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How to Install macOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?
In our previous articles, we installed macOS Sierra and macOS High Sierra on Windows 10 using VMware Workstation and Oracle VM VirtualBox. In this article, we will install the macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 with the virtual machine on the VMware ESXi operating system.
Before installing macOS with VMware ESXi, you need to prepare the virtual machine for macOS. We were using VMware Unlocker to run macOS systems on VMware Workstation. Likewise, we also need to use VMware Unlocker to run macOS on VMware ESXi.
Upload the macOS ISO and VMware Unlocker.zip files to Datastore on VMware ESXi. Then download the Puttyprogram to make an SSH connection.
To install macOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi, follow the steps below in order.
Once you have copied the VMware Unlocker211.zip file to Datastore, open Putty.
On Putty, type in the IP address of the VMware ESXi server in the Hostname section and 22 in the Port section. Once you are sure that you have selected the SSH connection on Putty, click on the Open button.
Type your VMware ESXi username and root password for the SSH connection.
On the console screen, go to vmfs/volumes/datastore1.
Execute the unzip VMwareUnlocker211.zip command to extract VMwareUnlocker211.zip file.
After extracting the VMware Unlocker.zip file, enter it in the folder and execute the following commands to install VMware Unlocker on VMware ESXi.
chmod +x esxi-install.sh
After installing VMware Unlocker on VMware ESXi, restart your VMware ESXi server using the reboot command.
Restarting VMware ESXi…
After VMware ESXi is powered on, create a new virtual machine for macOS High Sierra. In the macOS virtual machine, select Apple Mac OS X 10.12 (64-bit) in the Guest OS Version section.
Add the ISO file to the macOS High Sierra virtual machine and run the virtual machine. As shown below, the installation of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 on VMware ESXi 6.5 / 6.7 will start.
On the macOS installation screen, select your system language and continue.
Open the Disk Utility program in the macOS Utilities window.
Format the virtual disk as you need to prepare the disk before installing macOS. Once you have formatted the macOS hard disk, close the Disk Utility window.
Select Install macOS in the macOS Utilities window and click the Continue button.
Click on the Continue button to launch the macOS High Sierra installation on VMware ESXi.
Accept the macOS High Sierra license agreement.
Select the disk you want to install macOS High Sierra and click the Continue button.
Once the macOS High Sierra installation files have been copied, the virtual machine will restart.
Select the country you live in and click Continue.
Choose your keyboard layout and continue with macOS High Sierra setup.
In the Data & Privacy window, click Continue.
For macOS High Sierra clean installation, select Don’t transfer any information now and click Continue.
Click Set Up Later to configure your Apple ID account later.
Accept the macOS software license agreement.
Configure your macOS High Sierra user account information and click Continue.
Click on Customize Settings to configure Apple’s map, location, and data sending properties.
If you want to enable location services, select Enable Location Services on this Macand click Continue.
Select your time zone and click Continue.
If you want to send Mac data analysis to Apple developers, select Share Mac Analytics with Apple.
Setting up your Mac virtual machine…
We have successfully installed macOS High Sierra step by step using VMware ESXi!
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After installing the macOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi 6.5 by following the steps above, first, download the VMware ESXi 6.7 Unlockerto your server and upload it on Datastore to install macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on VMware ESXi 6.7.
Install VMware Unlocker 2.1.1 on VMware ESXi 6.7and restart your server. Later, you can watch the following video to install macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 6.7 step by step and you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us.
In this article, we have installed macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 with VMware ESXi 6.5 running on VMware Workstation 14 Pro on Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit operating system. In our next article, we are going to install VMware Tools for macOS virtual machine. Thanks for following us!
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