As on my new job, the company is using Macs, I also started to like OSX. While having a running ESXi System, I was thinking, let’s give it a try and run OSX on that ESXi Host.

First attempts I made earlier failed. But now there’s a way of running OSX on an ESXi System. So no need for expensive Mac Hardware.

Basically I just followed the following how-to:

http://blog.icewolf.ch/archive/2014/04/29/mac-os-x-10-9-virtual-machine-on-vmware-esxi.aspx

First you have to unlock ESXi.

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/20-vmware-unlocker-for-os-x/

Don’t run the script on / of your ESXi, put it on a datastore and create a subdirectory to run the script from.

/vmfs/volumes/53933420-69b2bfd4-ec27-0015178cc528/ISO/unlock-all-v130/esxi # install.sh

If you already running Yosemite, then simply download OSX 10.10 from the appstore. To convert the download into an ISO, I used the following link

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/301988-how-to-create-a-bootable-yosemite-install-updated/

To be able to change display resolution, with the VMWare Tools from 5.5 it doesn’t work. Download and install

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/31-vmware-tools-for-os-x-darwiniso/