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I want to make a server to run MacOS VMs

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Just now, FinnJim3 said:

because i am using them as a iTunes media server and mac os caching server

Then Id just get a old macmini for this if you want it to work. 

 

Otherwise fir up a vm to do all of this and it should be fine. 

 

Then do all the other things(like filesharing) on a linux or windows vm.

i want to setup a server to run OS X virtual machines. what would be the best way to do it? i am currently thinking making a Hackintosh server and runing VMware fusion on it and just use MacOS built-in screen sharing for remote management as a way to do it

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1 hour ago, AbsoluteFool said:

ESXI can run OS X VMS?

i'm pretty sure it can, but only on a mac host.

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4 minutes ago, FinnJim3 said:

i'm pretty sure it can, but only on a mac host.

what hardware are you using? do you need it to work officially?

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

what hardware are you using? do you need it to work officially?

 

i am planning to use an i7 2600 with 16GB RAM and no it is just for home use

 

EDIT: i am looking at buying an old Xserve or Mac Pro.

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Just now, FinnJim3 said:

i am planning to use an i7 2600 with 16GB RAM and no it is just for home use

what are you doing on these vms?

 

id look into just running proxmox and making hackintosh vms.

 

but everything here is gonna be hacky, so if you need it to work well get a mac.

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Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

but everything here is gonna be hacky, so if you need it to work well get a mac.

i am looking at buying a cheep Xserve or a Mac Pro.

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Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

thats what id do if you want it to work well.

ok 

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9 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

id look into just running proxmox and making hackintosh vms.

 

how stable would running hackintosh VMs on proxmox be???

 

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2 minutes ago, FinnJim3 said:

how stable would running hackintosh VMs on proxmox be???

 

pretty stable, but updates are a big unknown, graphics won't be great(probably no 3d) and its just a pain. What are you doing in these vms.

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5 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

pretty stable, but updates are a big unknown, graphics won't be great(probably no 3d) and its just a pain. What are you doing in these vms.

i was planning to just use them for things like file servers

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Just now, FinnJim3 said:

graphics won't be great(probably no 3d)

i could pass through a GPU couldn't i??? 

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1 minute ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

then why do you want osx? do that on windows or linux.

because i am using them as a iTunes media server and mac os caching server

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1 minute ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

but why? what do you need 3d graphics for? Thats just add more complication.

just for the future if i need it

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Just now, FinnJim3 said:

because i am using them as a iTunes media server and mac os caching server

Then Id just get a old macmini for this if you want it to work. 

 

Otherwise fir up a vm to do all of this and it should be fine. 

 

Then do all the other things(like filesharing) on a linux or windows vm.

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55 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Then Id just get a old macmini for this if you want it to work. 

  

Otherwise fir up a vm to do all of this and it should be fine. 

  

Then do all the other things(like filesharing) on a linux or windows vm

ok, I will do that then

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