Unable to start rsynced/pasted `.macvm` onto new mac machines.

Discussion in 'Parallels Toolbox for Mac' started by RichardD30, Nov 10, 2022.

  1. RichardD30

    RichardD30 Member

    For the last day or so, I've been trying to rsync both macOS 12 and 13 virtual machines (.macvm) onto new mac metal instances.

    I am creating the virtual machine on one instance, and it works great, but when I rsync the `.macvm` to a new instance and try to run the vm from parallels desktop, the screen is black for the vm. Running `arp -a` reveals that it's not connected to the network whatsoever. Given that we can't `prlctl enter` or `prlctl exec` for mac ARM vms, I'm not sure that it's even successfully being launched.

    I feel like I'm missing something here and struggling to find the solution in the docs. Is there a better way to go about this?

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