Is Mojave possible on Ryzen ESXi host?


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Aug 16, 2020
Hi, I have ESXi 6.7 running on Ryzen 2600x. Is it possible to run Mojave on this system configuration? I can't update to ESXi 7.0 because there are no Realtek drivers for the NIC. ESXi has been unlocked to allow MacOS VMs. The guide here ( is for Catalina, which isn't supported on ESXi 6.7.

I've tried installing from file ISO, bootable USB, a recovery VMDK, tried to transfer from VMWare Workstation (successful install on Intel system, not sure if this is because it installed on Intel then moved to AMD CPU?). All unsuccessful, stuck at the Apple logo with no progress bar, and logs show something like The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system.

The only other thing I can think of is follow or and do all those modifications. But these guides seem more intended for bare metal installation. It's going to take a few hours for me to read, understand, and implement, so I wanted to see if it's been done otherwise it will be a dead end for me. Thanks.