Virtualize OsX with ESXi6 on a DELL PowerEdge 2950 with Unlocker | Introduction

For fun and because I really plan to fully virtualize my Os X Servers in the future.

I’ll give another try with the unlocker I already successfully used on VMWareWorksation 11 on a Dell Laptop (LATITUDE E2740).

Note : Poweredge2950 is not officially supported for ESXi6.
And the PowerEdge2950 I own, is “old” and has low memory (8 Gb @ 667Mhz only) and a single DualCore @ 1,26 Ghz.
So it is only for testing purpose. If it works on this Hardware it “will” on much recent ones.
Do not Expect Huge performances here unless you do have a more robust Hardware at hand.

UPDATE

After palying a bit, I confirm performances are really bad with this testing setup. I could add a second CPU, upgrade Memory. Maybe I’ll do it but I doubt it. this is only for fun and test.

Go to part 1.

below the Very Helpfull Sources.

Unlocker, the Unlocker, the Magic Util :
Works fine in Workstation11 and ESXi6 as of testing.

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/303311-workstation-11-player-7-fusion-7-and-esxi-6-mac-os-x-unlocker-2/

https://communities.vmware.com/message/2405921

https://derflounder.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/migrating-os-x-vms-from-vmware-fusion-7-pro-to-esxi-5-5/

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/290949-how-to-install-os-x-10x-snow-leopard-lion-mountain-lion-mavericks-and-yosemite-in-vmware-workstation-10-or-player-6/

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