Managing macOS 12 VM on M1 via prlctl

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop on a Mac with Apple silicon' started by torarne, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. torarne

    torarne Bit poster

    Parallels 17 added support for virtualizing macOS 12 on M1 Macs running macOS 12. But it seems prlctl is not aware of this fact :)

    Using prlctl list --all does not show running macOS 12 VMs, only the Ubuntu VM I also have running:

    torarne@m1-mini Parallels % /Applications/Parallels\ list --all
    UUID STATUS IP_ADDR NAME suspended - Ubuntu 20.04.2 ARM64

    Using "register" on the .macvm directory doesn't work:

    torarne@m1-mini Parallels % /Applications/Parallels\ register /Users/torarne/Parallels/macOS\ 12.macvm
    Register the VM... Failed to register the VM: The configuration file you specified is invalid. Make sure that the specified file is a valid Parallels virtual machine configuration file and it is not corrupt, or select another file.

    Are there any workarounds for this, is proper support via prlctl planned, and if so, when?
  2. MatthiasS9

    MatthiasS9 Member

    Yes, macOS VMs lack many features, like the possibility to configure them or to take snapshots. So far they are pretty useless.
  3. torarne

    torarne Bit poster


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