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OS X Server in vSphere

OS X Server in vSphere

OS X Server in vSphere

The long-standing issue has been that Apple refused to let their OS run on anything other than Apple hardware. But if you begin creating a new VM in vSphere 5.0.0 you get the following options:

Windows - Svr8, Svr2K8R2, Svr2008, Svr2K3, Win8, Win7 etc etc
Linux - RHEL6, NovellSUSE, CentOS etc etc
Other - FreeBSD, Netware, Solaris and......Apple Mac OS X 10.7

Googling shows a lot of people wanting it, saying it should be done and asking why it hasn't. Does anyone know for sure if and how it works?

Does ESXi have to be on Apple hardware and therefore require us to have a cluster of Dell hosts for our Win VMs and a cluster of Apple hosts for the OS X VMs? Or can we (hopefully) simply run OS X Server VMs on our existing Dell ESXi hosts along with our Win VMs?? Has anyone successfully done it?

RE: OS X Server in vSphere

vmware had to write special code so that it would detect apple hardware and only then would it allow you to install an os x vm (also to prevent it from being vmotioned to non apple hardware). Anything else breaches the apple eula so can't be discussed here.

Ironically I did a contact center application install for apple about 6 years that only runs on win 2k3. I had to use apple servers and vmware to virtualise the 2k3 app servers. Something that at the time was not supported by vmware.  

Biglebowskis Razor - with all things being equal if you still can't find the answer have a shave and go down the pub.

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