Cannot enable more than 2 VMs on Parallels 19.

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop on a Mac with Apple silicon' started by TuD1, Nov 20, 2023.

  1. TuD1

    TuD1 Bit poster

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    I am using a MAC Studio M2 Ultra and using Parallels 19 to create VMs. However, I am having an issue when trying to create the third VM. When I turn it on, it will turn off a previous VM. And only a maximum of two VMs can run. Does anyone have a solution for this situation?
     
  2. Avinash Bundhoo

    Avinash Bundhoo Staff Member

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    Hello!
    In order to proceed with further investigation, kindly provide us with the below information:
    1. Reproduce the issue.
    2. Collect a technical report (right-click Parallels icon in Dock > Help > Send technical data > check "Attach screenshots..." > press Send Report) and send the report's 9-digit ID in a reply.
    Thank you!
     
  3. MatthewR20

    MatthewR20 Most valuable person

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    Parallels macOS vms on Apple Silicon Macs use the Apple Virtualization framework which limits the number of concurrently running VMs to 2. This is because the Apple Software License Agreement only allows the user to
    https://www.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macOSVentura.pdf
     
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