No success stories here for PD10?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by JoelRubio, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. JoelRubio

    JoelRubio Bit Poster

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    I would like to upgrade (from PD9 to PD10), but the posts of bad experiences here are scary. No one has had any great or even just good experience?
    Thanks,
    -Joel
     
  2. Phil Harding

    Phil Harding

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    Joel

    I recently upgraded to 10 and no problems so far, for some context, I use PD for Windows based software development and have around 6 VM's of different types (Win7, 8, Server 2008, Server 2012 etc) all with vanilla guest O/S configurations.

    Before upgrading I backup the VM's shut them down and remove all snapshots, the VM configs are all set to 1 CPU and max 10GB RAM - sounds counter intuitive but you get much better performance this way than maxing out the VM RAM/CPU spec.

    Once a VM is started, let the VM Parallels Tools upgrade itself and then restart.

    Before starting a VM with PD10 for the first time, you may want to consider turning off realtime disk optimisation and reviewing the VM config because there are new configuration options.
     
  3. strells

    strells Product Expert

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    It works perfectly fine for me and I use it almost all day every day. My biggest issue is still the Coherence window selection bug (documented in a 9 page thread here), but other than that, it works great and fast.

    Steve
     
  4. JoelRubio

    JoelRubio Bit Poster

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    Thanks so much for the articulate and very helpful replies here, Phil and Strells. My MBP Retina 13 (late 2013) 8GB/250SSD, started getting Kernel panics randomly every 2 weeks. It started after 10.9.4 and the PD9 update prior to this current one from about a week ago. Not sure if my VM is dirty now, or PD9 needs to be re-installed. I only have one VM running Win 8.1 Pro, config'd w/ 2 CPU and 3GB RAM.

    Everything was fine until one of those updates I mentioned were applied. Appreciate Phil's articulate suggestions on the careful steps to take to upgrade. My kernel panic report is as follows (I did not clip other items below "sophos" (they were all Apple stuff). It's been suggested that a kernel panic like this ism is typically caused by the first line reported in the loaded kext. I would very much update to PD10 regardless, and also in further prep for Yosemite.

    Mac OS version:
    13E28

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 13.3.0: Tue Jun 3 21:27:35 PDT 2014; root:xnu-2422.110.17~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    Kernel UUID: BBFADD17-672B-35A2-9B7F-E4B12213E4B8
    Kernel slide: 0x0000000000800000
    Kernel text base: 0xffffff8000a00000
    System model name: MacBookPro11,1 (Mac-189A3D4F975D5FFC)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 63661674929232
    last loaded kext at 63481984591909: com.apple.driver.AppleIntelMCEReporter 104 (addr 0xffffff7f82bb4000, size 49152)
    last unloaded kext at 61978770978059: com.apple.driver.AppleIntelMCEReporter 104 (addr 0xffffff7f82bb4000, size 32768)
    loaded kexts:
    com.parallels.filesystems.prlufs 2010.12.28
    com.parallels.kext.vnic 9.0 24251.1052177
    com.parallels.kext.netbridge 9.0 24251.1052177
    com.parallels.kext.hidhook 9.0 24251.1052177
    com.parallels.kext.hypervisor 9.0 24251.1052177
    com.parallels.kext.usbconnect 9.0 24251.1052177
    com.sophos.kext.sav 9.0.61
    com.sophos.nke.swi 9.0.53

    Thanks again!
    -Joel
     
  5. Specimen

    Specimen Product Expert

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  6. JoelRubio

    JoelRubio Bit Poster

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    Thank you, Specimen. I ran the Diag and I'm relieved to report that it did not find any issues. I'm going to go for 10! Go 10! Lol
     
  7. Phil Harding

    Phil Harding

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    Also use Disk Utility to verify your host drive and the drive on which your VM sits, and turn off realtime disk optimisation if its on, also check that you've excluded the VM from Timemachine backups
     
  8. Abdul@Parallels

    Abdul@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi,

    You can try the 14 days trial version of Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac as suggested at http://kb.parallels.com/122644 , if you are still in a dilemma.
     
  9. Specimen

    Specimen Product Expert

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    Oh, wait...

    "com.sophos.kext.sav 9.0.61
    com.sophos.nke.swi 9.0.53"

    I see you are running an AV, maybe that is causing problems with the installation.
     
  10. JoelRubio

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    The kernel panics started way before I installed Sophos, about 2 mos ago. The panic happens almost once every 2 weeks. However, the last 2 panics happened about 3 days apart, and that's after I installed Sophos last week. So maybe Sophos is now an issue, and maybe the latest PD9 update would've fixed my previous panics. Thanks.
     
  11. dpickett

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    Upgraded yesterday and only one minor issue: the C drive isn't showing up on the OS X desktop.
     
  12. Maheesh@Parallels

    Maheesh@Parallels Parallels Support Parallels Support

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    Hi dpickett,

    Are you running the latest build of Parallels Desktop 10 : http://kb.parallels.com/111603
     
  13. dpickett

    dpickett Bit Poster

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    Yes: 10.0.0.2 (27712)
     
  14. Mervin@Parallels

    Mervin@Parallels Guest

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    Hi dpickett ,

    Please follow the steps suggested below:

    > Start your Virtual Machine. Go to Virtual Machine configuration (http://kb.parallels.com/117287) > Options > Choose Sharing > Under Share Windows, Enable the option Mount virtual disks to Mac desktop.

    If still you are unable to mount the Virtual hard disk. Please follow the steps given below:

    >To mount the hard disk of a particular Virtual Machine, right-click this Virtual Machine's file and choose Open With > Parallels Mounter or Open With > Other > Library > Parallels >
    Parallels Mounter from the shortcut menu. You can mount the Virtual Machine and hard disk.

    The default paths for storing Parallels virtual machines are
    /Users/<User Name>/Documents/Parallels/ and /Users/Shared.

    Let us know if you have any additional questions.
     
  15. dpickett

    dpickett Bit Poster

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    Doesn't work.

    Doing this results in this message.

    Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 8.14.40 AM.png
     

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