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Hi,

Is it possible to install a Mac O/S as an operating system in virtual environment.

For instance, create a virtual machine in vsphere using Mac O/S?

If so, what Mac O/S that is suitable to run on virtual environment? Is it resource hunger?

Many thanks
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yes I have done it in v5 of vsphere
see
http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?t=123560
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in regard of resources I didn't see it when I did it before xmas
my host was not doing much so I couldn't really tell as I dont have it anymore but I dont think so
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It is both legal and possible to run Mac OS in a virtual machine such as VMWare Fusion, but only on Apple hardware. It is a violation of the Apple EULA to run a Mac OS on non-Apple hardware.
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Correct. You can ONLY run ANY MacOS on Apple Hardware. Any install on any other hardware is a breach of the licence terms.
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What happens next if in breach of license terms? Will they ever find out?
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It is against the rules of EE to advise in anyway on how to breach the law.  

However you can run Vmware Fussion on a Mac and then virtualize in that with no problems.
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In Mac, Using Vmware Fussion, you do physical to virtual?
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No, it's against the EULA.

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Apple Snow Leopard Software License Agreement (EULA)
http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macosx106.pdf

2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.

A. Single Use License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, unless you have purchased a Family Pack or Upgrade license for the Apple Software, you are granted a limited non-exclusive license to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-branded computer at a time. You agree not to install, use or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-branded computer, or to enable others to do so. This License does not allow the Apple Software to exist on more than one computer at a time, and you may not make the Apple Software available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers at the same time.

vSphere 5.0 now supports Mac OS X, providing you have installed vSphere 5.0 on an Apple Xserver.
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