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How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

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.

First, download the VMware Unlocker 2.1.1 to your computer and upload it to the VMware ESXi datastore. Then, follow the steps below to install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 on VMware ESXi 6.5/6.7?

If you have not done VMware ESXi installation before, check out How to Install VMware ESXi 6.7. After you have installed VMware ESXi, download the MacOS ISO files from the following links.

Upload the MacOS ISO and VMware Unlocker.zip files to Datastore on VMware ESXi. Then download the Putty program to make an SSH connection.

To install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi, follow the steps below in order.

   Step 1

Once you have copied the VMware Unlocker211.zip file to Datastore, open Putty.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 2

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.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 3

On the console screen, go to vmfs/volumes/datastore1.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 4

Execute the unzip VMwareUnlocker211.zip command to extract VMwareUnlocker211.zip file.

unzip VMwareUnlocker211.zip

 
How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 5

After extracting the VMware Unlocker.zip file, enter it in the folder and execute the following commands to install VMware Unlocker on VMware ESXi.

cd VMUnlocker211/
ls
cd esxi
ls
chmod +x esxi-install.sh
./esxi-install.sh
reboot

 
After installing VMware Unlocker on VMware ESXi, restart your VMware ESXi server using the reboot command.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 6

Restarting VMware ESXi…

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 7

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.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 8

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.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 9

On the MacOS installation screen, select your system language and continue.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 10

Open the Disk Utility program in the macOS Utilities window.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 11

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.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 12

Select Install MacOS in the MacOS Utilities window and click the Continue button.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 13

Click on the Continue button to launch the MacOS High Sierra installation on VMware ESXi.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 14

Accept the MacOS High Sierra license agreement.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 15

Select the disk you want to install MacOS High Sierra and click the Continue button.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 16

Once the MacOS High Sierra installation files have been copied, the virtual machine will restart.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 17

Select the country you live in and click Continue.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 18

Choose your keyboard layout and continue with MacOS High Sierra setup.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 19

In the Data & Privacy window, click Continue.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 20

For MacOS High Sierra clean installation, select Don’t transfer any information now and click Continue.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 21

Click Set Up Later to configure your Apple ID account later.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 22

Accept the MacOS software license agreement.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 23

Configure your MacOS High Sierra user account information and click Continue.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 24

Click on Customize Settings to configure Apple’s map, location, and data sending properties.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 25

If you want to enable location services, select Enable Location Services on this Mac and click Continue.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 26

Select your time zone and click Continue.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 27

If you want to send Mac data analysis to Apple developers, select Share Mac Analytics with Apple.

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 28

Setting up your Mac virtual machine…

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

   Step 29

We have successfully installed macOS High Sierra step by step using VMware ESXi!

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

How to Install VMware Tools for MacOS Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5/6.7?

It is important that you install VMware Tools for the MacOS High Sierra virtual machine that you have installed on VMware ESXi. To install VMware Tools using the Darwin.iso file on the MacOS virtual machine, click on the image below to browse the related article…

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

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How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi? ⇒ Video

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How to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on VMware ESXi 6.7

After installing the macOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi 6.5 by following the steps above, first, download the VMware ESXi 6.7 Unlocker to 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 6.7 and 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.

Also, don’t forget to download the macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 ISO!

  Final Word

How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi? – 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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4 thoughts on “How to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware ESXi?

  1. GT

    Works like a charm with your method of installation!~~
    Unfortunately I encounter problem with no sound, and sometimes white noise occurs.
    Do you happen to know how to make the sound work?

  2. enrique

    i have tried installing 10.13.6 and 10.14 but both keep rebooting in a loop

    im installing in ESXi 6.7

    could i be missing something on ESXi?

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