According to the following VMware kb article: System requirements for VMware Fusion (2005196) VMware Fusion 5.0.x is not compatible with El Capitan as hosting OS. After upgrading to El Capitan you need at least VMware Fusion 7.x. Any 64-bit capable Intel Mac (compatible with Core 2 Duo, Xeon, i3, i5, i7 processors or better) Mac OS X 10.6.7 Mac OS X 10.8 or Mac OS X 10.9, either. How to Install Mac OS X El Capitan on Virtualbox on Windows; Steps to Install Mac OS X El Capitan on VMware on PC. Before going to start creating a new Virtual machine for Mac OS X El Capitan you need to install unlocker for VMware. Unlocker is a light software that simply builds to appears macOS operating system on VMware Workstation.

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Article ID = 148
Article Title = Virtualising OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 12th March 2019
Article Last Updated = 27th March 2019
Article URL = https://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?148
Article Brief Description:
Instructions for installing, setting up and virtualising OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Virtualising OS X 10.11 El Capitan

The ability to virtualise OS X 10.11 El Capitan is important and very useful as it is an easy way to run 32-bit applications that do not run on macOS 10.15 or later. MacStrategy presents this special guide to virtualising Mac OS X / OS X / macOS.
This article deals with setting up/installing a virtual machine with Mac OS X 10.6 clean/from scratch. If you would like to transfer an existing Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 to a virtual machine, or take a Mac OS X 10.6 bootable storage device/clone/disk image and convert it into a virtual machine please see this article instead.

Virtualisation Software

  • Parallels Desktop [£79.99 inc VAT - 14 day free trial available]
  • VMWare Fusion [£70.00 inc VAT - 30 day free trial available]
  • Oracle VirtualBox [FREE - Open source under GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2]

Instructions

NOTE: This document was written using a Mac mini (2014 model) with macOS 10.14 Mojave running in 64-bit only test mode and using Parallels Desktop 14.1.2, VMWare Fusion 11.0.2 and VirtualBox 6.0.4.

Preparation

NOTE: You will need a Mac and the OS X 10.11 El Capitan installer.
  • Obtain your preferred virtualisation software (see list above)
  • Obtain the OS X 10.11 El Capitan installer and copy it to your local Desktop/hard disk:
    • If you already have this installer archived/backed up you are good to go
    • If you purchased OS X 10.11 El Capitan you might be able to re-download the installer - go to Macintosh HD > Applications > App Store > Purchased tab at the top >login if necessary > check your purchase history list to download Mountain Lion
    • You may still be able to download OS X 10.11 El Capitan for free from Apple
  • If you haven't already, make a backup/archive of the OS X 10.11 El Capitan installer e.g. copy it to an external storage device
  • Purchase/install/update your preferred virtualisation software
  • On later versions of macOS your preferred virtualisation software will require specifically allowing their System Extension(s) to run via System Preferences > Security & Privacy, plus they may require to be granted access to Accessibility
  • Make sure you have plenty of free hard disk space (a basic 10.11.6 install is about ~20GB before your own applications and you'll need at least twice that if you need to clone it for multiple installations), plus you need ~6GB for Parallels to create a bootable disk image file from the installer, so we recommend at least 75GB of free space (100GB+ if you're looking to virtualise and use Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Make sure your actual, physical Mac has a working internet connection e.g. use a web browser to go to https://www.apple.com and see if you can view a web page
  • Create a dedicated folder to share files/documents with the virtual environment e.g. in your Documents folder create a folder titled '1011SharedFolder'
MacInstructions for installing OS X 10.11 with:

