Как запустить macos в windows 10 на виртуальной машине

What Files Do You Need to Create a macOS Virtual Machine on Windows 10?

Before delving into the «how-to,» you need to download and install the essential tools. The tutorial details how to create macOS virtual machines using both Oracle VirtualBox Manager (VirtualBox) and VMware Workstation Player (VMware Player).

  • Download the latest version of VirtualBox. This tutorial uses VirtualBox 6.1.22
  • . This tutorial uses VMware Player 16

You need a copy of macOS, too. Big Sur is the latest macOS version. You can find the download links for macOS Big Sur in the next section.

This tutorial will focus on installing macOS Big Sur in a virtual machine running on Intel hardware, using either VirtualBox or VMware Player.

Unfortunately, I do not have access to any AMD hardware, so I cannot provide a tutorial.

There is, however, the code snippet that anyone using an AMD system requires to boot a macOS Big Sur using VMware on AMD hardware.

Launching the macOS Big Sur virtual machine is the same as the Intel version but uses a slightly different code snippet. You can find the tutorial and the code snippet in the section below.

Furthermore, you will find links to several AMD macOS Catalina, Mojave, and High Sierra virtual machine tutorials, at the end of the article.


MacOS can be installed on a VMware VM running on ESXi. This can be done after the preparation of a bootable installation image of the ISO format with hdiutil, applying a free patch on an ESXi server and configuring certain VM settings. It is not recommended to install the macOS unlocker patch on ESXi servers that are used in production environments, in order to minimize the probability of any possible issues or negative impacts on production VMs. In this blog post, we have covered the installation of macOS Sierra due to its high popularity among users; however, you can also use the explained logics for installing macOS High Sierra and macOS Mojave on VMware VMs running on ESXi.

Install macOS Catalina on VMware on AMD Systems

Once, everything is performed clearly go ahead and launch the VMware Workstation. Then select the created Virtual machine of macOS Catalina and click Power on this Virtual Machine.

Power on the Virtual Machine

Once you powered on the virtual machine, then I am a hundred percent sure that you will be stuck on Apple Logo. OK, to fix that just Power off the Virtual Machine, then select the VM click on Settings. Once the settings window opened beside the “Hardware” tab click on “Options”. Change the “Apple Mac OS X” to “Microsoft Windows” then click OK. Overhead to VM then again Power on it.

Change Apple Mac OS X to Microsoft Windows

Wait until the Apple Logo should bypass

Installing macOS Catalina installation, once this process completed the Virtual machine will restart.

Installing macOS Catalina

Once the Virtual machine restarted, quickly Power off the virtual machine. Then open the VM setting, when opened change the “Microsoft Windows” to “Apple Mac OS X”. As previously we changed Apple Mac OS X to Microsoft Windows, However, once it changed click OK.

Change Microsoft Windows to Apple Mac OS X

Again select the VM and click Power on the Virtual Machine. At the first window select your country and click continue.

Select your country

  1. Now select your keyboard layout and click continue.
  2. Choose, don’t transfer information now.
  3. Click on Sign Up later, and click Skip.
  4. Agree to terms and conditions.
  5. Create a computer account.
  6. Click sign in later to screen time.
  7. Continue on express setup.
  8. Choose your look for macOS Catalina 10.15.
  9. Wait for some seconds until it should be ready for the first use.

However, once the installation is completed you might be curious to use macOS Catalina 10.15 full-screen mode on VMware Workstation on AMD System. Therefore, we covered all those things and the article is ready for you you can check the below link on how to do it. Or simply click on the top menu bar on VM than in the below list click Install VMware Tools.

  • How To Use macOS Catalina full screen on VMware on Windows
  • How to Install Guest Tool on macOS 10.15 Catalina on VirtualBox

Install VMware tools

Install VMware tools for Mac OS X

Everything seems perfect on the Mac OS X virtual machine, but even on a powerful computer, the mouse pointer might seem «heavy» to drag. This is easy to fix, by installing VMware tools.

First, we must download , and extract its contents.

