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  • 1.  Higher version of guest OS than the version of the base host?

    Posted Aug 18, 2014 02:51 PM

    H there, just a quick question.

    Would it work if the guest OS is 10.7 but the host OS is 10.6.8? I am using Fusion 4

    Much appreciated.



  • 2.  RE: Higher version of guest OS than the version of the base host?
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    Posted Aug 18, 2014 03:30 PM

    Technically by the Retail OS X SLA you can only virtualize a legally virtalizable version of OS X (Client) under itself.  In other words under OS X 10.6 Client the Retail SLA does allow for it to be virtualized so therefore technically the only legally virtalizable version of OS X is Mac OS X Server 10.5.x/10.6.x although what is technically required by the Retail SLA and what technically can be done are two different things.  In other words one could virtualize OS X 10.7 (Client or Server) however the Retail SLA for OS X 10.7 requires it be done under OS X 10.7.  Now VMware and or VMware Fusion does not enforce this requirement and the onus is on the User to work within the products EULA and or SLA.

    BTW I do not recall if VMware Fusion 4 supported running OS X 10.7 however if it's a selectable OS in the Wizard then you can try albeit in violation of the Retail SLA for OS X 10.7 if using a Retail Source of OS X 10.7.



  • 3.  RE: Higher version of guest OS than the version of the base host?

    Posted Aug 18, 2014 03:39 PM

    Thanks Woody. VMware Fusion 4.1.2 (683185) does support OS up to 10.7



  • 4.  RE: Higher version of guest OS than the version of the base host?

    Posted Aug 18, 2014 07:10 PM

    FWIW, 10.6 is no longer supported by Apple, so it's a growing security risk.  You can get a legal, virtualizable copy of 10.6.8 server from Apple on CD for about $20 if you still need access to out of date software that only runs on it (and put that in a VM, then upgrade the host).