Parallels Desktop Instructions

  1. Open Parallels
  2. Go to File menu > New
  3. Click on 'Install Windows or another OS from a DVD or image file' and click Continue
  4. If Parallels automatically finds the OS X 10.11 installer you put on your Desktop/local hard disk earlier (as per the preparation section above) click 'Continue'
  5. Otherwise click on 'Choose Manually', click 'Image File' and locate the OS X 10.11 installer/drag it to the window
  6. Click Continue to begin installing OS X
  7. Parallels will need to create a bootable disk image file from the installer so at the warning message click 'Continue' and Save the 'macOS image file' to the default location
  8. Name your virtual machine e.g. 'OS X 10.11'
  9. Tick the 'Customize settings before installation' option
  10. Choose your required custom settings - they can be changed later. We recommend:
    • General > CPUs and Memory e.g. 2 CPUs and 4GB RAM)
    • Options > Sharing - for best security set 'Share Folders' to 'None', untick 'Share iCloud, Dropbox, and Google Drive' + 'Map Mac volumes to virtual machine' and click 'Custom Folders…' to add your dedicated shared folder e.g. in your Documents > '1011SharedFolder' (as per the preparation section above)
    • Hardware > Video > Video memory - the more memory assigned the higher the resolution available for the virtual environment
    • Hardware > Network > Source > choose 'Ethernet' - the virtual environment will use your physical Mac's Ethernet network configuration
    • Hardware > Sound & Camera > untick 'Share Mac Camera'
  11. Close the settings window and click 'Continue'
  12. The virtual machine will reboot to the OS X install screen (Apple logo + whirling wheel underneath)
  13. Follow the on screen instructions
  14. At the OS X Utilities screen, click 'Install OS X' and click 'Continue'
  15. After the installation completes and the virtual machine reboots please be patient, especially with any black/white/grey screens - everything can be slower in a virtual environment
  16. At the Welcome screen follow the on screen instructions
    • Select your country
    • Select your keyboard
    • Transfer Information to This Mac > Don't transfer any information now
    • Enable Location Services > your choice
    • Apple ID > Don't Sign in (Skip)
    • Terms and Conditions > Agree
    • Create Your Computer Account + tick 'Set time zone based on current location'
    • Diagnostics & Usage > untick 'Send diagnostics & usage data to Apple' + 'Share crash data with app developers'
  17. Go to Actions menu > Install Parallels Tools…
  18. Install Parallels Tools, following the on screen instructions and restart the virtual machine when complete
  19. Set the screen resolution as required
  20. Set your Finder > Preferences
  21. To avoid confusion with your primary computer rename the virtual machine's hard disk from Macintosh HD to something that is different to your current hard disk e.g. 'OS X 10_11 HD'
  22. Go to Apple menu > App Store… > Updates tab > install all available updates (except full macOS upgrades) especially any security updates
  23. Keep going to Apple menu > App Store… > Updates tab and installing all available updates until there are no more updates to install
  24. NOTE: If you are going to use this virtual environment on multiple computers or you just want a backup:
    • In Parallels 'Shut down' the virtual machine and choose shut down again to force the Mac to shut down if necessary
    • In the Finder go to the Parallels virtual machine folder (usually Macintosh HD > Users >your home directory > Library > Parallels)
    • Copy/duplicate/archive the OS X 10.11 virtual machine file (pvm)
    • Copy this file to the same place on additional Macs with Parallels as required (usually Macintosh HD > Users >your home directory > Library > Parallels)
    OR make a clone:
    • In Parallels go to Window menu > Control Center
    • Select the OS X 10.11 virtual machine (don't open it or start it)
    • Go to File menu > Clone and make a clone of the virtual machine
    • Copy the clone to additional Macs with Parallels as required
  25. Check the OS X 10.11 Notes section below

