Has anyone been succesful to run 10.11 on a VM (ESXi 6)? The installer seems to work fine but upon completion of the install the machine reboot to the crossed out circle.
boot up the vm and hold down command-r
but the recovery hd utility doesn't work with fusion - throws a mach error.
instead i just ran
sudo nvram boot-args="rootless=0”
on the el capitan vm has the same effect but it will be going away soon so hopefully vmware work out how to get the recovery hd utility method to work
If you're on a fast machine you might need to edit your vmx file to add:
bios.bootdelay = "5000"
That makes vmware wait 5 seconds before it boots, gives you a chance to hold command-r
Also i created the VM using AutoDMG and then VFUSE so not sure if that makes any difference
Works, just a couple typos that maybe JAMF Nation mangled.
Use dumb quotes here:
sudo nvram boot-args="rootless=0"
This one is case sensitive (note capital "D"):
bios.bootDelay = "5000"
Works great, thanks dude - I'm in like Flynn!
el-capitan:~ admin$ sw_vers -productVersion 10.11 el-capitan:~ admin$ ls -l /Library/Extensions | grep VM drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 Feb 6 17:01 VMwareGfx.kext el-capitan:~ admin$
NDA For obvious reasons, moving conversation to the new developer.apple.com forum, where some threads already exist like this one.
Admittedly, I used a netboot image to create a Yosemite VM, then upgraded to EC. That worked just fine. I think some of the problems with VMware Fusion are the VMware Tools won't install on EC, but if they're installed before upgrading it seems to work fine.
Some folks may find this useful: Re: Mac OS 10.11 and VMware Fusion