating systems including Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD on different hosts, while providing you with the ability to migrate VMs between hosts. In some cases you may be required to install Mac OS on a virtual machine, for example, if you need to test applications that can only be run on Mac OS. By default, Mac OS cannot be installed on VMware ESXi or VMware Workstation. This blog post explores the ways of running Mac OS on a VMware ESXi VM.
Once the downloading process has begun, you should be able to see the progress of the download in the Launchpad. Downloading the installation package of macOS Sierra may be a time-consuming process (the slow downloading of macOS Sierra is a common issue). Sometimes, temporary changing the DNS settings in your network configuration may help you to increase the download speed. Attempt using 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168 DNS servers on your machine. If this method does not increase the download speed, left click the Downloading icon to pause your download. Then left click the icon once more to resume the download. After resuming the download of a file, the download speed increases for the appropriate period of time.
Now that your bootable ISO image with the macOS installer is ready, you should prepare your ESXi host for the installation of macOS as a guest OS on VMs. You need to enable SSH access, download the patch, copy the patch to the file system of the ESXi server, and patch the ESXi server.
After downloading the patch, copy the patch files to the datastore on ESXi. You can use WinSCP, which supports the transfer of files over SSH by using SFTP, SCP, WebDAV, or S3 protocols (in Linux you can use the equivalent software). WinSCP has a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI), and consists of two main panels. Copy the unlocker files from your local directory to your datastore on the ESXi server. In this example the unlocker patch and the macOS Sierra installation ISO image (Sierra.iso) were created beforehand, and are placed in C:\Virtual\images_MacOS for convenience. The patch is copied to /vmfs/volumes/datastore1 on the ESXi server. Sierra.iso would be copied to the datastore40. Later, you can mount the ISO image from the datastore to the virtual DVD drive of the virtual machine.
Copy the ISO installation image of Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra to the datastore by using VMware Embedded Host Client, VMware vSphere Client or WinSCP if you have not yet copied the image. In VMware vSphere Client, click Storage, select your datastore, click Files, and then click Upload files. In VMware Host Client, click Storage, select your datastore, click the Datastore browser, click Upload and select the file to be uploaded. You can see the Sierra.iso file uploaded into the datastore on the screenshot below.
Now you can try to run the VM. Make sure that the boot order is configured correctly, and that the VM is configured to boot from the DVD drive. If you run the virtual machine on VMware ESXi, you would now see the following issue: the Mac OS X Sierra 10.12 installer hangs when the progress bar approaches 90%.
1024 x 768 is the default screen resolution for a virtual machine after installing macOS. Other modes are not available in GUI of macOS. VMware Tools can help you to set higher resolution. After installing VMware Tools, reboot the VM. Open the Launchpad, type terminal in the search field and run the Terminal. Execute the following command in the terminal to set the Full HD resolution: 2b1af7f3a8