From the VMware Workstation Player menu we select Player > Removable Devices > CD/DVD (SATA) > Settings…

On the next window, we choose «Use ISO image file» and click on Browse.

We navigate to All Tool (new) folder that we downloaded, pick the VM Tool.iso and click Open.

Check the «Connected» box.

Now, double click on VMware Tools disk on the upper right corner.

Double-click on Install VMware Tools.

Press Continue…

…and Install.

The installation will ask for our account’s password.

We confirm our request.

Finally, the VMware Tools installation is over, and we need to restart our PC.

Now, the Mac OS X Virtual machine will run much smoother.

Required Files

Before getting started to the main point, you need some important kinds of stuff like VMware Workstation/VMware Player, Unlocker, WinRaR/7Zip, macOS Catalina VMDK “Virtual Machines Disk file”. After that, when you got the files, then it requires to be installed on a computer. The most important for this procedure are VMDK files and VMware Unlocker. Do you have an idea about Unlocker? Unlocker is a helper utility tool allow you to use Apple services on VMware Workstation/Player. Without Unlocker, you will not be able to install a macOS operating system on VMware. For the macOS Catalina installation on VMware on the AMD system try to use the latest version of VMware Workstation.

  • VMware Workstation Pro
  • macOS Unlocker
  • WinRaR/7Zip
  • Download macOS Catalina VMDK File

Once, the macOS Unlocker downloaded go ahead and extract it. Find out the file Win-install then right-click and Run it As Administrator.

Run As Administrator

For the Extraction of macOS Catalina 10.15 VMDK file, I told you to use WinRAR or 7Zip. Right-click on the VMDK file and select “Extract Here” this process will take some time.

Extract Here

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Настройка BIOS/UEFI

Если ваша материнская плата использует UEFI, особых проблем с установкой возникнуть не должно, однако в случае с BIOS некоторые важные манипуляции провести придется. Для начала нужно совершить общие настройки:

  • Сбросьте все параметры BIOS.
  • Выключите VT-d.
  • Деактивируйте Secure Boot Mode.
  • Отключите CFG-Lock.
  • В опции OS Type поставьте Other OS.
  • Выключите IO SrialPort.
  • Активируйте XHCI Handoff.
  • Если в вашей системе установлен процессор Intel 6-й серии, либо же Intel x58 с AWARD BIOS, отключите порты USB 3.0.
  • Сохраните изменения и перезапустите компьютер.

Кроме того, при установке Mac OS Mojave стоит придерживаться ряда правил:

  • Используйте только одну видеокарту с одним подключенным монитором.
  • Отключите все жесткие диски, кроме пустого, на который и будет установлена ОС.
  • Отключите всю USB-периферию, кроме мыши и клавиатуры.
  • Отключите все PCI-карты, кроме видеокарты, так как они могут быть несовместимы с ОС от Apple.

Готово, теперь приступаем непосредственно к установке Mac OS Mojave на PC.

Установка и запуск OS X Yosemite

Итак, наша система загружается.

1. Выбираем русский язык и переходим к следующему шагу – настройке жёсткого диска для «операционки». Так как он создается изначально в файловой системе NTFS (которая не работает с OS X), нам придется немного «пошаманить».

2. В верхней панели заходим в «Утилиты->Дисковая утилита». В левом крае экрана выбираем наш новоиспечённый жёсткий диск, на который будет производиться установка, затем в правой части окна открываем вкладку «Стереть» и стираем диск. После этого в нём будет создан чистый раздел под ОС.

3. Переходим в верхнем «тулбаре» обратно в установщик (нажимаем на «Дисковая утилита» и выбираем «OS X Installer») указываем только что отформатированный под наши нужды «хард», жмём «Продолжить» и ожидаем окончания установки.

4. И вот, момент истины – OS X Yosemite готова к работе!
Пропускаем этап авторизации через iCloud, задаём логин/пароль для пользователя и, пожалуй, на этом всё.

