There are several other ways to get Ubuntu including torrents, which can potentially mean a quicker download, our network installer for older systems and special configurations and links to our regional mirrors for our older (and newer) releases.
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1) Download the pre-installed VMware image below. It is a torrent file, properly created by me. Please allow seeding for some time after downloading. It is around 17GB in 7z format.This file contains the Big Sur VMDK disk file and configuration file.Download VMware Image2) Extract the pre-installed image by using 7-Zip or Win RAR. The output will be will around 23GB. This VM is configured for 100GB disk space. So, make sure you have enough free space at the place where you are extracting.
Once the .iso is finally uploaded to the datastore, it's now time to prep our ESXi host with the ability to run macOS in a VM. The unlocker is written python that modifies the vmware-vmx file to allow macOS to boot. Without this unlocker, the machine simply doesn't work and is suck in a sad infinite boot loop.
This occurs because the darwin.iso doesn't exist in the directory "/usr/lib/vmware/isoimages." Which is fine as these are the iso images that shipped with this version of ESXi that I installed. According to the KB 2129825 we have a few options in resolving this. I'm going to simply go with the option to download the latest VMware tools for this specific OS.
To locate this file, use your VMware library and right-click or use Ctrl + click (depending on your mouse). Then select Show In Finder to view the location of your .vmwarevm file. Once you've located this file, copy it to a safe location where you can access it easily. 2b1af7f3a8