This is new with OS X 10.7 (Lion). There are also certain conditions on this. First of all, you need to be running OS X VMs on Apple hardware, and there is a hard limit on the number of virtualized instances that you can run on any machine. Second, the VMs need to be run on a system that is already running Lion.
The documents listed in this JIRA issue describe installing VMware ESX as a hypervisor (on Mac Pro hardware) and then running three instances of Lion inside that. I am not sure that entirely conforms to the EULA. My reading of it, at least, is that you need to have an instance of OS X running directly on the hardware. The EULA for Lion states (in section B): B. License from Mac App Store. If you obtained a license for the Apple Software from the Mac App Store, then subject to the terms and conditions of this License and as permitted by the Mac App Store Usage Rules set forth in the App Store Terms and Conditions (http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/ww/) (“Usage Rules”), you are granted a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive license: … (iii) to install, use and run up to two (2) additional copies or instances of the Apple Software within virtual operating system environments on each Mac Computer you own or control that is already running the Apple Software. This is further qualified with the following: The grant set forth in Section 2B(iii) above does not permit you to use the virtualized copies or instances of the Apple Software in connection with service bureau, time-sharing, terminal sharing or other similar types of services. This last clause also potentially conflicts with what the VCL is doing, namely "terminal sharing or other similar types of services". Or is there another way to read this? Aaron -- Aaron Coburn Systems Administrator and Programmer Academic Technology Services, Amherst College (413) 542-5451 acob...@amherst.edu On Feb 24, 2012, at 8:29 AM, Mark Gardner wrote: > While I am glad to see OSX supported, I was under the impression that > it was against Apple's license. Am I out of touch? > > Mark > > On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 7:44 PM, James O'Dell (Created) (JIRA) > <j...@apache.org> wrote: >> OSX under ESXi 4.1 >> ------------------ >> >> Key: VCL-543 >> URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VCL-543 >> Project: VCL >> Issue Type: Improvement >> Components: database, vcld (backend), web gui (frontend) >> Affects Versions: 2.2.1 >> Reporter: James O'Dell >> Fix For: 2.2.1 >> >> >> VCL needs OSX support. These files are my first attempt at doing so. >> >> -- >> This message is automatically generated by JIRA. >> If you think it was sent incorrectly, please contact your JIRA >> administrators: >> https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ContactAdministrators!default.jspa >> For more information on JIRA, see: http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira >> >> > > > > -- > Mark Gardner > --