Virtualize OsX with ESXi6 on a DELL PowerEdge 2950 with Unlocker | Part 1

Part1 – Get, install and patch ESXi for Os X support with Unlocker on the PowerEdge2950

Unlocker 2.0.6 at the time of writting.

Download and register (free) ESXI6

todo

Create your USB key installer ESXI6

todo

Enter your Licence

todo

Install, etc…

todo

set Network

todo

Set SSH & ESXI SHELL

todo

Change ScratchConfig Folder

login as root

bash
ssh root@192.168.21.211

Get actual ScratchConfig Setup

bash
[root@pe2950:~] vim-cmd hostsvc/advopt/view ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation
(vim.option.OptionValue) [
(vim.option.OptionValue) {
key = "ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation",
value = "/vmfs/volumes/55e9be62-abe57f04-082c-001aa03a3e3d"
}
]

Create a folder ( here in datastore1 )

bash
[root@pe2950:~] mkdir /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/.locker-ESXep2950

Set New ScratchConfig Folder

bash
[root@pe2950:~] /bin/vim-cmd hostsvc/advopt/update ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation string /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/.locker-ESXep2950

Get actual ScratchConfig Setup

bash
[root@pe2950:~] vim-cmd hostsvc/advopt/view ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation
(vim.option.OptionValue) [
(vim.option.OptionValue) {
key = "ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation",
value = "/vmfs/volumes/55e9be61-1664feaa-d437-001aa03a3e3d/.locker-ESXep2950"
}
]

All is fine,

go to maintenance mode and reboot

bash
[root@pe2950:~] vim-cmd hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter
'vim.Task:haTask-ha-host-vim.HostSystem.enterMaintenanceMode-129'
[root@pe2950:~] reboot
[root@pe2950:~] Connection to 192.168.21.211 closed by remote host.
Connection to 192.168.21.211 closed.

login again and exit maintenance mode

bash
ssh root@192.168.21.211
[root@pe2950:~] vim-cmd hostsvc/maintenance_mode_exit
'vim.Task:haTask-ha-host-vim.HostSystem.exitMaintenanceMode-25'

Now Patching with unlocker 2.0.6

url: insanelymac.com

Using scp or vsphere client copy unlocker206 folder to the datastore

then move to the folder to patch

bash
[root@pe2950:~] cd /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/unlocker206/

make script executables

[root@pe2950:/vmfs/volumes/55e9be61-1664feaa-d437-001aa03a3e3d/unlocker206] chmod +x ./*.sh

and run the script

“`
[root@pe2950:/vmfs/volumes/55e9be61-1664feaa-d437-001aa03a3e3d/unlocker206] ./esxi-install.sh

VMware Unlocker 2.0.6

Copyright: Dave Parsons 2011-15
Installing local.sh
Success – please now restart the server!
[root@pe2950:/vmfs/volumes/55e9be61-1664feaa-d437-001aa03a3e3d/unlocker206] reboot
“`

Go to Part2

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