Thursday, May 9, 2013

How to get OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion running in ESXi 5

First you need to obtain the vmdk files from the Soul Dev Team.

They are located here - > Link

Once you download everything you need, you will need to copy the unlocker files to the ESXi box.

Navigate to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Retail VMware Image\VMware Unlocker - Mac OS X Guest\VMware 8.x Series\VMware ESXi Unlocker

You need to copy the Unlocker.ESXi and the

If you don't already have SSH enabled here is how you do it -> Link

Next SCP the files (replace x.x.x.x with your IP)

If you are using OS X
scp -v Unlocker.ESXi root@x.x.x.x:/tmp
scp -v root@x.x.x.x:/tmp

If you are using Windows I suggest you use putty(Link)
C:\Program Files (x86)\PuTTY>pscp.exe "Unlocker.ESXi" root@x.x.x.x:/tmp

Now SSH to the ESXi box.

Type: cd /tmp -> Enter

Type chmod 777 * -> Enter

Type ./ -> Enter


Run VMware converter (Link)

Boot up the vm and go through the installer

You need to remove the network adapter and add another one.  This time it will pull a dhcp address.

You need to install the update fixer and then apply the latest patches.  Now at this point vmware tools will install correctly.

Sources: Link