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I did have someone from our campus contact an Apple representative
before I wrote the OSX module. Here are the conditions, as I understand

1. Must be on Apple hardware. No way around this one.

2a) For Apple Snow Leopard (Server) you must have a license for each
2b) For Apple Lion (Client or Server) you can have 3 instances per
    license per machine. (one real + 2 virtual, or 3 virtual)

3) The other OSX versions cannot be virtualized.

I based my work on Apple Snow Leopard(Server). I didn't have a copy
of Lion available as it hadn't been released yet.
I suspect the scripts I wrote for things like firewall control are
SL specific, and may have to be modified for Lion.

Just a bit of info, VMware 5 now supports SL Server as an operating
system type(Apple hardware).

Maybe this link will be helpful.
> http://lists.apple.com/archives/Macos-x-server/2011/Jul/msg00205.html

Btw, 'time-sharing' really isn't an issue with iRAPP RDP server. It
runs on the console, and only one person at a time can be on the

Hope this helps,


On 2/24/2012 6:37 AM, Mark Gardner wrote:
> Thanks for letting me know. I am glad that Apple is allowing OSX to be
> virtualized.
> Mark
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 9:20 AM, Aaron Coburn <acob...@amherst.edu> wrote:
>> 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.
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>>> Mark Gardner
>>> --

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