Visualization and M1 Macs

There are millions of Intel-based Macs still in use all around the world that can still use either Boot Camp or virtualisation to run Windows. However, in 2020 Apple announced that it would be moving away from using Intel processors to its own Apple Silicon processors and this transition began with the arrival of the ARM-based M1 Chip in November 2020. Rather than the x86 architecture used by Intel processors, the Apple’s M1 processors use a different architecture, known as ARM (named after Arm Ltd, the British company that originally designed the chips).

This means that new Macs that are based on the M1 chip — or any of its future variants, such as the rumoured M1X — no long offer Boot Camp because the M1 processor is not compatible with the with the x86 version of Windows. Virtualisation is also more complicated, as Apple’s ARM chips can’t easily create virtual machines that mimic Intel’s x86 chips.

However, Microsoft is currently developing a new version of Windows that is also designed to run on ARM chips, generally referred to as Windows On ARM. The recently released Parallels Desktop 17 does allow M1 Macs to create virtual machines that run Windows On ARM, although it’s a tricky process as this new version of Windows is still in development and is only available to people who have registered for Microsoft’s Insider testing program.

Further complicating matters, Microsoft announced that Windows 11 will arrive later on 6 October 2021. While there will apparently be an ARM version of Windows 11 (eventually) it is still possible that it will not run on Macs whether they have an Intel or an Apple processor. This is because Microsoft requires a security chip called the TPM module — and Macs don’t have this chip. Read: Will Windows 11 run on Mac? for more information. Also read: Windows 11 vs macOS and what Apple should copy.

To cut a long story short, the bottom line is that it’s business as usual for Intel Macs, as those Mac models can still use either Boot Camp or virtualisation technology in order to run Windows. However newer M1 Macs can only use virtualisation to run Windows, and even then you have to jump through a few hoops in order to obtain the new version of Windows On ARM. Read more about running Windows on the M1 Mac here: Will Windows run on Apple Silicon?

Steps to Download and Use macOS 11.0 Big Sur VMware Preinstalled VMware image

Here is the quick recap of the steps we will be doing to install macOS 11.0 Big Sur on Windows OS by pre-installed VMware VMDK file.

  1. Download the Sysprobs pre-installed VMware image and extract it.
  2. Keep your VMware workstation or player updated.
  3. Unlock the VMware
  4. Import the VMware VMX file from the extracted location and use the macOS 11.0 virtual machine. Enjoy!

Detailed Steps

1) Download the pre-installed VMware image below. It is a torrent file, properly created by me. Please allow seeding for some time after downloading. It is around 17GB in 7z format.

This file contains the Big Sur VMDK disk file and configuration file.

Download VMware Image

2) Extract the pre-installed image by using 7-Zip or Win RAR. The output will be will around 23GB. This VM is configured for 100GB disk space. So, make sure you have enough free space at the place where you are extracting.

3) Make sure you have the latest VMware workstation or player.

4) Unlock VMware workstation to support macOS as guest OS.

This is a critical step to complete. Apple doesn’t support to virtualize their OS on non-Apple hardware (but it can be done on Apple devices). Using this unlocker, we are making the VMware workstation support macOS VM.

Download the latest version of Unlocker from the developer page here.

Read our guide about how to use the VMware unlocker on Windows 10.

The successful unlock shall give you the below option when you try to create a new VM. This is just for confirmation only. Do not create any new VM in this case.

5) Now open the VMX file from the extracted location. This will open the virtual machine settings.

6) Here you can customize the hardware settings based on the power of your physical computer. If you can assign more processor cores and RAM, it will boost the performance of VM dramatically. I’m satisfied with my 4GB and 4 core processor.

7) Power of the VM now.

You may get the below message since this VM is made from other computer location. Click on the “I Copied It” option.

8) The macOS 11.0 Big Sur VM will ask for a password to log in. This preinstalled image has the account name “Sysprobs” and the password is “sysprobs123”.

9) You must land on the desktop without any issues.

10) I highly recommend taking a snapshot before proceeding to any additional steps.  

This OS build is installed from the vanilla kernel on a new virtual machine. It is not upgraded or overwritten from any other older Operating Systems. Hence, this can be upgraded to future releases from the App Store without any modification or tweaks.