VMWare Fusion

  1. Open VMWare Fusion
  2. Go to File menu > New
  3. At the 'Select the Installation Method' screen click on 'Install from disc or image' and click Continue
  4. Locate the OS X 10.11 installer and drag it to area in the window and click Continue
  5. At the 'Finish > Virtual Machine Summary' screen click 'Customize Settings' at the bottom
  6. Name your virtual machine e.g. 'OS X 10.11'
  7. Choose your required custom settings
  8. We recommend:
    • Processors & Memory > CPUs and Memory e.g. '2 processor cores' and 4096MB [4GB])
    • Network Adapter > tick 'Connect Network Adapter' and choose 'Ethernet' - the virtual environment will use your physical Mac's Ethernet network configuration
    • Hard Disk (SATA) > virtual machine drive size of 75GB
    • USB & Bluetooth > untick 'Share Bluetooth devices with the virtual machine'
  9. Close the settings window and click 'Finish' if necessary
  10. Click the start button/triangle in the middle of the screen to begin installing OS X
  11. The virtual machine will reboot to the OS X installer (Apple logo + whirling wheel underneath)
  12. Follow the on screen instructions
  13. At the OS X Utilities screen, click 'Install OS X' and click 'Continue'
  14. After the installation completes and the virtual machine reboots please be patient, especially with any black/white/grey screens - everything can be slower in a virtual environment
  15. At the Welcome screen follow the on screen instructions
    • Select your country
    • Select your keyboard
    • Transfer Information to This Mac > Don't transfer any information now
    • Enable Location Services > your choice
    • Apple ID > Don't Sign in (Skip)
    • Terms and Conditions > Agree
    • Create Your Computer Account + tick 'Set time zone based on current location'
    • Diagnostics & Usage > untick 'Send diagnostics & usage data to Apple' + 'Share crash data with app developers'
  16. Go to Virtual Machine menu > Install VMWare Tools
  17. Install VMWare Tools, following the on screen instructions and restart the virtual machine when complete (you may get a message about the installer certificate being out of date and this appears to stop the Tools installing so things like drag and drop are not supported [with this guest OS])
  18. If you want to configure shared folder(s) go to Virtual Machine > Sharing > Sharing Settings… > tick 'Enable Shared Folders' add your dedicated shared folder e.g. in your Documents > '1011SharedFolder' (as per the preparation section above)
  19. Set the screen resolution as required
  20. Set your Finder > Preferences
  21. To avoid confusion with your primary computer rename the virtual machine's hard disk from Macintosh HD to something that is different to your current hard disk e.g. 'OS X 10_11 HD'
  22. Go to Apple menu > App Store… > Updates tab > install all available updates (except full macOS upgrades) especially any security updates
  23. Keep going to Apple menu > App Store… > Updates tab and installing all available updates until there are no more updates to install
  24. NOTE: If you are going to use this virtual environment on multiple computers or you just want a backup:
    • Go to Virtual Machine menu > Shut down and click the 'Shut Down' button
    • Quit VMWare Fusion
    • In the Finder go to the Fusion virtual machine folder (usually Macintosh HD > Users >your home directory > Library > Virtual Machines)
    • Copy/duplicate/archive the OS X 10.11 virtual machine file (pvm)
    • Copy this file to the same place on additional Macs with Fusion as required (usually Macintosh HD > Users >your home directory > Library > Virtual Machines)
    OR make a clone:
    • If you have Fusion 'Professional', in Fusion select the OS X 10.11 virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Library (you cannot create clones using the standard version of Fusion - use the copy method above instead)
    • Click Virtual Machine and select 'Create Full Clone'
    • Type a name for the clone e.g. 'OS X 10.11 Clone' and click Save to make a clone of the virtual machine
    • The clone file is created in the Fusion Virtual Machines folder (usually Macintosh HD > Users >your home directory > Library > Virtual Machines)
    • Copy the clone to additional Macs with Fusion as required
  25. Check the OS X 10.11 Notes section below

VirtualBox

We could not get VirtualBox to create an OS X 10.11 guest OS - it would never boot the OS X installer - we tried at least 10 different methods all documented out there on the internet but none ofthem worked. However, we discovered a neat little trick of easily creating the virtual machine in VMWare Fusion (a 30-day trial download is available) and then copying the virtual machine over for use inVirtualBox - here are the step-by-step instructions:
NOTE: This trick was performed on a Mac mini (2014 model) with macOS 10.14 Mojave using the trial version of VMWare Fusion 11.0.2 and VirtualBox 6.0.4.
  1. Install VirtualBox heeding the advice in our Preparation section above
  2. Open VirtualBox to get it running and then Quit it
  3. Download a trial version of VMWare Fusion
  4. Install VMWare Fusion heeding the advice in our Preparation section above
  5. Install OS X 10.11 using the instructions in our VMWare Fusion section above
  6. Stop the OX 10.11 virtual machine in VMWare Fusion if it is running and then Quit VMWare Fusion
  7. Go to Macintosh HD > Users > ~your home directory~ > VirtualBox VMs folder (if this folder doesn't exist, create it) > inside this folder create a new folder called 'OS X 10.11 from Fusion' > keep this window open
  8. Open a new Finder window and go to Macintosh HD > Users > ~your home directory~ > Virtual Machines > locate the OS X 10.11 virtual machine you created in VMWare Fusion e.g. 'OS X 10.11' > right/control click on it and select 'Show Package Contents' from the contextual menu
  9. Copy, not move, all the files from this folder to the 'OS X 10.11 from Fusion' folder you created two steps ago in the VirtualBox VMs folder
  10. Now you're ready to use this virtual machine disk with VirtualBox
  11. Open VirtualBox
  12. Click on the 'New' icon
  13. Click on 'Expert Mode'
  14. Name your virtual machine e.g. 'OS X 10.11'
  15. Set 'Type' to 'Mac OS X'
  16. Set 'Version' to 'Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (64-bit)'
  17. Set 'Memory Size' to 4096MB (4GB)
  18. Set 'Hard Disk' to 'Use an existing virtual hard disk file'
  19. Click on the folder icon with the little green up arrow in the bottom right of the window
  20. Navigate to Macintosh HD > Users > ~your home directory~ > VirtualBox VMs folder > OS X 10.11 from Fusion and select the 'Virtual Disk.vmdk' file
  21. Click 'Choose'
  22. Click 'Create'
  23. Select the new virtual OS on the left and click 'Settings' at the top
  24. Set your virtual OS settings. We recommend:
    • Display > Screen > Video memory - the more memory assigned the higher the resolution available for the virtual environment e.g. set it to 128MB
    • Audio > UNTICK 'Enable Audio' - according to the VirtualBox forums it is best that audio is disabled
  25. Click 'OK'
  26. Click 'Start'
  27. The virtual machine will boot into OS X 10.11

