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The APFS conversion is no longer an issue since it is not performing the installation and seeing an SSD to perform the conversion during a clean install.

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The KB attached to the support page you linked shows the following as another way to allow upgrade without APFS conversion, although that doesn't sound like it helps one install Performance with snapshots still sucks under 6. It was fine under 6. Also,despite stating it is supported it is still not listed on the host as an available guest OS. MrP Thanks for posting the solution.

Install macOS on ESXi

As mentioned I tried the recommended solution and it did not work. Tried with an exsiting VM and also a newly created VM. No issue performing the modification to the vmx file but it still performed the APFS conversion during OS installation even after option was inserted into the vmx file. If anyone can get it to work please post. I ended up using macOS I imagine thats why it only states ESXi 6.

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May take a while before they officially support macOS Jamf Nation, hosted by Jamf, is a knowledgeable community of Apple-focused admins and Jamf users. Learn more about JNUC. Anyone successfully using Posted: by MrP. Like Comment. Order by: Most Likes Oldest Newest. Note, you need a real Mac in order to download and convert the Sierra installation disk.

Once downloaded, minimize or close the installer. Open the terminal and run the below command one after another.

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The next step should be fairly simple if you have used ESXi before. As usual open your datastore and transfer the iso to wherever you normally store your installation files. Without it Mac OS X might not awake from sleep and in general be very unreliable. Very Important : I also recommend to turn off sleep and the screensaver in settings as these may cause issues. You may also wish to read the software license agreement for Mac OS Sierra. Follow our Twitter and Facebook feeds for new releases, updates, insightful posts and more. Please check the Agreement before following these steps.


How does this change for esxi 6. It definitely supports it out of the box. Was the information on this page helpful? Very helpful Somewhat helpful Not helpful. Please complete the form before submitting.

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