macOS VM on M1 Mac: How to configure

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop on a Mac with Apple silicon' started by MatthiasS9, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. MatthiasS9

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    So I have manged to create 2 macOS VMs on my M1 Mac. None of these show any way to properly configure the VM. Both claim to have 28GB disk space, after installation of macOS 12 beta 6 both VMs have ~9.5 GB free space - insufficient to install newer macOS beta updates :(

    How can I grow the disk of these VMs, allowing me to update to recent beta versions?

    When will we get a Parallels version that allows to properly configure the VMs and create snapshots? The current functionality of Parallels on M1 Macs is clearly insufficient.
     
  2. MattD14

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  3. MatthiasS9

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    Good to see there are already two options to the command that creates a VM, now they just need to add something for
    - the modelID
    - the number of CPUs
    - the memory size
    - the serial number
    - the network type
    - the MAC address
    - the board_ID?
    - ???
     
  4. alev

    alev Parallels Team

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  5. jamiem10

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    How about setting the serial number of the VM?
    This is one of the most useful parts for testing/debugging DEP profiles
     
  6. LukasD4

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    Any timeline when setting of SerialNumber will be supported for macOs guest on M1? (Parallels 18)
     
  7. GabrielM14

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    I can't seem to change the CPU core count, nor the memory. Whatever values I put in the config.ini, the configuration is unchanged.
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  8. alev

    alev Parallels Team

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    Hi Gabriel,

    We updated the KB based on the 18.3.0 where command line support was added to change parameters. You can also change them in config.pvs now.
     
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