Allow macOS VM to be created from IPSW

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by MichalM.Mac, Feb 1, 2022.

  1. MichalM.Mac

    MichalM.Mac Bit Poster

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    Thank you so much for implementing macOS virtualization via Apple frarmwork on Apple Silicon!

    Currently it seems there is only the option to download the latest macOS version and create VM from that. Would it be possible to add ability to create macOS 12+ VM from IPSW file provided by the user?

    Use case. Latest version of 12.2. We would like to test something specifically on 12.0.1 and 12.1.
     
  2. Dmitry@Parallels

    Dmitry@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hey @MichalM.Mac, thanks a lot for your kind words, much appreciated! Yes, it's possible to use a local IPSW file for a new VM. We have updated the KB article recently with instructions on how to do it, please see the "Manual Installation" section at https://kb.parallels.com/en/125561.
     
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  3. MichalM.Mac

    MichalM.Mac Bit Poster

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    This is great! Thank you :)
     
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