Mac OS X Server 10.6 documentation covers information on how to install the operating system in a virtual machine. For additional information about the operating system, refer to the instructions included in the installation media.

Mac OS X Server 10.6 documentation includes the following topics:

Installation Instructions

You can install the Mac OS X Server 10.6 in a virtual machine using the installation media.


Before you begin, verify that the following tasks are complete:

  • Read General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products.
  • Before creating a virtual machine, obtain the operating system and any necessary product keys for installation in that virtual machine.
  • Your physical system must be an Apple-labeled computer to install or run Mac OS X Server in a virtual machine.

Installation Steps

  1. Insert the Mac OS X Server 10.6 installation media.
  2. Power on the virtual machine.
  3. Follow the prompts until you are prompted to select the hard disk to install the Mac OS X Server 10.6.
  4. Select the hard disk and follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  5. (Optional) If you do not find a hard disk, select Utilities > Disk Utility.
    1. In the left hand pane, select VMware Virtual Disk Media.
    2. Select the Erase tab and confirm that the Format drop-down menu includes the file system type and Name.
    3. Select Erase and wait for the process to complete.
    4. Exit the Disk Utility application.
    5. Select the hard disk that was erased.
    6. Click Install and follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  6. Install VMware Tools.

VMware Tools in a Mac OS X Server 10.6 Guest

For information on VMware Tools, see Knowledge base article 1014294, General VMware Tools installation instructions, at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1014294.

Knowledge Base Articles for Mac OS X Server 10.6

The following link refers to knowledge base articles on operating system specific issues. See VMware Knowledge Base for a list of known issues about the operating system.

VMware Compatibility Guide

The VMware Compatibility Guide Web site lists supported guest and host operating systems and provides related support information.

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