OS X 10.11 Notes

Security Notes

OS X 10.11 is no longer supported with security updates so be sure to follow our recommendations for securing older operating systems, specifically:
  • Don't use Apple Safari as it is no longer updated and thus it is not secure - use a supported web browser e.g. Firefox or Chrome
  • Don't use Apple Mail as it is no longer updated and thus it is not secure
  • Don't install unsupported web plug-ins and disable old plugins:
    1. Go to OS X 10_11 HD (or whatever you have named the virtual hard disk) > Library
    2. If there is no folder named 'Internet Plug-Ins (Disabled)', create a new folder named that
    3. Open the 'Internet Plug-Ins' folder and move all the items in it to the 'Internet Plug-Ins (Disabled)' folder
    4. NOTE: To move the files you will need to authenticate as an administrator of the computer.
    5. Restart the virtual machine (go to Apple menu > Restart)

General Notes

Coming soon…

Running 32-bit Applications

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Before going to install VM tools on Mac OS X El Capitan firstly you should know the methods of installation in VMware and Virtualbox. Therefore, if you want to install VM tools on Mac OS X El Capitan firstly install the operating system.

And Mac OS X El Capitan is the twelfth major release of Mac and Apple company, that Mac OS X is consist of high performance and outstanding features. However, you can install this operating system on Mac computer, Macintosh, and the beta version in VMware and VirtualBox.

Install VMware tool on Mac OS El Capitan

Step #1. To install VMware tools on Mac OS X El Capitan, you ought to have a clean installation. After that, run the VMware Workstation and click on Power on this virtual machine.

Power on Virtual machine

Step #3. In this step, click on VM on the taskbar, Removable, CD/DVD (SATA) and settings go further for more settings.

Step #4. In this step, after that, you clicked settings in here select CD/DVD (SATA) and click on Use ISO image file and browse for VM ISO file.

Browse for ISO file of Mac OS X El Capitan

Step #5. In this step, navigate VM Tool and click open to insert the ISO file into the Mac OS X El Capitan.

Select VM tools

Step #6. In this step, you will see the VMware tools that appear on the screen of Mac OS X El Captain. Therefore, double click on that and navigate to Install VMware and right click then click Open.

VM tools

Step #7. In this step, Introduction just clicks the Continue button.

Step #7. In Destination select you are gonna select the dist where you want to install the VMware Tools software, I recommend you to do nothing and click Continue.

Destination select

Step #8. In this step, if Installation Type if you want to change install location, therefore, you can bring changes and if not simply click Install.

Step #9. In this step, a warning will pop up to give the installer permission to install the new software. Type your password to allow this and click Install Software for some seconds to install VM Tools on Mac OS X El Capitan.

Installer if trying to install software warning

Now Restart Required?

Step #10. After that, the installation of VM Tools is successfully done then you need to restart your Mac OS X El Capitan on VMware Workstation.

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Restart

Step #11. After that, the installation is rebooted now you will have a view of Mac OS X El Capitan. It will work automatically it resizes the screen size.

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