Additional Setup and Cross Check

Few things you can customize to make this VM useful.

a) Network

The network worked out of the box. By default, it was configured in NAT mode. If you have the Internet access on the host computer, the VM is going to get the connection inside the guest virtual machine.

b) VMware shared folder between Big Sur and Windows 10

If you need to transfer data between macOS 11 Big Sur VM and Windows 10 host, setting up VMware shared folder is the ideal way. Instead of creating network shares or enabling clipboard sharing, this method can be smoothly done for effective data transfer.

  • Make sure that the latest VMware tools are installed on the macOS guest VM.
  • Decide (or create) the folder on the host computer (Windows 10) that you want to share to Big Sur macOS.
  • Go to virtual machine settings and enable Shared folders under ‘Options’. Select ‘Always enabled’ option.
  • Reboot the virtual machine to take effect. Or you could complete the earlier settings while the virtual machine is switched off.
  • That should mount and show the additional shared disk under Computer in macOS.

If you haven’t enabled ‘Read Only’ access while settings up this shared folder, you should be able to read and type on the Windows 10 share which is working through VMware shared folder feature.

Wrap Up

I hope this guide and the VMware Pre-installed image of macOS 11.0 Big Sur is useful to test and play around with the latest OS from Apple.

This method is only for testing and learning purpose. Though the performance of the virtual machine is not that bad on Windows 10 computer as guest VM, it is highly recommended to use the Apple hardware for their OS to get maximum advantages.

As the Big Sur is in beta stage at the moment, I will be updating this post and VMDK file once the final public version is available. But as I mentioned earlier, this build can be upgraded to any release from Apple. Hence you are free to upgrade to the latest beta or final versions after taking a snapshot.

If you think this post is useful, please share and leave your comments about the issues and success notes you faced with the installation and also about the performance of this VM on your Windows hardware.

Vmware Mac Os Image

Step 5: Create a Virtual machine on VMware

Open the installed VMware player and click on “create a new virtual machine”. The new virtual machine wizard will be opened. Choose to install the operating system later from the options and click on “Next”. In the next page, choose the Guest operating system which in this case is the macOS 10.14. Click on the “Next” button.

create a new virtual machine

In the next screen, name the virtual machine and choose where it is to be stored by browsing the location. This is known as the VMX folder. Click on the “Next” button. On this screen, specify the storage space to be allocated to the virtual machine. By default, this is set to 100GB. Just choose “Store virtual disk as a single file” and click “Next”. Confirm everything and click on “Finish”.

Mojave VMX Folder and Disk Size

Step 6: Edit the Virtual Machine

Open VMware and select “macOS Mojave 10.14”. Click on «Edit the virtual machine»

Select the Memory tab and set 50% – 65% of your RAM

Virtual RAM

Set the CPU to 50% — 70%. Click “OK” to effect the changes.

Virtual CPU

In the list of devices, choose the «CD/DVD» on device menu option. Click on “Browse” button. To select the ISO disk, use the browse button to open the location where the “Mojave.iso” file is stored. Select it and click on “OK”.

Add Mojave ISO to VMware

Step 7: Editing the VMX File

The VMX file is the configuration of the VMware Virtual Machine. To edit it, open the macOS 10.14 folder where you stored it (VMX folder in step 4). If you did not specify its location, look in Documentsvirtual machines.

Right click on the VMX file and choose “Open with”. Choose “More Apps”. From the list of apps that will be seen, choose “Notepad” and press Enter.

This will open the VMX file in Notepad. At the bottom; add the code: smc.version = «0». Save the changes by clicking on “Ctrl+S”.

Step 8: Install macOS Mojave on VMware

Turn on your macOS Mojave, then open «Disk Utility» in macOS Utilities.

Open Mojave Disk Utility

Format your Virtual Disk with APFS partition.

Format VMware Virtual Disk

Now, You can install a new macOS Mojave on your VMware.

