VMWare ESXi 7.0 + MacOS?

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Hi all,


My first post and my first day attempting to use ESXi. Some background: I don’t work as a sysadmin, but as QA (we don’t have any sysadmins) at work, and I’m trying to set up a virtualized environment for macOS on a 2014 Mac Mini running VMWare ESXi 7.0, but I’m having some trouble with a few things:

  • Make sure that the .CDR files I use work properly when converted to .iso
    • I have downloaded the files from Apple Store (on a Mac), then followed this guide for converting the .dmg to .iso (Have not completed the entire guide such as installing unlocker).
      • I’m not confident that the output is correct, but could just be a lack of proper understanding of the process.
  • When using the files on the host, I am unable to start the install process in the VM. In my head, this could be because the file from the first bullet point is not bootable or usable.
  • Is ESXi 7.0 to fresh to work properly with macOS guest VM’s? Should I consider to install ESXi 6.7 instead? Not sure if this is the right solution given that I am uncertain if the problem exists in the .iso file, or pebcak


Tried to attach the log file as well.


I would be really glad for some input to my thoughts and pointers to other resources that helps me get up and running.

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