Install a new macOS Mojave on VMware

Step 9: Play macOS Mojave

Open the VMware player if you had closed it and click on “play virtual machine”, and create a new account.

Create a New Account

Light or Dark mode

After this, the macOS Mojave will be set up.

Step 10: Install VMware Tool

To install the VMware tool, click «Player», then click on “Removable devices” then “CD/DVD” then “Setting” then open the “VM Tool.iso” file. Check the “connected” button and click “OK”.VM Tool: Download

Install VM Tool

Click «Install VMware Tool», this will take a while. You need to enable VMware system extensions. To do this, click on “Open Security Preferences”.

Click on the “Allow” button.

Click on the “Restart” button to restart the virtual machine.

Done! macOS 10.14 Mojave Final on VMware on Windows PC

macOS Mojave Final on VMware on Windows PC

With VMware, it is possible to run Mac on Windows PC. This the best free virtualization software out there. With it, You can run a Mac on the same PC hosting the Windows operating system. This is the solution for people who cannot choose any among the two best operating systems! You can now have both Windows and macOS on one computer. You never have to choose one.

macOS Big Sur management updates

We ran down the Mac management updates after WWDC this summer (see here and here),but here’s a quick overview of the changes that customers will see as they update their Mac fleets to Big Sur.

App lifecycle management

Apple announced at WWDC that macOS is gainingproper app lifecycle management.These capabilities allow admins to manage the app removal in addition to the app install.While there are specific requirements to manage macOS apps, it still brings better control to macOS for Mac Administrators (a long-requested feature).From a Workspace ONE perspective, we’re excited to bring features for store-based app lifecycle management and the ability to expand the volume of apps available to help end users be productive anywhere.

Supervision for User-Approved MDM

Big Sur brings a change for devices enrolled via User-Approved MDM (UAMDM) by classifying them as supervised.We’re excited because supervisionprovides the underlying permissions for Workspace ONE administrators to manage software updates via MDM.It also enables activation lock bypass, enhanced Mac user management and, of course, the use of supervised restrictions.

Kernel Extensions Impacted

Kernel Extensions will run with Big Sur, but only after rebooting the device with a select command to rebuild the Kernel Cache. Admins should avoid Kernel Extensions and the less-than-ideal user experience resulting from their usage. Instead, opt for software that uses System Extensions and use the (up-to) 90-day window to test apps using System Extensions to ensure continued compatibility and great user experiences.

Kerberos SSO Extension

We can now enable the Kerberos SSO extension while users are off-network using per-app tunneling. Per-app tunneling for the SSO extension means that users can be outside the enterprise network, get Kerberos tickets for SSO and manage their Active Directory password.

Add macOS image

After creating the virtual machine, we have a virtual disk to install macOS Mojave. Now we just need to add a new virtual disk containing the macOS installer. You can also create a macOS bootable USB, then boot USB in VMware Workstation to install but using a virtual hard disk will be a lot simpler.

  1. Download the OSX_10.14.0_Installer.vmdk file. This is an installation image of macOS Mojave. You do not need to use the Hackintosh ISO.
  2. Select the virtual machine just created, click on Edit virtual machine settings.
  3. In the Memory section, you can increase the value to make the virtual machine run faster. I increased it to 4096MB (4GB) but macOS still runs very slowly.
  4. Click Add…, then select Hard Disk and click Next.
  5. In the Select a Disk Type window, click Next.
  6. Select Use an existing virtual disk in the Select a Disk window and click Next to continue.
  7. In the Select an Existing Disk window, click Browse… to select the OSX_10.14.0_Installer.vmdk file that you downloaded in step 1.
  8. Click Finish, then click OK in the Virtual Machine Settings window.

The possibilities from Apple Silicon M1 Macs

M1-based Macs will be more potent than their predecessors, due in part to those eight cores we mentioned above.Four of theeight cores are “efficiency cores” that handle light chores, and the other four are“high-performance cores” that deal with heavier workloads.This mix of core types translates into a higher-performance chip than its competitors,that also consumes less power.So overall, the M1 architecture is primed to improveproductivity judging by the benchmarks and the near-instant wake from sleep.On top of that, the reduced power consumption delivers benefits like longer battery life, cooler operating temperatures, reduced impact on the power grid and negligible ambient noise generated by the device’s fans.

With the M1 chip driving improvements in Big Sur, developers can now create “Universal Apps,” or apps that run on all of Apple’s platforms, including iOS,iPadOS and macOS.This dual capability could help streamline enterprise app development, allowing code once and deploy anywhere.Users gain access to the apps they need, regardless of the platform at their fingertips.

Additionally, M1’s neural engine bringsmachine learning and AI capabilities to macOS native apps (as well as iOS apps running on macOS).We expect this will allow huge improvements to enterprise apps running on macOS, and for our part, we’re also looking at ways to leverage these new device-side capabilities for Workspace ONE.

Part 2: Top 5 Alternatives to VMware Workstation Player for Mac

Given below are 5 popular alternatives to VMware Workstation Player. You do not need to download VMware for Mac, instead, check the below options:

1. VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox is a free and open source software emulator published by Oracle-it is a Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. It is a «virtualization software» which means you can run multiple virtual machines, with different operating systems on the same computer. VirtualBox may be installed on a number of host operating systems like Windows, Linux, Solaris and even Mac OS. VirtualBox has an ever increasing list of features with each new release and supports multiple guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. On May 2018, the latest version of VirtualBox 5.2.12 has been made available for download. It comes with improved stability features and fixes regression.

Download link: https://www.virtualbox.org

2. VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion is a virtual machine monitor developed by VMware for Macintosh computers. VMware Fusion helps to turn your Mac computers compatible to run any Windows like applications like Internet Explorer or Microsoft Office. It is one of the best commercial virtualization app. Running Windows on Mac is only the beginning. Fusion makes it very easy to test nearly any OS and app on a Mac. VMware workstation for Mac is not present but this product is just what you will need. It has features in between that of VirtualBox and Parallels, though early setup can be a long process.

Download link: https://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/fusion-evaluation.html

3. Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop for Mac, by Parallels, is software providing virtual versions for Macintosh computers and operating systems specially designed for home users who want to use Windows on their Mac without getting another computer. Parallels Desktop gives Mac users the ability to run Windows at the same time as Mac OS X. Whether it is teams, professionals or IT managers, Parallels Desktop is an easy tool for all. There is a specialized Parallels toolbox with over 30 one touch services like clean your drive, secure private files etc.

Download link: https://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/

4. QEMU (Quick Emulator)

QEMU is a generic and open source full system emulator. As a machine emulator, QEMU can help run programs for one machine on a different machine. Though QEMU’s main host platform is Linux, it also supports operating systems for Apple’s Mac computers. Using QEMU you can run operating systems for any machine with any supported architecture. As QEMU is an open source program, the coding is constantly updated and improved as technical needs evolve. The latest QEMU version available in the market is 2.12.0 updated last in April, 2018.

Download link: https://www.qemu.org/download/

5. JPC(Emulator)

JPC is an x86 PC emulator written in pure Java that is why it seamlessly works on all major computing platforms, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS. It runs as an applet with an integrated debugger. JPC creates a virtual computer using which you can install your favorite operating system in a safe and flexible way. It provides basic IDE and VGA emulation. Also JPC has multilayered security which ensures it is the safest solution you would like to choose.

Download link: http://jpc.sourceforge.net/home_home.html

Подготовка виртуальной машины с помощью VMware

Первое, что мы сделаем, это откроем VMware, после применения патча и загрузки всего вышеперечисленного. И как только мы увидим главное окно, мы создадим новую виртуальную машину.

Мы увидим типичного помощника по созданию новой виртуальной машины. Мы должны выбрать, что мы хотим создать машину типа «Custom», чтобы настроить процесс. На следующем шаге мы выберем совместимость с оборудованием VMware 15.x.

Мы продолжим работу с помощником, и настало время выбрать, хотим ли мы монтировать образ для установки операционной системы. На этом этапе мы должны выбрать вариант установки операционной системы позже.

Мы продолжаем с помощником и достигаем точки, где нам придется выбирать тип операционной системы. Благодаря установленному нами патчу появится опция Apple Mac OS X. Мы выберем версию macOS, которую будем использовать. Мы, например, выбираем Macos 10.14 «Мохаве».

На следующем шаге мы должны дать имя нашей виртуальной машине и указать, где мы хотим ее сохранить. Мы должны запомнить маршрут, где будет храниться виртуальная машина, так как позже мы должны будем пойти на нее.

Затем мы должны выбрать количество процессоров и ядер, которые мы хотим, чтобы наша виртуальная машина имела. Пока наше оборудование позволяет, мы должны сконфигурировать 2 процессора и 2 ядра. Мы продолжаем и на следующем шаге мы настроим оперативную память, которую будет иметь виртуальная машина. Хотя должно работать с 4 GB Мы не рекомендуем давать его менее 8 ГБ.

Следующим шагом будет настройка сети. Мы настраиваем его как NAT и продолжаем. Контроллеры ввода / вывода мы оставляем как есть, в LSI Logic. И вид жесткого диска, в SATA.

На следующем шаге мастер спросит нас, хотим ли мы создать новый виртуальный жесткий диск или использовать уже существующий. Если мы собираемся установить macOS в Windows 10 из ISO-образа, мы должны создать новый виртуальный жесткий диск размером не менее 25 ГБ. Однако мы используем загруженный нами VMDK, поэтому мы выберем опцию «использовать существующий виртуальный диск» и выберем каталог, в который мы его скачали (и распаковали). При загрузке жесткого диска мы должны выбрать опцию «Сохранить существующий формат», чтобы не преобразовывать и не изменять ее.

Наконец мы создадим нашу виртуальную машину. Мы можем увидеть сводку ваших опций в последнем окне мастера. Хотя мы еще не закончили.

Отредактируйте конфигурацию VMware, чтобы ввести код macOS

Перед запуском виртуальной машины мы должны вручную внести изменения в файл конфигурации. Без этого изменения попытка загрузки macOS приведет к панической панике, и мы не сможем использовать операционную систему Apple.

Чтобы сделать это, мы должны перейти в папку, в которой мы сохранили виртуальную машину (ту, которую мы указали на первых шагах мастера), и найти файл, завершенный в «.vmx». Мы открываем этот файл с помощью блокнота, чтобы отредактировать его (поскольку это обычный текстовый файл), и добавим следующую строку в конце (как показано в захвате, с одинарными кавычками (shift + 2), не копировать и вставить):

smc.version = «0»

Сохраняем изменения и отправляемся. Теперь у нас есть готовая к работе виртуальная машина MacOS.

Patching ESXi to Customize the Host for Running MacOS

The patch is needed to unlock Mac OS X in the list of available operating systems in the VM options during the creation of a VM. Virtual machines with Mac OS X are not supported by default. The patch unlocks the Mac OS X operating system family in the new VM options on ESXi, and includes VMware Tools for macOS.

Downloading a patch

The patch is free and can be downloaded from this page. MacOS Unlocker 2.0.8 is used in this example due to ESXi support. The newest version of macOS unlocker is version 3.0.2. Unlocker 2 supports both VMware ESXi and VMware Workstation, while Unlocker 3 only supports VMware Workstation (including the latest versions of VMware Workstation). Version 2.0.8 is the latest version of the patch with ESXi support.

Transferring patch files to ESXi datastore

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.

Applying a patch

After copying the macOS unlocker patch to the ESXi server, you should add the permissions for the executable files in order to be able to apply the patch. Go to the directory where the patch is placed (if you use a different directory, type the name of your directory) by typing cd


Make the patch installer and the patch uninstaller files executable:

chmod +x esxi-install.sh
chmod +x esxi-uninstall.sh

Type ls -al to check the files and their permissions in the current directory.

Run the macOS unlocker patch:


After successful patching, restart the ESXi server with the reboot command.